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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

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5828 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

There's a reason this is the most popular place to stay in Amsterdam. The location couldn't be better. We had a private, which I would totally recommend.


86%

There is a reason everyone says to stay at the flying pig. After staying there you understand why the staff is great. They have a great common area cheap drinks at the bar. And an amazing location. The price is worth it to have true Amsterdam backpacking experience.


91%

A lot of fun. It was expensive but whatever, it's famous.


86%

This is the go to hostel if you're in Amsterdam! Atmosphere was kind of strange but that was because I got loud and careless roommates. The rest was just great.


97%

We really enjoyed our stay and the staff were more like friends than workers. I hope to return at the end of October this year. This is a place that i felt was also easy to meet other travellers. I travel to Amsterdam about 3 times a year, and have done so for more than 10 years, Now the best place to stay there is The FLYING PIG at least thats what myself and my brother think.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! You put a smile on our faces with your review. Great to hear that you had a good stay and hope to see you back soon! Safe travels, The Piggie staff

86%

Great staff, Recommend couples get a private room, good party atmosphere, great location near red light and sightseeing areas. Staff very helpful.


97%

It's the best hostel in Amsterdam, located right in the center. Stayed there with 11 friends and everyone of us was in love with the hostel!!!

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

We had a great time, easy to meet people. Great location. It's close to dam square where pub crawl and free walking tour starts. Pub crawl Leidseplein is a must! Rooms were what you expect from a hostel. The only thing is that check in took a little while, but that was only a super minor detail of a fabulous stay at this hostel.


89%

Brilliant location and really easy to find. Staff were friendly and had a nice chilled out smoking area. Had a double bed bunk bed but that was fine. Bathroom wasn't in the room so had to walk to use the showers but were what you expect for communal showers. Considering the size of the room it was really quiet, enjoyable stay would recommend to others


97%

Best hostel I have stayed in. Amazing central location, friendly and helpful (and fun!) staff. Brilliant atmosphere. Great bar and smoking room for those who want to use it. Almost perfect!


74%

nice hostel ,, lil bit too expensive but a great place to meet many new friends you need more lockers ... the lady at the reception was very rude because the lockers were full and chose not to keep my bags just for an hour. very bad

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks so much for your review. We can learn a lot from it. We are sad to hear your comment about one of our colleagues and we hope it has been a miscommunication. We will contact you personally to find out what happened! Safe travels, The Flying Pig

94%

Out of 7 hostels I stayed in throughout northern Europe, Flying Pig had the cleanest showers! And the smoking room was awesome!! This is such a chill place, and I would definitely stay here again!


91%

A bit pricey but it's Amsterdam. It was worth it for the location and atmosphere. The bar and smoking room are always happening and it makes it really easy to meet people when you're traveling solo. It's so lively you really don't even have to go out to have a good time. The staff are great too. The one thing that sucks is the wifi barely works and it didn't work at all in the rooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks 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. It is so nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us. The WiFi used to work just in the common areas. We were in the process of getting it working throughout the entire building. We are really sorry for the inconvenience. The good news is that it is all fixed and works in every room. We hope to see you back some day. Happy travels

91%

Perfect Amsterdam hostel! Great atmosphere in the lobby, cheap drinks and a very comfortable smoking room. The staff is very accommodating. Wifi is spotty in the rooms, but it was not too much of an inconvenience. I think they were working on it when we were there as well. Overall, we were very happy!


100%

Great hostel! Each bed, top or bottom, has a light and outlet to charge your devices. The ratio of restrooms to guests is amazing and you don't usually have to wait to use the facilities. The location is in the heart of Amsterdam and makes seeing the sites very easy. Strongly recommend this hostel, if not their other location in the city.


66%

Tiny and very few toilets. Only 2 shower rooms available. Wifi broken down for a few times. Very slow connection at room. Basic breakfast with cereals and bread. Both toasters made the toasts way too burnt. Ground floor is filled with people and party music starting from late afternoon. Close to the train station, restaurants and shops.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message. We always learn a lot from them. Most of our rooms are ensuite, there are extra showers and toilets on each floor and a big shower room in the basement. We are sorry to hear this was not communicated to you upon check-in. The good news is that our WiFi is working at full speed throughout the entire building again. We hope to see you back some day. Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig

89%

Perfect location to get straight into the heart of what amsterdam is all about, incredibly easy to meet and make new friends as well with the way the hostel is set out. A bit pricey for facilities provides compared to other hostels, but if money isn't an issue, this is the place to be!


100%

I've been on a month long trip and this has easily been the best hostel. Meeting people is so easy, the bar gets so wild. Partying with the people you meet in this city is insane.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us such a nice message! It is great to hear that enjoyed your stay with us :D Enjoy your travels and do drop by again some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

Great time with a relaxed vibe


100%

This place is unreal. Right near everything, great facilities, lots to do, and the staff are amazing. Got there and was smoking and drinking with a group for about half an hour before I realized they all worked there. Genuinely awesome people who like to have a good time and make your time here that much better. Stay here if you can!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much 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. It is amazing to read your nice message and to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We will pass your message to all our staff members as well. Hope to see you back some day! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig

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