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Old Nickel
Ranked #226 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Great location, but that's about it...”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

The location was fantastic.

Now it goes downhill....

Carpets were filthy, the communal shower was dire (you'd be cleaner not washing), and the beds were like rock. The bar downstairs was a plus, but it was dingy and old fashioned. The staff were nice enough, smiley and cheery enough. I just wish they'd make more of an effort in cleaning the place, and less time chatting with locals behind the bar.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I have just come back from a 1 night stay and, as a single, male traveller, it was OK but not for any longer.

It's location is the 1 plus point, being only 5 minutes from Centraal Station and within walking distance of Dam Square, Jordaan and the Red Light District. I was given room 6, on the 2nd floor and it had 4 beds in it but no-one else was sharing. The bed was comfortable enough, and the linen looked clean but the carpet and walls were dirty. The toilet was in the hall but I had a wash basin and the light above the basin was working. I did not try the TV, so cannot say if it was working, or not.

The stairs leading up to the rooms are very narrow and steep, as with many places in Amsterdam, so heavy bags or mobility issues would not be good in this place.

I skipped breakfast so, again, cannot comment.

Overall, not the worst place I have stayed but not worth 58 euros for the 1 night.

The staff were polite, if not overly friendly and they looked after my bag, as I could not check in, straight away.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel is very central - really good if you're just off the train and have no idea where you're going.
There is a really nice pub downstairs, all the staff were very friendly. Toilets and showers are shared with other guests on the same floor but we hardly noticed anyone else using them, and as they were kept in great condition this wasn't really an issue.
There is also a very friendly cat which is very fond of people who dislike cats... which was pretty entertaining.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

the hotel its self was very good in a great location handy for trains & trams & bars & sights your left to do what you want no staff pestering you in the early morning one fault of that was we didn't get a change of towels all week!!!!the only other main complaint I have is that its says breakfast IS included!!!!but it turns out that if you want it you've got to pay 5 euros each for it so think that should be taken out of advert for the hotel!!!!but on the whole will def stay there again!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Nickel
Address: Nieuwe Brugsteeg 11, 1012 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #226 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — Old Nickel 1*
Number of rooms: 31
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