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Quentin Hotel Golden Bear

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you are looking for a budget hotel in a good location and that is all then this hotel will do the job. Just don’t bring a suitcase unless you also have rope to pull them up the stairs as they are typical old Amsterdam stairwells- meaning a vertical shaft with some toe grips. Maintenance and cleaning in the room was lacking as a heater didn’t work, the shower was spraying as much water out of leaks as the actual shower rose but it did the job... Reception is not 24-hour as advertised but instead closes at midnight. The most disturbing thing for us was the smell of burning toast invading our room from early morning. Friendly reception staff and good value at 70 euros for a night.

The hotel from hell. We left it after 15 minutes and booked a new hotel. Dirty, dark and sad. Smell of ditt and mould. Could never have stayed even one single night. You Get the picture by coming through the door. Avoid this place!

I stayed in room 19, top floor, i found it to be a great room. Clean and tidy with maid service of sheets and towels daily. The stairs are classic 17th Century Dutch stairs, learn to deal with them if you wish to spend time in NL, it's just the way it is, I find them hilarious to be honest though anyone with mobility issues may want to be wary. I had an ensuite with my room, which i wasnt expecting, which was clean and full of fresh white towels. Fantastic street view from front window. I would deffinaty stay again but I would ask for 19 again, front of the building at least.

We arrived a little earlier than we should have done. I rang the bell (was only going to ask if we could leave our case) Man inside just shouted something. He let us in and let us check in. He did say could we manage our case? Wish we'd said no when we saw the stairs. Bloody hell, I've seen ladders with wider rungs! Only safe way to go up was on all fours. I was hoping there was a fireman's pole to come down as it would have been safer. Three sets of stairs up and we hoped for better things. Alas this was not to be. To say this was billed as a 'deluxe' room I would HATE to see a basic one. The room had a double bed, two bedside tables and a rubbish bin. There was a decent TV on the wall but nothing else. The list that is on the website is useless. It lists a desk - nope, toiletries and then later shampoo and body soap - there was the usual cheap liquid soap in a dispenser in the bathroom and another in the shower. Safety deposit box - nope. Ironing facilities - nope. Desk - nope. Hardwood/parquet flooring??? - vinyl. This was adequate but why bill it as something it isn't? Interesting that they list the TV twice and they add, toilet, bathroom and toilet paper as if the are extras! The view from the window was the next roof about a foot from our window. The brown painted wall had something spilled down it (I didn't examine any further). The windowsill was filthy. The bathroom smelled terrible but on the plus side it did have a modern shower and looked reasonably clean. The sink was an interesting modern one but it was sat on an offcut of chipboard worktop and the ends hadn't been covered or painted - just bare chipboard. I wasn't expecting the Ritz but it surpassed my lower expectations - way downwards.

Finding a hotel you can afford in Amsterdam is not easy these days. I found a decent price on Expedia, even better than what the hotel website quoted. The stairs are very steep, even for Holland. Even more difficult/dangerous with a suitcase. My room was just OK. The carpet was stained and dirty and the bathroom wasn't much better. There were silverfish coming up the sink drain. The noise lever was annoying.

I can’t believe how bad this hotel was, for starters most of the things it advertisers it has hasn’t. E.g ceiling fan/heater. No it had a small desk fan full of dust wouldn’t dare to put that on. The hotel staff are rude. The stairs are so dangerous it’s like climbing a ladder! We was on the top floor too which was awful. The whole hotel room was awful, the bathroom stunk every day. The walls are damp. The dust everywhere is very visible, blood on the walls, sweets with fur on the floor. Dark room. Back street views. Made kept opening all doors and windows so anyone could of gotten in from the backstreets also we tried to the bathroom door closed so we couldn’t smell the bad smell when in the room however he/she kept opening it. We was forced out of our room everyday from early morning to very very late as we couldn’t stand the smell and dirt. The bathroom was minty and the bedsheets had pot holes in them. Never changed bedding just made up. It was seriously the worst hotel I’ve ever been too. Rate less than 1 star if I could. Only positive it’s by easy times and easy to get to. Team 1,2,3 But the price we paid was very expensive considering!!

We booked this hotel due to its location being close to everything we needed. The hotel is quite small and the stairs being very narrow but, it's very common in Amsterdam so no surprises. Our room was pleasant no problems with that at all. Overall if your looking for a budget or last minute holiday then I would consider this hotel.

Wow! I can't believe they forgot to mention the fact that the stairs are dangerously steep and we were unable to safely carry our bags upstairs (3 levels up). What a horrible experience. We only got a refund for 1 night out of 3. I'm so upset about what's happened. I have a hip injury and wouldn't have booked this knowing that the stairs were so narrow, steep and unsafe. I don't recommend this hotel for anyone who is old, under 5, injured, carrying a heavy suitcase or has a fear of heights. I hope you read this and can contact me about our booking.

Visited here in February. It was a budget weekend away with my friend. We stayed in a room with a shared bathroom and didn't realise until we got there. It was however really clean and rooms where spotless constantly. It was a clean hotel and is great is your looking for somewhere just to get your head down. I would stay here again but with a room with an en-suite. Staff were friendly and really couldn't fault that! There is also a coffee shop next door, I have seen a few reviews complaining about the noise but i was at the back of the building and couldn't hear a thing. There is a bus around a ten minute walk away which cost around 10 euro which takes you to the airport so it is really accessible.

This hotel is well located for most of Amsterdam's attractions but be is very small. That is to say, the staircases are EXTREMELY narrow and it's very difficult to get up to the top floor bedrooms with or without suitcases. Pretty expensive for what it is. Service is fine as small hotels go but would not chose to return due to the narrow staircases.

Kerkstraat 37 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Leidseplein and Flower Market
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Canal Ring, Quentin Hotel Golden Bear is within a 5-minute walk of Leidseplein and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Flower Market. This 26-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Amsterdam, the hotel is also a short walk from Amsterdam Museum and Begijnhof.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Quentin Hotel Golden Bear's 26 rooms are recently renovated and provide ceiling fans, ironing boards, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free toiletries are also included.

Property features

Guests of Quentin Hotel Golden Bear have access to free WiFi in public areas. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Economy Double Room Single Use, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 388 reviews