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8 Best Budget Hotels In Amsterdam

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Updated: 19 June 2018
It’s easy to go over-budget in Amsterdam. The city’s countless attractions can leave a large whole in your wallet and accommodation in the city is often quite costly. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget hotels in Amsterdam that are both affordable and stylish. Here’s a rundown of some of the city’s more memorable establishments that are guaranteed to give you the best stay possible.

The Bulldog Hotel

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The Red Light District | © Marco Bellucci / Flickr
Bulldog started off as a coffeeshop in the city and eventually grew into an international brand. The organisation has a hotel in the Red Light District that doubles up as one of Amsterdam’s hottest bars. The hotel is world famous and many celebrities have spent the night in Bulldog’s deluxe suites. Bulldog has several types of room available and can accommodate large groups of travellers.
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Hotel Flipper

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Hotel Flipper is located in a quite part of De Pijp next to the banks of the River Amstel. Albert Cuyp market is nearby, as well as the Heineken Experience, and many of De Pijp’s fantastic restaurants. The hotel is purposely modest, making its prices extremely competitive. Several types of room are available and each morning the hotel serves a full breakfast.
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Hotel Dwars

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Each room in this Hotel Dwars has been decorated by the Amsterdam-based fashion label Things I like Things I Love. Unsurprisingly, the hotel is exceptionally stylish, mixing modern with vintage furniture to create unique suites. Dwars is tucked behind Utrechtstraat, one of best places in Amsterdam to find boutique shops and international renowned restaurants. All of Dwars’ rooms are equipped with a coffee machine and a LED Television.
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Hotel Plantage

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Hotel Plantage is next to Artis | © Guilhem Vellut / Flickr
Hotel Plantage overlooks Amsterdam’s Artis zoo and is within walking distance from the city centre. The hotel offers comfortable rooms at an affordable price in one of the greenest areas of Amsterdam. It is also exceptionally close to Hortus botanical gardens and Waterlooplein. Inside, guests can relax in spacious suites or play a game of pool in the hotel’s lounge.
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CitizenM

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CitizenM is part of a larger chain of budget hotels in Amsterdam that cater to modern tastes. All of their rooms are beautifully designed and include king-sized beds. CitizenM realises that travelling can be tiresome in more ways than one and aims to make guests feel at home during their stay. Inside CitizenM, guests can hangout in the spacious lounge area or get a bite to eat in its outstanding canteen. The hotel is next to Beatrix Park and around ten minutes by tram from the city centre.
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Amstel Botel

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Amstel Botel is a floating hotel is anchored in Amsterdam’s northern docklands, and is a short walk away from the trendy NDSM wharf district. There is a cosy café onboard and Botel’s upper deck has been converted into a luxurious terrace. Regular rooms are available and Amstel Botel also offers specialised, nautically-themed suites. This comfortable hotel is only ten minutes away from Central station and is great place to relax after a busy day in the city centre. It is also not the only form of alternative, floating accommodation in Amsterdam.
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Free Wifi
Bar
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Non smoking
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The Student Hotel

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Mosaic in de Pijp | © Mario Oreste / Flickr
There are two Student Hotels within Amsterdam, with the company’s newest and largest location situated on the border between De Pijp and Amsterdam East. Although the hotel advertises itself as a student hotspot, guests from any walk of life are welcome. Its creators designed the hotel as a place where travellers could mingle and have built their project around this idea. Each room features a large double bed and desk, and the hotel has enormous communal areas including a gym, working spaces and a restaurant.
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Ecomama

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Ecomama is an environmentally conscious hotel near Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter. It is part of a larger organisation that also contains Amsterdam’s chic Filter café; a coffee bar that acts as a rotating exhibition space for local artists. The hotel is particularly chic and contains large communal areas including a lounge with a functioning swing set. Every evening, Ecomama shows a classic film in its teepee covered in fairy lights. A homely kitchen is also available for guests who want to prepare their own food.
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