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Intersail Reviews

Oosterdok st. 3, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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505 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Our room was very very small. But hay, we knew what we were getting. Decent all you can eat breakfast which not many ppl get up for. Fun to say you stayed on a boat and I think that's why ppl stay there. If every guest was eating/getting ready/leaving the boat at the same time it would have been absolute carnage, they definitely over-cram ppl onto Intersail. Fourtnatuly we didn't see that many ppl, which unfortunately created a very quiet vibe

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff was awesome and the boat is really centrally located!! We had a great time staying on the boat and hanging out on the deck. My only complaint is that it was a little pricey for what you get; rooms were very very small (two people couldn't stand up and move around/get ready at the same time). But we were only in the room to sleep, so it was manageable.


The Intersail was incredible! It was everything we hoped for and more. Our stay in Amsterdam felt authentic & easy as we were a very short walk (or bike!) from everything and our room, although quite small (it's a boat!), was perfectly comfortable for sleeping. Towels = provided, breakfast = lovely & everything was tidy. The staff was honest, kind, & welcoming. As a final note, I left an envelope filled with cash behind by mistake and they kept it safe & then posted it to me on their own dime!


Staying on a boat isn't as cool as it sounds. The rooms were tiny, freezing, and damp. My friend also had water dripping on her face occasionally throughout the night. Staff is extremely nice but I know for sure that I'm a landlubber now.

  • 7th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Original way of sleeping in Amsterdam, close to the Centraal Station.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Owner very lovely and breakfast is awesome. Location very good. Rooms are tiny, but to be expected on a boat. Rooms could also do with a bit of updating.


The hostel was very nice and the lady was very helpful and nice. The only problem I would say is that the rooms are very small, but it is expected on a boat. Everything was clean and breakfast was good.


Very nice location and it's on a boat which is very cool. However, the room was very very small. It is to be expected on a boat, but still, it was very small. If that's not a problem for you, the rest is perfect. Everything is clean and the breakfast was very good and the lady is super super friendly


Our group had a great time in Amsterdam at Intersail. The staff was great and always very friendly. Location is within a ten minute walk to the train station and red light district. Breakfast included was awesome! The rooms are cramped, but you're sleeping on a boat, so you'd expect that. All and all, a very good experience!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Was a great time, the rooms were of course a bit cramped, but was a great atmosphere. Loved sitting around the boat in the rainstorms!


Lovely place to stay in Amsterdam, would definitely recommend

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