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“Great location and nice staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Bulldog Hotel
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Oldham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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“Great location and nice staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for weeked break , room was fine 2 be honest you only need a roof over your head and a great bar lounge downstairs ,snacks where very good (burger and chip's)and Apple pie hmmm very nice,and for people who like 2 sample the weed and hash great cafe next door,all in all great weekend and good bar for a few pints before bed,will stay here again no problem!!!.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Location is great,near red light district but very nice.If you share room with more then 5 people,it might be a problem but everything can be fixed :)...But,beakfast is served in the same place where the previous evening you go out and that is little hmmm...
Amsterdam is great experience,and Queen's Day is the best day to visit that magic town :)!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Located in the red light district, The Bulldog is a classic hostel in Amsterdam. Don't expect too much on the rooms. I stayed in a private room with bathroom. Just use it to take a bath and sleep. Anyway, you don't stay at The Bulldog for its rooms, but for the bar downstairs and the Coffee Shop with the same name next door. The bar is really good to smoke a joint, have a beer and talk to people from all over the world. The location of The Bulldog is perfect, although Amsterdam is a very small city and it might not be that important.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had a great stay at the bulldog hotel. Had a deluxe private room which was ideal, very clean toilet/bathroom, beds were comfy, what more do you want in amsterdam and the bar was very good, the location excellent for red light and dam square and plenty of shopping nearby. We are a couple around 40 and although we were probably the oldest staying had a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jimbulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment. Glad to hear you had a great time. We try to make sure people enjoy their stay regardless of age!

Hopefully another trip to Amsterdam is right around the corner! :)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights and I can say it was a perfect stay. The rooms were clean and we felt safe. The bar downstairs is really good! The staff was ok, most of them are nice. If you are looking for a place with a good location, young people... Then go for it!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

First and foremost you cannot get a better location than The Bulldog, right slap bang in the heart of the Amsterdam action. We arrived on a very early flight from London and when we got there our apartment wasn't ready, however the 2 very helpful ladies checked us in and took our bags and away we went on our travels.

When we eventually got to our room/apartment I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised.....it was spacious, clean and with all the amenities we needed. The apartment itself had a large lounge area, tv and couches if you wanted to chill and more so a view to die for looking over the canals and the heart of the local festivities.

Our room also consisted of 2 bathrooms, 1 of which had a shower and more than enough space for 4 lads to preen themselves for a night out. We stayed in the most expensive room on offer and I would say if your budget can stretch that far then do book the apartment. We had another group of friends who stayed in a room for 2 and apparently you couldn't swing a cat in it.

All in all though a great stay, well looked after and for a long weekend an accommodation that did what it said on the tin and perfect heart of the action location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jimbulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
We really happy to hear you had a great time, hopefully all that "preening" paid off ;).

Thanks for the review and hopefully we'll see you again soon!

Ps:
We asked our house cat if we could put your theory to the test.... the cat just stared and had obviously decided that this was a poor choice for assessing the size of a room and declined to be invloved I think she was just worried about setting a cat swinging precedent at the hotel :-)
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have just got back from spending 3 days and 3 nights in Amsterdam where i had the pleasure of staying at the Bulldog. I have given it a 4 rating because i believe for the money you pay it is amazing value and it makes no secret of what it is. We arrived at 9 am and were informed that we could not check in till 3pm. This was however not a problem as we went to Stones and the Irish bar next door to Stones and had an afternoon on the Beer. In the mean time our cases were kept in a secure room back at The Bulldog

When we retunred at 3PM we were instructed to go the the 3rd building (the Bulldog is divided in to 3 buildings all about 2 mins walk apart). The ladies who checked is were very helpfull. Apologies though as I cannot remember their names. When we arrived at our room all I can say is that we were amazed by what we found. There was four of us in a room and I was expecting 1 bedroom with 4 beds and a bathroom. Instead we found out that we had been given our own apartment. The flat consisted of 1 very large bedroom, living room, Kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Everything was very clean but please be aware that they do not change sheets or provide towels or anything like that. This did not bother us though

Away from the bulldog some bars I recommend are Stones, The irish bar next door to Stones, Cafe Remember and Players. Also more or less opposite Players is a small bar/club that do fish bowls but in a bucket. I dont know what this place was called but i can only descibe it as amazing and weird both at the same time. I also highly recommend Escape nightclub. We went there on the friday to a night called houserockers and it was the best club night I have had

All in all the Bulldog is a great Hostel/Hotel which does exactly what it says on the tin and Amsterdam in general is quite frankly my favourite place in the world

Room Tip: If you have a large group of you then you will get you own apartment
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jimbulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
We very glad to hear that you enjoyed our apartments, they really are a great way to stay when youre in Amsterdam. We would have been happy to get fresh sheets and towels for you anytime, just let us know and we would have fixed it right up for you :)

Some great tips on the neighborhood for our future guests too, hopefully they take your advice!!

Come back soon!
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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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