Wouldn’t it be great if you were allowed to stay at a cool hostel in the middle of Manhattan’s Central Park? Well, you can’t do that, but Amsterdam does have something pretty close. This chain of clean, modern hostels also has an outlet in the Vondelpark, which is basically the local equivalent of New York’s famous green space. Stay in a variety of different dorms from 2-, 4- and 6-bedders to large dorms that include metal bunk beds, a sink and in-room showers and toilets, not to mention the standard orange and grey company colour scheme. A computer lounge for surfing the net is also available as well as a lively bar, but who needs a drink on the premises when the pubs and clubs of Leidseplein are only a short walk away?