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The best budget hotels in Amsterdam

Need somewhere to stay that’s friendly on your wallet? Look no further, Time Out has rounded up our favourite budget spots to spend the night
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Amsterdam: canals, bikes, museums, coffee and budget hotels? This capital of culture has the potential to be pretty purse-friendly if you know where to look, or sleep.

Depending on what you’re after like location, somewhere quiet, or an all-night party, there’s something for everyone, all within a relatively low price range.

We've rounded up a list of our favourite budget hotels and hostels, so if you’re staying in the Museum Quarter, Centrum or anywhere else in-between, we’ve got you covered for a cosy, cheap, night’s sleep.

Take a look at our list below to see where you can rest your head, for less than the price of a Dutch night out... 

Looking for more options? Check out the best Airbnbs in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's best budget hotels

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Ibis Amsterdam Centre

icon-location-pin Waterfront and North

If you're arriving in town late or leaving first thing, this place is ideal, not only because it's as close to the railway station as it's physically possible to be without actually being in it, but also because the bar is open 24 hours. 

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Flying Pig Downtown

icon-location-pin New Side

Not so much a hostel, more a way of life, and a stalwart of the Interrailing scene. Young (they don't accept guests over 40 - or under 16) backpackers flock here from around the world, as much for the social life as the accommodation. 

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Greenhouse Effect

icon-location-pin Red Light District

Planning on immersing yourself in cannabis culture? Then this is just the place to rest your addled head. Perched above the coffeeshop of the same name on the fringes of the Red Light District, there are plenty of druggie draws in the area.

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Amstel Botel

icon-location-pin Waterfront and North

Convenient for Centraal Station, the docklands and hops across to Noord, this a good bet if you're looking for good, clean accommodation with the odd frill, like free in-house movies.

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CitizenM

icon-location-pin Beyond the centre

Welcome to the future of hotels: the shipping container at CitizenM. Due to the housing shortage in Amsterdam, local students have long been living in these humble units, but it's safe to say that CitizenM was the first initiative to utilise them as the basis for a 'budget luxury' designer hotel. 

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