Hot Dam! The 10 best party hostels in Amsterdam for every wild traveller

Hot Dam! The 10 best party hostels in Amsterdam for every wild traveller

How to find the best party hostels in Amsterdam

Every backpacker who loves to party has Amsterdam right at the top of their travel to-do list. This city, known for its beautiful people, hedonistic nightlife and relaxed attitude to weed, has to be experienced to be believed, and the best party hostels in Amsterdam are set up to guarantee you have a good time from morning until night.

You know a city takes its after-dark action seriously when they appoint a nachtburgemeester, meaning Mayor of the Night (what a job title!) Since the role’s introduction, Amsterdam’s club scene has gone from strength-to-strength, and now you can party for 24-hours in former squats and war bunkers, abandoned warehouses and even a pirate ship. Amsterdam has birthed some of the biggest names in EDM, so if lasers and banging tunes are what you’re in the market for, check out what international DJs are in town at the same time as you and prepare for an all-night party! The city doesn’t just offer dance music, whether you’re into hip hop, reggae, pop or funk – there’s a dancefloor just waiting to be graced with your presence in Amsterdam.

Traditionally, the city’s nightlife action happens in the Red Light District, and around Dam Square, Leidseplein and Rembrantplein. However, partying here is kind of like partying in central London, i.e. prices are high and you’ll do well to meet a local. So, if you’re looking to experience the nightlife that locals love, you’ll want to set your sights on areas like De Pijp, Oud-West, Amsterdam Noord, Haarlemmbuurt and Westerpark.

On average a stay at one of the best party hostels in Amsterdam will set you back between €15-45 per night, but be aware of the city tax of 7% that you’re expected to pay on arrival.

Jump straight to:

    1. Best cheap party hostels in Amsterdam
    2. Best party hostels in Amsterdam for solo travellers
    3. Best of the rest party hostels in Amsterdam

Best cheap party hostels in Amsterdam

While it’s hardly the cheapest of cities for backpackers on a budget, it’s easy to keep costs down by staying in one of the best cheap party hostels in Amsterdam. These guys understand just how much backpackers love a deal, so they supply cheap beds, grub and beers, with most party hostels offering daily drink offers and happy hours. If you plan on soaking up some culture that isn’t booze-related, always ask about discounts on attractions, as many hostels can secure guests bargain entry and maybe even the odd freebie.

Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

best party hostels in amsterdam, Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam bar

If you want all of Amsterdam’s revelry right on your doorstep, Hans Brinker brings the goods. Not only are you a short wander from all the bars and clubs of Leidseplein, but there’s an underground nightclub downstairs that’s open until 4am. Line your stomach with banging burgers in their bargain restaurant and sink some of city’s most affordable bevvies in their bar. Stay here and you’re guaranteed a young crowd, friendly atmosphere, and plenty of new mates to hit the city’s nightlife scene with. Plus, Vondelpark is a stone’s throw away, which offers the perfect ambience for nursing your hangover in the sunshine.

Hostel highlights:

  • Nightclub
  • Free breakfast, coffee and towels
  • Cheap restaurant
  • 24-hour reception

🏠 Address: Kerkstraat 136-138, 1017 GR

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centrum/ Oud-West  

🚍 Nearest station: Keizersgracht tram stop

Book your stay at Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam now!

Meininger Amsterdam City West

best party hostels in amsterdam,bar at Meininger Amsterdam City West hostel

Meininger is a chain of hostels found across Europe that prides itself on stylish surroundings and affordable rooms in central locations, and their Amsterdam branch is no different. It offers plenty for the bargain hostel hunter; dorm beds starting from €11, a well-priced café, restaurant and bar offering many a drink deal, and Dutch waffles for when the munchies kick in. Basing yourself in the west of the city is also a wise choice if you’re up for exploring the city’s coolest nightlife in Haarlemmbuurt and Westerpark. Other night time highlights in these ends include, De School, a venue similar in legend-status to Berghain in Berlin, and De Marktkantine, a multi-room techno club that’s particularly pumping on Friday nights.

Hostel highlights:

  • Pool table
  • Good transport links to Amsterdam Centraal
  • Late check out
  • 24-hour reception

🏠 Address: Orlyplein 1-67

🏘 Neighbourhood: Westpoort/ Westerpark

🚍 Nearest station: Sloterdijk station

Book your stay at Meininger Amsterdam City West now!

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

best party hostels in amsterdam, bar and pool table at Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

If you want to be able to see the Red Light District from your hostel, this canal-side bad boy is a great choice. This hostel is a biggun with 176 beds, which guarantees you’ll meet people to party with. The location is perfect for all your sightseeing and revelry needs, especially if you plan to keep things central. Also, BasJoe Coffeeshop is just across the road, which offers some of the finest edibles in all of Amsterdam. Beds start from just €16.50.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bike parking
  • No curfew
  • TV room and bar
  • Free daily walking tours
  • Good choice for groups

🏠 Address: Kloveniersburgwal 97, 1011 KB

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centrum

🚍 Nearest station: Nieumarkt Metro

Book your stay at Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen now!

Best party hostels in Amsterdam for solo travellers

Just because you’re flying solo doesn’t mean you should miss out on the debauchery Amsterdam offers. The best hostels in Amsterdam for solo travellers facilitate plenty of opportunities for socialising whether that’s in their cafés, smoking rooms, bars and games rooms, or by offering solo traveller specific mixers to get people talking.

Flying Pig Downtown

best party hostels in amsterdam, bar at Flying Pig Downtown hostel

Solo travellers looking to get their party on should check in at infamous hostel, Flying Pig Downtown – although because of the demand, you’ll need to book your bed well in advance. This party-loving spot is slap-bang in the middle of the action, with Dam Square and the Red-Light District moments away, plus easy access to the clubs of Amsterdam Noord and the hip bars and restaurants in Jordaan. The hostel bar is always full of new drinking buddies, probably because it serves the cheapest drinks in town and is open until 4am. They host regular parties, bringing in decent DJs at least a couple of times a week.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar and café
  • Pool table
  • 24-hour reception
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast

🏠 Address: Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centrum

🚍 Nearest station: Amsterdam Centraal

Book your stay at Flying Pig Downtown now!

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

best party hostels in amsterdam, outside terrace at Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Housed in a typically Dutch chalet-style property overlooking the leafy delights of Vondelpark, Stayokay is a party hostel perfect for solo travellers. Good vibes are guaranteed at their Brasserie and Bar, which serves temptingly cheap beer and hosts daily happy hours. If you like nothing more than bonding over some healthy competition, their foosball, pool and air hockey tables should be your first port of call. Leidseplein and its famous clubs Melkweg and Jimmy Woo are close by, or for something a little less mainstream head to Vondelbunker, a 1940s bomb shelter beneath a bridge, converted into one of Amsterdam’s coolest venues, or OT301, previously a squat, and now a fave with Amsterdam’s hipsters due to cheap drinks and reasonably-priced entry.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free walking tours
  • Daily parties
  • Launderette
  • On-site bar, café and restaurant

🏠 Address: Zandpad 5, 1054 GA

🏘 Neighbourhood: Vondelpark

🚍 Nearest station: Leidseplein bus stop

Book your stay at Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark now!

ClinkNOORD

best party hostels in amsterdam, ClinkNOORD outdoor terrace area

Check out ClinkNOORD, one of the best party hostels for solo travellers in Amsterdam, if you fancy seeing what life is like across the bay. This industrial part of town is where the city holds many of its music festivals, plus it’s home to galleries, art studios, and super cool waterside bars and breweries like Oedipus Taproom. Sure, you’ll have to hop on the free ferry to get into the heart of the city, but hey – it takes two minutes, and who doesn’t love a good ferry ride! The hostel is housed in an ex-laboratory dating back to the 1920’s. These guys host free dinners for solo travellers every Wednesday, plus there’s a daily events schedule which encourages even the shyest backpackers to get involved, whether it’s with cocktail workshops, table football competitions, or just cheap and cheerful beer and pizza. On-site you can strike up conversation with fellow travellers at the ZincBAR or CatalystCAFE. This is also a brilliant choice if you plan on raving it up at Shelter, a club in the basement of the former Shell tower that you enter via a hatch.

Hostel highlights:

  • Live music and DJ sets
  • Solo travel meet-ups
  • 24-hour reception
  • Daily activities

🏠 Address: Badhuiskade 3, 1031 KV

🏘 Neighbourhood: Amsterdam Noord

🚍 Nearest station: Amsterdam Centraal Station and Buiksloterweg ferry terminal

Book your stay at ClinkNOORD now!

Best of the rest party hostels in Amsterdam

A few more of Amsterdam’s finest party hostels…

Flying Pig Uptown

best party hostels in amsterdam, Flying Pig Uptown blackboard

Much like its Downtown sister, Flying Pig Uptown knows how to get the party started. Housed in an old-Amsterdam style mansion overlooking Vondelpark, it’s a laid-back spot with a consistently social atmosphere. Their bar may be small, but they sure cram them in, plus there’s an indoor smoking area perfect if you want to blaze it up with your fellow guests. Flying Pig Uptown is in a superb location close to all the major museums, Leidseplein and a quick cycle from De Pijp, a fashionable neighbourhood home to Albert Cuypmarkt and a huge variety of Amsterdam’s best bars and restaurants.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar and café
  • 24-hour reception
  • Book exchange
  • Self-catering facilities

🏠 Address: Vossiusstraat 46

🏘 Neighbourhood: Vondelpark

🚍 Nearest station: Van Baerlestraat tram stop

Book your stay at Flying Pig Uptown now!

The Bulldog

best party hostels in amsterdam, private room at The Bulldog hostel

The Bulldog is arguably the city’s most famous hostel, so if you’re happy to get amongst it with all the tourists, this could be the Amsterdam party hostel for you. Located close to Dam Square and the Red Light District and within walking distance of all the city’s action, the hostel is a guaranteed fun time. Run by real Amsterdammers, you’ll be able to get the hottest tips about where to party until dawn. There’s an on-site bar, and a smoking lounge, plus a rooftop with lovely canal views, which is perfect in summer for pre-game beers before you hit the town.

Hostel highlights:

  • Coffeeshop
  • Lounge Bar
  • Rooftop with canal views
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • 24-hour reception
  • Laundry service

🏠 Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centrum

🚍 Nearest station: Amsterdam Centraal or Rokin Metro

Book your stay at The Bulldog now!

St Christopher’s at the Winston

best party hostels in amsterdam, outdoor terrace at St Christopher’s at the Winston

This little number is another raucous choice for those wanting to be close to the Red Light District action. Plus, in 2019 Hostelworld ranked it 1st Most Popular Hostel in Amsterdam…so you know you’re in for a treat! St Christopher’s boasts a buzzing bar, beer garden and smoking area, plus they dish out 25% discounts and 2-for-1 drinks vouchers at their bar, Belushi’s. You don’t have to venture far to find the party, Winston Kingdom Nightclub is right next door. They are open seven nights a week, and host live music and DJs.

Hostel highlights:

  • Towels and linen included
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Nightclub

🏠 Address: Warmoesstraat 129

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centrum

🚍 Nearest station: Dam Square and Amsterdam Centraal

Book your stay at St Christopher's at the Winston now!

Durty Nelly’s Inn

best party hostels in amsterdam, bar at Durty Nelly’s Inn hostel

You can always count on the Irish to know how to party and Durty Nelly’s is a prime example. This sociable spot is run by a friendly bunch who love nothing more than escorting guests on pub crawls (and walking tours) of the city. Their on-site Irish pub is a brilliant hangout for travellers, boasting a pool table, drinks deals and DJs on the weekends. Guests enjoy a generous 20% discount off all food and drink, which will come in handy when you need to eradicate your hangover with one of their world-famous fry-ups.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar and restaurant
  • Bike hire
  • En-suite dorms
  • 24-hour security and reception
  • Pool table

🏠 Address: Warmoesstraat 115, 1012 JA

🏘 Neighbourhood: Centrum

🚍 Nearest station: Dam Square and Amsterdam Centraal

Book your stay at Durty Nelly's Inn now!

 

We hope this guide helps you to discover the perfect party hostels for your trip to Amsterdam. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss.

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Keep reading:

🌟 The best clubs in Amsterdam for a 24/7 party

🌟 Where to stay in Amsterdam: a neighbourhood guide

🌟 15 best places to visit in Belgium

About the author:

Amy Baker is the author of Miss-Adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America, and founder of The Riff Raff, a writers’ community that supports aspiring writers and champions debut authors. You can follow Amy on Twitter here.

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Hayley McKenna

Just another Aussie living in London with travel on the mind. Junior Content Writer and #HostelworldInsider at Hostelworld. I have a bad habit of spontaneously buying cheap flights to random places. I love antique shopping on the weekends. 🌍Favourite place on earth: Nice, France. 🏠Favourite hostel: King Kong Hostel Rotterdam, Netherlands. Keep up with my travels on Instagram: @suitcaseonmysleeve and my blog https://suitcaseonmysleeve.wordpress.com/

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