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Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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8245 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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The staff were very nice and the location in Amsterdam is great. It has all of the facilities a backpacker needs and the option of a hot berakfast is very nice. If you are looking for just a nice place to stay with no party atmosphere then I would recommend it.


Amazing group of volunteers! Thank you so much for charging my kindle :) Great location to everything I wanted to see in Amsterdam. The staff was very informative and friendly even during hectic checkout. The breakfasts were amazing, thank you for the pancakes and french toast :)!!!


Extremely good location. Friendly staff and they cook good meals if you want something cheap. I think there were too many beds in the room for its size.


Can't find one thing, that was not OK. Location is great, very central, breakfast is nice, they even serve free dinner on Friday... Great hostel!


Nice location and quiet. But during sleeping, if you open the window, you can hear some noise. But it does not matter because of othe perfect things


Nice atmosphere with helpful people. If I go back to Amsterdã of course that will stay in Shelter City. Thanks a lot! Isabel.

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Highly recommended hostel. Great location!! As a female travelling alone, I felt quite safe in this hostel. There is a beautiful garden with a koi fish pond where you can hang out or eat your breakfast. It is very quite despite being right in the centre of town where all the actions are.


Great place! Breakfast included and staff is really nice and helpful! Easy to find, tubestation close. Walking distance to the city center. Great waffelplace next to the hostel!

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I love here. People works there are taking good care of me. The most friendly hostel ever!

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