Ecomama, Amsterdam Fifteen minutes’ walk from Centraal Station, or a five-minute metro ride, Ecomama is a 19-room hostel, whose chill-out areas and cheerful live-in staff give the place a cosy, community feel despite the industrial styling. Upcycled accessories, such as lamps made out of cheese graters, reinforce Ecomama’s sustainability message, as do the timed showers and motion-sensor lighting. Accommodation options range from the “el cheapo” 12-bed dormitory (from €18), to a private double superior, with its own bathroom (from €99). Make breakfast in the shared kitchen or get a croissant and coffee for less than €5 in the cafe, The Fix.• Valkenburgerstraat 124, ecomamahotel.comDeborah Nicholls-Lee … [Read more...] about 10 of the best hotels near Europe’s main railway stations
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