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Reviews of The Bulldog

Hostel | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 216, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 GJ

88.6% Overall Rating

1004 out of 1081 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/03/2014)

Ronnie Macdonald thinks…

"The property was central to where i wanted to be, provided everything it stated and the staff were very helpful. Wonderful time had, added to by the resources supplied by the hotel and staff."

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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

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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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88.6%

Overall Rating

1004 out of 1081 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Bulldog'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
89.6%
Value
83.2%
Safety
90.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good secuirity, smoker friendly, cool staff, amazing deco, a lot of history to the hostel, good vibes through out

Disliked: nothing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

23 March 2011

Liked: The location is great and there's a bar downstairs which is great if you're too tired to venture far. You can also get a map of the city from reception.

Disliked: The rooms are only average; the showers slightly less than average. You're not allowed to eat in the rooms, either. (Honestly with all the hosteling I've done I've never really encountered anyone trying to eat a full meal in a room, but snacks should be allowed!) In addition, the elevator was questionable, and the stairs were even worse. My friend and I actually tried to walk to the top floor and found ourselves locked in the stairwell...

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ana cristina gelio

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011 ana cristina would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excelent, very good breakfast, free wi-fi, good atmosphere

Disliked: small bathroom

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buket okutan

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2011 buket would recommend this property

Liked: Staff >)

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Caitlin Visek

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2011 Caitlin would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: nothing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: Quite expensive (although Amsterdam generally is) and the staff aren't that great

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

06 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and facilities are excellent

Disliked: too much crowded, staff may be overrun sometimes

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was everything you want for a college trip to Amsterdam.

Disliked: Nothing, it was great and so were the people!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place to stay!! So much fun and there's always something going on.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Wayne Lee

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011 Wayne would recommend this property

Liked: The Bulldog is probably the hippest place I've ever stayed. I had a blast, met a lot of very cool people!

Disliked: The food was only so-so.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really good location and they were strict on security at the door. which was reassuring because the streets outside can feel so unsafe.

Disliked: internet was touchy.. sometime on sometimes off.

80.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location.

Disliked: small rooms with alot of bed..

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2010

Liked: it's a unique, cool building

Disliked: too big to get to know people

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

02 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is very friendly

Disliked: Mixed doorms

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

27 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, friendly staff, good breakfast.

Disliked: The lockers are very small unless you´re only there for a weekend break. You must bring your own lock. Few toilets. Expensive internet.

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Bruno da Silva João

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

24 November 2010 Bruno would recommend this property

Liked: It's so clean, friendly. The staff are so dedicated and explain all things for you without problems. You can fell Amsterdam inside the hostel.

Disliked: I stayed there for only one night... hahaha, nothing more.

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neil atherton

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2010 neil would recommend this property

Liked: the bulldog is a top place to stay,meet people and relax in comfort, very clean and the staff are mint. i would recommend the bulldog every time,get it booked and have the time of your life. many thanks to all the staff and hope to see you all in the near future,neil atherton.

Disliked: neil left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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dilek gonuc

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2010 dilek would recommend this property

Liked: it was really nice place to stay..

Disliked: dilek left no negative feedback.

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nathalie Cristina Crivelari

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

16 November 2010 nathalie Cristina would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is amazing! Help and very fun people! They make you feel home and safe! The place is amazing, with a lot of drawns on the wall and lift. The bar and the coffeeshop is amazing! The coffeeshop is inside the hostel, so, is not possible to be bad hostel! haha. The bathroom is very clean, and the people in the room very polite! Have hair dry inside the rooms, and the breakfast is amazing! The best that I have until now. Every day has a different thing in the bar, please check! When I was there they offer to us free haxixe fondue! Carefull!!

Disliked: Nothing! The best hostel ever!

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Daniel Spiteri

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

14 November 2010 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Central area, very cozy and friendly. Outstanding staff , warm and comfortable room :D Thanks for making the visit a memorable one.Will definitely come back :) XXX

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

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife

28 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In my last visit to Amsterdam, I both stayed in Bulldog and Flying Pig Downtown. First 2 days I stayed in Bulldog and last 2 days I stayed in Flying Pig. I know that people are getting confused to choose which one to stay, so I wrote the differences of them.Rooms:In Bulldog, rooms are newer than Pig, bathroom conditions are better. But Pig is also alright to stay, I got no problem.And do not bring your towels, both hostels are giving you towels for free when you ask to them.Safety:Both hostels use pass cards for rooms, so foreigners cannot access to the rooms. Both hostels have lockers in the rooms, so you can lock your private things with your own padlock (or you buy one from there). But do not expect to lock you all luggage. They don't fit to lockers. But also in Bulldog, the luggage rooms is getting locked, in your last day, you can leave your luggage after check out and make your last walks in the city till to you departure time..Breakfast:They are same which is not so good, but still you can eat and skip one meal in a day for saving money.Location:Both hostels locations are great: in the city center.Atmosphere:The music in Flying Pig is much better than Bulldog, absoluty! Pig is playing alternative tunes, no commercial ones. Also smoking room is separate in Pig, which is also great for me. But its not like a little cellar, it's a nice chill smoking room with lounge corners. In Bulldog, people can smoke in everywhere. Atmosphere in Pig is more housy and hot but also in Bulldog, I love the fireplace corner with large leather coaches. I enjoyed the Pig's atmosphere much more.. but this also depends to time and to other travelers around you met.. so this does not mean that Bulldog won't be better sometimes..Bulldog is having it's own coffeeshop which is one of the very famous in city, maybe this can be an advantage for someones..

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

27 October 2010

Liked: Central location and good facilities.

Disliked: The whole placed stank of marijuana.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: beer was good value at happy hour!

Disliked: music was a bit dodgy in lounge bar all BOOM BOOM BOOM needed a bit more chillout style

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

25 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great vibes, superb location.

Disliked: could be cleaner