This hostel is part of the YHA association and is pretty standard. Rooms are clean, come with sheets, and feel very sterile. This hostel is best for couples, groups, families, and nonpartying travelers. StayOkay has a number of locations throughout the city. Beds from €35.
Located right in the heart of the Red Light District, this hostel has a fun bar, friendly staff, and the oldest coffee shop in the city. While I thought the lack of a common area detracted from the overall social atmosphere of the hostel, it does have a pub that offers cheap and filling food and drinks. The dorm rooms are nice, modern, and have their own showers. Beds from €33.
Located near the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, this hostel is clean, modern, and easily accessible. There’s free Wi-Fi, shampoo and shower gel, and luggage storage, and an all-you-can-eat luxury continental breakfast buffet for only €5. They also have a bike rental. Note that there’s an age restriction (18–40) for the mixed dorms. Beds from €28.
This is one of my favorite hostels in the world, and I almost always stay here when I’m in town. This Amsterdam hostel is popular with travelers looking to chill and smoke, and the bar area gets very busy at night. It may not be the cheapest hostel in the city, but the showers are good, the pillows are comfy, and, because of its reputation, it’s
always full. Beds from €32.50.
This old converted hotel is right near the Red Light District. They have a beer garden and smoking area, and they offer discounts on
food and drink in the bar downstairs. There’s also a cool rock club next door. Beds from €29.
This was the first hostel I ever stayed at. It’s one of the cheapest in the city, with massive dorm rooms and tiny showers and crammed bathrooms. While not the fanciest hostel in the world, it’s cheap and clean, and its common area is great for meeting people. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Beds from €14.