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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
5721 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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94%

Amazing staff, amazing location, amazing atmosphere!


86%

The bar had a DJ playing popular songs one night and it was a great place to meet people. The hostel is in a great location. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the hostel was kept quite clean. It would be better if there were more showers and toilets on each floor.


100%

One of my favourite hostels EVER. If you're traveling to Amsterdam STAY HERE. Perfect location, really friendly staff (shoutout to my girl ninja) and such a cool atmosphere with the bar and smoking room. I think I spent more time inside the hostel than I did outside in the city. It was so chilled out and fun (great music too). Facilities all fine. I highly recommend this one!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for your amazing review! You nearly make us blush;) We will definitely pass your message on to Pinja and our other staff members. Hope to see you back some day and happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

Great hostel, great bar and great smoking room. One knock against them is that you can't invite friends to the bar, so make sure you all plan to meet up somewhere else before going out. Also the rooms are extremely hot in summer, the pillows are a bit lacking and the beds are hard. Overall good aside from the beds.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message and tell us about your stay. It is great to read that you gave us these high ratings! Indeed, we have a closed hostel bar . This means that only people that stay with us can have a drink at our bar. We know that loads of guests would love to meet up with their friends at our bar but unfortunately the Dutch law doesn't allow us to let any one else in. Sorry for the inconvenience. Safe travels and we hope to see you back.

100%

Flying Pig is a very nice hostel. I was with a booking of 4 people in the 32 per room and we didn't know our beds were double bunk beds to share. They were nice beds with shelves. There's lockers for each bed with others to rent. All luggage size. The hostel has many visible staff working/cleaning/helping=great! If you want a quiet, pristine experience don't stay in this part of town. Just because of where it is, you'll probably get some rowdy roommates and partygoers nightly. Bar in hostel so..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice message and these high ratings. It really makes us happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Also great to read you enjoyed your stay in one of our queen-size beds. Sharing a big bed with one of your friends is cheaper than 2 single beds, so great idea for couples and travelers with a tight budget :D Have a great trip and we hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

57%

We stayed in the basement of the hostel so it was quite dark and dingy. Our expectations weren't high since it is a hostel but we were expecting the atmosphere to be a lot more fun based on the reviews. The hostel does not organize any social events and just gave us a flyer for a pub crawl which we don't highly recommend (it was ok). I also found the facilities to be quite unclean. Was quite disappointed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review.We really appreciate your opinion and we try to learn from them as much as possible. We are sorry to read we disappointing you.There might have been a miss communication. Every Tuesday , Thursday and Sunday we have a DJ playing. Our reception might have forgotten to let you know about the bar activities. We will contact you personally to find out more about your experience. We hope to hear back from you soon. Cheers,The Flying Pig

86%

Awesome place, awesome people and staff. Really chilled out, friendly vibe. Only minus was the incredibly hot rooms, with no air con, only one fan and (in my room) no windows. Totally recommended though!

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

My sister and I stayed in the 32 person room and it was awesome! We were a little bit worried that it would be cramped and crowded, but every bed had its own lockers, lights, and plug. The only issue we had was on the last night when a bunch of 18 yr olds had a party in our room at 2 am. But that's more about the travelers respect for other travelers!

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel was really fun - staff were lovely and we met some nice people. The showers were really far away though which was a bit annoying but they were very clean. Walking distance pretty much everywhere in Amsterdam - close to many restaurants etc. We had a great time here :)


89%

Great staff, located in a commercial area but near the red light district and other sites. Good common areas and bar, so you can interact with other people.


89%

great atmosphere and awesome location. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Another than the bathroom flooding and the shower turning off every 25seconds was very good

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message and to give us these high ratings. We're sorry to hear that the shower went of every 25 seconds and that the bathroom was flooding. We checked out your reservation and room number and our maintenance team is on it. Thank you so much for letting us know. We hope to see you back some time and happy travels :D Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

This hostel is in such a great place and we had an awesome time staying there! The bar is fantastic too with great deals. It was really hot during our stay and with 16 people in a dorm our room was unbearably hot, but I understand that those temperatures were unusual. An extra fan or two would have been great.. All in all a great hostel though!


86%

The double beds were extremely comfy, and we ended up making friends with most of our roommates. Going upstairs from the basement to use the washroom was really the only downside. We didn't stay inside the hostel very much but they did serve a great FREE breakfast!


91%

THIS WAS MY 3RD STAY AT THE PIG AND AS ALWAYS WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. THE STAFF IS ALWAYS FUN AS THEY ARE MOSTLY BACKPACKERS AT VARIOUS STAGES OF TRAVEL. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GREAT TO TALK TO (SMOKE WITH) AND PLAY A GAME OF CHESS WITH. GREAT TRIP AND LOCATION. WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN AMSTERDAM BAR NONE.

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel had a cool lobby area with a pool table/bar/smoking room. Good location, helpful staff. Average free breakfast. BUT had an awful room. We were sharing a double bed in a bunk bed, plus two other single bunk beds. I would not recommend that try and get a better room it was jammed and ruined our desire to come back and hang out.


80%

Okay hostel, not as good as the hype, no communial area other then smoking room.


91%

Amazing hostel with a perfect location very close to central station. Awesome atmosphere and staff!


69%

Change pillows occasionly - they smell.

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice place to stay at really at the Centre of Amsterdam ......


83%

Great location. Breakfast was really poor!! Didn't live up to what had been advertised! Atmosphere was good but bar was really expensive!


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