With its invitingly beautiful brick buildings, open skyline, rich history, and easy going attitude, Amsterdam is a city that’s hard to resist. The city is tied to water; it grew around its canals. Experiencing the city from a boat is an unbeatable experience altogether.
While most of the accommodations listed herein house just the basic necessities and would be better suited to solo travellers or those on a budget, if you’re looking for more luxury and/or group travel, Amsterdam has plenty of options for you too, check out our other article for relevant Airbnb options for your travel style here. Another important thing to note would be that most private accommodations have steep stairs and the absence of elevators, so consider booking (and packing) accordingly.
Here are the top 14 budget-friendly Airbnb vacation rentals in Centrum, Amsterdam:
This Airbnb accommodation offers a private room in a sixteenth-century apartment complex in the historical heart of the city. The room is on the third floor and the stairway in the home is steep. The unit has a separate entrance for guests. The room has a bed, a work table, and high-speed Internet access. However, there is no kitchen access available to guests. The bathroom and toilet are shared with the owner.
A few minutes from the lively Dam Square, the canals and the nightlife, this location is a twenty-minute walk from almost all attractions. The close proximity to the city’s public transport system is also a plus. The place also comes with a no questions asked money back guarantee if the guests do not like the place upon arrival
Rebel - Private RoomAmsterdam, NH, Netherlands
On the top floor of the guesthouse in a historical building, the attic room is available for one traveller alone. It has a bed, a shared bathroom, and Wi-Fi access. The entrance to the unit is private. The place may be compact, but its best suited to a solo traveller on a budget.
The central location lends you the ease of commuting to most places including museums, clubs, bars, and restaurants. There is a coffee shop right across the street as well.
Single attic room for one person onlyAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Another property best suited to solo travellers, this private room on the ground floor of a house has an independent entrance and offers access to the big garden maintained by the owners. The place has all the basics: a bed, a private bathroom, and Internet access. It is close to the metro station, a convenience store, and a kebab shop. There is also a river nearby, which is a common spot for people to sit along the banks. Getting to the city centre on foot from here is also easy.
Room in Amsterdam-CenterAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
If you are looking to experience something unique in Amsterdam, which you should, then look no further and book this comfortable houseboat that is close to the city center and many major attractions, including Artis Zoo and Maritime Museum. Providing four beds and two bathrooms, the houseboat is a great place to stay for couples or families of four. Other facilities offered include a kitchen with appliances and utensils and a spacious living area where everyone can relax and spend quality time together. There is also an outdoor area where you can sit back, unwind and enjoy the breeze.
Amazing and unique houseboat at premium location!Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Welcome to this three-story house and enjoy a pleasant stay in Amsterdam. Whether you are traveling with your family or best friends, this house can accommodate four people as it offers two spacious bedrooms. You can find a living room that is equipped with a cable TV and couch on the second floor. If you feel like making your own meals, go to the first floor where you will find an equipped kitchen with a comfortable dining space.
Comfortable three story house, city center/JordaanAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Enjoy a stay in a private 6 square meter (64 square feet) room for one in a two-bedroom apartment on the top floor of a new building. The room has access to the balcony, which offers a view of typical Amsterdam backyards and the West Church Tower. The listing offers free Wi-Fi access. The living room, bathroom, and kitchen are shared with the other guests.
The property is a two-minute walk to Prinsengracht canal, a three-minute walk to the supermarket, tram station, and bus stop, a five-minute walk to the Anne Frank House, and a ten-minute walk to Dam Square.
Jordaan Private Room with Balcony AccessAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
This accommodation offers a compact and cozy apartment on the fourth floor with a kitchen, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi. The kitchen has everything you will need to fix your own meals. There is no elevator to get to the apartment and no parking space for your car.
The place offers a great view of the canal, is in the heart of the city centre, and offers good connectivity to the museums and Vondelpark; there are plenty of free concerts held there in the summer.
Private studio in the city centreAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Situated right in the heart of Amsterdam, this deluxe apartment guarantees an enjoyable stay experience. Sleep peacefully in a spacious bedroom that comes with its own private bathroom featuring a rain shower that will make you feel fresh as soon as you step under it. Enjoy plenty of space and a lot of natural light in the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a built-in coffee machine, a microwave and a fridge, among others. You can enjoy an unlimited stock of coffee and tea during your stay.
DELUXE DUPLEX with GARDEN right on the CANAL!Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
Located near the canals, only a ten-minute walk to the Anne Frank House and the Amsterdam Central Station, this roomy and stylish studio is a part of the owner’s house. It features a boxspring bed, a private bathroom, a Netflix and Tele 2 cable connection, and high-speed Wi-Fi. A small dining area for two and a coffee-maker, kettle, and fridge complete the space.
This area is in a quieter part of the city, with excellent patisseries, cafes, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops around.
SMOKING ALLOWED! |Romantic studio| Downtown | NEW!Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Another perfect choice of houseboat that you should consider booking, as it is located right in the city center and features a modern interior as well as modern facilities and amenities. Even though it is a houseboat, it is large enough for up to four people. You can find a living area upstairs, while the kitchen along with two bedrooms and one bathroom can be found downstairs. There is also a Nespresso coffee machine available. If you need the internet, you can enjoy the wireless internet for free.
Houseboat with modern interior in the city centerAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsIt's not large, but quite well appointed, the beds were very comfortable,Nice to sit up around the table watching life around Amsterdam.There is a leak in the ceiling in the master bedroom meaning water drips onto the bed.Nice and clean.Very clean and tidy.Fun and clean environment.
Host:But the host fix it immediately.Host was very accommodating.She heard us arrive and stopped by to say hello shortly thereafter.Read more reviewsLocation location locationLocation, location, location!Beautiful place to stay
This accommodation offers a brightly done-up room on the second floor of a historical canal house that is in close proximity to most museums and the Rembrandtplein. The property is a guest house and this is a small private room for one person with an ensuite shower, while the toilet is shared with other guests. There is no elevator, so it is best to pack light.
Free continental breakfast is provided in the breakfast room every morning between 8:20 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The dayroom and pantry are also open to guests from 1 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The common room offers a great view of the Keizersgracht canal.
Room in a charming canal house - 23Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
This accommodation offers a private bedroom for two in the heart of Amsterdam with a shared bathroom and a kitchen. For the indoor entertainment of guests, there is a television. The property is also Wi-Fi enabled.
Accessibility is a major plus because of the tram stop right in front of the door. Moreover, the place is just a five-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station and is right next to Dam Square and the Royal Palace.
Privé woon/slaapkamer te huur in het centrum
Stay in a double sofa-bed space in an apartment with a kitchen, bathroom, and Internet access. The apartment will take care of just the basics, so it is better suited to someone travelling on a budget or someone who’s not looking for too much luxury. The apartment is right in front of a bus station. It is a non-smoking property.
Confortable Couch !
This stay offers a private bedroom space in the owner’s apartment, located atop a karaoke bar. This listing does not offer access to the kitchen but a shared space with a microwave, a kettle, a Sensseo coffee machine, and a small fridge is shared among the guests. The property is Wi-Fi enabled.
The street on which the apartment is located is a little noisy and may not be best suited to all travellers. The Red Light District and Dam Square are just a stone’s throw away, with a lot of food outlets, bars, and cafes nearby.
Private room (1) close to the Central Station
Explore the beauty of Amsterdam
Beyond the cafes, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Red Light District, consider taking a walk along the Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market, to be mesmerised by the scents, go shopping at the Cuypmarket, and sample the huge varieties of Dutch cheese. If you can get your hands on a rented bike, consider exploring the city by bike, the Dutch way! For bibliophiles, the Openbare Bibliotheek could be a delight since it’s the biggest library in Europe.
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