Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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

Stay in the Iconic and World Famous Hostel, right in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District with our legendary Coffeeshop right next door. No need for public transport (and the cost!), you can walk or bike to everything you want to see in Amsterdam. It is only 10 minutes walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station. We are open 24 hours a day with Staff and Security always on site.

Our Lounge Bar is the 'Living Room of Amsterdam', where you can meet people from all over the world and try to make sense the madness! The Lounge Bar is always busy and the perfect place to meet fellow travelers and even some locals.

The lounge Bar is open until late everyday! We have specials, happy hours, a pool table, video game tables and more!

All Guests receive a 10% discount off everything in our beautiful Bulldog Brand Store! Tell the world where you've been!

Did we mention our cozy & chilled Roof top Terrace available only for our hotel guests? Kick back with gorgeous views of the Old Church (founded in 1213), grab a drink from the Lounge Bar or something from the Coffeeshop and enjoy!

Our Dorm Rooms include the free use of a locker (bring your own lock or buy one on-site) You may be placed in an 8, 10 or 12 person room, All with bathrooms/showers inside the rooms, so no running down the hallway for a shower! All of our dorms are the same price and quality.

Bed Linen is provided and towels are available from the front desk at no extra charge, just ask if you need one or pickup some extra soap and shampoo on the house :).

Private Rooms are equipped with Private Bathrooms, Towels, TV, Hairdryers and a Safe for personal belongings.

Free Luggage storage is provided on arrival and departure for all of our guests. Really, its free!

Our front desk is happy to help you book tickets, boats or help with whatever you need.

Remember: Nothing is Normal, Everything is Comfortable! View House Rules
Best For: Central Location Parties

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2022
    Best hostel I've experienced! Staff is so friendly and the location couldn't be better. The rooftop terrace is amazing and as a solo traveler gave me the chance to socialize and meet friends. Will stay again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2022
    Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff, great amenities, comfy room, stellar experience!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2022
    This was my first solo trip . Had an amazing stay at Bulldog.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Jun 2022
    On our second day there was someone amazing at the reception named Barbara. She helped me a lot without me even asking, took care of my well-being and was lovely! I do not know if I would have felt better if she had not helped me. Thank you Barbara! I really appreciate it!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Jun 2022
    Great place to stay. It is located very close to the Red Light District (far enough to not notice it), which is a very central place in Amsterdam. I only had an issue with the billing, since I though that they charged me twice a night (70 euros). However, they explained that this money was taken by HOSTELWORLD. This I find a bit absurd comming from this application. If you want to book with Bulldog Hostel, please use their website.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Jun 2022
    Such a great hostel
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Jun 2022
    The only bad is the locker have to bring own padlock and the size is very very very particular ! Luckily who stay in bulldog also very educated And Amsterdam people &bulldog worker super super nice friendly funny good looking
    Malaysia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2022
    Hostel was in a great location with really good dorms. The vibes were great. My only thing was you couldn’t do any laundry without paying 6 euros for a laundry token. Still had a great stay though and the 24hour reception was great.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2022
    The location is best, it's just near the red light area. The security is good. You need to wear the hotel's bracelets to come in. The luggage deposit is free and it's safe because it has a separate check-in room and check-out room. But the washroom is not so clean.
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Jun 2022
    Overall a great hostel! Perfect location, friendly staff, however our wristbands were rarely checked on arrival into the building, making us wonder who was allowed in without wrist bands. We were on the 4th floor, meaning we had direct access to the rooftop terrace which was lovely to use for a bit of fresh air from the naturally stuffy rooms. Separate toilet and shower allowed for 2 sinks, which was great for a group of 7 women. We booked a 8-12 mixed dorm and were given a private 7 person- yay
    Ireland, All Female Group, 18-24
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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.