Shelter City

About Shelter City
Barndesteeg 21, 1012 BV
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 BV Amsterd
SHELTER CITY CHRISTIAN HOSTEL: Special Winter Discount: 2 euros off every night, every bed until 4th February when you book online! Great value for money. Bed, breakfast, sheets, hot showers and a locker for the best prices in Amsterdam. Clean and comfortable accommodation and friendly international atmosphere. Providing so much for so little, the Shelter City is definitely the best deal you can get in Amsterdam.

The hostel is located in the CITY CENTRE, a short walk from Central Station. Most of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance.

Shelter City has single-sex rooms with 4 to 8 beds and single-sex dorms with 12 to 16 beds. The larger dorms are divided into smaller sections to provide the privacy you'd like. Our budget price includes breakfast, sheets, hot showers, a locker and all taxes. Starting at 16.50 euros, these are the best-value beds in town.

Experience real Christian hospitality!

You will get so much MORE than just a good night's sleep at an affordable price. The hostel not only provides excellent facilities, but also has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All of our international staff speak English and will be pleased to help you. The hostel has a courtyard and a great cafe where you can get something to eat or drink, relax and meet people from all over the world, or use the Internet.

The LOCATION in the historical Nieuwmarkt area makes it easy to explore Amsterdam. The hostel is close to Central Station, Dam square, small China Town and the Red Light district.

Important info:
• The hostel is smoke-free, drug-free, alcohol-free (smoking cigarettes is allowed in the courtyard).
• Your room and bed will be available after 1.30pm (after cleaning).
• When you have booked more than one bed, we cannot guarantee that you will be sleeping together in the same room.
• There are separate rooms for men and women. If you book the wrong sex room we cannot guarantee your accommodation.
• No curfew or lock-out:
• The atmosphere of the hostel is best suited to those between 15 and 40 years old
• The usage of a locker is free, though you (often) need a padlock to lock it (you can take your own or buy one at reception).
• For the 4-8 person rooms there is a 10 euro deposit for the room key(s), which will be returned at check out when the key is returned
• If you want to cancel your reservation, e-mail or phone us before midnight (Amsterdam time) two days before your arrival date. If you cancel too late or do not arrive we will charge your credit card for one night's accommodation and cancel any other nights. These conditions also applie if the date of arrival has been changed by phone or email.
• Comparison with our sister hostel in Amsterdam, Shelter Jordan: Shelter City is bigger (176 beds), has a lot of character, and is located in a very lively part of the city centre.
• Multiple booking policy:
If the same name 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.
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: 23 May, 27/28/29/30 December 2010.

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).
Normal booking and cancellation conditions apply
24 Hour Check In
BBQ Area
Bike Parking
Breakfast Included
Bureau de Change
Common Room
Internet Access
Luggage Storage
Security Lockers
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Web access in lobby
Payment Accepted:
Getting there:
How to get to the Shelter City hostel:

From Central Station
Take metro 51, 53 or 54 (underground) from Central Station (one travelzone). Get off at the first stop, called Nieuwmarkt. Cross the square into Barndesteeg. The Shelter City is at number 21.

Or go by foot (a 15 minutes walk)
From the Central Station's main entrance, walk towards Damrak (direction city center). 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 3rd 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 Central Station (one travel zone). Get off at Nieuwmarkt. Cross the square into Barndesteeg. Shelter City is at number 21.

By car
From the ring road A10, take exit S112. Follow the signs for "Centrum"
At the end of S112 you come to a roundabout (Mr. Visserplein). Take second turn on your right (into Valkenburgerstraat). Before the tunnel keep right and turn left into Prins Hendrikkade. Turn left at Gelderse Kade. At Nieuwmarkt (a square with a castle) take the third street at your right, called Barndesteeg. Shelter City is at number 21.

Schiphol Airport is situated 18 km from Amsterdam. Trains from the airport leave frequently to Amsterdam Central Station (the trip takes takes 20 minutes and costs about 3 Euros).

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