By Pete Meyers—It’s officially “shoulder season,” Cheapos, and you know what that means: comfortable weather, more tolerable crowds, and most importantly…bargains galore! Best yet, even with fairly little advance planning there are plenty of cheap, last minute deals to be snagged.
But where to go? We decided to tap into our inner-Van Gogh and searched through our Editor’s Picks of hotels in Amsterdam and found deals a-plenty that are available during the month of October. A few of our favorites include:
Rembrandt Square Hotel: Double rooms available for $94 / night
Our take: The Rembrandt Square offers basic, quiet rooms that benefit from a killer location near Rembrandt Square itself—an area that isn’t just in the action, it IS the action. Read full review.
Hotel Bema: Double rooms available for $87 / night
Our take: Cheapo rates and a prime location are the main attractions of the one-star Bema, located near the Concertgebouw, Van Gogh, and Rijksmuseum. Read full review.
Hotel Aspen: Double rooms available for $87 / night
Our take: The one-star Hotel Aspen has a bare-bones aesthetic that perfectly reflects the hotel’s straightforward purpose: providing a clean, affordable place to sleep for travelers exploring Amsterdam. We’d call it a backpacker’s paradise. Read full review.
Abba: Double rooms available for $87 / night
Our take: Located within easy walking distance of the Vondelpark, the one-star Abba offers an affordable stay with few perks. Bright rooms, quiet balcony gardens in back, and a great location in a “real” Amsterdam neighborhood are among the reasons to park your luggage here. Read full review.
Hotel Hermitage: Double rooms available for $94 / night
Our take: The newly decorated 2-star Hotel Hermitage, formerly the Luckytravellers Fantasia, lives it up with St. Petersburg-style rooms right on the banks of the Amstel. Read full review.
And if you do decide to go, Cheapos, here are a few tips to consider:
October events and festival guide for Amsterdam: Check out Iamsterdam for the latest news and up to the minute event and festival info.
Restaurant and shopping tips: Spotted by Locals has loads of helpful advice for finding fun and interesting spots for dining, entertainment and many things in between.
Happy travels, Cheapos!