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Shelter City Reviews

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

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9733 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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69%

The hostel is nice, don't expect to much for the money you paid but the location is extremely good! It's in the middle of the red light district, good wi fi, nice breakfast, and totally recommended. If I have to choose a hostel this one would be on my list for sure!!


74%

If you stay short time everthings is ok, rooms is small for stay long time


91%

Stayed in 4berth Ensuite room. Very comfortable bed, bathroom tiny but clean. Room warm with heater. Locker for each bed. Breakfast basic but nice. Not much choice instead they had set meal days eg. Pancakes with 2other options. Situated right in the red light district and next to Newmarket station. Only 10min walk to central station.

  • 14th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

To enter the hostel you needed to show your reservation, but once you were in, you could enter in any room, as it doesn't have any key or lock. Breakfast is nice!


46%

I stayed in a 16 girl dorm, horrible. No air whatsoever! Seriously, you got dizzy by the lack of oxygene when room was semi-full. And it was HOT. Had to go out to bathroom to get air... There's no ventilation and no space between beds. Security in big dorm room is poor, hostel lacks atmosphere and proper hang-out place. Poor value for money, breakfast was only one take, want more coffee? Pay for it. I don't recommend this place at all, better to book a more fun hostel for cheaper.


86%

The staff is very helpful, the private bathrooms are very small, the wifi have some silly limitations, I tried to access a humor website from Brazil and was blocked as pornography, I understand that the Shelter is a Christian hostel, but this is a little ridiculous we are all adults. The breakfast is kinda "industrial", nothing special. The location is perfect, walk distance from the central station. Very secure, clean and well located.


91%

This hostel bad a good valeu for money . The staff are excellent, polite and always willing to help with a big smile at their faces ,

  • 10th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Loved our stay at Shelter City. Great location. The cafe serves up great food. And just a great vibe.

  • 9th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Fantastic location, right in the center of amsterdam. Staff was always helpful and they frequently cleaned the bathrooms and rooms. The hot breakfast every day was nice and included in the already low price. I'm not religious so I was worried about staying in a Christian hostel but they do not force anything on you which was great.


97%

It's a great place to stay in Amsterdam and meet new people. It also has a nice security and cheap food available. The location is in the heart of the city


100%

Simply, it had been a pleasure for me and my friend to stayed at the Shelter city. Everything had been great and most of all the meetings with the Shelter Team and other travelers ! I really appreciate the location too, which is situated in the middle of Amsterdam, in the Red Light District where guys like to party but you can't hear much at all when you go to sleep in the cozy rooms.

  • 7th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS PLACE! Was a bit wary of the 'strict' nature of the hostel, but honestly 10/10! Free cooked breakfast, plus had a free dinner night which was absolutely superb! Staff were fantastic and so lovely, plus very central location (make sure you enter the right door..)


80%

A great hostel if you want somewhere reasonably quiet, safe and centrally located. The atmosphere is somewhat lacking due to the absence of a bar or proper social area, but the staff are lovely. I would stay here again :)


100%

Great place, nice atmosphere.


71%

Atmosphere was lacking, felt like a bit of an outsider. Made it difficult to feel comfortable in the hostel shared spaces. Great location. Excellent breakfast included in price of stay. Should advertise rules such as no alcohol more clearly in hostel bookers advert.


94%

I really liked the staff! They are so helpful, attentive and friendly.

  • 4th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

The bathroom was dirty during all our stay, and the fact that there's no mixed dorm is a disadvantage. The staff was kind, the facilities are good. The security is poor (no keys for the room or anything, there are lockers though).


89%

Awesome relaxed hostel, prime location and helpful staff. Highly recommend this hostel.


86%

The staff was super friendly, they were open to any questions and helped you out. The room was clean and The beds were comfortable. It is very christian (there's nothing wrong with that, but my boyfriend and I were nervous to look gay). Aside from that, it was nice overall.

  • 4th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Despite the good location and helpful staff, our room was really tyni (suite for four) and was not well cleaned. The breakfast time was busy and the food ok. For two days is a ok hostel, nothing more than that.

  • 3rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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