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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #69 of 189 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

Good place to stay just outside the red light district but it is located on discount Ally a.k.a. tranny alley so for a good time you can watch seemingly normal grown men that want to plow trannys good times. safe clean I would advise to get a smaller room as a 16 person room to be a bit much when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

Stayed here 2 nights & never again - as a solo female I didn't like the location at night - in an alley in the red light district - you can try to walk around that part but it takes forever. There was a creepy older man hanging out in the t.v. room right outside my room, made me feel... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

it was ok, we stayed in an 8 ladies bedroom. Since Amsterdam is an expensive city, the money we paid to stay there was appropriate. I would stay there again.

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Coruna
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

1st of all:I've been around almost the whole of Europe in hostels during the last 4 years so I know what to expect more or less. So: Pros: 1.great location 2.helpful but inexperienced stuff(they change oftenly,are all volunteers which means they DON'T GET ANY MONEY just bed&board for a month which makes it VERY-VERY PROFITABLE for the owners of the... More 

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lower saxony
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

service nice, 16 beds in one room - be prepared clean area, but missing airing in bathroom it is safe breakfast you can chose but don't have too much hunger you feel something from the christian spirit in the house but you won't find a chappel or meditation room risky proyect, a christian shelter in red-light zone, but the concept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

Be careful how you get to this hostel--take a wrong turn and you'll end up right in the middle of the Red Light District. Because of this, we had a bad impression when we arrived at the hotel. It seemed to be down a side street with a massage parlor and who knows what else. The lobby looked kind of... More 

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Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

We stayed at City Shelter for two nights and some of the things that actually drew us to this hostel was the fact that there was a curfew and that drugs and alcohol weren't allowed. We figured people staying there wouldn't be too wild and therefore we would get some sleep. This proved true. Rooms and bathrooms were clean, bathrooms... More 

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n.ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

great central location, helpful staff, good reception with fab info on city attractions. hostel rooms single sex, very clean & spacious enough for price we paid for 2 nights. bathrooms clean & tidy, bedding immaculate. nice area for socialising. breakfast small choice but enough to keep you going! for the price you pay it's very decent though!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

It's a christian hostel... no drugs and no alcohol, curefew... It didn't mention that when I booked online. The hostel is located in the Red Light District. Strange people ! Veeeeery slow checking in. No drugs, you're sure ? Room (two persons) was clean. Everything was "ok". Smoke detector, so don't even think about it. Bathroom is on the same... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

The hostel/hotel in Amsterdam are extremely expensive. Nearly all of the hostel would only have mixed dorm which I really could not stand. I also heard a lot of story about smoking pot in the hostels, which really draws me away from the hostel. When I came across this hostel, I felt that would be the perfect one since it... More 

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