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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
6332 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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100%

Great hostel. Close to central station and not a far walk to the Jordaan area. The smoking room is tight. Best place to stay in Amsterdam for sure

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Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so happy to hear that you thought we are a great hostel and that you enjoyed how central our location is :) Thanks for saying that we are the best place to stay in Amsterdam! This makes us very happy :) We hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels. The Piggies

86%

Great hostel awesome location friendly staff.... Very big. Nice common area... Smoking room was so cool and chill... Loved my stay but for some reason my friends and I had to share a bed? There were four of us and none of us are dating so while it wasn't awkward bc we knew each other, it was a surprise. I didnt want to pay 37 euros a night to share a double bed even with a friend... Try and keep that for couples maybe ?

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write some comments on your review. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our common areas to chill in :) We saw that you booked a Queensized bed, which means 2 people in 1 double bed with 2 duvets and 2 pillows. We offer this as an option for friends or couples who like to save a bit of money whilst travelling. Safe travels and we hope to see you again some day! Cheers, The Piggies

74%

Essentially a weed-hostel but hey, you're in Amsterdam so what else can you expect... It did have a fun here though!

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Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on your review. We really appreciate you feeding back to us about your stay. We are very happy to hear that you had fun with us! Indeed we do have a 24 hour smoking room and also a non smoking bar and chill out room if smoking isn't your thing :) We hope to see you again on your future travels :) Safe Travels The Piggies

100%

The Flying Pig is the best - stay here, you won't regret it. The facilities are clean and spacious. The bar and smoking room is a great area to meet people. It is in a really convenient location close to the train station. The breakfast in the morning is standard continental. The staff are really friendly. If you are looking for a chilled out weekend in Amsterdam it is a good place to be (I wouldn't describe it as a party hostel, maybe look at St Christophers if that is what you are interested)

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Hi there :) Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you found the facilities clean and spacious and that you were able to meet other travellers in the smoking room and bar areas. We hope that you will visit us again next time you are in Amsterdam! Happy Travels The Piggies

94%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in. People are great and the atmosphere is amazing. Every night the bar and smoking room is packed with friendly people all wanting to talk and share stories.

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Hi! Best hostel you have ever stayed in?! Wow we like that title ;) We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and met lots of friendly travellers in our smoking room and bar. We hope to see you again in the future! Happy Travels The Piggies

91%

The Flying Pig was a great first stop! The location was prime and close to the station which was handy and the staff are super helpful, kind and accommodating as well :) Everything was well kept with a thorough cleaning of everywhere daily! Rooms were a decent size as was bedding and you had pretty much all facilities one could need including a filling breakfast :) All in all was a great hostel and would stay again/recommend!

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Hello! Thank you so much for the amazing review. It is so great to read that you loved your stay with us. We hope to see you back some day :D Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

97%

Fantastic stay. Location was perfect. Staff and facilities were excellent. Would highly recommend. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We really appreciate this! It is great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

Great atmosphere in the bar/smoking area. Decent drink specials. I was travelling alone and met so many people at this hostel. Good location as the centraal station and major attractions are all within walking distance. Could get a little noisy at night. Overall good experience I would go back.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the review. It is great to read you met so many nice people while staying with us. This makes us very happy! We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

Was an awesome time, but my key card stopped working a lot and I kept having to go back to the receptions desk to reset it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review and thank you for mentioning about the key card. They are indeed super sensitive. Going into a shop where they have security gates can al ready deactivate them. We are in the process of changing key cards at the moment. We are really happy to read you still loved your stay with us! We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

Great time, excellent staff and facilities. Lots of fun :-)

  • 26th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi! :) Thanks so much for leaving this lovely review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time staying with us and that you enjoyed the staff and the facilities! We are glad you had lots of fun here and hope that you will return in the future to visit us! Happy Travelling :) The Piggies

89%

By far one of the best hostels i have ever stayed in. Awesome vibes, the staff members are really cool and super helpful. Rooms were big and clean. Nice place to come back to after a long day of traveling/ sightseeing/ getting stoned.

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Hi! Wow, thanks so much for leaving such an amazing review about your stay with us! We are thrilled that you said we are by far one of the best hostels you have ever stayed in! This makes us very happy :) I will be sure to tell the staff members that you thought they were cool, they willlove to hear this ;) We hope that you will come back and stay with us soon! Happy Travelling! The Piggies

97%

This was my fourth time in the Flying pig hostel and it will not be the last. Again everything went smoothly with the booking, staff were 100%, the atmosphere perfect and above all location couldn't be better. I would live here if I could ;) Thanks again for making our stay perfect.

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Hello! Thank you so much for staying with us again. It is so great to read you love your stay with us over and over again. We hope to keep seeing you back soon again! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

A great stay! Good location, yummy breakfast and excellent services as they even provides free ear plugs!!

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Hello! Thank you so much for the nice review and for letting us know you loved our extended breakfast and the free earplugs. That is great to read! We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

The location is great. I enjoyed staying in the smoking room where you can meet many people. The thing that I didn't like the safe boxes under the beds where they are not safe and mine wasn't easy to pull out. Also the hostel is overpriced during the weekend. when I checked out the staff asked me if I can donate the deposite of the key to charity or I will want it back which I didn't like how it sounded. they could easily put a charity box next to the counter. Everything else was good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there. Thanks so much for taking time to fill out a review about your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you liked our central location and met some new friends. We have lockers under every bed as well as a free safe at the reception desk for your valuables. We have found out which bed you stayed in and will make sure maintenance check the locker straight away. We support Team Margot which is a charity for stem cell research, please feel free to have a look on their website. Cheers!

74%

The breakfast and the showers were very good, and excellent location! There were no bathrooms close to the room, slightly inconvenient for middle of the night. The lockers under the bed could be fixed or replaced - the wires were poking out and they did not roll well. Overall would recommend during the week though I think the prices jump quite a bit the weekends...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We are happy to read you loved our very central location. We will make sure our maintenance team will fix the locker straight away. Thank you for letting us know. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

Great place! Everyone was so friendly (staff and guests alike) and it was a great atmosphere. It was always fun hanging out by the bar and talking to other guests. Rooms were clean and had locker storage under the bed, which was perfect. Great location and knowledgeable staff!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for your review and for the amazing nice words! It is nice to read you loved our location and the staff. We will definitely make sure the staff will read your message as well. We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

It was a great! The Flying Pig is the best hostel in Amsterdam!

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Hi there, Thank you for your review and for the amazing nice words! We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

Great hostel for meeting people especially at the bar and smoking area. Very clean and well kept rooms and common areas and the free breakfast is a bonus! Staff are few and far in between especially at the front counter, there is only one person ever working there so waiting in line for a while is quite common.

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Hi! Thank you for your review and letting us know about your stay! It is so nice to read that you loved our bar and smoking area. We are sorry to read that you had to wait in line at our front desk. We have 2 receptionists all day so we will look in to this matter straight away. Thank you for mentioning this. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

I really loved this place, The staff was really nice and really seemed to love working there. Breakfast was good, differentk bread for toast (and available all day) and this was the first hostel I have ever seen with soy milk!!! The smoking room is really laid back with tons of pillows, great for smoking or just chilling with your laptop. Theres a tour everyday which i found out on my last day that comes to get you at the hostel. Pool Table, foosball, great TV and huge kitchen, clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you for your review and for the amazing nice words! It is so nice to read that you loved our extended breakfast. We started our own travel agency within the hostel recently so we hope to see you back some day so we can take you on a tour ;) Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

Great location! The bar downstairs is always fun!

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Hello, Thank you for your review and for the amazing nice words! We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

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