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Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location and area was great! Staff was extremely helpful and nice. Great customer service. We stayed in a four person female room, we had no issues during our stay. The rooms were cleaned every morning! The only down side is that the breakfast was a bit small and the hostel itself is not too modern. However looks aside this...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that the hostel is religious is kinda funny, but it wasn't a problem even though I'm not christian. The only downside of this is that they don't allow you to drink alcohol inside, which I think it's completely unnecessary, but ok. The staff was super nice and made us feel safe. They offer you the option to charge...

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ShelterCity, Front Office Manager at Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam, responded to this review

Hoi Amanda! Thank you so much for your kind review! Thank you for your openness. Indeed, we welcome people from all kinds of religious/nonreligious background. We feel it would be funny to sort of welcome only those alike - in short, we want to practice hospitality. And you are right, our outdoor area is one of the aspects of the...

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

warning !!! I was stolen this hostel. let all my money in the closet and closed with my lock, but haven't been warned that it was necessary a lock greater. not realized that the closet was open, on the day check-out when I get my money already had taken, the manager of the hostel not gave me access the Cam's,...

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ShelterCity, Front Office Manager at Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Arthur, I am very sorry to come to your review only now! Nevertheless, it is a very serious situation. Did anyone follow up on this?

Paris, France
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The shelter city hostel is a very good place to stay for a few days in Amsterdam thanks to its perfect location or the warm welcome of the crew. The rooms are ok and the bathrooms are maybe a bit small but it's compensated with a good breakfast included!

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ShelterCity, General Manager at Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Guillaume, Thank you for taking your time to respond and give your impressions.

Toronto
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Despite the bad reviews from the other board which I totally ignored I am glad I did that. The hostel is steps away from all the action and with that being said it can get loud at night from RLD but at the same time its also convenient because the hostel is close to bars, clubs, restaurants and about a...

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Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Peaceful, clean, well organized and friendly. If you're looking for this and ONLY this, look no further. It's a Christian hostel, which means no drugs, booze, sex or whatever you might associate with the city. I got lucky my dorm was empty and spent a hell of a night there. The breakfast was also good.

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Aveiro, Portugal
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place is inside the Red Light Disctrict itself, but it seems a world apart. It is a Christian hostel (when checking-in people let you know they are Christian Volunteers and you realise that afterbeing in the hostel for a while) but if you have no problems with that, it is ideal! Walking dinstance to everywhere in the city center,...

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 10 p.m. and hostel was full of people. Every body was talking to eachother even though they knew eachother just a few days. Stuff is very nice and helpfull. You can ask them about the city; what to do and what to see. If you have some kind of problem they will help you in a second....

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ShelterCity, Front Office Manager at Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam, responded to this review

Hi Nina, Thank you for your review. It is so great to read your impression about the hostel. We are most encouraged by your insights. THANK YOU!

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This religious hostel has the best localization in Amsterdam in my opinion. The Red Light District is just on the corner. The breakfast is good, and they serve really cheap and good lunch and dinner every day. The bathrooms are clean, but has little space on the shower. The rooms are clean and spaceful, but the lockersare outside the room,...

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ShelterCity, Front Office Manager at Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Felipe, It was great to have you stay with us and we appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel!

Reviewed 26 October 2016

Shelter City was the prime, inexpensive choice for my quick visit to Amsterdam. It is located in a beautiful safe central area, steps away from the canals, great restaurants and tourist attractions. My friend and I stayed on the attic floor in a private room, which was a bit of a steep climb up narrow staircases with suitcases in tow,...

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ShelterCity, Front Office Manager at Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam, responded to this review

Hi Julianna, Thanks for the review. So true what you say about steep and narrow staircases. Dutch are so much known for their unique (and most inconvenient) staircases! We feel you! Please, come back soon!

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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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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
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Price Range: £26 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 158
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“You have to bring towels and keys for the locker...”
 of 5 bubbles lucerop22, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“DO NOT choose a dorm, instead go for a private ensuite. Maybe then you'll enjoy your stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 897allisonk, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors many stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles 671dianne, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“the room that I was really good and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 618fabianab, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't exaggerate, take a smaller dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles T6742OPalexm, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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