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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Bulldog

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

It's no exaggeration to say this is one of the best known hostels in the world. Most will know of its legend simply by word of mouth. It's located right in the centre of the city smack bang in the middle of all the action, with the red light district and Dam Square mere steps away. The place is lively without being unbearable. It doesn't accept stag or hen do's, sports groups or massive marauding all-male parties, so you can expect the hostel bar and overall atmosphere of the place to be fun and lively, but not too boisterous.

Property Description

For more than 20 years, The Bulldog Hotel has been an icon for travelers around the world. A true Amsterdam pilgrimage is not complete without a stay in our beautiful, canal side Hostel. Of course we have the multilingual staff, 24 hours access, Free WIFI, on site security, lockers and bag storage that you expect from a great hostel.

Stay in the heart of the action with The Red Light District right outside your door, an attached coffeeshop and the most dynamic, fun crowd in town. No need for public transport (and the cost!), you can walk or bike to everything.

Our in house Lounge Bar is one of the best in town, where you can meet people from all over the world, have a drink, a smoke and try to make sense of it all! The Lounge is always busy and the perfect place to meet travellers from all over the world.

Did we mention the beautiful rooftop terrace, with gorgeous views of the Oude Kerk?

Our Dorm Rooms are well maintained and include the free use of a locker (bring a lock or buy one onsite). Showers and Toilets are located in the room, so no running down the hallway for a shower! You may be placed in an 8, 10 or 12 person room. We do not guarantee room size.

Private Rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, TV, hairdryers and a safe for personal belongings.
Free Bed Linen is provided and towels are available from the front desk at no extra charge. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Dec 2020
    I was really enjoyed my stay at bulldog hotel 10/10 from me!:)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2020
    The bulldog is probably my favourite hostel in Amsterdam. They have great staff always there to help and keep the place at a good standard and great location for getting around the dam
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Oct 2020
    The staff were very friendly and the facilities were good. It is easy to hang out because it is in the center of the downtown area. The staff's mustache was nice.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2020
    Very good
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Jul 2020
    A cool hostel. Only complaint is the price of the food downstairs - other than that, would recommend👍
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Mar 2020
    Awesome place!! Great location in the heart of Amsterdam!! Staff was pretty cool considering the circumstances (coronavirus outbreak). I definitely would stay there again!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    20 Jul 2020
    It's not my first time at the Bulldog. I like the location and the ability of staying in the lounge to eat and smoke, also after the check out. The music in the lounge is a bit too loud. There was a strange, very loud noise all the time in the bedroom (like a huge washing machine), making it a bit hard to rest. The bedroom was fine for being a (half full) dorm, even though we were not distanced enough. The staff were nice and friendly. The food in the lounge (veg options) was very good.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    04 Aug 2020
    Location + main people here are the party crowd; if that's not your vibe, this probably isn't your place to stay. 20ish minute walk to the museums. That said: beds were comfortable and clean, towel bedding and soaps provided, facilities pretty well maintained. Then ensuite shower + toilet were nice to have. Security was great: show keycard at door (same entrance as the bar), keycard into room, good size locker for each person. Friendly environment, nice people, good stay (if a bit expensive).
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Jul 2020
    Greetings, I have been visiting Amsterdam since 6 years now, almost once every year in the last couple of years. This time in particular, we choose to live in the Centre to be able to walk/bicycle around. Nevertheless, the location and room itself is good enough for a weekend trip, and staff is friendly as well. Kudos to that! But, the lounge bar was a litte tricky as some of the waiters tend to be rude, and want the bill to be paid, during our lunch/dinner. Not good!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    02 Aug 2020
    Nothing exceptional about my experience staying here. I would not consider returning. A couple of the girls at the front desk were nice and informative, but the vibe in this place is not very welcoming. I saw employees being rude to other guests. Vending machines did not work. No air conditioning in 90° weather. I cut my stay in half and moved to a different hotel that was much more comfortable.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

The Bulldog says

For more than 20 years, The Bulldog Hotel has been an icon for travelers around the world. A true Amsterdam pilgrimage is not complete without a stay in our beautiful, canal side Hostel. Of course we have the multilingual staff, 24 hours access, Free WIFI, on site security, lockers and bag storage that you expect from a great hostel.