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The Bulldog Hotel

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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed here with 6 friends in a 13 bed dorm and it wasn't too bad. (+) Positive - Location was perfect, walking distance to everything you need - The room was clean enough for a hostel - Good wifi - Bathroom in the room - Everything was safe to be left out in the room (-) Negative - The room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very average, coffee shop staff not very helpful, beds terrible woke up with sore back every morning, seemed we could only hang in bar if we constantly brought food and drink, found there was no where we could just relax without this hassel. Over it won't be back at all

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

We always find it a bit dissapointing to see a review like this after so many positive ones. This is the eternal struggle of the hostel business; to try and meet the expectations and preferences of guests from all over the world. I guess sometimes you just have to accept that your hostel just isnt everyones cup of tea, so... More 

Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed couple of days at the Bulldog; i just wish I stayed a couple of days more. Absolutely stunning place exactly at city centre on the canal side; nothing more that you can ask for. Rooms and wash rooms were very neat and clean; with power socket and reading light for each bed and a locker nearby. Eventhough it... More 

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a nice time with us :) The thing that sets us apart in price, is that we are not asking for money from our guests all the time, you get towels free, wifi free, breakfast free, luggage storage for free, not to mention the best hostel bar around. So we think the value we offer... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the bulldog hostel and loved our time there. The staff was very helpful, polite and friendly and really took care of each guest. The breakfast is decent and the downstairs bar is homely but the food could be better. So u rather eat out. The dorms are clean and toilets are bearable. The bulldog cafés and... More 

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

ahh food. Always one of the most subjective aspects of the hostel. Fortunately, even if our food is not to your liking (we think its delicious) , there is no shortage of great places to eat here in the very centre of Amsterdam. We're happy you enjoyed your stay. More 

Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Bulldog for 3 days and had a great time. Checking in was easy with the incredibly gorgeous Italian lady at the desk. The room was fine, shower was okay and I met a lot of fun people in the bar. The location is great also. I would definitely stay again.

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

You , my friend, have made one incredibly gorgeous Italian lady very happy ;) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed At the bulldog for a birthday weekend away with friends. We booked at the bulldog for 2 nights , but as we were late booking we then moved onto a different hostel for the following 2 nights after, and wow what a difference ! The bulldog was amazing !!! The location is perfect right in the middle Of... More 

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review We're not the type to put down our competition, we think its better to just try and be the best hostel around. Glad you thought so too! We're waiting for you to get back here soon... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding customer service, there's a lot of space in the rooms, rooms are pretty clean and great environment. I would definitely come back in my next visit to Amsterdam. I want to mention Katrina customer service was above and beyond my expectations she is extremely helpful.

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We have passed on your nice comments to Katarina. Our staff love knowing that they positively impacted your stay and it means a lot to them to hear this kind of pleasant feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

Akureyri, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late in the evening, 8 of us. The staff were very helpful and accomodating and seemed to recognize us by sight immediately, even the bouncers. My friend smoked a bit too much on the first night and one of the bouncers gave him some sugar water and helped him recover. We got all the info we needed and... More 

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad the staff could be of assistance to your friend. . The safety and secuirty of our guest is of paramount importance to us and we are always there to lend a hand when needed. See you again soon! More 

Belo Horizonte, MG
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hostels i've ever been. It has all the crazy environment of Amsterdam, but overall it is a great space to meet cool ppl, even more if you are travelling alone. There is a great Cafe inside the hotel and great rooms though.

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Thanks mate! We think so too. See you next time :) More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here from 7th Aug for 3 nights. Had a fantastic stay! You won't go wrong staying here, you're pretty much in the midst of everything. Stayed here with some friends, we had private rooms, which where clean and had the benefit of Air con (a plus!). People staying get access to a private bar, which is nice for just... More 

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Nice to know the airco is appreciated. It is not every hostel that offers this. We will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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