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Flying Pig Beach Hostel Reviews

Parallel Boulevard 208, 2202H2, Noordwijk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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84%

Rating
785 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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74%

This place is NOT in Amsterdam, if you're looking for a hostel in amsterdam then go somewhere else. It is however at a pretty cool bit of coast and has a good friendly vibe and FREE BREAKFAST. I'd have liked to have stayed longer. Lots of opportunities to discuss Alex Garland!


77%

Great hostel but my one gripe would be they need more morning shuttle runs into Amsterdam. Only two and I missed my train because there wasn't another one until 12 and 18h.


94%

Great hostel with a great vibe. Getting out of Amsterdam to stay somewhere much more chilled was the best idea. Here you'll get party nights and lazy days, good company, cheap drinks, yummy breakfast and (mostly) friendly, helpful staff. Only drawbacks were the slightly cramped rooms (it's not a big hostel) and the bathroom floors that always seemed to be an inch deep in water. Other than that, I would thoroughly recommend heading out to Noordwijk and passing a few nights at the flying pig.


69%

Cool place - but nowhere near Amsterdam. For what you're paying here, it's almost cheaper to stay in a slightly-pricier place IN Amsterdam. The hour-long shuttle to and from Amsterdam is 4e each way -- that's IF you've even reserved a spot. If you haven't reserved a spot, it's about 13e via bus then train into the center. It can be a drag on time and your wallet if that's what you're trying to see. If you're trying to get a local feel of the beach, then it's great! Lovely place and cool bar.


89%

great vibes, great staff, great people. had a wonderful time


66%

It was raining the whole time i was there. But it is a 40 min shuttle ride to the town centre. It cost 4 euro but they get in quite late to amsterdam which is annoying you dont get in till 10.30 earliest. If thats fine for you, then its a good place. But you also can stay out later than 10pm. There is a train and bus for about 10 euro. But the place had a great feel and vibe. And the beach was really good. Staff were really good


51%

The whole place smells like urine, a lot of trippy guys walking around looking for a party that's not there. Overall just don't go. The shuttle service is garbage, it only takes 8 people while over 20 GUYS stay there every night. So the last shuttle leaves Amsterdam at 10:15, it's garbage. Stay in Amsterdam, not 20 miles out. To get there we paid a 100 euro cab because we didn't have a reservation for the shuttle (the phone number they gave for it didn't work) the website lied and said 40€. BAD

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The Flying Pig Beach Hostel is exactly what I was looking for, and beach-side too! The staff were amazing- very friendly, and they all seemed to enjoy being there. This hostel is great for meeting people: the staff do a great job of keeping the party atmosphere going, even if it's just them. :) Everyone was chilling HARD (lots of smoking), so if you're looking for fast-paced excitement this isn't the place for you(apart from drinking games etc) Great stay, thanks guys! :)

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at! The staff were so friendly and welcoming, it was like they're your best friends. Perfect location if you don't want to be right in the middle of the noise and chaos that is Amsterdam. Right on the beach, but still easy to get into the city. I will definitely be staying here again!

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

The beach hostel has a fun vibe. Commuting into Amsterdam on the shuttle was easy, but the last one runs at 10:00, so the Amsterdam nightlife is not really an option. I had a good time here regardless!


83%

The beach hostel is gret if you don't mid being out of the city. They have a shuttle service which is very convent but costs 4 euros. The beach town is a small cute place... Staff is amazing though. If you want the real hostel feel they have it. The only downside is the bathrooms got Pretty dirty throughout the day. They could have used to be clean more. But other than that not a bad hostel by any means!


100%

This hostel is great fun!! Its clean in a great location


60%

The double room really need the carpet gone it smells when it's hot out and the room is very stuff

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

nice staff and interesting people but this hostel is a bit far from amsterdam


74%

Good: if you're looking for a hostel that isn't hard up about smoking or drinking or noise, this is it. There's a lot of atmosphere mostly because there are as many staff as guests and they are all quite friendly. Bad: it's not in Amsterdam - but this is not a big deal because there are ways to get about. Overall it's probably the best hostel I stayed in in Amsterdam, just for the smoking room.


31%

This hostel was way more out of the way than the website offered to mention. It was such a hassle to get there by bus (that we ended up paying 10 euro for, one way) and the "shuttle service" they offer is bullshit. We wanted to go out the one night we were staying there and the shuttle wasn't even available for us. Also when I came back from going out, it looked like someone had slept in my bed, and the huge room we stayed in smelled like fart.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Loved it here! The rooms were clean, the breakfast was great, and the atmosphere downstairs was really relaxed and fun. The shuttle was also really convenient and easy to use which was really awesome. The staff were super friendly too. I wish I could have spent more time just hanging out at the hostel, but I was too busy. Would definitely stay here again.


86%

The hostel staff was incredibly helpful! Location is excellent...very close to the beach any everything you need in town.


86%

Small, but very close to the ocean, not far from amsterdam, and you get to see a lot more of the country. Would recommend to any student traveler, not really the place for families.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I thought the hostel was a little overpriced but the atmosphere is phenomenal! The location is perfect for the small beach town! Beautiful location and incredible helpful staff!


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