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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #76 of 173 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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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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Brasilia, DF
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at The Shelter City! Even though the room was full and there's no space to stand properly between the beds, I liked the fact that everyone had their own locker to sfely store their luggage. The only thing that was really annoying was the 3 power outlets in a 16-bed room! Good thing they run... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed in shelter city for 3 nights in a female 12 bed dorm. The bunk beds were crammed in one room, and very close together with little room in between the beds. The cleanliness was very good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Anything you need to no you can ask them. Shower facilities were also excellent... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

the location is awesome just a few minutes from the central station and around the corner from a metro stop. local farmers market half a block away and one block from the main red light district. great place to stay although the wifi did not really work thetwo days i stayedso that sucked. food was great, girls dorm was great,... 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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