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The Bulldog Reviews

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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1883 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Great breakfast. Bar downstairsis good and coukdnt be heard upstairs in our room. Socket and light at each bed. Could have done with a stool or similar to put things on in the shower. Great location in the red light district.


This hostel is very nice, located in the red lights zone and near many coffee shops, as well to Dam square. Breakfast is included and it is very good.


Good bulldog thankes bit elavator stinky


Great location...lots of restaurants, stores, coffeeshops nearby. Very close to the red light district, bars and parties. Clean hostel, organized reception, breakfast included, no surprises, totally recommend it for a great time in Amsterdam.


This hostel is for mostly for people who are only there to party and smoke weed. It's a good atmosphere but the facilities aren't very nice. The carpet is old and the beds are incredibly squeaky. Overall it was alright but nothing special.


One thing I don't like this hostel is it's not allowed to bring your own food or drink. The security was not friendly either. The reception girls were nice. Great location. 1st floor is the coffee shop which can be very convenient to someone who like. They offer check-out luggage room for free which is a plus. The free breakfast was normal but good. Personally I don't like to be forbidden from bringing my food. If you don't care, I will recommend this hostel to you.


Very nice experience, warm room and comfortable bed with locker...


Excellent place to stay.


really good, no complaints!


It was really good and central, a little noisy being on the canal but that comes with being in the midst of everything. A kitchen would have been nice. But other than that really enjoyable!


Really good place to stay! Staff are all friendly and willing to help with anything you need. Although a little pricey for someone on a tight budget, the food was brilliant and it was worth paying for! Good vibes all round! Would definitely reccommend to anyone looking to stay in Amsterdam for a good price!

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


vey nice hostel! great location, great atmosphere

  • 4th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really enjoyed my stay! I was in a 8 bed female room and I loved it. clean, good location, nice bar with pool table, excellent staff, well informed... for young travelers!


Not what I was expecting. For those of you who don't know, lots of people at this hostel will be smoking. Not easy to meet people here. Bartender is awesome though.


This was my 4th visit to Amsterdam and I have to say, the bulldog is the place to stay.. Coffee shop downstairs is so convenient. Great location, very helpful staff. My friend and I can't fault it.


Average hostel, right location but for the price i was excepting more from this hostel. Room clean and staff willing to help. Would consider staying here again


This place is good if you are in a group. Don't come here if you are by yourself....

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving feedback, The Bulldog is great for everybody...come by for happy hour in the lounge and you're sure to meet some like minded travelers! Enjoy the rest of your travels!


A great hostel with a great atmosphere! It's right in the centre which is perfect and really easy to find. Great value for money, would definitely recommend!

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the kind words :) Come back soon!


The location is top notch! The Bulldog is so central, you won't need to take any transportation anywhere! Quick walk from the central train station, right across the street from the red light district, and close to lots of shops and restaurants. The hostel backs right on to a busy street and canal, and Amaterdam is a busy city at all times of the day. If you have a hard time sleeping, maybe request a room that isn't directly on the main street!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Good Tip! Amsterdam can be a busy city and the rooms at the back of the building are definitely a little quieter. We are always happy to try and get you a room that best suits you. Thank you for taking some time to leave us a comment.


Very recomendable

Owner Comment (Hide)
and we are very thankful for your recommendation :) Enjoy your travels

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