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The Bulldog Reviews

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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86%

Rating
2228 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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94%

Being right in the middle of the red light district, I was worried this place might be a bit crazy. But the staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, and the service was great. I would definitely stay here again- close to everything! Great for meeting people but also as a home base if you already have your plans made. I'm a bit older than most of the people in my dorm, but everyone was very friendly.


83%

Great hostel. Coffee shop within. Most comfortable beds I have slept in while travelling.


100%

Great hostel, friendly staff, clean and comfortable. The hostel is in an excellent location and easy to find. The breakfast is so good I want to eat it all over again miam miam miam.


66%

I really appreciated how accommodating the staff was on moving me into a dorm room after I accidentally booked myself for a private room for three nights in a row. I thought the bathrooms were a little gross in the big dorms, but I guess you can only expect that with so many people in one room. If you are traveling alone, definitely go for a bunk room--very easy to meet people because the bar area can be very intimidating if you don't go in with friends already.


83%

I wouldnt recommend for people who are traveling alone. The lobby was almost always empty so it was very hard to meet people. Other than that, the place was great! The staff was really friendly, the location perfect (close to train station, bars, tourist attractions etc) and the security at the door made it a safe place to stay.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

A brilliant place to stay for young backpackers

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Sadly Hostelworld misunderstood my request to change my booking (even though that was the subject of my emails) and ended up with the Bulldog cancelling my booking in its entirety. However, credit must go to the Bulldog staff who made a a plan and saw to it that I had a room to stay in. I was most grateful to them. I would like to see bathroom mats and/or bathroom floor towels added to the bathrooms just so that once showered, you don't have to finish your shower routine with wet, cold feet.


100%

amazing hostel! best hostel experience would definitely recommend. no other hostel beats the bulldog!


94%

Fun hostel. Coffee shops and red light district very close. Overall a fun experience. Also good breakfast


77%

Pretty sweet. Would be nice if our friend could have come into the rooms.


89%

place is awesome, but no kitchen - so you can't make your own food….. the vibe was good, everyone was enjoying themselves. i had a very nice time here! the location is a few blocks from the main station (10min walk) its right in the center of all the action! smoke-shop is in the next building so its a ++! there is security at the door so i felt safe. overall i would go back if staying in amsterdam!!


94%

Definitely a great location and the staff very friendly. Having a bar in the hostel was cool, but there was no lounge area. The only places to hang out were the bar or your room. Also with no kitchen it means you are buying all your meals.


94%

Unbelievable location, literally 2 min walk to the Dam (main square). Nice staff and reasonable price, strongly suggest the hostel


74%

This hostel was a fantastic time, do not get me wrong, if you stay here you will have a blast...but there were things that rubbed me the wrong way. The people at the desk are hit or miss. Some are very helpful and others seem just too stoned to care. We spent lots of time in the bar downstairs which was a great time, but the bartenders definitely could be a it more friendly. One night we had bought about 8 pitchers during happy hour (8-9) and at 8:54 I tried to buy a few more and they said no.


97%

Great location and very good security. 24 hr guard. Felt very safe. Close to a lot of the action and very fun!


100%

Perfect location and the best staff

  • 6th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The hostel is located bang in the middle of all the action, which justifies the relatively higher cost, although the amenities available to you more than make up for it.


83%

Great location. Stayed only one night, can't say much.


94%

I will only stay at the Bulldog when I'm in Amsterdam.


91%

About what I expected from this hostel. Staff was great and security was top notch.


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