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Shelter Jordan

Bloemstraat 179, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Shelter Jordan is a no-drug and no-alcohol Christian hostel near Anne Frank House and the rest of central Amsterdam. Our guests say 'if you're not into partying, drugs or drinking, this is a great place for you' and have recommended this hostel for lone travellers as it offers a safe atmosphere and single-sex dorms on separate floors. Visitors say 'the people are friendly and the community area is open until late, so there is plenty of time to socialise with others'. We like that the hostel offers free breakfast as well as lunches and dinners for around €6.

Property Information:

Our Christian hostel offers great value for money, with bed, breakfast, sheets, lockers and free WIFI included in the price. Enjoy our clean and comfortable accommodation and friendly international atmosphere. All our staff speak English and the reception is open 24 hours to help you and answer all your questions.

We're located in the city centre, a 20 minute walk from Central Station and a 2 minute walk from the Schiphol airport bus stop. Most of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance and there is a tram and bus stop just 100 metres around the corner

Shelter Jordan has single-sex rooms with 4, 5, 6, 8 and 18 beds. The larger dorms are divided into smaller sections to provide the privacy you'd like. Compared with our sister hostel in Amsterdam, Shelter City, Shelter Jordan is smaller (96 beds), is cosy, and is located in a quieter part of the city centre.

Youll get so much more than just a good night's sleep at an affordable price. The hostel not only provides excellent facilities, but also has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a large café where you get your free breakfast and can hang our during the day and evening. You can buy cheap meals or snacks here, or eat your own food. The hostel has a garden terrace and a great opportunities to relax and meet people from all over the world.

Our location in the quiet and picturesque Jordaan area makes it easy to explore Amsterdam. The hostel is close to the Anne Frank house, Leidse square and Dam square.

Experience real Christian hospitality!

Please note that our hostel is best suited to those between 15 and 40 years of age. Children under three years of age are not permitted. Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.
Best For: Culture, Meeting People

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  • Shelter Jordan says

    I'd say what makes us so different from the other hostels in Amsterdam is that there's no alcohol or drugs here, just a quiet and friendly atmosphere in the beautiful Jordaan area of the city. We also have a ton of extras, such as our free hot breakfast, free walking tours, free Bible discussion groups, free weekly movie nights and special events at Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.
    Anne Frank House is only 500m from here and Dam Square, Leidseplein and the Rijksmuseum are also within walking distance. Personally I recommend checking out the 'hofjes' (hidden courtyards) around the Jordaan area.
    Our hostel is ideally suited for those wanting to get a good night's sleep and visit the museums instead of going out to party.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    staff was really sweet
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      samuelfranssens8203, Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • Latest Review

    Very laid back community. They have lots of young people on working vacations that staff the hostel, so there are always cool people to hang out with. They're all super nice. All of the girls on staff are really cute (especially the German painter at the reception). Guys were either old or slightly antisocial but it was definitely a safe environment. Definitely not a party hostel but it's a great way to settle into the peaceful side of Amsterdam. Safest hostel I stayed at in Amsterdam.
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      Anonymous, USA, Male, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

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, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

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 can smoke cigarettes in the courtyard. There's no curfew or lockout. Animals are not permitted. 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. 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 28-31 Dec 2014, 1 Jan, 29-31 Mar, 1, 2, 5, 6, 26 & 27 Apr, 14 & 24 May, 19, 20, 23 & 24 Aug 2015. 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. Hostel improvements On Monday 2nd February and Tuesday 3rd February we will be upgrading Shelter Jordan to make your stay with us even better. We advise you to consider booking at Shelter City instead, so that you are not troubled by the work that we are carrying out. Shelter Jordan remains open, but you should be aware of the following: Café closed for a day After breakfast (10:30) on Monday morning our café will be closed until Tuesday morning (08:00) while we renew the floor. This means that you will not be able to order any drinks or meals from us, or use the microwave or fridge to store or prepare your own food or drinks. We will make another room available so that a few guests have somewhere warm to sit during the day and evening. And on Tuesday morning we will open the café as normal at 08:00 for breakfast. Female bathrooms closed for 2 days At 10:30 on Monday 2nd February the female bathrooms will be closed until 13:30 on Wednesday 4th February. During this time the male bathrooms can be used by everyone, both male and female.

Shelter Jordan Located at Bloemstraat 179, , Amsterdam.
Shelter Jordan
Amsterdam The Netherlands 1016 LA Amsterd Bloemstraat 179
83% 4763
52.3731363 4.8772430
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