Accommodations in Amsterdam – Hotels and Hostels

Amsterdam

From modern luxury hotels to traditional, quaint bed and breakfasts, Amsterdam offers something for everyone, and for those who aren’t quite sure what exactly they’re after, this guide will provide some insight into making your accommodations optimize your experience. Even within the same city, the accommodations can vary widely. There are four basic types of rooming options in Amsterdam: hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts and holiday apartments Each of these types have unique advantages but may also have elements some travelers might not be completely comfortable with. Read on to find out which is best for you.

Hotels

Although Amsterdam is filled mostly with historic architecture, there are plenty of very comfortable, modern places to stay. One of the best is the Okura Amsterdam. This hotel is situated in South Amsterdam, providing relief from the noisy, bustling town center. However, a mere 10-minute taxi ride will take visitors to Amsterdam’s main attractions and museums, so staying at this elegant hotel is far from inconvenient. The  Okura offers an array of suites, the finest dining, WiFi internet access and flat-screen televisions; if you want to be spoiled, this is your destination.

If you’re looking for a more traditional experience, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolskymay be a better option. This hotel has been a top choice for travelers for more than a century and is the largest five-star establishment in the country, with 468 rooms The Krasnapolsky may be old, but it has every modem convenience, and is located in the heart of Amsterdam at Dam Square. This hotel combines a low profile with the highest in quality and comfort.

Hostels

Just one letter separates the spelling of hotel and hostel, but the accommodations are quite  different. Hostels are very inexpensive, but don’t offer all of the amenities of hotels. Hostels usually involved shared sleeping quarters as well as shared  restrooms, although they do offer internet access and some  entertainment options. Hostels are best suited to students on a budget and those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of privacy to save money. But that doesn’t mean hostels are an unattractive option; establishments such as Shelter City are well-known and respected, and this  hostel even closes its gates at 2am for security. Additionally, Shelter Jordan features single-sex rooms, is a non-smoking environment, and is suitable for a wide range of ages.

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