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Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel
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“Worst Hostel in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 15 November 2011

No hot water in November (approx 5°C outside), the voucher system is incredibly annoying, check ins and outs take hours... In a nutshell : don't book anything at this hostel.

One interesting fact : one of our friend had to check out one night earlier. Of course, the hostel didn't refund the bed rate but they also sold our friend's bed to another person, waking up the room at 2 AM and asking us to clean the bed we had paid for...

Two years ago, I travelled around the world during 360 days in 15 different countries in approx 100 different hostels and I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE !

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Shelter Jordan is an outstanding place to stay. It's kept very clean, the staff are friendly and helpful and it's quiet. The linen was clean, the room is cleaned every day as are the common areas including toilets and showers. While it is a hostel they segregate the sexes. The women are on the 2nd floor and the men on the third. The hostel was very quiet while I was there.

There was plenty of hot water in the morning as well.
While a bit out of the way - a 15-20 minute walk from the rail station it's very close to the bus station - maybe 5 minutes and the walk is very scenic. The immediate neighborhood has many restaurants and markets with a wide selection to chose from pizza to steak.

Room Tip: I prefer a room with just a few beds but I really don't think it makes a difference.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

We didn't stay here. Our hotel room was given away and we came here in search of a place to stay but they had no vacancy.

Nevertheless, the two guys at the counter were very helpful. They looked up places for us on the internet, got phone numbers for us, and were just awesome in our little emergency of being "bed-less" at 8pm on a sat night in amsterdam with all our luggage.

So awesome! A big thankyou to those guys!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

This was my 2nd time at Shelter Jordan 1st time I stayed in a 6 bed room, was a little wary about having to stay in the 18 bed dorm no need I stayed 3 nights and enjoyed every one bed and room were clean showers and bathroom facilities were super, location is superb free breakfast 76 euros for three weekend nights what could you want staff extremely friendly. I would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

very reasonably priced for like 30 euros a night, 5 minutes tram journey to dam square and less than 10 minutes to central station, no smoking or drugs or alcohol allowed, free breakfast, really friendly staff, bed linen provided as well, very safe environment

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel
Address: Bloemstraat 179, 1016 LA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #74 of 226 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price range (per night): $35 - $131
Hotel Class:1 star — Shelter Jordan - Amsterdam Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 104
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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