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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #69 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

*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 4 weeks ago

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 February 22, 2015

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 February 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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