Amsterdam hostels and budget hotels
ABOVE: The entrance to Amsterdam's Vondelpark.
Budget Hostel Heart of Amsterdam
This 24-room hostel is in the Red Light District. Its 24 rooms vary from twins
to private rooms for 6 or 8 adults, and beds in dormitories are also available.
Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark
The city of Amsterdam has completely renovated its hostel, expanding the
capacity to 536 beds. The hostel has dormitories, singles, twins, and larger
rooms, all with shower and toilet. Breakfast and bed linen are included in the
rates, and you can book ahead on the Web.
Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen
If you prefer a more central location, try this hostel in a renovated canal
house. Like the Vondelpark hostel, it's part of the
Stayokay network of 30 Hostelling
International affiliates in the Netherlands.
The Flying Pig Hostels
Flying Pig has three locations: one near the Central Station and red-light district,
one near the Vondelpark and the Leidse Plein nightlife district, and a new
"Beach Hostel" in Noordwijk (20 miles/30 km from Amsterdam). Accommodations range
from two-person rooms to dormitories.
The Shelter Christian Youth Hostels
The Shelter City is a seven-minute walk from Centraal Station, while The Shelter
Jordan is in a picturesque neighbhorbood near the Leidseplein, Dam Square, and
Ann Frank House.
The Bulldog low-budget hotel, owned by proprietors of the Bulldog Coffeeshops,
has rooms and dormitories. Pets and kids aren't allowed, but
"you're welcome to tie them up outside."
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
Beer and food are served downstairs; upstairs, you can get a bed with linens, a locker,