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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.

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


Welcome to the Bulldog! We're been around for 20 years so we know how to look after all our visitors! Tuck into a free continental breakfast for starters and meet your fellow travellers over wake-up coffees. Our Lounge Bar is the place for a cheeky beer in the afternoon while live DJs (every Friday and Saturday) get you in the mood for a big Amsterdam night out. Want some snaps for your Instagram feed? Head upstairs to the rooftop terrace for views of the Oude Kerk.



The hostel's traditional-style house by the canal is in the famed De Wallen part of town, just across the canal from the heart of Red Light District. If you're flying in, take the Intercity Direct train from Schiphol airport straight to Amsterdam Centraal – it takes less than 15 minutes. Reaching the hostel from the train station is simple (and scenic) – it's just a 10 minute stroll along the canal past the city's oldest building, Oude Kerk. The Anne Frank House is a 15-minute walk away or head to the Rijksmuseum for a spot of history and art.

Rooms and Dorms

Get to know other backpackers by staying in our mixed or female-only en-suite dorms. If you prefer having a bit more personal space, go for our private or deluxe rooms. Or upgrade with a stay in the luxe suite. Here, you and three mates will have loads of space with your own kitchen and bathroom. All rooms and dorms have home comforts, including free linen and towels.

Extras and activities

Our lift can take care of getting heavy backpacks up to your room (and you, after a long day of sightseeing!), and there are storage lockers to keep them safe while you're out exploring. With free maps and multi-lingual staff, we can point you in the direction of Amsterdam's must-see sights. After a day's adventure, update your status with our free Wi-Fi or chill out in our coffeeshop next door.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, stay time and time again when I’m in Amsterdam and it’s got all you want, great beds, rooms, showers, location, breakfast and the staff very nice and helpful as well. 10/10
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2019
    The staff were very helpful and the rooftop terrace was a nice touch really enjoyed staying here and would deffo reccomend it!
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jul 2019
    very clean place in the centre of town ive stayed here twice now, could do with free soap in the shower though!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Jul 2019
    Good hostel in a really central location. The only issue is the bathrooms are a bit outdated compared to other hostels I’ve stayed in throughout Europe for the same price or in many cases cheaper. Also there’s only one washing machine and dryer for such a big hostel this can make things tricky. Overall it was a good hostel in a good location.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jul 2019
    Bulldog is a great hostel to stay in if you want to be in the heart of Red Light District. The staff are very friendly. However, the showers were not clean at all. If you are looking to party then this is a great place but if you need a more chill night on your trip, I would advise against staying here.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    04 Jul 2019
    I was excited based on the ratings but was very disappointed (especially for the price) The rooms were very outdated and therefore felt less clean. I was in a mixed 12 room and it was not ideal for females to get ready. The way the bathrooms were set up, only 1 person could really use it at a time. There was only 1 well-lit mirror, and it was in that bathroom. I never felt 100% clean and comfortable. The location is great, but it wasn't a good fit for someone who prefers a more relaxing trip
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    09 Jul 2019
    Complete ripoff. Nothing in private room with en-suite for $300 per night. No bottled water. No fridge. Terrible bed. Disgusting shower curtain. No view. Would NEVER return to stay. ☹️
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 4.0


    09 Jul 2019
    I’ve never rated a hostel negatively before but I certainly wouldn’t stay here again. Rude, unwelcoming, and unhelpful staff and NO amenities. It’s 6€ to do a single load of laundry on your own in an outdated machine. None of the bathrooms have soap or a towel to dry your hands even! Also, they close the rooftop fairly early so the one true common area is the bar downstairs. The ONLY redeeming quality is the location, if you are looking to stay in the red light district.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    12 Jul 2019
    Good location however staff ruined this for me. Did not handle situations that I saw happen well at all and tried to charge people’s credit cards without notice. Cafe downstairs is good for food but no other common area. Lack of communication with facilities from staff. Rooms big but beds small. Had a really bad experience and will not be back.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    09 Jul 2019
    We had a very disappointing stay at the Bulldog. An iPad was stolen out of our private room and the staff were entirely unhelpful. O not leave any of your belongings U locked! They had security cameras but did not help us. Rooms are average but generally overpriced for minimal facilities unless you want to smoke all day in their lounge. There is no kitchen or non smoking shared area. You have to sign into wifi all the time and the connection is average. Would not recommend.
    Australia, Female, 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.