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Reviews of The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam

Hostel | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216-220, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 GJ

88.8% Overall Rating

1036 out of 1114 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/01/2015)

Michael Courtney thinks…

"There was a great atmosphere about the place, it was full of vibrant people, all looking for a good time. The location was absolutely spot on. The Bulldog is at the centre of everything going on in…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Wake-up calls
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note that if you book a Dorm ( 8-12 beds) you will be placed in a dorm which can accommodate up to 12 people. For groups bigger than 6 people please contact the groups team via the agency and quote ‘BullDog’. Please note that any bookings larger than six people will be cancelled unless the reservation has been booked directly with the Groups Department. Any payments made to teh agency will not be refunded. This hostel does not accept any • Sports groups • Stag hen parties • Male groups bigger than 6 people. . under 18 years old.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Amsterdam?

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88.8%

Overall Rating

1036 out of 1114 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
84.0%
Safety
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Nicole Huber

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2012 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: Good location - it was very easy to get around the city (either by walking, public transport or hiring a bicycle). The rooms were clean and tidy. Every bed had it's own light, power point and locker, which was good.

Disliked: Nicole left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Muhammad Khurram Shad

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2012 Muhammad Khurram would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fantastic. I'd recommend all who are traveling soon to amsterdam because of its location and indeed the atmosphere that you get. staff is friendly and i remember thisgirl from the staff who sits at the front reception knows almost all countriesand the way she initiates conversation truely implies that they care for their customers. Lockers are available in all rooms while the locks can be purchased from the vending machine next to the counter. lobby and thelounge is allowed only to the hostel residents which is a good thing for temporary roommates to socialize.

Disliked: the beds are bit noisy sometimes but comfortable. pillow at my be was a mess though but they changed it without any question when i told them the problem. other than that, eerything was great.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Rachael McDonald

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2012 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely fantastic atmosphere definitely be back

Disliked: Sour water smell in bathroom and breakfast choice was rubbish

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Pablo Lourenço

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2012 Pablo would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel!

Disliked: .

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it isn't just a hostel, all is included : coffeshop, hotel,hostel, breakfast, loungebar the athmosphere is very nice, because the accommodation is to feel well. Everywhere you go, you find friendly people with whom you get friends :) :) :)

Disliked: NOTHING

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city center and a lot of other main attractions. Clean rooms and helpful staff.

Disliked: Only one bathroom in a 12 bed room, very inconvenient. WiFi stopped working midway; staff wouldn't accept that it was broken, kept saying they have checked it and its working. Breakfast is quite bland.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniel Medeiros

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2012 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: The location is near the central station and near some of the attractions and its easy to reach from the touristic attraction.

Disliked: Daniel left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

08 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a central location, clean and tidy, and felt safe there. It's a meeting point for travelers from around the world. The hostel provides breakfast and at night there is a bar. I enjoyed staying in this hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

ALAN Gruner

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2012

Liked: As a 58 year old I am not your usual facilatator of Bulldog hotel which is really a young peoples joint...The staff were very nice.

Disliked: The room was a bit of a nightmare with people coming in all times of the night and some talking loud...Maybe a sign saying Respect other hostellers would be useful...What are you doing putting girls in with boys in the dorms...Could be very dodgy!!! But maybe this is normal in Holland?

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Each room had its own key as well as lockers that you could lock so it was very secure. In the heart of Amsterdam! Only a block away from the red light district and walking distance from all the major attractions.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jack burden

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

25 July 2012 jack would recommend this property

Liked: Location was really good. Professional, helpful staff. Great breakfasts

Disliked: One of our lockers was broken so we had to share a locker between a few of us.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff, bar

Disliked: Lockers were too skinny to fit backpacks. Washrooms weren't very nice in dorm rooms.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Kristen Sherlock

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2012 Kristen would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the staff was very helpful, also the bar at the hostel wasnt creepy like most bars at hostels

Disliked: the bathroom/shower situation in a dorm

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Bradley Standen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2012 Bradley would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great. Very central. Beds were comfortable & room big. Own shower & toilet for the dorm. Perfect to check out the red light district.

Disliked: You can be confronted with a dude smoking a bong while u r eating your breakfast. Haha. Not the best. Lockers were too skinny for big backpacks.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome!!

Disliked: I have no negative feedback

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

alia alhafny

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 July 2012 alia would recommend this property

Liked: felt very safe with card entry, large and clean rooms, really good location

Disliked: would have been good to have an actual common room as opposed to just a bar

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Kellie Reid

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2012 Kellie would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was great! The male staff on reception were friendly and helpful- the girls pretty rude actually! The bar was good.

Disliked: The rooms were ridiculously small, so much that it was a real struggle to find a place to put my bag down! Maybe a few too many beds in the room! The girl staff members (I only saw two) were pretty rude and unhelpful. The hostel wasn't that bad, but for the price I was expecting great things!! I'm sure you could find much better for cheaper.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Air con in rooms. Cheap good atmosphere bar. Lights and powerpoints next to bed. I met some amazing people here. No social area besides he bar. Very large hostel.

Disliked: extremely strict polices regarding food in dorms/ bringing friends into dorms. Similariy priced hostels in better areas ," st.christophers at the Winston" offer far more comfortable(bed), ventilated rooms with a thr same great atmosphere, with much friendlier staff. Also winstons bar food is given at a discount to hostelers. Bulldog hostel bar food tasted pretty bad

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break

27 June 2012

Liked: It is located in the center of the town.

Disliked: The bathrooms and rooms were dirty, you had to pay extra for a lock to secure your locker, the staff were not very helpful.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

23 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a very good location. Lots of clubs and restaurant; good distance from the train/tram so very easy commute from Megabus station.

Disliked: I know you want to maximize profits but I as well as other guests I interacted with would like to see a regular lounge or room to hangout with that is not in a bar atmosphere. The only other place to go to "chill" or kill time is the bar/dining area. If I am not really buying food or drinks it feels weird being there for an extended period of time. Many other travellers feel the sam.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Anna Puiatti

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Very central and a lot of people come through.

Disliked: As a hostel is doesn't involve the guests to get together apart.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Bryan Harris

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2012 Bryan would recommend this property

Liked: Great scenery, good bar, late night food, helpful staff

Disliked: 12 man rooms (ours became a 13man) were over crowded and dirty. The bathroom smelled until we moved out.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed for 3 nights and loved it. The bar staff, coffee shop staff & reception staff were really helpful and just genuinely nice people. This place is slap bang in the middle of the red light district so if you're open minded or looking for fun you are only seconds away. The place is very busy and the bar staff work pretty long hours so expect a bit of a wait at the bar (occasionally). The snacks are nice and great value for money. If you're chilled out, easy going, open minded and want to meet other like minded people from all over the world then this is the place for you.

Disliked: If I really had to moan about anything at all it's the church chimes that go off every hour during the day. Obviously not the hotel's fault but did drive me mad on the last morning (hangover didn't help either).

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Sanford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2012 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very large, like a hotel with long hallways, room keys, an elevator, and had a great , chill bar downstairs. Location was awesome, within walking distance to everything! Lots of information available (brochures, etc.) downstairs and the opportunity to meet others when hanging out in the bar. Loved it! Definately would recommend you stay here.

Disliked: Not much, as far as hostels go, it was pretty good! The lockers in the rooms (like school lockers) dont lock unless you have a large padlock. I wasn't worried about theft though, everyone was very nice.