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 14 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.

Forget those corporate factory hostels, The Bulldog was built with love by real Amsterdammers. You 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! Did we mention the beautiful roof top terrace, with gorgeous views of the Oude Kerk?


Please note: The maximum booking size is 8 people. If you would like to book for more than 8 people , please contact Bookings for more than 8 people may be cancelled without refund.

Here is some extra info to make your life easier:

Check out is a fantastically late 11.00. We understand ;)
Check in is guaranteed from 15.00. We will check you in early if we can!
You can leave your bags before and after you stay, for free.
Security is always on site and everything is camera monitored.
You can’t smoke in the rooms but the lounge isn’t far…
Breakfast is continental. You get lots of options and lots of coffee!
There is no lock out times. You are always welcome.
If you are lost just ask anyone where the “Bulldog Canal” is. Everyone knows.
Bring a padlock or buy one here for €5.00.
Payment is in full on arrival. By cash or credit card.
Please look at the 'things to note' and the 'cancellation policy' below.
if you need something, just ask!

The Fine Print (important information):

•+18 only!! We do not accept minors under the age of 18. Even with adult supervision.
•We do not accept Stag parties!! If you arrive for a stag your reservation may be canceled.
•If you’re coming for a football match, please try another hostel.
•For groups bigger than 8 please contact We love groups!
•Please note the hotel terms and condition on our website. Bookings in violation of our terms may be cancelled without refund.
•3 night minimum stay over Kingsday Weekend (for any booking including 26,27,28 2019). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    It was in a great location for downtown Amsterdam and the staff and facility were very accommodating to anything you needed!! I definitely suggest staying here!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Sep 2019
    Very nice place! It was my first experience as a solo traveler, and it was easy to meet people, especially in the bar on the first floor 👍 Close to the tram and to some historical places. If you want to meet people, have fun, and visit the city, you should definitly go for the Bulldog 🙂
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Sep 2019
    Can't say anything bad about this hostel except for the wifi which was really non existent in the rooms.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    07 Sep 2019
    The location is fairly central within the redlight district which is great for adventures in the evenings, the beds are super comfy, and the rooms are cleaned to w good standard. The only thing I would have liked to see was a communal area but this is not an essential, brilliant stay and staff very welcoming, would definatly go back:)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Sep 2019
    Great location, really easy to get to and get around from! Probably wouldn’t recommend if you’re a solo traveller however if you’re with someone or a group it’s great.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Sep 2019
    Great if you are in Amsterdam with a group of friends and want to try out the local 'cuisine'. Not amazing for solo travellers or people not into that infamous Amsterdam nightlife. Everyone was friendly though and I felt welcome.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Sep 2019
    +s great location, if a little rowdy. Definitely a location more for lads holidays. close to the centre, everything walking distance. Relatively clean room, untidy, but clean sheets and bathroom. Friendly staff. -s atmosphere in room could be hostile, think it was the hangovers!! Nothing special about the room at all. Just paying for a locker & bed. People having sex in the bunk underneath me, and rocking the bunk till I woke up at 4am, the first night didn’t make a great first impression.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    06 Sep 2019
    Not a good hostel for solo travelers, the only common area is the rooftop terrace (weather permitting) or the morning breakfast when everyone is half asleep. There is no kitchen. Location is right in the centre, however it is very busy especially at nights. Staff at the desk were very helpful and friendly, rooms are clean but dark. Bathroom and shower was attached to room so it didn’t always smell fresh. I wouldn’t stay again but I did appreciate the staff and the breakfast.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    10 Sep 2019
    I wouldn’t call this place a hostel, it’s just a bunch of over-priced dorm rooms above a dingy bar and coffee shop. There is no common area or kitchen and no hostel activities. Definitely do not stay here as a solo traveller.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    11 Sep 2019
    I had read so much about the legendary Bulldog and I was very excited to stay there. On arrival couldn't have been more disappointed. No common areas for guests to hangout, just a smokey bar. Not that it would have mattered as most people were just stopping in for a night on their way to or from the airport. The bathrooms were poorly maintained and in need of modernization.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • 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
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii

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.