A friend of mine and I are planning on visiting Amsterdam in September for a few days, as part of a larger European trip.
We are not looking for luxurious accommodation, just a basic twin room, or two basic single rooms. I have been looking at accommodation in the city, but is seems to be somewhat pricey (maybe I'm not looking at the right places), at around 60 to 70 Euro per person per night for pretty basic accommodation (excluding student hostels). If it is possible, I'd like to pay closer to 35 to 50 Euro per person per night.
To that end, I was wondering whether accommodation further from the city centre might be cheaper? If so, which neighbourhoods would be good to consider? There'd need to be good public transport links, including late night services.
Of course, any pointers towards cheaper city-centre accommodation would also be appreciated.