Van Gogh Hostel, Amsterdam
Vibrant and modern, this artsy Amsterdam hostel offers free Wi-Fi, a/c and an incredible location a minute's walk from the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, under 10 minutes on foot from Leidseplein and just around the corner from a tram and bus stop with direct connection to the airport and Amsterdam Centraal Station.
The friendly Van Gogh Hostel provides 29 well-kept private rooms and dorms which all come with ensuite bathrooms or an in-room shower and sink and shared toilets in the hall, as well as TV, air conditioning, heating, hairdryers, individual safes for all guests and free Wi-Fi. The triple and quad rooms additionally feature tea- and coffee-making facilities and a telephone.
In the lobby and breakfast area, guests will find a coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator plus a left-luggage office, a TV lounge and internet terminals (extra charge) while Wi-Fi is free. To see the city on two wheels, you can also rent a bicycle from reception.
Stroll through the lovely, green Vondelpark, only 5 minutes away on foot, or for a taste of local life, try the Albert Cuyp Market where you can browse the market stalls for souvenirs and flowers and sample a fresh waffle. The handy tram and bus stops a stone's throw away will take you to attractions further afield in no time.
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Van Gogh Hostel: Location and transport
Tram (various lines): Van Baerlestraat, 170 metres.
Bus (various lines): 300 metres.
Metro: Waterlooplein (lines 51, 53 and 54), 2.1 kilometres.
Train: Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station, 3 kilometres.