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Old Nickel
Ranked #225 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Pretoria, South Africa
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Fantastically convenient”
Reviewed 15 April 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 wasn't a problem. There was some noise in the early hours from returning residents (it was a Saturday night) but ear plugs worked well. I would definitely stay here again if visiting Amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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La Coruna, Spain
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Reviewed 12 April 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 luxuries, you won't find them there. If you want just for a good price a bed, decent shower and toilet and a good breakfast, you will get it for a very reasonable price.

We stayed in a different building in the same street than the reception (a pub). Much better, I'd say. It is called "Schagen". They gave us keys (warning us about lossing them) and we could enter or leave in any moment. It is like having a little apartment for few days. But this has a bad point if a crazy british guy starts to freak out at 5 in the morning in other room, shouthing and beating. There is no reception to complain (the pub it is closed for some hours during the night).

The breakfast, served in the pub, is two eggs with bacon, toasts with jam and tea/coffe. No juices, fruit or other stuff. Good for me. Towels are provided and changed everyday; I'm not sure about sheets (they appeared straigthen). The shared facilities are ok; good shower. The staff is people just of few words, not very funny, but never rude.

Smoking weed and hash is allowed in the rooms if you "open the window". By the way, the coffeshop in front of the hotel is crap, the worst in the town. Rude and stupid staff, small variety. AVOID IT. Waste of time and money; much better places in the area (the location is great).

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Bridgwater England
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Reviewed 11 April 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 the cold on full, then just a little turn of the hot tap, but be carefull it does get very hot. The hotel was very clean i could not fault it, and Amsterdam is a fantastic city.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 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 coffee. Rooms were very warm which was great as amsterdam was sunny but cold when we stayed! beds were comfortable but rooms were small but expected for the price. The downstairs of the hotel was the best part as it is a brown cafe with 60 beers on offer! When you come back after a night out its nice to be able to get a drink in your own private pub! :-) one main problem was the showers which really need sorting as there are only 2 settings boiling hot or freezing cold! I would stay here again for location and price are great!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 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 Light District.

The rooms are located a minute walk away from the reception area and reception is a bar with friendly staff - Although I can’t say much for the staff as I didn’t really need to communicate with them - from the little interaction I did have with them was good. They are friendly and polite. Breakfast at the place (at the bar) is literally a omelette either with bacon or without oh and bread with jam/butter - good coffee tho mmm

I cannot fault this place - Trust me you want to stay here as opposed to many of the other hostel/budget hotels in this area.
Also the shower and toilet are shared but believe me - I hate floor sharing of bathrooms and toilets but this one was great - good powerful shower and clean toilet.

Weekend Done!!! A good look!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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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)
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #225 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:1 star — Old Nickel 1*
Number of rooms: 31
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