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    Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam

    Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    31/12/2017 01/01/2018
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good45%
    • Average20%
    • Poor5%
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    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Free Parking
    Airport Transportation
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    Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

    There are positives and negatives to this place. Firstly, it is true to its description. If you are looking for a drug and alcohol free Christian hostel, then this is the place for you. The hostel offers church services and bible studies. The hostel is...More

    Thank KSD093
    Reviewed 9 June 2016

    Amsterdam was our second stop on a 3 week backpacking trip. We walked into the Shelter to a secure door and kind smiling faces of the front desk staff. They were relaxed which is very important when dealing with stressed travelers. They introduced themselves and...More

    Thank amelia27coyle
    Reviewed 4 June 2016

    I stayed here with three friends and the volunteers here kind of pushed a bit of Christianity on you but it was the cleaner that we found odd! When he came to clean the room, we weren't ready so he waited outside and we spoke...More

    2  Thank Cong L
    Reviewed 22 May 2016

    Close to Central Station, friendly reception and delicius breakfast...The hostel located in center of Amsterdam near to markets, amazing canals, museums, tourist places.. You can walk around the city and enjoy their arquitecture...

    Thank Lucero P
    Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

    This hostel is in a great location, has great security, amazing free breakfast in the morning, staff were excellent and facilities were very clean! The hostel is within walking distance of most attractions, and of the central train station. They offer a wide range of...More

    Thank bobbilynn2016
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    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Price range
    • US$21 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 158
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    • The Netherlands >
    • North Holland Province >
    • Amsterdam >
    • Red Light District (De Wallen)
    • Also Known As
    • The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam
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    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
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    19 September 2015|
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    Response from gloria_jessica | Reviewed this property |
    No, the lockers are narrow. But there'll be room under the beds and just keep your valuables in the locker. You needed your own lock at this hostel, take a smaller to medium sized lock, not a big one! This place is great for... More
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    "The rooms are generally quite"
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    "Make sure you bring a padlock for your locker"
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    "You have to bring towels and keys for the locker..."
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    "DO NOT choose a dorm, instead go for a private ensuite. Maybe then you'll enjoy your stay."
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