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Shelter City Hostel

Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

86% Overall Rating 43 out of 48 customers would recommend this property based on 48 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 79%

Location 94%

Safety 90%

Staff 89%

Value 85%

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines

Important Information

Taxes: From 01/01/ 2020: 7% of the net overnight rate per night plus €3,00 per person per night and should be paid upon arrival.

*Please note that we charge credit cards on the arrival date. It is not possible to pay cash upon arrival.

* We have a 3 day cancellation policy. If you want to cancel your reservation, please log into your personal Hostelworld account and make the changes before midnight (Amsterdam time) three days before your arrival date. Cancellation by phone is not accepted. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. These conditions also apply if the date of arrival has been changed by email. Once you have arrived, paid and checked in it is not possible to receive a refund if you decide to leave early.

* Taxes not included - city tax 7.00 % per person per night. City Tax is to be paid upon check-in.

* If you are charged a no show charge, then the city tax will transfer into a cancellation fee.

* Bag drop-off from 08:00, rooms available to use from 13:30. This hostel is smoke-free, drug-free and alcohol-free. You may smoke cigarettes in the courtyard. There's no curfew or lockout.

* A Passport or government issued identity card (for EU citizen) is required upon check-in.

* If you have booked the four-person room for two or more people, we can't guarantee you'll be put in the same room but we will try our best. Our dorms are segregated by gender; if you book the wrong room we can't guarantee your accommodation.

* There are free lockers. Please bring your own padlock or buy one at reception.

* If the same name, e-mail or credit card is used in multiple bookings for a total of more than 8 people on the same day then we will cancel the booking since we do not accept groups of more than 8 people.

* A keycard is mandatory for entering the hostel and for lost key card 5 euros will be charged.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Taxes Not Included

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Map and Directions


How to get to the Shelter City hostel from the Central Train StationBy foot:From the Central Station’s main entrance, walk towards Damrak (city center)Immediately after the bridge turn left unto Prins HendrikkadeCross the street into ZeedijkAt the Nieuwmarkt take the 3rd street on your right, called BarndesteegWe are at number 21By metro:Take the metro (underground) from Central StationGet off at the first stop, called Nieuwmarkt Cross the square into BarndesteegWe are at number 21 How to get to the Shelter City from Schiphol AirportTake the train to Amsterdam Central Station(The train platform can be reached from the main hall of the airport. The trip takes 20 minutes and costs about 3 Euro’s.From the Central Station follow the directions above How to get to the Shelter City from the Eurolines bus stationFrom Eurolines at Amstel Station:Take the metro from Amstel Train Station towards Central Station (one travel zone)Get off at the fourth stop, called Nieuwmarkt Cross the square into BarndesteegWe are at number 21 How to get to the Shelter City by carFrom the ring road A10, take exit S112Follow the signs for “Centrum”At the end of S112 you come to “Mr. Visserplein”Turn right into “Valkenburgerstraat”Before the tunnel turn left into “Prins Hendrikkade”Turn left at “Gelderse Kade”At Nieuwmarkt take the third street at your right, called BarndesteegWe are at number 21

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