Cheap hostels in Historical Center, Amsterdam

Neighborhood Description

The most touristy section of town, the Old Center is home to the Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the Niewmarkt. In addition to the photo-op attractions, marijuana-peddling "coffee shops" and endless crowds give the neighborhood an energetic, chaotic vibe.

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$16
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7.4 guest rating
#1 on the map

Aivengo Youth HostelHostel

Spuistraat 6, (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: With a superior location in Amsterdam’s historic center, the Aivengo Youth Hostel is a solid place to check your bags and your head when you’re visiting the canalled city. 

Aivengo Youth Hostel, Amsterdam
Dorms from

$40
(per person)

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8.7 guest rating
#2 on the map

Amsterdam CribsHostel

Oude Hoogstraat 7, (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: Amsterdam Cribs is located close to the action—it’s about a five-minute walk to Dam Platz—in central ‘dam. Bonus: the joint gets rave reviews from its backpacking guests.

Amsterdam Cribs, Amsterdam
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$40
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9.5 guest rating
#3 on the map

Amsterdam Cribs / Red LightHostel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 41, (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: The smoker-friendly Amsterdam Cribs, located in the Red Light District, is more B&B than hostel. In fact, all rooms here—albeit cheap—have private bathrooms and are apartment-style.

Amsterdam Cribs / Red Light, Amsterdam

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$26
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7.4 guest rating
#4 on the map

Amsterdam Hostel CosmosHostel

Nieuwe nieuwstraat 17, (Historical Center)

The Basics: Amsterdam Hostel Cosmos
The Amsterdam Hostel Cosmos, conveniently located in the city’s old historic center and within walking distance of most main attractions, packs in the bunks and then some!

Amsterdam Hostel Cosmos, Amsterdam

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$27
(per person)

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9.1 guest rating
#5 on the map

Beagle HouseboatHostel

Oosterdokskade (next to Amstel Botel), (Historical Center)

The Basics: Beagle Houseboat
Docked on the water (it’s a houseboat, folks) just outside the confines of the Red Light District and Plantagebuurt, rooms at the Beagle Houseboat are unique and worth a visit.

Beagle Houseboat, Amsterdam
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$34

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6.9 guest rating
#6 on the map

Budget Hotel Tourist InnHostel

Spuistraat 52 (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: The centrally-located Budget Hostel Tourist Inn is situated just a quick hop, skip and jump from central Amsterdam’s Dam Square. The one-star property offers 87 beds out of 22 rooms.

Budget Hotel Tourist Inn, Amsterdam
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$74

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6.2 guest rating
#7 on the map

Dam Hotel2 star hotel2 star hotel

Damrak 31 (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: Not to be confused with the nearby Damrak Inn, the Dam Hotel is also situated in Amsterdam’s historic center and is close to the main train station and Dam Square. The hotel has a range of private and dorm-style rooms on offer. 

Dam Hotel, Amsterdam
Dorms from

$24
(per person)

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6.7 guest rating
#8 on the map

Damrak Inn1 star hotel

Damrak 58-59 (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: The Damrak Inn is a budget inn that also offers cheap dorm-style rooms. It’s centrally located in Amsterdam’s historic center close to major attractions and with easy access to Central Station.

Damrak Inn, Amsterdam
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$63

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6.3 guest rating
#9 on the map

De Oranje Tulp (The Orange Tulip)2 star hotel2 star hotel

Damrak 32 (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: Conveniently located in Amsterdam’s historic center, De Oranje Tulp hostel and hotel (meaning “The Orange Tulip”) blooms with colorful, cheap private rooms and dorms.

De Oranje Tulp (The Orange Tulip), Amsterdam

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$19
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8.2 guest rating
#10 on the map

Flying Pig DowntownHostel

Nieuwendijk 100,1012 MR (Historical Center)

The Basics: Flying Pig Downtown
The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel is located on one of the Red Light District's busiest shopping streets and sits next to Amsterdam’s Central Station. Beds here are cheap and in the middle of it all.

Flying Pig Downtown, Amsterdam
Dorms from

$20
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7.8 guest rating
#11 on the map

Hostel Continental City CentreHostel

Oude Burg Steeg 21 (Historical Center)

Hostel Description: With a prime location just off of the partially-filled Damrak canal in Amsterdam’s Red Light District (hey, the sex museum is right down the street!), the Hostel Continental Centre is a good place to lay down your backpack.

Hostel Continental City Centre, Amsterdam

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$30

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7.6 guest rating
#12 on the map

Hotel Mevlana1 star hotel

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 160 (Historical Center)

The Basics: Hotel Mevlana
The Mevlana Hostel is a smallish place located in Amsterdam’s historic center. It’s got great proximity to all the major sights and offers 17 clean, comfy rooms for less.

Hotel Mevlana, Amsterdam

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