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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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

Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us in 2021!

Stay in the heart of Amsterdam 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 you want to see.

Our in house Lounge Bar is the Living room of Amsterdam, where you can meet people from all over the world, have a drink, a smoke, play some pool, listen to the great music and try to make sense of it all! The Lounge Bar is always busy and the perfect place to meet fellow travelers and locals too. On site security is here to make sure that your great time is safe and secure.

The Hotel is open 24/7 and The lounge Bar is open until late everyday! Check the message board for our specials! All Guests receive a 10% discount in our Bulldog Brand Store located next door.

Did we mention our beautiful & chilled Rooftop Terrace, that is available only for our hotel guests? With gorgeous views of the Old Church (founded in 1213), you can grab a drink from the Lounge Bar and enjoy it with some sunshine at our picnic tables :)

Our Dorm Rooms include the free use of a locker (bring your own lock or buy one on-site) Every dorm has showers and toilets 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, 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 :).

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

Breakfast is available for purchase on arrival. Free Luggage storage is provided on arrival and departure dates.

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

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2021
    Loved my short stay here. Probably the best hostel in Amsterdam from the research I’ve done and the experience I had. Staff was insanely wonderful, security was on point, rooms were clean and spacious, and location was sick. Ps.: if you get a chance, check out the art on each floor starting from 1 making your way up to 4 ;)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Nov 2021
    Perfect location, friendly and helpful staff. Temperature in rooms was a little all over the place (but I was right next to the heater so that def had something to do with it). Felt very safe and secure. There was a bar and lounge area downstairs that was fun but still far enough away from the sleeping area. Bought edibles from the Bulldog coffee shop down the road and the staff was very chill, never felt like an idiot for not knowing what I wanted A lovely stay, could not recommend more!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Nov 2021
    This was such a great stay! The staff is so accommodating! Shout out to Lex for making me coffee and letting me in early. I loved how social this hostel was. Right in the heart of the city too.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2021
    Great place to stay right in the centre of everything.
    Northern Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Nov 2021
    Really good hostel, superb location not far away from the central station. The staff was super friendly and all the sightseeings are within walking distance. I recommend!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Nov 2021
    Really lovely stay thank you!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Nov 2021
    This was my very first hostel stay and it was great! The location is perfect. I walk out the Bulldog and I’m already in the middle of all the fun (coffeehouses, museums, restaurants, red light windows). It’s like a dream come true. The beds were surprisingly comfortable. My only complaint is there are no privacy curtains. The staff is friendly and there’s free WiFi. You get to meet people from many different countries. I’ll never forget my time at the Bulldog.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    05 Nov 2021
    Great location, very close to the main train station. Security and staff were good.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    25 Oct 2021
    Its not so cleaned and bathroom door was not working so many people at same room with no full amenities
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    19 Nov 2021
    Got touched on the head, while lying in bed, by a stranger. It isn't an accident that can simply be apologized for, to be touched on the head, since the insult at least came when the stranger developed a disgusting clumsy manner as a baby and didn't have body language respect, like everyone else does, taught into them. When this was communicated to management immediately, their response was negative - centering around having the stranger "apologize" - as above, this can't be resolved by apology.
    England, Male, 41+
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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.