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AmicitiA (former Friesland) Reviews

Oosterdok, Dock 3 (Nemo Museum), Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
457 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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100%

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at AmicitiA!! The Captain takes really good care of his guests, makes you feel comfortable on his boat, offers help whenever needed, recommends nice places to you etc. I'd give the location a 120% because the view over Oosterdock, the water and the city is gorgeous, especially at sunset! Besides, the city center and Central Station are quite close to the boat which saves you from having to walk great distances.


94%

Stay on the boat is awesome. The breakfast was rather good and the view was so beautiful. There was a thing that should be informed us earlier if it had a limited time of taking shower. Anyway, everything was great.


91%

Fantastic experience sleeping on a boat. Young, polite and helpful. International breakfast and hearty, unpretentious. Tiny rooms with bunk beds, but the rest of you are on a boat ... a little noisy (you can hear everything going on outside the room, but with a good pair of earplugs is solved!). Lovely location, far from the chaos of the center, with the possibility to enjoy the sunset on the canals! Highly recommended for those who did not pretentious!

  • 13th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Unfortunately there were some problems with my bed, but it would have been easy for the staff to assume that we had broken it (4 guys on a lads-holiday)but they didn't blame us at all. Slightly uncomfortable, but could've been a lot worse! Common room was nice and hospidable, we met several people there and had a fridge fom which one could buy drinks which is a nice idea. Rooms were clean, cool and had some storage (all of which we appreciated having stayed on a different boat previously).


94%

If you are looking for something a bit different from all the big hostels, this is the place for you! Very welcoming and the staff is really nice! has a good breakfast, comfy beds even thou its a ship! Pretty much like passenger ship avanti, so its a great hostel to stay! Security is top notch and the location is good aswell. Not for partying, but for those who want a good night sleep in a personal hostel this is your place. And did i mention its a SHIP!


100%

Merel is the best! Clean, good location, unique experience on a boat, superb view at night, great breakfast, what more do you need? Merel plays football by the way...


97%

capitain merel was simply great! i will recommend this accomodation to all my friends and i will definately come back there :)

  • 28th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

I booked a 3 night stay over easter at this hostel back in Jan 2013. i received a reminder e-mail 1 week before our stay confirming the dates et. However when we arrived at 7pm on the first night we were informed that there had been an overbooking and we had to go stay on another boat. I was not very happy at all, but the manager was away that weekend and there was not much we could do. The staff member on that night was apologetic, but it would have been nie to be told beforehand.


80%

Very good staff, but dangerous stairs. Good location


83%

Tip1 : Bring your flip flop for the shower! Tip2 : When frontdoor is locked (past midnight for ex), slide the door to the right before sliding to the left!!!!! Lovely place to stay at! 10min far from Centrum and the station, so it's convenient. Nice view. The wooden deck has a warm atmosphere and breakfast is a real treat! The staff was nice and helpful but we could've gotten more infos about the frontdoor (see tip2) as we got stuck in the rain past 1.00am! Rooms are small but hey it's a boat!


83%

reception blond girl was great

  • 8th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Great staff, lovely view, cozy atmosphere!

  • 2nd Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Unfortunately, despite the charm of being on a canal boat and the great views over the water at breakfast time, we didn't stay as long as we had intended because the boat was noisy - the creaking of the floor above our heads woke us around 7am and we could hear the people in the cabins beside us moving around. But if you are a heavy sleeper I would recommend the hostel!


80%

Loved the experience and the location being right on the water.

  • 12th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The only problem was the tiny little window in the cabin, with a view... over the dock. It was very noisy too.

  • 12th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The view from this hostel is breathtaking, and the rooms have portholes that are right on the water, so nice. It was very quiet at night, not much going on party wise, don't know if this was because of the time of year. The captain is cool and the breakfast is huge. Only thing was the toilets smelled terrible (they were clean though) and every so often a funky sewage-y smell would waft into the room, is this a boat thing?


86%

Me and a friend we just spend there 1 night but everything was good! The staff was friendly and the breakfast was very good! If I have the opportunity I'll choose this hostel again for sure.


94%

Well guys, first, it's a boat, so do not expect big rooms, they are small, the bathroom it's shared, but that's not a problem at all, the hostel it's great and the feeling of staying in a boat it's cool, if i go to amsterdam once again, i will stay at amicitia


83%

We had our best hostel experience at Amicitia: staff very friendly and helpful, nice atmosphere.. We highly recommend this place!


94%

Nice place! good experience to stay in a boat in Amsterdadm. Staff are so friendy. Breakfast is very good. Rooms are small but we expected that for a boat. We were there in winter and it was warm.


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