Shelter City is a Christian hostel that provides guests with great facilities at an affordable price in Amsterdam. The hostel is clean, comfortable and has a friendly atmosphere created by the staff and guests who come from all over the world. Guests can walk to the main tourist attractions such as Dam Square, small China Town and the Red Light District. The hostel is centrally located which means that it is close to Central Station and therefore guests have easy access to anywhere in the city.
The hostel provides great facilities at reasonable prices and a homely atmosphere. Breakfast and WiFi are included for free. You will find welcoming international staff speaking English and always willing to help. There’s a courtyard and a cafe in the hostel, where you can chill out and relax with some drinks, snacks and meet new people from all over the globe. You can smoke cigarettes in the courtyard only. There is no alcohol, drugs or smoking allowed at Shelter City.
Rooms are single sex with 4-16 beds. Most have shared bathrooms, but some 4-bed rooms have en-suite facilities. The larger rooms are divided into sections. This creates more privacy. Prices include taxes. The beds are ready for guests after 13:30. If you book two or more beds, you are not guaranteed the same room for all beds. Make sure you book the correct sex room otherwise your reservation cannot be guaranteed.
A 10 Euro deposit is required for rooms of 4-8 beds that you will get back when you return the key at check out. Please bring your own padlock or buy one from reception for the free lockers provided.
There is no curfew or lock-out. Please check in before midnight.
No smoking, alcohol or drugs allowed in the hostel.
The atmosphere of the hostel is best suited to those between 15 and 40 years old. Children younger than 3 years old not permitted.
This hostel is bigger with 176 beds than its sister hostel Shelter Jordan.
Cancellations must be made by phone/email before midnight two days prior to arrival. If any guests fail to do so or do not show up, one nights stay is charged on their credit card. The same rule applies when an arrival date is changed by email or phone.
Multiple booking policy 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 apply our group payment and cancellation conditions to be found on www.shelter.nl
Bookings of up to 32 people are accepted via this site, for more people please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to cancel online groups of more than 32 people.
If the group booking is just for one night and is on a Friday, Saturday or one of the following dates around public holidays, then an extra charge of 5 euros will be made per bed booked: 13-21, 25, 26, 29 & 30 April, 1-3 & 28-31 May, 6-8 June 2014.
Last minute offers are only available for online bookings for a limited time.
Alterations to special offer bookings can end up costing a little more than the original special offer price.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Included
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We have a 2 day cancellation policy, if bookings are not cancelled 2 days before a cancellation fee will be charged. Check-in or 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. 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. There is a 15 Euro key deposit for the four-to-eight-person rooms. The last-minute internet special offers are only available on online bookings and for a limited time period. Changes to existing bookings which include the special offer prices may result in new (higher) prices being applied to the previously discounted night(s). 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 apply our group payment and cancellation conditions. There is an extra charge of 5 Euro if you make a group booking for just one night and it's a Friday, Saturday, or 29-31 Mar; 1, 2, 5, 6, 26 & 27 Apr; 14 & 24 May; 19, 20, & 23 Aug; 14, 15, & 18 Oct; 27-31 Dec 2015. Bookings of up to 32 people are accepted via this site. Please contact us directly. We reserve the right to cancel online groups of more than 32 people. We have a 2 day cancellation policy. If you want to cancel your reservation, email or phone us before midnight (Amsterdam time) two days before your arrival date. 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 phone or email. Once you have arrived, paid and checked in it is not possible to receive a refund if you decide to leave early. Please note that we have a hostel cat (called Oliver) who would love to meet you. But if you're allergic to cats you might be happier at our other hostel, Shelter Jordan.
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Schiphol Airport is situated 18 km from Amsterdam. Trains from the airport leave frequently to Amsterdam Centraal Station. The trip takes takes 20 minutes and costs about 4 euro.
From Centraal Station:
Take metro 51, 53 or 54 (underground) from Central Station (ticket about 3 euro). Get off at the first stop; it's called Nieuwmarkt. Cross the square into Barndesteeg. Shelter City is at number 21.
Or go by foot (a 10 minute walk). From Centraal Station main entrance, walk towards Damrak (in the direction of city centre). Immediately after the bridge turn left unto Prins Hendrikkade. Cross the street into Zeedijk. At the end of Zeedijk you enter a square called Nieuwmarkt (castle in the middle). Take the third street on your right, called Barndesteeg. Shelter City is at number 21.
From Eurolines bus station:
The Eurolines bus station is next to Amstel Station. From Amstel Station take metro 51, 53 or 54 heading for Centraal Station (ticket about 3 euro). Get off at Nieuwmarkt. Cross the square into Barndesteeg. Shelter City is at number 21.
From the ring road A10, take exit S112. Follow the signs for 'Centrum'.
At the end of S112 you'll come to a roundabout (Mr. Visserplein). Take the second exit (into Valkenburgerstraat). Before the tunnel keep right and then turn left into Prins Hendrikkade. Turn left at Geldersekade. At Nieuwmarkt (a square with a castle) take the third street on your right, called Barndesteeg. Shelter City is at number 21. We recommend you park using the P+R system and use the car park at Zeeburg.
Located near Centraal Station, Nieuwmarkt, Dam Square and the Flower Market