Vita Nova

Oosterdok 41011 VXAmsterdamNetherlands
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About Vita Nova

Just one kilometre from Central Station, the Vita Nova Hostel is a hostel on water – a converted old boat.

Shared bunk rooms are basic but heated with hot and cold water in the room’s shower. Guests also share a toilet at the end of the hall.

Moored on the bustling Ij River, the top deck is a great place to let Amsterdam water-life pass you by. Bicycle parking is available, as is extra luggage space. Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

While there is no bar or restaurant available, a traditional Dutch breakfast is served of pastries, bread, cheese, tea and coffee.

Located next to the Nemo Scientific Centre, the boat is also an easy stroll to the Damrak street and the Red Light District. This accommodation is also known as Vita Nova Hostel Amsterdam, Vita Nova Hostel, Vita Nova Amsterdam, and Vita Nova Hotel Amsterdam.


Oosterdok 4, 1011 VX, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Telephone: +31(6)33134038 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Hotel bar
  • PC with internet

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Unique Experience

A unique experience and one that is very Amsterdam is staying on a houseboat Enjoy the alternative of staying on land, in this odd, charming city.

Great Service

Staff at the Vita Nova were very pleasant and eager to impress, aware of the difference in their offering Ask them about tips for seeing Amsterdam as a local.

Good Breakfast

Many guests mentioned one of the perks of staying at the Vita Nova is the delicious breakfast with many choices and a good start to the day.

Good Value for Money

Many of the guests felt the Vita Nova was good value for money, as a cheap hostel that offered a point of difference.

Negative Reviews

Small Rooms

While it is a unique experience to stay on a boat in the Amsterdam canal system, be aware that the rooms won’t be lavish-sized Many of the guests mentioned that the rooms are small but accepted this to be the case.

Only One Toilet

Many hostel rooms around the world don’t have en-suite bathrooms and Hostel Vita Nova is no different There is just one bathroom for the guests.

Thin Walls

Many guests said the walls were very thin, allowing a lot of noise to pass between rooms and make for a slightly sleepless night Perhaps buy some earplugs to help you get to sleep at night.

Wobbly Wi-Fi

While the Wi-Fi is free, it is also inconsistent, with weak signal or dropping out entirely.

Rating Overview

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7.9 /10
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    8.2 /10
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    8.0 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 3469 reviews