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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
5691 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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91%

A bit pricey but it's Amsterdam. It was worth it for the location and atmosphere. The bar and smoking room are always happening and it makes it really easy to meet people when you're traveling solo. It's so lively you really don't even have to go out to have a good time. The staff are great too. The one thing that sucks is the wifi barely works and it didn't work at all in the rooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to fill this out. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. It is so nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us. The WiFi used to work just in the common areas. We were in the process of getting it working throughout the entire building. We are really sorry for the inconvenience. The good news is that it is all fixed and works in every room. We hope to see you back some day. Happy travels

91%

Perfect Amsterdam hostel! Great atmosphere in the lobby, cheap drinks and a very comfortable smoking room. The staff is very accommodating. Wifi is spotty in the rooms, but it was not too much of an inconvenience. I think they were working on it when we were there as well. Overall, we were very happy!


100%

Great hostel! Each bed, top or bottom, has a light and outlet to charge your devices. The ratio of restrooms to guests is amazing and you don't usually have to wait to use the facilities. The location is in the heart of Amsterdam and makes seeing the sites very easy. Strongly recommend this hostel, if not their other location in the city.


66%

Tiny and very few toilets. Only 2 shower rooms available. Wifi broken down for a few times. Very slow connection at room. Basic breakfast with cereals and bread. Both toasters made the toasts way too burnt. Ground floor is filled with people and party music starting from late afternoon. Close to the train station, restaurants and shops.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message. We always learn a lot from them. Most of our rooms are ensuite, there are extra showers and toilets on each floor and a big shower room in the basement. We are sorry to hear this was not communicated to you upon check-in. The good news is that our WiFi is working at full speed throughout the entire building again. We hope to see you back some day. Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig

89%

Perfect location to get straight into the heart of what amsterdam is all about, incredibly easy to meet and make new friends as well with the way the hostel is set out. A bit pricey for facilities provides compared to other hostels, but if money isn't an issue, this is the place to be!


100%

I've been on a month long trip and this has easily been the best hostel. Meeting people is so easy, the bar gets so wild. Partying with the people you meet in this city is insane.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice message! It is great to hear that enjoyed your stay with us :D Enjoy your travels and do drop by again some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

Great time with a relaxed vibe


100%

This place is unreal. Right near everything, great facilities, lots to do, and the staff are amazing. Got there and was smoking and drinking with a group for about half an hour before I realized they all worked there. Genuinely awesome people who like to have a good time and make your time here that much better. Stay here if you can!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to fill this out. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. It is amazing to read your nice message and to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass your message to all our staff members as well. Hope to see you back some day! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig

100%

SICK HOSTEL!! Smoking room - says it all. The bar is always alive. The staff is amazing! I lost my phone in the smoking room and I retrieved it from the staff in the morning. Also very helpful in assisting one with things to do during the day. I was skeptical about the 32 bed room, but all the occupants were very laid back and each group of 6 beds were kind of in their own area, so it did not feel like a 32-bed room. Book early, as this tends to get filled fast. I will def be back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice review. Also great to read that the reception was able to reunite you with your mobile phone again. This makes us very happy! We will pass your nice message on to our staff member and we hope to see you soon again! Happy travels! Cheers, The reception Piggies

91%

Awesome stay here, it's the perfect base of operations for wild day trips in the famous city!


71%

The room we stayed in was over looking the smoking area so the room never fully seemed clean to me. The staff were really helpful and told us some good places to go.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We really appreciate your opinion and would love to learn more about your stay. We will contact you personally to find out more. Hope to hear from you soon. Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig

63%

Nice facility. I like the locker downstairs and the breakfast is awesome. The place is too partying for me though. But that might be true for all the downtown hostels.... Wifi is only in the common area but not in my room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a rating on Hostelworld. We can learn a lot from these reviews and try to keep improving the hostel. The parties can be indeed be a bit wild from time to time ;) We are sorry to read the Wifi wasn't working properly. At the moment we are trying to get the Wifi to work throughout the entire building, so if you ever return to the Pig, we promise you Wifi in the room as well;) We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig

100%

Best Hostel of all time!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wauw! What an amazing review:D so great to read you enjoyed your stay! Happy travels and we hope to see you back some day!

80%

A fun place to stay, but only for a night or two. More of a party scene than a sleep scene :)


71%

Our room was extremely hot, and our bathrooms plumbing was messed up so it smelt very bad. Staff was fantastic though , and the atmosphere was very chill. Good location as well. The only bad thing was our room, but it was very very bad.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We are sorry to read that there were some problems with the bathroom. We checked the room number and our maintenance team is looking into it straight away. Clean rooms have a high priority so we are very sorry to hear this wasn't the case. We will contact you by email to learn more about your experience. Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers, The Flying Pig

97%

A great place to stay and meet people!

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

What not to love about this hostel? It has everything you need! Great location, staff, people and awesome vibe! Not to mention the free breakfast was amazing!! Highly recommended hostel. Worth every penny.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. It is great to read you loved our hostel and enjoyed the free breakfast :D We hope to see you back one day. Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig

97%

Stay here if you can afford it. Well worth the cost.

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. It is great to read you loved our hostel :D We hope to see you back some day! Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig

77%

This place is huge which makes it less personable and not as sociable as you'd think. Honestly, consider staying in a smaller hostel in Amsterdam, you'll find it to be much more rewarding.


100%

I absolutely adored my stay here. The staff were amazing and I was able every day to be able to extend my stay even though the Pig may have appeared full, they were always able to accomodate me. The chill-out room was simply out of this world relaxing and I met an incredible number of interesting people here. I shall return one day. I admit to being surprised at how clean everywhere was too. Hats off to Hayden, Stella and everyone who was similarly affable and fun and extraordinarily helpful.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Wow! So many nice compliments! Thank you so much for these amazing rating. We always keep beds available to sell every morning to people who decide to stay a little bit longer. This way you can always extend your stay. We will pass your message on to Hayden, Stella and all our other staff members :D Safe travels and we hope to see you back one day! Cheers, The Flying Pig

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