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Vita Nova

Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #144 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrible experience. Thought it would be a charming experience to stay on a canal boat in Amsterdam. What I wasn't expecting was a smelly, uncomfortable, unfriendly, unsanitary experience. The lady was a complete grouch and not very helpful. The below decks stank of faeces due to the toilet paper bins been full. There is no ladder to climb the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms in the barge are quite crammed but it was a cozy stay and the breakfast was amazing every morning. The barge was well located; close to the red light district but away from the busy crowds. The wifi signal was only available in the main reception and there are four showers and two toilets shared in the barge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here over the new year with a friend, and whilst it's great to actually get your own room in a hostel, we had a very cramped room which had been well used. Not necessarily dirty, just aged. Breakfast was simple but nice, and you could buy drinks from the boat for a very cheap price. The WiFi was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my friend stayed here for four nights while we were in Amsterdam and although it was a novelty to stay on a house boat in Amsterdam, I wouldn't stay here again. It was quite expensive and I would probably get better value out of staying somewhere else for the same price. You are basically paying for the experience.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed her for about 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The rooms are a little tight but still enough room for the 2 of us. Breakfast was great and the man who runs the boat is very friendly. It about 15 mins from city center and the train station but its a nice quite boat at night. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our stay at the Vita Nova Boatel was great, the price was unbeatable for Amsterdam, location is very good, short (15-20 mins) to the Station and the Red Light District, in a quiet dock right in front of the Nemo with its awesome open terraced roof (free entry closes 5pm). Bauke was very very helpful and friendly, he let us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had booked two nights here, but sadly due to a train strike in Belgium, were unable to make the first night. When we did check in, we were expecting to have to pay for both nights anyway, but were offered 50% off of the first night. How generous! We got a private room with a shower and sink. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

A great hostel to spend a couple of nights at. Situated at a central location in Amsterdam, really quiet, clean and the beds are quite comfortable. The owners are really friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you're after a luxurious stay in a hotel then perhaps this isn't for you - some other reviewers seem surprised at the smaller rooms and shared bathrooms but the facilities on Vita Nova more than served their purpose and its location is excellent. The two-bed room was clean and comfortable and was well-lit by a window which overlooked a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Absolutely fantastic budget place to stay!! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a cheap place to stay in Amsterdam. It is not the Ritz so don't go there expecting luxury, but if you're a down to earth and a relaxed person then this boat is great! Rooms aren't big but the space has been used extremely well! The... More 

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