Flying Pig Downtown Reviews
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+ Location. Bang in the centre. Perfect. + Staff. Friendly. + Atmosphere. Pool table, bar, smoking area, events. Could do with a quiet chill out area. - Room. In a 10 bed, there was not enough space. Rubbish, clothes etc everywhere. People were noisy until 3am. Underbed draw was broken and bed wasn't against the wall (could have fallen off the other side). Needs renovating too. - Price. £30 for what it was.. Ouch. Tip. Get a room which is less than a 16 bed.
The location is just PERFECT!!! I've got no problems with security! The room was quite cleaned and it was not more because when you share room with other people, it is impossible to keep it completely cleaned! This is the only disadvantage of hostels, in my opinion! If you do need 100% silence to sleep, then I would suggest another place! For me it was really ok but I do not have such problem! The breakfast is a BIT more than the average for a hostel! Best atmosphere EVER for a hostel!
Amazing staff, amazing location, amazing atmosphere!
As a solo traveller I was so happy to be staying at flying pig! The vibe and atmosphere was great and I met some cool people. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the location is perfectly located in central Amsterdam. Had a pleasant stay :)
The bar had a DJ playing popular songs one night and it was a great place to meet people. The hostel is in a great location. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the hostel was kept quite clean. It would be better if there were more showers and toilets on each floor.
One of my favourite hostels EVER. If you're traveling to Amsterdam STAY HERE. Perfect location, really friendly staff (shoutout to my girl ninja) and such a cool atmosphere with the bar and smoking room. I think I spent more time inside the hostel than I did outside in the city. It was so chilled out and fun (great music too). Facilities all fine. I highly recommend this one!
Great hostel, great bar and great smoking room. One knock against them is that you can't invite friends to the bar, so make sure you all plan to meet up somewhere else before going out. Also the rooms are extremely hot in summer, the pillows are a bit lacking and the beds are hard. Overall good aside from the beds.
Flying Pig is a very nice hostel. I was with a booking of 4 people in the 32 per room and we didn't know our beds were double bunk beds to share. They were nice beds with shelves. There's lockers for each bed with others to rent. All luggage size. The hostel has many visible staff working/cleaning/helping=great! If you want a quiet, pristine experience don't stay in this part of town. Just because of where it is, you'll probably get some rowdy roommates and partygoers nightly. Bar in hostel so..
We stayed in the basement of the hostel so it was quite dark and dingy. Our expectations weren't high since it is a hostel but we were expecting the atmosphere to be a lot more fun based on the reviews. The hostel does not organize any social events and just gave us a flyer for a pub crawl which we don't highly recommend (it was ok). I also found the facilities to be quite unclean. Was quite disappointed.
Awesome place, awesome people and staff. Really chilled out, friendly vibe. Only minus was the incredibly hot rooms, with no air con, only one fan and (in my room) no windows. Totally recommended though!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
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!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
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 :)
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
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.
Okay hostel, not as good as the hype, no communial area other then smoking room.
Amazing hostel with a perfect location very close to central station. Awesome atmosphere and staff!