Be careful how you get to this hostel--take a wrong turn and you'll end up right in the middle of the Red Light District. Because of this, we had a bad impression when we arrived at the hotel. It seemed to be down a side street with a massage parlor and who knows what else. The lobby looked kind of scary at first glance.
But once we got inside, everything was very nice. The hostel felt like a peaceful refuge right in the heart of the city. There's a nice courtyard, and people were friendly. The 16-bed girls' dorm had windows open onto the courtyard, making it a little loud when I was trying to get to sleep. But mostly people were very considerate. I got a good night's rest.
And we discovered that if you go out of the hostel the other way, things are much better. The area actually is just fine. So...I had a bad first impression, but ended up feeling totally comfortable staying there. I would recommend it to anyone, and would stay again. Good place!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam