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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed there for 3 days, staff is friendly and the place is clean, location wise very convenient. Though my headphones were stolen, just be careful of your stuff. Management can not handle theft situations.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a four person suite which has a lock on it (the 12 and 20 person rooms are just doors anyone can open and close). My room door was locked and one day after coming back, my phone charger was stolen by housekeeping or someone somehow broke into my room. My other roommates didn't have my charger (they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you can stomach the god stuff (and there is a lot of god stuff), you will LOVE this hostel. In the middle of the Red Light District, 5 mins from the train station on foot, location is amazing. The hostel has a deal with a local bike rental company which is by far the cheapest option for renting a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Budget hostel, located at the red light district. Staff speak English, and very friendly. I stayed in the room with 4 beds, sufficient space, but only 1 plug available. Anywhere, the reception do offer free charging service. Locker available but remember to bring your own lock. Importantly, they serve hot breakfast. Love it so much.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We booked a 8-beds room, we were in 6. It was clean and quite small, but in 6 was perfect. Even if it's located in the red lights district, it it's a peaceful place. There's a pub close by, a coffee shop and many more.. Yeah the bathroom is one, and must be shared with the other guests, but it's... More

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Agia Pelagia, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Not bad at all. safe enough and pretty clean. Very friendly atmosphere & staff. Location is simply one of the best. Overall one the best hostels. Tip for the city: don't let anyone tell you that something is far away. All places worth visiting are within walkable distance. Enjoy this unique city!

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed here two nights when I was in college with my flatmate from london and my boyfriend. I liked that they were single sex areas but then we requested a wake up call so we could leave in time for our flight and it was a guy who woke us. I had to book everything for our trip and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

i was there with few of my friends for 3 nights.we took the en suite with 4 beds with private bath room.nice clean accommodation,up to the standard of good youth hostel.Room was bit tight for us but great place for those travel with low budget or look for different type of accommodation than star category hotels for a change.Honestly good... 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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