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Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Vita Nova
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Ranked #142 of 307 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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McMinnville, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a decent stay here, most of the issues I had were mostly due to the fact it is a boat which they can't really change, but the whole thing was just kind of a weird experience. The location was OK, it was a bit of a walk from the train station especially with luggage but it was manageable.... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, it is a great experience to sleep on a boat in the Amsterdam harbour. Secondly, the owner was friendly and helpful. However, the rooms, as well as the showers, are VERY small, so I definitely won't recommend it if you don't like tight spaces, for more than two nights or if you intend to spend much time in the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impossible to put down the heat, wifi isn't working, shower very small and not clean ( associate with the bathroom ) , yes it s close to center and yes it s cheap but the rest is isn't that costy... My room wasn't clean and humid from the walls. I understand what s the point of offering this kind ,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Backpacking around the world, I figured, why not, lets stay in a boatel. Best decision ever. Because of changed flights I have stayed in both the upper and lower deck. The lower deck is a bit darker, so personally I preferred the upper deck. But either way you get an authentic boat environment. I loved the feel of my cabin... More 

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I really enjoyed my time at this hostel. It's literally in the center of Amsterdam! The atmosphere is great and the staff is lovely. The free breakfast is really delicious and just what the tummy needs for a full day of exploring. The rooms are cozy and snug, but need I remind you that you're on a boat, what do... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You're on a boat, so obviously the rooms are small, but comfortable enough for a decent sleep. Really good breakfast and OK wifi in the dining-room. Staff are really nice, helpful and happy to chat. Unlike what some reviews claim, there's more than one bathroom per floor. Hotels are expensive in Amsterdam, so these boat hotels are the only affordable... More 

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Boom, Belgium
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15 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Don't expect luxury, don't expect the best treatment of hospitality in the world... You get a very small room( bed, chair, sink and a closet, very very small but with an outside window that opens and central heating. Breakfast is included and not too bad either (3 types of bread, different types of cheese, meat and a huge choice of... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Hi just as we arrive the people kick out us for cleaning the reception floor . is a boat with one bathroom for all passenger , the bada are really small tha u cannot even turn during the night ... Blanket and towel have a non cleaned colors ... if u need one unforgettable night that is not the way... More 

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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I arrived on this hotel boat and told myself eh... It cannot be that bad... Talked to the owner. Nice. Gamme some directions and advices for good places. Then she showed me the room Omg. So tiny. Dont wait for something even normal. There is maybe 2 meters in this room. Anyway. I was sad XD But then I got... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I stayed here two nights. This place is adorable. The rooms are tiny, but that is to be expected because it's a house boat. The host was incredibly accommodating, and breakfast was amazing. It was lovely to have pancakes for breakfast. The place is difficult to find at first, but it's in a great location near to Centraal Station and... More 

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Address: Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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