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Arknoa Houseboat Hostel

Westerdok 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arknoa offers its guests a safe, peaceful and refreshing place to relax in, within walking distance from Central Station. Read more

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included

Important Information

Once your booking has been confirmed by Hostelworld, you will receive an email from Arknoa to you personally with a map for the directions. Please print this map and take it with you as Amsterdam IS confusing!...
To secure your booking with Arknoa, please make an upfront payment of your first night through www.paypal.com (cheap transfer fees)..

- Happy travels!

- When arriving late at night; please advise by phone

- If you have to change your arrival time at the last minute; please do so per phone.

- In case you have difficulty in finding the houseboat, please do so by phone.

Please also inform the house at what time you plan to arrive, if only to deposit bags, if other guests are leaving that same day.

Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board.

Special requests can be made.

Please note: it is important to provide a valid phone number so that the property can get in touch with you.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Amsterdam?

Contact us directly

Arknoa offers its guests a safe, peaceful and refreshing place to relax in, within walking distance from Central Station. Read more

Private Rooms

Deluxe Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Arknoa Houseboat

***'Arknoa's mobile tel. is non operative from today April 6th until further notice.

Come stay at our private houseboat with 2 private rooms.

The Nest room is a very small double-bed-private, which can be locked, thus no curfew!
Both rooms are provided with linen, towels & soaps with a waterfront view and WiFi (secure wifi: sstp), internet 'plug-ins' for laptops.

The Elephant room is a large '3-bed-private', = one double and one single for 2 or 3 guests, with private entrance
and access to terrace with rowing boat... (See description below)

Arknoa Houseboat's Policies and Conditions:

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.

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.p. for both rooms.
Deposit will be returned when rooms, rowing boats and bathroom/cups and dishes/ are left tidy and clean
and 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!

Please check for green lights in front window opposite railroad track, for finding houseboat on arrival.

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 anything 'other' 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 with how many persons you will be arriving with!

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.

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 &
1 comfortable couch bed (2m.L). 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.
Showers in Elephant room are taken after 10am in the morning as there is only one shared bathroom and wc on the boat!

2. The 'Nest room', a 'basic double bed private''.
A second very small room with one mezzanine double bed, 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).
Showers for this room are taken preferably later in the day due to other guests occupying the 'Elephant room'.
Please see to it that you have the right amount in cash as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.

- For last minute bookings be sure to phone Rose a.s.a.p. (Please do not email as PC is usually switched off at this time!).

If innkeeper (the only one living at Arknoa) is at a class, her mobile phone will be switched off until the end of the class, which last's max. only 2 hours!

Pour votre bonne information, Rose Noa speaks le francais et un peu d'espagnol.

Accommodation Information

Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board.

Special requests can be made.

Please also inform the house at what time you plan to arrive.

Check-in is after 16oo. On Fridays, innkeeper is away in between 18.30

and 20:3o. Best is to arrive on Fridays in between 16:00 & 18.30 or later after 20:3o!

Check-out is always 11am.

Please note: it is important to provide a valid phone number so that the property can get in touch with you.

Location Information

The Jordaan district, the Anne Frank house, the 'Prinsencanal'

Houseboat Arknoa is also close-by all the breakfast shops on the Haarlemmerstraat /dijk. (Barney's coffee cie, p.ex. opens at 8am.) The supermarket is 5 minutes away (open daily, Sundays included from 8am to 10pm). The houseboat is also close to the Monday and Saturday street-markets of the Jordaan.

See also for ferry boat trips to interesting locations &/or restaurants and to the dutch beach ! (this flying ferry to the beach, ijmuiden, cost's e5.- (+/-)
one way/ bus to beach 10 min./ walk down the beach to zandvort -3hrs-/return by train to Amsterdam!...).

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.