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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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85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location - central! friendly stuff cheap and clean ;)

Disliked: it was not possible to lock the bathroom and the toilet.

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

Ronnie Macdonald

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2014 Ronnie would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is pretty good and surprisingly the hostel is very clean!

Disliked: It is quite expensive for what it offers.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Mandy Lip

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 February 2014 Mandy would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Wifi not working good in room. Difficult to connect and easily disconnect.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really nice

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2014

Liked: Very good location and the staff were very friendly helpful.

Disliked: The lounger bar is not very social, everyone is in there groups making use of the coffee shop products. For someone by them self this was not great. The lockers in the room are tall and thing so very hard to store a bag, or find stuff.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013

Liked: Walkable distance to central station.

Disliked: The air conditioning system is rather noisy especially at night time. It is especially tough when walking with a luggage bag.

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

Donna-Marie Fry

With friends / other travellers

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

10 December 2013 Donna-Marie would recommend this property

Liked: A fantastic hostel in a great location. The rooms were big and clean and warm and comfy. The bathroom facilities were excellent. The communal areas were superb and lots of fun. The free breakfast was the best i've ever had in a hostel.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013

Liked: Location is good

Disliked: No locks for lockers! You have to buy extra, There's coffee shop next to the hostel

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Meri Murphy

Alone

Visiting friends or family

27 September 2013 Meri would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location. I stayed in the 6 woman dorm and it was a very large room with lots of natural light, good view, ensuite well layed out with toilet in separate room from shower. Room was quiet - very good sound insulation between rooms. Good breakfast. Consistently cheerful & helpful staff at reception.

Disliked: Wifi was slow.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, and breakfast are superb.

Disliked: Bathroom was stinky. That's all.

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

Meaghan Li

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Meaghan would recommend this property

Liked: I have no idea why The Bulldog doesn't have 90%+ ratings on this site. The staff and security guards are super friendly and helpful. The rooms are slightly small, but clean and secure. The bar is absolutely awesome...great vibes and a great place to meet interesting people. Charlie Sheen was there during my stay! Location is perfect.

Disliked: Pricey, but so is every other hostel in Amsterdam.

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
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and very helpful staff!

Disliked: We had someone snoring in our room but its always a risk in hostel rooms!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty much everything u could hope for in a hostel. If it had kitchen facilities it would probably be the best hostel ever!

Disliked: No kitchen facilities.

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

Ajay Sundar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2013 Ajay would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent environment, all the trappings of a full-fledged hotel but with hostel prices. Great bar/lounge on the ground floor that is open late. Great place to come back to at the end of a night out.

Disliked: Somewhat expensive relative to other hostels in the area - but also much nicer.

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

cassandra pavitt

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 July 2013 cassandra would recommend this property

Liked: Great people and atmosphere and LOCATION!!!

Disliked: Nothing - This is the truth

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, nice staff, great bar. Will for sure come back!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Cameron Harris

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Cameron would recommend this property

Liked: Very convient location, don't have to go far for a good bar and cafe. Wifi throughout the whole building is nice. Standard free breakfast, nothing special but still enjoyed it.

Disliked: If you don't like smoke I'd avoid the bar at night, it gets pretty hazy in there.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2013

Liked: Location was both good (easy to reach, in city centre) and bad (noise from the street. Free breakfast was ok, nothing fancy, but the the cutlery were a bit dirty. Bed was comfy and made no noise. Big lockers to keef stuff, but padlocks cost 5 €. Non-staying people are not let in

Disliked: Due to smoking in lounge, also the room and linen smelled lightly of smoke. Overall appearance of the dorm, shover and toilet was shabby. My experience was mostly bad because someone snored so loudly that even earplugs did not help, and I could not sleep.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's neat and clean. Generally, good atmosphere. Location is perfect.

Disliked: It can be a bit noisy at times.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All of the staff are really helpful and funny! I don't smoke and the place is centered around that but the actual atmosphere is good for anyone. All of the staff are very helpful and accommodating and really awesome. The rules they have make for a safe stay for everyone! Would definitely stay here again!

Disliked: Only thing was they gave a key to someone random that just came in and showered while we were all sleeping. I am a light sleeper and was wondering who this person was. The bathroom is a private one for those in the room so wasn't sure why they did that. We paid to have our own bathroom. It made me feel a bit concerned as to who has access to the room when we aren't here

The property's response is...

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

Dimitrios Maragkos

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

08 May 2013 Dimitrios would recommend this property

Liked: stay there and you are in the heart of Amsterdam!

Disliked: Dimitrios left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2013

Liked: Fantastic location, close to all the main sites.

Disliked: Room had not been cleaned on the day off arrival. I stayed in a 12 bed dorm so one shower and toilet is definitely not enough for 12 people. There is a bar downstairs but no common room so its extremely difficult to meet other people. No kitchen also. More of a hotel rather than hostel. Most people staying there are there for a crazy weekend of cannabis and drinking. You won't really met any fellow 'travellers'.

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