Location rating score
"The building is massive but super modern and well maintained."
Facundo - October 25, 2018
510 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.5|
|Distance to city center||2 km|
|Nearest airport||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)|
|Distance to airport||12.3 km|
Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, ClinkNOORD Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel.
ClinkNOORD Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Reception and bar team was super friendly."
October 25, 2018
"I would definitely stay again."
October 25, 2018
"The rooms are neat and clean."
January 3, 2020
ClinkNOORD Hostel is located in the culturally vibrant Overhoeks district, just a short journey from Amsterdam Central Station. The hostel mixes Dutch style with creativity and modern comforts, providing curious travelers with a unique and fun place to stay and socialize and the perfect launch pad from which to explore all that Amsterdam has to offer.
Beautiful features from the original 1920s building have been enhanced whilst creating relaxing social areas, a plant-filled atrium, a café, a library, a bespoke self-catering kitchen where guests can make and share food, and flexible spaces for meetings and events. ZincBAR puts on regular live music, DJs, talks and performances and offers up a budget friendly, regularly changing menu that includes pizza, small bites, burgers, pizzas and local specialties.
Staff will be happy to help you get the most out of your stay in Amsterdam. Accommodation includes a mix of private and state-of-the-art dormitories, many with stunning views of the city, river, waterways or the surrounding parkland. All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and all the little elements required for a great stay. ClinkNOORD Hostel is 1.4km from ClinkNOORD Hostel, while Dam Square is 1.4km away.
"It’s good value of money for group/solo paying."
June 19, 2019
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Fri 11th - Sun 13th Dec 2015”
To be perfectly honest, due to the price, location and the fact that it was a hostel, I wasn't expecting a great deal from The ClinkNOORD. We've visited Amsterdam over 20 times and have stayed in some high end hotels as well as some complete dives, however this was our first time staying in a hostel. I've passed by some of the hostels in the RLD and they are far from welcoming, so I assumed that the ClinkNOORD would be more or less the same...I was wrong!!! The ClinkNOORD may look like an old industrial unit from the outside, but once inside you are met with an extremely clean, brightly lit and friendly reception area, and branching off from that some chill out/study areas, a bar and kitchen. Our stay here was fantastic, the only thing I can fault is the thin long flat pillows, which even doubled up and placed between your arm and head are not sufficient. Bring your own pillow or prop it up with some clothes under it. We didn't eat at the ClinkNOORD so couldn't review the Food/Dining section (hence 3 stars). Would we stay here again? Definitely YES. The ClinkNOORD will be our first choice in the future and will remain so if they maintain the current standard and pricing structure.
Trendy, clean neat hostel in Great location”
ClinkNOORD is a clean, well run establishment that is very easy to get to from Central Train station saving airport taxi fees. They have a great common area with nice music, books, games, even ice hockey. There is also a basic cafe open mornings and decent bar with basic meals available at night. There are laundry and ticket booking facilities but just ensure any new staff actually know what they are selling as I was sent on an unnecessary goose chase across town unnecessarily for a crappy canal cruise. I was reimbursed the next day. I stayed in a private room which at the time of booking 14 days prior was one of the cheapest available in Amsterdam but still paid 124 Euro which was highly overpriced for a basic hostel room with hard mattress, and no room servicing, although if I had paid a more reasonable price I was more than happy with the room. It was clean modern, featured wall art, and bathroom was modern.
I came as solo traveller to Amsterdam, easily to find this hostel, from Centraal Station , cross river for free by boat, and walked about 3minutes. Extremely clean, and I can check in earlier at 10am. How amazing services...! if you looking for great hostel with cheapest price, absolutely choosing Clink Noord hostel!!!
A good option with friendly atmosphere”
Overall a really great stay at ClinkNOORD, with a good location, friendly staff, and good facilities. We would stay again if we were in Amsterdam. The guest kitchen is only open between noon and midnight and locked for the rest of the time, which is fine for lunch and dinner. However, it means you don't have access to the fridges, so before midnight you have to remember to get things like milk or yoghurt out of the fridge and let them get warm in your room overnight. The other issue was that the soap dispenser in our room had a "defect" sign stuck to it, and we ended up using shampoo to wash our hands, even after talking to staff about it. The sign looked like it had been there a while so we were surprised they hadn't just put a soap bottle in there or fixed the dispenser
First on the positive side its just across Amsterdam Central Station with Free Ferry crossing the lake, Hostel is neat and clean, friendly staff, Buffet Breakfast is good enough for the price. On the Negative Side I stayed in the 14 Bed Dormitory apart from the Beds and Medium Lockers ( my 24" Suitcase did not fit into the locker they have so i had to keep below the bed ) Apart from the Beds there is No Chair / Table / Wall Hooks or Hangers in the room to hang your clothes or towels which was irritating for me. During my Europe trip i had stayed in Generator Hostel in Paris / Escale Hotel in Brussels / Smart Place Hostel in Paris and in comparision this is a big draw back.
Good value for money”
The hostel is a 5 minute ferry ride from Amsterdam Centraal and in a prime location. I had a four bedroom all female dorm which had a toilet and shower. The toilet and shower room were not cleaned everyday so that made them smelly and messy. The bedsheets and comforter cover needed a proper clean as they had hair on them which was a bit disgusting. The hostel staff were friendly and quite prompt however. My locker was broker and someone immediately came to fix it. Wifi worked fine. You will be charged city tax of 2 plus euros upon check in and will need to pay 3 euros for a towel if you don't have yours. You can also get other toiletries for a small fee if you don't have yours. The hostel is right next to the Eye museum and This is Holland which is very convenient. The ferry ride to and from Centraal station is every 4 minutes and is free. I recommend this hostel, all in all. A real fun place to hang out and meet people at all times of the day and night!
Great Place To Stay!”
Clink noord was awesome! Staff was friendly, room was comfortable and clean, and fellow travelers were super friendly! We had a private double with a bunk bed for me and my friend. The hostel is located in the Noord area about a 3 minute walk from a free ferry that operates 24 hours and takes about 2 minutes to get you to Centraal station which is a quick walk almost anywhere.
Will Stay Again ”
The staffs from ClinkNOORD is helpful as they always give good recommendation and travel advice. Besides, the hostel provide activities every night for traveller to join, which is good especially for solo traveller. Tho the equipment inside the guest kitchen need some repairs as apparently those induction stove are not working well.
Convenient, accessible and minimalist lodging in Amsterdam. It caters to a younger clientele and lots of group travelers. There are dormitory type rooms as well as private rooms. There are a lot of common spaces as well if you find yourself wanting more space to move around in or if you'd like to socialize. This hostel has all the bases covered and has lots of activities lined up and information readily available. If you need to check in later in the day or check out earlier than you are scheduled to leave, there are lockers and luggage storage is available. Bring your necessities and a padlock for the locker if you think you might use it. Otherwise, they sell everything you could need nearby. The train station is a short and free ferry ride away. The area the hostel is in is rapidly developing so there are shops nearby.
Located within easy access from the Amsterdam central station, clinknoord is a good choice for Travellers who wish to be in close proximity to the train station. 1. 4 bedded room. Not cramped. Huge lockers and individualised power sockets. Clean shower room and toilet. Toilet and shower are separated. 2. Meals. Didn't try. Breakfast for €6.9 is rather expensive. Better find food elsewhere. 3. No drugs allowed. This is what I like the most. The aspect of safety for solo Travellers is of utmost importance. No one wants to have roommates who are high on drugs. Suggestions for improvement: Provide bigger pillow. The one provided is like a miniature bolster.
A great stay in the north of Amsterdam”
My stay in a 14 room was great - I was given a towel for free, and only had to leave my sheets on the bed. The hostel facilities were incredible. A well-serviced bar, a help desk, good hot water with clean showers and toilets, a big breakfast buffet (though it costs 6 euros), WiFi that worked really well and lots of activities to help make friends - block jenga, air hockey, and so on. I really don't have any negatives for this place. Be mindful that getting to the hostel means having to get the 24 hour Buiksloterweg ferry that takes 3 min to cross from Amsterdam Centraal.
Nice hotel, 5 min away from major train station”
The hostel is located just a harbour from Amsterdam Centraal Station, which can be easily accessed by a 2 minute free boat ride (operate 24/7). A’dam lookout is just beside the hostel, along with some great restaurants. Huge common area and interesting event organize by the hostel. Also, low price for all you can eat breakfast!
Lively hostel for youngsters”
Staff was nice and friendly! I like how the location is away from the city so that you be away from the hustles of the city so that you can rest well. But the locker is too small for my 10kg luggage and is not functioning so i am forced to leave my locker open (with my luggage locked). Also the shower water is not focus in the middle and spray too outward, so after i finish my shower it was water everywhere and the door was wet too. Their breakfast and dinner are great value too (the food in amsterdam is at least 7-8 euro while hostel only charge around 6 euro) if you on a budget. Also they offer buy 1 free 1 drink with the bar too. Overall is a nice hostel to stay!
Hi there Vincent! Thank you so much for your great review. Sorry to hear that your locker wasn't working properly, you can always let us know at reception and we can call maintenance to fix it for you. We also have lockers that are free to use at reception. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the rest of your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Safe travels, Arlinde - Front of House.
Great place. Awesome atmosphere”
It was my first time to ClinkNoord and definitely one of the greatest hostels I stayed at. Staffs are friendly, easy check-in, convenient location, awesome guests, and they hold your luggage for you.
Best hostel in Amsterdam”
The best hostel I’ve ever been to in Europe. The front-desk staffs were so nice and friendly. I get to check in instantly because my room was made-up. Aqua, a housekeeping staff was so nice and had daily chats with me everytime she’s cleaning the room. Makes me feel comfortable and safe! The food was awesome (it’s vegan-friendly!) and the dorms are big and spacious! Will definitely come here again if I were to ever visit Amsterdam in the near future!
Great vibe and friendly staff”
I stayed in one of the private rooms for 1 night and I really enjoyed it. The room and the ensuite bathroom were clean, the bed was comfortable and the room was warm. The staff deserve kudos as they were very helpful and genuinely friendly to everyone. The breakfast buffet is good and costs EUR 5.70 if you buy it at the time of check-in compared to the standard price of EUR 6.90. You can easily reach the hostel with the free 24H ferry from Centraal station. The only minor downside was that sometimes you can hear people walking by your door on the corridor with their rolling suitcases or when they come back from a party but it`s a hostel full of young people so it`s part of the package. They also have a luggage room where you can leave your big luggage before/after chekout so you won`t have to carry it around with you.
I have stayed for a total of 9 days here and I can say that I have really enjoy my stay. The moment I stepped in on this place people from the reception has been really helpful and kind. They really tried their best to accomodate guests. My first booking was 5 days, then I went to Paris hoping to celebrate my christmas, however I realized that it is not a perfect timing in Paris due to transport strike, Instead I went back to Amsterdam and stayed again in Clink and celebrate christmas. They even agreed when I changed my room on my second time that I have booked. Location wise as it is not far from center, Just take a free ferry to cross the canal in less than 5 mins and walking distance to central. Place is clean, and you can stay in lobby just to hang out and even read books. I would definitely recomment this place and I will stay again incase I will decide to go back to Amsterdam.
Spring Break ”
Went here with three of my girlfriends for Spring Break (age range 25-28). Amsterdam is an extremely expensive city in general (the hotel prices were out of control) - but for such a nice hostel it was a steal. The only issue whatsoever we had here was obtaining clean towels after check-in (we had to go downstairs and request towels twice) aaaaand for the amount we paid the room was EXTREMELY small - and our shower didn't drain so the water would go everywhere. It was also semi-annoying having to take the ferry in freezing cold weather HOWEVER it was a nice hostel, went to the bar downstairs at the end of our night to buy cheap wine. We didn't meet anyone here, and we had tight quarters, but as a place to stay it had everything we needed.
Clean, contemporary hostel with great location”
Clinknoord is located conveniently behind Amsterdam Centraal, just a 5 mins ferry ride away. Ferry is very frequent, about 1 in every 3 mins, and operates 24/7. The best part is, its free! I booked a private double room (ensuite) for my stay. When I realised that my room was on the ground floor, I was concerned about safety, privacy and noise level as it is also the level of the lobby and lounging area, but I soon realised that my concerns were uncalled for. To get to my room, I needed to pass 2 doors that is only accessible with an access card and once I am in the area, it was very quiet. My room is very clean and feels new, it was also cleaned daily by room service. Towels can be exchanged for clean ones when you bring the used towels to the reception. The shared spaces are spacious, clean and contemporary. Cons The pillow were very flat, almost non-existent. Thankfully we are provided with extra pillows after request. €128 is rather steep for a hostel but overall, we had a pleasant stay.
Hi Diane! Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience. Really great to hear about your positive feedback about the safety, cleanliness and the free ferry service. We are so happy to serve you during your stay and we hope we will see you again! – Laraine (Front of House Team Leader)
Clean, cozy, Friend”
It's opposite side from Amsterdam central station. But I didn't feel uncomfortable about location. There are always free ferry to use. And all of stuffs in the hostel was very clean, simple and safety. Plus friendly staffs. I highly recommend this hostel for travellers