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, they are all voluntaries and do not get paid), especially in the hostel cafe which is a lovely place to stay for rainy days. also you can get a simple but hot breakfast every morning. beds are not too comfy, but i didnt expect anything great for a cheap price. the bathroom was cleaned a couple of times a day and it was very clean! i stayed with 15 other girls in a room, of course you had to look after each other and usually there was always someone sleeping - so better stay outside of the room :) you have your own lockers in the room, however it was such a nice atmosphere - people left their luagge and belongings anyways.
it is very central you can walk literally eeeverywhere where me and my friend wanted to visit in our three day trip. yeah, you're in the red light district. but where is that not in central amsterdam!? also i felt like it was okay going through it together with my (female) friend, i felt safe all the time (especally compared to paris, our next trip)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, clean hostel in the centre of Amsterdam. Single-sex dormitories and rooms with 4-8 beds, some with en-suite bathrooms. 24 hour reception, cafe with cheap food and drinks, free use of lockers, great garden to hang out in with giant fish-pond! ... more less
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- The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam