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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
6058 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

Highly recommend staying here! Great atmosphere, walking distance from the train station (Centraal), and great facilities. Easy place to meet other travelers!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for this amazing review! It is great to read you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

The hostel staff were all very friendly and helpful. This is one of the largest hostels I've ever been to. They have everything from a full bar to laptop rentals. The rooms are clean and secure. The location was prime and a short 5 minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Train Station.

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

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and to let us know about your stay. It is really nice to read that you've enjoyed your stay with us and the staff was friendly and helpful. This makes us very happy. We will pass your message on to all our staff members. We hope to see you back some day. Happy travels! The Flying Piggies

80%

Good for a short term stay and if you're looking to meet new people, located close to train station and red light district but not many other sights. Bar had good atmosphere, with pool table and separate smoking room. However, there was only one toilet for each floor for those not in ensuite dorms. Bar music can be heard in rooms at night, but ours was above it on level 1 so may be just that dorm.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your nice review. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us. We indeed have mainly rooms with bathrooms (toilets) in the room. On every floor we have a extra toilet and shower on each floor, we even have several toilets on the ground floor :D We hope to see you back at the Pig soon again. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

Nice place very good for meeting people and centrally located definitely would stay again.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

There's a reason that this hostel is one of the best in the world! Chill atmosphere, great places inside the hostel to hang out and meet people (including an indoor smoking room, pool table, living room with TV), not to mention it's a 2 minute walk from Centraal Station so it's really easy to find and is close to everything. Definitely recommended!

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Wauw! Best hostel in the world. Thank you so much for this amazing review. It makes us so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Pig soon! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

I had never slept in such a nice hostel bed until now! Staff was friendly and helpful. You know they are nice when you chatted to them about something and they remember that the next day (even after the NYE party!) Gr8 to have light & socket by each bed, breakfast very good, location excellent. Will stay again!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is so great to read you have enjoyed your stay with us :D We hope to see you soon again! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

Great location and nice staff!


91%

Spent Christmas here, made to feel very welcome by the staff and a friendly atmosphere made it easy to meet people in the bar and smoking room

  • 24th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your nice review. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us and was able to celebrate xmas with us. We will pass your message on the our staff members and we hope to see you back at the Pig soon again. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

71%

breakfast could be better :)


89%

I've spent there my Christmas Eve and have to admit that atmosfere was terrific!!!))) As for disadvantages, there are not enough places in a breakfast room


83%

The Flying Pig is perfectly located. The beds are comfortable with power sockets and a reading light. The front bar is great - despite being a bit expensive - and the downstairs chill-out area is awesome for taking a break and getting away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. They also have great kitchen facilities, where you can make your own meals. Overall, we enjoyed our time at the Flying Pig, however, some of the staff are a bit cliquey and came across quite abrupt and rude.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We really appreciate to hear our travelers opinions and to learn from them. We are so sorry to hear some of the staff members were a bit cliquey. We find it very important that all our guest feel welcomed by our staff. We will contact you to find our more. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

86%

The hostel is pretty cool, the breakfast is awesome, and the location is ok, so i'd definitely go back here.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon at the Pig. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

This was our second time staying here and we didn't regret coming back! If you're looking to party with young fun people in Amsterdam, look no further!


91%

I couldn't imagine a cooler place to stay. They have an on-site bar (with pool table) and smoking room. The showers in the basement were brilliant. The location is unbeatable - close to the centraal station, close to shopping, close to the red light district, good food nearby (I recommend Nam Kee in China town, mmm). This was a really cool place that attracts really cool people, and there are tons of opportunities to socialise.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice and extended review. Really great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

The location of the hostel was perfect, you're close to everything! I found some staff to be a bit rude but most were lovely.

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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a message next to your review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very sorry to hear some of the staff members were rude to you. To found out more, we will contact you personally and see what exactly happened. We hope to hear back from you soon. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

Was a fantastic stay. Very friendly and great bar downstairs. Pool table and a great smoking room. Only problem are the wrongs are small but again great value for money.


80%

Stayed here before, it's a really in and out place but it's set up really well and it's exactly what you need in this city. Not the cleanest place but the staff are good at their job and the place was a good atmosphere. Thanks!! Always recommend

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and it is really nice to read that you returned to the pig again :D But of course even better to read that you would recommend us to other people as well. We hope to see you back at the Pig for a third stay. Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

What a Hostel , no words , just süper , atmosphere is great , rooms ,showers and toilets are clean , staff is friendly., I am running a hostel in Istanbul but Flying Pig is the best as I experienced, Mr paprika will be back , Thanks to all of you :)

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Wauw thank you so much for the amazing review. It is really nice to hear from another hostel owner that you enjoyed your stay with us. We definitely hope to see you back at the Pig soon. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Location and atmosphere are definitely remarkable. Breakfast was also nice, with more variety than your average hostel. The rooms look clean but I feel like the dark carpet conceals the dirt a little. The bunk beds are slightly noisy and that can be annoying for light sleepers. There's an elevator in the building but to get there you have to go through a small staircase with your bags. Also, the hostel street is pedestrian so the only way to get there is by foot. Therefore, pack lightly.


97%

Couldn't have had a better hostel. Staff and travelers at this hostel are great!

  • 17th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the amazing review. Really nice to read you enjoyed your stay with us :D We hope to see you back at the Pig soon again. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

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