Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown Amsterdam, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in Amsterdam.
The A&O Amsterdam Zuidoost is located in the Bullewijk district close to the metro station. In fifteen minutes you can travel with ease on the M54 to Amsterdam Centre. Whether your journey is by car, bus, or train, we are easy to find.
Amsterdam Oost is one of the most up and coming areas in Amsterdam, with an exciting mix of cultures you’re bound to find the vibrancy that you’re expecting from your trip. Full of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars nearby you’ll have even more options if you decide to head out beyond the hostel for food and drink. When planning your trip be sure to check what’s on in the park, as it often plays host to markets and events that you wouldn’t want to miss.
We are located right next to the transport hub at Sloterdjik which means you are perfectly situated to explore this diverse and colorful city. It is only 5 minutes via the urban railway to Central Station and just 10 minutes to Schiphol Airport. Westerpark is a short walk and you can also get to Strand West in no time to play beach volleyball! For those who want a more relaxing time, why not take a trip to the flower market or chill out in a local coffee shop?
The Nieuwmarkt and the Convent of Bethany are just around the corner and the hostel is located is at the border of the famous Red Light District. Dam square is 5 minutes' walk and Central Station (train) is 10 minutes on foot. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 19 km
Our hostel is overlooking the Red Light District, in the heart of Amsterdam's nightlife hub.
The Jordaan area is full of charming streets, picturesque canals and fascinating hidden courtyards. Experience real Amsterdam in the lively street markets, “brown” cafés and the tulip and cheese museums. This area is famous for hip and trendy boutiques as well as endless restaurants and cafés.
Amsterdam is the model of a port city: liberal, international and with a very definite hedonistic edge. So no wonder it has drawn tourists for hundreds of years, and is a huge hit with backpackers and hostellers today. Whether you’re looking for a cheap hostel, a group hostel or just a hostel with a great location, you’ll find one here. Cycle alongside the canals, take in the sights, and then stretch out in a hostel dorm – what more could you want? Sample some Dutch courage, party into the small hours, or spend a day surrounded by some of the world’s finest artwork in the Museum District. Choose a city centre hostel or a downtown hostel and you’ll be right at the heart of all Amsterdam has to offer, including its fun, eclectic nightlife. Whether you’re looking for vibrant cosmopolitan living or an authentic Netherlands experience, there’s a corner of Amsterdam – and an Amsterdam hostel – just for you.
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You’ll arrive at Schipol Airport, one of Europe’s busiest air hubs. Despite its size, it’s well signposted and easy to navigate. Trains to the city centre run 24 hours a day and take just 15 minutes. A cheaper option is the Amsterdam Airport Express bus, which leaves bus platform B9 every 15 minutes. A single ticket is just €4.75. You’ll be in your hostel before you know it.
Arriving by train is a pleasure in itself. Amsterdam’s Centraal station is a neo-Renaissance building steeped in history. For both national and international travellers, Centraal is a transport hub providing links to the rest of the city, and the country too. For local connections it has three Metro lines, 10 tram lines, countless bus lines and five ferry lines.
You’re likely to arrive at one of two points if you journey to Amsterdam by bus. There’s Centraal station in the heart of the city, or there’s Amsterdam Amstel. It’s further out but it’s not difficult to get into the city from there either – there are plenty of public transport links to other city districts.
Amsterdam has an efficient network of trains, trams, buses, and ferries. A good investment early on in your Dutch adventure is the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart). You can use it on trams, buses, and the metro. It’s the most convenient option for backpackers exploring the city.
There are plenty of options available if you’d rather rent a bicycle. It’s the traditional way to see Amsterdam and it’s relatively inexpensive too.
Language: Dutch. English widely spoken.
Electricity voltage: 230v
Timezone: Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)
Telephone country and area codes: +31 for The Netherlands, 20 for Amsterdam
Located near the Dam square, Postoffice Amsterdam can be found at:
1075 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 020 662 4745
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis
1091 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 020 599 9111
Amsterdam has two main tourist information offices. One is located at Schiphol Airport terminal. You’ll find it at Schiphol Plaza at Arrivals 2. Alongside the members of staff who work there, you can use the touchscreens to access general information about the city. It’s open daily from 07:00 – 22:00.
The other sits in front of Centraal Station:
1012 AB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: 020 702 6000
Typical business opening hours vary throughout Amsterdam; often depending on which district you’re in. You can find more information via this link.
Emergency numbers: Dial 112 for fire, medical or police emergencies.