Amsterdam Hostels

We have gathered a list of some cheap Amsterdam hostels that will be of benefit to those seeking an affordable trip with a care-free atmosphere. The hostels listed have been selected based on the factors of location, cost, and hospitality, in no particular order.

Cheap Amsterdam Hostels in the Red Light District


The Globe

Location: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: 020 421 7424

This hostel is a short walk from Central Station. It is situated right in the Red Light District and boasts of 20 rooms and a cafe with nine televisions. Visit the website of The Globe.

The Bulldog

Location: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: 020 627 7432

This hostel tends to be more pricey as it’s right smack dab in the middle of the Red Light District. It boasts of a very liberal atmosphere. Visit the website of The Bulldog.

The Flying Pig Downtown

Location: Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: 020 420 6822

The Flying Pig in downtown Amsterdam is one of the most well-known Amsterdam hostels. Like many cheap Amsterdam hostels, it has a bohemian feel. Visit the website of The Flying Pig.

Cheap Amsterdam Hostels Outside of the Red Light District


Bob’s Youth Hostel

Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 SG Amsterdam, Netherlands‎

Phone: 020 623 0063‎

This hostel is a bit west of the Red Light District, but it’s close to Dam Square and it’s a short walk from Central Station. It’s a major backpacker haunt described as attracting interesting characters. It boasts of cleanliness. Visit the website of Bob’s Youth Hostel.

International Budget Youth Hostel

Location: Leidsegracht 76, 1016 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: 020 624 2784

This cheap Amsterdam hostel, formerly a seventeenth-century warehouse, is a bit out west from major attractions but is not too far from Holland Casino, Hard Rock, and Vondelpark. On the downside no smoking is allowed in the hostel, so if you plan to get blazed do so in a coffee shop. Getting to the Red Light District will be easy by taking a tram. Visit the website of The International Budget Youth Hostel.

The Flying Pig Uptown

Location: Vossiusstraat 46, 1071 AJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: 020 400 4187

Here you get to enjoy the hippy atmosphere and the basic amenities provided by The Flying Pig, though the uptown location is located just outside the Red Light District. Still, it’s a good location and close to many attractions, including the Red Light District. Visit the website of The Flying Pig.

White Tulip Hostel

Location: Warmoestraat 87-a, 1012 HZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: 020 625 5974‎

This hostel is just barely outside the Red Light District, and is in a gay-friendly street. For its location the hostel gets many positive reviews. It’s right between Dam Square and the Old Church. Visit the website of the White Tulip Hostel.