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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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5765 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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This was my second consecutive year staying at the hostel and it is exactly what you want for meeting fun, youthful travelers. The dj, smoke room, and bar have a great vibe and offer a perfect social setting! In fact, we often preferred to stay in with the other travelers at night rather than go out 'cause the people attracted to this hostel are great! The showers are clean, free spacious locker provided, and breakfast meets the need for cost savings on a trip.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for these nice ratings! It is really great to read you again enjoyed your stay with us :D We hope to see you back soon again! Cheers, The Flying Pig


Good hostel, nice staff.


Solid place to stay, fun atmosphere.


The pig mural on the ceiling.... Check it out, dancing and smoking pigs in moving clouds, amazingly trippy. The hostel good too, dungeon not so much. Stairs are steep as Mount Everest. X


expensive, great location, decent staff, great if you like weed, good kebab near by, cool people tend to go, and great vibe at bar. Only thing beside the price was the annoying little fee´s of a euro or two for certain things, most other hostel just provided free of charge. Highly dont reccomend if you are bothered by weed and going to sleep late.


This hostel is definitely a party in itself. The staff was very helpful and had great suggestions on food and nontourist locations to see. Definitely would stay here again!


If you can, stay here when visiting Amsterdam. Wifi good. Smoke room is a great place to meet people. This was the most social hostel I've been to in Europe.


the bar in the hostel itself is really nice

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Extremely expensive rooms 5m from the extremely noisy bar.


I love this hostel! The stuff were awesome, so helpful and kind! The atmospher was also really really nice! It was clean, safe and the rules didn't bother me at all. Huge kitchen with everything you need, the location was perfect and the rooms were good. If you will stay in the best hostel, stay here!


Best hostel I've stayed in!! Such a good central location, full of great vibes and great people.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Dorm room was in the basement and only a small window would open so it was very stuffy and smelly. We slept in a double bed bunk that was very uncomfortable. Locker situation was good and staff was helpful. Location was convenient and close to the train station.


This was my second time staying at the Flying Pig and I absolutely love it. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful, especially Laura. Great location, deals at the pub and breakfast.


if you want to stay this hostel;you have to know that's: 1)Everybody can say atmosphere is beyond the excellent.it means you can drink beer,cigarets,mariona and so on.the hotel has a room for this things. 2)The location is great.And they have a breakfast which is good.Hosts are nice. 3)if you want to enjoy there,it is depends on your behaviour. 4)have fun guys.:)

  • 21st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The pillows are quite horrible!


Highly recommend, was very satisfied with everything here.


Probably the best hostel to stay at in Amsterdam. It was the first hostel we have ever stayed in and it worked out just fine for us. Beds were comfortable and the people were friendly. Nice bar and smoke room in the lobby as well.


Couldn't be in a better location...close to centraal station and within walking distance from everything. Good security--needed cards to get into the building, and 24 hour reception was attentive to who was coming and going. Couldn't often get a drink at the bar, as we were ignored by the bartender, and the music in the bar was too loud to build any sort of atmosphere with others...you would need to be in the smoking room. All in all, great location, but we didn't love the "vibe" of the place.


Yeah I really enjoyed my time, the smoking room is the main attraction.


Mice in the rooms While I was there one person was stolen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks a lot for your feedback! We can learn a lot from it, so we really appreciate it you took the time to fill this out.. We are sorry to hear you discovered a mouse, we take this very serious! We called pest control straight away. We will contact you personally to find out more about your stay. Thanks again for letting us know! Cheers, The Flying Pig

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