So what if it's a bit grungy? Here are the selling points: canal-side location in a former warehouse; close to Leidseplein nightlife; cool mix of backpackers from around the world; bike rental; and staff who are more pleasant than they need to be. There are eight beds per dorm; two-night minimum stay on weekends.

Property description

via Hostelworld

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

*linnen included

Check in 24 hrs there is no curfew.

Payment is due upon arrival.

City tax of 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 charge for the first night accommodation.

We have a 96hr cancellation period for weekend reservations (Fri, Sat, Sun). Cancellations made less than 96hrs in advance shall be charge for the first night accommodation.

Cancellations made at arrival shall be charge for the first night accommodation plus 50% of the remaining nights.

Cancellation during your stay and your reservation is prepaid you will be charge 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 Hostel 3 x weeks prior to arrival date (not arrival time) failure to do so will incur a 100% charge.

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 valid for 4 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.

A prepayment of 10% of the total amount of the reservation is required for guests staying 7 nights or longer. This prepayment is non-refundable.


INTERNATIONAL BUDGET HOSTEL CITY CENTER 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 & private mixed from a triple and quads to six/seven and eight-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. The lounge has vending machines, a television, an internet station. 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 have a smoking room, where you can chill out and socialize. 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.

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