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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #66 of 178 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The hostel is not that bad but for this price, nah. First of all, I was really concerned of the safety issue, the stairs were narrow. I cant image what would happen if there was a fire. Second, the toilet was small, you coundt really turn in the toilet. Also beware that there is no elevator , you really have... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Its in heart or you can just beside of those pink windows i.e. Red Light Area of Amsterdam. Location was totally safe and happening for solo travelers also. one side red light and one side chains of cafe. supermarket and banana bar(famous Strip club), Dam Square, Wax Museum, Shopping Lanes everything is at Walk able distance and hostel is easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed in this hostel for just one night, and were pretty impressed. Inspite of it being completely full, they managed beds for couple of more ppl on email request. the staff was extremely friendly and polite....although there are lockers in the room..there wont be any locks..unless u buy them from the reception...I advise to carry one small lock...in 25... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for two nights and it was really great!!! The receptionists were so nice and it's cool how they are only volunteers! I wish I got to join their evening events but i enjoyed talking to Tata and the tan guy who serves breakfast was pretty hot. It's located in the red light district, which can... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was great! Pretty secure - you have to show your voucher for them to unlock the front door, and there are lockers in the rooms, but the dormitory doors don't lock. The staff was nice, beds were comfortable, and breakfast is included! There aren't many outlets though, so you have to check... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For its location (in the middle of the Red Light district), this hostel was very nice. The safety precautions, like having to show your stay voucher every time you entered or left, seemed a little overbearing at times but were necessary for the area. No curfew, but we came back at 1 AM on Saturday night to find everyone else... More 

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Mikkeli, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I stayed at Shelter City with a friend for 3 nights. The price was 16 euros per night, which was the main reason we chose this place. The staff was friendly young people, the house rules were made clear from the start. Bed was comfy, bathrooms clean. A big plus for us was that there was no curfew. Charging phones... More 

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Address: Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 158
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