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Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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26 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The big rooms were VERY warm at night, our beds were right near the heater so whilst the first night was nice and toasty, the other nights were just stifling. By this I mean it was hot without a sheet in January. However we really liked the space and the atmosphere of the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a night on New Year's Day. I'd booked a bed in a 4 bed dorm, which I thought was their smallest, but ended up in a 2 bed room, which was find by me! The staff were really friendly and welcoming. The location is good. 10-15 minute walk from the train station. In the red light... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at Shelter City. We had a 4 bed room to ourselves which was clean, warm and had plenty of storage (ie. 4 large lockers) and contrary to other reviews, we had 2 power outlets too. Showering and toilet facilities were clean and functional too although there was a bit of an overpowering smell of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

So I stayed at this hostel in summer of 2010, it was very clean the staff was friendly... enough, awesome location and weird at the same time. The hostel is right at the edge of the red-light district and a square with lots of coffee shops and cafes. if you have a problem with religion you probably shouldn't stay here

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a christian hostel, not a party hostel which they were very clear about. The place was VERY safe, clean and I found it to be pretty roomy (probably 3 times roomier than the other hostel I stayed at in Amsterdam). Computers were always accessible and the internet worked well. The staff was very friendly. I did end up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Not bad but the dorms have alot of people in them and 13beds was a little much for me. Shower was ok but not great. They did give a free breakfast of pancakes every morning which was probably the best thing about staying here. Good location a short work from the centre

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is not a 5 star hotel. It's a hostel. It serves it's purpose. The location is great and the people are friendly. I only stayed in two rooms: an 8 bed room and a 12 bed from but I have no complaints about either. I was able to sleep confortably in both. I forgot to mention that it is... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

sure, the location is great (the RLD is LITERALLY, around the corner), supermarket just on the other side of the building, ice cream store nearby etc etc. But I wouldn't stay here again given a choice. the first night we stayed in a 4 bed private room, which i'm pretty sure was only meant for two people to stay in.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

The good: -beds are clean and comfy -there are lots of showers/toilets and they're cleaned daily -awesome location, walking distance to everything -yummy, free breakfast everyday -no smoking in the rooms -only guests are allowed in -cheaper than a lot of the other places that are close by The not so good: -it's a bit too big for my liking,... More 

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam

Address: Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Price Range: $37 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 158
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