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“Depends what you are looking for” 3 of 5 stars
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Old Nickel
Ranked #239 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Depends what you are looking for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

If you want a hotel that is easy to find and close to the train station this is a good spot. If you want a location that is close to the action, this is your place. Red Light is a few blocks over, great restaurants are all over and the zoo, museums, and bar areas are all in walking distance. The manager and his wife were extremely nice, also Harry is the man (he's there quite often). Rooms themselves are low-end, no AC but we switched into a lower level room and it was fine with the windows open. Beds were small but my brother and I are 6'3+ so I don't blame them. If you are there for an intense weekend of sightseeing and nightlife, go here. Honeymooners stay away. Oh yea, one toilet and shower on each floor.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My 2 friends and I were shocked by the state of our room.The sink had a crack on it and the carpets were dirty.When trying to find a toilet we found a queue of 5 at it.We complained and were told we could not get the 295 euros back.Luckily there was a very nice hotel with nice staff not very far.Amsterdam was great but Old Nickel needs a complete new make over and staff need to learn a bit about manners

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I actually stayed in April 2013, but June is the earliest I can go back to review. It's not a palace or your typical hotel. It's very standard. Good that you get a free universal adapted to plug your phone in. Brilliant location. The staff are lovely and chatty. Really welcoming and friendly. They don't really manage the hotel side. Showers were a bit disgusting but that was my only problem.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Great location, friendly staff.. thats the positives.. place smells of bleach/disinfectant. . Needs at the very least redecorating.. floorboards creaked so bad in the room next to mine it sounded like someone was in my room with me .. just felt a bit grubby, probably where a lick of paint wouldn't go amiss ..

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for luxury accommodation in Amsterdam, this is not for you.

If you are looking for a base in the centre of the city, close to Central Station and are not too fussed about having the most comfortable beds, added extras in the rooms and are happy to share toilets / showers then this could be the place for you.

The hotel has a bar which is charming and open late. We didn't have the breakfast. We stayed here as a group of guys and as such didn't need any frills, similar groups in the hotel too but was no bother.

I would consider the Old Nickel again on similar circumstances however I would not come here with my other half. Other slight downside is that it is expensive for what it is, however you must remember that you are paying for location, not the facilities.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Located in the center of Amsterdam: perfect!
There was litterally a big hole in the boxspring underbed. That made it impossible to sleep on. We have put the thin covermatras on the floor to sleep on. We also advise to use earplugs. The breakfast was fine.

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Property: Old Nickel
Address: Nieuwe Brugsteeg 11, 1012 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #239 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Old Nickel 1*
Number of rooms: 31
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