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“Surprisingly good place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Bulldog Hotel
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

This place is actually classed as a hostel, but was very clean & comfortable. Location was great and easy to get around. Staff were pleasant and price was awesome. Only small issue was check in time was not till 3pm & after a long flight etc the wait was killer!!! Lol

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane S
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Lemonade74
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

We rented an apartment at the Bulldog which was convenient and easy to book through their website, and were very happy with the location - everything was right on our doorstep. The accommodation was quite basic with no frills which we expected but it wasnt cheap. The kitchen facilities were limited with no kettle and we couldnt get the hob to work so boiled water using the microwave! And there was no television - apparently this had been taken away for repair and would not be reinstalled until after our stay. Wifi access was very patchy and erratic.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lemonade74
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

This hostel was for the most part great!! Very clean, public transport, restaurant, shopping, clubs, red light district moments away!! Very friendly people...helpful...but be warned, if you don't smoke weed (I don't) you will get second hand high from the ground floor lounge. Smoke everywhere, but hey, it's Amsterdam right?

The only thing I didn't like was that there was no proper area to "just chill." Lounge area to hang out was a full on bar/restaurant so it felt weird hanging out in your downtime if you weren't planning on getting something at that time. Overall great!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank freespirit20
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

myself and a couple of mates booked a triple room with private bathroom. It was ok, clean and tidy. Security seems pretty good, if you're not staying at the hostel then access isn't possible.
I would consider staying at the bulldog again, however only if the price was considerably less than a half decent hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Bulldog Hotel the first week of July. As I have never stayed in a hostel before, I was quite nervous about doing this, especially as it is in the centre of the Red Light District. However, my expectations were greatly exceeded. We booked a private room with a double bed and a bathroom, and it was definitely worth the extra money! The beds were really comfortable, the rooms were really clean, there was free (and fast!) working wi-fi and the TV had lots of channels.
The only downside to the stay was the check in time. Our flight landed at 7am, and coming from Australia, it was a 24 hour flight. We weren't allowed into our rooms until 3pm, so we had to walk around Amsterdam for 8 hours! However, the staff were friendly enough and were always willing to suggest things to do!
The location was extremely good. It was a 3 minute walk to Dam square, 5-10 minute walk to Centraal Station, and in the centre of the Red Light District. I always felt safe due to the amount of people in the area, and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be.
Definitely my favourite place in Europe so far!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nicole H
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Walsall
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

This place was great. Central location. Beds clean and comfortable. Excellent friendly staff. Great food and even greater bar with very good food which was served very late into the night. Stayed for three nights while seeing Pearll Jam at the Ziggo Dome. Would I go again....definitely.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WalsallPumpkin2
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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012 via mobile

Disappointing stay at the hotel,moved to a house boat staff could not care less room poor view of a brick wall and not clean !!! Shame

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andrew d
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Additional Information about The Bulldog Hotel

Property: The Bulldog Hotel
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220, 1012 GJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 226 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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