Ecomama Hostel is a funky eco-friendly hostel in Amsterdam, and the green sister of the 5 Star Hostel Cocomama Amsterdam. The slogan of Ecomama Amsterdam is "Green, Quirky, Cozy, and Conscious Sleeping". It is clearly an invitation to every conscientious traveler out there who’s looking for special accommodation in Amsterdam.
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Advantage of the Location of Ecomama Hostel
The Ecomama Hostel is located in a former travel agency, right at the end of the Right Light District and the university neighborhood. The entrance to the Ecomama Hostel is actually also a funky café called "Filter". The hostels location is quite convenient as you are close to the center, and you can get here easily by public transport.
How to get here:
When you arrive at the Airport, you can take a train directly to the main train station. Walk out the main entrance to the left until you see the blue metro sign. Walk down the stairs and take Metro n° 51, 53 or 54 - there is just one direction.
Get out at the metro station 'Waterlooplein'. Here you have to take the exit "Waterlooplein". Cross the street towards the square in front of you, and head on straight to the street 'Valkenburgerstraat'. This is already the street of Ecomama with the house number 124. Here you will see a coffee corner called "Filter". Walk in and go to the second desk. You have now reached Ecomama Hostel.Ecomama Hostel, Valkenburgerstraat 124, 1011 Amsterdam, Netherlands
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All room types at Ecomama Hostel
Private Room Types available: Double Deluxe Room Ensuite, Double Superiour Room Ensuite, Private cabin for 2 people
Shared Room Types available: Female 7-bed Dorm, 5-bed Dorm Room, Experienced traveller 8-bed Dorm, El Cheapo Budget 12-bed Dorm
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Okay, but back to Ecomama Hostel.
The huge vintage-styled common area including a big kitchen, cozy seating area, and even a tepee for having out. It is the perfect place to meet your fellow travelers. And the uniqueness of the green Ecomama hostel continues inside its sleeping rooms. The dorms and private rooms come in a creative, industrial design.
Each room at Ecomama Amsterdam is designed for the different types of travelers. Those hostel room types include “Boys are smelly-Travelers”, “Better sorry than safe – travelers, “Luxury with an attitude-Travelers”, and 16 more!
Hostel Ecomama Amsterdam is a 5 Star Hostel because …
1. Sustainable, Eco-Friendly, Conscious – Ecomama is Green!
Just like Cocomama, this hostel is managed by locals. The shower and kitchen run on a water saving system, and the Boutique hostel building exudes Eco-consciousness. The materials are all upcycled – bricks, teddy bears, corkscrews, have been given a new purpose and life as part of the unique furniture design.
The 5 Star Hostel in Amsterdam has a natural stone heating system which is eco-friendly. Your beds will feel even more comfortable, as you will sleep in sheets of organic cotton, and the mattresses are made of only natural, sustainable materials.
Last but not least, Ecomama Amsterdam supports the social project of NGO (Niños de Guatemala), and Artis where they adopted a Margay (Leopardus wiedii).
Also we like to mention that the ensuite bathrooms are stocked with body lotion, hand soap, shampoo and body wash by “Stop the water while using me“. They only use ingredients from certified organic agriculture. This company’s products are not mass-produced and do not contain cheap ingredients from the lab.
An example: the brazil nuts “Stop the water while using me” uses come from sustainable farming in the Peruvian rainforest. This provide half the annual income of thousands of harvesters and their families. – Sounds good, right?!
2. Conscious Vintage Design with Upcycled Elements
The specially designed reception desk made out of books grabs your attention right away. You will find up-cycled materials all over the hostel such as chairs made out of old clothes, cable drums refurnished as tables, and, somewhat ironically, old books turned into bookshelves.
Each room at Ecomama Amsterdam tailors a different type of traveler. The rooms are named as “Better sorry than safe”-Travelers, “I prefer no roommates in my container box”-Travelers, and “a better world starts here” – travelers. There is also a room only for girls. The female dorm is called “Boys are smelly” – BUYA! More details about female dorms here.
This Eco-conscious up-cycled design will certainly inspire you to create unique designs at your own home – on budget and Eco-friendly!
3. Conscious Travel in Style
Who says that “ecotravel is boring? The conscious travel concept is brilliant. Ecomama perfectly combines Eco-friendly accommodation, and a fun and social hostel atmosphere. No doubt, we LOVE it here!
We especially love all the small details that raise awareness on how to live in a sustainable way spread throughout Ecomama hostel. The creative decoration invites people to take their time, inspiring guests to create their own Eco-conscious home.
When you enter the Ecomama Hostel you instantly get the feeling of a special and unique atmosphere. Check in at the Upcycled-Book reception, and slow down.
4. Honesty Box and Hip Vibes
The kitchen fridge is filled with drinks and snacks. Just take whatever you like and leave the money in the honesty box. Trust never felt so good!
The big common room with plenty of different options to spend your time lead to a funky, relaxing, and hip environment, making it easy to connect to fellow travelers.
Don’t miss out on joining one of the many hostel activities. Who is up for the Pub Crawl and the private boat tours? And if you feel like staying in, then you will enjoy your time for sure as well. There is even a teepee tent in the social area. How cool is that?!
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5. No rush – the staff loves to help you!
Warm and welcoming, friendly and helpful! Taking cues from the slow-travel movement, the staff takes its time at your check-in and they will point out what to do in Amsterdam on a map.
They will give you their greatest tips for what to do around Amsterdam. Don’t be shy, say hi, and ask! The team will suggest great places to visit.
The staff receives many compliments and comments on online reviews. This is no coincidence. Welcome home at Ecomama Amsterdam! You will love it here as much as we do!
So many fellow travelers and members of the Hostelgeeks community stayed at Ecomama. A visit to remember! Hop on the swing, take quirky design photos, and simply relax.
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