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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Shelter City
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Ranked #65 of 190 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostel is no doubt a shelter from all the craziness of the red light district. The staff is really friendly and they make yourself feel at home. The two strongest features of the hostel is its location (in the heart of the red light district) and the feeling of security inside. They don't let anyone that doesn't show the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is located very close to Centraal station, in the midst of the Red Light district. Very safe location close to a bunch of nice restaurants. The rooms were comfortable and they provide free lockers which can easily store a trolley and a backpack. The staff is helpful and there are no curfews. Good place to meet lot of interesting,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Christian hostel, it might not be everyone's cup of tea. I liked it as you have seperate dorms and bathrooms for men and women. The communal showers are great because you won't have to wait to shower. The breakfast is humble, not all you can eat but you have three choices of toast, muesli or cooked special of... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for one night with a friend. Neither of us are practicing Christians, but that didn't have any bearing on the hostel experience. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and the hostel itself was very nice. The room itself had 14 beds and opened into a very quaint little courtyard. There were no locks on the door and... More 

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Paris, France
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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This hostel is close to Central Station (10 min walk), right by the red light district. The staff makes you feel very welcome and at home. The breakfast is provided for free and the options on the menu for lunch and dinner are of good quality and cheap. Even though the hostel is run by a protestant christian group, there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Though it's Christian hostel, it's open for everyone. Initially I thought it might be weird for me staying there while wearing my hijab all the time, but turned out it was fine. They respected my choice and very friendly. The staffs were also greatly helpful! I like the breakfast because they gave hot choco as one of the choices. The... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It came as a surprise to us. I and a friend were visiting Amsterdam and we booked it online. It was in the middle of the district but as soon you enter the hostel, it was a peaceful and a very calm place. loved the friendliness of the staff. Highly recommended!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights in June 2014. 1. Great Reception and kitchen staff 2. Ample storage 3. Nice breakfast/food 4. Quite, neat and clean 5. Basic rooms 6. Christian hostel. In fact I had a long discussion with a highly religious christian girl and a Brazilian guy over breakfast (BTW I am not into religion nor was that... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

*Late Review* October 2013 After having very little luck just "turning up" to hostels and hoping for a room, we booked this in advance, it looked clean and had alright reviews. Didn't realize until after we got there, this was a Christian hostel in the middle of the red light district! The rooms were basic but what was a bit... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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