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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

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6443 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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94%

My stay at the Flying Pig was fantastic. The staff was really helpful and were always available. The smoking room was extremely cozy as well and a lot of the sites are within walking distance. Definitely recommend it!

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Hi :) Thank you for your lovelycomments! We are happy to hear you had a fantastic stay with us and found our smoking room cosy. We hope you will visit us again :) Happy Travelling The Piggies

83%

Pretty chill place. Be ready to smoke some weed.


89%

One of the pricier hostels no doubt due to its reputation. However the hostel bar wasn't nearly as loose/fun as I expected. It was VERY obvious who worked there and who didn't... As staff mingled with themselves only and rarely spoke to anyone just staying there. Smoking room was a massive convenience, especially when everywhere else closes. Helpful reception staff minus the male with the glasses who told me "I wouldn't be allowed back in if I forgot my key." Shut up idiot.

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. Your comments are valuable to us as we can learn from them for the future. We were disappointed to hear about your encounter with one of our staff members. It is most certainly not our intention to come across in this way. We will contact you personally to find out more about this. Thanks and safe travels, The Piggies

100%

Best hostel I've ever been to and best hostel in Amsterdam. Great staff, facilities, and clean. Definitely worth the money! Hope to go back soon

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there WOW! Best hostel you have ever been to? This makes us blush ;) Thank you so much for your kind comments and taking the time to leave a review . We very much hope to see you again some day in the future! Happy Travels The Piggies

100%

The staff was very friendly and welcoming the rooms was at a good condition and maintained well the atmosphere at the hostel was buzzing

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Hi! :) Woweee! Thanks so much for your awesome review :) We love to hear such wonderful things about us. We are happy that you found the staff friendly and welcoming and you found your room in good condition and well maintained. We have cleaners working twice a day and a good maintenance team to keep on top of these things and they will be extremely happy when I pass on your comments to them :) We hope we will see you again when you next visit Amsterdam Happy Travels The Piggies

91%

Only downside is that you cant bring friends back even to the bar

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Hi there Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Indeed we have a closed bar which means we only have a license for the guests at the hostel. We are glad to hear that you didnt let this affect your stay :) We hope to see you again in the future! Happy Travels The Piggies

91%

The hostel has a great location once you are able to find it for the first time, which is a little difficult. All the staff were great and were super helpful. It's a great place to have some drinks because of the in house bar and great specials. The atmosphere is great as well but the place gets really dirty very fast when there are many people around.

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Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to write some comments on your review. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you thought our central location was great and found our staff super helpful. We are happy that you loved our bar specials! We always try to update them to make them appealing to our guests. We understand that we need to regularly clean the hostel, so we have a cleaning team working 3 times a day. We hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels. :)

86%

cool vibe, excellent location and a really good and well equipped kitchen. free breakfast was also a welcome bonus. would definitely stay here again.

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Hey there Thanks for taking you time to write such nice things about us! Great that you took advantage of our free breakfast and well equipped kitchen. We are happy to hear that you would stay here again, this means a lot to us :) We hope to see you again some day ! Happy Travels! The Piggies

100%

Pub Crawls were awesome. My friend and I got laid both nights we stayed there. Book a 4-man room and pray you get hot roomies like we did. 10/10 would bang (I mean book) again ;)

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Hi there Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy to read that you had such lovely roomies and that you will book again ;) We hope we will see you again in the future! Safe Travels The Piggies

100%

As everyone else has said, amazing hostel, we had the 32 bed room but I didn't feel like there was 32 people as it was split into 2 differing rooms, will 100% stay here again and recommend highly

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Hi :) Wow, thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments about us! We are delighted to hear that you will stay with us again and highly recommend us. This means a lot to us :) I guess we shall see you soon ;) Safe Travels The Piggie Team

100%

Atmosphere is amazing! Bar/smoke room is a great environment to meet people from all over the world. We are returning guests that hope to return again! We love the flying pig downtown!

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Hello! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are happy to hear that you found the atmosphere amazing and met people from all over the world in our smoking room and bar. We hope to see you again soon too ;) Happy Travels, The Piggies

83%

Location was excellent! It's a good place to kick off getting to know Amsterdam. The staff were really helpful too. Tends to be a bit noisy at night though, but if you're in town for the nightlife, then Flying Pig's the right place.

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Hello there, thanks for taking the time to fill out a review. We are happy to hear that you loved our central location and our helpful staff. We hope to see you again someday! Happy Travels. The Piggies

94%

Amazing hostel in heart of Amsterdam. Close to everything, smoking room was awesome, made it easy to meet people. Staff were friendly and helpful. Amazing wifi. Double bed bunk was surprisingly spacious and had great size locker. Free breakfast was one of the best, and great kitchen facilities. Only negatives that bathroom was not on the same level (bad after a big night) and room was connected to staff quarters (a bit messy). DEFINITELY recommend staying here!

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Hello :) Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We can learn a lot from your comments :) We are happy to hear that you found our smoking room awesome and that you met some cool people there! Great that you enjoyed our breakfast and found it one of the best! We are pleased to tell you that we are in the process of installing a new toilet block on the floor you stayed on :) Next time you come and visit us hopefully its all finished ;) Happy Travelling The Piggies

97%

I had a very good time in the Flying pig. The Staff were super friendly, the location very good, the breakfast very good, and the atmosphere in general is super cool. I met very fun people there. My only problem was the washroom in my room, it was a little smelly, so I used the washrooms and the showers on the basement.

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Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. Its great to hear that you loved the breakfast and that you met a lot of fun people! We checked which room you stayed in and we will check immediately what is wrong in the bathroom, thanks for letting us know :) . We hope to see you again some day! Safe Travels. The Piggies

100%

Great hostel. Close to central station and not a far walk to the Jordaan area. The smoking room is tight. Best place to stay in Amsterdam for sure

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Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so happy to hear that you thought we are a great hostel and that you enjoyed how central our location is :) Thanks for saying that we are the best place to stay in Amsterdam! This makes us very happy :) We hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels. The Piggies

86%

Great hostel awesome location friendly staff.... Very big. Nice common area... Smoking room was so cool and chill... Loved my stay but for some reason my friends and I had to share a bed? There were four of us and none of us are dating so while it wasn't awkward bc we knew each other, it was a surprise. I didnt want to pay 37 euros a night to share a double bed even with a friend... Try and keep that for couples maybe ?

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write some comments on your review. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our common areas to chill in :) We saw that you booked a Queensized bed, which means 2 people in 1 double bed with 2 duvets and 2 pillows. We offer this as an option for friends or couples who like to save a bit of money whilst travelling. Safe travels and we hope to see you again some day! Cheers, The Piggies

74%

Essentially a weed-hostel but hey, you're in Amsterdam so what else can you expect... It did have a fun here though!

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Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on your review. We really appreciate you feeding back to us about your stay. We are very happy to hear that you had fun with us! Indeed we do have a 24 hour smoking room and also a non smoking bar and chill out room if smoking isn't your thing :) We hope to see you again on your future travels :) Safe Travels The Piggies

100%

The Flying Pig is the best - stay here, you won't regret it. The facilities are clean and spacious. The bar and smoking room is a great area to meet people. It is in a really convenient location close to the train station. The breakfast in the morning is standard continental. The staff are really friendly. If you are looking for a chilled out weekend in Amsterdam it is a good place to be (I wouldn't describe it as a party hostel, maybe look at St Christophers if that is what you are interested)

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Hi there :) Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy that you found the facilities clean and spacious and that you were able to meet other travellers in the smoking room and bar areas. We hope that you will visit us again next time you are in Amsterdam! Happy Travels The Piggies

94%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in. People are great and the atmosphere is amazing. Every night the bar and smoking room is packed with friendly people all wanting to talk and share stories.

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Hi! Best hostel you have ever stayed in?! Wow we like that title ;) We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and met lots of friendly travellers in our smoking room and bar. We hope to see you again in the future! Happy Travels The Piggies

91%

The Flying Pig was a great first stop! The location was prime and close to the station which was handy and the staff are super helpful, kind and accommodating as well :) Everything was well kept with a thorough cleaning of everywhere daily! Rooms were a decent size as was bedding and you had pretty much all facilities one could need including a filling breakfast :) All in all was a great hostel and would stay again/recommend!

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Hello! Thank you so much for the amazing review. It is so great to read that you loved your stay with us. We hope to see you back some day :D Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

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