International Budget Hostel is beautifully situated in the heart of the city centre in the Leidseplein (Leidse Square) area. Leidseplein is the most famous nightlife area in Amsterdam. The location of the hostel is on a quiet, beautiful canal - the Leidsegracht.
Rooms are shared mixed from triples and quads to five- and six-person rooms. Each hallway has showers and WCs.
Our hostel, set in a former 17th-century warehouse, has a cosy lounge facing the canal where one can relax and socialize and meet other fellow travellers. Breakfast is not included in the room price but is available in the lounge between 9am and 12 noon. The lounge has vending machines, a television, an internet station and a public phone. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hostel. We are placed in a old monumental building with no elevators, just steep stairs.
We also have a house cat (which does no harm at all) who just stays in our lounge area and does not come in the rooms.
The hostel is a few minutes from the famous Van Gogh Museum, beautiful Dam Square, the entertaining Red light district, relaxing Vondelpark, historical Anne Frank House and the best clubs, coffee shops, bars and restaurants and many more great places.
The staff can provide you with great ideas to spend your time in Amsterdam. If you're interested in renting a bike we're happy to organise this for you.
Due to the new non-smoking law which is introduced since July 1st 2008, smoking is not permitted in the hostel. The entire hostel has smoke detectors. There is video security in all public areas.
We are pleased to announce our new indoor smoking room, where you can chill out, socialize, and smoke in comfort looking out over Amsterdam's beautiful canals. The rest of the hostel remains smoke free
Please read our T&Cs below.
The reservation will be terminated if the hostel does not get authorization on the credit card.
Check in 24 hrs
Newww Big Smoking Lounge inside our hostel.
If you don't smoke we have a non smoking place also.
*free Amsterdam city map
*free wifi also in the rooms.
*free hot water
*free walking tour
Check in 24 hrs there is no curfew.
Payment is due upon arrival.
City tax of 5.5% is not included and will be added to your balance upon arrival.
There is a 5% surcharge when paying with Visa or Mastercard and 10% surcharge for American Express.
We have a 72hr cancellation period during the week. Cancellations made less than 72hrs in advance shall be charged for the first night's accommodation.
We have a 96hr cancellation period for weekend reservations (Fri, Sat, Sun). Cancellations made less than 96hrs in advance shall be charged for the first 2 nights accommodation.
We have a minimum stay of two nights over the weekends (Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday).
Cancellations made at arrival shall be charged for the first night's accommodation plus 50% of the remaining nights.
Cancellation during your stay and your reservation is prepaid you will be charged for the rest of your booking (100%).
For all holidays, ALL CANCELLATIONS, regardless of arrival date, are required to be emailed to the International Budget Hostell 3 x weeks prior to arrival date (not arrival time) failure to do so will incur a 100% charge.
Please note that the booking fee and the 10% deposit is charged by Hostel world and is not refundable
We will pre authorize your credit card before arrival according to the cancellation policy. Authorization means that we ask the credit card company to block an amount on your credit card as a guarantee for the hostel (normally equal to the cancellation fee). This amount is normally valid for a few weeks, thereafter it is automatically released back into your account (depending on the credit card company and the country). We have no control over the release process The reservation will be terminated if the hostel does not get authorization on the credit card.
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excellent location for party, good people who helped you a lot when you had problems, many bathrooms, the wifi wasnt so good.
They betrayed us!
I made a reservation for four 4 bed rooms two months ahead. An "Andrew" confirmed that.
On arrival they gave us two 8 bed rooms instead - but charged the same amount.
Protest was not acceptet. "Take it or leave." This Andrew would not work here anymore.
We had to accept the new terms or to sleep on the street.
The rooms were obvious the former 4 bed rooms. The normal beds were replaced by bunk beds. There was almost no space in the room. The kitchen, which was still depicted on the evacuation plan, was locked. Bath and toilet failities were rare (2 for 32 persons), there is one (!) Computer in the lobby, for your internet access. (But also a WiFi.) Breakfast costs extra - but does not arrive before 9 a. m. At least the hostel has a pin code for the door, so you can access 24 hours.
- Please remind, that they are willing to "forget" your reservation or change the condition if they can earn more otherwise.
While the cleanliness was average, but not more, friendliness was aweful. The location of the hostel is quite good but remind what you also trade in if you book here.
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if u r looking for a budget place to stay then this is the right place.
shower water pressure is very low. difficult to get clean during summer....
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GREAT location in the middle of the city a few minutes from the restaurants and trams. You could easily walk across thow whole Amsterdam centre from here.
Long and steep stairs to the rooms but clean rooms with lockers- perfect for backpackers!
A big commonroom with possibilities to meet fellow travellers and a very good wi-fi. But it was just the room, nothing else to do there.
Price could be cheaper but overall a good hostel for a night or two if you just sleep there.
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