Durty Nelly's


Durty Nelly's

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Hostel address
Warmoesstraat 117, 1012 JA Amsterdam
Tram 4, 9, 16, 24, 25 (stop: Dam)
Tel
(020) 638 01 25
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Mon–Fri 9am–1am, Sat–Sun 9am–3am; 24 hour check-in available
Price
Dorm bed €17–45
Price includes breakfast
Prices are in euro and are inclusive of all taxes.
Age restriction
Guests must be aged 16 and older
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User Reviews (8)

backpackit
House rules
28 April 2004
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At the bottom of the stairs up to the hostel part of Nelly's (second floor above the pub) you'll see a sign that lists the house rules. After ruling out "ani-social behavior", "aggression" and "halluciants", it warns of "no walking around naked". Haha! For the two nights I was there, that was the only rule I saw violated, but it was violated a LOT. The one floor of the hostel is devided up into three dorm rooms (mixed) of about 7 - 8 bunks, a few closet toilets and one common bathroom/shower for everyone. While the guests were mixed male/female in the dorms and the shower room, a lot of people had no concerns about stripping, changing, drying off or just brushing their teeth or shaving while completely naked without the least bit concern of who else was there and who could see them. Guys and girls. It was a little surprising how casual everyone was about it. Needless to say, if privacy is a big issue, there is very little of it here. The place was okay, though. It wasn't a palace, but it was warm and dry. You don't go to Amsterdam to sit around in the hostel all day, right? But the bar downstairs was cool, and you could NOT beat the location. Spend the night downstairs and then stumble your way up the steps to your bunk! It would be nice if the windows opened a little for some fresh air in the morning when early rising get up and start smoking in the rooms.

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Anonymous
Does the job for a short stay
24 September 2003
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Durty Nellys provided myself and three girl friends a bed for our three night stay in Amsterdam. We all had a fab time in Amsterdam and enjoyed our stay in Durty Nellys, however I must confess none of us would hurry back, (to Durty Nellys that is, not Dam). The hostel is well located and smoking is allowed in the rooms (although im still undecided as to whether or not that is a good thing). The dorms are large, but filled to the brim, fortunately all our room mates were really nice so that was all part of the fun of it. Lockers are provided which your advised to use as security does appear to be an issue. Breakfast is also included in the price, (which consists of hard, warm bread, I wouldnt quite call it toast; an egg, cheese and tea or coffee, but it's edible enough). Theres a bar which seems to be open most of the time, which is incredibly handy but also quite expensive. My biggest qualm with the hostel was that the staff could be friendlier, (particularly the girl who served the breakfast in the morning, she was scary) and for what it is, it is a bit over priced.

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Anonymous
Ok...I guess
19 March 2003
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The guy who ran the hostel was really nice, but that's the last time I'll use the phrase "really nice" in this review. It was overpriced, old, and dirty. You could smoke pot in the rooms so people stayed up ALL night toking up in the 16 bed room. They provided a free breakfast, but I didn't stick around there long enough to eat it. One night was more than enough for me. At least the shower was hot...

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Anonymous
crap and cramped
4 March 2003
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The rooms were tiny and had uncomfortable bunkbeds. A woman wakes you up every morning at 9:00am, my bed side locker was broken into, and i was bitten several times by god knows what. So if you want an uncomfortable nights sleep, have your money stolen then Durty Nelly's is the place for you.

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psychochanteuse@hotmail.com
Don't turn out the lights!
8 December 2002
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It wasn't bad but I got eaten alive by "Bedbugs," little black bloodthirsty critters who come out in the dark. One night I woke up with a contact high from everyone else's pot smoking...that was fun but confusing. The food and location were excellent but if you want a good night's sleep you might need earplugs. Its a 24 hour bong hit.

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jupts
It did the job for a 3 night stay, good location
31 October 2002
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This is not a bad spot at all if looking for cheap and basic accomadation. The showers were hot, had bedside lockers and situated over a pub so u could nip down for a pint handy enough, although the guinness was quite expensive at 4 60, and i thought dublin was expensive. Good location also in the heart of all the action and close to central station. The Dutch breakfeast in the morning consisted of eggs and bread which was a change from the cholestroel high irish breakfeast and is free if manage to get up before 10. Ideal place to stay if only for a long weekend. Up be jaysus. Sean o'nuallain

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Anonymous
Nice place with good breakfast
7 February 2002
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The bathroom did stink! The rooms were ok, except I got a bed by the window and froze the whole night. There must have been a hole or something in it. The staff there are quite nice and friendly. This one lady was really annoying though. She woke us up about 8.45/9 by going around and asking everyone's names. I hadn't expected that. The breakfast was real good and so was the atmosphere. It's not exactly in a quiet part of town. It's near a lot of other pubs and I was woken up several times by people in the street. It's a nice place though, overall.

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MtY
Cheap & clean with good food but the toilet stunk
18 August 2001
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After arriving stoned and confused on the train from Rotterdam we staggered around a little and found this place. It was basic & clean but inepensive and friendly enough Well located on the edge of the red light district this place is a decent choice but there are better out there Pros Cheap & clean, good cheap food Cons The bathroom stunk

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