Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

ARKNOA: Fot the time being, JANUARY 2021, this private houseboat offers 1 private room, the ELEPHANTroom, on the sunny side, with waterfront view over broad and active canal during the daytime and peaceful at night:

The ELEPHANT ROOM is a large '3-bed-private', with NOW only ONE single bed (0m80x2m) for 1 guest! Because of shared bathroom. With private entrance or owners entrance.!

The NEST ROOM, is NOW CLOSED !! (owners entry amd waterfront view, is a smaller 2-bed-private room with a large, higher mezzanine 2p.bed, adjacent to the 'Elephant room')
and the batheroom. A good adresse for an overnight of 2-3-4 in Amsterdam as so central located. The room can be locked.

Linen, towels & soaps are provided as well as keys to the entrance of those 2 rooms.
The rooms are equipped with (secure wifi: sstp), internet 'plug-ins' for laptops and WIFI for smartphones.

Payment is CASH on arrival.
The 15% COMMISSION you paid to HOSTELWORLD will also then be returned (on arrival).
Please note that the DUTCH Tourist Tax -TB 10%- will be added to your bill (on arrival).
Please see to it that you have the right amount in CASH as Arknoa DOES NOT ACCEPT PAIEMENT through Master or visa cards.
Check-in is at 16:00.
On Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays, Innkeeper is away in between 17:00 and 22.30.
Best is to arrive on these days in between 16:00 and 17.00 or later after 22.30.
PLEASE PHONE-IN in case of DELAY as Innkeeper HEAR'S the phone RING but does not hear sms/email coming in!
Innkeeper does not sit all day behind computer or mobile telephone but does hear the Phone RING!
Check-out is always at 10.30am.
Key deposit is e50.- p person.
Deposit will be returned when rooms, rowing boats and bathroom/cups and dishes/ are left tidy and clean,
when garbage has been removed, when key is returned and no stains are found on sheets and mattress.
Please ask for extra protection of sheets and mattress, if needs be!...

If you are going to arrive late, please PHONE in.
Emails cannot be received when Innkeeper is not at the Houseboat.

Baggage cannot be parked at the houseboat for the afternoon at departure time 10.30 am.
Amsterdam Central Station offers Parking space for luggage at the Eastern side of the Station.

Note that the special Houseboat toilet at the houseboat is manned by a pomp and will cause problems if 'others' than toilet paper goes down that drain!

1. The Elephant room is a large 'Superior 3 bed private' with Private entrance.
This 3-bed private can be booked by a couple or by 2 persons wishing 2 individual beds or by 3 persons.
Please let the house know how many persons will be arriving!
Please see to it that you have the right amount in cash as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.

For the NEST ROOM, see description above.

The 2 rooms face the afternoon sun, the canal and 8 grand beautiful trees on the other side of the canal.

The Elephant room is comfortable, attractive, spacey, with books available in the room.
There are 4 windows, a fridge, T & coffee making possibilities, a radio, a private entrance, 'internet plug-in', and a narrow terrace
on the canal side where a rowing boat is parked for you to enjoy safely the feel of the water. There is 1 king size double bed (1m40x2m) &
1 comfortable couch bed (0m80 x 2m). This room is situated at the far end of the houseboat with shared bathroom/shower just down
the hall next to the smaller Nest room (2p.) and the innkeeper's studio.

Please note that there is only ONE WC, in the shared bathroom on the boat!
Showers are allowed in the morning only after 10am, once all guests have used the toilet!

Arknoa is close to the supermarket, the Jordaan district, the Ann Frank house & the street markets on Saturdays and Mondays.

Arknoa offers its guests a safe, peaceful and refreshing place to relax in. So welcome to your floating room on the waters and to a good night's sleep!
Innkeeper, Rose Noa.

- For LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS be sure to PHONE Rose Noa asap! In such cases, please only PHONE!
Pour votre bonne information, Rose Noa speaks le francais et un peu d'espagnol.

Please note: it is important to provide a valid complete mobile phone number (with country numbers)
so that Rose Noa can get in touch with you.

'Arknoa is a smaller business and Rose would like to thank all her guests for their visit and also their reviews!' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    We stayed in Ark Noa for 3 nights. It's a unique experience to stay on the canal. Noa is very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The location is perfect, around five minutes walk from central station, restaurnt/bar beside the boat, an easy walk or cycle to main attractions. The room was clean and although small, it was perfect for us, it had everything we needed.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Aug 2019
    Had a lovely time, close to the train station and to the centre, but away from all the noise so was very peaceful, you can just sit and watch the boats pass by from the window. We stayed in the elephant room which was big enough for 3 adult males and with a big table in the middle we just sat drinking and playing cards. Rose was lovely and couldn't help you enough with information on things around.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Jun 2019
    We had a splendid stay at Ark Noa. Rose is lovely and helpful. The location is on a real Amsterdam canal, with swans swimming just outside the window. Quiet at night, not for party all nighters. Excellent for 2 middle aged women as us:-) Not fancy which we didn’t look for either. A genuine feeling of living on the canal.
    Sweden, All Female Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 May 2018
    Made Amsterdam such a fun and authentic experience!! The room with 2 beds was perfect. The location is within walking distance of everything so really great for price! The host was absolutely amazing. Our flight didn’t land until midnight and she had tea waiting for us and provided us with raincoats. Great place to stay and a nice change from a hotel room.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Oct 2019
    Very friendly staff, could not fault Noa she was amazing! I felt very safe on the boat & it's a fab location. Bit pricey but all of Amsterdam is.. Thank you for a good weekend!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2019
    The houseboat is very well located and within a 10 minute walk of the train station and in a beautiful and peaceful setting. There is a bar and restaurant opposite and all amenities within around 5 minutes walk (including resteraunt, shops, supermarkets, takeways etc). The boat itself is basic but with everything required. Spacious room with seating and table and seperate shared kitchenette area. Excellent host who respects privacy. Entrance to the boat requires care. Would stay again.
    England, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi