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Vita Nova

Oosterdok 4, 1011 VX Amsterdam The Netherlands
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The_Peever wrote a review Oct 2023
Inverness, United Kingdom63 contributions37 helpful votes
Let's say their advertising is "generous" at best. Very basic accommodation with 2 bunks crammed into a tiny space at 90 degrees. 2 rustic toilets, one with a shower which is nothing more than a slightly larger toilet with a nozzle on the wall and a hole in the floor. There's a comfy enough sitting area which also serves a decent continental breakfast ib the morning. There's also an open deck on top for smoking. It's a budget hostel, so serves as a roof over your head for a night or two without breaking the bank. But you absolutely get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Sarah A wrote a review Jul 2021
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I tried to cancel threw booking.com. Had to cancel for april 2020. Booking .com cancelled my booking for me and asked vita nova for a refund . They charged 50euro cancellation even tough ireland had went into lockdown. Disgrace as the biat had also moved location from when i booked to a completly terrible location one day before i should have arrived
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Paula wrote a review Nov 2020
Poznan, Poland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stay away from the hotel - they are typical money makers! They sell rooms on boats which are closed because of COVID, and on arrival you get a totally different room than the one you had booked. They changed my reservation one day before arrival without even asking me and handling against the policies of booking.com.. Instead of a signle room with a window and a nice view, I was cramped in a room with 3 beds, and a bull's eye - virtually no access to natural light. Horror! For months they have not reacted to my complaints. Make a booking somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: On arrival I got a room totally different than what you had booked! 3 beds instead of 1=cramped,...
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Eleonora Settembrino wrote a review Nov 2019
Leiden, The Netherlands10 contributions9 helpful votes
If you're staying for no longer than 2/3 nights and don't mind frugality, this is the right place for you, even if a bit overpriced. It's quite a peculiar experience, but I honestly would recommend it for the summertime, especially because the cabin is well-heated but both the corridors and the bathrooms (which are shared) are not: by the way, the sink inside the cabin is pretty convenient. The cabins are small to the point that, if you're not alone, you'll have quite a hard time moving at all. Maybe we were unlucky, but our cabin had a terrible smell (fuel, I guess) we couldn't get rid of; you won't notice it anymore once you have been inside the cabin for more than ten minutes, though. Also, be mindful of the fact that you'll hear pretty much everything happening around you... One can never stress something like this enough.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Симона Н wrote a review Oct 2019
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We will come back here once again for sure! Nice atmosphere,delicious breakfast and the guy that greets us is really really nice ,and help us with everything for what we ask him. -Thanks for the pleasant experience💕🚤⚓️
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paco wrote a review Sept 2019
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Having our stay on a boat was a great experience. Althought the bedrooms were small, they were cosy, clean and close to the city center. Our recepcionist Case made the most of our experience. Hope to come back.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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TannyPanache wrote a review Jun 2019
Bondi, Australia14 contributions23 helpful votes
PROS - The boat was docked 15-20 mins walk from central and perfect location for walking into town. The decking was great to sit and look out. They provide a free breakfast with toast, spreads eggs and ham. Coffee, tea and juice. CONS - The rooms were tiny. We had a bunk bed. There were a few suspect speckled stains on my bed sheet and a period stain on the duvet. There was a basin in the room but with only hot water. The toilets were unkempt and I wouldnt have considered washing in there. For the price you can't expect too much and if you're staying for a Friday night then its one of the cheapest options in Amsterdam.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KathyAMay122012 wrote a review May 2019
Park City, Utah29 contributions49 helpful votes
Absolute best part is location for the price...and an adventure besides. Docked in harbor right at the NEMO Science Museum. Only about a 15-20 minute easy walk to Amsterdam Centraal. Very nice and helpful staff. Breakfast 8:30-10 am, exceeded expectation. Great coffee (better than cruise ship we got off of!), tea, milk, juices, toast, cheese, several meat choices, you can fry your own egg, butter, jelly, peanut butter, nu-tella. Rooms are VERY small as you would expect on a boat, but had very comfortable beds and a sink. Bathrooms are shared. Upstairs had a toilet room and one room with toilet and shower. Downstairs bathrooms are newer and larger. Bring your shower shoes. There was a cross section of ages. There was noise when people came in late, but ok. The dining area has a refrigerator to share and a microwave and there is a large grocery on route to/from station with lots of selections for easy preparations. Sharing the area brought conversations with fellow travellers that doesn't happen in most hotels... lots of different languages! We stayed five nights and it worked very well for us.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Mark T wrote a review Sept 2018
Chilton, United Kingdom111 contributions92 helpful votes
This houseboat is in a perfect location for central Amsterdam. Parking locally is outrageously priced but that's not the fault of the owners here. Once you board and get over the initial shock at the lack of cabin space you'll find that it's actually very functional. Some of the guests can be a bit inconsiderate regarding noise in the early morning. It's definitely quirky and good value. Breakfast is OK but you basically serve / cook yourself. We noted that some guests are particularly greedy and unless you're up early there's not much left for the later risers. A great experience that I'd definitely repeat.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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50Dar67 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Easy location and walk from central station either along the Prins Hendrikkade or the other side of the water and over the bridge very close to the NEMO science museum. Set in a very pleasant location with fantastic views from the upper deck where you can sit and relax, smoke even. Tea and coffee making facilities are available 24/7 included in the price. Staff were very warm and welcoming, also very accommodating, The facilities were very clean and surprisingly warm since it was a cold February month. Absolutely loved it, amazing bargain but seems very popular and constantly booked when looking to make further bookings.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamNieuwmarkt En Lastage / Centrum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vita Nova
Which popular attractions are close to Vita Nova?
Nearby attractions include Cafe Pollux (0.4 km), Escape Room Questomatica, Amsterdam (0.3 km), and Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vita Nova?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Vita Nova?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Vita Nova?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Verena, Bakers & Roasters, and Restaurant Choux.
Are there any historical sites close to Vita Nova?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Concertgebouw (2.9 km), Portuguese Synagogue (0.8 km), and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (0.8 km).
Does Vita Nova have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.