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.
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How to book Cocomama Hostel?
Congrats, you just found the coolest hostel in Amsterdam. Now, what about your booking?
Check out the official website of Cocomama Hostel. Why? There you can get the lowest prices!
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Good to know: Booking the 5 Star Hostels on their official website is the cheapest and safest place to book.
TOP location! It is central, but not too central to be surrounded by noise and tourists only.
The hostel is located just 2 minutes from the Albert Cuyp Market, and 5 minutes to Museum Square. If you fancy some night life in Amsterdam, Cocomama is located only 10 minutes to the the bars, restaurants and clubs of Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein.
The location is convenient as you can enjoy a non-touristic street, but being close to the hot spots nevertheless. Also, during your stay you can enjoy the Cocomama Hostel garden as well. This is very rare in Amsterdam!
You will appreciate the location. The hostel has also a bike-rental service, use this! It is the best way to get around.
How to get to Cocomama Hostel
From the airport (Schiphol): Jump in the train to Amsterdam Central station. Walk out the main entrance and head to the left-hand tramstop. Take the n° 4 tram towards RAI and get out at stop 'Stadhouderskade'. This is already the street of Cocomama. Walk back in the direction the tram came from. Cocomama hostel is located approximately 100m before tramstop "Westeinde 18".Cocomama Hostel, Westeinde 18 1017 ZP Amsterdam
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All room types at Cocomama Hostel
Private Room Types available: Deluxe Double Bed Room, Family room for up to 5 People
Shared Room Types available: 2-Bed Dorms, 4-Bed Dorms, and 6-Bed Dorms
Not sure what room to pick? Our guides will help you to decide:
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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.
Cocomama Amsterdam is a 5 Star Hostel because …
We are keen to share with you here all details. Follow our foot steps.
We will give you all details on hand, so you can go out there and explore this accommodation and Amsterdam by your own.
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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!
Read more about hostel pets here.
How about we show you Joop in a photo? He’s such a 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.
The best way to get to know Amsterdam is by bike!
It may sound very touristy, 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.
Related article: the best hostel packing list, including 23 items you cannot miss in your luggage.
The photo below shows our bike we rent at Ecomama.
You can get exactly the same at Cocomama, just with the own logo.
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.
This is quite a legendary corner. Have a look, take a photo and share it with the friends. If you share this with your family, make sure you let them know this place is a FORMER brothel…just to avoid any misunderstanding.
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:
- “Forest Room”
- “Royal Room”
- “Big Brothel Dorm”
- “Cheese Dorm”
- “Anne Frank Room”
Unique Boutique indeed!
All of the rooms have their own outdoor sign as well. Here is the example of the Anne Frank room.
We created an overview of all different hostel room types. Make sure you select the room you actually want.
3. Unique Boutique and Hostel
The check-in starts with a glass of champagne. This itself makes it already cool!
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!
Related article: 28 handpicked boutique hostels to admire
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 at Ecomama, 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.
We highly recommend to join their red light district tour. It is an exclusive tour for guests of Cocomama and Ecomama.
SUPER FUN and seriously interesting. Even if you planned to stay away from that area, for whatever reason, this tour by Mo is quite educating. Mo, the guide, shares insider information and hidden spots.
And if you fancy challenging your hostel buddies to Nintendo, go for it. Old school time!
Also interesting, we collected 27 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 – as stated above.
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!
Therefore, this accommodation is perfect for couples looking for a social hostel experience, as well as solo-travelers.
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. Again, we wrote a our full article on Joop and other pets at hostels.
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.
Promo Code for Cocomama Hostel
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How to book Cocomama Hostel?
Check out the official website of Cocomama Hostel.
Remember, the official website of 5 Star Hostels is the cheapest and safest place to book!
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Hostel Packing List
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- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries