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Groups pay a keydeposit off 50,00 euros at arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Hans Brinker Hostel Amsterdam

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Are you looking for an interesting stay in Amsterdam? The Hans Brinker Hostel is your place to go. We are famous for what we don’t offer, instead for what we do. We have no bellboys, no swimming pool, no sauna, no minibars, no room service, no televisions, no airco. No luxury. So why would you come to us? Because we offer a great atmosphere, cheap beds, basic accommodation, free breakfast and lots of fun in the centre of Amsterdam!

You can find us at the Kerkstraat, a cozy street in Amsterdam just around the corner of the lively Leidseplein (the hotspot of Amsterdam’s nightlife). We’re also located at a five-minute walk from the Museumplein (where many musea are situated) and the Vondelpark (best place to relax in summer). You can find many bars, restaurants and clubs around our hostel, so you’ll never have to walk far or catch a taxi!

But you don’t need to get out of the Hans Brinker Hostel to have a good time. We have a big, funky-designed bar with a happy hour from 5-6pm and a restaurant that serves fresh but cheap meals (around €6,-). In both areas you can use our free Wifi. After spending a fun evening at our bar, you can go downstairs to our underground club, which stays open till 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning.

About the rooms: we have private rooms as well as dorms. The beds in the dorms differ from 4 up to 8 beds in one room. Our rooms are basic but provide the necessary. There are lockers for each person to stuff your personal belongings; for valuables we rent safes downstairs. Each bedroom has its own bathroom including toilet and shower. The quality of the showers are questionable, but they do work.

A stay with us includes free breakfast, a (small) towel, linen and free wifi. There are smoking areas inside and outside the hostel; smoking isn’t allowed in the rooms. Our reception is open 24hours a day.

To make the most out of your stay in Amsterdam, we provide tickets for many activities & attractions, like the Heineken Experience, a free walking tour, boat tours and a pub crawl. We also provide practical tickets: you can get your public transport tickets with us and hop right on a tram. Tram stops are at three-minute walking distance from the hostel and the trams lead you straight to the Central Station. Coming from the Central Station take tram line 2, 11 or 12 to the hostel; hop off after approximately 10 minutes, at tram stop Keizersgracht.

In short: we’re a good money-for-value hostel. If you want to have a fun time in Amsterdam and only use your bed to have a (short) night sleep and meet many people, this is the place for you! If you want to sleep a lot, maybe not so much.

Please read our Things To Note below before booking. For dorms, there's a maximum age of 35. Children under 15 are not allowed. For New Year's we have a different policy.

Check-in time during week days: 1 pm.
Check-in time during weekends: 2 pm.

Taxes not included - city tax 7.00 % per person per night. City Tax is to be paid upon check-in.
From 01/01/ 2020: 7% of the net overnight rate per night plus €3,00 per person per night and should be paid upon arrival. View House Rules

Overview

Introducing the hostel with the biggest personality in Amsterdam (probably): the Hans Brinker. We’re centrally located, super social and budget-friendly. Speaking of which, we’re all about the freebies – breakfast is free, as are linen and towels. Make the most of our restaurant, where big portions only cost 6 euros. Get chatting to travellers from other countries in the common room or over a happy hour beer in our ultra-cool bar. Keep the party going at our underground club; we’re open until 3 or 4am. We’re also just 7 minutes from Leidseplein, with its world-class nightclubs and bars.

Location

You’ll find us on Kerkstraat in the sophisticated Grachtengordel neighbourhood, well known for its photogenic canals. Walk 9 minutes to find the Museumplein area, which is full of – you guessed it – museums, such as the arts and history Rijksmuseum. The closest tram stop is Keizersgracht, a 3-minute walk from the hostel, but most places are walkable (or easy to cycle). It only takes 30 minutes to get here from Schiphol airport – jump off the metro at Vijzelgracht and walk 8 minutes to find us.

Rooms and Dorms

Amsterdam might be too much fun to spend much time sleeping, but our rooms are perfect for collapsing in when it's finally time to hit the sack. Choose between twin private rooms (perfect for spreading out your stuff), or mixed or female-only dorms (if you fancy meeting travel buddies). All have bathrooms with toilets and showers. There are lockers for your stuff – but if you have valuables, you can leave them in our reception safe.

Extras and activities

Need some recommendations? Just ask the friendly staff at our 24-hour reception (and while you’re at it, grab the code for the free Wi-Fi). On your way out go via reception to get tickets for your free walking tour or Heineken experience. Oh and grab a free coffee before you go!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2020
    Of all the great things I love about the hostel, I like the staff, the manager, Lisa and the staff who gave me my breakfast. The staff showed that they really care. The location is great, walking to the central station is about 30 min. The place was comfortable, though I found the door closing mechanism too loud. It could give you a scare.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Aug 2020
    Nice, clean, fairly priced hostel. Competent, friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast could do with more bacon, egg, sausage, beans, fried toast or mushrooms. Ham and cheese sandwhichs just don’t cut it! But the coffee and orange juice saved it. Club was closed due to Corona :( But can’t blame them. Overall, really enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend to other backpackers.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Aug 2020
    I love this hostel, it’s one of my favourite ones ever. I have stayed here twice before and would highly recommend as its close to coffee shops, Centraal, the museums and Vondelpark. You can walk everywhere! Perfect place.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Aug 2020
    Great place! All the staff were super welcoming and friendly. Everything was nice and clean and it’s so near the centre! Overall a great stay for the price, would definitely recommend👍🏼
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Jul 2020
    It's was really good. I never thought that hostel would be soo great and staff was really nice.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Aug 2020
    Super amazing hostel for the money we paid with really welcoming staff. Really enjoyed our stay and the location was absolutely perfect!! Couldn’t really fault the place, does what it says on the tin
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Aug 2020
    Nice place to stay in Amsterdam
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    31 Jul 2020
    The staff was super friendly and always willing to help. It was open 24/7 so going in and out was a breeze. The bathrrom in our room smelled strange but nothing that bad. The room was very hot though and there was no fan or air conditioning so for one night it was very hard to sleep, but other than that it was fantastic.
    Guatemala, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2020
    I felt a little bit of hostility coming from the staff sometimes, specially on this ocasion when we were waiting in the front of the hostel because a friend was using the hostel wifi to book a flight. The staff removed us from the front of the hostel. We understand the worries about the noise, but the staff was talking in the front of the hostel too. Other people were very nice to us, so mixed feelings. We filled a room, so we couldn't have any cleanness or security problems. Breakfast was good.
    Brazil, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    31 Jul 2020
    During check-in and in advance we have been asking about security measures regarding COVID-19. We have been assured dorms would only be booked to half capacity & bathrooms etc. will be cleaned several times a day. Unfortunately this was not the case, we have been put into a fully booked dorm & bathrooms have not been cleaned regularly - only once upon arrival. Overall staff was rather unfriendly & atmosphere poor. I recommend staying at other places, which do consider measures & are friendly.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Nightclub


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