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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #66 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This hostel is located in the red light district but funnily enough, it is anything but seedy or dirty. It's non smoking, no drugs and not a party hostel. Great staff, clean rooms (except I had a few hairs on my bed when I arrived and our private shower hadn't been cleaned properly upon arrival), but in a city like... More 

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Kranj, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed there for 4 day at the beginning of October. Hostel is perfectly located, rooms are nice, clean, hostel is quiet, breakfast is nice, they serve free dinner on Friday, ... I'd stay there again! Loved it!

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grimsby
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is what it is an old school converted to a red light district hostel with, in my case 8 beds over 4 bunk sets of bunk beds in my room - room 10. You have your own lockable locker. Cheap and super cheerful. The staff could give other hotels lessons in customer service. All Christian volunteers with their own... 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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Number of rooms: 158
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