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Vita Nova

Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rotherham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here whilst inter-railing. It was nice to stay in a different type of accommodation. Breakfast was included and the rooms were basic but comfy enough. In close proximity to the station as well and a short work into the main district

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After going through various options, I decided to go for this very reasonably priced hotel boat. The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The room (or cabin) was small and basic, but did it's job as a place to sleep, which was all I needed. The location was perfect, just a ten minute walk from the railway station. Breakfast... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The room was tiny, with myself and 2 of my mates staying in it. I was on the top bunk! With it being a very cold weekend it was a nightmare for me in particular. My bed was soaked every morning due to the condensation on the walls. The showers and toilets are not very nice, the toilets are also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 June 24, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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 June 13, 2015

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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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