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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
5489 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Twenty six of us stayed here and we had a fantastic time-location couldn't be better-very easy to find both daytime and nighttime😉 had a very relaxed atmosphere and very clean! I would def recommend it to friends!!

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amsterdam one of the sickest cities and this hostel is perfect if you want to get the best of it. It's right in the centre of town, close to the central train station, coffeeshops left right and centre, and the best bar we went to in town was the hostel bar downstairs! Smoking room as well basically had some pretty sick times there. Definitely stay flying pig


83%

Really enjoyed the hostel, really good location!


94%

I love this hostel! Atmosphere is so good, so its easy to meet people. beds are lovely and comfortable and the location is so near to everything it's perfect. It can be a bit noisy so if you're looking for a quiet place it's probably not for you! Staff are very helpful and friendly, i've stayed here a few times and have no complaints. Such a good hostel!

  • 5th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Highly recommend the flying pig Downtown. My second visit can't wait for the next visit. Everything was perfect. Thanks guys for making my stay pleasurable.


100%

best hostel in amsterdam

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! It is always great to hear our guests enjoyed their stay! Thank you so much for letting us know! We hope to see you back at The Pig again :D Happy travels!

80%

It was a good hostel, but it could do with a refresh.

  • 2nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review. At the moment we are working really hard on refreshing the hostel. Most buildings in Amsterdam are so old and need constant renovations. We recently finished our new kitchen, you are more than welcome to come check it out :D Again thanks for your ratings and we will contact you personally to see what we can do to improve our facilities. Happy travels!

100%

Great hostel and location. Common areas are great for meeting other travellers. Very well organised operation.


74%

The kitchen was really dirty, which is a shame, and the resting room was very narrowed. The most annoying was that we were in a 6 dorm so that we didn't have water in the morning to take a shower, there was just enough water for 3 people. Fortunalety the staff is really cool and this remains a place to recommend in order to chill out or explore the city, given its location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We really appreciate that you took the time to leave us a message. Unfortunately the kitchen has been renovated just after your stay with us. We will contact you personally to find out in what room you where staying in so our maintenance team can check the taps. All our rooms should have more than enough hot water for all our guests. Again sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to see you back at the back some day. Safe travels!

80%

Location was fantastic, but the hostel was a bit grungy. It's also quite noisy in the rooms as it's on one of the most popular streets in Amsterdam. Stay here for the location and atmosphere, but if you want peace and quiet or somewhere to retreat after a big day/night, then stay somewhere else. Also, it has an adequate kitchen, and whilst we were there served free breakfast. Huge plus for us as we were budget conscious.


86%

Awesome hostel however very expensive I have stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels/resorts for less!


91%

Great hostel. Very secure with lockers for hire. Rent the towel, but get the $ when you return. Free breakfast. Prime location. Hostel bar is very lively at night and very easy to meet people. Room was quite hot, but not a big deal.


97%

great atmosphere and very well located

  • 26th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


51%

Good location and relatively good price. Common area very dirty, weak security. Ok for one night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to rate us and thank you for leaving a comment. Security is really important to us so we would like to find out a little bit more about your stay. We will contact you personally so we can keep improving our hostel as much as possible. Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

66%

It's a nice place to stay in especially if it's your first time in Amsterdam. The location is perfect - close to the station and the center. You feel kinda safe because of the key-card system, though it is hard to open the doors, which is annoying. Have in mind that you have to have your own locker if you want to lock something under your bed, if not you can buy one from the reception. The staff was nice. There is a bar and a smoking area, and earplugs for free. The breakfast is really poor.

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Amazing hostel!


91%

Best location, staff and atmosphere ever. Close to everything, staff are friendly and helpful and everyone checking in is there for a good time.


74%

Great to party and meet people, staff is really fun, breakfast excellent. You also have a smoking area that is nice.. The rooms are a bit old and not so clean, and if you want to relax and sleep not the best choise, but if you are looking for a crazy amsterdam trip, the best place to go, probably.


91%

Really nice and helpful staff. Facilities were very clean, however showers were often crowded and toilets were in an uncomfortable area in the walk ways. Not having any wifi in the rooms was annoying and the key cards never worked to open the gate. However it was a pretty comfortable place to stay overall and had a great atmosphere, just what you would expect in Amsterdam.


100%

Spot on hostel, everytime I've been to the dam I've stayed there as I haven't felt the need I bother with anywhere else. If I had to be brutal and find a fault I would say that the draught beer isn't the best beer but it's still drinkable, and cheap in comparison to other bars etc. In Amsterdam.

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a message and for giving us these high rating! It is always nice to read that our guests keep returning to the pig. We will contact you personally to see if you have any tips or other suggestions to make your stay even better. Hope to hear from you soon and happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

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