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Old Nickel

Nieuwe Brugsteeg 11, 1012 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #235 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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KL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We stayed here for two nights and paid EUR150 for twin rooms (EUR75/night). I have a mixed feeling on this hotel. We are located on top floor, steep staircase. We request for lower floor but receptionist said it's fully booked. I think she's telling the truth cause after a few minutes, two female asking for a hotel room but receptionist... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for one night only, and that was more than enough. It was very small, and we did not even sleep in the bed, just felt dirty. There is no lift, so if you got a big bag like us, its not a good idea as they fill the hotel from the top floors, we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We stayed in the Schangen Hotel even if we booked at the Old Nickel. Long and narrow room in the highest floor (third). Very small and very steep stairs access. Beds separated and distant with no possibility to merge them. Style essential, a bit old and not well kept, sufficiently clean. Free wireless connection. Separate bathroom and shower, very basic... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Not exactly a hotel (a pub, with very old, stinky, dirty bedrooms upstairs). Rooms not ready at the expected time. Personnel complained about us having a 3 year-old child with us, against their own policy of children under the age of 5 staying for free. The man who "welcomed" us was ironic, unpleasant, and extremely rude, to the extent that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

Sure this place is old, a little dirty, noisy, and my room was no bigger than a queen size bed, but it's hotels like this that make Amsterdam the great place it is. The staff was great and friendly, and the funky little bar downstairs has 60+ different beers. A great bar to start or end your night out in... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

I spent a night here and easily found the hotel from Central Station. It's most conveniently situated, with lots of good eating places within 50-100 metres. The downstairs pub has an excellent selection of good and unusual beers, and my reception was friendly and professional. My single room was tiny, but perfectly sufficient. All was clean, and sharing a bathroom... More 

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La Coruna, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Low price for a great location and limited services. If you want to avoid hostels and stay in a twin or double room without great service or great facilities, that is your place. It is definitely not clean (old carpet, etc), but for a good price it is a perfect decent place to stay. If you are looking for some... More 

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Bridgwater England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

The hotel is fab, right in the heart of everything, a bit noisy but thats what you get for being right in the middle of everything, the service was excelent, the staff lovely, and i will defo be going back there to stay, very good value for money, The showers take a bit of getting used to, my advice turn... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

First night was very noisy with some guests arriving at 3am then all taking showers (one shower per floor) as walls are paper thin we were woken for some time! rooms only have single beds so bare this in mind if you are a couple ;-) breakfast was simple but fine with bread butter jam, fried egg and bacon and... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

If you are looking for a place to crash that is comfortable, clean and at a good price, then this is the place. Me and a friend paid €130 for a twin room. for the weekend. Not a bad shout. Everything is within a short walk away (5-10mins MAX) . Amsterdam Central Station, Coffee Shops, take outs and the Red... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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