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 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: Meeting People Parties

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2021
    The Bulldog was one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in! Ive stayed in over 30 hostels, and none have been this great. I felt safe and secure at all times, the staff were AMAZING at every point and so helpful, the rooms and hostel were clean, and they had so many things included and nearby. Luggage storage is SAFE which is a huge plus, and you also get towels included! Hostel is the perfect location. Bummer that it wasn’t fully open due to covid, so I can’t wait to come back.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2021
    Great location ! Very nice stuff, great room!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2021
    The hostel was perfect. Everything was clean and staff very friendly. Location is great to
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2021
    A great time, great location and friendly and helpful staff! One of my best hostel experiences ever!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2021
    I have never had a better sleep than I did in this hostel the beds are actually hotel quality and the staff are so lovely the location also couldn’t be better in the centre of everything
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Sep 2021
    We stayed in Bulldog Hotel just for one night. I did however booked the wrong dates and though they could have charged me a full night for the rebooking, they gave me a good price. I will always appreciate that! I would definitely book there again!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Sep 2021
    Great stay at the world-famous Bulldog!! Great atmosphere and loads of different people to meet. Highly recommend.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Aug 2021
    Great location close to much you’d want to see and experience. Bunks in female dorm didn’t have much space on the bottom to sit up straight which was very annoying. Convenient bar/restaurant downstairs with really good fish and chips and banana milkshake! Guy at check out was a little rude, but all was good. A good place to consider staying as it has coffeeshops and the Red Light District near by. If you are a woman walking there alone…think twice about going solo…many men in packs! Be careful.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    10 Aug 2021
    The people go in groups, difficult for a solo traveler
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 3.7


    14 Oct 2021
    They are a disaster with prices, security and organization. We had a reservation for 5 nights and at the 3rd we found our room empty, because they thought that we need to check out 😳 they took our baggage touching everything, did a disorder and they put all in plastic bags. It was horrible. In addition, the platform confuse the prices with the deposit at the website so we needed paid the double that the pages said. I would never come back to Bulldog again.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
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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.