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Old Nickel
Ranked #235 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very basic, stayed on top floor no issues sleeping but room not very clean and shared toilet always smelt so went on the floor below. Great location, staff friendly but wouldn't stay again. Stairs are really steep had to walk 5 sets to top floor killer on the legs!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my two friends and wont be staying again, don't get me wrong its a great location staff were friendly too but the hotel itself stank of i don't no what also when we arrived we were given a fob key to get in our room but it didn't work on our door so we thought there was a mix up so tried next door and it opened 2 other rooms that were been used by someone else, after traipsing back down 5 flights of stairs a man came to fix the fob that broke once more...there was a shared toilet that always smelt disgusting so we used one on the floor below, carpets in the room were dirty and the walls bedding was clean but uncomfortable, maybe we would have had a better stay if we were on a lower level and and not palmed off in the attick...bar this it didn't ruin our trip to Amsterdam and cant wait to return just not at this hotel im afraid

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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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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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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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.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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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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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Room Tip: If you can manage the stairs, the higher rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #235 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $106 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Old Nickel 1*
Number of rooms: 31
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