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Arknoa Houseboat Reviews

Westerdok 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Staying here was fantastic. It was the perfect place for a week to chill. Rose, the lady who owns the boat is lovely. She was incredibly helpful for things to do in the area and helped me out when my flight was delayed.. Much appreciated! There is a fridge and kettle with tea coffee it was all we needed as we ate out or made sandwiches. There's also no wifi but it was great not being able to connect to the social world! You can however connect to the gym across the canal.

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This isn't really a hostel in the typical sense, more like renting a room for cheap (by Amsterdam standards). Rose (the manager) is very nice but didn't give us a rundown of the city like many hostel staff do. Also there aren't many facilities, the room we stayed in had no internet, there is no common area, you can't do laundry, there's no breakfast... It is nice to be on the water. Again it's kind of like staying in someone's house rather than a hostel.


Clean little houseboat on the west side. Most placese have wifi these days, be aware this houseboat only has an Ethernet cord. So plan accordingly. Rosie is a sweet host.

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Rose was great. Very accommodating, helpful and sweet. Had tea ready for us when we got there, and even gave me a lil gift for my birthday. Great houseboat

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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