Where do I start. First of all we arrived and there was no one there to let us on the boat. After waiting half an hour they arrived to let us in where upon we were greeted by three big smelly dogs. Once we had loaded our bags onto the boat the owner then told us that the 2 nights we had booked in advance was now 1 night as the boat needed spraying for something or other (more like fumigating). The owner said that we shouldn't worry as he would find us somewhere to stay the following night. At first I was a little angry that they had to cancel 1 night of our stay but once we saw and smelt where we would be sleeping this suddenly turned into a blessing in disguise. He then told us that our room wouldn't be ready for another hour and that if we left our bags he would put them in our room. We decided to go out for some lunch as we had been travelling all day and returned to the boat about 2-3 hours later. Our room was still not ready and our bags were still in the same place. They finally shoved us into a room, well if you could call it that, more like a dog kennel! There was also no mention of where we would go the following night. Needless to say we got changed and went straight out. We returned to the boat, not nearly drunk enough to block any of it out. Once I had finally fell asleep I awoke at 6am after about 4 hours on a damp, dog smelling matress, covered in bites. I got up, packed my things and left. The Clipper is the most rancid hostel you could ever stay in. I thought it would be cool to stay on a boat. It was just disgusting, please don't put yourself through this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you would like to make your stay in Rotterdam even more memorable you should book a night here. It's docked in one of the old harbours of the city center, near all Rotterdam's architectural highlights. You will feel right at home on our boat with its young and helpful crew. The price per person per night is 22,50 including breakfast, bed linen and a memory you'll never forget. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Boat The Clipper Hotel Rotterdam