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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #74 of 171 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and clean hostel. Staff is great and helpful with whatever you need, location cannot be better: it's very central and everything is at walking distance. Rooms were clean with ensuite toilet,bed lights and lockers. There are just one or two sockets in the room so if you need to charge your devices you need to leave it at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little put off by the fact that this hostel is a Christian one (they have evening prayer and everything) but after staying here we realised that this had no real impactt on our stay and no one pushed religion on us at all. The hostel was clean, friendly and literally a 1 min walk to the red... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This was our first stop on a two week tour of Europe. Our first hostel ever to stay in. We were SO happy to have had this one to 'break us in' hehe. I felt so safe, and welcomed by everyone here. Great rooms, so so clean, and I loved the fact they had a bag room for us after... More

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Brasilia, DF
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at The Shelter City! Even though the room was full and there's no space to stand properly between the beds, I liked the fact that everyone had their own locker to sfely store their luggage. The only thing that was really annoying was the 3 power outlets in a 16-bed room! Good thing they run... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed in shelter city for 3 nights in a female 12 bed dorm. The bunk beds were crammed in one room, and very close together with little room in between the beds. The cleanliness was very good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Anything you need to no you can ask them. Shower facilities were also excellent... More

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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

the location is awesome just a few minutes from the central station and around the corner from a metro stop. local farmers market half a block away and one block from the main red light district. great place to stay although the wifi did not really work thetwo days i stayedso that sucked. food was great, girls dorm was great,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed there for 3 days, staff is friendly and the place is clean, location wise very convenient. Though my headphones were stolen, just be careful of your stuff. Management can not handle theft situations.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a four person suite which has a lock on it (the 12 and 20 person rooms are just doors anyone can open and close). My room door was locked and one day after coming back, my phone charger was stolen by housekeeping or someone somehow broke into my room. My other roommates didn't have my charger (they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you can stomach the god stuff (and there is a lot of god stuff), you will LOVE this hostel. In the middle of the Red Light District, 5 mins from the train station on foot, location is amazing. The hostel has a deal with a local bike rental company which is by far the cheapest option for renting a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Budget hostel, located at the red light district. Staff speak English, and very friendly. I stayed in the room with 4 beds, sufficient space, but only 1 plug available. Anywhere, the reception do offer free charging service. Locker available but remember to bring your own lock. Importantly, they serve hot breakfast. Love it so much.

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Address: Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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Friendly, clean hostel in the centre of Amsterdam. Single-sex dormitories and rooms with 4-8 beds, some with en-suite bathrooms. 24 hour reception, cafe with cheap food and drinks, free use of lockers, great garden to hang out in with giant fish-pond! ... more   less 
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