Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel, Amsterdam

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Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel Reviews

The Shelter Christian hostels are the cheapest hostels that we could find in Amsterdam and the Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel location is one of the best locations. We were nervous about the whole Christian thing, but all that this means is that the shelter is run by Christian volunteers. The extent of religion that is present in the place is some books and a painting on a wall that says "God loves you." You are not allowed to have any alcohol or drugs at the hostel, but that's not a big deal, because you can go outside and walk two minutes down the street and drink or smoke. Something really great about this hostel is that they serve a nice free breakfast every morning until 10 a.m. There is also no curfew, and they have a really great security system.

The Location

For the Shelter City hostel, the location is right on the street where the Red Light District begins. Literally, you walk out the front door and turn left and walk for about ten seconds and you'll hit it. With this in mind though, it isn't like the area is too loud, wild, or dangerous. You're able to get really anywhere you need to by foot, and the area is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and coffee shops ("special" coffee shops, if you know what we mean).

Rooms and Bathrooms

Although there are a lot of people staying in the rooms, there aren't really any issues that arise from this. Everyone needs to be understanding when they're in a hostel that some people may come in at 3 a.m., there's not a lot of space for doing hair/makeup, and you change clothes in front of strangers, but that's part of the hostel life. There are plenty of showers and everything is clean enough for a few days' stay.

Common Spaces

There's a nice dining area where the staff serve a meal each day (breakfast is free before 10 a.m., and all the other meals are pretty cheap and look good) and a really cute outdoor sitting area where people would be hanging out all day.


We would definitely recommend staying at Shelter City hostel. You're not going to beat the price and location, and the place is perfectly functional for a young traveler.
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Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel, Amsterdam
Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel, Amsterdam
Shelter Jordan Christian Hostel, Amsterdam
jalvare5 Staff Reviewer
Published on Sep 21, 2018


Shelter Jordan is a youth hostel in the City Centre of Amsterdam, surrounded by picturesque streets, 17th century canals and lovely detailed buildings that remind you of Amsterdam's rich history. The Anne Frank House, Dam Square, the national monument and the museum district are all within walking distance.

Shelter Jordan is well known for it’s warm and friendly atmosphere; we want everyone to feel welcome and at home! That is why we decide to keep the common room open until 1 a.m, to give you plenty of time to make new friends, play fun games or update your scrapbook. You can also choose to hang out in the garden and sip your morning coffee in the sunshine.

What more can you expect?
● The Low Price Includes: Sheets, Lockers, Warm Showers and Breakfast.
● FREE: WiFi, Maps and a city walk
● 24/7 Reception with Tourist Information
● No hidden extras - all taxes are included
● Good security, free luggage storage, no curfew, no drugs and no alcohol.
● Choice of rooms with 4-18 beds and shared bathrooms. The larger dormitories have dividing walls between the beds.
● A fridge and microwave that you can use
● Dozens of different stories, especially since our volunteering staff comes from all over the world

This non-profit hostel will give you a good night’s sleep in a clean and friendly environment. The Shelter Jordan is a favourite Amsterdam hostel since 1971 with many guests coming back year after year. Come with your friends or make new ones!

Location and Contact


• From Central Train Station: take tram 13 or 17. Get off at the 4th stop (Marnixstraat). Follow the canal on your right (Lijnbaansgracht). Turn right after 50 meters into Bloemstraat. We're at number 179.
• From Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: take bus 197 towards Amsterdam to the last stop (Marnixstraat bus station). We're a 5 minute walk from here - check Googlemaps though as it's hard to explain!

Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bike Rental (12,5 euro/24 hr)

Dinner (6 euro-2 course)

Lockers in Lobby (1 euro per day)


Towels (1 euro)

24 Hour Security


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available

Lounge Area

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets by Each Bed

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Themed Dinner Nights

Walking Tours

Airport Pickup


Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Note: All bedrooms & bathrooms single-sex. No smoking, alcohol or drugs

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 1 month

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)


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