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Vita Nova

Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #135 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We loved vita Nova, wasn't expecting much as the price was so cheap but it was great! A bit of a novelty for us staying on a boat in bunk beds. In the room there was a bunk bed and a mirror and I think that was it! There was a toilet and 2 showers at one end of the... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Overall was a good experience. Is a ship so don't expect big rooms and bathrooms. For the money I paid I wouldn't complain about anything it was an overall pleasant experience. The breakfast is included and it had some variety of choices.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed on the Vita Nova for two nights. The lady who took our booking was rather abrupt, unwelcoming and unapproachable that when I had the following issues I was too scared to bring them to her attention. She never offered us towels, we found out on the last day from another guest that that they where available and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Vita Nova was a great experience and made a nice change from an Amsterdam guest house,Monica the house manager was a first class host,being a local new the city and would give you knowledge of the best places to visit.The boat was very clean and tidy the cabins are not as small as everyone makes out,the dutch buffet breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have read back over the reviews and I must say that they feel disingenuous. My wife and I stayed in a fantastically intimate cabin built for 2 and were served breakfast every morning by woman who has made this "Botel" her life! Eggs, cheeses, ham, breads, hot Pannekoeken, coffee, tea, cereals... given the hostel priced private cabin we were... More 

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