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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
5781 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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91%

My sister and I stayed in the 32 person room and it was awesome! We were a little bit worried that it would be cramped and crowded, but every bed had its own lockers, lights, and plug. The only issue we had was on the last night when a bunch of 18 yr olds had a party in our room at 2 am. But that's more about the travelers respect for other travelers!

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The hostel was really fun - staff were lovely and we met some nice people. The showers were really far away though which was a bit annoying but they were very clean. Walking distance pretty much everywhere in Amsterdam - close to many restaurants etc. We had a great time here :)


89%

Great staff, located in a commercial area but near the red light district and other sites. Good common areas and bar, so you can interact with other people.


89%

great atmosphere and awesome location. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Another than the bathroom flooding and the shower turning off every 25seconds was very good

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message and to give us these high ratings. We're sorry to hear that the shower went of every 25 seconds and that the bathroom was flooding. We checked out your reservation and room number and our maintenance team is on it. Thank you so much for letting us know. We hope to see you back some time and happy travels :D Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

This hostel is in such a great place and we had an awesome time staying there! The bar is fantastic too with great deals. It was really hot during our stay and with 16 people in a dorm our room was unbearably hot, but I understand that those temperatures were unusual. An extra fan or two would have been great.. All in all a great hostel though!


86%

The double beds were extremely comfy, and we ended up making friends with most of our roommates. Going upstairs from the basement to use the washroom was really the only downside. We didn't stay inside the hostel very much but they did serve a great FREE breakfast!


91%

THIS WAS MY 3RD STAY AT THE PIG AND AS ALWAYS WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. THE STAFF IS ALWAYS FUN AS THEY ARE MOSTLY BACKPACKERS AT VARIOUS STAGES OF TRAVEL. PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GREAT TO TALK TO (SMOKE WITH) AND PLAY A GAME OF CHESS WITH. GREAT TRIP AND LOCATION. WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN AMSTERDAM BAR NONE.

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel had a cool lobby area with a pool table/bar/smoking room. Good location, helpful staff. Average free breakfast. BUT had an awful room. We were sharing a double bed in a bunk bed, plus two other single bunk beds. I would not recommend that try and get a better room it was jammed and ruined our desire to come back and hang out.


80%

Okay hostel, not as good as the hype, no communial area other then smoking room.


91%

Amazing hostel with a perfect location very close to central station. Awesome atmosphere and staff!


69%

Change pillows occasionly - they smell.

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice place to stay at really at the Centre of Amsterdam ......


83%

Great location. Breakfast was really poor!! Didn't live up to what had been advertised! Atmosphere was good but bar was really expensive!


83%

This hostel is a really good party hostel, right across from the red lights district but also near the sights and next to central station and a huge tram stop. Would definitely recommend.


97%

great hostel with great atmosphere and common areas, just missing good wifi in the rooms


100%

There's a reason this is the most popular place to stay in Amsterdam. The location couldn't be better. We had a private, which I would totally recommend.


86%

There is a reason everyone says to stay at the flying pig. After staying there you understand why the staff is great. They have a great common area cheap drinks at the bar. And an amazing location. The price is worth it to have true Amsterdam backpacking experience.


91%

A lot of fun. It was expensive but whatever, it's famous.


86%

This is the go to hostel if you're in Amsterdam! Atmosphere was kind of strange but that was because I got loud and careless roommates. The rest was just great.


97%

We really enjoyed our stay and the staff were more like friends than workers. I hope to return at the end of October this year. This is a place that i felt was also easy to meet other travellers. I travel to Amsterdam about 3 times a year, and have done so for more than 10 years, Now the best place to stay there is The FLYING PIG at least thats what myself and my brother think.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! You put a smile on our faces with your review. Great to hear that you had a good stay and hope to see you back soon! Safe travels, The Piggie staff

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