directions

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 at Duivendrecht train Station. Take Metro 54 towards Centraal Station and get off at Nieuwmarkt. Cross the square into Barndesteeg. The Shelter City is at number 21. Total journey time is about 15 minutes.

By car:
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.

Free

  • Free Breakfast

  • Free City Maps

  • Free Internet Access

  • Free WiFi

  • Linen Included

General

  • Adaptors

  • Bicycle Parking

  • Common Room

  • Hot Showers

  • Iron/Ironing Board

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Reading Light

  • Security Lockers

  • Servizi aggiornate

  • Utensils

Services

  • 24 Hour Reception

  • 24 Hour Security

  • Bicycle Hire

  • Housekeeping

  • Internet Access

  • Luggage Storage

  • Postal Service

  • Towels for hire

Food & Drink

  • Cafe

  • Meals available

  • Vending Machines

Entertainment

  • Board games

  • Foosball

Shelter City is right in the old centre of Amsterdam, close to the world-famous 17th century canals, Central Station, Dam Square, the Red Light District and many fabulous museums. A unique historic building with a great café and living room, peaceful garden and giant fish-pond.

The hostel is next to the Nieuwmarkt square which is famous for the mix of many cultures, international restaurants and cool cafe’s. There’s been a market here since 1614 and the castle-like Waag building at the centre of the square is from the 15th century. Spend a sunny afternoon drinking coffee on the square, enjoying the daily market and experiencing the diversity of Amsterdam life. There’s always something going on in Nieuwmarkt – it’s the place to be!

FREE: Breakfast, WiFi, Lockers, Maps, Sheets and Showers. No hidden extras - all taxes included in the low prices. Choice of rooms with 2-16 beds and shared bathrooms. The large dormitories have dividing walls between the beds. Or for more comfort and privacy choose rooms with 4 beds and a private bathroom (en-suite). Free lockers are available – bring your own padlock or buy one at reception.

24 hour reception with tourist information and discount tickets for canal cruises, bike hire and museums. Good security, free luggage storage, no curfew, no drugs and no alcohol. We have a hostel cat (called Oliver) who would love to meet you.

Run by Christian volunteers from all around the world. This not-for-profit hostel will give you a good night’s sleep in a clean and friendly atmosphere. A favourite Amsterdam hostel since 1972 with many guests coming back year after year. Come with your friends or make new ones.

Shelter City is famous for its warm and welcoming atmosphere - Experience Christian hospitality during your Amsterdam adventure!

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87% Overall Rating / 12506 reviews

Atmosphere: 83%

Location: 95%

Facilities: 80%

Value For Money: 84%

Staff: 93%

Cleanliness: 83%

Security: 90%

Latest Review

Anonymous on 17 August 2017

Surely one of the best in Amsterdam! I would surely recommend this one if you are a solo traveler. The staff is amaaaziiinngggg!! Food is too good, location 10/10 . what else do you want!

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  • Cancellation Policy

    This 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.

  • Important Information

    Things to Note

    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. For group bookings the full amount plus 100 euro refundable deposit will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks before arrival. 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 22-31 March, 26-28 April, 5 &15 May 2016 Bookings of up to 20 people are accepted via this site. For more people please e-mail group@shelter.nl We reserve the right to cancel online groups of more than 20 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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