Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen Review

best european cities for students

If you planning to visit Amsterdam soon, I will say that this is a great idea. And if you wondering where to stay in the city close to the city center and in the meantime a relaxed place, let me tell you about Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen.

Recently, I finally made it to Amsterdam. I went to the Netherland on a 10-day trip and I’ve stayed in Amsterdam for 5 of those days. During my stay there, I’ve stayed in two Stayokay hostels – Vondelpark and Stadsdoelen.  

Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen review 

stayokay amsterdam stadsdoelen review


As you can already guess, Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen is in the city center, located right next to one of the city canals. The hostel is just 10 minutes walking from Amsterdam Centraal, so the location is very convenient. 

For my whole stay in Amsterdam, I took a tram just once and that was the only time that I used public transportation in the city actually. 


In Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen I’ve stayed in a big dorm room. 

The bed was comfortable and the room overall was clean. From that same room, that I was staying in, there was a nice view of the street and the canal. 

The lockers were in front of the room and the bathroom and the showers were on the other side of the corridor.

Bar & breakfast room

The breakfast room, which in the evening is a bar is really nice. I liked that there is a view of one of the canals from there as well. 

Breakfast with a view in Amsterdam? Yes, please!

The breakfast at Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen includes coffee, tea, juices, bread, cheese, hams, oats, yogurt, honey and jams, and fruits. You pay it once and then you can eat as much as you want to. 

O, yes, and it was a nice place to get some work done if you need to, the Wi-Fi at the hostel is very good and reliable. 

stayokay amsterdam stadsdoelen review

The staff

The staff in Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsoelen was nice and polite. Untypical for me, I didn’t bother them with lots of questions.

Good to know

Towels are not included but you can purchase from the hostel. You will have to make your own bed.

Overall, the Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen is a good idea for a place to stay in Amsterdam close to the city center. 

If you have friends who plan to visit Amsterdam soon share this post with them and like Owl Over The World on Facebook for more travel tips.

stayokay amsterdam stadsdoelen review

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission if you make a booking after clicking.  It comes at no extra cost to you but it helps me with the running of this site!  As always, opinions are my own. Thank you!