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The Shelter City

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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Tacoma, Washington
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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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Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

This is a pretty good hostel. The Shelter City is a safe haven in the middle of the seedy Red Light District. It is a very safe hostel with 24-hour security and they make you show a voucher or room key before buzzing people in. Dorms are segregated by sex (great for solo female travelers like myself, not so great... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

as i only stayed in hostels in australia so far where everyone is drunken all the time and not feeling safe as a young woman at all, i enjoyed this hostel A LOT. ya, it might be kinda slow, but it's more like a family atmosphere anyways. staff is very friendly and loves to get in contact with you (btw,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010 via mobile

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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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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