Auberge Amsterdam

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  • Ces 3 jours à l'auberge ont été très agréable. Personnel disponible et accueillant. Chambre et SDB très propres. Petit déjeuner top, et propose de nombreuses animations (ex: nous avions un repas gratuit le vendredi soir)

  • Un personnel agréable, serviable. Vraiment genial..je le recommande a tous..
  • J'ai passé un excellent séjour à Shelter City! Pour un séjour de 4 jours avec votre meilleure amie, c'est parfait! La situation de l'auberge est parfaite car tout est très rapide d'accès à pied! Petits commerces, restaurants, tramways, absolument tout! L'auberge en elle-même est très bien! Nous avons passé trois nuits en chambre de 4, avec accès à un lavabo, ainsi que 4 casiers auxquels vous pouvez ajouter un cadenas si vous le souhaitez. 3 menus proposés au petit déjeuner... Bref séjour idéal!
  • Bien placé à côté du centre ville, l'environnement autour de l'auberge de jeunesse est vraiment cool.
  • Endroit très propre, très accueillant, très sécurisant. A recommander!
  • Super auberge et bien situé à Amsterdam! Le seul point négatif c'est que nous pouvions pas le droit d'amener ou de boire de l'alcool à l'intérieur. Sinon le restant, pour le prix et la proximité de tout, c'est parfait!
  • Bon accueil Petit déjeuner super Auberge bien placée
  • Accueil super sympathique et chaleureux, des gens qui sont prêts à vous aider. Les déjeuners sont très biens. Le seul hic, il faut traverser le red light district pour s'y rendre ( à partir de la gare ou des activités) et il y a beaucoup de monde qui font la fête etc. Alors comme fille, je ne m'aurais pas déplacé seule le soir. Par contre, dès que tu arrives à l'auberge, aucun soucis de sécurité!
  • Emplacement parfait, personnel accueillant. Le petit déjeuner le matin a été très apprécié et la sécurité est très importante pour eux. Il manque juste un coin cuisine mais compensé par leur cafet vraiment bon marché
  • bravo
  • Le séjour à Shelter a été très agréable. L'auberge est très bien située, calme, un personnel à votre disposition jour et nuit. Les petits déjeuner sont compris dans le tarif, ils sont très bons. Les chambres sont certes un peu petites (nous étions dans une chambre de 4), mais cela correspond tout à fait au prix payé. Je recommande Shelter pour tout cela.
  • J'ai adoré mon séjour à l'auberge.
  • Un bon séjour, je ne regrette pas mon choix !

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in December 2015

  • Excellent location, very near to the metro line, and in the middle of main attractions which makes you easier to get around by walking. 24 hours staff is awesome and they are very friendly. Highly recommended. However olease take note due to its location in the middle of tourist place, it will be noisy till 11-12pm if your room facing the front street.
  • Really enjoyed my stay here. All the staff were really really friendly, and I loved how there were movie nights and open mics too - it made it a lot easier for a solo traveller to meet people
  • A volunteer staff who is from German was so nice. He has accompanied me to where most tourists don't know and paid the dessert for me! Thanks :)
  • The very friendly staff made the place amazing and the breakfast options were fantastic!
  • Excellent location. Nice people, good breakfast. There are only one or two plugs in each room what I think it´s not enough, but there is a note telling you can charge your devices on reception if you need. Nice staff. For the first time I had some problems with a roommate and they were nice changing my bed.
  • Staff very friendly & happy, no probs, went @ xmas 2015 had a good time, breakfast very nice, only thing could say is the pillows were very soft. very good value for money, would recommend it to anyone wanting a no hassle break in the centre of Amsterdam.
  • I really loved it. Everybody so kind. They made me feel literally welcome . The guys are such sympathetic person that I have met in my trips !!God bless you!! I recommend it!!
  • Shelter city was the perfect place where i could ever spent my holiday in Amsterdam! The stuff is amazingly nice and they make you feel comfortable from the very begining. Don't even worry if you are planning to go there on your own. You ll really feel home. Nicest people i ever met!
  • One Of the best environment hostel that I've been, specially in Christmas time!
  • First time international from USA (virginia) and my very first stay was HERE! I never stayed in a hostel before, and this seemed to make it an easy transition for me. Bathroom cleanliness is probably as clean as it's going to get for a hostel. I felt comfortable with it. Nothing I saw here was gross or . They even have a cute cat in the morning near the cafe. The hostel is smoke and drug free. Seemed like high majority of students just staying.
  • Very friendly staff and people there :)
  • everything was good, I will come back again.
  • Our stay at shelter city was great! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The staff are so friendly and helpful! They had everything from free breakfast (you can get a free take away breakfast as well if you leave earlier) to activities that really help you connect with the staff and fellow travelers. The atmosphere was very chill and yet, lively. location was perfect. I would recommend this place to anyone and plan on staying again I'm February. Thanks for the great experience!!
  • Great hostel in a very central location. They do a good free breakfast, the staff is really friendly and makes an effort to get to know the guests, and it was a good place for hanging out and meeting people. If you're not Christian, they're not there to shove Christianity down your throat or convert you, but they're not trying to hide anything about what they believe. Would definitely stay here again!
  • Incredibly nice and friendly. Felt so safe and the place was quiet and clean. Slept without any disturbance in a 16 person room. Attended the movie and discussion night w free snacks and tea...wonderful!
  • This was an amazing hostel! I loved the welcoming atmosphere, the rooms were really nice and the location was perfect!
  • The place was very secure, staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was nice. Room was clean. I slept well. Met some nice dudes from South America. Highly recommended!
  • Great location, love the no drugs policy, some staff members were helpful others not so much, wifi was good and rooms were comfortable and clean.
  • This is the best place in the world !!! People are always nice and kind, and the place was in the perfect location. I'll come back as soon as I can :-) Thank you!!!
  • Super good location, nice staff, clean and good breakfast!! We'll def. come back!
  • everytings is perfect staff is very friendly and helpless. Breakfast is very good ! And very cheap :D
  • Great location, great staff, great breakfast, thoroughly enjoyed stay, would recommend.
  • This place rocks. All staff are great esp. Kata
  • I stayed in a 2 bed room and it was worth it for security and privacy. I am a Christian but if you aren't just take the hospitality with thankfulness! Free breakfast is great and it was walking distance from everything! It could have been cleaner but I didn't have any real problems! I would definitely recommend - and maybe chip out for a smaller room!
  • The hostel is very good located, the staff is very friendly. It's perfect of you are going with the idea of a calm and touristy plan. The hoste is warm and comfy.
  • Very good hostel. People very nice and excellent location.
  • Great location! I liked having the free lockers and breakfast! Having 24 hour security was also great. Very safe hostel!
  • Loved loved the people here. I love what they do there with the Bible studies and get-togethers. Please keep it up. We stayed here twice while in Amsterdam because of the people here. Thank you so much!

 

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in November 2015

  • The location is central, the people are incredible especially the cafeteria. Thanks for everything.
  • Great staff! Cleanest hostel I've been in. The wifi works great, your stuff is also safe. The lockers in the room are secure. The food is also good. It's also in a great location.
  • Love there a lot, plz join the Bible discuss.
  • Great experience, great atmosphere, amazing breakfast must say the best breakfast i have ever had in a hostel, central location.. what else would you ask for, also staff super friendly, smiley and helpful. Would suggest it to anyone ;)
  • it was a very nice stay, the location was perfect. The breakfast was very nice we could choose everyday a diffrent meal , all in all i would recommened going there. be prepared they want 15€ caution for a key
  • Top marks for :superb location, fantastic staff, very safe
  • Great staff that really helped with information on getting around, not too pushy, still let me do my own thing!
  • Perfect place to get about! They breakfast was just what we needed and the rooms were basic but amazing value. Me and my mates had a brilliant stay and would recommened!
  • The hostal was in an incredible location. Just a few minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, which is very convenient to explore the city. A clean hostal, The rooms are a bit small for all the beds so that might be a bit unconfortable. There's only one bathroom each floor and that might get crowed sometimes (the girl's one of course). The staff was very helpful and nice. There were very few plugs in the room but you can charge your electronic things in the reception or in the common area.
  • Very friendly. Great musical atmosphere too, seems to be a stopping point for some great musicians! Stayed for 3 days last minute booking and there were no problems whatsoever
  • I had a pleasant stay there. Overall felt average, which makes sense given low price and central location. The high volume of guests and the fact that most of the staff aren't local kind of hurts the atmosphere in my opinion. You need bring your own padlock for some of the lockers, but you can buy on from them for 4 euros.
  • Friendly staff and hostel is in such an ideal location. Thank you guys!
  • Bathrooms are clean and nice, staff is very helpful and kind and it is clean.
  • The people that worked there as volunteers were great! All the girls were really nice and made us feel welcome! :)
  • Great breakfast, really clean rooms, toilets and showers. Near the main attractions of Amsterdam. Could have more plugs for charging phones and camera. Rooms and beds were really good, but some rooms are too small. Great hostel. Great atmosphere.
  • Excellent location and breakfast
  • I enjoyed Shelter City. The facilites themselves were pretty good (regular hostel bunk beds) but I think the best value for the money was due to the free dinner my first night there & a free walking tour of the city the next morning. The staff was very helpful & they sell tickets for Canal Rides and Bike rentals at the front desk. Breakfast was delicious. Overall the amenities are average but good,the staff and location (no more that 30 minutes walking to attractions) are the highlights.
  • Overall good hostel
  • Just wonderful and perfect experience!
  • Great place. Non negative comments about the hostel.
  • The hostel was situated at the red light disctrict. Anyway is quite and they have good security. It will be perfect if they have kitchen and elevator. Not suitable for people with luggage especially when stay in 3rd or 4th floor. Room is clean but is small.
  • Very close to central location. Located in the Amsterdam famous red light area.
  • The locality of teh hostel is amazing!! It's on the heart of the red light disttrict, very near than the dam square and the others attraction.
  • Nice and helpful staff. Facilities are decent but aged some decades. I stayed in a six room dorm and it was fine. Early breakfast service on request is nice for people leaving early for a flight or train.
  • A great deal! The hot breakfasts in the morning were fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
  • The atmosphere was good. The staff was nice and try to help you everything. Breakfast was nice and though it's not so new but everything keeps clean. The location is perfect for you to get all the hot spots in Amsterdam.
  • Excellent location but did not have a kitchen
  • Normally I wouldn't have booked myself into a Christian hostel as I'm not religious... But this was a last minute trip and this was the only bed I could find under €60 at the last minute. I was totally and pleasantly surprised. Location is off a side street in the red light district so it's quiet but convenient. Facilities are really nice, comfortable bed and a cafe in the hostel with reasonable prices. Hot breakfast every morning. Nobody pushed Christianity on you - would stay again.
  • The hostel was nice overall. I liked the hostel and also that there was free breakfast provided every morning.
  • The staff was really lovely and helpful. Meals in the cafe for luch and dinner are reasonably priced compared to the shops nearby, and there is a supermarket just around the corner. There wasn't much space to put your luggage in the room, but it was okay. Bring your own lock for the locker! Really conveniently located close to the central station, restaurants and attractions. Not much of a social atmosphere as there is no common room, but I still met some nice travellers nonetheless.
  • recommended to stay at this hostel at Amsterdam. Strategic location, friendly staff, good breakfast.
  • Very nice staff. Good breakfast and nice beds.
  • This place rocks. I give them a 10 out of 10. Spotless, secure all is cool especially Taka. If you can stay here do it ..
  • Great location. Some of the staff was really cool, but others were overly friendly and really ingenuine.
  • Nice Atmosphere, I will Stay there next time Thanks All
  • Whit this hostel I felt like I would come home, staff was in deed very nice, the rooms are clean, and I felt very secure and the location is brilliant
  • Nice hostel. Breakfast good. I liked the walking tour free about the hostel.
  • new hostel but quite comfort and clean, the staffs are so nice.
  • The reception is really helpful, the hostel is very calm and silent.
  • This hostel was nice, clean, and with helpful, English-speaking staff, who even offered to hold onto your phone so it could charge securely at the front desk while you were out. 24/7 front desk was nice. I would not recommend this if you intend to be high off your face the entire weekend because there is a "don't be under the influence" policy, so just try to act normal if you come back high. The breakfast was delicious! I had the Museli with yogurt and really enjoyed it! My bed was very comfy.

 

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in October 2015

  • The staff was so friendly and very helpful. the 4 person room I stayed in was very clean and comfortable. i coukdnt have had a nicer experience here. The location is fantastic!
  • Location was great. Had guests of all ages. Dorm rooms were a bit cramped but serviceable. Hot showers, clean bathrooms and GREAT breakfast. Friday night dinner was fun and delicious. Courtyard was an amazing place to relax after a long day and gave you good opportunity to meet new people.
  • We love to stay! The staff is very friendly. The city tour was fantastic. Congratulations on the hostel concept! Recommend!
  • Very outstanding location. Less than a minute walk to Red light and about a min walk to metro.
  • Shelter city was amazing. The location is smack bang in the midst of all the bus. Coffee shops and cafés surround it and Neuwmarkt is a central meeting spot. Red light district is hidden behind the backstreets so it's accessible but not confronting and unavoidable. It's extremely close to centraal station and plenty if canals. The hostel itself is an older building but extremely safe, homey and inviting. It's quite clean ( sometimes the bathroom not quite) and the atmosphere is also great. Top!
  • This place surprised me. On arrival, I felt quite out of place; since I am not religious. Minus the Christian factor of the hostel, everything else was great! They have a great free breakfast. Your chose of daily special, muesli, or bread, cheese, and ham with any type of hot drink. On Friday, they also made a very delicious FREE dinner for the whole hostel! They also had a pretty decent walking tour. Location is the perfect distance from everything.
  • It's a Christian hostel in the red light district. I have stayed two nights here and the impression is generally quite good. For the security, I rated five as the staff has to check the badge for identity and they have ticket system for placing luggage and charging devices. The location is also very good. Just ten mins walk to the Amsterdam central station. The atmosphere is good as they organise a lot activities for sightseeing and bible reading. Also, they provide free and good quality breakfa
  • Very good value place. Bathrooms rather institutional, and the big dorms can be cramped, but the location is great, it's clean, the included breakfast is excellent, and they have computers to use for free.
  • Great staff! Everybody is always happy to help. Would definitely stay there again.
  • The hostel was located right next to the Red Light District, but still feel very safe. The staff was friendly and the hot breakfast great. There are quite a lot of stairs to get to the 2nd floor rooms, but the bathroom facilities etc. were good.
  • Very friendly young staff. Good breakfast although only one cup of coffee included :-) The patio is great. A peaceful spot in the middle of Amsterdam.
  • Such a great atmosphere! It was in a wonderful location!
  • So friendly and warm. Great atmosphere and loved the big common room. Great breakfast too!
  • Very good location, that is the most important thing about this hostel. I'm not Christian and it is good they are not pushing anything on you. Generally clean and quiet.
  • I was very hesitant when i booked this Christian hostel as i didnt know what to expect.But i was worrying for no reason!The staff really enjoy working for the hostel and thats why they are really good at it .There is no pressure to join the praying times and no brainwashing for religion.You cant find a better location for a hostel in Amsterdam as it is right in the center of everything.The security is high and its clean for a huge hostel.
  • Excellent service, including clean sheets and breakfast and also the possibility to store your luggage until 6pm after checking out in the morning! Lovely place!
  • Had a very nice stay here. The staff was very welcoming and met some nice people.
  • It was sooo gut, I recommend
  • Great! It was a clean and nice looking hostal with really good service.
  • Good location Friendly staffs Good breakfast
  • Great hostel! great people! has an overall great experience.
  • The volunteers went out of their way to make sure all our needs were met. It was clean, quiet and felt very safe even in the heart of Amsterdam. Highly recommend it.
  • I've had a time at shelter Hostel in Amsterdam! Nice Staff and cool around. In peroration it was a stay and it'll probably not have been my last at Hostel!
  • Great hostel especially for the amazing breakfast! We really saved a lot of money. Located exactly in the city center next to everything it is amazing place to stay there. You don t need to use public transportation at all! I recommend it for sure to everyone, especially those who travel economically.
  • Great location, great price, very clean! Excellent choice
  • Everything was really great! The best breakfast of my trip!
  • The showers looked very basic but appearances proved deceptive as I couldn't believe the fantastic pressure and the incredible heat that they produced! Brill :)
  • Staff is friendly.Nice and quiet environment.Good location which can reach the city center by walk.
  • Everything was wonderful, we felt very safe and welcome.
  • Stayed there with my cousin for 5 days could not ask for more very friendly environment, staff were really helpful, best value for money I've ever stayed at. Definitely staying there next year! Thank you shelter hostel
  • God bless you for your friendly support
  • We stayed for 2 nights in the 16 bed-rooms and the overall stay was good. During the night everything was quiet and the breakfast was great. Even being a Christian hostel, no need to worry because the atmosphere is awesome. Located in the heart of the city so you can go anywhere by walking. The only inconvenience was that I had to buy a padlock in the hostel because mine was too small for their lockers.
  • Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Shelter City. I was looking for somewhere central and close to the station - this was perfect. The staff were incredibly welcoming on arrival and always available to offer advice. Rooms were nothing fancy but had everything you would need. Shared showers and bathrooms always available and cleaned regularly. Good common area to relax and socialise, with free breakfast in the morning. Very secure. Note this is a christian hostel, but this added to the experience.
  • Great location and great staff
  • There's a very friendly atmosphere, which is very much appreciated.
  • Awesome hostel for the money. Very welcoming.
  • Good place with more common areas than many and good staff
  • Really enjoyed my stay at Shelter City.
  • In a city where accommodation is ridiculously expensive this quiet, clean hostel is a value for money alternative.
  • We will come back again. Thanks for everything!!
  • The shared room with 16 people was very good. Nice staff, breakfast included, comfy beds and PERFECT location (few steps to Red Light District and +-600m from central station).
  • As my first time in a Hostel, Shelter City really surprised me, it's a safe and great located place! Everything was ready when i arrived, clean sheets, nice breakfast, friendly staff, i really liked it! Thanks guys! :)
  • I really enjoyed my time in Amsterdam and also at Shelter City Hostel. The staff are really friendly, kindness, polite and very helpful!! :) The hostel is quiet and was different than all others that I was hosted.
  • Great location, friendly, not a 'party' hostel, but then I think you'd guess that with it being a 'Christian' hostel. Despite that...they didn't force the 'religion' on you. Yes, posters & booklets, but not preaching...which was good enough for me as an atheist! Door security was strict, having to press a buzzer, and 24 hour entry, which was great. Arrived early morning, & could leave my bag there, before checking in after three. Great, when the lockers at the station are 8 euros.
  • it was a good place to stay and friendly stuff.
  • I had a nice stay.
  • Located in the heart of the red light district and very close to some good pubs. Security is excellent at the hostel, beds comfy too. The staff are helpful, sometimes too helpful! Good choice.
  • Good days on the city hotel thank to everyone! For sure I will be back! I met beautiful person here ! See you!
  • This was a really nice hostel. They had some great staff who were extremely helpful and they also had some really nice facilities like charging devices in the reception and buying tickets to popular attractions in order to skip lines! I also liked the free dinner and felt that the cafe was really well priced and food was tasty! I really liked their breakfasts too. Even though it was a Christian hostel it wasn't overpowering, so that was nice!
  • great location the way hostels should be
  • At first glance of the Hostel I was a bit surprised that it was a Christian hostel and that it was at the edge of the Red Light District - facts that I did not realize before. Both facts were in the end no "problem" at all. I really enjoyed the Christian hospitality of getting a free meal and friendly & open-minded people. And the closeness to the Red Light District also means that you're right at the centre and can even walk to all the sights.

 

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in September 2015

  • Amazing location and all the facilities we needed. Breakfast was great and included in price, and rooms were clean and spacious. A bit loud at night from outside, but only since it was such an awesome location was that the case as it was so central and an easy walk from anywhere centrally. If in Amsterdam would recommend.
  • I really enjoyed to stay at Shelter! You have an amazing stuff! And I love the cafe!
  • Fantastic, central location. Staff were very welcoming. Christian hostel but still very open for all kinds of people. They also have a lovely, live in hostel cat that roams the grounds
  • I only stayed for one night but it was extremely well located. Right in the red light district. Staff were friendly enough. Because it is a Christian hostel obviously no alcohol was allowed inside.
  • Good hotel for value
  • Nice hostel. Recommend. Great location.
  • The hostel was welcoming, safe and secure. I felt completely comfortable staying there alone. Wonderfully welcoming and hospitable staff in a great location. I highly recommend.
  • Hostel was great! Besides the great security system as well as for charging, I particularly liked that they were not on my face in terms of it being a christian hostel.
  • It was my first time staying in a hostel and could not believe that it was actually really good. It was clean Staffs were very helpful. As I forgot to take adaptor, they charged my phone and e-cig at the reception everyday. I am going back with some friends and definitely staying at shelter house.
  • Great location. Nice Breakfast.
  • This hostel was good because of it's location, but there wasn't much atmosphere. The breakfast was delicious and and the dinner you could buy was a great value for what you got!
  • Staff is so nice,they have some event in friday so is easy to meet people, and make you feel safe
  • I stayed one night here, location was very good, walking to the central station and the main touristic things in Amsterdam :)
  • Though I was here only for one day, I would say I indeed had a nice time. The location of the hostel is good though it takes a little time locating it for the first time - I believe this is coming the authorities can look into. Apart from that, I don't have any complaints. If I visit Amsterdam again, I would be more than happy to come back here!
  • Good and easily to find. just 10 min from Centraal station. stay near Nieuwmarkt and attractive place. A little bit noisy at night due to close to RL district. Staff are very friendly and appreciate for their kindness to run this hostel.
  • I was there with friends and we loved this hostel so much! If we go back to Amsterdam Im sure we will choose this again.
  • Nice hostel and staff. great location
  • Perfect located. Dorms OK. Not a really cozy hostel (well, it doesnt looks like an hostel, it's like a student residence), but one of the best prices in Amsterdam. Breakfast OK
  • free breakfast was great, and the outdoor courtyard was great
  • friendly staff, amazing breakfast and top location in the heart of amsterdam, very close to the redlight district!
  • Loved it here. Really friendly staff. All clean, tidy and secure. Would definitely come back
  • I was satisfied about hostel that it is christian hostel. And Location is not far away center though it is located near the red light district.
  • very good hostel! staff is very nice, rooms are comfortable, excellent location. it is very close to red light district and a subway station. even if you're not religious, you'll have a nice time there. they don't allow drugs and alcohol, but they also don't have curfew, so... you'll still be able to do what you want in town outside the hostel. you might want take extension sockets with you because there are few sockets in the bedroom. strongly recommend it!
  • I had a great stay at this clean hostel, with a good location . Extremely nice and helpful staff, they are really making an effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible, recommendable!
  • A Christian hostel on the edge of the red light district? How could we resist! Really nice place, friendly staff, clean rooms and facilities, lockers just outside room (though had to buy a padlock), and pretty secure. Free breakfast was hearty and a range of very cheap food on offer for lunch/dinner. Not particularly Christian myself, but found it a really pleasant stay, and they allowed us to keep out bikes in the hostel. Great location, really highly recommended.
  • I very much enjoyed my time in Amsterdam more than my expectation, and the Shelter hostel was really helpful during my stay. Kind and friendly staff as well as the best location; in the middle of center of the city. I already miss Amsterdam so much and looking for my next vist. Well, I hope I can get my place at Shelter Hostel again!
  • Security is the key word with Shelter City. Staff is aware of who comes in and who goes out. You have to show a special pass to get in. Though it's located in the red light district, it's a no alcohol and drug free place to stay. You feel safe here and I think that's the main attraction. Location is right down the street from the rail station, and walking distance from most attractions. Facilities are clean, and beds are decently comfortable.
  • Can't beat this hostel. Nice and quiet at night due to their rules. Was hesitant at first but coming home after a night out of drinking I really am glad I didn't stay at a party hostel. Staff is amazingly friendly and always there to help.
  • Amazing location. My room was on the third floor by stairs... but everything was perfect. I totally recomend it!
  • the place is well located and the little garden is amazing. Many thanks to the staff who was helpful and very polite and smiley.
  • Staff are amazing, brilliant food and no better location.
  • Excellent location, I did not need to use any transportation. Very near to the central station and dam square. Many restaurants around. The staff are so friendly. The breakfast was good. Just the room was so small but it is clean.
  • Good hostel and very popular. By far one of the busiest I've stayed at in recent memory.
  • Very polite and helpful staff  This hostel is located just besides the red light district and a walking distance from the Amsterdam central station, so it is very convenient for sight seeing. I would definitely recommend this hostel to other friends.
  • Very pleasant hostel. Staff was very friendly & welcoming. Good location, within walking distance from Centraal Station. We could choose between three breakfast options. Even though you can only enter the hostel if you stay there (24/7 reception) I maybe would have wished for a key to our room. Everything was clean. We bought a voucher at the hostel to rent bicycles which was a good option to explore Amsterdam.
  • Was great, fantastic location.
  • its a good spot if you want to be close to the Red Light. otherwise the spot is really busy but the stay was nice.
  • Without even ask, you've found exactly what I wanted. I appreciated your support that happened at just the right moment and helped me to finish my stay in Amsterdam. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • There is a free breakfast (and a good one). The staff is excellent, always happy to help. The showers are O.K... There was an Open Mic Night when we were there, it was AWESOME! Very entertaining, funny and accepting
  • Really nice, even thought they do not have mixed-gender rooms. I went there with my girlfriend, and we had to sleep in separate rooms. Anyway, they have an excellent location, it was clean, the staff was super friendly and the breakfast was super good. It was kind an experience being in a christian hostel right in the middle of the red lights district.
  • The hostel was clean and perfectly located for everything in Amsterdam. They have free breakfast which changes daily but includes pancakes and waffles which is amazing. The price was very reasonable for the hostel especially for the location and facilities. They have information about all activities around and even rent bikes for cheaper than if you went directly to the retailer. There is not a lot of atmosphere here but I managed to meet a couple people anyways.
  • This was my first hostel experience, and it was great! Easy to find. Location was great, my plans fell through one night and I'm a solo female traveler and just wanted to go out to grab a drink not too far from the hostel so I can find my way back easily and it wasn't hard to find something to do and people to meet! Others in my room tucked in earlier then me every night so I had to stumble around in the dark a lot and stay quiet, which is a little of a challenge after drinking. But still great!
  • stayed for 2 nights, located next to the red light district, but near the centraal train station with 10 minute walk. staff are very nice here, and breakfast is included!. the rooms are spacious, but if you are sleeping on the lower bunk beds, MIND YOUR HEAD, you will easily bump into the railings. this hostel also have no kitchen facilities ti use, only a microwave you can used in the hallway.
  • The location is great. Staffs are friendly. Limited power outlet. Toilets are ok. Would recommend others to this hostel. Overall, I am satisfied.
  • I like the staffs there. They are so nice. Delicious breakfast! everything is perfect!
  • Shelter City couldn't have been a more perfect pick! Super nice, friendly and helpful staff. Best possible location, ever. Close to all the happenings, but you can still have a good-night's sleep with no noise from the outside. And the facilities and services were great. Especially the (hot)breakfast (+ early breakfast for early check-outs). I felt safe and comfortable the whole time I spent there and have nothing, absolutely nothing to complain. Would definitely stay here again.
  • LOCATION IS GREAT.IT`S GOOD TO STAY.IF I GO AGAIN,I WILL STAY THERE.
  • This was my first hostel experience and I really like it. Located in center of the city and in center of red light light district, I felt very safe. I was there with two of my friends. Most of our time we were outside in the city while we came to the hostel only to spend nights. Excellent roommates, nice breakfast. Very helpful staff. I really enjoy it !
  • Besides not having a laundry service, this hostel has everything you need! I felt very comfortable in the dorm room and it was very quiet at night. The breakfast wasn't too bad, and the location is excellent!! They also hand out coupon cards, which is really nice. I give this place a 10.
  • This was my first hostel experience and it was absolutely incredible. I don't have a single complain and will most certainly return. From the guests to the staff, everyone I encountered was very friendly. I had a great time in Amsterdam and I equate that much to my stay there. THANK YOU shelter city.
  • Very good spot and easy walk from train station.
  • Very outstanding location. Less than a minute walk to Red light and about a min walk to metro.
  • Location was great. Had guests of all ages. Dorm rooms were a bit cramped but serviceable. Hot showers, clean bathrooms and GREAT breakfast. Friday night dinner was fun and delicious. Courtyard was an amazing place to relax after a long day and gave you good opportunity to meet new people.
  • This place surprised me. On arrival, I felt quite out of place; since I am not religious. Minus the Christian factor of the hostel, everything else was great! They have a great free breakfast. Your chose of daily special, muesli, or bread, cheese, and ham with any type of hot drink. On Friday, they also made a very delicious FREE dinner for the whole hostel! They also had a pretty decent walking tour. Location is the perfect distance from everything.
  • It's a Christian hostel in the red light district. I have stayed two nights here and the impression is generally quite good. For the security, I rated five as the staff has to check the badge for identity and they have ticket system for placing luggage and charging devices. The location is also very good. Just ten mins walk to the Amsterdam central station. The atmosphere is good as they organise a lot activities for sightseeing and bible reading. Also, they provide free and good quality breakfast.
  • We love to stay! The staff is very friendly. The city tour was fantastic. Congratulations on the hostel concept! Recommend!
  • Shelter city was amazing. The location is smack bang in the midst of all the bus. Coffee shops and cafés surround it and Neuwmarkt is a central meeting spot. Red light district is hidden behind the backstreets so it's accessible but not confronting and unavoidable. It's extremely close to centraal station and plenty if canals. The hostel itself is an older building but extremely safe, homey and inviting. It's quite clean ( sometimes the bathroom not quite) and the atmosphere is also great. Top!

 

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in August 2015

  • Great Hostel in a good location right in the center of Amsterdam. The staff are friendly and always willing to help and the hostel provides many services for a very low cost. Would recommend to anyone staying in Amsterdam.
  • Frendship atmosphere, clean, comfortable rooms, free breackfast, central location
  • Great stay! Good location and staff was super helpful. Would definitely stay here again if I came to Amsterdam.
  • I am thankful for our trip started at Shelter city. I came without expectation to have bible discussion and prayer meeting at night, and i found myself really touched by the bible discussion and prayers. Thank you!
  • I enjoyed my stay at City Shelter and will definitely go back there and pass their phone number on to friends who are looking for accommodation.
  • What a gem of a hostel! Located right next to the red light district, it's location is fantastic in terms of its proximity to sites and the central train station. Rooms are on the small side but they were clean and the bathrooms were fine (showers a little small). Breakfast is included in the price and there is a nice place to sit outside near the cafe. Very impressed based on the price!
  • One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in ! Everything amazing. Location, staff, food and space. Bathrooms are huge and always clean
  • This was a Christian hostel that provides prayer and bible discussions. I loved it and it was a great place to be amid the red light district. The accommodations were nice and the staff was so friendly! The breakfast provided was delicious also! Thank you!!
  • It was a great stay! Highly recommend.
  • Very good location, 15 minutes walking from central station. The free breakfast was much appreciated and the stuff is very friendly, although a little too strict with some rules.
  • Very friendly and nice staff.... Always ready to help u out with whatever issue u have
  • Nice place! Quite a few beds in the one room -- but our room was really airy with doors and windows opening onto the courtyard so it was never stuffy or smelly. Good breakfast setup with a choice of muesli, toast or cooked breakfast. In the middle of the red light district -- but still pretty quiet :-)
  • This is my second stay in Shelter hostels (the first was in Shelter Jordan) and I absolutely recommend them! Great value for money, and volunteers always careful to your needs and requests!
  • Hostel is located in a good location. It is quite stuffy in the room but the staff are v.helpful and friendly :)
  • Overall it's a pleasant stay! Security is good at the main door and big lockers are provided:)
  • Perfect and very resonable choice that I made staying in Amsterdam! Thank you for making that! :)
  • The location it's just perfect!! It's has easy acces and it's safe An there's a lot of helpful and nice people working in there
  • The hostel was great. The location is excelent you can walk to all the major touristic points in the city. The breakfest is nice and all the staff is polite and ready to help.
  • I really enjoyed staying at Shelter. It is very cosy place, especially the common area and the yard with the pond. All people working there were very friendly and helpful. I felt really safe, I liked a lot that the entrance was possible only with the pass so that only guests could enter inside. It is really great that the breakfast is included. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and would love to stay here again.
  • Everything was amazing, the only thing was my sheets were slightly stained but otherwise everything was very clean.
  • What a great place! I came here for the location (in the red light district and just behind the NieuwMarkt) and the free breakfast (french toast and coffee). The staff was really friendly and the dorms are roomy. I don't identify with the religious aspect, but that wasn't a problem - if you're easily offended then perhaps steer clear, as they do have some sermons and bible studies. The only issue for me was that there are no door keys, so once you're inside the hostel there's no security.
  • very nice and helpful people & comfortable cafeteria. Thank you!
  • A really lovely hostel with great staff!! Will definitely recommend it to friends
  • Weren't allowed to drink or smoke blifters but they had a quality ping pong table.
  • The staffs are very kind and the location was close to the central station.
  • Breakfast is good. Location is very very good.
  • It's a great location hostel! Everything is so close, everything is within walking distance. But the stuffs are not very good at handling many people at the same time, it took me ages to check out.
  • I enjoyed it a lot! The hostel is placed in the center of Amsterdam so everything is really close to reach by walk. Toilets are clean. The dorms are crowded but each person has got his own locker for free. The atmosphere is comfortable and the staff is very nice. Breakfast is included (lots of good stuff) but the best thing is the small yard when it's sunny! I recommend it for sure!
  • The staff is really kind, the location is perfect.
  • I stayed there for three nights with my sisters. The staff are pretty friendly and helpful. However, it 's not that peace and quiet during the later night as we expected.
  • Really dated and tired facilities. It looks much better online. Best thing is the location. 15 euro deposit seems excessive. Best thing is the location.
  • Shelter City was amazing, the staff were so friendly and the whole place has a great atmosphere-- the garden and café you could spend the whole day just relaxing and its beautiful and quiet despite being right in the heart of the city. the value is so great too-- the breakfast is the best of any hostel I've stayed at and its included!
  • THIS PLACE IS GREAT. The cafe & outdoor common area are lovely. The breakfast options (emphasis on options!) were all great as well. Location is perfect~ (shockingly) close to the red light district, but right at the heart of the city. Admittedly I had some trouble meeting people upon first arriving, but I did get to speak to several of the staff members which was quite enjoyable. They were all incredibly sweet & friendly which made my stay here so lovely. :) I'd gladly stay again!
  • lovely people, sisters and brothers in jesus nice garden, good food
  • I loved my stay, it was short-- but the atmosphere was so friendly and welcoming.
  • This hostel is my favorite.
  • Location of the hostel was great, not far from the station and easy to get to the main attractions of Amsterdam. Staff were helpful upon arrival. The interior of the building could be modernised, as the dorms and bathrooms felt very old school. Needs more toilets/showers. Breakfast was great, and the hostel had a resident cat :)
  • Security is a priority here as they check your pass each time you enter. Lockers are not in the room but are provided in the immediate hallways. My room had many power sockets contrary to some others reviewed here. Plenty of showers, which are cleaned often. Nice terrace area with a ping pong table. About 30 staffs/volunteers working there - some are friendly, and some are not. Streets were noisy at night and can be heard from the room. Excellent free hostel dinner event during my stay.
  • Shelter city was a great place to stay. Lots of friendly staff and very nice, clean facility. I will definitely be coming back. Thanks guys
  • Nice place. very safe despite being right the Red Light District. Rooms are very basic clean. Lacked charging outlets but you could leave your phone with the front desk and they would charge it for you. The free breakfast and the outdoor courtyard were a bonus.
  • The hostel staff is very friendly and they take good care of the hostel. Locationwise, it could not be better :) but I guess if you are intimidated by prostitutes you might not want to look left or right :D. Just kidding :)
  • The staff at this hostel were lovely and really welcoming however the food was expensive considering there wasn't a kitchen and having no plugs in our room was a bit of a nightmare when it came to alarms! But overall a great stay and vibe!
  • This is a great hostel with a very charming and friendly staff! The amount of facilities provided for the price is pretty amazing! Would recommend trying it out anyday!
  • This place was great it's run by volunteers and it seemed like all of them haven't been around too long. Check in and simple questions or requests took a lot longer than it should have. Great and convenient location close to anything you want in Amsterdam place was really clean and the breakfast was amazing!
  • The hostel has a great location around 10 minutes walk from the main train station and Dam square. It was very clean and breakfast was fantastic! If you are looking for a quiet hostel in Amsterdam then this is the place to stay!
  • Key strengths: clean and secure. Key weakness: no kitchen. I would definitely stay here again !!
  • Breakfast included and dinners were a good value. Nice courtyard and common area. People kept to themselves moreso than many hostels I've stayed at, but still big and social enough to meet some people.
  • Everything was great, and I rarely say that! Bathrooms were probably the cleanest I've seen thus far. Breakfast with different meal options is great. Loved the atmosphere. I wish people would respect the no drugs and no alcohol policy. Book another hostel if you can't survive without 'warming up' at the hostel. But that's not the hostel's fault so it is in no way a minus. Will definitely recommend to friends traveling to Amsterdam.
  • This was the first hostel I stayed at on my backpacking trip through Europe. I hope all the rest are like Shelter City. I felt at home. Everyone was very kind and accommodating. They speak English. The Red Light District is literary right around the corner to your left and on the right you are in the center of cafes, coffee shops, shopping alleys. Nothing is too far from this hostel. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you Shelter City for your wonderful hospitality!
  • We are so glad about our staying in the Shelter City! Next time we'll stay there definitely. Lots of thanks and God's blessing for the staff.
  • I've only stayed at two other hostels, but this one has been the best so far. There were multiple showers (with shelves) and toilets, a cafe and hot breakfast available, and very friendly staff. If you are a strict atheist, you may not feel comfortable here with the giant "God loves you" sign. Also, some of the beds were really close together, which doesn't fair well for anyone who isn't petite. Other than that, hardly any plugs in the rooms but you can give your charger to the front desk.
  • Very friendly staff, 24h reception, internet & wifi access and a nice breakfast included. Super good value for money. Good location in Amsterdam, you walk easily from the central station. The only downside I see is that the street is a bit noisy outside will all the people moving around, so earplugs is a good thing.

 

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in July 2015

  • I had the most incredible stay and Shelter City, couldn't have asked for a better hostel and right in the centre of Amsterdam! The staff were so lovely and friendly, I couldn't recommend it more :)

  • This was our first of three hostels on a three week vacation in Europe and it set the bar almost too high for us. The staff were friendly, helpful, and understanding of the fact that we were lost!!! It was a really cool place to stay and a great price. The location could not have been better it was close to all the action of the red light district but back in an alley where there was less traffic.

  • It has an excellent location, the staff is very nice, security is very good.

  • Quiet, clean, safe, centrally located and with private bathroom. Good value for money.

  • Location, friendliness and peaceful environment.

  • I enjoyed my stay.

  • The hostel is in a great zone, near Amsterdam central and in the heart of the red light district. The staff was very helpfull and everything very clean and organized.

  • Very good atmosphere, and the staff was extremely nice and helpfull. I totally recomend it.

  • Shelter is a great place if you want a chilled, friendly vibe. No drinking is allowed in the hostel so, despite the very close distance to all of the main bars/clubs, it makes it quite a challenge to go out. However, if you're not looking for that kind of a time in amsterdam shelter is perfect. If you do stay - free cooked breakfast everyday which is good but make sure you bring a lock/ buy a lock for your bag if it's a rucksack/not hand luggage sized because the lockers are quite small.

  • The staff is really friendly

  • Very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • This is one of the best hostels I've been to! Very clean, amazing location, helpful staff, great cafe and lounge space. The staff helped me rent a bike and pre-order museum tickets. Free breakfast included!

  • Beautiful building, lovely staff and really nice hot showers! Lockers in bedrooms and reception charge your phones (and other stuff) Really peaceful courtyard garden with a pond.

  • Great location in the red light district, but it's also a Christian hostel.. Making it not the best place to meet friends who want to go out etc. but nice accommodations and easy to get to places from

  • Right place, welcoming staff with decent breakfast. Small very pleasant courtyard. Stay!

  • My stay was fantastic. The provided breakfast of Dutch pancakes was delicious, the staff members at reception and the cafe were all happy and welcoming, the facilities were charming and attractive. I appreciated the charging station behind the reception, where I knew my cell phone and tablet were safe as they charged. This free service came in handy since I didn't have an adapter myself! I recommend this friendly and safe hostel to everyone!

  • Would have been useful to have a kitchen but the breakfast was really good.

  • The included breakfast was a nice treat. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Very nice staff and super convenient location. A safe and comfortable stay in Amsterdam :)

  • Breakfast was amazing! Staff we're helpful, very clean place and location is super convenient.

  • A very peaceful and quiet stay right in the middle of all the action in Amsterdam. The staff were very friendly, the fee hot breakfast was great, and the rooms were clean. Would have been nice to have more outlets in the room, but the charging station at reception was a decent system.

  • The hostel is very well located, it is on the side of the Red Light District Street. The breakfast is good, the atmosphere is familiar. You are 8 minutes from Central Station. You can make a reservation without a doubt!

  • Located red light area which is very good for male tourist maybe.its a Christian hostel,staffs are nice.four ppl room is small,free breakfast and taste really good

  • everything was great. thanks for really helpful and friendly staff :)

  • Thanks for the wonderful time, your hostel is great !!

  • The location is incredible, atmosphere as well and the staff is really kind!

  • We had a lovely stay in Amsterdam: excellent location and cleanliness to which one must add the kindness of the staff. Absolutely worth staying Thanks again

  • the favorable location and affordable prices, specially staffs are friendly

  • Everything was super good. Staff mostly very friendly. This Downtown Super Hostel, near the red light district. Would return without hesitation.

  • Staff are excellent and really great that there's a bible sharing session in the hostel.

  • I stayed at 4 beds dormitory for 1 night. Location, Cleanliness, staff, atmosphere, Wifi conecting, breakfast, etc etc... anyway, everything was great!!! I also enjoyed playing ping-pong there. If I stay in Amsterdam again, I definitely want to stay here!!

  • Staff was super helpful and always made an effort to invite you to the events they had going on. Breakfast was the best!

  • We had a really good time staying at this hostel. The free breakfast offer was super great. Over all we really enjoyed it! :)

  • Very nice place to stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent. A great value for the money,including a free breakfast to start your day. My only drawback is some outside noise at night, which is not the fault of the hostel-------after all, people are out there to have fun.

  • My friends and I loved staying in the Shelter Hostel! Very friendly and helpful staff. We slept very well and felt safe. Even though the Hostel is right next to the Red Light District it's an oasis of peace and silence. Everything is im walking distance. The breakfast is included and very yummy! I definitely recommend this Hostel.

  • Perfect location near the train station, central region

  • Very good location, just 10 min. Central Station. It is a quiet and comfortable hostel. The breakfast that I had that day was very good, freshly made pancakes and a good portion. Beyond staying again.

  • Great staff, great location, great food! Not enough outlets in the room but they have free secure charging stations at reception!

  • Lovely feel at this hostel. Staff are so friendly and were always willing to help, hard to believe they are just volunteers. Cooked breakfast option every day is included. Wifi is good throughout and lockers are big enough for a 65l backpack. Located right in the middle of Amsterdam which is convient for all the main sights but has a calm atmosphere once inside.

  • Hostel is very good. They have nice atmosphere and provides very good breakfast as well.

  • The free breakfast was great, and the staff was so nice. I definitely enjoyed my stay!

  • Just perfect

  • Great location and nice staff!

  • The staff are nice to help you. The facilities are a little bit old. The breakfast is very normal. If you have enough budget, I suggest to have nice brunch or try any other Dutch dished outside.

  • Great location and easy to find. Staff helpful and friendly. Working wifi, lockers, breakfast included, ok bunk beds.. Could come back and stay there if I visit Amsterdam again.

  • I loved our stay at Shelter City!! Staff was absolutely fantastic - super welcoming and knowledgeable about the city. Rooms were great (only complaint is that you have to take the stairs which are pretty narrow getting to the attic) and clean, breakfast was also fantastic. Well located, close to many food places, but could be loud at night because of its proximity to the red light district. Overall fantastic place and I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Prime location, easy going staff, the facilities are great

  • This was one of my favorite hostels that I have stayed in even though I've never stayed in such a big room with so many people. I loved the Shelter philosophy and how friendly and welcoming everybody was, but how nothing was forced on anyone either. The hostel was a great location as well, and I loved how it was set up and the hot breakfast was a really good value as well. Thanks for a great stay in Amsterdam!

  • I'm surprise, because it's the hostel more clean, that i know!! All the Staff are so nett and with service was wonderfull!! I like it!!

  • PROS: Location is incredible. In the dead center of the red light district. Very easy to find. 10 minute walk from train station. Their security is very strict. Beds pretty comfortable. CONS: Not a party hostel whatsoever. No alcohol or drugs. Not a problem just go to a bar 2 feet away. Isn't the most high tech place but it works. Lockers are outside of the room HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOSTEL!!

  • The kindest staff you will anywhere!

  • Very good position, very good staff gentle and professional, good breakfast, good cleanliness

  • First time in a Hostel. Really nice Stuff and very friendly.

  • Serious about being a "christian" hostel, but once you get over that it was great. Clean, well-organized, charming, with free hot breakfast and a great common area.

  • Overall I enjoyed my stay, very nice place, showers, and very fast WiFi
  • It is the only hostel with free breakfast! The People there were very kind.

  • We loved our stay at the shelter. The atmosphere was so warm and welcoming. Thanks for everything!!

  • It was a really afordable option it is clean, well located and the staff is really friendly. The only but that I have is that they dont give keys so everytime you get to the door you have to show a voucher that they gave you, which is pretty annoying.

  • The room was so clean, tidy and comfy. I had a good sleep there. There is just one thing that you may need to consider which is the location. It is like inside the red light district and I didn't feel safe walking back at night. However, if you are not staying alone there will be no problem.

  • great staff. felt like a youth group camp.

  • Only positive things to say regarding My stay at the Shelter. Keep up the good job! Love & light
  • Everything was great with the hostel. The staff was super friendly. There was no card key system but you had to show a piece of paper to enter. I understand why since they don't want to let anyone in. The breakfast was good. I stayed in the 4 bedroom female dorm and there were enough electrical outlets in the room and there was a sink. The bathroom facilities were clean. The location was great, everything was accessible walking.

  • It was great, its located in the heart of Amsterdam, rooms are clean, staff is friendlly. We enjoyed our stay

  • It was my first time in a dorm; otherwise I was used to book a hotel for my work tours. I had my hick-ups when I booked this dorm, away from my comfort zone. But at Shelter city I had a really nice time. Staff there were friendly and helpful. Place was clean and I had a good experience with fellow travelers in the dorm.

  • Shelter City is the best hostel I've stayed at. Location is perfect, the hostel is fully outfitted, and they offer a buncbunch of activities right from the front desk. The staff is like a family -- all volunteers, all very fun-loving and nice, which gives the place a cozy atmosphere. I'm personally not Christian, but I still felt like I was among friends.

  • The volunteers were extremely nice and ready to help. The hostel is also in the city centre, and provides additional services such as bike renting. Great atmosphere and a lovely garden! Overall, a great stay!

  • The staff are amazing and the atmosphere is very safe and friendly. It's not a party hostel which I was completely fine with. There is also luggage storage if you have a later trip out. Finally, there is a rule of no staying for longer than 1 month.

  • This place was a such a deal, great location, free hot breakfast, and very safe. Was thinking the fact that it was a Christian hostel wouldn't be a big deal as I am not religious, but i felt out of place here for that reason.

  • Just like other reviesw said, clean, well-located, nice staff, small room, very Christian. Nice choice if you want to have a good sleep instead of party. Very good value of money in the city center. The using of shower and room is limited due to the cleaning time. The checkout time is before 10:00am. The luggauge can only be left until 6pm on checkout date. These are something that the travelers might want to take into consideration.

  • It was a decent place, very well located in the center and really nice staff!

  • Pro's: - good value for money - location - breakfast included, and good enough - bathrooms clean Con's: - Depending on who will stay with you in the room can be a little bit noisy - Every time you get back to the hostel you have to present the check in ticket. Is a good thing in the end, for security reasons, but it can be a little bit troubling especially when you have bags with you.

  • perfect! :D

  • My friend and me loved to stay at your hostel. We will definitely recommend it to everyone we know and will come back to stay with you if we ever return to Amsterdam. Keep up the good work, the friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the spirited place. It is something special to keep in this world!

  • For its location it is very quiet from the outside world however the guests staying at the hostel were very noisy for most of the time. Clean place and staff are friendly.

  • Clean respectful place. The reception desk lets you charge your electronics there. They offer lots of discounts on tickets and tours. Not many activities are planned that are not Christian related.

  • We really had a good time in Shelter City. I can only recommend it to the others.

  • Wonderful hostel! right in the city center! I was worried about staying so close to the red light district as a solo female traveller but the city is so safe, there is nothing to worry about!! The rooms are large and there a few outlets. The free breakfast in the morning is amazing!! All the staff is very friendly and all the profits of the hostel go towards charity which is awesome!!

  • Staff are friendly and helpful. Located in the heart of the redlight district!

  • A very nice hostel, the staff were really kind. The breakfast was very good. It was a nice choice in Amsterdam for the price. I highly recommend and would definitely stay there another time.

  • Great value for money and in a good location and nice if you want a quiet place to chill out.
  • Great central location. Staff was friendly and helpful. Atmosphere was just ok.
  • Good set up, top security and friendly people.

  • I absolutely LOVED the Shelter! The staff was incredibly friendly and joyful! They would hang out with us in the cafe and loved giving us suggestions on where to go. The security was incredible which was a super huge plus since my friend and I (both girls) were traveling by ourselves - we never once felt scared inside the Shelter. Also an incredible value for your money - it was very clean, good location, and cheap!

  • Excellent staff everyone very kind. Perfect location! Had a great holiday

  • I liked the hostel very much! Thanks for everything! The cat ist wonderful :-) I miss him....:-)

  • Stayed in a 2 person room which was a bit small but did the job. Location was great, staff was really nice and helpful, and the breakfast was awesome. Overall good stay and would recommend.

  • This is a christian hostel. Made the mistake of staying here. BUT the hostel was very nice. Great cleanliness, staff, etc. Not for me, especially in Amsterdam.

  • Overall for a cheap night’s accommodation it’s fine and breakfast is ok.

  • I'm not religious and I felt incredibly welcome here! The staff and other guests were very friendly and there were good spaces for meeting new people. Also the free breakfast in the mornings was very good. And be aware you need to pay a 15 euro key deposit upon check in

  • Staff are very helpful an friendly. great location. the breakfast was also very nice :)

 

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in November 2014

  • Good location

  • Very friendly and helpful staff

  • Très bon séjour dans cet établissement. [Very good stay at this property.]

  • Great location for exploring Amsterdam. Loved Oliver the cat.

  • A really nice place to stay!

  • Excelente servicio !!! [Excellent service !!!]

  • A good hostel. The breakfast was good, but I wish it had a kitchen (it only has a refrigerator and a microwave). I thought the location was great, but be aware that it is right in the center of the red light district.

  • The staff was really nice and helpful. The bed was comfortable and the location was in the center of Amsterdam.The breakfast was poor....

  • Lindo hostal. Linda gente. El desayuno rico. El chocolate caliente es buenísimo. Para estar tranquilo y pasar un buen rato. [Cute hostel. Beautiful people. The rich breakfast. The hot chocolate is great. To be calm and have a good time.]

  • The beds are really confortable, and the breakfast is really good. The location is really far away from the center but there are buses all night long.

  • I didn't know what "Christian Hostel" stands for, so I was quite suprised at my arriving. But for every religious christian person, I think it's a nice place to be. But for anybody else it's not the right place to stay in Amsterdam

  • The only big problem actually was the drunken and loud people coming to sleep in the middle if the night in the dormitory. So bad night but it s not a problem from the hostel! Really nice persons at the reception and bar. Breakfast a bit light but good and served with a smile.

  • This was a great hostel and we had such a good experience with our stay. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help, and the overall vibe was very laid back and relaxing. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and the cafe where you eat had great music and comfy chairs to enjoy in. The location is very close to the red light district which made getting back to the hostel an adventure at night, but in terms of being close to the city center and things to do it was ideal.

  • This place was great. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean. They serve a good breakfast which is included. They have a cute little cafe for drinks and some light food and general hanging out. Only draw back was having to leave items at the desk for charging but I can understand they probably don't want to overload circuits. This is a Christian hostel, so no drinking or smoking. Is really mellow at night when you just want to sleep. If looking for party hostel, this isn't it.

  • Shelter City is an amazing hostel, right in the hearth of Amsterdam. The staff is very friendly, you will have a breakfast every morning, it is the time of the day when you can enjoy the amazing atmosphere, everyone is smileying. I enjoyed my time there, I recommend this place for staying in Amsterdam. Thank you very much.

  •  I recommend this place: it is right in the heart of Amsterdam, but very peaceful. The room was clean. The staff who are volunteers were very fiendly and helpful; They organised a free tour of the city which was very good and informative. All in all, I'd recommend and stay here again.

  • Era la prima volta che andavo in un ostello e mi sono trovata bene nonostante non fossi abituata a questo genere di ambienti. In questo ostello si può trovare un'atmosfera molto accogliente, socievole e divertente. [It was the first time I went to a hostel and I was fine although I was not used to this kind of environments. In this hostel you can find a very welcoming, sociable and fun.]

  • excelente hostel!!!!

  • Excellent work :) Thank you guys

  • everything is good

  • Lovely Hostel in one of the best areas in Amstersam. 2 minutes from the Anne Frank Museum. Fantastically located near to shops, swimming pool, supermarket etc. Home from home environment, both relaxing and quiet. Staff like one big family Being a Christiam Hostel you feel the heart of the place. Staff very informative. I would rate it as the best hostel in Amsterdam for its quiteness, cleaness, its location and for the staff's ability to make you feel your in more than just passing through.

  • Really good place to stay while weekend trip! Especially for budget travellers ;)

  • this hostel is in center of amsterdam and very near to every place to visit. only 10 minits walk from central station. and very clean and perfect. especailly staffs are very nice and guests are also good. best place to stay in amsterdam

  • El personal totalmente capacitado. El lugar limpio y todo funcionaba de manera correcta. Lo totalmente recomiendo. [Fully trained staff. The cleanest place and everything worked properly. I would totally recommend.]

  • Even location is near red light district but still safe to stay. Staffs are friendly. Cleanliness is average. Recommend place to stay.

  • Würden dieses Hostel immer wieder nehmen. Lage ist einfach Perfekt für ein tolles Amsterdam Wochenende [Would choose this hostel. Location is just perfect for a great weekend Amsterdam]

  • Mitarbeiter hilfreich, Hostel funktionell, super gelegen, habe sehr gut geschlafen, da auch andere Hostelbewohner ruhig waren und nicht Party gemacht haben, wie das manchmal der Fall sein kann. [Staff helpful, Hostel functional, great location, slept very well, as other hostel residents were quiet and did not do party, as this can sometimes be the case.]

  • STAFF brilliant, fridge hotwater micro luggage store greatly appreciated. Location perfect but lighting in dorms -late night activity wakes everyone. Not specific to Shelter, A list of conditions - for the comfort of everyone - needs to be stated on the booking site- notice is given about drugs alcohol (my reason to book).ie. QUIET TIME (courtyard too) after 11pm, lights out. Same before 7.30am. SHHHHH! Pack in daytime before silent departure - do final rummage in the bathroom.. THANKS.

  • We were 5 people in total, and we managed to get accomodation for 3 people through hostelworld. However, on emailing the hostel itself, they managed 2 more extra beds, that was cool of them... The staff at the reception and the breakfast cafeteria were really friendly and polite. the breakfast was also really good...the location is perfect, no doubt in that...access to anything and everything in no time :P. Would really recommend this hostel to anyone. Evolution ROCKS !!!

  • Great hostel and location! Right in the middle of the red district. The staff are Christian volunteers from around the world; There are Christian signs everywhere and you are invited to join their bible discussions. Everyone is very nice and the hostel is clean. The atmosphere isn't great... it felt a little as if I were back to school. Overall I enjoyed my stay but I don't think it is the best option for those who travel alone.

  • Staff are nice. Breakfast is good. it is safe although it is in red-light area.

  • It is a shelter from the raging freedom outside the hostel's walls. You participate in the possibilities the outside world has to offer, then you get back to the hostel and follow a set of know rules - also called the golden rule. The staff and most guests are mostly indoctrinated into a Christian religion, but they leave you alone when they sense there is not chance to make you cross the indoctrination-border.

  • It was my second time here because I trust this place completely. The only drawback is the lack of plug sockets, but I can understand some of the safety reasons for using a ticket system to charge accessories and phones at the front desk. Overall love the shelter city, will be back again!

  • friendly staff that you can feel they are willing to help sincerely.

  • L'ostello è molto carino. Si trova vicinissimo al centro e questo è punto a suo favore. La pulizia diciamo che è buona anche se può migliorare. I ragazzi che ci lavorano sono molto simpatici e cordiali. E' sicuro perchè nonostante fossimo in 16 nella stanza nessuno ha toccato niente e sono tornata a casa con tutti i miei averi. Se dovessi tornare ad Amsterdam sicuramente andrei ancora in questo ostello. [The hostel is very cute. It is located close to the center and this is the point in his favor. Cleaning we say it is good although it can improve. The guys who work there are very nice and friendly. And 'safe because even though we were 16 in the room no one touched anything and I came home with all my belongings. If I go back to Amsterdam definitely go again in this hostel.]

  • The staff is very courteous. I loved the breakfast and the cleanliness of the hostel. It is just 10min. walk from the Amsterdam Central and city center. Very convenient. I loved my stay at the hostel.

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in October 2014

  • what a nice and peaceful place!

  • Great place with awesome staff! :)

  • Perfect !!!

  • Everything was Top!! Thanks for the nice stay!

  • Enjoyed my time at Shelter a lot again!

  • Highly recommended hostel. Great location!! As a female travelling alone, I felt quite safe in this hostel. There is a beautiful garden with a koi fish pond where you can hang out or eat your breakfast. It is very quite despite being right in the centre of town where all the actions are.

  • The hostel is near to Red Lights and the Central Station. The staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Extremely good location. Friendly staff and they cook good meals if you want something cheap. I think there were too many beds in the room for its size.

  • Nice atmosphere with helpful people. If I go back to Amsterdã of course that will stay in Shelter City. Thanks a lot!.

  • Amazing group of volunteers! Thank you so much for charging my kindle :) Great location to everything I wanted to see in Amsterdam. The staff was very informative and friendly even during hectic checkout. The breakfasts were amazing, thank you for the pancakes and french toast :)!!!

  • Nice location and quiet. But during sleeping, if you open the window, you can hear some noise. But it does not matter because of othe perfect things

  • Can't find one thing, that was not OK. Location is great, very central, breakfast is nice, they even serve free dinner on Friday... Great hostel!

  • Un Ostello Cristiano nel mezzo del Red light streets!L ho trovato gradevole,il rapporto qualità prezzo ottimo..un filo scomodo per i bagni fuori dalle stanze..ma da un certo punto di vista(ero in camerata da 16)meglio così!Dotato di un bel giardino e corner per la colazione.Da provare! [A Christian Hostel in the middle of the Red light streets! L I found pleasant, value for money .. a wire uncomfortable for the bathrooms outside the rooms .. but from a certain point of view (I was in the dormitory 16) better! Equipped a beautiful garden and corner for breakfast. Try it!]

  • The staff were very nice and the location in Amsterdam is great. It has all of the facilities a backpacker needs and the option of a hot berakfast is very nice. If you are looking for just a nice place to stay with no party atmosphere then I would recommend it.

  • staffs are all friendly! and nice service there! but only few plug in room

  • Best stay ever! Great facilities, comfortable living arrangements and relaxing atmosphere. Very clean and genuinely nice and helpful staff. Prayer and night devotion was a plus! Thank you for making my stay awesome in Christ Jesus!

  • Muy buen lugar. Bien ubicado y tranquilo si lo que te interesa es solo ir a dormir. Los baños muy pequeños. [Very good place. Well located and quiet if you're interested just go to sleep. Bathrooms very small.]

  • Me and a friend stayed at Shelter City for 4 nights and it was great! The staff are awesome and it really felt like they want their guest's best! Breakfast was rich and the dining room is full of games and musical instruments. We had a free city tour and an open mic night wich was also very nice! We rent a room without private bathroom so the public one was a bit not clean. But besides this, it was a pleasure staying there!!! I highly recomend shelter city!

  • The hostel doesn't have a common kitchen but you can ask for warming your own food. The breakfast is included but it's a bit poor.

  • Most staff were pleasant and helpful. One guy made me feel v.uncomfortable. Breakfast was great! I ate there once in the eve. Had the meatballs and they were hideous.

  • Wonderful people, food, and location. There is a cat, just so people with allergies know.

  • Everything was perfect, I would say that maybe the exposed pipes in our dorm could have been covered, and perhaps adding some art to the walls in the dorms would add some flare. I loved the homey decorative feel through out the hostel, but found the rooms lacking that feel due to them being so blank. But other then that my group had a great time, and loved how great the staff were.

  • Great outdoor area to sit in, as well as kitchen area was nice. Wish there was better facilities for cooking, as Amsterdam is expensive & I would prefer to eat better home cooked meals that I didn't have to make in microwave or buy. Stayed in a 4 bed with bathroom and it was great. I think they should get arm bands instead of the piece of paper I'm always looking for to show in the window for security.

  • Nice place and friendly staff. the only issue is that at nights it can get very noise other than that very nice place.

  • Very tiny rooms. No elevator. A Very Boeing hostel. It's a nice hostel to stay if you are looking a peaceful place to rest. Good thing wifi in rooms

  • What more could you possibly want in a hostel? Staff that become close friends, free hot breakfast an occasionallydinner, com fortable and new beds, movie nights, even ping pong! What more could you want? It's cheap, it's central, it's by far the best hostel I've stayed in.

  • The hostel is great! Don't forget to bring your locker, cause the room didn't have keys! The breakfast is great and the service as well!

  • This hostel is in a great location, about 10 minutes from the train station and around the corner from the Red light district. Most other attractions are less than an 30 minute walk. The staff is so friendly and the free breakfast was good. I stayed in a 16 all female dorm, and it was actually a good experience! The hostel is dry, which was nice to come back to a room that didn't smell, wasn't dirty. It was actually very quiet and chill. Bathrooms were a little dirty though

  • I loved my stay in Shelter City!! First of all, the staff really made you feel at home. They were all so nice. Plus, they speak good English. The dinner and the breakfast were also good. There are a lot of activities in the hostel like the ping pong table and the guitar and piano that you can just use to jam with your friends and/or other people in the hostel. Lastly, security and location are exceptional! All in all, it's a really great hostel!! I wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Staff is very friendly

  • This place was cool and the location was very good. The people were very friendly, and the hostel has a reception controlling who goes in or out, which ranks good for safety. However the area is very lively so be prepared to experience noise from outside during the night. Also, I'd like the bathrooms to be cleaned more frequently and to be renovated. Otherwise, all was very good.

  • Very friendly and helpful staff! Nice environment and breakfast. Comfortable beds, big room (stayed at 16 bed female dorm). Don't have enough sockets for charging mobiles, but offers to charge it at the reception, where it is safe.

  • El personal es muy atento y agradable , me gusto mucho la estancia en este lugar [The staff is very attentive and nice, I liked the stay at this location]

  • Great Hostel! Definitely Recommend!

  • Trés bonne adresse en plein centre d'amsterdam (et de son quartier rouge). En revanche le soir (à partir de 23h00 0h00) le quartier est moins "bien fréquenté" Je ne me suis pas sentis en insecurité, mais je pense qu'une femme pourrais l'être. [Very good place in the center of Amsterdam (and its red light district). However the evening (from 23:00 0:00) district is less "well attended" I did not feel myself Insecurity, but I think a woman could be.]

  • perfect for religious people

  • Amazing. Good bed,the bothroom very impressed. The lounge, the area to rest. I mean I will recommend to everyone who go to Prage. Staff very, very Friendly. I am more than grateful for they help. They give everyone all attention they need. Nice music in the reception. Free internet using computer in the reception. You can book and check your e mail. So clean.I mean the hostel looks as hotel. But, good price. I had a very good stay. Hopefully I will be back again there. Thanksss millions guys

  • The Shelter City a christian hostel lays in the red district. I liked the hostel because it is near the inner city. Also it has safety lockers and computers. The bath and toilets are very clean. The breakfast is a little bit poor and also the blanket is a very thin one and not very warmly. In fact I got a cough for that reason. I love it because it is very easy to get in touch with other people

  • Stayed in a 16 Bed Fem Dorm which was ok. It was my first time in a dorm this big so I guess the noise, lights on and tightness are normal in this kind of situation. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location is great, right next to the Red Light District and just streets away from the Dam plaza. Not having a charger close to my bed was a turn down. Don't forget to bring you padlocks since the ones they sell were a bit expensive..

  • Overall, the hostel made a good impression. It was quiet, mostly clean (girls are just messy in the bathroom), food was good and there was a cat! If I will ever come back to Amsterdam for a week, I will definitely be staying at Shelter City again.

  • Great hostel, friendly staff, very nice girls

  • Buena ubicación, buen desayuno, pero esta al lado del barrio rojo si no tienes miedo de estar cerca ahí. [Good location, good breakfast, but is next to the red light district if you're not afraid to be around there.]

  • The staff was so welcoming and made me feel right at home. Breakfast was awesome!

  • Some of the staff were very caring and friendly, they were the highlight of this hostel.

  • There were no locks on the doors and the lockers didn't work. The room was super cramped and tiny. It's in a good location and cheaper than other hostels in Amsterdam so that makes it worth it. Also breakfast was free.

  • An old place. Not so clean. Dishes in breakfast were not clean. The location is good as well as the fact that no smoking, drugs and alcohol are allowed. I stayed also at Shelter Jordan which I enjoyed more because it is cleaner and better managed.

  • I loved my stay and I would happily go back again. The staff are very friendly.

  • Great location. Otherwise no real complaints, but nothing spectacular.

  • Hostel muito bem localizado no centro, podendo visitar pontos turisticos à pé. Os funcionarios são 100% prestativos e se preocupam com o seu bem estar, ótimo café da manhã, ambiente limpo permanentemente. [Hostel very well located in the center and can visit tourist spots on foot. The staff are 100% helpful and care about your well being, great breakfast, permanently clean.]

  • This place is awesome! Everyone who works there is very friendly and genuinely cares about you. I got food poisoning on my flight and everyone there was so kind and helpful that it wasn't so bad. The events are fun and good. The free breakfast is great too! I stayed in a four room dorm for a few nights and no complaints, in fact its one of the best hostels i've been to! the location is yes on the edge of the red light but if you dont feel comfortable going through it you can always go around it

  • Everything was clean and tidy. The people were very nice and helpful. It is very on the safety of the guests. That was my first night in a hostel and I liked it.

  • Muy bueno! tranquilo, limpio, el desayuno buenisimo (aunque me hubiera gustado que sea autoservicio y no tener que pedir a cada rato), las camas comodas, la habitacion tenia un jardincito propio muy lindo, la zona es barbara, enfrente una parada de metro y tenes supermercados cerca. Me gusto [Very good! quiet, clean, great breakfast (although I wish it self and not have to ask each time), the beds comfortable, the room had a very nice little garden itself, the area is good, opposite a subway stop and got supermarkets nearby. I like]

  • I really enjoy at Shelter city. Location is great, separete rooms for boys and girls, there are 3 breakfast on menu + you can take bread, marmelade etc...I really like security: they actually check your ID card before they let you in... staff was nice and they help me when needed. The common area is great and batrooms are clean... Really nice hostel...I wouldn't stay anywhere else :)

  • I loved this hostel! It is one of the best I have ever been to. They offer many services included in the price. The breakfast they make every day is delicious, it was the first time I have had a home cooked breakfast at a hostel. Would definitely recommend. Has a chiller vibe, so don't expect a party hostel. But I was still able to meet a lot of people. Great location as well. Right next to the center of town.

  • really nice place!!

  • Mein Sohn und ich gehören auf Grund unseres Alters beide sicher eher nicht zur Zielgruppe eines Hostels, - wir haben uns aber sehr wohl gefühlt! Die Mitarbeiter waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben uns bei der Ankunft über unser sauberes Zimmer mit schon bezogenen Betten gefreut. Die ganze Atmosphäre im Shelter haben wir als sehr freundlich empfunden. [My son and I belong on the basis of our age both safe rather non-target a hostel - but we felt very comfortable! The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were pleased at the arrival of our clean room with already covered beds. The whole atmosphere in the Shelter we found to be very friendly.]

  • Bem localizado, funcionários atenciosos e disposto a ajudar. [Well located, friendly staff and willing to help.]

  • I loved the Christian atmosphere! I am a Christian and have been studying abroad for a few months now, and your hostel reminded me of home. It was so nice to walk into a building with a familiar environment.

  • I absolutely loved my stay! All of the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and really made my stay great! It was so wonderful staying in a place that shares my Christian beliefs in an area that has such a need for Christ!

  • The staff was super friendly! If you get a chance, go to prayer time and hang out with them or even go to one of the movie nights! They are super chill and really good at making people feel included.

  • 都很棒,是一个基督教青旅。我定的是四人间,内部有浴室和卫生间。位置极好!在不能再市中心的市中心了!晚上出去玩还是看红灯区,都可以步行!! 每天早上有hot breakfast ~ 给每个人煎蛋配培根还有奶酪片~ 吃早餐的咖啡厅,还有带池塘的小院子都很舒适! [Great, hostel is a Christian. I set the Quadruple, internal bathroom and toilet. Excellent location! In the center is no longer the center of it! A night out or to see the red light district, you can walk! ! There is hot breakfast ~ to everyone there omelette with bacon cheese slices - breakfast cafe, there is a small courtyard with a pond are comfortable every morning!]

  • For sharing a room with 16 beds I think it is expensive. The breakfast was so good and the staff at the breakfast time was so kind.

  • The front desk was very helpful. The security at the facility was great. Although the hostel was a bit dated.

  • very nice, particularly in location.. Easy to find the place,

  • I spent only one night in a 4-bed room with it own toilet/bathroom. It was very clean and the the fellow room mates were very friendly. Very quiet. There was free dinner in the evening I stayed and also the free breakfast of eggs on toast with ham was very good. The staff who are volunteers organised a free tour of the city which was very good. All in all, I'd recommend and stay here again.

Genuine quotes from guests who stayed at Shelter City in September 2014

  • Good! I'd definately go back again!
  • The hostel is very well located, friendly stuff, clean facilities..recommended!
  • I'm very satisfied with the stay. thank you!
  • nice staff, convenient location, friendly guests
  • All around, everything was fantastic!
  • Perto de tudo, ótimo ambiente, bem limpo. A internet não é muito boa. [Close to everything, great environment, and clean. The internet is not very good.]
  • Really enjoyed my stay, a little hard to find at first but once you know where it is you won't forget! Staff are super really would stay here again :)
  • There should be a table in each room. And places on the wall there to put things.
  • Staff are volunteers yet very dedicated and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and served with a smile. Lots of space in the common areas. Excellent location and clean. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
  • first 4 bed dorm was very small and no place for a large bag, lockers were too small, but i got moved to 4 dorm with on-suite and this was much better although also more expensive..excellent location and relaxed place to stay..no hassles about religion...i have and would recommend it again..
  • Ótimo lugar para ficar. Apesar de ter muitas meninas no mesmo quarto que eu, foi muito tranquilo e nem parecia que tinha tantas. Café da manhã bom. O wifi só funciona na recepção e não há tomadas individuais no quarto, mas você pode colocar o celular para carregar na recepção (com um sistema de senhas para sua segurança) [Great place to stay. Despite having many girls in the same room that I was very quiet and did not looked like it had so many. Good breakfast. The wifi only works in reception and no individual outlets in the room, but you can put the phone to charge at the reception (with a password system for your safety)]
  • It was a great place to stay! Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The place is clean, and the food is great in the mornings!
  • Es un buen hostel es general, con personal amable y muy bien ubicado. Se puede llegar caminando de la estación de tren tranquilamente. El desayuno esta muy bien. Lo malo es que no tiene cocina, y eso hace que te resulte más caro la estadía, solo hay un microondas para calentar alguna comida,pero no para hacerla. Cabe destacar que es un hostel cristiano y no se puede tomar alcohol, PARA NADA :/ [It is a good hostel is generally with friendly staff and great location. You can walk from the train station quietly. The breakfast is very good. The trouble is that no kitchen, and that makes it more expensive you stay, there is only a microwave to heat some food, but not to do it. Note that this is a Christian hostel and can not drink alcohol, FOR NOTHING: /]
  • Very valuable and worthy to stay if you are a sociable person and want to meet more friends from different countries. Staffs are pretty nice and friendly to help each visitor. But if you want to cock or wash your clothes, you may be disappointed.
  • Even though the hostel is located at the red light district, it was still pretty safe. Staff only allow guest that present a slip to enter the compound. The staff are all volunteers and are friendly & approachable. The breakfast serve is good, ranging from pancakes to toast (with eggs). Its about 10 minutes walk to the train station, which is quite convenient.
  • Overall, this hostel is pretty good. The rooms are somewhat cramped and have a lot of beds (16 per room), so there is a lot of traffic in-and-out, making it harder to sleep. There also seemed to me to be too few bathrooms/showers for the number of rooms in the hostel. But on the plus side, the staff is friendly, the wifi is free and fast, and they provide a free (HOT!) breakfast and fairly secure luggage storage room. I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Amsterdam.
  • A good level of cleaness and a central location (cery central). The good thing about this hostel is that it is drug free which, in Amsterdam, is quite nice :). Strongly recommend this hostel if you are visiting Amsterdam. The breakfast was good too!
  • Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms and facilities, excellent security and fantastic location. What's not to like?
  • Si trova vicino alla stazione e in piena zona a luci rosse. Bagni un po' sporchi ma tutto sommato un buon soggiorno. Ottimo il bar dove poter mangiare a prezzi ottimi. Staff composto da gente molto religiosa, ed è vietato ad esempio portare alcool. Se cercate un ostello tranquillo dove soggiornare è il posto giusto. [It is located near the station and in the middle of the red light area. Bathrooms a little 'dirty but all in all a good stay. Great bar where you can eat at great prices. Staff consists of very religious people, and it is forbidden to bring alcohol for example. If you want a quiet hostel is the place to stay.]
  • A great place to break a bit from the chaos which is Amsterdam. Everything is nice and clean, great garden to chill in, big lockers, adequate wifi. You'll have some noise till morning but that can't be helped; Amsterdam is a loud city.
  • Had a great stay, thanks to the staff!
  • Excellent emplacement pour un très bon prix, personnel très sympathique, seuls les sanitaires pourraient être améliorés [Excellent location for a good price, very friendly staff, only toilet blocks could be improved]
  • The staff was very helpfull. The breakfast was very good for a hostel. There's a bar where can you can buy meals for a reasenable price. I'd definetely stay there again.
  • Great breakfast, full meal, with juice and coffee, not just some toast and out the door or something. NIce folks, good stay for sure, thanks!
  • The staff in the hotel were great, the facilities are fantastic as you can have food/drinks in the cafe at a very reasonnable price. The breakfast is beyond expectations. The showers were never crowded despite the size of the hostel and they were regularly cleanded during the day. I think this is a fantastic hostel. I would definitely recommend it.
  • It is a Christian hostel which is ironic considering there is a brothel next door, none the less, free breakfast is awesome, bed/dorms are okay. Bring your own lock for locker otherwise they sell them for around €5.
  • Ottimo soggiorno, tranquillità e gentilezza. Struttura accogliente e in posizione centrale. [Great time, peace and kindness. It is a friendly and centrally located.]
  • Excellent hostel, great atmosphere, perfect location, very helpful staff (congratulations for the great job you are doing as volunteers), would definitely recommend it.
  • Fiquei no quarto para 16 meninas e haviam poucas tomadas no quarto, apesar de o hostel oferecer um serviço gratuito de recarregar na recepção. O acesso ao quarto era liberado e não não se tinha controle de quem entrava, o que dava certa insegurança. Café da manhã incluído e muito bom e a localização ótima próximo de vários restaurantes e barzinhos. [I was in the room for 16 girls and had few outlets in the room, although the hostel offer a free service to reload the reception. Access to the room was not released and we had no control over who entered, giving some uncertainty. Breakfast is included and very good and a great location near many restaurants and bars.]
  • All staff is really friendly, nice and kind. I like the policy of no drugs inside the hostel. Good restaurant with good prices. Good breakfast included.
  • I had a nice stay, kind staff, excellent position, good atmophere, felt like second home
  • Lovely hostel i enjoyed to stay there
  • Nice breakfast. The bedroom is good and clean but there's lack of plugs.
  • Personalet er virkelig imødekommende og søde. Der er styr på tingene, og værelserne er rene og fine. Havde værelse ud til gaden, og til trods for at Shelter City ligger i ved Red Light District kunne man slet ikke høre at man var nær en gade fyldt med mennesker. [The staff are really welcoming and sweet. There are on top of things, and the rooms are clean and fine. Had room to the street, and despite the Shelter City are in the Red Light District could not hear that one was near a street filled with people.]
  • Nice and quiet with friendly staff. It's placed right in the Red Light and has a strict no drugs/alcohol policy, which I found excellent considering how the night life in Amsterdam is.
  • It's a good hotel, even though i don't like to stay in the red light area
  • The location was incredible and the staff is lovely!
  • I stayed in this hostel before and our stay this time was just as welcoming and friendly. I stayed in the 16 bed room and it was fine, beds were very close together but it wasn't really an issue. Good atmosphere and the breakfast was good too and free! Location was brilliant, very close to the train station, supermarket and within walking distance of all the main attractions.
  • Muy buen servicio, excelente hubicacion y lo mejor el staff, muy amables realmente. [Very good service, excellent seating plans and the best staff, really really friendly.]
  • Limited wall sockets but they provide charging services. WiFi blind spots in my dorm. These are just minor problems. In the girls' bathroom, some showers are small, so test them out and choose your cubicle. =) Other than these, we have had a great stay! The food is awesome! Free breakfast with different menu for different days of the week. They sell dinner too, I enjoyed the veggie burger they made. Food that's value for money! 
  • Very accessible location, staff were amazing, and really nice atmosphere in the cafe and courtyard. Girls dorms open right to the courtyard so it can be noisy, but I always sleep with earplugs in hostels. Girls dorms were full but there was never a line up for showers. More outlets are definitely needed in the dorms, although you can charge in other open areas. Some beds were really close together so it was hard to get in and out. Overall a great stay :)
  • Very close to central train station. Great way to meet new friends. Staff was very helpful.
  • Very good location. Staff were very kind and helpful and created a nice atmosphere.
  • Warm welcome, staff very friendly and helpful. Good sleep at night as all other guests behaved thoughtful. Computer and Internet for free is a big plus. Thanks!
  • It was quite difficult to find the location, but it's not far from the central station. The staff were friendly.
  • The staff was very helpful and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Interesting location within the Red Light District, especially for a Christian hostel, but it was very close to all the sites of Amsterdam. The included breakfast was good. Only complaint was that there are no outlets next to the beds so I couldn't safely charge my phone at night!
  • the hostel is simple, but good location, good breakfast.
  • Around the hostel is a bit dangerous place in night. Staff was very kind. The dorm has no keys I think it is dangerous.
  • We stayed in the 16 bed dorm for 1 night and it was great. The beds are separated by dividers so it's even got a little privacy which is nice. The staff on the front dest and in the cafe were really lovely. Breakfast was included and it was basic but all you need to start the day! It's a christian hostel and that's evident on the walls and in the quieter atmosphere, but I felt very safe here. Looking for a party, this isn't it, but it's a clean, comfortable, convenient, safe and happy place!
  • We enjoyed staying in this hostel, security level is on the highest level and the atmosphere is great! Breakfast they served is really the best! :)
  • Modest, but however, possibly one of the best places in Amsterdam you could go to. You get very much in return for your money. Very nice staff and a lot of other mostly open minded backpackers from all across the world. Really enjoyed my stay!
  • Just a really, really great place to stay in Amsterdam! :) Oh, and than there's this Johanna at the reception
  • Très bon Hostel [Very Good Hostel]
  • Es un buen hostal, pero no hay conexion wifi en todo el lugar. A pesar que esta ubicado en pleno barrio rojo, la seguridad es buena. El desayuno excelente. Lo unico que me molesto es que los banos se ecuentran un poco lejos de las habitaciones. [It is a good hostel, but no wifi connection all over the place. Although it is located in the red light district, the security is good. The excellent breakfast. The only thing that annoyed me is that the bathrooms are a bit far from the room.]
  • Everything was great! But the wifi connection is poor!
  • It's a little far away from central station and not easy to find the location. But the staff were ver nice and friendly.
  • The 4 people dorm was very small, if all people have big luggage, it will be a little hard to pack it. The breakfast was delicious! All in all, it was okay at the price to stay here.
  • I have to give such a good report because I believe that you try to be good in all you do. As soon as I entered the centre I felt how pleased The Lord is with this work and it touched me deeply. You are The Light of the world to that community. I witnessed God doing things in a number of peoples lives and I am so excited. I plan to come back to you and would like to bring one or two of children with me to work and preach Christ throughout the city. Love to you all in Jesus Name
  • Das Hostel liegt sehr zentral mitten im Herzen vom Amsterdam. Das Essen war super und wurde stets frisch zubereitet. Nachnehmen ist möglich, dort wird jeder satt. Auch toll: Wer etwas aufladen möchte (Smartphone, Kameraakku, usw.), der gibt das Gerät an der Rezeption an. Die freundlichen Mitarbeiter (sie sind 24 Stunden erreichbar) laden es sicher und kostenlos in einem Schrank, später holt man das Gerät einfach mittels eines Coupons wieder ab. [The hostel is centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam. The food was great and was always freshly prepared. Nachnehmen is possible, there everyone is full. Also great: If you want to charge something (smart phone, camera battery, etc.), giving the device to the front desk. The friendly staff (they are available 24 hours) to load it safely and free of charge in a closet, and later retrieves the device simply by means of a coupon again.]
  • Simple breakfast.
  • La posizione e il costo sono due punti favorevoli al 100% per l'ostello. Camerate da 10 un po' strette e poco spazio per muoversi ma va benissimo per giovani che tornano solo per dormire. Bagni in comune puliti ma un po' piccoli anch'essi. [The location and cost are two points in favor of 100% to the hostel. 10 rooms from a little 'narrow little room to move, but that's great for young people who come back just to sleep. Shared bathrooms were clean but a bit 'too small.]
  • Great location in the red light district. They ask for your stay receipt so they know you stay there which is good security. Stayed 2 nights but only slept once as Amsterdam has an awesome nightlife on weekends. Lots of all night parties! Weekdays seem a lot quieter.
  • I had a great time in shelter city and I have nothing to complain about it. Everything was perfect!
  • Friendly staff, good location, recommend to stay
  • Muy buena atención. Ambiente muy tranquilo, se puede descansar muy bien si es eso lo que se busca. [Very good attention. Very quiet, you can rest well if that's what you are looking for.]
  • Best hostel I've ever been to. Loved the garden and the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. And Oliver the cat (who is actually a girl) :)
  • the staff was very nice. everytime we passed them they were smiling for us and say hi. the breakfast was good.
  • El hostal está genial ubicado. Las habitaciones están bien: las sábanas y las mantas estaban limpias. Aconsejo llevar un candado para cerrar las taquillas de las habitaciones porque comprar uno ahí sale 4 euros. Igual es un poco más caro que otros, pero te compensa por la ubicación y la limpieza. [The hostel is great located. Rooms are good: the sheets and blankets were clean. Advise bring a padlock to lock the locker room because buying one there goes 4 euros. Just a little more expensive than others, but makes up for the location and cleanliness.]
  • Muy bien el Hostel, limpio y ordenado. No hay muchedumbre de personas en tren de fiesta sino que es más bien un ambiente relajado, cosa muy buena para la gente que va en busca de conocer la ciudad y poder dormir de noche. Buen desayuno. [Okay Hostel, clean and tidy. No crowd of party people by train but is rather a good relaxed atmosphere, something for people who go looking to see the city and be able to sleep at night. Good breakfast.]
  • I love here. People works there are taking good care of me. The most friendly hostel ever!
  • Great place! Breakfast included and staff is really nice and helpful! Easy to find, tubestation close. Walking distance to the city center. Great waffelplace next to the hostel!

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