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:
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
Top guest reviewsThe description says the room is smallthere was loud music and crowds right outside the window until 6 or 7 am making it incredibly difficult to sleepprovides a drown out fanand I really liked the feel of the attic room I stayed inRoomIs comfortable and cozy Totally recommendedIt is very clean andYour scrapbook is always full of messages from old guests full of praiseI didn't use public transportation at all because everything is in walking distance Edwin was the greatest host with the loveliest personalityThe place is exactly as described
Host:very funny and accommodatingreally appreciated the floormat being changed everydayHe wait me at nightFriendly host Nice and cleanEdwin was a perfekt HostRead more reviewsit is in a great locationSo everywhere is in walking distancePrime location for the price Within walking distance of Centraal Stationthe location just behind the flowermarket is ideal in walking distance of everything centralBut the location and cleanliness beats everything else Within walking distance to all major sights Supermarket Albert Heijn
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
Top guest reviewsThe room is cosy and comfortableEasy to find cosy spaceI liked the fact the bathroom was privatePerfect room for one night in AmsterdamThe room was clean and cosy - same as the bedPlace was clean and as expectA very spacious and clean roomThe room was clean and the bathroom (also very clean)her place was exactly what I needed Clean comfy bed andDefinitely a good place to stay in Very friendly and a clean place especially loved the bathroom
Host:clean nice and a flexible hostbut host did not even showed up to say helloDanielle is a very considerate host and she provides alot of insightful info about amsterdamDanielle was a wonderful hostDanielle is a great host and very accommodatingRead more reviewsThe location is great close to a metro station and walking distance from the center of AmsterdamNice place in a very central locationGreat position 10/15 minutes walk distance from the center of the cityCentral and very convenient for the city centerGreat location and a great space
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
Top guest reviewsHad everything we needed everything workedbut the open deck is the bestThe view from the boat was stunningIt can be a bit loud at night because you can hear the water and other docked boatsThe houseboat was beautiful Comfortable single beds were perfect for our group of 4 friends; the kitchen was well-supplied andvery clean and kept wellVery spacious modernized and clean Perfect for groups of around 4 peopleThe boat is in a nice location however be aware the bathrooms are extremely tightThe individual sinks in each room were great as were the 2 bathrooms beds were comfyThe house boat was really nice and clean
Host:Great boat host and location Clean and quit and great for what we needed Super friendly host with good local tips Would stay again for sureFritz was very helpful with check in Great stayBring earplugs to help with some of the noise of the boatVery beautiful boat with great amenities and a nice and peaceful viewSam's boat is a really great findRead more reviewsThere are a few restaurants and a bakery very closeA nice boat not far away from the city Very calm and peaceful location) walk from some of the must sees in AmsterdamAlles wie auf den Bilder liegt wirklich zentral mit dem Bus 2 Minuten bis zur Central Station sehr sauberThe place is well connected to the city center
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
Top guest reviewsGreat kitchen full size fridgeThe large old windows are stunningsThe apartment looked exactly like in the photos and wasLooks just like the pictureswe especially enjoyed the big front doors that open up to the street from the kitchenThe house was clean with very good facilitiesProperty is exactly as depictedVery central Lovely apartmentThe house was super comfortable Beds were great very clean and great locationBeds were comfortable and CLEAN
Host:and he was very responsive to any questions or requests we hadThe host was very kind and helpful tooPhil was very nice always available and helped with anything we neededPhil let us check in early andPhil was a wonderful host and quick to respondRead more reviewsand there's a ton of little cafes and restaurants round the cornerThe house is well locatedPhil's house is in a great areaLovely house in the amazing Jordan neighborhoodGreat location - near Anne Frank house and lots of great cafes too
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
Top guest reviewsflexibele gastheer ; vlotte communicatieAmsterdam became greatest because of youThe shared bathroom is clean with showerLin had a bin of toiletries in the bathroomThe room has a futon & chair & a side tableLin's apartment is beautiful clean and located in the most beautiful part of Amsterdam Lin was very helpfuland I slept very wellHis post describes everything accurately in his apartmentWhat I liked the most about the apartment was how centrally located it was
Host:he knows town so just listen to himhe is very friendly and helpfuland he gave me lots of great adviceWith Lin all was more than greatLin was a great host very helpful and reactiveRead more reviewsVery nice place near to city CentreThe location is great for exploring the inner cityGreat location in city center easy walk to everywhereFantastic location near the centre but alsoHis location is really near from everything very close from Tram stations which makes it easier to move around the city which is not huge
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
Top guest reviewsLiked opening up the windows andThe apartment it is like in the picture with a view to the riverJust be weary that there are plenty of stairs to climbwe were on the fourth floor Four very steep and thin stairslistening to the sounds from down below at night
Host:the host was always wuick to reply and very flexible with the check in timeMoulay is really nice and flexible :)Hosts were really great in quick replies regard to any questions that we asked Considering the price and comparing hostels I would definitely stay at Moulay's placeWe arrived in Amsterdam about 2 in the morningAnd next to the trams and buses Nice viewRead more reviewsThe location is really greatIt's a great locationOnly 1 mile or so from the city center Restaurants cafes and plenty of other spots to check out right around the cornerEasily the best place I've stayed in AmsterdamIn a perfect position (Leidseplein) with a wonderful canal view near the heart of city centre and in perfect connection to museums and Vondelpark
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
Top guest reviewsVery comfortable furnishings just like the photosThe apartment is modern and well appointedThe large bedroom has a huge bed and large bathroomThis flat is very spacious and modern with lots of lightthe beds are very comfortable and the patio on the canal is a delightVery spacious and bright apartmentit was super clean and well-decoratedVery comfortable and spacious and just fantasticthe space is beautiful and sparkling cleanPerry and his apartment are AMAZING Perry is the best host I have come across on airbnb and his apartment was exactly as pictured exactly as described and perfectly located
Host:when we arrived he showed us around and gave us recommendationsPerry is a wonderful host meeting us upon arrivalHelpful and friendly host on sitereally helped make our trip memorableJust as advertised Perry knows what he is doing when hostingRead more reviewsthe location is stellar for walking everywhererestaurants twisty streets - a great locationThe location is perfect near everything but a quiet place to begin and end the dayThe location is also great to access the buses/rails and walk to the Central districtGreat location away form the crowd but easy to get to everywhere
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.
Perfect Studio in Amsterdam Center!Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsEverything was true to the description and photosso the smart tv capabilities worked just fineCozy private bedroom and bathroom can comfortably accommodate two guestsThe bed was super-duper comfortable and warm and it was nice (and safe) to sleep with the windowFor a one room loft it was pretty spaciousEverything was exactly as expected everything was exactly as describedLovely quiet clean room and en-suitIt was good and clean and well serviced and locatedPer la mia prima volta adThe place itself is clean
Host:He kindly let us in showed us around and connected us up to the wifiOur hosts were very kind and welcoming and our communication ran smoothlyRutger was very quick to respond and very accommodatingThoughtful additional touches by the hostSuper convenient location and great personal recommendations upon arrivalRead more reviewsIt's easy to explore from this location so get out and exploreI walked the whole city from there and if you are less inclined to walk there is lots of transit close byThe apartment is located in a very beautiful area just 10-15 minutes from the city centre and easily accessible from the central railway station (and therefore from the airport)Super cozy appartment which is well located right next to a quite busy street without too many tourists Not too far away from the train stationso it was easy to walk around and get places
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
Top guest reviewsIt looks like in the picturesThe room does not have view to the canal but the shared living room does OverallRoom is cosy but clean and comfortableGreat place absolutely as described Cozy roomright at the heart of Amsterdam Great view of the canal from the common roomThe rooms are extremely clean andgreat clean space and lovely breakfastThe room is comfortable and super clean and the location and breakfast can't be beatgreat location; very quiet; pleasant coworkers; spotlessly clean; delicious breakfastso very clean and cozy
Host:and they are available to help you and to give you good advicesThey provided me with information about walking toursThe host is very helpful and kind always willing to help with questions or recommendationsLennart made me feel most welcome on arrival and very helpfulHost is very kind and friendlyRead more reviewsmin from Dam station by TramNo convenient store around that areaConveniently located with 2 mins walk to Tram Station and 4 stops away on Tram 4 from Amsterdam Central Station Easily getting around by walking too Food are readily available around the areaI walked there from central station in 20 minGreat place Easy to get around in Amsterdam
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
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
Top guest reviewstoilet and bathroom are shared with another roomthe room is very nice as well with a big bed and thoughtful add ons like a space heaterthe rebel room is really nice, pretty, cosy, confortable,the space had a very comfortable bed near a shared bathroom that seemed hardly in use by the other guestnice rooftop room with wooden ceiling and light from two directionsquiet and cleanneatly decoratedit was exactly as described, comfortable, clean, original with a lot of character, conveniently located for the city sightseeingreally lovely placefriendly, clean, efficient, beautiful decoration and the flat is really in the middle of everything
Host:she allowed us to leave our bags again the next day after we checked out but while we got breakfastone of the best hosts i met, a very nice guy with great taste!nice welcoming peoplemanuel was very attentive and flexiblemanuel was helpful and friendlyRead more reviewsthe location is easily accessible by metroamazing locationthe historic house is in a central location on a quiet street with nice views of the neighborhoodgreat place, great location and great cleannessthis place is in a beautiful location!! close to local attractions, train 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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