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Shelter City Reviews

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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84%

Rating
7494 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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86%

I loved my stay at Shelter City. The staff was so friendly to us, it was really clean, and I loved the atmosphere.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff there are amazing. This centrally located hostel was perfect. The breakfast was a good start to my day. I went to a conference in Amsterdam and met the whole world at this hostel. A highlight of my time in Europe.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

David, one of the staff was absolutely wonderful - he was always there when you needed him ! Every other staff beside him was also really nice and friendly and always theret to help!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff are very friendly and helpful. The security is very good. The location is excellent. A little more detailed information about how to get to the hostel would help.


97%

the best hostel I met in Netherland!washroom is very clean and staff are very nice. but a little far away from Train station (walk 15-20 mins). Anyhow, everything is satisfied!!! strongly recommend !


80%

value for money


71%

There are other hostels that for less price they have better instalations, a kitchen were you can take some food for free like pastas, dressings, sauces and even coffe and you can cook your own meal, here you need to buy everything.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Most of the staff were nice. Location perfect and the place is value for money. Only showers were pretty annoying because there wasn't coming enough water from the shower.


100%

Loved this hostel! Easy to find, great location, and friendly staff. Would stay again and recommend to friends!


89%

Great location in the heart of the city, 10-15 min walk from centraal. Right near red light district/ china town yet manages to feel like a secure haven in the chaos! Friendly staff. Rooms and bathrooms were clean. Decent pancake breakfast :) 4 bed dorm was too warm, that's my only -ve point!


97%

The breakfast was very good and the location is excellent, I did everything on foot.


100%

Despite their religious nature, Shelter City was a decent spot to sleep. It's cheap they have reception open 24/7.


91%

Great place to stay! Super location, nice stuff, delicious pancakes on Sunday ;) It is a good place for those who are looking for calm and quiet atmosphere.


94%

Great hostel with friendly staff at Nieuwmarket.


91%

Great hostel


100%

Very nice place, with very good situation in Red district. Staff is very helpfull and kind. They have some activities or meal organized to discover other travelers. Thank you very much for your hospitality.

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The staff were REALLY helpful and friendly. Security is also fantastic as they provide you with a number tag whenever you leave anything at the counter/luggage room. However, the 16-bed dorm was pretty cramped. Overall still a good experience.


89%

Every thing is good. The location is fantastic.


86%

This was my second stay at Shelter City and we loved it. We had an error with our booking and the manager at the hostel did everything she possibly could to make sure that we were compensated for this. The staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. The hostel is clean and the location is perfect for sightseeing!


94%

No complaints here. Wonderful rooms, nice courtyard and cafe, and friendly staff. You won't have any problems getting around town from this location, either.


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