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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.
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  • 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 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 8.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2019
    I’ve stayed in hostels and this is one of the best ones I’ve experienced! It’s in a great location and the staff was really nice. You can do a canal tour through the front desk that’s an hour and includes two drinks! For only 19.50€!! Highly recommend! It’s right around the corner from great bars, shopping and food! I felt safe and comfortable with the area and security that was near the doors. The bar downstairs was nice as well! When I go back to Amsterdam, this is the hostel I’ll choose!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    Just leaving Amsterdam after 2 nights at the bulldog, this was by far the best experience we could have had, the staff are amazing, the location is perfect and the atmosphere just made it the best, we've already been looking to rebook. Thank you for an amazing time and will be back soon! 100% recommend 🙂
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Everything was great for me. Everyone was so nice! Great value for money and right in the middle of everything in the centre. Coming again very soon!!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    La baños son incómodos, ya que solo hay 2 para todo el cuarto
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Amazing atmosphere with friendly staff. Room was clean and bigger then expected, with very comfy beds. Great access to all areas of the city. Will definately be coming back to The Bulldog.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Jun 2019
    Prime Location. Good facilities. Friendly staff. Highly recommended!
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Jun 2019
    The location was absolutely amazing! It was right in the center of everything. The rooms were a little small and on the bottom bunk you couldn't sit up which sucked. But, overall still pretty nice. The only thing I would warn about this hostel is that is full of guy groups who love to party and get high. So, if that's your thing you'll love this place, but if you are a solo traveler or a femal I would think twice about booking here.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Jun 2019
    It's a very central and well equipped hostel, the breakfast is great and the rooms are clean. It's a party hostel, and in Amsterdam this means people smoke weed all day, everyday. Technically it's not allowed in the rooms, but be prepared for a constant smell. So if you are not going to Amsterdam for this experience it may be better to pick another hostel. Otherwise it's a fun place to stay and the staff is very relaxed. PS: The only have one washing machine. Wash somewhere else if possible.
    Switzerland, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Jun 2019
    Great location! Most of the staff was super friendly, only one bad experience with one at the bar. But the others outweighed her bad attitude! Go to Omelegg down the street for good brekky and if u don’t mind waiting in line.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2019
    Good location, good facilities and the bunk beds were comfy. Preferably a wider variety at the breakfast buffet.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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.