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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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89%

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6329 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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89%

The showers are pretty medieval. Beyond that, great location, awesome staff, and the smoking room is too good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are happy that you enjoyed the common areas and central location. I will be sure to pass on your message on to our staff that they are awesome...they love to hear this! We do indeed have an old Amsterdam building, so are constantly working on updating our hallways and rooms to keep them fresh. We hope you will visit us again one day Happy Travelling! The Piggies

86%

One of the best hostel breakfasts!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice words! We are always looking for ways to improve and it is so nice to notice our guests enjoy our recently extended breakfast :D This makes us very happy! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

97%

I enjoyed the hostel. I stayed in a private room, which had a toilet and shower. The private rooms are on the top floor (4th), so it's rather quiet. I didn't hang out much at the hostel, but from what I saw it looked like a great place to meet people. Common area had a bar (drinks/some food), pool table, tables/chairs, etc. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good - typical cereals, juice, milk, breads, etc. Overall good experience!

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Hello Thanks so much for taking the time to fill out a review about your stay with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your private room and that it was quiet. We are delighted that you found the staff helpful and enjoyed our free breakfast :) We hope you will visit us again Safe Travels The piggies

100%

I loved the Flying Pig! And that's an understatement I'd say! We had rollaway lockers which were very convenient and I loved the hang out areas! Free breakfast with quite a few options! Wifi worked great and staff were very friendly and helpful!! The shower area was also very well kept and looked newly renovated or something it was so nice! It was such a great experience that it ruined me for all other hostels I stayed at for the rest of my journey. Cannot give enough praise!

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Wauw! Thank you so much for the amazing review. It is so nice to read you loved your stay with us. This makes us so very happy! We really hope that you will visit us soon again! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Great place to stay, very easy to meet people if single traveler. Awesome bar

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Hello! Wauw! Thank you so much for the amazing review. We really appreciate it. Come visit us soon again :D Cheers, The Flying Piggies

97%

Great location, 5 mins walk to Central Station and surrounded by many other bars and restaurants. Great amenities, bar had descent prices. If you're for a quiet night of sleep, definitely not the place for you, but if you're looking to party and stay up late, you've found the right place.

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Hello Thanks for leaving a review about your stay. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our bar deals and central location! Hopefully we will see you again someday! Cheers, The Piggies

91%

Let's start by assuming you're looking at the flying pig because you know what it and Amsterdam are all about. If that is so, you will NOT be disappointed. Friendliest place/staff I have ever encountered. Simply sublime. The only reason I didn't give it full marks is honestly very minor points. If too many people showered in a row our shower tended to flood. As well, I'm not a big fan of the rolling cages under beds as lockers, too easy to pull stuff through. Other than that it was outstanding!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. Thank you for mentioning the shower. We will have our maintenance team looking into it straight away. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

86%

I've stayed in a rooms that is just above the bar and without ear plugs its impossible to sleep, very noisy. But other than that, the hostel has a smoking room, each bed has a power outlet and night lamp, with a little metal bag drawer which can be locked. The breakfast has fruits, cereals, bread and even juice. Very good breakfast for a hostel.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for letting us know about your stay. We really appreciate this. It is great to read you loved our extended breakfast en the power outlets next to each bed. We are sorry to hear about the noise from the bar. We will definitely look into this! We hope to see you back some day. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

The flying pig is pretty sweet for a place in Amsterdam. The smoking area is mad chill, very Amsterdam like. Solid location, close to everything. Double bed bunk beds which is kinda cool, but annoying too. Bathrooms and lockers were normal. Bar has good prices and a pool table! If in Amsterdam, stay here for a good time!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. It is nice to read you loved our solid location and the smoking area. The double bunk beds are nice for people who don't mind sharing a bed and want to safe a bit of money, so indeed for most guest a nice solution. We glad you liked them to! We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

91%

Quite pricey but theres a reason its always booked out. Downtown Pig is great for its location and vibe. Its a quick walk from Centraal station and all the city's sights. The showers in the basement were also the best hostel showers ive had. One con was the smoking room was not well sealed/ventilated so the reception/bar often smelt of weed. Didnt bother me but it may others.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. It is nice to read you loved our solid location and the vibe in the hostel itself. We must agree, the smell from the smoking used to reach the bar and reception. But we are happy to say that we just installed a brand new ventilation system so next time you stay with us the smoke will be less :D Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

83%

The staff and breakfast are very nice.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

60%

The hostel is well located, and the staff was really nice. But there were mouses in our bedroom, and also the "double bed" is a queen size bed, small even for one person, imagine for two!! It was not clear that it would be only one bed for 2 people, which is wrong. Also, the showers are not separated in men and women, which is pretty uncomfortable.

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and we can always learn from them. We are sorry to hear their was a mouse in your room. We past your message on to pest control and they will look into this straight away. Thank you for letting us know. We are sorry to hear the queen-size bed wasn't what you wanted to book initially. We will contact hostel world to get this changed. Again thank you for your review. Cheers

89%

The best hostel I've stayed in yet. Good price, right near all the best coffee shops and walking distance from lots of activities and museums.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it! We can always learn a lot from them. We are happy to read you enjoyed our very central location! It is great to read that we are the best hostel you stayed in! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

89%

Excellent location, good facilities, great atmosphere (the smoking room is great). My 6-bed room was big, and every bed had a light and plug. The lockers in the room are big, but very hard to use (at least mine). It does get noisy at night.

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Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it! We can always learn a lot from them. We are happy to read you enjoyed our excellent location and you liked the bed light / plugs next to each bed. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Really great place super close to Amsterdam Centraal and steps from the Red Light District. My only issue is the bar plays music super loud ALL night and there's no door into the hallway to block some of the sound. I could hear it all night, which was pretty obnoxious. Otherwise, it's an amazing place to stay in Amsterdam. If you wanna party, stay here!

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Hello! Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We are very happy to read you loved our central location but we are very sorry to hear that the music was very loud. Our bar is open till 3 in the morning, after 3 the volume has to go down. We will contact you personally to find out more. We hope to hear back from you! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in...super clean, great vibes, amazing location.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

91%

Great place to stay! Perfect location and only a 5-10min walk to Amsterdam Central. Good security with roll out lockers under the bed. Have a full size lock though, I can't imagine a smaller lock would be able to close/lock with the large metal bars. Smoking room was a great way to meet people or just relax and plan your day. Highly recommend!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. It is so nice to read you loved your stay with us. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

The absolute best hostel I have ever stayed at, keep doing what you're doing.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate it! It is great to read you enjoyed your stay! Your messages will be passed on to our staff members :D We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Greatest Hostel i´ve stayed in. Great vibes, staff is really cool and all is really organized.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your great review. We really appreciate it! It is great to read you enjoyed your stay! Your messages will be passed on to our staff members :D We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Great hostel, great staff, nice-sized lockers in dorm rooms for luggage, outlets for top bunk phone-charging is a huge plus for security sake, and free breakfast in morning is perfect. Only complaints are small: not enough seating in smoking area (though very cool smoking area regardless), & toilets on different floor than showers/beds is a nuisance.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for the very nice review. It is so great to read you loved your stay with us. Thank you for the great tips! This is definitely something we will look into. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

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