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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Great location, 1min from the red light district, in the heart of the city. stayed in a 12 bed mixed dorm and the beds was clean and the toilets was okay too. 30Euros per night with a very basic breakfast. Free wifi staff was friendly and they have a cool bar downstairs with okay prices. i just think it was...

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Tehran, Iran
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Amsterdam!!! What a Awesome city, The Bulldog Hotel! I had ridiculously amazing days and nights over there, specially meeting a great & funny group of people in the bulldog, De Wallen is the largest and best known red-light district in Amsterdam where the bulldog is, 20min walk from amsterdam centraal train station, The staff were all very friendly include receptionists...

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review :). We will be sure to let the staff know about your nice comments. Happy travels!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Hostel Bulldog is great! Staff is super friendly, location is unbeatable righ next to the main attractions like red light district. Breakfast is tasty and fresh. Beds are comfy and rooms are clean. Only one sugestion is about noise that coming from street , but hey it is hostel.....should be loud ;)

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

The best thing about us really is the great guests... and it can be a little loud on the canal sometimes, but like you say its all part of the experience! and Like we say : The Bulldog Hotel, nothing is normal, everything is comfortable. See you next time!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Its location is faultless tbh. It's right in the heart of Amsterdam next to a canal and literally opposite the Red Light district. Lots of bars, cafe's, main tourist attractions and museums are all within walking distance. It's basically a 10 minute walk from the train station. The room, (a triple private) was very clean. Fairly spacious with 3 single...

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mate, thank you for the feedback. I am really unhappy to hear that you couldnt finish that drink. it is very unusual as our guests are more than welcome to use our lounge after check out until they need to leave the city. So the next time you are here, please ask for me and there is a complimentary...

Troistorrents, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 May 2015

The location is perfect for the red light district. We hade a twin/triple room. The room was very small. Not compatible for 3 people…Room was clean and quite. The breakfast is very simple… Staff not friendly.

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Sorry to hear that you were not so happy. Please be sure to mention this to our reception or management and we could see if we had another room available. Not all the rooms are exactly the same but we do not normally receive complaints about the size. It is also unusual to hear that...

Reviewed 9 May 2015

Very nice hostel with a great free breakfast that we turned into a free packed lunch for later. Staff were amazing and helpful. Location is very central and close to the red light district and the central square

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. its our favorite thing to read about the helpful staff. Glad we could help make for an enjoyable visit to Amsterdam.

Jaipur, India
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed there alone it was killer . everything is nearby . lot of Ppl All the time . must come if u find rooms empty. I dont know y u can't find rates online . Good location Chill out staff . Coffee shop is dam amazing.

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks mate! Glad you had a good time. Come back soon.

Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Great place for tourist and non tourist great food great coffee great beer staff are fantastic good bud but now an then the deals are a bit crap. Free wifi can be full of stags on the weekend but hey ho so is all of central (pardon the pun)

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Hi , Thanks for the feedback,. Just for the record, we do not accept hen and stag parties at the Hotel. Like you say though, they are all over the place on the weekend in the red-light district. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the staff. we hope to see you again

Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed here in June 2013 (not 2014) and it was near the red light district and the dam square so the location is great! I stayed in an all girls dorm room and my room was right in front of the canal. If you want peace and quiet, I suggest you go somewhere else. There's a lot of partying...

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Wow. two years ago!. We're happy we managed to leave such an impression on you. We are always looking for ways to improve and hopefully you'll be back soon to see for yourself. Thanks for remembering us.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I stayed in a 12 bed dorm and the beds were super comfortable. The sheets were clean and spotless. Other than that, you are given a locker, a bathroom, and a shower. The facilities were a bit run-down but at least the beds looked new. The location is absolutely unbeatable. It's in the heart of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a great...

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RobertBulldog, Front Office Manager at The Bulldog Hotel, responded to this review

Super comfortable beds! you could even describe them as being like marshmallows ;). Its really great to enjoy the King's Day festivities while you were here. Being such a big event, its no surprise that people were up to all hours of the night, and in some cases, the day too. Hopefully it didn't cause too much disturbance to you....

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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  • Breakfast included
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Wake up in one of the highest rated hostels,located in the middle of one of the most visually stunning cities in the world! The Bulldog Hostel Amsterdam is loaded with that typical international and liberal atmosphere that makes Amsterdam so special... besides other things. Choose to stay in a dorm, private room or in our cool private suite whenever you come stumbling back from your Amsterdam adventure! We will make sure it will feel like your home away from home! ... more   less 

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Price Range: $50 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
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