Cocomama was voted the best in the Netherlands at the 2011 Hoscars and it's not hard to see why, guests have said this boutique hostel is "the opposite to the big corporate hostels that lack character", with clean, newly furnished rooms "done up to the small detail". Hostelworld reviewers tell us the staff "love their city [and] will give you all the info you need on where to go", making this hostel feel "like a home away from home". We particularly like the resident cat and the large back garden.
What puts us ahead of the rest is our many little extras, like cheap bike rental, private hostel boat tours, our cuddly hostel cat Joop and the free pasta, rice, oil, spices and coffee/tea in the kitchen! For fun our guests join in on one of our many activities, like Tight Ass Tuesday (beer and pasta for â'¬3), movie night, the booze cruise, Nintento NES battles and more. Our hostel is run and owned by young, energetic ladies with outstanding local knowledge of Amsterdam. We especially recommend that people go biking or boating through Amsterdam - it gives you a total different and local view of the city.
We're also close to Albert Cuyp Market (two minutes' walk), the Heineken Brewery (five minutes' walk), Museum Square (5-10 minutes' walk) and the bars, restaurants and clubs of Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein (10 minutes' walk).