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 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.

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 8.4

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Great hostel. Pricey but it was worth it being in the middle of the red light district (walkable to everywhere!). Breakfast was great (included). Private room was perfect with tv and en-suite. Smoking is allowed in the dining area but the smells did not travel upstairs. Would stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    great hostel, staff are kind and helpful, just make sure to bring handsoap as theres none in the dorm bathrooms
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Apr 2019
    I crushed there for one night cause everything was fully booked because of Easter and kingsday and the hostal was way better than I expected !. The room had a funky smell but I believe it was because there were 3 guys sleeping the whole day windows closed but those things are part of traveling. Anyways, the staff was super friendly, Gave me a few suggestions which was amazing as I’m traveling on my own. The bar and breakfast were good too. I wouldn’t stay for a week but I would go back again.
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Apr 2019
    I really loved this hostel and the environment of it. Stayed in the all female room for the comfort and security. Lockers were large to fit a lot of our stuff, the beds were super comfortable, and the room itself was spacious with a toilet and separate shower in the room. As for a hostel, these beds were definitely one of the most comfortable I've stayed in. My friend and I LOVED the bar downstairs! Order the extra cold Heineken!! Best bar in all of Amsterdam. Great location & friendly staff.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Apr 2019
    The staff here was just incredible, the atmosphere and being able to hang out in the bar was also really nice. It is located close to everything you want and need. If I ever come back to Amsterdam this is the place I'm going to stay again.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 Apr 2019
    (+) centrally located, free towel+soap+shampoo provided at the receptionist, friendly staffs, delicious breakfast (bread, jam, meat, cheese, boiled egg, cereal, fruit, tea, coffee, juice, milk), very clean room, provide big locker with hangers, feel safe as a female solo traveller although it's in red light district (-) atmosphere: a bit dark in the lobby, facility: no bathroom mat/shower curtain so the bathroom is always wet thanks! I really enjoy my stay :)
    Indonesia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Mar 2019
    Was expecting better facilities with the name bulldog. It's like an old school hostel. Limited variety for breakfast. But for the price it's good.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Apr 2019
    I just needed a place to crash for one night and the Bulldog was perfect. Location was ideal in a very vibrant area of Amsterdam, easy to reach the central station (10 mins max) and other parts of the city by foot. The staff were fine, breakfast was a good selection of continental meats and cheeses etc., bring a padlock for your locker and you're good to go. Shower in the room was fine and relatively clean, Good atmosphere in the bar and social spaces.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    17 Apr 2019
    This is not a 9. Something hostel
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    09 Apr 2019
    For the amount you pay here you would expect a whole lot better. The location is good but the hostel itself is dirty and old fashioned. The bar doesn't really invite a social atmosphere, it's just for tourists who want to get stoned. Security wise, I was given a pass that was supposed to prove to door staff that I was staying there but i wasnt challenged at all.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
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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.