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Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you're in Amsterdam for fun, party or just to have a pleasant experience, don't stay in this hostel. I was in Europe for 6 weeks with 3 friends and it was unanimously our worst hostel. It was really expensive for a shared room with 16 people with dirty washrooms and really not a smart staff who don't really care...

1Thank MatLef
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

This hostel is quintessentially what a hostel should be friendly welcoming and homely. I would definitely return to this place in a heartbeat. The main area is great and makes a good area chatting and the food prices for the cafe are very reasonable.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Shelter Jordan is a great place to stay if you're a young traveler trying to save some money by staying in a hostel. It's cheap and has everything you need. The rooms/bathrooms were clean and the free breakfast was good as well. The staff is very friendly and will help you with whatever you need (directions, tips, recommendations, etc.). The...

1Thank Ross_The_Boss1
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the Artis room with 6 girls. Cleanliness of the room was good, bathrooms were decent. Communal bathrooms for the whole floor (not my favorite). Friendly, helpful staff. NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS IN HOSTEL. Decent location for walking place to place.

Thank Andrea F
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I've stayed at Shelter Jordan a couple of times and always had a great stay. It's about half an hour walk from Centraal station or get the tram to the junction of Rozengracht and Marnixstraat which does not take along at all. There are separate floors for ladies and gents. I stayed in a 6 man dorm and there was...

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 23 April 2015

My first stay at hostel was great, very clean and not noisy hostel. Breakfast were free, also the dinner, everyone was very kind and helpful. You can send postcards right from the hostel. Showers nice and clean, also toilets. Girl rooms are divided from boys. Near to the city centre.

1Thank Evka S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 April 2015

it is at a very good location. walking distance from Rijksmuseum (I amsterdam), van gogh museum, Albert Cuyp Market & Heineken Experience. It is very very near Anne frankhuis. Also walking distance from Centraale Station I dragged my 12.5kg luggage with no problem but dragging luggage will be a bit bumpy anywhere in Amsterdam because of the pavement. There are...

Thank yeewean
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my two day stay at the Christian shelter. Breakfast was amazing especially the eggs and cheese. Staff was really helpful and they do have plenty of fun christian activities to do such as bible discussion, bible studies and etc. Amazing location and wonderful service.

1Thank brownsugar54
Riga, Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I was really confused trying to choose a hostel for one night in Amsterdam as I had to find something just before my trip. Among many options I chose "Shelter Jordan" and I do not regret that. The information I had about this hostel before my trip (read in Internet) was the fact that it is a Christian hostel (drinking...

4Thank MarionaBaltkalne
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I stayed one week on this youth hostel, it was my worst experience in hostels. -staff not friendly, they don't show you the hostel, you have to find by yourself if you need something -you CAN'T COOK, there is a kitchen but only use by the staff. Meals cost 6 euros. -a small fridge for all the hostel ... My...

2Thank Marion M

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Staying in Jordaan

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One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shelter Jordan - Popular for its warm and welcoming atmosphere - An amazing location for a great price! Shelter Jordan is in the heart of Amsterdam, close to Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Royal palace and the Museum District. A direct bus to Schiphol Airport is just around the corner. The Jordan area is full of charming streets, picturesque canals and fascinating hidden courtyards. Experience real Amsterdam in the lively street markets, "brown" cafés and the tulip and cheese museums. This area is famous for hip and trendy boutiques as well as endless restaurants and cafés. With less than 100 beds the hostel is smaller than many in Amsterdam, creating an atmosphere where it's easy to feel at home and make friends The courtyard garden is a great place to hang out when the sun's shining and you can buy drinks, snacks and meals in the café. We cook a home-made dinner each evening for our staff and you are very welcome to join us. You'll also find games to play, books to read, tables where you can write your journal, a chill-out area with comfy sofas where you can relax and chat to other guests and free WiFi access to keep in touch with home. FREE: Breakfast, WiFi, Lockers, Maps, Sheets and Showers. No hidden extras - all taxes are included in the low prices. Female only floor. Choice of rooms with 4-18 beds and shared bathrooms. The large dormitories have dividing walls between the beds. 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. 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 1971 with many guests coming back year after year. Come with your friends or make new ones. Experience Christian hospitality during your Amsterdam adventure! Come and discover why Let's Go guide book described Shelter Jordan as "one of the very best". ... more   less 

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Address: Bloemstraat 179, 1016 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Price Range: $36 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 104
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“Don't book the 18 bed dorm!!”
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“something other than the 8 bed dorm maybe?”
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“ask if you will have your own bathroom.”
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“Near the window because you can see the roofs of other houses”
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