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Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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The Shelter City
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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52 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

This hostel is not for everyone but it suited my needs. If you're after a more sedate time in Amsterdam that's cheap, this is the place to go. It was a good price and the room and ensuite bathroom (in a 4 bed room) was clean and adequate. I was invited to Bible studies but it wasn't forced on me.... More

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edinburgh, scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Went with a couple of friends to Amsterdam at the start of June 2011. Stayed one night at this place. It is quite easy to find, just at the perimeter of the red light district. The receptionists tended to be quite helpful at check-in. We didn't get preached at but did get invited to a bible reading. There are no... More

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Halifax, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

We stayed in this Christian hostel to avoid the freaks and drunks that we might encounter in other Amsterdam hostels. Although they do not really push their religion on you, all the "Jesus Loves You" propaganda gets pretty old fast. It's litterally in the middle of the Red Light District, in an alley way which prostitutes in their little windows... More

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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39 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

I was at Shelter for 3 nights on january. Was very nice. I was at a suite for 4, very good. The bathroom on the room was very good, the beds too. The hostel is in a very good location, in the center of Red Light District. Was a crazy location, but don´t worry, there´s security. The staff was very... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

The place is well located, clean, the saff is helpfull and it seems very safe. But is not a place for fun. However, since is so close to everything I didn´t missed that.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Great Place to stay! Talking to other travelers who went to Amsterdam they really enjoyed a hostel called the "Flying Pig", which I am sure had a bunch of wild and cool travelers and the gang of pot smoking fanatics. But don't pass on Shelter City just because it is a Christian hostel. Maybe it is just my personality, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2010

I stayed at this hostel for a weekend early in December 2010. The position is great, the room (4 beds room, women only) was ok , with a small sink in the room. For the showers, bring with you slippers and soap etc, because there is none available. And as you are packing, bring along as well a locker: I... More

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25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

Stayed at the hostel for one night in a 10-bed male dorm. The bathroom was conveniently located outside the dorm with plenty of showers and toilets. The beds were comfortable enough, grouped in 2 or 4 separated by a wall, so it felt more cozy with more added privacy. The staffs were friendly and helpful. The hostel was secure with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

We stayed two nights here. It's walking distance from the central station, but get a map, otherwise the streets can be confusing. A map will also help you avoid the red light district, if you prefer. The staff can help with recommendations and you can book tours and bike rentals at the desk. This was definitely the cheapest hostel we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

I want thanks the whole TEAM from shelter city hostel great place and everyone treat me pritty good,i will be back!!!!!!!

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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
Also Known As:
The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam

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