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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

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6374 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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66%

Due to the smoke room and bar which I personally dislike, I hardly venture out to meet and talk to people in the common area. The music from ground floor is too loud and I can hear very clearly well past midnight

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Hi there. Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your stay.Your comments mean a lot to us as we can learn how to improve ourselves in the future. We are sorry to hear that you found the music loud past midnight. Indeed we have a closed bar which is open until 3am, but at this time the music must go down.We will ensure that we remind all of our bartenders about the music volume. We offer free earplugs to all of our guests at reception to try to help too. Safe Travels. Piggies

97%

Our stay at flying pig was great! It was the first hostel experience I have ever had. The rooms were clean and the showers were as well! The staff was friendly and very accommodating when we needed help with directions, random questions about the city or anything in between.

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Hi :) Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are happy to be your first hostel experience! We are very glad that you found the rooms and showers clean. Great that the staff were friendly and accommodating. They love their job and so love to help out with questions and directions! We very much hope to see you again one day! Happy travelling :) The Piggies

94%

Awesome hostel so many friendly people, especially the staff.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there :) Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely things about your stay! We are very happy that you met lots of friendly guests and staff whilst you were here. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future! Safe Travels The Piggies

94%

Flying Pig Downtown was AWESOME! Probably the best located hostel in Amsterdam only a few steps away from the train station and the red light district. The staff was super helpful with questions we had about anything. Our room was also pretty clean, bathroom toilet was a little tiny for space but that's the ONLY downside. Will definitely come back here again, such a great experience.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey there :) Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We are very happy to hear that you thought we were awesome and that the staff were super helpful with all your questions! Great to hear that you will definitely come back and stay with us in the future :) We look forward to it! Happy Travels The Piggies

94%

Excellent hospitality, all the staff are fantastic and helpful, more than we expected, would definitely go again and recommend it to others.

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Hi there :) Thank you so much for taking the time to comment about your stay. We are so happy to read that you found the staff fantastic and helpful! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to them...they love to hear this ;) We are glad to read that you will definitely return some day and recommend us to others :) Safe Travels The Piggies

71%

Flying Pigs Downtown is in a great location, literally a 3 min walk from Centraal Station. There's also a lot of cheap places to eat around the hostel also. The bar and smoking room are always lively and fun. Cheap drinks at the bar. However, it wasn't very clean and I found a couple of the staff members to be quite rude when my friend forgot her keycard. Apparently, you're also not allowed to bring outside friends in, not even to the lobby bar. I found that a little odd.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know a bit more about your stay. Your comments mean a lot to us as we can learn from them. We are happy to hear that you found the bar and smoking room fun and took advantage of our drinks specials. We indeed have a hotel license which means we are an over 18's hostel and only have a license for the guests staying with us. We will contact you personally to find out a little more about your experience. Safe Travels, The Piggies

80%

Very fun hostel and good to meet people. A little dirty but thats what you are to expect at a party hostel!

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Hello :) Thank you for leaving a comment on your review, we can learn a lot from your experience with us. We are happy to hear you found the hostel fun and that you were able to meet people! We very much hope that you choose to stay with us again in the future! Happy Travelling, The Piggies

89%

Staff and people are friendly and common areas are great. Was fearful of staying in the 32 bed dorm but it was better than expected.

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Hi :) Thanks for commenting on your stay with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our common areas and found that staff friendly :) We hope to see you again someday! Happy Travels The Piggies

94%

My stay at the Flying Pig was fantastic. The staff was really helpful and were always available. The smoking room was extremely cozy as well and a lot of the sites are within walking distance. Definitely recommend it!

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Hi :) Thank you for your lovelycomments! We are happy to hear you had a fantastic stay with us and found our smoking room cosy. We hope you will visit us again :) Happy Travelling The Piggies

89%

One of the pricier hostels no doubt due to its reputation. However the hostel bar wasn't nearly as loose/fun as I expected. It was VERY obvious who worked there and who didn't... As staff mingled with themselves only and rarely spoke to anyone just staying there. Smoking room was a massive convenience, especially when everywhere else closes. Helpful reception staff minus the male with the glasses who told me "I wouldn't be allowed back in if I forgot my key." Shut up idiot.

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. Your comments are valuable to us as we can learn from them for the future. We were disappointed to hear about your encounter with one of our staff members. It is most certainly not our intention to come across in this way. We will contact you personally to find out more about this. Thanks and safe travels, The Piggies

100%

Best hostel I've ever been to and best hostel in Amsterdam. Great staff, facilities, and clean. Definitely worth the money! Hope to go back soon

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

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Hi there WOW! Best hostel you have ever been to? This makes us blush ;) Thank you so much for your kind comments and taking the time to leave a review . We very much hope to see you again some day in the future! Happy Travels The Piggies

100%

The staff was very friendly and welcoming the rooms was at a good condition and maintained well the atmosphere at the hostel was buzzing

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Hi! :) Woweee! Thanks so much for your awesome review :) We love to hear such wonderful things about us. We are happy that you found the staff friendly and welcoming and you found your room in good condition and well maintained. We have cleaners working twice a day and a good maintenance team to keep on top of these things and they will be extremely happy when I pass on your comments to them :) We hope we will see you again when you next visit Amsterdam Happy Travels The Piggies

91%

Only downside is that you cant bring friends back even to the bar

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Hi there Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Indeed we have a closed bar which means we only have a license for the guests at the hostel. We are glad to hear that you didnt let this affect your stay :) We hope to see you again in the future! Happy Travels The Piggies

91%

The hostel has a great location once you are able to find it for the first time, which is a little difficult. All the staff were great and were super helpful. It's a great place to have some drinks because of the in house bar and great specials. The atmosphere is great as well but the place gets really dirty very fast when there are many people around.

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Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to write some comments on your review. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you thought our central location was great and found our staff super helpful. We are happy that you loved our bar specials! We always try to update them to make them appealing to our guests. We understand that we need to regularly clean the hostel, so we have a cleaning team working 3 times a day. We hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels. :)

86%

cool vibe, excellent location and a really good and well equipped kitchen. free breakfast was also a welcome bonus. would definitely stay here again.

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Hey there Thanks for taking you time to write such nice things about us! Great that you took advantage of our free breakfast and well equipped kitchen. We are happy to hear that you would stay here again, this means a lot to us :) We hope to see you again some day ! Happy Travels! The Piggies

100%

Pub Crawls were awesome. My friend and I got laid both nights we stayed there. Book a 4-man room and pray you get hot roomies like we did. 10/10 would bang (I mean book) again ;)

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Hi there Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy to read that you had such lovely roomies and that you will book again ;) We hope we will see you again in the future! Safe Travels The Piggies

100%

As everyone else has said, amazing hostel, we had the 32 bed room but I didn't feel like there was 32 people as it was split into 2 differing rooms, will 100% stay here again and recommend highly

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Hi :) Wow, thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments about us! We are delighted to hear that you will stay with us again and highly recommend us. This means a lot to us :) I guess we shall see you soon ;) Safe Travels The Piggie Team

100%

Atmosphere is amazing! Bar/smoke room is a great environment to meet people from all over the world. We are returning guests that hope to return again! We love the flying pig downtown!

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Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are happy to hear that you found the atmosphere amazing and met people from all over the world in our smoking room and bar. We hope to see you again soon too ;) Happy Travels, The Piggies

83%

Location was excellent! It's a good place to kick off getting to know Amsterdam. The staff were really helpful too. Tends to be a bit noisy at night though, but if you're in town for the nightlife, then Flying Pig's the right place.

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Hello there, thanks for taking the time to fill out a review. We are happy to hear that you loved our central location and our helpful staff. We hope to see you again someday! Happy Travels. The Piggies

94%

Amazing hostel in heart of Amsterdam. Close to everything, smoking room was awesome, made it easy to meet people. Staff were friendly and helpful. Amazing wifi. Double bed bunk was surprisingly spacious and had great size locker. Free breakfast was one of the best, and great kitchen facilities. Only negatives that bathroom was not on the same level (bad after a big night) and room was connected to staff quarters (a bit messy). DEFINITELY recommend staying here!

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Hello :) Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We can learn a lot from your comments :) We are happy to hear that you found our smoking room awesome and that you met some cool people there! Great that you enjoyed our breakfast and found it one of the best! We are pleased to tell you that we are in the process of installing a new toilet block on the floor you stayed on :) Next time you come and visit us hopefully its all finished ;) Happy Travelling The Piggies

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