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Houseboat Hostel Alternatief Reviews

Dijksgracht 8b, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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90%

Rating
48 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at houseboat alternatief. The boat was beautiful and was stoner friendly which was a bonus. 10-15minute walk to the town and 5 minutes from central station. Beside the house boat there was a brilliant bar/café on the canal front which I recommend, that I think is called hannekes boom. It was a very hippy sort of spot. The owner was lovely and very understanding that some people who were meant to be joining us couldn't join us. Many thanks.

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Loved our stay, the boat is very central from the train station just a walk along a boardwalk and over a pedestrian bridge. Joanna was such a wonderful hostess and made my 30th birthday weekend in Amsterdam really special. I will be back and hopefully soon!

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

We stayed here for my friends Hen party and had a brilliant time. Joanne was so welcoming and helpful and the free bikes were a great touch! The price was similar to that of most hostels and although it was a short walk out of town, you have the whole boat to yourself which was great for a hen party. Would highly recommend staying here!

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Lauross
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

This is by far one of the best value for money accommodation experiences in Amsterdam and a fantastic accommodation option for families. It is central without being busy, easy walking distance from the central station, there is loads of space and bikes, children's scooters, games and toys are thrown in. We would like to thank Joanna for her friendliness, generosity and helpfulness during our stay. We have already recommended Alternatief to several friends both in the UK and Australia.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

We are a family of four and really enjoyed our stay. It was comfy, homely and had everything we needed including an array of bikes. Joanna was lovely, really helpful with tips and maps. The train line was near but didn't really bother us and it was otherwise a nice quiet spot with easy access ( on bikes or foot) to interesting places.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Awesome stay! Thanks again :)

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

What an awesome place to stay if you have a group of 4 or 5. Joanne is amazing! She's probably one of the nicest ladies I've ever met. She's incredibly accommodating and will make your stay so much better. The boat is a wonderful experience to switch up the routine. It's close to the train station and taxi's can find it without issue. We used Uber to get around and had no issues. The bikes made for some great times too. It was great to have your own spot and do something different than most.




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