I chose this hostel only because they don't allow smoking or drinking on the premises. I had never stayed at a hostel before, so I wanted to be as specific as possible. Shelter City was clean and right in the city center. Everything is close by.
It is what it is. On the plus side, you get a free hot breakfast.
My only grudge was that the women's section was up several flights of stairs. One set of stairs are winding twisting stairs, which made it difficult to carry my luggage up. It didn't bother me too much as I'm fit, but it doesn't mention this on the website.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam