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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #73 of 174 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hostel, really good located, you dont have to take trams or bus for almost anything (just for Van Gogh museum and Heineken Experience), and when you have to take it is really fast to get there, with friendly and helpful staffs and a nice breakfast. I did not choose a bedroom with lots of people, the prices in this... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it was a bit weird for a Christian hostel to be right in the Red Light District. Although the location is perfect, very close to almost everything Amsterdam has to offer. The café is very cosy, so sweet they have a cat! Some extra toilets would be nice though

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Bangalore, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there for 1 night as a solo in my first visit to Amsterdam. This was my first experience at a hostel. It was suggested by my friend. I took the 4 bedded room with attached bathroom. To my luck, I was the only one in the room for the night. In this kind of room, you have the... More

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Don't know other prices of hostels in Amsterdam at this time of year but seemed a lot. 27€ a night in a 20 bed dorm. Showers a bit weak. But breakfast was filling, mostly quite clean, sold combination locks for the lockers and very central location.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was my first experience at a hostel but I'd read about them and spoken to friends who had been to hostels so I knew what to expect and what not. The showers were spacious enough and really clean, rooms were neat and clean also, the food was nice, especially the hot breakfast they offer. The cafeteria has some tables... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This hostel felt like summer camp. The people (more so the younger people than the older visitors) were very friendly. I made friends within 5 minutes of getting to my room. The big dorms were pretty clean, though sometimes the bathrooms were a bit damp, and the 4 person rooms were also fine, though my sheets had a few holes... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Shelter City is a nice hostel, with friendly staff and a decent location. Whilst we didn't mind, we were quite surprised that the "christian hostel" that we were staying in was just off the main strip of the Red Light District and that a few doors down from us on the same street there were women in windows. This wasn't... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Shelter city was our first experience in a hostel and it proved to be a good experience. The location was relatively clean. We stayed in a 16-bed all girls room and they lockers but if you want to charge your phone you need to leave it with the front desk overnight. They provide you with a ticket and you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

At first, Shelter City seemed like a great place right in the middle of the RLD. However, there was a mistake of some sort with our booking, and SC cancelled our reservation without having contacted us first. So, imagine our surprise as we arrive to the hostel, and find out that we couldn't stay there. This resulted in three 18... More

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Milan, Italy
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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Address: Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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