The vibrant city of Amsterdam attracts people from all walks of life and visitors will be able to take their pick from more than five hundred accommodation options. Finding good budget hotels in Amsterdam is easy enough with a bit of research, but here is a selection of some of the best budget options in Amsterdam to get you started.
Between Art and Kitsch B&B
Art lovers are sure to feel right at home in this cute and friendly budget hotel. The Between Art and Kitsch B&B is situated in the De Pijp district within walking distance of many of Amsterdam’s leading attractions. The owners of the hotel have really pulled out all the stops and each of the guestrooms has been beautifully decorated and feature en suite bathrooms. There are also three shared rooms for guests to make use of including a well-stocked kitchen and although guests who book one of the top floor rooms will have quite a limb, they will also be treated to pretty views of the city.
CityCenter Bed and Breakfast
Finding quality budget accommodation in the heart of Amsterdam can be difficult, but this cosy establishment certainly fits the bill. The hotel is situated on Sint Jacobsstraat in between Nieuwendijk shopping street and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and despite being right in the thick of things manages to provide a peaceful atmosphere. There are only two rooms for rent here so it is important to book early, but the plus side of this is that guests will have the full attention of the owner, who works hard to ensure that the needs of guests are met at all times.
As the name suggests, this hotel combines style with budget amenities and is sure to suit people who are on a tight budget. The hotel can be found in the Herengracht district on the edge of a canal and is conveniently situated just a five minute walk from Central Station. The furnishings are minimalistic yet comfortable and Chic&Basic offers guests great service and free internet terminals that they can use to catch up with friends and family back home in between exploring the city.
Hans Brinker Budget Hotel
This establishment makes no secret of the fact that it caters purely for the budget crowd and although the beds tend to be pushed close together and the amenities are basic, there hotel is very clean and tidy. The hotel can be found on Kerkstraat, which puts travellers right in the heart of Amsterdam’s’ colourful nightlife scene.
St Christopher’s at the Winston
Situated on the edge of Amsterdam’s notorious red light district on Warmoesstraat, St Christopher’s at the Winston offers a range of different types of budget rooms for travellers to choose from. the private rooms here have been decorated by local artists and are very comfortable, while one of the best things about the hotel is that it located just a short walk from Dam Square.
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Zeeburg
This modern hotel features colourfully decorated spacious rooms and is one of the best budget options in the city for people who enjoy bright colours. Both private and shared rooms are available here and all the amenities are in excellent condition. Although the hotel is situated a little apart from the main tourist zones on Timorplein, there are plenty of interesting nearby attractons such as the vibrant Dappermarkt.
The cost of accommodation in Amsterdam tends to vary dramatically depending on the time of year. The best deals can be found during the week in the winter months, while prices shoot up at weekends and during the summer. The best budget hotels in Amsterdam tend to be popular, so it is a good idea to book at least a couple of weeks in advance. There are lots of cheap flights available to Amsterdam throughout the year if you keep a look out, too, so the city really is an attractive option for an inexpensive city break.