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 fan edwin provided helps with sound and keeping it cool overall amazing stayfelt very comfortable after a few messagescosy room & lovely experienceit is nice sweet and warm roomthe room was comfortablethe room is clean and cosybathroom was very clean as well really appreciated the floormat being changed everydayvery clean room with a comfortable bedbasic but clean comfortable and conveniently locatedthe attic room is great it’s clean and extremely comfortable
Host:edwin is knowledgeable and friendlyedwin is a wonderful hostedwin is an excellent attentive hostedwin is a great hostedwin is responsive and a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is very good closed bar stationgreat location for very littleexcellent location and nice roomgreat location walking distance to most amsterdam tourist spotsgreat location short walk to the central station restaurants and souvenirs
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 bed was incredibly comfy and the place was easy to findgreat spot — separate entrance and a dedicated bathroom that may as well be privateperfect room for one night in amsterdamgreat room for one personi liked the fact the bathroom was private so no sharingclean comfy bed and bathroom was clean well equipped with a good showerthe room was clean and the bathroom (also very clean) was just next to itthe room was clean and cosy - same as the bedvery friendly and a clean place especially loved the bathroomclean and danielle is a very nice person
Host:danielle is a great host and very accommodatingdanielle is a great host happy to give tips on places to visit and activities to do/not dodanielle is a very considerate host and she provides alot of insightful info about amsterdamdanielle was an amazing host thanks a lotdanielle was a very professional and courteous hostRead more reviewsexcellent location quiet yet not too far from centralgreat location easy check inthe location is very gooddanielle’s place is perfectly located it’s a 15 minute walk from central amsterdamthe location is great close to a metro station and walking distance from the center of amsterdam
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 reviewsnice living room and deck areagreat spot for 4 single folks with separate bedrooms and 2 toilet rooms 2 shower roomsliving room and back deck are great to hang out rooms are small but comfy (it’s a boatgreat location for 4-6 guest lots of room with 4 single room and one doubleperfect for friends not for couples because of single bedsit’s clean and niceit was exceptionally cleanclean and quit and great for what we neededvery spacious modernized and cleanlovely roomy clean and comfortable boat
Host:super friendly host with good local tipsgreat boat host and locationexactly as advertised- cool boat very comfortable (we were 3 people) great location and friendly hostRead more reviewsfantastic location very quiet but near everythingunique place in a great locationawesome location and unique placewalking distance to a great bakery and supermarketgreat location and nice to sit outside
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 reviewsphil's place was top notch- great furnishings and very comfortablevery comfy beds & welcome amenities were much appreciatedgreat kitchen full size fridge stove top and all the amenitiesfully equipped kitchen and comfortable suit to our needsthe setting the heating floor the facilities i can go on and on everything were superbbeds were great very clean and great locationthe house was clean with very good facilitiesthe house is as the photos very clean and tidy and cutevery well located spotlessly clean nicely designed and extremely comfortable
Host:the landlord was kindthe host was very kind and helpful toophil was a very kind host and he made sure that we thoroughly enjoyed our amsterdam visitphil was a wonderful host and quick to respondwe had an excellent time and our hosts were very accommodatingRead more reviewsgreat location very close to everythinggreat location and housethe location is perfectvery nice location quiet well furnishedgreat location within walking distance to the center as well as being in a safe neighborhood
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 reviewsi would 100 % recommend lin's apartmentlin has made my stay at amsterdam very comfortablegreat communication and everything was super cleangood and clean flat and roomthe shared bathroom is clean with showerminimalist but clean comfortable and convenient and lin is a pleasure to talk tothe apartment is clean and exactly as described and displayed in the pictures
Host:lin was a great host and he was quick in responselin was a great hostlin is a great hostvery friendly and overs great advicelin was a great hostRead more reviewslocation is perfectly situated close to everythinggreat location in city center easy walk to everywheregreat location in the heart of amsterdamvery nice location in the heart of jordaans opposite the anne frank houselocation location location lin’s place is located in such a great area
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 reviewsthe place was quite simple but perfect for a short stay clean and central
Host:hosts were really great in quick replies regard to any questions that we askedmoulay is friendly and was available for our queriesRead more reviewslocation was very goodit's a great locationnice flat and great locationthere is an amazing place for breakfast just in the park in frontmoulay's place was great value for money and had everything required in a very good location
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 photosbeautiful apartment with a patio on the canalthe bed was huge and the canal view was very peacefulincluding providing an extra fan when he noticed summer temperatures were on the risethere is a great garden out the back that is perfect to enjoy breakfast/lunch/dinner invery clean modern and comfortableit was very clean comfortable and cozyclean stylish helpful tourism and kitchen itemswe loved staying at perry’s place it was so clean stylish and spaciousthe place is great very clean well laid out with everything you could need
Host:he was a great host and everything went completely smoothlyperry is a great hosthelpful and friendly host on siteperry was a great hostperry is a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgreat location easy access to the bus central station metro and great restaurantsamazing apartment in perfect locationthe location is perfect for amsterdam you can walk anywhere from thereabsolutely perfect location exactly as advertised
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 reviewsthe room looks very nice bed is comfy and wifi works greatclean with everything you needthe apartment itself is simple but clean and exactly as advertisedvery good and clean apartmentthe place itself is clean comfortable and functionalincredibly clean stylish comfortable and overall experience
Host:awesome host thank you rutgerthe host was responsive to our queriesthoughtful additional touches by the hostother than that we can really recommend the appartment and rutger as a hostclear and quick communicaton also really helpful with questionsRead more reviewsgreat location and comfy roomthe location is great 10 minutes away from the central stationit's close to the central station and all main attractionsexcellent location organized and tidyreally good apartment - walking distance to all the main spots
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 reviewsthe rooms were comfortable and the kitchen area was all we neededvery clean and tidyfun and clean environmentit's very clean and comfythe houseboat is very cleangreat communication clean and tidy boat :) good location
Host:the host is lovely and stopped by to say hihost was very helpful and easily reachablegreat host who responds quickly to messagesxanthe amazing host and great placeabsolutely lovely place and hosts to stay at again any timeRead more reviewsthe location is fantasticlocation was awesome as everything was close and within walking distancegreat location for walking around amsterdamamazing location to stay in amsterdam easy checkin walking distance from great restaurants and attractionsawesome location and amazing place
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 reviewsgreat view of the canal from the common roomalso the dinning room has a nice viewthe breakfast is well provided and the breakfast room has a nice view on the canalthe rooms are extremely clean and the view from the breakfast room is lovelythe room does not have view to the canal but the shared living room doesit is clean & there are towels providedroom is clean and comfortablethe room is clean and niceroom is cosy but clean and comfortableroom is very clean with free breakfast
Host:the staff was friendly and welcomingalso staff is very friendly and kindnessstaff are extremely friendly and politethe place manager was very friendly and funnyhost is very kind and friendlyRead more reviewslocation is really goodthe location is greatvery easy access from airport to the place by public transportationgreat location right on the canali definitely recommend this location
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 reviewsthe room/space was incredible - from the decor to the amenities provided this place is superbsweet room w nice view of rooftops and to a canalthere is a very spacious shared restroom (shower tub and sink washer dryer) and toilet roomthe room is in a gorgeous old building with stylish decorations and high end amenitiesit’s well-designed and comes with lots of little perks that make your stay extra comfortablemanuel keeps the space sparkling cleanthe rooms are clean stylish and include thoughtful extra touchesthe bedroom and bathroom are very cleanvery large very clean large bathroom (shared)i like the room as it is spacious clean and simple
Host:manuel is a great hostyuri was a lovely hostamazing host i'll pick him again next time i'll visit amsterdammanuel is also a wonderful hostthe host was fantastic and very responsiveRead more reviewsvery good location in amsterdamgreat location minutes of walk to the centralgreat location comfortable roomvery cute getaway spot great location just a bit away from all the actionthe location is easily accessible by metro
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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