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1. Posted by krbristo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y

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any suggestions on a good place to stay for a weary traveler? looking for something cheap, clean, safe, in a nice neighborhood.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y

Hi Krbristo and welcome to Travellerspoint!

My backyard....Amsterdam that is. Actually as far as I know there is only one really good hostel in Amsterdam and that is the Flying Pig (great location for starters, literally two minutes walk from Central Station). Usually it is booked out well in advance though.... It has been rated one of the top ten hostels in the world a couple of times by hostel frequenters but they might not always be after what you are looking for either

If you are looking for cheap, Rotterdam is better than Amsterdam. Contrary to what most people think, I find Amsterdam safer than Rotterdam. Amsterdam is not nearly as 'bad' as most foreigners seem to think. I studied there for five years and never once had any unpleasantness...of any type.

Have you decided between the two or are you going to decide between the two destinations based on the below factors?


3. Posted by julesc (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y

Hi krbristo
Been to Amsterdam a couple of times, one of my fav' places, you'll love it.
My recommendations would have to be:
Hotel Van Onna a budget hotel in a fabulous location, on a Canal in the lovely Jordaan area, very close to Anne Franks House and about 5-10 mins from Dam Square. I have stayed here on both visits to Amsterdam and found it to be clean, warm, friendly and very safe both times. It is 40 Euros per person, per night, with breakfast and sparkling clean en-suite bathroom. Not the cheapest option but a real find.;)
The other place I would recommend is the International Budget Hostel, which is again in a really lovely location on a Canal. It is just south of the Jordaan. I love the Jordaan area of Amsterdam and it always feels very safe to me, much more so than the parts closer to Central Station and Dam Sq. It's also very close to the Leidseplein and there is a lovely little brown bar a few doors down.
There are tons of places to stay in Amsterdam and it obviously depends what you are in to. But these would be my first choices.
I could go on for ages about all the lovely places  bars and caf├ęs - in Amsterdam, but I wont bore you! But, if I can be of any more help give me a shout. Hope this is helpful.