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Shelter City Reviews

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
7795 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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91%

All staff is really friendly, nice and kind. I like the policy of no drugs inside the hostel. Good restaurant with good prices. Good breakfast included.

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I had a nice stay, kind staff, excellent position, good atmophere, felt like second home


80%

It is a Christian hostel which is ironic considering there is a brothel next door, none the less, free breakfast is awesome, bed/dorms are okay. Bring your own lock for locker otherwise they sell them for around €5.


74%

Initially was good hostel, but with yers begin to have more and more unexplicable restrictions. May be because is too close to Red light district some times security is excessive. Poor breakfast with big queu.


94%

The staff in the hotel were great, the facilities are fantastic as you can have food/drinks in the cafe at a very reasonnable price. The breakfast is beyond expectations. The showers were never crowded despite the size of the hostel and they were regularly cleanded during the day. I think this is a fantastic hostel. I would definitely recommend it.

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

I'm very satisfied with the stay. thank you!


89%

The staff was very helpfull. The breakfast was very good for a hostel. There's a bar where can you can buy meals for a reasenable price. I'd definetely stay there again.


89%

Great breakfast, full meal, with juice and coffee, not just some toast and out the door or something. NIce folks, good stay for sure, thanks!


86%

The bathrooms smelled like comfort stations found in provincial parks. they stank. Breakfast was good though. But, you have to get there early or wait in line. Bring a combination lock or you'll be stuck having to pay 4 euros at the front desk for one that fits.


89%

A great place to break a bit from the chaos which is Amsterdam. Everything is nice and clean, great garden to chill in, big lockers, adequate wifi. You'll have some noise till morning but that can't be helped; Amsterdam is a loud city. Had a great stay, thanks to the staff!


74%

Even though the hostel is located at the red light district, it was still pretty safe. Staff only allow guest that present a slip to enter the compound. The staff are all volunteers and are friendly & approachable. The breakfast serve is good, ranging from pancakes to toast (with eggs). Its about 10 minutes walk to the train station, which is quite convenient.


91%

Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms and facilities, excellent security and fantastic location. What's not to like?


83%

A good level of cleaness and a central location (cery central). The good thing about this hostel is that it is drug free which, in Amsterdam, is quite nice :). Strongly recommend this hostel if you are visiting Amsterdam. The breakfast was good too!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The hostel is very well located, friendly stuff, clean facilities..recommended!


91%

It was a great place to stay! Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The place is clean, and the food is great in the mornings!


54%

Probably the worst hostel I have stayed.Pretty pricey place to stay considering that the staff all work there as volunteers. Room was situated in an attic a lot of stairs and had the hassle of changing rooms three times which was not a pleasant experience as check out is at 10 o'clock and check in is at 1pm. You also have to collect your bag from reception latest at 5pm. Would not recommend.


89%

Overall, this hostel is pretty good. The rooms are somewhat cramped and have a lot of beds (16 per room), so there is a lot of traffic in-and-out, making it harder to sleep. There also seemed to me to be too few bathrooms/showers for the number of rooms in the hostel. But on the plus side, the staff is friendly, the wifi is free and fast, and they provide a free (HOT!) breakfast and fairly secure luggage storage room. I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Amsterdam.


89%

Very valuable and worthy to stay if you are a sociable person and want to meet more friends from different countries. Staffs are pretty nice and friendly to help each visitor. But if you want to cock or wash your clothes, you may be disappointed.

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Syria
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

ensuit looks like not clean everyday'


97%

Staff are volunteers yet very dedicated and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and served with a smile. Lots of space in the common areas. Excellent location and clean. Thanks for a wonderful stay.


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