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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Up to 2 weeks before arrival we will refund 50% of the payment made for individuals or the whole group up to 50% of the total paid to us. After 2 weeks before arrival there will be no refund in case of cancellations.
We advise you to purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A key and damage deposit of 100 euros will be charged together with the balance of the bill 4 weeks before arrival. Assuming no lost keys or damage this 100 euros will be returned in cash when requested at check out.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Single sex rooms ONLY. Groups of males and females MUST book separate rooms. Mixed groups who do not book separate rooms may not be able to stay and if they can may have to share their room(s) with other guests. Smoke/alcohol/drug-free hostel No curfew)

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Shelter Jordan

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Shelter Jordan is 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 â'¬6.

Property Description

Shelter Jordan is in the heart of Amsterdam, close to Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Royal palace and the Museum District. A direct bus to Schiphol Airport is just around the corner.

The Jordan area is full of charming streets, picturesque canals and fascinating hidden courtyards.
Experience real Amsterdam in the lively street markets, “brown” cafés and the tulip and cheese museums. This area is famous for hip and trendy boutiques as well as endless restaurants and cafés.

With less than 100 beds the hostel is smaller than many in Amsterdam, creating an atmosphere where it's easy to feel at home and make friends The courtyard garden is a great place to hang out when the sun's shining and you can buy drinks, snacks and meals in the café. We cook a home-made dinner each evening for our staff and you are very welcome to join us. You'll also find games to play, books to read, tables where you can write your journal, a chill-out area with comfy sofas where you can relax and chat to other guests and free WiFi access to keep in touch with home.

FREE: Breakfast, WiFi, Lockers, Maps, Sheets and Showers. No hidden extras - all taxes are included in the low prices. Female only floor. Choice of rooms with 4-18 beds and shared bathrooms. The large dormitories have dividing walls between the beds. 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 1971 with many guests coming back year after year. Come with your friends or make new ones. Experience Christian hospitality during your Amsterdam adventure!

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Experience the chilled side of Amsterdam when you stay at Shelter Jordan. If you’re more about a relaxed vibe and less into partying and drinking, then this is the spot for you. We’re a no-drug and no-alcohol Christian hostel where you can catch up with like-minded travellers. There's plenty of space to hang out, with lounge areas, a sunny outside courtyard and a café. We’ll make sure you’re looked after with a free breakfast every morning – and you're welcome to join our friendly staff for dinner each evening. They're Christian volunteers from all over the world, and are always happy share their tips on the city.


We’re based right in the heart of Amsterdam. Coming from the airport? We’re a bus ride of about 30 minutes away. Tick off the sights including Dam Square, Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace, which are all within a 30-minute walk. If you're looking to experience life like the locals of our Jordaan neighbourhood, go haggling at the local markets or hang out in the city’s traditional, cosy ‘brown cafés’. They’re a quintessential part of our culture, and a great place to chill after a day out exploring.

Rooms and Dorms

Our dorm rooms have the essentials, including hairdryers and bedside reading lights. Lockers and bed linen are free, and you can rent towels. Perfect for solo travellers, we offer a safe atmosphere where you can stay in single-sex dorms on separate floors, with shared bathrooms. Our reception team is on hand 24/7, and as there’s no curfew, you can decide when it’s time for lights out.

Extras and activities

First time in the city? Pick up your free city map and ask about discounted tickets for canal cruises, museums and bike hire. You’ll also be able to get meals here for less than 10 euros, which is great news for your budget. If you’re a serious snacker, don't worry – we’ve got vending machines too. There’s free Wi-Fi, board games and books to keep you entertained.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    Lovely place, def gonna come back again.
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Lovely place to stay, with mnay possibilities to move in A'dam (bike, public transport etc...)
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Feb 2020
    Had a great stay at this hostel. All of the staff are super friendly and helpful. Free breakfast every morning in the cafe was excellent. I also loved having dinner with the staff for only 6 euros.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Feb 2020
    Excellent staff.. They are very professional and friendly. Excellent facilities. The free breakfast is also very good. Highly recommended..
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Jan 2020
    Super friendly staff and a really easy warm welcome to Amsterdam. I would definitely stay here again if I'm travelling through for a quick stay.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    17 Jan 2020
    Location is great in my opinion, in a quiet but still central area. I think they take the no drugs policy quite seriously, so probably wasn't the best choice for us, but that's not the fault of the hostel. It's chilled and friendly, but not the most energetic or exciting.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    13 Jan 2020
    We loved this hostel for the most part. The volunteer staff was great, but some of the cleaning staff made us feel unsafe in our rooms. Enjoyed the cafe and the complimentary breakfast. Would stay again! Good Christian environment.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Feb 2020
    loved there! x
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    25 Jan 2020
    Good place if you don’t drink or have fun too much. I stayed in a 18 beds female room and was very noisy so I wouldn’t recommend it. Breakfast was the best part. Every day you can choose between three options. I had pancakes two days and fried eggs on Monday. They don’t have kitchen facilities, there’s a fridge and microwave only. The neighborhood it’s very secure and quite.
    Chile, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jan 2020
    A nice hostel. Really bad wifi on the men's floor. And not rating down for this but just warning others in case you didn't read facilities properly, there is no self serve kitchen, just a microwave and fridge.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games

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.