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Houseboat Hostel Alternatief Reviews

Dijksgracht 8b, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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97%

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31 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 98%Facilities

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100%

We had such a fantastic stay, we would recommend Houseboat Alternateif as the only place to stay when visiting Amsterdam! Joanne was fantastic and made us feel so welcome!

  • 23rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Joanne is the best! Thanks for everythink!


100%

A great place to stay in Amsterdam!


100%

We had a perfect time, deffenetliy the best choice if you are enough people. For sure we will come back. There was simply nothing to complain, great location, most friendly stuff, perfect boat!!

  • 4th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Really fantastic place to stay. The owner was really helpful, relaxed and the booking and payment was uncomplicated. The boat is very large and spacious and well-equipped. Location is also great as it's just 10 mins from the central station. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Amsterdam.

  • 29th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

awesome experience!


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100%

The houseboat was lovely - like a apartment! As was our host, Joanne. The local area is also very nice - I highly recommend the pub on the end of the row of barges.

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Very comfortable and spacious. Wifi access was handy. Our 15 months old enjoyed running around and we could make his breakfasts every morning. Will highly recommend.


86%

This is, hands down, the best hostel we've ever stayed at. You get the full length of a converted cargo barge to yourself, and it's full of skylights, portholes, and places to sleep. The owner lives next door, and is most helpful in orienting you to the area. It's a short walk to central Amsterdam from the Houseboat.


83%

The host was very nice and was even happy to pick us up when we got lost when we got off the tram to the city.


97%

Amazing Experience, great stay.


97%

Perfekt place in Amsterdam!!

  • 16th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Our family loved our stay here. Lots of room for a family of 5. My husband and I had no difficulty sleeping in the double bed in the little room. (And my husband is not a small man, although under 6 feet). The houseboat is so clean and bright. The bikes were useful although you need to bring your own bungee for groceries and lights for night riding. One thing I noticed throughout my holiday in Europe, homes there do not have smoke detectors although Blokker will sell them. Great place.


100%

The houseboat was very clean and had all the amenities needed for traveler. Excellent place to stay for a small family. It is15 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal--an easy walk. Almost everything within walking distance. The owner provided snacks and breakfast foods and this was very welcome.


91%

Great atmosphere on the boat, with everything there you might ever need. And what a great host! Joanne even baked a cake for us, "Vitamine for bad weather"!!! Would never want to stay anywhere else in Amsterdam.


100%

We had a fantastic stay here. Amazing amount of space on the boat, very comfortable and has everything you could possibly need on board. It's about a 10 min walk into the Central Station area, passing through the new dockside developments - very much an up and coming area of Amsterdam. Owner was extremely helpful and lives just next door so is on hand should you need anything.

  • 21st Jun 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We had an excellent girl's weekend at the Alternative and we really do recommend to stay here! We wanted a nice location to start exploring Amsterdam, go shopping and relax afterwards. It is close enough to the city center to walk. Alternatively you can use the bikes which belong to the boat. There was a bag with food for a first breakfast, some cans of beer and an bowle with fresh fruits on the table. We were warmly welcomed and will probably return again soon! Thanks for all!

  • 1st Apr 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • aeiben
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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