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    Shelter City Hostel Amsterdam

    Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good45%
    • Average20%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Multilingual Staff
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Airport Transportation
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    Best Western Premier Hotel Couture
    1,793 reviews
    #37 of 367 hotels in Amsterdam
     
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    #40 of 367 hotels in Amsterdam
     
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    3,809 reviews
    #55 of 367 hotels in Amsterdam
     
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    #62 of 367 hotels in Amsterdam
     
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    1 - 5 of 234 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Really friendly staff at front desk. Breakfast was tasty but could have been slightly more options. Dorm room was nice and was cleaned frequently. In the centre of the Red Light district so you are not far from the main area. Even though it is...More

    Thank Rebecca L
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We booked this hostel via Hostelworld and we didn't realise it was a Christian hostel until we arrived. They do a very good job of covering this up when booking online, probably to stop people being put off from coming here. We were told that...More

    Thank Filip R
    Response from Shelterams, Manager at Shelter City Hostel AmsterdamResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Filip, Sorry to hear that our hostel is not what you expected. Actually, we try to be very expressive in the fact that our hostel is run by Christian volunteers. It is actually stated in the first line on the Hostelworld property page and...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I love it, I wish I could spend more nights here. The location is perfect, really central, near everything. Staff so friendly and nice. Rooms really comfortable and also the breakfast is included and the wifi works!

    Thank Marta C
    Response from Shelterams, Manager at Shelter City Hostel AmsterdamResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks Marta!

    Reviewed 11 June 2017

    As soon as you enter this hostel, you find peace and tranquility from the hectic activity and gritty smell of the city. This hostel is located on a small alley bounded by the Red Light district on one side and a bars and coffee shops...More

    1  Thank JV0214
    Response from Shelterams, Manager at Shelter City Hostel AmsterdamResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks JV0214 for this very detailed review :)

    Reviewed 2 June 2017

    This hostel is very well located (middle of Red Light District), 10-min walk to the Dam Square and 2-min walk to the Nieuwmarkt. Considering the location, the price is well, even when Amsterdam is an expensive city. They include breakfast. Three options: sandwich, muesli or...More

    Thank Sebastián S
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
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    • Price range
    • US$39 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 158
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    • Location
    • The Netherlands >
    • North Holland Province >
    • Amsterdam >
    • Red Light District (De Wallen)
    • Also Known As
    • The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam
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    Traveller (109)
    Room & Suite (138)
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    Family and Play Areas (5)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
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    Red Light District (De Wallen)
    To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
    Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
    saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
    view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
    historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
    of traditional local architecture – not to mention
    Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
    temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
    ...More
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    Response from gloria_jessica | Reviewed this property |
    No, the lockers are narrow. But there'll be room under the beds and just keep your valuables in the locker. You needed your own lock at this hostel, take a smaller to medium sized lock, not a big one! This place is great for... More
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    "DO NOT choose a dorm, instead go for a private ensuite. Maybe then you'll enjoy your stay."
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    "Higher floors many stairs."
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