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The Bulldog Hotel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #29 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

We have just come back from staying at this Hostel from our European Trip. I must say looking back this was the worst hostel we have ever stayed at in Europe Not only did they quote us one price via email once we booked out they charged us an extra 20 Euros and said that the inital pricing was incorrect,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

The Bulldog Hotel at Oudezijds Voorburgwal is the prime location to stay in Amsterdam. Just steps form almost everything, shops, restaurants, bars, the Red Light District, you have everything within 5 minutes from your hotel. Seating in the tables outside the Hotel is the place to be. The action just happens in front of your eyes, just under your nose,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2008

We stayed here after camping for 7 days at Oktoberfest and in desperate need of a bed and shower, we decided to opt out of the dorm we had booked and asked for an upgrade. We were quickly advised this wasn't a problem, but advised their private rooms were up the road a bit. Anyway we paid the difference and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Bulldog for a few nights and really enjoyed it. I've only got limited experience at staying in hostels, but this one was excellent and I don't think you could beat it. Really nice, comfortable rooms with cool decor and a nice clean bathroom. Comes with sky tv! A really nice base for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2008

suited my needs completely as a budget hotel. exceeded my expectations (was recommended by a friend). great bar and lounge area, great lobby area for a little quiter space. modern, clean decor. lots of character. clean rooms and bathrooms. basic breakfast in the morning, but fresh and filling. great for meeting people. great location in the RLD, but not too... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2008

Stayed at the bulldog apartment, it was nothing like in the picture. Although I think it is a really cool and hippy but don't expect too much from the bulldog. My stay has been somewhat not very welcome. Firstly, I was told that I can pay 150 euro pernight each but on arrival, was ask to pay 160euro because the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2008

Firstly, the staff here are great. I lost my security pass on my first time out of the hotel and they replaced it. Also, our safe wasn't working upon arrival, however, the woman happily came to our room, and after testing it (battery was on its way out), gave us the key to use instead! This was perfect for our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

A clean, safe and friendly place to stay. A group of 12 of us went over for 4 days to celebrate a birthday. We were very pleased with the room's 6 bunk beds and private bathroom. We even had 2 private toilets - thankfully! Everything was bright & well looked after - the staff were friendly, the breakfast filled us... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

What a shame no longer the sawdust on the floor down to earth meeting place of tokers from all corners of the world. Now a gimmicky tourist attration aimed clearly at affluent americans who wish to tell tall tales of slumming it in Amsterdam at cocktail parites and social gatherings back home. It's the bulldog and you can't smoke in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

This has got to be one of the worst hostels i've ever stayed at, certainly the worst among a list of about 10 hostels I've stayed at through Europe and the US. After traveling for an entire day my friend and I got to the Bulldog only to be greeted by a mean, rude, and offensive hideously harsh woman staff... 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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