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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
5490 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

The Flying Pig was such a fun hostel... from the decor to the staff. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. It was very clean and I had no complaints!

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

It was a pleasant stay in the hostel, it is in a really good location, 2 blocks from Amsterdam Centraal Station and close to all the places you would like to visit during your stay in Amsterdam. Room was fine, receptionist guys were nice, bar is really cool, if I have to complain about something is that rooms do not have wi fi. However, I would recommend this hostel.


100%

This place is amazing, the staff was great from the second I arrived and made it easy to get settled even though the place was incredibly crowded. The guests were all really great, traveling alone I was able to find people to hang out with every night. The breakfast is basic but it works, and having the bar downstairs is a bonus that was really nice. The weekends do get expensive but that is to be expected.


89%

the hostel is great and the bar and smoking room had an excellent atmosphere.also great location and within walking distance of all the major attractions, as a solo traveller I met so many new friends here I will defo be back in the near future.if you are staying in amsterdam stay here awesome place.


89%

Very good hostel. fantastic location!


89%

very central location close to everything you could want. Rooms were nice enough and the bar was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. A party hostel for sure, which was good, apart form people sleeping in the rooms at all hours. Would recommend if staying in Amsterdam as it really gives you a good feel for the city.


97%

Booked Flying Pig Downtown on a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. Excellent location and lovely hostel. Free breakfast was a nice bonus!

  • 11th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

A great hostel that is so close to heart of the city. The staff were great, the hostel itself was clean and comfortable, the only drudge I had was with a broken shower that kept pouring with water when trying to sleep (room 107) but that was the only issue. Would defo stay here again.


91%

Location is perfect, the showers were super clean and had hot water all day, and the bar was always very populated. This was probably the most welcoming and fun hostel I stayed in during my 6-city trip. The rooms themselves were not always the cleanest, but I believe that is the fault of the other travelers (who also made it a little hard to sleep, but I knew this was a "party hostel" so I expected that. The breakfast was really good, too.


83%

The staff at the Flying Pig was awesome and we had a great time! The people who've decided to stay there are open-minded and cheerful, so it's easy to get to know people. Plus, no one minded that we listened to loud Finnish music in the corridor during the night since people in our room were sleeping and we couldn't do it over there ;) (instead, some dudes joined us). The rooms were pretty average.

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


100%

This is the place you want to go if you want to party, just the establishment by itself have a very nice ambiance and a great chill room, a smoking room too, you meet a lot people. Also if you want to save money on food there is a very nice kitchen.


66%

In honor to the truth, it has an amazing kitchen where you'll find everything . The bar is nice & cheap. Facilities such as bunk beds, showers and toilettes are cleaned often, no regrets there. But, there are mice (yes! plural of mouse) which I pointed to a staff member, he just smiled and said he was sorry! Also not all the staff is friendly, a girl in the frontdesk got bitter because I used a laptop more than 30 min, all sour-faced asked me if I 't read the 30 min sign, obviously I didn't.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you've seen some mice, we take this problem very serious. Amsterdam has very old buildings and we try to keep it mice free at all cost. We will have pest control look into this straight away and avoid further problems. To find out more about your room and experience, we will contact you personally by email. Hopefully you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam. Safe travels

100%

This is a great hostel. Easy to find, lovely staff, close to everything. Good free breakfast, good showers, the water was always hot, cheap drinks at the bar and really comfy coaches in the smoking room :)


89%

This was a good hostel, good location if you want to be near Dam Square. I'd recommend for solo or groups. Easy atmosphere.


86%

Hostel was located walking distance from central station, close to coffee shops and the RLD. Good atmosphere near the main bar, people are I like zombies in the smoke room but overall a great stay with awesome staff. Would stay again!

  • 3rd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great location, room was a bit small but facilities were decent. Good idea to have a smoking room, but it didn't seem like the atmosphere in the hostel/bar was that lively, may have just been around the time we went. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Overall a decent stay :)


94%

Excellent hostel, near the main train station and most of the main attractions. The bar downstairs is a great place to start or finish the night. Great breakfast included. Make sure you book a room with ensuite bathroom, there is only one shower and one toilet on each floor for the rooms without bathrooms, and some other toilets on the ground floor.


89%

The people who work there are very helpful, good staff. Good location. I definitely recommend it.


97%

Really great adorable and friendly staff, cool chill out atmosphere, totally gonna go back.

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macau
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

It's a communal party hostel, so a few things are broken here and there but that's the charm. Use the pay lockers! They are more secure than the ones in the room. Staff was exceptional, best out of over 150 hostels I've stayed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for the great review. It is amazing to read that we are the best out of the 150 hostels you stayed at :D We will contract you personally by email to see what was broken so we can get our maintenance staff looking into it straight away. We hope to hear back from you and see you back at the Pig some day. Happy travels!

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