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Passenger Ship Avanti Reviews

Oosterdok , Jetty 2, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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98%

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742 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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97%

Dave and Annie are the perfect hosts, the place is spotless, and there's a great communal area for the free breakfast and a beer whilst planning. Yes the rooms are tiny, but its a boat! Much better value than staying in a 32 bed dorm for the same price. Its not a party boat, but perfect for chilling out after hitting the bars in town!


86%

We enjoined our stay very much. It was wonderfull to have breakfast on the water. As well in sunshine as even when there was some rain. Dave and Annie are excellent hosts, always kind and helpfull. May be the space in the beds is a bit too small for us

  • 29th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Just what we needed - basic accommodation very close to the centre of Amsterdam, with breakfast included. The owners of the boat were very nice and very helpful, and the facilities were basic but all there - wifi, breakfast, showers with hot water etc. Not for claustrophobics though - the rooms are small (as might be expected on a boat!) and there is not much headroom in the bunks.


100%

Dave, Annie and Admiral Nelson are fantastic hosts and made our stay on board very memorable. If you are visiting Amsterdam and are looking for somewhere to stay on a budget, the Avanti is great. Excellent value for money and a great location. Dave had plenty of tourist tips and Annie was like a machine with the cleaning products. The boat was absolutely spotless and It is very clear that Dave and Annie love their jobs and their boat. Thank you for a great stay, from Charlotte and Chris x


97%

Merel is very nice owner!! The day of our arrival is rainy and windy. He help us to settle down kindly. Facilities are quite good in the boat. It would be better if wifi connection is stronger. The best thing is the food and beverage provided with free of charge! Though the breakfast is stated to be start at 8.30. Because of our early flight, they serve us before 8.30.!! Thanks so much(: .............comments from HK.


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! the fact it's a ship has its limits on space an stuff, but the atmosphere is so nice that you wont mind. 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!


86%

The Avanti is one of two boats which are next to each other and operate the same booking system. We stayed in the one right at the end of the pier, and it was very pleasant. Though we only spent one night in there - arriving around 9pm and having to leave the next day at 7am - we were made to feel at home by the guy who runs the boats - forgot his name (sorry mate) but he's the tall lad from Blackpool - was very chatty and welcoming. Definitely recommend it and wish we could have stayed longer!


97%

Nice establishment with beautiful people. We enjoyed a lot our stay, thanks to the Captain of the boat. The breakfast are excellent, and the context of the boat is very original. I hope I will back once. Laura PERRICHET and Mélanie CORNETEAU

  • 5th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Smallest room I've ever stayed in but great location and was exactly what I was expecting. Would use again when travelling in small group


100%

Lovely staff, lovely location, one of the best hostel I ever slept in! They are always doing their best for the facilities to be comfortables and cleans, and for your stay to be pleasant. Don't expect your room nor the shower to be huge, just remember that you're on a boat and then enjoy the quietest night you could possibly have in an Amsterdam hostel.


83%

Awesome place to stay when in Amsterdam! Small rooms but who cares, you're there to sleep! Captain Dave and Anni are very nice, friendly and hospitable young people!


100%

Best Hostel in Amsterdam, they made oure trip very special!!! Manny thanks and greetings from Germany

  • 19th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Top place to crash for a couple of nights. Dave and Annie were great hosts.

  • 14th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Everything was as advertised. A great location and a warm welcome from Annie and Dave. Recommended.


100%

This was our first time staying on a houseboat and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Dave and Annie were wonderful hosts and and went out of their way to provide a relaxing and home-away-from-home atmosphere. It was just great to be able to have a beer, a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee in the breakfast area on the boat after a tiring day of sightseeing. The highlight of our trip was getting lost in Amsterdam's canals with Captain Dave!


100%

great value for money,very clean,staff atmosphere excellent,good breakfast, will be back next year, thank you.

  • 26th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

We loved our stay aboard the Avanti, the hosts, Dave and Annie were very friendly and approachable. Great location and comfortable room.

  • 26th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

the staff were really great and put themselves out to spend time with their visitors! They took us for majical boat ride around the canals in Amstedam in the evening, finishing off with a beer in a waterside pub-fantastic!!


74%

Nice experience to be on board! A lot of fun! The breakfast is good. And the room is very small, shall be difficult for big person then. And Wifi is available only in dining room.


100%

Avanti ist a really perfect place to stay! My sister and I travelled to Amsterdam and during this time we staid on Avanti. The staff was really friendly, nice and they helped us a lot, the room was clean and the ship is perfect to chilling in the sun an other things. We really enjoied it ans when we are in Amsterdam we will stay again :)

  • 13th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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