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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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: This private houseboat offers 2 private rooms 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', = one double bed (1m40x2m) and one single bed (0m80x2m) for 2 or 3 guests, with private entrance
and access to terrass with rowingboat ... (See description below)
Linen, towels & soaps are provided as well as keys for the private entrance to that room.

The Nest room is a very small double-bed-private, which can be locked, thus no curfew! (See description below.)
Linen, towels & soaps are provided.

Both rooms with waterfront view are equipped with (secure wifi: sstp), internet 'plug-ins' for laptops and WIFI for smartphones.

To secure your booking with Arknoa, please make an upfront payment of your first night through www.paypal.com (cheap transfer fees)
or directly to my ING bank in Amsterdam. The 15% that you pay to Hostelworld, I will return to you on arrival.
Payment is CASH on arrival.

Check-in is at 16:00. On Thursdays and Fridays, innkeeper is away in between 17:00 and 21:15.
Best is to arrive on these days in between 16:00 and 17.00 or later after 21:15.
Check-out is always at 11am.

Key deposit is e50.- p person for both rooms.
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
as these are not protected with 'plastic under-sheets'...
Please ask for extra protection of sheets and mattress, if needs be!...

If you are going to arrive late, due to unexpected circumstances, please phone in and please do not email, as
Computer is usually switched off at this time!

Baggage cannot be parked at the houseboat for the afternoon at departure time 11a.m., but Central Station offers
parking space for luggage at the Eastern side of the Station.

(Up to 5 guests can book at Arknoa, if they book the 2 rooms/but please first check for availability in the other 2nd room.)

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

1. The Elephant room, a large 'deluxe 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!

When 3 guests book the room the third guest pays 40.- per night on arriving at the houseboat.
When 2 guests book this room and wish 2 separate beds, an additional charge of 25 euro allround shall be added to your bill ( balance due)
Please see to it that you have the right amount in cash as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.

Both 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 shared bathroom and wc on the boat!
Thus showers are best taken once all guests have used the toilet!

2. The 'Nest room', a 'basic double bed private''.
A second very small room with one mezzanine double bed (1m40x2m), for 1 or 2 persons, preferably one couple, adjacent the 'Elephant room'
and the bathroom. This is a good address for a few nights in Amsterdam, due to location and waterfront view!
(Asides 'Innkeeper Rose', only 2 or 3 guests are residing on the boat, variously).

Please see to it that you have the right amount in cash as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.

Arknoa is close to the supermarket, the Jordaan district, the Ann Frank house & the street markets on Saturdays and Mondays.
It is also close to the Westerpark and the farm there with veg . meals; a.o.
- Telephone Farm BUURT BOERDERIJ - 0031 20 3376820 - for meal reservations which are served from 18:00 - 20:00.
Live music there on Wednesdays and Fridays!

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 a.s.a.p! In such cases, please only phone!

See also for ferry boat trips to interesting locations &/or restaurants and to the dutch beach !
(One way TRAIN to beach in Zandvoort, via HAARLEM, is 30 min. +/- e8.-).

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
  • 5.7

    Rating

    09 Sep 2016
    Room did not have a full door - about 1.5 feet of space at the bottom of the door was completely open to the hallway of the houseboat. The other guests in the boat could have crawled under the door and gone through our things. There was also a cutout in the wall above our bed that opened into the hallway, so we felt we did not have enough privacy and considered leaving. However, the boat was in a great location, Rose was very nice, and we enjoyed sitting in the rowboat outside in the mornings.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    10 Jul 2017
    No security at all, not even the bottom of your door so you could access a room easily and steal what you wanted. Can only shower at certain times. The owner burst in when ever she wants.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    07 Jun 2017
    This was a very uncomfortable trip for me and my girlfriend. When we arrived we were "offered" a different room and asked for more money. We declined and she still placed us in the room only to move us one day later asking us to move our bedding and belongings. Rose was extremely intrusive and came into the bathroom and bedroom unannounced. She overcharged us initially as well and I had to ask for my money back. Additionally she asked for a key deposit which I was unaware of. Etc...
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
Services
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games

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