It all began in August, 1999, when Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam opened its doors. We realized that most youth hostels in Amsterdam were already booked and that hotels were too expensive for backpackers. So our idea was to open a brand new youth hostel in the vibrant center of Amsterdam. Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam began in a small 17th century building that was formerly a hotel.

However, we eventually came to realize that our hostel was too small and too far from the Van Gogh museum, Rijks museum, I Amsterdam sign, the Concert building and the many other attractions of Amsterdam.


SINCE 2014

Today we are happy to announce that we can welcome you to a bigger, more conveniently located building in the beautiful Museum quarter. This makes Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam the ideal starting point for your cultural journey in Amsterdam.

We believe that no matter how low our prices are, the rooms, toilets and showers must be clean at all times. We also believe that all of our employees must be friendly and helpful to everyone who comes here.

So the Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam is not only a nice and clean place to stay. It is also a safe one, thanks to our security camera systems and night watch. The Cosmos is the perfect place to meet new and exciting young people. We are small and personal, so you’ll feel very comfortable at all times when you stay with us. We have no lock-out or curfew, so you can leave and enter whenever you wish.


The Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam has been on the top 10 list of best hostels worldwide for three years. The votes, based on character, security, location, and fun, were submitted by many of our regular guests.

We have welcomed guests from all over the world for almost 15 years. In these years we have had the pleasure to meet and host inspiring guests from all over the world, including many from countries we even didn’t know existed.

Now that you know more about the Hostel Cosmos Amsterdam, it’s time for you to become our guest, too. Book your bed now and get ready for a cosmic experience with us.

We look forward welcoming you to our hostel and to Amsterdam.


Hostel Cosmos in one minute


I love here so much!! every staff so nice!
especially Cossy&Yassy are so wounderful!!

Chizuru Matsubayashi

Greate staff! Really friendly they help me solve every problem i had!:D just greate atmospare.

Dragam Jafar

Muy bien ubicado y en la recepción muy simpáticos y dan buenos datos!!!

Marco Andreani