Ahoi and welcome to Cocomama Amsterdam, the very first boutique hostel in the city of Amsterdam. Cocomama is your perfect choice to stay in Amsterdam. The reasons for that are simple. Apart from the beautiful interior decor and design, Cocomama Amsterdam understands what their travelers are looking for: an easy-going atmosphere, cheap bike rentals, private hostel boat tours, free pasta nights, and more activities you’ll love.
What we cover:1. The 5 Stars of Cocomama Hostel
2. How to book and compare rates
3. Neighborhood and location
4. 5 Secret tips to Amsterdam
When hanging out in the common area of Cocomama Amsterdam, make sure you say hi to Joop, the sweet hostel cat. Read more about Joop at our article about hostel pets.
There are many reasons why Cocomama is recognized as a fantastic Hostel throughout many websites. And there are exactly 5 reasons why Cocomama is as well a 5 Star Hostel!
We are Hostelgeeks, your independent shortcut to the worlds best hostels; the 5 Star Hostels.
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Cocomama Amsterdam is a 5 Star Hostel because …
1. Sustainable at its best
Managed by two local Dutch girls, Anika and Lotje, Cocomama opened its doors back in 2010. Since then travelers from all over the world have fallen in love with Cocomama. They also adopted the super-friendly hostel cat Joop from the Amsterdam shelter, and he loves to welcome the new travelers arriving at Cocomama.
If you are not into cats, no worries, he won’t bother you! However, he is a very friendly, cuddly, and lovely cat!
Back to the sustainable facts of Cocomama: The ensuite bathrooms are stocked with body lotion, hand soap, shampoo and body wash by “Stop the water while using me” with ingredients from certified organic agriculture.
And pssst: The best way to get to know Amsterdam is by bike! It may sound very touristic, but is indeed a very great local way to get around the city. You can rent your bike directly at the hostel reception to discover Amsterdam in an Eco-friendly way.
The photo below shows our bike we rent at Ecomama. You can get exactly the same at Cocomama, just with the own logo. Pretty cool!
2. Boutique Design – every room has a theme
Natural daylight and plenty of space are king! Cocomama Amsterdam Hostel is a former brothel and located inside a monumental building with its own large garden out back.
There is even a history corner with interesting photos, and an original stripper pole. Wanna have a look?
The high-ceiling rooms and chandeliers make you feel like you’re in a by-gone age. Every room is uniquely designed with different Dutch themes and the history of Amsterdam. And there are many different private rooms and dorms you can choose from.
Which do you prefer: the “Forest Room”, the “Royal Room”, the “Big Brothel Dorm”, or even the “Cheese Dorm”? Unique Boutique indeed! There is also an “Anne Frank” room. All of the rooms have their own outdoor sign.
3. Unique Boutique and Hostel
The unique aspect of Cocomama Amsterdam is its well-crafted balance between a hotel, a boutique, and a hostel. The combination of the three worlds is truly one-of-a-kind. This hostel brings accommodation to the next level.
Whichever room you choose, we know that you’ll love its cozy interior design for sure! Although the design part is obviously unique, the Cocomamas do not forget about vibes, showing its own unique character!
Important to remember: Only groups up to 4 people are allowed here! The hostel is a smaller accommodation where they want to have all travelers engaged, to let people enjoy the full experience of Cocomama and Amsterdam! If you are a group of more than 4 people, check out their Sister-Hostel Ecomama Hostel, the other 5 Star Hostel in Amsterdam. Here groups are allowed.
There are also plenty of events organized at Cocomama. Curious?
4. Honesty, “Tight Ass” and Booze Cruise – The Atmosphere
Friends trust each other! Grab a beer from the fridge and pay for it in the honesty box. After your drink, you can join plenty of hostel events such as Tight Ass Tuesday (no confusion please, it’s beer and pasta night!), movie night, the booze cruise, and more.
And if you fancy challenging your hostel buddies to Nintendo, go for it. Old school time!
Also interesting, we collected 18 fun things to do in Amsterdam. Trust us when we say, get ready for some awesome days!
Also, a big aspect of the great atmosphere here is the restriction of groups. No groups of more than 4 people are allowed – perfect to get to know more fellow travelers! This decision was made to get smaller groups easier connected, so everybody at the hostels can connect easily. And: it always works!
5. Superb Staff and 100% Local Tips
Forget any tourist maps or descriptions! The owners, Anika and Lotje, and the super-friendly staff at Cocomama will give you the best local tips for Amsterdam – both in the city and its surroundings!
Welcome to your friend’s place in Amsterdam where you can hang out and get the best local tips around. It is no surprise Cocomama Amsterdam receives many great comments and ratings on major booking platforms. This hostel is a cozy boutique hostel and nobody is anonymous here.
As mentioned before, the hostels cat Joop is another proud staff member. He will make sure you have someone to cuddle if you need to. You will find him mostly in the living room, and the garden.
Opening Video of Cocomama Hostel
Watch the Cocomama’s Opening party in a video. Walk through the halls, dorms, and garden the first time. Listen to Anika and Lotje, the two owners, why they decided to open Cocomama Amsterdam Hostel as it is.