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Vita Nova
Ranked #123 of 338 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Perfect for a place to lay your head and explore the city. We stayed for a few nights here, the owner was pleasant and the breakfast was decent. Was somewhere a little different to stay than a bog standard hotel. The toilets were interesting, it was a shower and toilet rolled into one. There were also very graphic pictures of what you should do with sanitary towel. I think the first time we used the showers each of us came out laughing.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

This was awesome!I stayed for NYE,by far cheapest option on hostelworld.Great atmosphere, yeah i wouldnt probably recommend it to my 70-year old grandparents as rooms have 2x2 metres, showers 1x1 but come on, you're on a boat!Breakfast was very rich, I liked that.The guy who takes care of the botel is cool,fun, opened a few bottles of champagne at NYE midnight, gave everyone some peanuts and salads :) Location is good, easy to find. Great value, I can imagine coming back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maiklcz2
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

First when we booked this hostel..we were really worried about staying aboard a big boat winter time.Location cann't be better as it's just 10 min walking from the central station. our cabin wasn't very big but enough for two persons. i knew that they got bigger cabins for families. Monica the manager was really helpful and gave us nice map for the city and with good explanation for most of the sights in Amsterdam. breakfast was good too with plenty of choices. highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Excelent service! Fairest price I've seen for a great experience in Amsterdan. The botel is in Oosterdock, central place, walking distance from Central Station, canal cruise, pubs, restaurants and red light district. The room is very small (as I expected), but confortable with shower and wardrobes. Breakfast is very good with a delicious view.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank PriscilaCoelho
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Very cool!!

The location was fairly central, so great for us, and the breakfast was amazing - I didn't need to eat again until the evening!

We had an ensuite double room which was very small (although its a cabin on a boat, so to be expected) but it would have been a tight squeeze with three people in. It was clean and there is a nice communal area on the deck. The worst aspect was that there were only 2 toilets for around 12 rooms, so there was a wait first thing.

I have already recommended this to friends!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MrsMiles2009
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

This is a lovely quirky little place to stay, especially for just a couple of nights. The guy who runs the boat is very friendly and helpful, the rooms are definitely on the small side but very clean and cosy, and breakfast was yummy, there was loads of variety and it is definitely unusual to see so many meats and cheeses in an included hostel breakfast. Location was good, probably only 5-10 minutes walk from Centraal station, and it felt pretty safe too. Worst thing was the shower, it was more like a tap hanging from the ceiling than a shower, all the water came out in a single narrow stream.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank C00kie91
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We thought the idea of a boat hostel sounded charming, and the price was great...but the reality was not so charming. What we liked: our host was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was very good, and the dining area was nice. Quiet, since its at the docks and away from heavy street noise. Our host was very quick to fix a problem in the toilet. We felt safe. His policy is very strict regarding drug use and partying. What we didn't like: we knew the rooms would be tight so can't complain about that, but the beds were small and not comfortable and if you were a person of considerable size or hight...it would be unbearable. The sheets, although clean, were old, pilling and threadbare. The location wasn't bad, but its a good walk from all of the action so keep that in mind. Overall, not the worst place we've been to but I can't recommend it. Too bad, because it could be great with a few changes made. However, if you're not fussy and want a bargain...you might consider it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vita Nova

Address: Oosterdok 4, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied) , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #123 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: £51 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vita Nova 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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