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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
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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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. We have a hostel cat (called Oliver) who would love to meet you.

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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Tue 19 Dec 2017 - Fri 22 Dec 2017 Change

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Tue 19th December 2017 - Fri 22nd December 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
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Utensils
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers
  • Safe Deposit Box
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Postal Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
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 you want to cancel your reservation, please log into your personal Hostelworld account and make the changes before midnight (Amsterdam time) two days before your arrival date. Cancellation by phone is not accepted. 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.
• Taxes not included - city tax 5.00 % per person per night and from January 2018 6%. City Tax is to be paid upon check-in.
• If you are charged a no show charge, then the city tax will transfer into a cancelation fee.
• 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.
• A Passport or government issued identity card (for EU citizen) is required upon check-in.
• 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.
• 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, 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.
• ​A keycard is mandatory for entering the hostel and for lost key card 7.50 euros will be charged.
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.

Latest Review

" Hostel is located pretty at the edge of the red light district. Hostel staff were very helpful doing their best to keep the place clean and tidy. Breakfast in the morning is very good and there is a reasonable choice. I would recommend taking your own lock for lockers however they can be provided at a cost. The hostel is very secure from The outside which is good. The perfect place to rest you head if you're on a buget when in Amsterdam. "

- Anonymous
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