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The Bulldog Hotel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #35 of 173 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in a 12 bed dorm which was extremely spacious with 2 clean and modern bathrooms. Located in the red light district, there is always something going on either at the hotel or nearby. Very nice bar in the lobby with very cheap happy hour drinks and great atmosphere!! Definitely recommend the Bulldog to solo travellers or small groups as... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited Amsterdam almost 10 times in the past 10 years and always at this hotel. I started in the dorms, then began staying in the private rooms and now for our last 5 visits my husband and I have stayed in the apartments. We always stay here because the location is amazing, it is safe, clean, comfortable, fun, great... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was surprised when I got there....it's very much like a hotel! And there's an elevator!! (you'll appreciate it once you've stayed at different hostels and had to carry luggage 2, 3 or 4+ floors up!). I stayed in an 8-bed dorm which was spacious, had nice mattresses and big lockers. The wc was separated from the shower,which was a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister and I stayed at the bulldog around the beginning of July, and since then we cannot stop telling our family and friends about the Bulldog. We stayed in a private room, which was amazing! spacious, clean and modern. The staff at the Bulldog were very helpful and always there to help us with directions, the best things to... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at The Bulldog at the end of May with two friends - have to admit, when we did arrive I was a bit unsure (having not stayed in a dorm room before) when there were 14 beds in our room, but it was better expected. The lockers within the dorms are narrow and if, like us, you're travelling... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Have visited a few times and never a bad stay. The staff go out if their way to help you and are really friendly. The hostel is basic but clean and safe. Breakfast included which has always been a good start to the day and it's location makes it the best place to stay.

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect hostel for young people travelling Amsterdam. Right in the heart of the red light district. Great bar in the hostel! Free breakfast - nothing special but still it's free!! Roof top patio where you can drink and smoke! Rooms are spacious and the beds were actually extremely comfortable! Security was always There - never felt unsafe or worried about... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the location is right in the middle of active night scene... I stayed here July 2014 NOT WORTH THE POOR CONDITIONS. BY FAR THE WORST hostel I've stayed in out of 2 dozen. I stayed one night and couldn't stand it longer so I checked out early. -Some of the locker handles were broken, making them unusable -The one... More

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

Dear Bulldog guests: As always, we encourage our guests to bring anything they are unhappy with to our attention and we are happy to address any issues you may have. We could have moved you to a a different room, provided you with fresh linen, had your locker fixed immediately (yes, sometimes things break). It does nothing to help you... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bulldog, were very excited as had been before and not been able to get in! The room was lovely- a lot nicer than many in Amsterdam- and very clean. Breakfast wasn't the best, but hey there are loads of other places to eat around. It is right in the centre couldn't ask for a better location,... More

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

Its always nice to see people leave reviews so long after they stayed with us. Its great to know that we left enough of an impression that you remember everything so well. Hopefully we will get to see you again soon. More

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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here over 20 times in the last 10 years of visiting Amsterdam! Has everything you need, great relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, right in the heart of the city and rooms are always clean. Highly recommend!

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

Hi, That's really nice to hear. Thanks for sharing it. Please make sure that you email us in advance next time you are coming. We would love to do something nice for such frequent guest! Until next time... More

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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Wake up in one of the highest rated hostels,located in the middle of one of the most visually stunning cities in the world! The Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam is loaded with that typical international and liberal atmosphere that makes Amsterdam so special... besides other things. You can either choose to stay in a dorm, a private room or one of our cool apartments whenever you come stumbling back from your Amsterdam adventure! We will make sure it will feel like your home away from home! ... more   less 
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