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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 7 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.

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! 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. Breakfast is included too!

Join us for our daily Bulldog Boat Tours or ask about the free walking tour each day. We can't wait to see you in Amsterdam :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    07 Jan 2020
    We couldn’t be happier with the choice we made. The staff were all so nice and the hostel is also very good located so it made it easy for us to walk around and have fun. The breakfast was included and honestly I wasn’t expecting it being so fulfilling. We sure be back!
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    Everything was amazing, only problem I had was the shower/bathroom setup. The shower is less than 3 feet away from the toilet and everything gets soaked from taking a shower.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jan 2020
    Great place to stay if you want to go out to the bars. The rooms were clean and had comfortable beds and the staff was amazing. The only negative thing is wifi is horrible, I had a bed in the corner and signal would drop once I got to my bed. Over all a decent place to stay!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    17 Jan 2020
    Very centrally located hostel. One word of caution, if you are asthmatic or allergic to the smell of m***a like me, I would make other accommodations because the lobby heavily reeks of marijuana and it gets worse as the night goes on. The rooms are relatively scent free due to the fact that smoking is not permitted in the hostel floors which was a plus.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2019
    I stayed here for three nights and ha d a great time. They have a lovely scene downstairs most nights and if you're looking for more, this place is located almost in the middle of downtown so there many things in walking distance. Would definitely recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Jan 2020
    Enjoyed stay, kind of expensive considering facilities, probably would stay somewhere else next time, great location, everything we went to was within a 30 min walk 😊
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Jan 2020
    The hostel is in located in the best possible location, and the fact that it has a roof was absolutely phenomenal for me!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    11 Jan 2020
    They don’t have soup in the toilet. The rummies are very noisy, and they are always consuming d**gs.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Security is great here! And that’s where that list ends. We were lucky to meet some friendly people too but this hostel was not for us. You never stop smelling smoke, weed or alcohol. Rooms are filthy. It appears all the revenue goes toward ‘coffee shops’. Beds are uncomfy and pillows are paper thin. Bad ‘free’ breakfast. No hand soap in bathrooms. Shower is not divided by curtain or door from rest of loo. Cramped rooms. We were almost kicked out their bar for not drinking and only playing pool.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 3.1


    19 Jan 2020
    Toilets lock broken No towel No hand shower No soap No hangers in toilets No lockers facilities (need to buy a padlock ) Breakfast is too late
    Sri Lanka, 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

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.