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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

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6058 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

A really awesome hostel. Even though I was there on my own, I very easily made friends in the smoking area, and spent an entire afternoon chatting to an awesome Australian girl, so this place is fully recommended for anyone looking to have a great stay. Facilities were clean and well maintained, the breakfast was great, and the location was perfect. 10/10 fully recommended. I'll be back soon for what will be my 7th (or so) stay at the Flying Pig Downtown.


91%

Great place! I was travelling alone and just sat at the bar or smoking room and chatted with the other guest. People were really cool. Staff was super friendly and helpful. They played good music in the common areas. Good location close to everything. I will 100% stay here again. Thanks again for the great times.

  • 7th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Bar and smoking areas are awesome; comfy hipster feel during the day, and fun party atmosphere in the evenings. I stayed in a double bed downstairs with a lady friend, but there was plenty of space. Room was pleasantly quiet. The hostel is a bit pricey, but definitely worth it for the atmosphere and location. Only complaint is that some the bathrooms were pretty dirty and very small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. it is great to read that you enjoyed the smoking room and our queen-size beds. We are very sorry to hear the bathroom wasn't really clean. We will pick this up with our cleaning team and find our what happened. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

Very central location, you'll be close to everything. The staff was super nice and helpful. Good breakfast with reasonably wide selection. My room had a bathroom in it which was pretty smelly. We had to keep the bathroom door closed do the whole time so the smell from the pipes won't get outside to the bedroom. Noisy lockers. Other than these, a great place to stay.


94%

I had such an awesome stay at The flying pig I originally booked only one night but the next day I knew I had to extend my stay. The atmosphere is so much fun, the bar and smoke room are always packed with great people and the staff was very helpful. The rooms are very clean and the facilities were either in the rooms or close to them which is always convenient. The staff let you in on every secret of Amsterdam, best bars, cheapest coffee shops etc. Breakfast was good. I highly recommend!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us this really nice review. It is so nice to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Pig soon! Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

Great location, friendly and helpful staff.


86%

Great place to meet increible people.


91%

Excellent hostel, but you need more pendant lights above the pool table.


94%

Really close to the train station and right in the action, under 5 minutes to the Red Light District and coffee shops right outside the door. as a girl on my own I felt safe walking around at night. a really chill place to hang out and meet people. security was excellent and breakfast included is always great! will definitely be coming back!


91%

perfect! the bar inside and only for customers of the hostel too!!!


91%

this is a great hostel in a perfect location! the smoking room and bar make it a cool place to be in its own right! highly recommend

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

loved it here! showers were the best hostel showers I have seen, clean big kitchen and my favourite was the smoking room and chess tables :)


89%

Great location. Friendly staff. Nice amenities!


91%

Walking distance from central train station. The breakfast was excellent with cereals, fruits, juice toast etc. fun staff and indoor smoking area so you can buy coffee shop products and smoke them at the hostel. Overall awesome would stay again!


91%

Awesome place to stay. Great location (5 min. from central train station) and a lively, upbeat atmosphere. There's a bar in the lobby, a room in the back to light up, and free breakfast provided every morning in a downstairs dining room, all of which make for a great environment to meet fellow travelers. Staff is friendly and helpful and cleanliness is standard for a hostel.


80%

Flying Pig was an alright hostel! Two staff members were really nice Jed and Rachel! But if you don't smoke weed don't plan on having a blast! Room was ok, beds were uncomfortable! The overall stay was fun, but too many old people there!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and telling us about your stay with us. It is always great to read people enjoyed their stay with us. We will pass your message on to Jed and Rachel as well. We hope to see you back some day. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

71%

The Location was very good, right at the shopping street of Amsterdam, close to many good places. We had booked a room for 32 people, but it didn't seem like that many people as the room was divided in two parts. The beds were really comfortable! It wasn't especially social, no common activities if you're looking for that. But there was a good pub and a chill atmosphere. Helpful and nice staff.

  • 21st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Fantastic location, great outside space/smoking room, nice bar and lovely staff. Average bedroom (think we had a mouse) but acceptable!


97%

great hostel loved ma stay hopefully be back next year for another few great days

  • 17th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice place, good ambience. They will propose you activities everyday and will go out with the people every night what is really something different and valuable. 😉


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