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Shelter City

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Shelter City is a Christian hostel located near Dam Square, Central Station and the red light district. This drug- and alcohol-free hostel serves a highly praised free breakfast of hot and cold food. Our guests say they recommend staying here 'if you want a calm stay' in Amsterdam; it's located 'right in the heart of Amsterdam next to the New Market and [is] thus a good starting point to explore the city'. The staff have been called 'warm and welcoming', offering 'a safe and comfortable place to relax and meet other travellers'. We like their 'free and delicious' dinner nights.
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Property Description

Shelter City is right in the old centre of Amsterdam, close to the world-famous 17th century canals, Central Station, Dam Square, the Red Light District and many fabulous museums. A unique historic building with a great café and living room, peaceful garden and giant fish-pond.

The hostel is next to the Nieuwmarkt square which is famous for the mix of many cultures, international restaurants and cool cafe’s. There’s been a market here since 1614 and the castle-like Waag building at the centre of the square is from the 15th century. Spend a sunny afternoon drinking coffee on the square, enjoying the daily market and experiencing the diversity of Amsterdam life. There’s always something going on in Nieuwmarkt – it’s the place to be!

FREE: Breakfast, WiFi, Lockers, Maps, Sheets and Showers. No hidden extras - all taxes included in the low prices. Choice of rooms with 2-16 beds and shared bathrooms. The large dormitories have dividing walls between the beds. Or for more comfort and privacy choose rooms with 4 beds and a private bathroom (en-suite). Free lockers are available – bring your own padlock or buy one at reception.

24 hour reception with tourist information and discount tickets for canal cruises, bike hire and museums. Good security, free luggage storage, no curfew, no drugs and no alcohol.

Run by Christian volunteers from all around the world. This not-for-profit hostel will give you a good night’s sleep in a clean and friendly atmosphere. A favourite Amsterdam hostel since 1972 with many guests coming back year after year. Come with your friends or make new ones.

Shelter City is famous for its warm and welcoming atmosphere - Experience Christian hospitality during your Amsterdam adventure!
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Fri 23 Jun 2017 - Mon 26 Jun 2017 Change

Room Summary

Fri 23rd June 2017 - Mon 26th June 2017

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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
General
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Adaptors
  • Hot Showers
  • Utensils
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Safe Deposit Box
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Postal Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
  • Cafe
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball

Awards

  • 2016 1st, Most Popular Hostels Amsterdam
  • 2015 1st, Most Popular Hostels Amsterdam
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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

We have a 2 day cancellation policy, if bookings are not cancelled 2 days before a cancellation fee will be charged. Check-in or bag drop-off from 08:00, rooms available to use from 13:30. This hostel is smoke-free, drug-free and alcohol-free. You may smoke cigarettes in the courtyard. There's no curfew or lockout. If you have booked the four-person room for two or more people, we can't guarantee you'll be put in the same room but we will try our best. Our dorms are segregated by gender; if you book the wrong room we can't guarantee your accommodation. There are free lockers. Please bring your own padlock or buy one at reception. There is a 15 Euro key deposit for the four-to-eight-person rooms. The last-minute internet special offers are only available on online bookings and for a limited time period. Changes to existing bookings which include the special offer prices may result in new (higher) prices being applied to the previously discounted night(s). If the same name, e-mail or credit card is used in multiple bookings for a total of more than 8 people on the same day then we will apply our group payment and cancellation conditions. For group bookings the full amount plus 100 euro refundable deposit will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks before arrival. There is an extra charge of 5 Euro if you make a group booking for just one night and it's a Friday, Saturday, or 22-31 March, 26-28 April, 5 &15 May 2016 Bookings of up to 20 people are accepted via this site. For more people please e-mail group@shelter.nl We reserve the right to cancel online groups of more than 20 people. We have a 2 day cancellation policy. If you want to cancel your reservation, email or phone us before midnight (Amsterdam time) two days before your arrival date. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. These conditions also apply if the date of arrival has been changed by phone or email. Once you have arrived, paid and checked in it is not possible to receive a refund if you decide to leave early.
Please note that we have a hostel cat (called Oliver) who would love to meet you. But if you're allergic to cats you might be happier at our other hostel, Shelter Jordan.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" One of the best hostels Ive ever been!! Staff is extremely helpful. Different options for breakfast (musli, bread w/ ham cheese, warm eggs or pancakes). Nice cafeteria and garden with pond. And sweet cat Oliver ;) Its a Christian hostel but they welcome everyone. Relaxed atmosphere, everything clean. Would definitively come back!! A big THANK YOU to the staff who took the time for conversations and listening. And another big THANK YOU to Adinda who prayed for me regarding an issue. "

- Anonymous
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