Experience Amsterdam for less. Photo: Craig Nelson
Boasting world-class museums, a lively and liberal spirit, and scenic canals around every corner, Amsterdam is a must for any European travel itinerary.
But as such a popular destination, finding a really good deal on your hotel can be tricky.
Sure, you can find rooms for around $100 with no problem. But what if you want to stretch your budget a bit further? Those museums admissions, giant wheels of cheese, and canal cruises can add up fast after all. We’ve uncovered five hotels with high ratings but jaw-droppingly low rates.
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Super cheap hotels in Amsterdam
Economy Twin Rooms from $47
Have you ever flown the UK-based budget carrier easyJet? Then you’ll be ready for this very basic and very cheap hotel experience. The extras will tack on fees (from the Wi-Fi to the TV), but each room does come with a private bathroom and a window overlooking the street or the back courtyard.
You can walk to the trendy restaurants in the Pijp neighborhood around the corner or the Van Gogh Museum in about 15 minutes. It’s an amazing deal considering rates are frequently available for less than $50 per night! Read the full review.
Twin Rooms from $48
Neighborhood: Museums & Vondelpark
For a real neighborhood experience at a really low price, this one-star hotel is one of our top picks for a super cheap stay in Amsterdam. The rooms have a comfy, old-fashioned vibe as well as up-to-date perks like free Wi-Fi and TVs. Ask for a room in the back to enjoy a quieter sleep and a tiny balcony.
You can take a stroll or bike ride around beautiful Vondelpark located two blocks away. If you need a snack, just run down to the Albert Heijn grocery store on the ground level. Read the full review.
Double Rooms from $49
Neighborhood: Museums & Vondelpark
Situated on a leafy block near Museum Square, this two-star hotel has some excellent deals for the location. All accommodations come with a flat-screen TV, safe, and kettle. The cheaper rooms have not been renovated in a while, but they do offer the vintage charms (and scuffs) of an old-world hotel.
With the Rijksmuseum just five minutes away, art lovers will also love the very low prices. Prices spike in the high season (starting in May), but you can still find some good deals depending on availability. Read the full review.
The Old Nickel Hotel
Double Rooms from $59
Neighborhood: Red Light District
This family-run one-star hotel has a friendly Amsterdam vibe to it. All rooms come with shared (and clean) bathrooms and showers facilities. Head downstairs to the old-school pub to share a drink with fellow travelers or connect to Wi-Fi. In the morning, you can grab a complimentary egg and bacon breakfast in the same space.
With a location just a three-minute walk to Centraal Station, The Old Nickel makes a good choice for those arriving or leaving by train. Read the full review.
Double Rooms from $67
Neighborhood: Grachtengordel South
For a rockin’ good time that won’t smash your budget, the Backstage Hotel delivers a great show. Popular with touring bands and outfitted with musical-themed touches everywhere you look, you don’t have to be a star to enjoy the low rates. Each room comes equipped with a LCD TV and free Wi-Fi, while the downstairs bar features a piano and a pool table.
The buzzy vibe might not be for everyone, but music fans will be in heaven. We know, it’s only Rock n’ Roll, but we like it! Read the full review.
More Amsterdam hotel advice
Looking for more hotel suggestions for your upcoming trip to Amsterdam? We’ve got them! Check out our guide to budget hotels in Amsterdam.