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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

As a solo traveller used to hostelling this was ideal. You are staying on a boat, cabins are small and boats dont have the same sound protection walls do. Its 10 min stroll from central station and the same from the old town.with a tram pass its was to explore the whole city. The hosts are welcoming, need anything ask....

1Thank Garcia M
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Boat is in great location and that's it. Service was fine, rooms are quite clean, breakfast was fine. Rooms are so small and so basic. There were just 2 hangers in the wardrobe. No shelves or any place to unpack your bag... maybe it's a good option for one night, but definitely not for longer.

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 25 February 2016

with 45 +tax the cabin very tight with sharing bathroom .the owner not flexible..even I wrote a not in my reservation request that ck in time 11 PM and ck out 12.30 PM .She insist to leave the room at 10.30 as usual.my be it is good youth .but it is very near from scientific art

Thank Mohamed E
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The boat is about 15 minutes walk from the central station, just across the Nemo science center. The room is small with a bunk bed and a wash basin. There's a 50 mb per day cap on the wifi, but the wifi is very fast. The breakfast for simple and nice. The view from the deck is beautiful, one can...

1Thank TheVeggieWanderers
Lublin, Polska
Reviewed 16 February 2016

If you are looking for an unconventional place to stay in Amsterdam, the barge is a great idea. Cabins are tiny so do not expect luxuries. There is not much space, but it is a fantastic atmosphere and a really good breakfast with a view of the other boats. It's the perfect place for people who want to visit Amsterdam...

1Thank Ania S
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I had only one night there by accident. My hotel canceled booking and it was only one place in the center where I was able to stay for reasonable price. The lady at the reseption was very helpful. I didn't expected much - room for 2 was small, but it was nice and clean. Toilets was fine. The view on...

1Thank Tanya P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My Wife and myself stayed here on the 29th Jan for 2 nights, Having worked all day and caught a flight and eventually arriving in the rain the receptionist / owner was so very welcoming and helpful. She showed us round the breakfast Area ( included in the price) to our room. Now it is a room on a barge...

1Thank SurfersideB
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Went in June 2014. Great location. Brad was awesome, friendly and knowledgable. Rooms were tight, but perfect for a place to crash. Beautiful view from the deck. Would recommend, for younger travelers. Brad made it worth while. John and Brendan, June 2014.

1Thank John D
Schenefeld, Germany
Reviewed 14 December 2015

The worst place I've ever stayed at and I mean it. 1. The hostess is plain rude and clearly unhappy to see her customers. A year ago I had a chance to stay at other boat called "Gandalf" and it was pure pleasure to be there. The ship's owner was always glad to answer a question and help with something....

5Thank AlbertBuchatskyy
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 December 2015

10-15 minutes walk from the Centraal Station which was nice and convenient after my flight. However, after taking 2 steps inside the hostel, we were immediately yelled at by the owner for trying to bring our luggage with us into the check in area (this is a normal action and there was nothing telling us not to bring our luggage...

3Thank travel10293847

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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
A visit to Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands presents the opportunity to marvel at its many modern architectural masterpieces like the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam and the beguiling Python Bridge while taking in its scenic waterfront with its trendy assortment of cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Here in this post-industrial (though in some parts still very much presently industrial) neighborhood, you’ll find a smart selection of cool galleries and shops as well as the kid-friendly Science Center NEMO and the National Maritime Museum.
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Additional Information about Vita Nova

Address: Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied) , Binnenstad
Price Range: $74 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vita Nova 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All the rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles Azmidiske, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is directly beneath the stairs, it can be creaky however this does not retract from the overall comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles EdT9, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 18 is nice”
 of 5 bubbles SurfersideB, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“as far from the staircase as possible”
 of 5 bubbles AlbertBuchatskyy, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“easy access to red light district shopping,train,different expeience”
 of 5 bubbles kieranm414, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
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