In the middle of the red light district you'll find this christian hostel. It takes just about 10 minutes walk from the central station and it's in the middle of the main place of Amsterdam's nightlife. I stayed there in august and the price was very low for a city like Amsterdam: about 25 euro including the breakfast, which was really good.
Despite this, I won't return there and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
The building should have been a sort of christian college and nothing has been made to change this appearance.
In the hostel it's strictly forbidden to bring alcohol and drugs and on every wall pulse christian quotes, but this isn't a great problem. The dorm where I slept had 12 persons but it was very small, the sheets were dirty and the bed was uncomfortable. The bathroom is shared by at least 25 persons and, even though they clean three times a day, it was always quite dirty. Every time you entered in the hostel you have to show twice a voucher: that's good for the security but it makes you feel like you're crossing a checkpoint. The atmosphere seemed the same of barrack, I feel like spending there at most 8 hours a day, just to sleep at night.
If you're a looking for a shelter in Amsterdam, where you can sleep but also feel in lively and warm place, don't choose this hostel.
- Also Known As:
- The Shelter City Hotel Amsterdam
- The Shelter City Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, clean hostel in the centre of Amsterdam. Single-sex dormitories and rooms with 4-8 beds, some with en-suite bathrooms. 24 hour reception, cafe with cheap food and drinks, free use of lockers, great garden to hang out in with giant fish-pond! ... more less
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