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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends and I were looking for 3 nights accommodation somewhere cheap and so stayed in one of the private rooms at this hotel. The hotel exceeded every expectation we had after reading some reviews prior to going and met every criteria we wanted - location couldn't have been more ideal, high level of security at entrance of building so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Guy who checked us in was informative but blunt. Only stayed for a couple of days so it was okay for what we needed. Little bit dirty and dingy but that's expected if a youth hostel :) Great location. Happening vibe. Close to coffee shops, bars and shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with 3 friends at the end of 2 weeks travelling around Europe. We stayed in the 12 bed dorm. Beds were super comfortable (slept in way more than planned) and the showers were amazing. Great security on the doors. Only complaint would be the noise of the cleaners in the room but other than that, we had a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was excellent and the bar was great for smoking in with a very relaxed atmosphere and affordable drinks. The room which catered for 10 of us was smaller and less modern than other hostels I have stayed in yet still sufficient The staff were quite rude at times however the roof garden was a delight The breakfast was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was admittedly a bit hot round the collar approaching this establishment as someone not partial to the 'devil's lettuce', but as well as being a chilled out spot to smoke some 'doobies', it catered for the less narcotically-inclined. Spacious rooms, a working bath (admittedly plug requires replacing), as well as plenty of space meant our room was well received.... More 

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

Thank you so much. We are absolutely here for everyone, smokers and non smokers alike. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best hostel I've ever been to. Lovely staff, hood air con and sick location right in the middle of amstersam wirhin walking district of the clubs and bars. If I'm ever back in amsterdam this is where ill be staying !!! the roof top smoking area was my personal favourite.

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

Thanks a lot mate! Reviews like this make it worth all the hard work! More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at the Bulldog Hotel due to its brilliant reputation from friends who have stayed before. We stayed for a total of 3 days and 2 nights. Our overall experience of the hostel was great! I wouldn't say that staff were particularly friendly, however I would not say either that they were rude. Adequate .. would... More 

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

wow! Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review! This is the first time we have heard about the water temperature changing so quickly and dramatically. We will be sure to look into this immediately. It seems that you were really happy with your time in Amsterdam and at The Bulldog Hotel and that makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel has a friendly atmosphere and is clean for a cheap stay. The only drawback comes with the location, where sketchy drugdealers can be forceful to get you to buy their goods. Had me booking it outta there a few times.

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

Hi there, Just to be clear, there are absolutely no hard drug dealers at The Bulldog Hotel. Our top notch security team is well known in the neighborhood and are always on site making sure our guests are happy and safe. Thanks for the review :) More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are excellent and very friendly and welcoming. Bar is great and smoker friendly. The staff were very helpful and accepted card payments. Highly recommended if you plan on a budget trip to Amsterdam and want to be close to the party!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lush stay at the Bulldog, perfect central location meant we never had to walk far to see all the good stuff in the dam. Room and bathroom was nice and clean, bit small for 3 of us but didn't mind at all. All the staff were lovely, impressed at how the security staff on the doors dealt with... More 

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Thank you for the nice comments. We will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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