The Best Hostels in the Netherlands for Backpackers, Students, and Budget Travellers

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Many visitors to the Netherlands head straight to Amsterdam and miss the beautiful Dutch countryside and other interesting cities in the country. If you have more time to explore, there are a variety of places worth visiting. The more popular cities usually have a couple of hostels to choose between. Although prices can be a bit higher than you'd like, the quality of the hostels is usually decent and the atmosphere is fun.

How much do hostels in Netherlands cost?

Average Dorm Price $23 ($10 to $44)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $73 ($6 to $342)

A unique hostel for backpackers and budget travellers in the Dutch countryside about 30 minutes from Amsterdam.

Dorm Bed: $19.00
Private Room: $19.00
Overall Rating: 94%
If you want to see the Dutch countryside, but also want an easy trip into Amsterdam, then Lucky Lake Hostel is a good option. It's located on the lake and has a unique setup of colorful caravans, cabins, and dorms where guests can sleep. This is a truly unique and eclectic option that let's you enjoy the Dutch countryside, while still being only thirty minutes from the city center. There's a free shuttle service that travels to and from a metro stop where you can take the metro 54 in to the city. If you just want to hang out and enjoy the setting, there's a beautiful lake, a large kitchen, and plenty of activities you can enjoy including swimming, kayaking, and cycling.

The hostel has several wooden cabins that sleep four people (both co-ed and female only available). There's also a six bed co-ed dorm, and a four bed private room. Most of the remaining accommodation is made up of caravans, which are unique and fun.
Vinkenkade 75 Vinkeveen , Amsterdam, Netherlands,

An affordable, quiet, and safe bed and breakfast in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Private Room: $50.31
Overall Rating: 93%
Garden View Bed and Breakfast isn't a hostel, but it is an affordable option in Amsterdam for budget travelers. They don't have dorms, only private rooms, so if you're traveling alone it can be a bit more expensive. There's also a delicious breakfast and a clean and quiet setting. The bed and breakfast is about a ten minute walk from the train station and it's walking distance to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Concertgebouw.

If you're looking for a quiet, clean, and safe place to stay that is better than a hostel, but still reasonably priced, then Garden View Bed and Breakfast is a great option.
Stadionkade 70-1 , Amsterdam, Netherlands,

A fun but quiet hostel for backpackers and students in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dorm Bed: $19.50
Private Room: $25.00
Overall Rating: 93%
This is a popular hostel in Rotterdam with backpackers and budget travelers. It's a fun hostel where you can meet other guests and enjoy various activities, but it's still quiet enough to enjoy a good night's sleep. The hostel is about half a kilometer from Rotterdam Central Station and it's walking distance from many different sights and attractions including Markthal and the Cube Houses. It's also on a relatively quiet street so it's possible to enjoy a good night's sleep. If you do want to enjoy the nightlife, the Central District area is not far away.

The staff organize frequent activities and tours. There are pancake breakfasts, city tours, night tours, group dinners, and more. These offer a fun way to enjoy the city and get to know other travelers. There are also a variety of amenities on-site including a full kitchen, public computers, free lockers, luggage storage, bike rentals, and more.

The hostel has six, ten, and twelve bed dorms as well as double private rooms available.
Coolsestraat 47-49 , Rotterdam, Netherlands,

A good hostel for solo travellers, backpackers, students, and groups of friends in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Dorm Bed: $22.50
Private Room: $23.70
Overall Rating: 92%
Stayokay Utrecht Centrum is conveniently located in the heart of the city near one of Utrecht's most famous squares. It's a great place to stay whether you're traveling alone or with a group of friends. In the surrounding area you'll find many great restaurants, shops, and activities. It's also about a ten minute walk from the Utrecht Central Station.

If you're looking for simple but affordable, then this is a good option. The rooms are basic and dorms have bunk beds with electrical outlets and reading lights. There are several things you might have to pay extra for such as towels, but overall, the price is reasonable.

The hostel has dorms that sleep four, six, or twelve people. There are female only, male only, and mixed rooms available. There are also twin, four, and six bed private rooms.
Neude 5 , Utrecht, Netherlands,

A good hostel for backpackers, students, and solo travellers in The Hague, Netherlands.

Dorm Bed: $16.50
Private Room: $24.75
Overall Rating: 90%
Kingkool Hostel is a favorite for backpackers and budget traveler in the Hague. The hostel is well designed and the rooms are each themed with their own style. Guests can choose between dorms and private rooms. Dorms are large and sleep ten, twelve, sixteen, or twenty people. The private room options are diverse and include twins, doubles, and three or four bed suites.

The hostel is conveniently located in the city center and is near everything you might need. If you're looking for a fun and comfortable place to stay that isn't too expensive, then Kingkool Hostel is a good option.
Prinsegracht 51 , The Hague, Netherlands,

A safe and quiet hostel for backpackers and students in Haarlem, Netherlands.

Dorm Bed: $20.90
Private Room: $35.75
Overall Rating: 93%
Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel is a fun and reliable place to stay in Haarlem. There are twelve rooms in total that each have their own style. The dorms sleep eight or fourteen people and there are private rooms for visitors who want a little more personal space.

There's also a common space with a bar where guests can unwind after the day. Breakfast is available in the morning for an extra fee. Wi-fi is available in the downstairs area and there are a variety of places where guests can hang out and get to know each other.

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Haarlem, then Hello I'm Local Boutique Hostel is one of your best options.
Spiegelstraat 4 , Haarlem, Netherlands,

A safe and comfortable hostel for backpackers and students in Delft, Netherlands.

Dorm Bed: $28.28
Private Room: $31.43
Overall Rating: 93%
Hostel Delft is a great budget option right in the historical heart of the city. The hostel has a lovely atmosphere and a nice common area where guests can hang out. There's a kitchen and a lounge where many people enjoy chatting, watching movies, or eating. There's also a roof top terrace where you can relax.

The hostel sits along the edge of a nice canal and the Market Square and Old Town Hall are just a short walk away.

The hostel has dorms that sleep between eight and sixteen people. There are also private rooms that are large enough for a small group of travelers.
Voldersgracht 17 , Delft, Netherlands,

A fun hostel for backpackers and solo travellers in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Dorm Bed: $17.00
Private Room: $16.50
Overall Rating: 83%
Stayokay Maastricht is a popular hostel in the center of Maastricht. It's a fun place to stay where it's easy to meet other guests. The staff are friendly and helpful and the rooms are large and comfortable. The hostel also has a fun bar, a terrace that looks out on the water, and a dining area where they serve delicious meals. Guests can also rent bicycles through the hostel and the standard amenities are available including free wi-fi.

The hostel has dorms that sleep four, six, or eight people (male only, female only, and co-ed rooms available). There are also private rooms that range in size from twins to six bed suites.
Maasboulevard 101. City/Town: Maastricht. Post/Are , Maastricht, Netherlands,

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