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“A different and nice option” 5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Hotelboat
Postbus 16645 | Oosterdok, steiger 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #106 of 306 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A different and nice option”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The boat is excelently located, just 5 min walking from Amsterdam Centraal station, which is the heart and common joint of almost every line of trams, bums, metro and traing throughout Amsterdam. Anyway, you really don't need much the transport, bicycling or walking are always best options.

Also, there are at least 5 rent-a-bike places very close (Star Bike being the cheaper option)

The atmosphere is very nice, and the owner treated us really well. The boat is *extremely* clean and well maintained. Some people may fear wether the boats waves with the water: it does not, because that part of the water is more kinda river water. You won't know you are in a boat.

The rooms are quite small, but hey, it's a boat!

The breakfast is just OK.

I won't recommend this place to my parents (they would need more space, and being in good shape to go down those stairs...), but I would recommend it to anybody else, HANDS DOWN!

It's a really good option for young people in general.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed staying here. The quarters are tight as with any other hostel but it was neat to stay on a boat. The owners were very nice and gave us great suggestions on where to go. My friend and I met up with another friend from Germany and the hotel boat owners helped her out by giving her a good deal. They provided breakfast, which was surprisingly substantial. The boat has a decent dining area where you can enjoy breakfast. Everything that we wanted to see was in walking distance from the boat. Good sized showers, didn't have any issues with bathroom or shower crowding. Definitely recommend!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Such an amazing place to stay! So relaxed and homely :) Very clean and great breakfast. Cannot believe that one lady provides such a welcoming, all-round experience- she is super!
It's away from the busy part of Amsterdam but only a few minute walk into the main area.
Definitely recommend staying in a hotel boat!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Everything was very clean and comfortable. There isn't a whole lot of room for luggage, and at night you can sometimes hear footsteps in the hallway, but you're on a small boat so that's to be expected. The staff was extremely friendly and the breakfast was delicious. Free wifi was provided and they even sell beer on board for cheap. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A friend and myself stayed here when we travelled to Amsterdam a few weeks ago and had a brilliant stay! Very friendly and helpful owners and comfortable accommodation. Extremely close to the city centre and central train station! Also very good price. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bielefeld, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We came here for a weekend trip and stayed for two nights at Amsterdam Hotelboat. It's in the vicinity of Centraal, but if you want to go to the city, you'll need a cab. The personnel is basically non-existent, noone helps you with anything. And if you happen to talk to the Hotelboat guy, he'll only bend your ears with redundant crap about the hostel business, so just don't. Rooms are almost clean, toilets not so much. If you go there for the cheap price that's ok, but you gotta expect cheap conduct, cheap quality and cheap people, too.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you are looking for value for money and convenience, you have both. Spotlessly clean with a substantial buffet style breakfast. Easy walk from Central Station and we walked to all the tourist attractions from here. Saved money on transport and you really see and get the feel of Amsterdam this way.
Only small negative is that there are no private bathrooms but ablutions were always clean. (There is a handbasin in the cabin). Cabins are small but this is to be expected.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Postbus 16645 | Oosterdok, steiger 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
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Ranked #106 of 306 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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