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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

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6854 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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89%

Very clean and great rooms, toilets and showers. Staff are amazing and fun! Only thing is I didn't think it was the best for meeting other travellers as if you don't smoke there is only a bar area with stools. Great place to stay though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thanks a lot for your kind words! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff! We understand that smoking helps in meeting other people in our hostel, but we'd also hope that everyone would find it just as easy in our common areas to meet fellow travelers. We will consider some options to cater for this even more. Thanks for your feedback! - The Piggies

100%

Such a good place and such a good vibe.

  • 17th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks a lot for your very positive review! We're happy that you loved our hostel, and hope to see you again next time you're around! - The Pigs

91%

After giving them a really good review on their own website they wrote me back to ask more specific questions, which is fine and I was happy to answer them. But then they argued with me about my opinion! Great place to stay but annoying conversation to have after. Staff was still great though.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you very much for your review and for your feedback. We are sorry for the misunderstanding, as we never meant to question your opinion. Your opinion is very important to us, and that's why we merely meant to ask for more information. We sincerely apologize for giving you the wrong idea. Thanks again for your comments! - The Piggies

83%

As a solo traveler I found it so easy to meet people here - great atmosphere and friendly staff! The free breakfast is fantastic and the location is perfect. The mattress was quite uncomfortable and the ensuite seemed a bit dirty and outdated compared to the newer hostels I've stayed in but these aspects weren't dealbreakers. I'd definitely stay again. Absolutely loved my time here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you very much for the compliments and for making us aware of some things we can do to improve. We will assess the situation in the bed you stayed in, and see if perhaps your mattress is up for replacement. We will also try to improve our level of cleanliness. It's great that you loved your time here overall, and hope to be even better for your next visit! - The Piggies

100%

The best hostel I have ever stay in.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Wow, thank you so much for the huge compliment! We hope to accommodate you again next time you're in Amsterdam! - The Pigs

74%

We left a bag with candies and a 50 euros book on an open furniture inside our queen size bed(yes,they have in a shared room) but when I came back from a wak the bag was gone. The hostel staff try to find it but they couldn't, so they give me a coffee for the bothering. I loose a 50 euros new book.... Be careful where you leave your things... Use always the lockers.

  • 15th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for staying with us, and for your feedback! Although most travelers can be trusted, we do recommend that every locks up their belongings in the lockers under the bed, for which you need a padlock. We are very sorry for this very unfortunate situation, and sincerely hope that you had a good stay with us other than that. Safe travels! - The Piggies

89%

A party hostel, go here for a good time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Thank you very much for your positive review! We're pleased to read that you enjoyed the party atmosphere in our hostel, and appreciate your recommendation. We hope to see you again some day! - The Piggy family

89%

Great Hostel in Central Location

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving some comments about your stay with us. We are happy that you found us a great hostel ! We hope that you will visit us again some day! Cheers, The Piglets

49%

The staff done the deep cleaning at 9pm at night, when I was already sleeping in the room. Me and others almost got poisoned because of the smell of bleach. The smell didn't gone anywhere for almost a day. Because the cleaning guy use the whole bottle of bleach (which is too much for a small bathroom) for cleaning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Thank you very much for your constructive criticism. In order to make sure that our bathrooms are always reasonably clean, we do these deep cleans regularly. We understand that perhaps the use of bleech was a bit excessive in this occasion, and we apologize for that. We offered you to sleep in a different room for the night, which you accepted, so we hope you appreciated that, and that it hasn't affected your stay too much. Apologies again. Safe travels! The Pigs

91%

Very good hostel, the location couldn't be better! The staff was very helpful and it seemed they all enjoyed working there. The breakfast was a nice surprise.They coffee, cappuccino, milk, tea, fruit juices. Definitely not the average hostel breakfast. Bathroom was clean and spacious enough, the installations in general made the place very cozy. The bedroom was spacious, linens clean, comfy bed. The door however it was very heavy and always made a huge thud that makes sleeping impossible.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave some comments about your stay with us. Your experiences can help us improve for the future! We are very happy that you found our free breakfast a nice surprise and the room spacious, clean and comfy! Thank you for mentioning the door in the room in which you stayed, We will have our maintenance team take a look at this as soon as possible :) Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Take care and happy travels! The Piglets

100%

Very welcoming, great atmosphere, great beds, all round great hostel! Breakfast included too!! Definitely staying here next time.

  • 10th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you so much for such an awesome review about your stay with us! We are pleased that you found us welcoming with a great atmosphere! We cant wait to see you next time! Cheers and happy travels! The Piglets

100%

Had the best stay, myself and my friend stayed for 3 nights. It was our first time staying in a hostel and we are 100% coming back to stay again.The staff were so helpful and nice, they went out of there way to help with any problems we had.The atmosphere was second to none, such great chilled vibes. We spent most our time in the smoking room making friends with fellow travellers who were often singing and jamming on guitars. Honestly couldn't talk more highly of the flying pig downtown :) 10/10

  • 9th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely review! :) We are so pleased to hear that you and your friend had the best stay with is! Great that it was your first time in a hostel and you are 100% coming to visit us again! We are so happy to hear that the staff were on hand to help you out and you spent hours chillin with the musician travellers in the smoking room! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers and happy travels! The Piggies

100%

One of the best hostels I have been to. In a great location, close to the Central train station and within walking distance to everywhere within Amsterdam. Clean rooms, bathroom within the (shared) room, good storage space under beds. The staff were friendly, bar/lounge was busyand easy to meet people. There's also a seperate smoking room if that's your thing. All things considered it is one of the best hostels I've stayed in to date. Only negative would be the lockers make quite a bit of noise.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there :) Wow thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely comment about your stay! Great that you found us one of the best hostels you have been to! We are happy that you found our bathrooms clean and staff friendly ;) we are pleased that you also met some like minded travellers in our common areas. We very much hope to welcome you back some day! Thanks and happy travels The Piggies

89%

Great location, bar, wifi but the cages under the beds are a bit annoying. All clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment about your stay. Your experiences can help us learn how to better ourselves. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our central location and bar! Great that you found us clean, this is something we take very seriously so are happy to hear so. Thanks again and we wish you happy onward travels The Piggies

94%

Perfect hostel for Amsterdam the absolute best location possible, especially with the airport train within a couple hundred meters. Had everything you want for a stay in the dam, loved it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you for your lovely review! Great to hear that you loved it here! We loved having you :) We hope to see you again someday! Take care and happy travels! The Piggies

94%

Perfect location, great staff and guests, and perfect facilities. Stay here!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Thank you so much for leaving a comment about your stay with us! Great to hear that you found our staff, location, facilities and guests great! It is so nice of you to recommend us! We very much hope that you will visit us again some day soon! Thanks and happy travels! The Piggies

86%

Great breakfast, but the kitchen needs more cleaning items, ie hand towels, sponges. Cat was entertaining.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there :) Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your stay with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our free breakfast. Thank you for bringing to our attention that we need to supply more cleaning items. We will be sure to remind our breakfast piggies to leave more out of storage for everyone to use! :) Thanks again and happy travels! The Piggies

83%

One thing I thought was lacking was a common space to relax besides the bar or smoking room, more for reading or using internet etc.

  • 6th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment about your stay with us. :) Indeed we do have a quiet common room downstairs next to the kitchen! The room is a big chill out area complete with sofas, a screen for movies and games! :) Thanks and happy travels! The Piggies

86%

Great few nights here, good people to chat with, smoking room was good fun, in a terrific spot amongst the craziness of Amsterdam. Look forward to coming back in the summer. Flying pig downtown, not bad at all!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there :) Thank you for commenting about your experience with us! We are happy to hear that you had a great few nights here and will return in the summer! We look forward to welcoming you back home! ;) Take care and see you soon! The Piggies

74%

Fantastic location! Easy to get to from the airport as well. Room was super stuffy though and hence we didn't get a restful night sleep at all. Beds were comfy and bathrooms were average.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment about your stay, we can learn alot from your experiences with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our central location! We were disappointed to hear that you found your room stuffy. You can always ask our 24 hour reception for an extra fan if the rooms get a little warmer. We will be sure to pop one into the room you stayed in right away anyway!Thanks for helping future guests :) Take care and safe travels, The Piggies

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