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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
5890 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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77%

All around great hostel but definitely on the pricier side. Had all the amenities and wifi was great but not worth the price. Atmosphere was also good but definitely better suited for younger travelers that just want to party. Nice location right by the Central Station. Staff were pretty helpful but did not know that much.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear you have enjoyed your stay:D We will contact you personally to see if you have some tips on how to keep improving our hostel. We hope to hear from you soon. Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

I love the location and the friendly staff. I was in a 6 bed dorm my first night with a bathroom in room. The bathroom was honestly one of the most disgusting I had ever seen and had a broken shower. I changed rooms the next night and discovered the wonderfully clean dorm style bathroom downstairs (co-ed) and was very much relieved to see the improved facilities. Wish I had known that the first night! Great overall to meet people and chill in the smoking room.


97%

Best hostel we have stayed in by far! location is perfect,.staff are the nicest bunch you'll ever meet and couldn't have been more helpful. the bar is pumping but noise doesn't effect you once you leave the area, and the downstairs chill out is perfect with the couches and fully equiped kitchen. couldn't recommend this place anymore, you must stay here if coming to Amsterdam! this might sound like an add for the hostel but it really is that good

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for this amazing review. It is so great to read you enjoyed every second of your stay. We will pass your nice words on to all our staff members :D Hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

Stay here, get stoned, have fun.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a rating. It is nice to read you have enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed Amsterdam ;) Have a great trip! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Everything was great except I woke up to find a mouse digging around through all my stuff and eating my stroopwaffels! Front desk staff is lovely, very helpful and patient. Decent sized rooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to fill this out. We can learn a lot from your experience with us. We are so sorry to read about your stroopwafels. We have contacted pest control and promise you he will not be enjoying others travelers food anymore. Thank you for letting us know. Safe travels and we hope to see you back one day. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

I love the facility itself but I was only able to one night because after being sick before I got to Amsterdam my 4th roommate was sick and they couldn't accommodate me and the rest of my party. The 2nd night we returned and the new 4th roommate was ok and turned creepy. We couldn't stay. We felt awkward and unsafe.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Fantastic place. The staff actually know you by name and it truly makes you feel like you are at home, whether you are just stopping in for a night or several, they make you feel so welcomed. The atmosphere is phenomenal, but with that being said I wouldn't come here if I was wanting a quiet few nights in Amsterdam... But then who actually wants a quiet night in Amsterdam?? Stop looking for places to stay and pick this one. Thank you so much to the amazing staff, I will definitely be back!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Wow! Thank you for the amazing review! It is great to read you enjoyed your stay this much! We will pass your message on to the staff :D Hope to see you back one day! Safe travels. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

74%

great location and cool staffs. the shared bunk bed in 34 beds dorm was a bit too small for 2 guys sharing the same bed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your great review. It is always nice to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We will make sure the staff reads your nice words as well. We can imagine that the queen-size bed might be a bit small for 2 guys. The queen-size bed is a great way to safe up some money as the bed is cheaper than 2 single beds. We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels :D Cheers, The Flying Piggies

74%

Nice hostel but definitely pricey for what was offered, very popular for a pretty standard hostel (though the smoking area and bar were nice, the bedrooms were small and the toilets and shower far). Probably would not stay here again since the atmosphere offered can usually be provided in any hostel you stay at - for a far lower price.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. It is nice to read you have enjoyed staying with us. To find out more we will send you a personal email, maybe you have some tips and tricks for us so we can keep improving our hostel as much as possible :D Hope to hear back from you soon! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

An awesome party hostel in an exceptionally good location right next to Centraal Station. The hostel has a bar and a smoking room -- definitely the best party atmosphere I've experienced.


94%

Excelent staff and location! Very nice bar! There is no laundry facilities but they recommended a good one just two blocks away from the hostel.


94%

Incredibly fun and lively place to stay.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

+ Location. Bang in the centre. Perfect. + Staff. Friendly. + Atmosphere. Pool table, bar, smoking area, events. Could do with a quiet chill out area. - Room. In a 10 bed, there was not enough space. Rubbish, clothes etc everywhere. People were noisy until 3am. Underbed draw was broken and bed wasn't against the wall (could have fallen off the other side). Needs renovating too. - Price. £30 for what it was.. Ouch. Tip. Get a room which is less than a 16 bed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. We always try to learn from our reviews and are always looking for ways to improve the hostel. We double checked your booking and our maintenance is staff is looking into the underbed. Thanks for letting us know. We will contact you personally to find out more about your stay. Hope to hear back from you soon. Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

86%

The location is just PERFECT!!! I've got no problems with security! The room was quite cleaned and it was not more because when you share room with other people, it is impossible to keep it completely cleaned! This is the only disadvantage of hostels, in my opinion! If you do need 100% silence to sleep, then I would suggest another place! For me it was really ok but I do not have such problem! The breakfast is a BIT more than the average for a hostel! Best atmosphere EVER for a hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is absolutely great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed, it can be a bit hard to have a perfect night sleep when sharing a room with other people. For people who have troubles sleeping, we have free earplugs available at the reception. We hope to see you back some day! Safe travels. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

Amazing staff, amazing location, amazing atmosphere!


86%

As a solo traveller I was so happy to be staying at flying pig! The vibe and atmosphere was great and I met some cool people. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the location is perfectly located in central Amsterdam. Had a pleasant stay :)


86%

The bar had a DJ playing popular songs one night and it was a great place to meet people. The hostel is in a great location. Staff was helpful and friendly, and the hostel was kept quite clean. It would be better if there were more showers and toilets on each floor.


100%

One of my favourite hostels EVER. If you're traveling to Amsterdam STAY HERE. Perfect location, really friendly staff (shoutout to my girl ninja) and such a cool atmosphere with the bar and smoking room. I think I spent more time inside the hostel than I did outside in the city. It was so chilled out and fun (great music too). Facilities all fine. I highly recommend this one!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for your amazing review! You nearly make us blush;) We will definitely pass your message on to Pinja and our other staff members. Hope to see you back some day and happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

Great hostel, great bar and great smoking room. One knock against them is that you can't invite friends to the bar, so make sure you all plan to meet up somewhere else before going out. Also the rooms are extremely hot in summer, the pillows are a bit lacking and the beds are hard. Overall good aside from the beds.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message and tell us about your stay. It is great to read that you gave us these high ratings! Indeed, we have a closed hostel bar . This means that only people that stay with us can have a drink at our bar. We know that loads of guests would love to meet up with their friends at our bar but unfortunately the Dutch law doesn't allow us to let any one else in. Sorry for the inconvenience. Safe travels and we hope to see you back.

100%

Flying Pig is a very nice hostel. I was with a booking of 4 people in the 32 per room and we didn't know our beds were double bunk beds to share. They were nice beds with shelves. There's lockers for each bed with others to rent. All luggage size. The hostel has many visible staff working/cleaning/helping=great! If you want a quiet, pristine experience don't stay in this part of town. Just because of where it is, you'll probably get some rowdy roommates and partygoers nightly. Bar in hostel so..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice message and these high ratings. It really makes us happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Also great to read you enjoyed your stay in one of our queen-size beds. Sharing a big bed with one of your friends is cheaper than 2 single beds, so great idea for couples and travelers with a tight budget :D Have a great trip and we hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

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