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Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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The Shelter City
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Ranked #68 of 186 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its true I have never stayed at the hotel but all in all it was a good hostel. Staff is friendly and nice. Breakfast and location are the best things hostel has. Worst part is the dorms, 6 people in the same compartiment not even a place to leave our things besides the cloackroom, ridiculous space. Its secure which is... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to stay for a couple of nights. The dorm is a bit packed with bunk beds, but the good thing is that there are separators between them. Staff are friendly and helpful. After all, it is a christian hostel where there are a lot of books and events about god. It is not a problem... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8 of us stayed at Shelter City Hostel over Valentine's weekend to celebrate a friend getting married. The hostel had a nice atmosphere and the staff were welcoming. The 8 of us were all in the same room too, which we were able to arrange with the staff before our stay. The hostel is situated right on the edge of... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a recent trip to Amsterdam. I was traveling alone. I wanted to be in the city centre but I wanted to feel safe. The hostel was perfect. The staff were really friendly. The dorm was clean and warm and the bed was comfortable. The staff are in the hostel in the evenings and chatted to me so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stayed for five days in January 2015, solo traveler, four bed dorm. The hostel was clean, had friendly staff and sported some good resources like a kitchen (no for use by travelers) and books on the city, as well as some discount cards for various activities. The dorm I stayed in had one wall outlet, but the lower bunks have... More 

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liverpool
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My first time in Amsterdam and I was not familiar with the city. However, this hostel was easy to find and about 10minutes walk from Centraal station, through Chinatown and on the edge of the Red Light district. The staff are volunteers from around the world so speak multiple languages and will do their best to help guests during their... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I stayed here for two nights and had a great experience. The staff was extremely helpful and always available and their security is phenomenal. The price was affordable and the hostel's in a great location central to many of the attractions I wanted to see. It was a quick 15 minute walk to the Anne Frank House and right on... More 

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Argyroupolis, Attiki, Greece
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Desite the fact that you cant even drink alcohol(its a christian shelter) the rooms were pretty great , thebathroom pretty clean at times during the day and its very safe (you get in witha voucher). Its in the red light district so its right in the city centre. The breakfast is ok for free.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The hostel is not that bad but for this price, nah. First of all, I was really concerned of the safety issue, the stairs were narrow. I cant image what would happen if there was a fire. Second, the toilet was small, you coundt really turn in the toilet. Also beware that there is no elevator , you really have... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Its in heart or you can just beside of those pink windows i.e. Red Light Area of Amsterdam. Location was totally safe and happening for solo travelers also. one side red light and one side chains of cafe. supermarket and banana bar(famous Strip club), Dam Square, Wax Museum, Shopping Lanes everything is at Walk able distance and hostel is easily... More 

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Address: Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 158
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