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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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“great place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

i stayed in a self catering apartment on my stag with 3 friends.the apartment was well decorated with cool prints on the wall.bedding was clean as was the bathroom and kitchen.for the location and level of comfort it is well worth the money it was a fantastic to experience amsterdam in style.the bar is excellent with snacks and friendly staff.the coffee shop is equally as impressive with a good selection of weed and hash.
overall ten out of ten.i will be back at the end of may this time i will stay in the hotel im sure i will not be dissapointed.if you are going to amsterdam stay at the bulldog.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Sounds like a great time was had!!! Nothing makes us happier! See you soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Hotel was nothing special- had a private room but didnt sleep for 3 nights as it was right next to the stairs and were kept awake by drunk teens staying in the dorms. Would not stay here again. Hotel bar had great food but was too smokey to stay there for long. Would reccommend for young people wanting to have a boozy holiday but definitely not for families or couples

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is easy to find and in a great location. We stayed in a shared dorm with 6 other people,I thought it was quite over priced for what it was and the rooms and beds weren't that clean.
You get a breakfast included which is ok. However the best thing is that there is a bar downstairs and the Coffee Shop which is why most people go the Bulldog.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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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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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Ok, where do I start?

I've stayed in this hotel many times now, and have got to know some of the staff because of it.
I used to come with friends, now I visit with my girlfriend. Each being a great experience.

The location is superb as stated in many reports. However, the atmosphere created by the owner, manager and staff is, for me, what keeps me coming back.

It is a little more expensive than most hotels for the rooms it provides which aren't luxury. However, if you're looking for a clean room and a safe plus secure place to stay, drink, smoke and relax, well, you've found it.

Other hotels offer similar rooms for cheaper prices, but they don't have a 24 hour pub / bar downstairs, and a lobby that you can sit and drink and smoke in.

After some of the staff departing and new management coming in, I thought the hotel might lose some or a lot of it's eccentric touch and become robotic, clinical and cliched. However, after my stay last month, I admit I am wrong. It still offers a party vybe, where people from round the world can sit, get drunk and stoned whilst sharing stories and having good conversation without staff or security dissaproving if a drink gets spilt of somebody takes a whitey. They're more than likely to hand you a mop and re assure you it's ok.

Big thanks to Fiona, Francesco Rob and Oleg for another pleasurable stay, and hope to see you soon.

Long live The Bulldog Amsterdam.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jimbulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
It's always nice to hear such great comments...its guests like yourselves that make us who we are!!

We will be happy to pass your kind remarks to all our staff...

See you again soon!
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Additional Information about The Bulldog Hotel

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 #35 of 173 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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