Warmoestraat 22, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Doubles from: $70 to $329
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located a three-minute walk from Central Station, the Old Quarter Hotel offers basic rooms with and without private facilities. The two-star hotel’s rooms cover all the basics, and some even offer magnificent canal views. In short, we think the Old Quarter offers a real deal in the heart of Amsterdam.
Pros: Close to Central Station. Bar and restaurant downstairs. Breakfast included. Elevator.
Cons: Thin walls. Heating issues for some. Noisy streets outside. Steep stairs.
The Old Quarter offers the basics in a very central location at quite low rates by Amsterdam’s standards. The hotel’s 32 rooms are clean, and each includes a couple of chairs, a work desk, night stand, phone, ashtray and TV. Some feature very nice canal views.
The furniture is typical Ikea-style, and perhaps 10 years old, but still in good condition. Walls show some scuffs here and there, but the classy black and white photos of Amsterdam help hide most imperfections.
Some guests have noted that the thin windows let in some cold air during the winter months, although the hotel does offer ample bedding provisions. We also noted that the TV is small and there were some cable wires showing. Still, the room is cleaned every day and the hotel remains an excellent value.
Bathrooms are either private or shared, and all feature showers (no tubs). Hair dryers are available at reception. The terrazzo floor makes it feel a bit dated, but the white tile walls and accessories are quite clean.
Downstairs, the Old Quarter Hotel runs a bar and a restaurant. Notably, a bacon-and-egg breakfast is included in the nightly rate. The menu remains a pretty good deal throughout the day. Lunch offers soups, burgers and sandwiches from €4 to €7 until 5 p.m. Dinner has salads for about €6 and mains starting at €9.50. And ask for the drink specials, they’re big in Jagermeister deals.
Downstairs in the bar guests can use the hotel’s free Wi-Fi. It doesn’t, however, reach the rooms.
The downstairs can take on a party vibe, although it doesn’t get crazy, like the rest of the Red Light District. The staff here is known to be nice and friendly, and a little bit crazy. They like to help visitors get their Amsterdam bearings in order, and the Old Quarter enjoys lots of regulars, so they must be doing something right.
One big perk is the Old Quarter’s elevator, which is quite unusual to find in such an old hotel in the historic center.
The hotel’s sister property, the Old Nickel Hotel, is located nearby in case you need a quick Plan B. But for deals on the Warmoestraat, the Old Quarter is a solid bet for providing the basics at Cheapo prices. Just don’t forget the earplugs.
Guest Reviews in Brief
The manager, Anna, has won many hearts, as has the hotel’s cat. Guests love the food served downstairs, and those not expecting many extra perks agree that it’s a great deal for the center of Amsterdam.
Some guests do complain about hearing the party in the streets and sometimes neighboring rooms, and some mention the lack of heat on cold nights. Wi-Fi is free and available, but only downstairs, which is obviously disappointing to those wishing to go online from their rooms.
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The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station.
From the Airport: Trains to Amsterdam Centraal leave every 10 to 15 minutes.
Taxi: A cab from the airport to Hotel Old Quarter will cost you about €40. From Amsterdam Centraal station it’s about €7.50, although most drivers will just tell you to walk. It’s just across the street.
Reviewed by: Audrey Sykes, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the Old Quarter neighborhood
Amsterdam's (in)famous Red Light District lies within the "Old Center," a short walk from Centraal Station. True, the area is home to those notorious red windows, live sex shows and marijuana-peddling coffee shops. But well-policed, yet happy-go-lucky 'hood is hardly a dangerous free-for all—and it's home to some cool shops and many affordable hotels.