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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
5927 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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89%

Great place to be, Amazing location, friendly staff and a good vibe :) enjoyed my stay ;) would recommend staying , Flying pig down

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice review :D We will pass your message on to our staff members! Have an amazing trip and we hope to see you back some day. Cheers, The Flying Pig

97%

Great hostel. Prime location. Staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. The bar and lounge were and big plus. I was pleasantly surprised how quiet my was, given that its a very popular hostel in the heart of the red light district. I would definitely stay here again!


91%

Great stay, only complaint was that the under bed lockers needed very large locks and were broken in places. Atmosphere was fantastic.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for the amazing ratings. Really nice to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the lockers. We will have our maintenance guys checking the lockers in your room straight away. Have an amazing trip and we hope to see you back soon! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

As a solo traveler, this wasn't my favorite hostel for meeting other people. Breakfast in the morning was great and you can't beat the location, but I found it hard to connect with other travelers (who mostly seemed to be groups). Otherwise, a great hostel!


89%

Very good hostel for all kind of travelers. The staff was very kind at all times. Totally recommend it!

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

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

97%

amazing location and a complete party place. Awesome atmosphere and good bar. Staff members are friendly and ready to help. Had a good stay.


97%

Everything was very nice. Maybe just the hostel is so big that it doesn´t make you feel at home like other hostels. But the upside of that is that you get the chance to meet many people and if you´re an outgoing person you´ll have hell of a time.


91%

The flying pig is a great place to stay if you're looking for the Amsterdam experience. Perfect location close to coffee shops and the red light district. Staff is friendly and make good suggestions. Kitchen facilities made it easy to travel cheap. Beds were small you can't sit up in them. You would never know there were 32 beds in the room, rooms are quiet and people are respectful at night and during mid day naps. Staff did there best to keep up with cleaning after hundreds of partying people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are really happy to read you had such a great time with us. We hope to see you soon again :) Cheers, The Flying Pig

69%

There seemed to be only 1 staff at the reception while queues for check in and inquiries were constantly long. The location is the only good thing about the hostel. Overall the cleanliness of the hostel is just average.


83%

Having stayed at the uptown pig last year I thought I would give this one a go this year as it's near the station, its so much better than the uptown site, much bigger better facilities. I only stayed one night but I was with a friend so we had one of the queen size bunks, these are brilliant as they are much better than the single beds. The only problems I had was the guy who got too high who was in the same room and was throwing up all night and the other double room guests being loud.


80%

The bathroom door in the room I stayed at could not be closed. So the bathroom light would turn on and off through out the whole night as I move since the light is a sensor light. My pillow is right next to the open door. The sleeping condition was not good at all. Other than that, the staff was very nice and very informative about the tourist attraction and things need to take note to have a smooth sight seeing timetable. The location is great.

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your review, we can always learn a lot from it. We are very sorry to hear you didn't have a nice sleep. Our maintenance guys will look into the light sensor straight away. We will contact you personally to get more information about your stay, so we can improve the room a bit more. Thank you again for your time and safe travels. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

77%

the only thinhg have to say with the computers sometimes werent working and took forever for me because kept having to change comps besides that amazing time there

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words :) Thanks for mentioning the computers weren't working like they should. We will look into this straight away! Cheers, The Flying Pig

97%

Love the flying pig and everything about it. The bar is very cool!


94%

If you're going to Amsterdam, stay here! Great hostel to stay in with perfect location. Bar and smoke room both had great vibes and easy to meet people. Free earplugs was a plus. Would have been nice to have a toilet on our floor and have more female toilets available. Staff were so friendly and helpful when we had questions. Would definitely stay here again!


94%

Great hostel right in the centre of Amsterdam! I picked this hostel as a lone traveller to Amsterdam as I'd heard it had a good atmosphere and boy was that right. I met a lot of people and had a brilliant time. 5 minute walk from the station, 2 minutes from the red light district. Perfect location if a little noisy (you can get rooms a little further back from the front of the hostel and noise). The staff are very friendly and helpful and they have there own smoking room. See you again soon!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, It is great to hear you loved your stay with us. Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. Great to read we were able to life up to our reputation and your expectations :D This makes us very happy. See you soon and happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

Really nice atmosphere in the place. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Can't say anything bad about this place.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Loved my stay here at the flying pig. Its really easy to get to from the train station and is right in the main city where everything goes on. Best hostel ive stayed in while travelling throughout Europe


100%

Best hostel I have ever stayed at, hands down! Rooms and facilities were awesome, staff couldn't have been more friendly and the bar is the best hostel bar I've ever been to. It went off! I will be telling everyone I hear, that are going to Amsterdam, that they cannot stay at any other hostel than The Flying Pig Downtown!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Wow.. Thanks so much for your great review! This means a lot to us :) We hope to see you soon again! Cheers, The Flying Pig

97%

Exactly what everyone says, best hostel in Amsterdam. Set my bar for hostels extremely high. Great staff, always being cleaned, best possible location.


80%

Clean, organized hostel, friendly staff. A little too big for its own good. Staff is helpful and nice but this is not a full blown party hostel. Also, if you are not much into the "smoking" side of the Amsterdam package, you might be wondering what happened to all the interaction that tended to happen everywhere else. In all honesty, this is likely to be just an incompatibility of my own personality and Amsterdam's tourism proposition, so it's not really a con.


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