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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Bangalore, India
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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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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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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