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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #66 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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