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Luton
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I and a friend shared a twin room with bunk beds. Very basic, however what more would you need when you are out and about. Staff friendly and easy going. Though the boat was clean and the showers were pretty good, even for shared facilities. Sink in your room. Heating worked, so not fear of being too cold. If you... More 

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peterrabbittoronto
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The concept and area not too far from the train station and by the water seemed intriguing from pictures and description. Rather smelly on the walkway to the "boat." Accommodation was totally unacceptable. No private toilet or shower, the room had very small upper and lower berths with a tiny window above the upper berth. There was no place to... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend stayed here for 3 nights. It was cosy, comfortable and close to the city centre. Breakfast was good too! Emile was very welcoming and a bit of a giggle i must say. He kindly walked us to China Town and showed us the sites on route. We hired bikes from across the road which was handy... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights on this boat in a single cabin. Loved every minute of it. The cabin was a lot roomier than I expected, there was even a small wardrobe to hang your clothes. Even sharing the toilet/shower-room was a breeze. I never had to wait or line-up to use either. Breakfast was included in the price and there... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay this weekend- loved the boat and everything about it. We were made to feel very welcome and the drinks on deck in the peaceful surroundings were lovely. Breakfast was huge with lots of variety - particularly liked the pancakes and the hosts were lovely and accommodating- excellent place for being close to everything but really... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

not for couples activities simply cant get in one bed 2 persons even for hug.....not for tall people...not for pesioners cos u will lnot get on top bed....15 min walk to town is not good location,simply bad description about hostel....owner not friendly....rules about not smoking,quiet,shower use comes up just when u arrive...didnt find much about that online....

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This moored canal boat, the Vita Nova,is the only place to stay if you really want to experience Dutch culture, receive excellent customer service, be located 15 minutes walking distance from Central Station and within about 30 minutes walking distance to most of Amsterdam's popular attractions. With spotlessly clean basic rooms, and equally as immaculate shared toilets and showers, you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband booked this boat without having any high expectations. And boom! - Nice,clean and tidy. Breakfast made by staff-perfect! Rooms are clean,hoovered and got everything you need. All you need in Amsterdam -is just to fall on the bed after long day! As it was warm outside we could enjoy drinks and views on the top of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Where else to sleep in Amsterdam than on an house boat? It's a boat, so there are bunk beds and shared toilets and showers, there's a sink in the room. Although it was snowing when we were there, it was not cold in the room. The boat is moored in the inner marina, so no waves or rocking of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you want a budget stay in AMS, this a good place. Booked last minute so not that bad. I stayed in the first floor which is the best, downstairs is very small and small tiny window. So if you can ask for 1st floor would be good. (+) good location, good breakfast, clean (-) the rooms can be small,... More 

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Staying in Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)

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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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Address: Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied) , Binnenstad
Price Range: $79 - $318 (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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