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“My second home” 5 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 #27 of 174 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My second home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only my first time coming to Amsterdam but omg I am in love the hotel was amazing very well located staff we're incredible and very helpful and I know for sure that when I return this will be my number one choice!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the Bulldog Hotel were very understanding and positive in our e-mail correspondence which I appreciated greatly. The customer service was hugely appreciated and I would love to visit Amsterdam again and stay with them.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the bulldog is my home from home,location is fantastic,(in the heart of the city) staff are fantastic (friendly and helpful) lounge bar open until the early hours and clean basic rooms with lovely breakfast included.why would I stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here many time over the past ten years and would never go anywhere else. Its perfectly located, clean comfortable and so cool! I love how everyone is so happy and friendly here and the bar/cafe area is 24-hr place to chill out and chat to randoms. This place has touched my heart.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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9 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We've stayed with the Bulldog for 3 nights this beginning of August and we were very happy with the choice. The Hostel provides shared bedrooms, private bedrooms and apartments. We've stayed in the private bedrooms with private bathroom. The room was very clean and spacious. The Bulldog is located in the heart of Old City near Dam Square and straight in the middle of the Red District. The location makes it easier to get to any of the landmarks, visit museums, have easy access (not more than 10 minutes walk) to the Train Station (which has a direct connecting train to the Airport), take cruises on the canals, chill on the canals side, shop (the main shopping street is 3 streets away), wander around to the city's coffee shops. The Bulldog has also a spacious restaurant at the ground floor where those interested can smoke or chill out; breakfast is served for free every morning. There is also a terrace on the rooftop. Personnel of the hostel was very useful. The hostel seemed like a very secure location with special cards for having access inside and security at the entrance 24 hours. Places to eat are 2 minutes away from The Bulldog and they are of a wide variety. This Hostel was truly an inspiration and would be our first choice for staying in Amsterdam. The prices are not as cheap as other Hostels but definitely cheaper than hotels and the atmosphere at the Bulldog is all worth it.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, 5 weeks ago
Thank you for the nice comments. We are really happy that you and your friends enjoyed your stay. See you again soon! (we hope)
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a great hostel in the heart of Amsterdam. Myself and seven friends stayed here and we all found it very comfortable. Great facilities. Wifi very fast. Friendly staff. Bit expensive but I had no complaints about this place so no problem. Free breakfast which is always good although it was a bit basic. Overall a fantastic place to stay in Amsterdam it and I would reccomended it to people looking for a good, solid hostel.

Stayed August 2014
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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review, 5 weeks ago
Thanks for the review. Finally , someone noticing the new wi-fi system we've installed this year!!
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great Staff, Clean and Safe Place, Fun & Young People, Cool Bar. The Bulldog is Very Cool, Have a awesome bar, and is in the 9straat where everything happens... 15. walking from everything downtown...

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 174 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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