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The Bulldog

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8.5
Fabulous
6482 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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

Stay in the Iconic and World Famous Hostel, right in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District with our legendary Coffeeshop right next door. No need for public transport (and the cost!), you can walk or bike to everything you want to see in Amsterdam. It is only 10 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station. We are open 24 hours a day with Staff and Security always on site. All Guests must be at least 18 years of age,

Our Lounge Bar is the 'Living Room of Amsterdam', where you can meet people from all over the world and try to make sense of the madness! The Lounge Bar is always busy and the perfect place to meet fellow travellers and even some locals.

The lounge Bar is open until late every day! We have specials, happy hours, a pool table, video game tables and more!

All Guests receive a 10% discount on everything in our beautiful Bulldog Brand Store! Tell the world where you've been!

Did we mention our cosy & chilled Rooftop Terrace available only for our hotel guests? Kick back with gorgeous views of the Old Church (founded in 1213), grab a drink from the Lounge Bar or something from the Coffeeshop and enjoy!

Our Dorm Rooms include the free use of a locker (bring your own lock or buy one on-site) You may be placed in an 8, 10 or 12-person room, All with bathrooms/showers inside the rooms, so no running down the hallway for a shower! 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 if you need one or pick up some extra soap and shampoo on the house :).

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

Free Luggage storage is provided on arrival and departure for all of our guests. Really, it's free!

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

Remember: Nothing is Normal, Everything is Comfortable!

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
6482 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9
  • Location
    9.6
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.3
  • Cleanliness
    7.8
  • Value for Money
    7.9
  • Facilities
    7.7

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
Nov 24, 2022
Really nice hostel with great location, amazing staff and atmosphere
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t_MIXED GROUP, 18-24
6.6
Good
Nov 23, 2022
This is a party hostel. If you have a group and can rent out a room with all of your own people then you may enjoy your stay a little more. The 12 person room smells horrible. People come in at all hours and turn the lights on or start talking so on. Location is good in the middle of the red light district. Staff interactions where mixed with two extremely rude bartenders. The front desk staff is helpful and great to interact with. I overall felt safe, but could be better.
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Male, 41+
5.1
Rating
Nov 19, 2022
i loved the location of this place! it is the middle of the red light district. easy to walk from there to everywhere. however, do not expect much more than that from it. not very clean, the matresses are thin and not very comfy, and it is pretty expensive considering other cities in Europe. they have a cafe and a bar. I was excessively more the 2 times I was there, no ticket to explain why i was charged more than the price listed on the menu. Again, great location, not much more than that
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • 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.