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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
6180 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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86%

I've stayed in a rooms that is just above the bar and without ear plugs its impossible to sleep, very noisy. But other than that, the hostel has a smoking room, each bed has a power outlet and night lamp, with a little metal bag drawer which can be locked. The breakfast has fruits, cereals, bread and even juice. Very good breakfast for a hostel.


60%

The hostel is well located, and the staff was really nice. But there were mouses in our bedroom, and also the "double bed" is a queen size bed, small even for one person, imagine for two!! It was not clear that it would be only one bed for 2 people, which is wrong. Also, the showers are not separated in men and women, which is pretty uncomfortable.

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and we can always learn from them. We are sorry to hear their was a mouse in your room. We past your message on to pest control and they will look into this straight away. Thank you for letting us know. We are sorry to hear the queen-size bed wasn't what you wanted to book initially. We will contact hostel world to get this changed. Again thank you for your review. Cheers

89%

The best hostel I've stayed in yet. Good price, right near all the best coffee shops and walking distance from lots of activities and museums.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it! We can always learn a lot from them. We are happy to read you enjoyed our very central location! It is great to read that we are the best hostel you stayed in! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

89%

Excellent location, good facilities, great atmosphere (the smoking room is great). My 6-bed room was big, and every bed had a light and plug. The lockers in the room are big, but very hard to use (at least mine). It does get noisy at night.


94%

Really great place super close to Amsterdam Centraal and steps from the Red Light District. My only issue is the bar plays music super loud ALL night and there's no door into the hallway to block some of the sound. I could hear it all night, which was pretty obnoxious. Otherwise, it's an amazing place to stay in Amsterdam. If you wanna party, stay here!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We are very happy to read you loved our central location but we are very sorry to hear that the music was very loud. Our bar is open till 3 in the morning, after 3 the volume has to go down. We will contact you personally to find out more. We hope to hear back from you! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in...super clean, great vibes, amazing location.

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

91%

Great place to stay! Perfect location and only a 5-10min walk to Amsterdam Central. Good security with roll out lockers under the bed. Have a full size lock though, I can't imagine a smaller lock would be able to close/lock with the large metal bars. Smoking room was a great way to meet people or just relax and plan your day. Highly recommend!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. It is so nice to read you loved your stay with us. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

The absolute best hostel I have ever stayed at, keep doing what you're doing.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate it! It is great to read you enjoyed your stay! Your messages will be passed on to our staff members :D We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Greatest Hostel i´ve stayed in. Great vibes, staff is really cool and all is really organized.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate it! It is great to read you enjoyed your stay! Your messages will be passed on to our staff members :D We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Great hostel, great staff, nice-sized lockers in dorm rooms for luggage, outlets for top bunk phone-charging is a huge plus for security sake, and free breakfast in morning is perfect. Only complaints are small: not enough seating in smoking area (though very cool smoking area regardless), & toilets on different floor than showers/beds is a nuisance.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for the very nice review. It is so great to read you loved your stay with us. Thank you for the great tips! This is definitely something we will look into. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Staying in "The Flying Pig" was my first time being in a hostel and I am so happy I made that decision! Chill atmosphere, very friendly staff with an impeccable taste in music and smoothie making skills. The kitchen is perectly equipped and has everything you need. The only this missing was a freezer. Perfectly working showers and electric plugs above your bed. The smoking room is nicely decorated and full of friendly people.Perfect location! In a nutshell, this is the place to be when in Ams.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review! We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. It is great to read that you loved your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the lack of a freezer. This is a good tip :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Awesome hostel with a friendly staff who were always willing to point you in the direction of something fun. Great location, central to everything you could need in Amsterdam.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it! We can always learn a lot from them. We are happy to read you enjoyed our very central location and we will pass your message on to our staff members! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

89%

Amazing atmosphere. The hostel efficiently provided everything a traveler could possibly need with the best attitude as well. was definitely one of my favourite hostels i have stayed in so far.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for the great review. It is so nice to read that you see us as one of your favourite hostels! We hope to see you back at the pig soon again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

86%

Excellent location. Right behind the big hotel on the corner outside of the train station. Super helpful staff and awesome breakfast (fruit, granola, juice, etc). There are lockers for 24 hours rent for 2 Euro on the first floor which is great for valuables. This is a big party hostel. There's a smoking room and a bar and it's loud. If this is not your scene, it might not be a good fit for you. The beds are plasticky, so whenever someone rolls over it's quite noisy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review and taking the time to let us know about your stay! We really appreciate this. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Best world's hostel! Best for party and relax...amazing bar with good music, deejay 3 time a week, perfect smoking room... Personal very nice and helpfull, perfect location. Best place to be in amsterdam!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Wauw! Thank you so much for t to read the nice review! We are very happy to read you loved your stay with us! We hope to see you back soon! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Stayed here only for a night but location was excellent, near to Amsterdam central, lots of coffee shops nearby, food places, etc. Good selection of choices for breakfast which is always a good thing for a hostel. Huge though, if you're travelling alone, not so easy to meet people. Rooms are alright, light and sockets with every bed which is great. Smoking room available if you're into that, and the kitchen and lounge is a nice and cosy place to chill.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy to read you enjoyed our fully equipped kitchen, the free breakfast but most of all our very central location. We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

74%

Overall a decent place to stay, especially for the great central downtown location, but still very expensive considering you get a bunk bed in a room of like 20+ other people. The showers were fine but got dirty fast since there were so many people sharing just one or two bathrooms. Not a great atmosphere for a solo traveler, but it would be a fun place for a group of friends to stay together. I found it more difficult to meet people here than at other hostels, even though it was so crowded.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and we always try to learn from them as much as possible. We are sorry to read the bathroom wasn't clean when you used it. Our cleaning team cleans the bathrooms 2 times a day, especially in our bigger dorms. We will contact you personally to find our more about your stay and how we could improve. We hope to hear back from you soon! Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

They're unarguably the best hostel in Amsterdam! The staff is super helpful. Always give the best recommendations. Buzzing with activity, this place. Well done guys!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. Best hostel in Amsterdam! This makes us very happy. We will pass your message on to our staff members as well. We hope to see you back one day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

Great location, helpful staff. A well-run hostel and a fun place to hang out!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We can always learn a lot from our reviews. We will definitely pass your message on to our staff members. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Great hostel! I loved the atmosphere and the location was great. The bar area is a lot of fun and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It was rather expensive for the quality of rooms though. I was in the 32 person dorm which I would not recommend. I was awake all night watching a mouse run across the room. Excluding that, fantastic stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. It makes us very happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our great staff members. This makes us very proud. We are very sorry to read about the mouse. We informed our pest control straight away. Thank you for mentioning this! We will contact you personally to find out more about your stay and to see how we can improve our services. We hope to see you back one day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

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