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Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel

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Atlanta GA
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I'm not going to lie, I only stayed at this place because it was the only place with available bookings. I don't exactly love their old-fashioned rules about segregation (separating based on gender) nor prohibition (no alcohol or cannabis). I met up my friend whom is of the opposite gender, and we both left for a place that wasn't stuck...

4Thank steven B
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Nice couple of nights I had there. And the staff when we staying in the hostel were friendly. However I left my prescription glasses there, I know my fault, but I rang 3 days after staying at the hostel asking if they had been handed in. Speaking to a girl at reception told me that they were handed in and...

4Thank Plulud2012
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed August 1, 2013

It was my first time in Amsterdam, and i booked Shelter Jordan to stay for 3 nights, it was cheap and it looked clean in the photos ( which was true) it was very clean and the staff were so nice and awesome. it was my first night at Shelter Jordan i didn't like it at first. i thought i...

1Thank Charles O
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very close to the railway station. The hostel is clean and very well maintained. I stayed in the 8 bed male dorm with 4 of my other friends. The bed was comfortable and each one of us had a sperate small cupboard. The reception is helpful and friendly. The bathrooms were also clean and tidy. This is a catholic hostel...

1Thank Pratik A
Falls Church, VA
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Pros: Good location (close enough to everything, but in a quiet, cool area of town) Super friendly staff Best "come together" environment Clean Safe Cons: Small bathroom (for a whole floor of girls)- in all fairness, this was only an issue 1 morning out of 4 This was the only hostel my cousin and I stayed at in 5 weeks...

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Machu Piccho, Cusco, Peru
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived late at night and didn't have any reservations. Fortunately they had some space in a four female bed room. They were very nice at the reception, but you have to know that this is a catholic hostel so in case you drink or smoke this is not allowed on the hostel. They also have talks every night about...

1Thank Amanda N
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I hope if you are going to Amsterdam you are not going to stay in the room only when you need to sleep . If thats the thing you are looking for this place is optimal. The rent is very decent and they are very helpful (much like anyone else in Amsterdam .. :)..) . The rooms are small but...

Thank Karanveer_Sodhi
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

It's not to difficult to find and in a nice spot in the city just far enough away to not be in the center but not to far you can't walk to the center it was a very pleasant stay the staff were awesome and very nice! Breakfast was more then I expected having been to other hostels! The showers...

Thank Lidsinga42
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed March 5, 2013

I have been traveling through a few cities and hostels already - this one is one of the best value for money, and the friendliest! From the minute we walked in, the staff (who are volunteers at the hostel) made us feel so welcome. The hostel also has a calm cafe with leather couches for you to lounge on, and...

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are looking for a place where you can be on your own and want to have a nice sleep, you need to go to this hostel. The staff is very friendly. In my opinion the place could be better if the kitchen could be used not only by the staff, but anyway if you stay there and want...

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Staying in Jordaan

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One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shelter Jordan - Popular for its warm and welcoming atmosphere - An amazing location for a great price! Shelter Jordan is in the heart of Amsterdam, close to Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Royal palace and the Museum District. A direct bus to Schiphol Airport is just around the corner. The Jordan area is full of charming streets, picturesque canals and fascinating hidden courtyards. Experience real Amsterdam in the lively street markets, "brown" cafés and the tulip and cheese museums. This area is famous for hip and trendy boutiques as well as endless restaurants and cafés. With less than 100 beds the hostel is smaller than many in Amsterdam, creating an atmosphere where it's easy to feel at home and make friends The courtyard garden is a great place to hang out when the sun's shining and you can buy drinks, snacks and meals in the café. We cook a home-made dinner each evening for our staff and you are very welcome to join us. You'll also find games to play, books to read, tables where you can write your journal, a chill-out area with comfy sofas where you can relax and chat to other guests and free WiFi access to keep in touch with home. FREE: Breakfast, WiFi, Lockers, Maps, Sheets and Showers. No hidden extras - all taxes are included in the low prices. Female only floor. Choice of rooms with 4-18 beds and shared bathrooms. The large dormitories have dividing walls between the beds. Free lockers are available - bring your own padlock or buy one at reception. 24 hour reception with tourist information and discount tickets for canal cruises, bike hire and museums. Good security, free luggage storage, no curfew, no drugs and no alcohol. Run by Christian volunteers from all around the world. This not-for-profit hostel will give you a good night's sleep in a clean and friendly atmosphere. A favourite Amsterdam hostel since 1971 with many guests coming back year after year. Come with your friends or make new ones. Experience Christian hospitality during your Amsterdam adventure! Come and discover why Let's Go guide book described Shelter Jordan as "one of the very best". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel

Address: Bloemstraat 179, 1016 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Price Range: $25 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 104
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“Ask for one that has been fumigated for bed bugs”
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“Don't book the 18 bed dorm!!”
 of 5 bubbles PlainLauraJane, May 30, 2016 | Read review
“something other than the 8 bed dorm maybe?”
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“ask if you will have your own bathroom.”
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“Near the window because you can see the roofs of other houses”
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