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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
6006 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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97%

The Flying Pig Downtown was Great! My boyfriend had been before and insisted that we stayed there. I now understand why. I will definitely be back and soon!

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is the best hostel I've ever been to. The staff is very friendly, the bar prices are great, it's clean, and the fellow travelers are fun to party with. It's also located a block away from the heart of Amsterdam's nightlife.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location perfect spot I would stay there again

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Lockers under the beds, great location. The bathrooms outside the rooms (10 people dorm) are really tiny, theres no place to put anything of your of your stuff in the showers. I prefered the room with more people with two bathrooms inside.


100%

Best experience at a hostel yet! So so much fun. Loved it


54%

Don't stay here unless you like really crappy facilities, staff with little real knowledge of Amsterdam, and the most obnoxious guests. Only 1 shower PER HALL, and it's a 1 sq meter closet with a shower hose - no changing room or anything. When asking staff for recommendations (eg, restaurants) they never recommended any specific places. I'm curious if they knew anything or were just travelers themselves trying to make a buck. Worst hostel on our Eurotrip (2 months of hostels under our belt).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We try to learn from them as much as possible. We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay. We indeed have a extra shower on each floor, almost all of our rooms have a bathroom in the room. Next to this we have a big shower room in the basement, we are so sorry to read this wasn't communicated to you. We will contact you personally to find out more about your experience. Hope to hear back from you soon.

77%

Very little room downstairs. Real struggle to find a place to sit down for breakfast.

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Directions to find the hostel were kind of hard at 6 in the morning, but once found was right int he centre of downtown near shops, coffee shops, bars, restaurants etc. Free brekky is always good, but not much seating in the dining room/kitchen so often had to wait til people were done to get a seat. Kitchen had everything you need (and more) to cook up a storm which definitely helps when you're on a budget. Staff were super helpful in tips on places to go/things to do etc. Would def come back!


83%

Very well located. Staff was friendly but gave us bad directions.. Good atmosphere, good wifi, great breakfast and good facilities. The toilettes were smelly though, but good overall. Would recommend it.


77%

Brilliant location 4 min walk from centraal station and in the middle of the city, everything is walking distance. Staff are very friendly, if something goes wrong they will more than fix it. Great facilities free WIFI and breakfast- nice chill out area. Only complaint would be that there should be more of a gender balance in the room.

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


80%

What you would expect from a large hostel in the centre of Amsterdam. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm. It didn't smell particularly nice and was very messy due to the people already staying there. There was always someone asleep which meant I never got time to sort my stuff out and my bed was next to a window which I couldn't close so got covered in mosquito bites. Not fun. If visiting Amsterdam for partying it's perfect. If there for any other reason, I wouldn't recommend it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We can always learn a lot from them. We are sorry to hear the room was a bit messy due to other travelers already being checked-in. Thanks for letting us know about the window. We will have our maintenance guys checking the window straight away. Thank you again for your time and safe travels. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

- Breakfast was very good considering it was included in the price

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great staff, very comfortable location


100%

After being told by so many people to stay at this legendary hostel, my expectations were pretty high; this hostel went above and beyond those predispositions. You will not be disappointed!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wauw! What an amazing review! Thank you so much for letting us know. It is really nice to read we were able to live up to your expectations :D We will share your message with everyone and we hope to see you back at the Pig Some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

Good lounge bar and chill area. No computer facility to print things. Excellent location in Dam Square close to everything. Great pool and bar area and chill area smoking room. Would be better if bedroom bathrooms had soap dispensers.


89%

The rooms are packed with beds and aren't the most clean, but you really can't beat the location and atmosphere. If you're looking to indulge in Amsterdam's finest products, then this is the place for you.


97%

Great Place to stay!!!! Location is perfect and the amenities are Just what you need.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice review! It is always great to read our guests enjoyed their stay :D We will pass your message on to our staff member :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

Good location and good place for party!


94%

Great party hostel, lots of people here to smoke, drink, and make friends. Excellent location right in the middle of the Centrum, a short walk away from nightlife at Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, but with plenty of bars nearby in the Red Light District. WiFi everywhere in the building. There's a smoking room and a bar/common room. Great free breakfast. One issue is that the two suites in the basement don't have toilets right next to them - you have to climb up to the ground floor.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice review! It is always great to read our guests enjoyed their stay :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

71%

Great location, friendly staff, very squished rooms. Okay value for money.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We can always learn a lot from them. It is great to hear you enjoyed our location and that the staff was nice. We will contact you personally to find out more about your experience. We hope to hear from you soon. Cheers, The Flying Piggies.

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