Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen Amsterdam Hostel Review and Information

Location can't be beat right on De Wallen. The staff were very friendly and helpful, always had a smile as you went out the door as well. - Emma
Overall Rating
8.3

What sets them apart?

This hostel's central location walking distance to everything and it's no frills, good value make it a great option for budget travelers.

Hostel Personality

  • Hotel Feel

Who's staying here?

This hostel appeals to travelers who don't want a party hostel, but do want affordability in a central part of Amsterdam. It's not the most social hostel, but it's location can't be beat. Because it's not a party hostel, the crowd is a bit older than some of the other hostels around town.
  • Couples
  • Young Backpackers
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Young Professionals
  • Solo Travelers
  • Students

Insider Tip

Grab breakfast in the cafe and take it with you if you want to make the most of your time in the city.

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

Stayokay Amsterdam is a no frills hostel that offers basic rooms at a good price. The central location can't be beat. You can walk to most of the tourist attractions around town including Dam Square, the Red Light District, and the Royal Palace.

The staff here are friendly and helpful. There's a cafe and bar on-site where you can grab a bite to eat. There's also a pool table if you want to challenge your friends to a game.

The Facilities

Dorms
This hostel has smaller dorms that sleep 5 or larger dorms that sleep up to 20 people, with everything in between. The price includes free linens and a reading light with each bunks. The rooms are basic with no real furnishings, but the price is cheap and the mattresses are decent. Some of the rooms have views that look out on the canals. Security lockers for your belongings are available right outside the room in the hallway.
Bathrooms
Shared bathrooms are available right outside the rooms in the hallway. There's enough showers to accommodate the crowd and the bathrooms are cleaned frequently. Towels are available for rent if you didn't bring one.
Restaurant
There's a small cafe and bar available on-site where you can grab a quick breakfast to go. It's perfect to eat outside or on your way to your day's adventures. The bar is a nice place to hang out but it closes around 11 PM so it's not a place you go for a party.

The Location

De Wallen
What's Nearby?
Located right in Amsterdam's city center, this hostel is about a 15 minute walk from the Red Light District, Dam Square and Centraal Station. The Royal Palace is about 10 minutes away on foot as is the Flower Market and Rembrandtplein. The area immediately around the hostel has plenty of restaurants and shopping that you can enjoy.
Nearby Transportation
Head to Centraal Station, about a 15 minute walk away, to catch a train to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The ride takes about 20 minutes. Because this hostel is right in the middle of everything, you really can walk most places, so one you arrive you won't use public transit very much.

Activities

The hostel organizes a variety of activities for guests, but they can be hit or miss as to whether they actually happen. Ask when you arrive if there are any activities going on during your visit.
  • Local Walking Tours
  • Pub Crawls

Amenities

This hostel offers the standard amenities including Wi-Fi access, luggage storage, security lockers, and plug adaptors. There's also vending machines if you want a snack or bike parking if you need it.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bike Parking
  • Luggage Storage
  • Security Lockers
  • City Maps
  • Plug Adaptors
  • 24h Reception
  • Reading Light
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Tables / Foosball Tables
  • Keycard Access
  • Bed Linens

Staff

The staff here are friendly and helpful. This is a low key hostel with a very mellow vibe. They keep things clean and comfortable, and will address any concerns regarding cleanliness (or anything else) promptly.

Heads Up

This hostel is all about value for the money. It's not a particularly social hostel and there definitely isn't a party vibe. Most guests stick to themselves during their stay.

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

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