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Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen

Kloveniersburgwal 97, Amsterdam, 1011 KB, Netherlands

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Overall Rating 86%

From 14 Reviews

Hostel rating (14)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 93%
Cleanliness 79%
Location 93%
Security 89%
Service 85%
Comfort 79%
Green rating 81%

On a quiet street overlooking a canal, this central hostel has a great atmosphere and is within walking distance of the city's attractions.

  • Dorm
    From $34.06
  • Private
    From $175.67
10 or more people?

Amsterdam Hostel

Hostel Amsterdam

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen is set on one of the city's oldest canals, bang in the middle of vibrant Amsterdam and besides bars, restaurants and shops. Nearby you will find theatres, cinemas and museums, as well as the famous Red Light District.

The hostel is in a monumental building facing canals on both sides, giving stunning views over old Amsterdam from most rooms, and during your stay you can enjoy Wi-Fi and no curfew so you can enjoy the famous Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein nightlife in the city that never sleeps.

Amsterdam Stadsdoelen is within walking distance of the Royal Palace and Waterloo Square (which has a daily flea market) and is close to a water bus stop so you can discover the city from the canals. The hostel also offers discounted tickets for museums, canal tours and attractions, in addition to free daily walking tours.

We sell padlocks and towels at the reception, the price is €4.50 each.

Lockers before check-in en after check-out are available at €0.20 per hour or €2.- per 24 hours.

City tax of €1,- per person per night at check in.

Breakfast at the hostel? Try our Grab&Go: you can order 3 items for € 5,50. How about a cheese sandwich, a fresh smoothie and a cappuccino? Would you prefer something else? Check the menu in our hostel.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Additional tax of 0% is payable at check-in.
  • Tourist tax is 7% of the net overnight rate per night and should be paid upon arrival.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of EUR 2.50 per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Charges Apply
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 31-20-6246832

Fax. 31-20-6391035

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Red Light District (Less than 500 m)
  • Rembrandtplein entertainment area (Less than 500 m)
  • Dam Square (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Great staff, very friendly but will not give you all the information you need. If this is your first hostel stay make sure to check which bed you are in because they will not tell you when checking in (you might come back to your room later that night to find someone else in what you thought was your bed, and your sheets in a crumpled pile on your designated bed). Pricey for the quality of the hostel. Not clean at all, especially the washrooms... make sure you bring flip flops! Although lthough they have “green” shampoo and hand soap all the bedding is wrapped in plastic which is simply torn off and thrown away once you make your bed. Also be mindful if using the “women only” washroom, as there was a man cleaning it, and he led a man through that washroom while women were using it so they could go to the other side for men. I know taking the stairs is a hassle but that’s what you sign up for when you pick a hostel that doesn’t have bathrooms in your room.


Avatar for Katrine


Sun 23 Jun 2019

Hi there, thanks for your feedback.We are sorry to hear that it was not clear during check in that we do have beds assigned to each individual guest. This can bring a lot of confusion, sorry for the hassle! Our plastic that is used to wrap the sheets is actually recyclable but we are looking into more options to make this more sustainable. We hope you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and hope to welcome you again some day!

Manager avatar

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen,

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Every set of clean bedding is wrapped in plastic which becomes plastic garbage. How abour reusable bungee or disposable paper ribbon instead?


Avatar for erica lise

erica lise,

Tue 30 Apr 2019

Dear Erica, Thank you to take time to answer us, sustainability is a big concern for us and the plastic which wraps the linnen is daily collected and sent to the linnen company to be recycled! Hope to see you again in Amsterdam, kind regards, Franck Front office supervisor

Manager avatar

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen,

Thu 02 May 2019

I was not particularly impressed by the booking/check in system. Having requested a lower bed when initially booking and sending a reminder/check request 3 days prior to arrival, I was dismayed to be told by the girl on the desk that no lower bed was available, the place was full, my emails had either not been forwarded or deleted and there was no alternative. After a lady from a back office came, looked at the computer, asked if was Mrs Sears and was told I was not, a lower bed was available. The girl said she was new (therefore inexperienced?), and although the situation was resolved I could have done without the "what shall we do?" stuff.


Avatar for Joyce


Mon 15 Apr 2019

Dear Joyce, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us. We are sorry to hear that there was an issue during your check-in. We are checking with our IT department regarding the emails that we didn't receive and will share your review with our team so we can avoid this kind of issues in the future. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Rafael Tirado FO Supervisor

Manager avatar

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen,

Wed 17 Apr 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500 m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

12km Schiphol. Take the train from airport to Amsterdam Central then tram (3stops) metro (1stop) or walk (20min).
400m tram no. 9 16 24 & 25.
Hoek van Holland IJmuiden.
400m metro station Nieuwmarkt.
400m Stopera parking.
1.5km Central Station. Take tram 9 16 24 or 25 from Amsterdam Central Station. Get off at the Rembrandtplein stop. Cross the tram tracks and enter the 'Halvemaansteeg '. Walk to the end of the street and cross the bridge over the Amstel river. Continue walking along the canal on 'Kloverniersburgwal'. The hostel is on your right after 500m. There's a small Stayokay sign in the window.
Take tram 9 16 24 or 25 from Amsterdam Central Station. Get off at the Rembrandtplein stop. Cross the tram tracks and enter the 'Halvemaansteeg '. Walk to the end of the street and cross the bridge over the Amstel river. Continue walking along the canal on 'Kloverniersburgwal'. The hostel is on your right after 500m. There's a small Stayokay sign in the window.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Renewable energy

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