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Shelter City Reviews

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
8127 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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77%

Breakfast and staffs were really good, but there wasn't enough socket. The light wasn't bright in the room. You can store your luggage after check out. But blanket was thin, so it was a bit cold.


94%

friendly staff, nice service.

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Althoguh The room does not have a socket for charging, the counter provided the charging service. Not too bad

  • 13th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Stayed here before. Great price, location


86%

The hostel is really well located, 10 minutes walking from Amsterdam Centraal Station and in the heart of the Red Light District. Breakfast included, Wifi working in all the building, towels and other accessories to rent and lockers to keep the luggage. The rooms are good and the beds comfortable, the only disadvantages I found is that the bathrooms are shared among all the rooms, in the room there is just a sink and a mirror, and the locker that is located out of the room.


89%

Shelter City is a Christian hostel that tries to pass its Christianity all the time. It has biblical discussions, prayers before dinner, books and flyers about Jesus all around and also paintings in the walls. If you plan to stay there, please, have sense and respect the place, even if you are not Christian. The hostel offers several activities, free dinners on Fridays, hot breakfast (not included), and free tours! We went in the free tour and it was great! Also, is very central, near everything


100%

Encountering people at Hostel Night dinner who were not Christian and not at all amenable to it was a bit of a surprise, considering the hostel bills itself as a Christian hostel. Nothing the hostel can do about it, I know, but still kind of a surprise.


60%

Very well located hostel. Someone broke all the lockpads of my floor when I was there (but nothing was stoled and they gave me new ones). As it's a religious hostel, you shouldn't expect a party mood as others hostels in Amstedam.


89%

Really liked this Hostel, even though im not christian it was a lovely place to relax.staff were all very friendly and the best free breakfast ever, pancakes with nutella, yes! Be aware of the lack of plugs though! oh and excellent free dinner! Thankyou Shelter City!


100%

Great place, great people :) everything was awsome


100%

Friendly team, well secure, excellent location, 5 mins from station. they thought of every thing- all details covered including wifi, printing, cafe, free breakfast, books, pcs and free dinners on saturdays. excellent hostel


100%

Super comfortable rooms, which a nice toilet and shower into the ensuite and the staff was amazing.


100%

We loved to stay at shelter city:-) Very friendly staff. Good location, you can explore the city by foot. Thank you! Be blessed:-)

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

I really liked that breakfast was included and each day there was a different special hot plate. This hostel is in a great location really close to everything. All the main attractions are no more than a 10-20 minute walk. Only downside is that there are very few room plugs so have to take items to the front desk to charge and when you do that it is not guaranteed to get charged.


77%

Location is great. Breakfast was just ok. Some staffs were not as friendly as the others. Really passionate Christian staffs, so I found turning down an invitation for group prayers uncomfortable. I have liked the idea of a Christian hostel as I am also religious (Catholic though) and dislikes alcohol and drugs. But I am just not into bible studies and group prayers. I have half-expected such invitations but also half-expected otherwise because they cater to travelers with varied backgrounds.


77%

everything was ok


89%

great time there

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Really nice staff, really secure and very very good location, nice breakfast. Sadly there is no kitchen (only microwave) and it's really loud (walls seem to be made of paper so you can hear everything). Missed little bit a social room where you can chill out and read a book


91%

Really nice place would of loved to have stayed longer, wonderful people and good vibe :)


57%

Strange place. Preachy but not very nice. Didn't love my stay here.


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