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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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89%

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6331 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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94%

Staying in "The Flying Pig" was my first time being in a hostel and I am so happy I made that decision! Chill atmosphere, very friendly staff with an impeccable taste in music and smoothie making skills. The kitchen is perectly equipped and has everything you need. The only this missing was a freezer. Perfectly working showers and electric plugs above your bed. The smoking room is nicely decorated and full of friendly people.Perfect location! In a nutshell, this is the place to be when in Ams.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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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 great to read that you loved your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning the lack of a freezer. This is a good tip :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Awesome hostel with a friendly staff who were always willing to point you in the direction of something fun. Great location, central to everything you could need in Amsterdam.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (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 and we will pass your message on to our staff members! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

89%

Amazing atmosphere. The hostel efficiently provided everything a traveler could possibly need with the best attitude as well. was definitely one of my favourite hostels i have stayed in so far.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for the great review. It is so nice to read that you see us as one of your favourite hostels! We hope to see you back at the pig soon again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

86%

Excellent location. Right behind the big hotel on the corner outside of the train station. Super helpful staff and awesome breakfast (fruit, granola, juice, etc). There are lockers for 24 hours rent for 2 Euro on the first floor which is great for valuables. This is a big party hostel. There's a smoking room and a bar and it's loud. If this is not your scene, it might not be a good fit for you. The beds are plasticky, so whenever someone rolls over it's quite noisy.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review and taking the time to let us know about your stay! We really appreciate this. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Best world's hostel! Best for party and relax...amazing bar with good music, deejay 3 time a week, perfect smoking room... Personal very nice and helpfull, perfect location. Best place to be in amsterdam!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Wauw! Thank you so much for t to read the nice review! We are very happy to read you loved your stay with us! We hope to see you back soon! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

Stayed here only for a night but location was excellent, near to Amsterdam central, lots of coffee shops nearby, food places, etc. Good selection of choices for breakfast which is always a good thing for a hostel. Huge though, if you're travelling alone, not so easy to meet people. Rooms are alright, light and sockets with every bed which is great. Smoking room available if you're into that, and the kitchen and lounge is a nice and cosy place to chill.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy to read you enjoyed our fully equipped kitchen, the free breakfast but most of all our very central location. We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

74%

Overall a decent place to stay, especially for the great central downtown location, but still very expensive considering you get a bunk bed in a room of like 20+ other people. The showers were fine but got dirty fast since there were so many people sharing just one or two bathrooms. Not a great atmosphere for a solo traveler, but it would be a fun place for a group of friends to stay together. I found it more difficult to meet people here than at other hostels, even though it was so crowded.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and we always try to learn from them as much as possible. We are sorry to read the bathroom wasn't clean when you used it. Our cleaning team cleans the bathrooms 2 times a day, especially in our bigger dorms. We will contact you personally to find our more about your stay and how we could improve. We hope to hear back from you soon! Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

They're unarguably the best hostel in Amsterdam! The staff is super helpful. Always give the best recommendations. Buzzing with activity, this place. Well done guys!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. Best hostel in Amsterdam! This makes us very happy. We will pass your message on to our staff members as well. We hope to see you back one day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

Great location, helpful staff. A well-run hostel and a fun place to hang out!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We can always learn a lot from our reviews. We will definitely pass your message on to our staff members. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Great hostel! I loved the atmosphere and the location was great. The bar area is a lot of fun and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It was rather expensive for the quality of rooms though. I was in the 32 person dorm which I would not recommend. I was awake all night watching a mouse run across the room. Excluding that, fantastic stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. It makes us very happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our great staff members. This makes us very proud. We are very sorry to read about the mouse. We informed our pest control straight away. Thank you for mentioning this! We will contact you personally to find out more about your stay and to see how we can improve our services. We hope to see you back one day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

83%

Very good location, helpful staff, and excellent security. Rooms cleaned well every day although we did spot a mouse in our room. Bathrooms were decent, a little small but showers were good. Would definitely reccommend as the location is perfect and the hostel had a good atmosphere. Free breakfast is also a plus!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. It makes us very happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very sorry to read about the mouse. We informed our pest control straight away. Thank you for mentioning this! We hope to see you back one day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Great hostel, but too loud at night

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your stay. We really appreciate this and always try to learn from them. Thank you for letting us know that it was loud at night. We will contact you personally to find out more. We hope to hear back from you soon. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

89%

My stay was very nice! The location is good, near to Centraal Station :) the room is fine and the breakfast included was delicious. The showers were also excellent! I recommend your stay ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your nice review. We really appreciate it that you took the time to let us know about your stay. It is great to read you liked our very central location and the free extended breakfast. Thank you for the recommendations. We hope to see you back at the pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

97%

If you want the "Amsterdam experience" STAY HERE. Smoke room, bar, amazing breakfast (for us Americans, they have peanut butter!) The staff was laid back (and I'm talking really laid back) It may be a little pricey than other locations but it is well worth it. You won't have to worry about transportation because you're right there. You won't have to worry about breakfast because it's downstairs. And the bar = the only people who can come in are the hostel people. Recommend 100%. I'd come back!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy to read you loved your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the pig some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

83%

Didn't think there was much atmosphere to the place with everyone just getting baked in the smokers room, seemed a little unnecessary with all the other coffee shops close by. Staff were super nice though and the facilities and location is great!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for you review and letting us know about your stay. We are very sorry to hear you didn´t like the atmosphere. We will contact you personally to find out more about your stay and how we can improve. We hope to hear back from you soon. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

I cannot say enough good things about this hostel. The people were great, and the staff would probably give you the shirt off their backs. My friend and I had to stay an extra night because our flight was cancelled, and the staff helped us so much getting another room and helping us get situated for unexpected trouble. Highly recommended in my book.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for the amazing review. We are so happy to read our staff was able to extend your stay when your flight was cancelled. We will pass your message on to our staff members, they love to read messages like these! We hope to see you back some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

Excellent location and staff, the bar its a little overpriced but anything else it is just great

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We really appreciate this :D We will pass your message on to our staff-members. They love to hear these kind of messages! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

80%

The outlets at each bed were very helpful and the breakfasts was great, but we found a dead mouse on our floor in the morning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the outlet next to your bed. All our beds have their own power socket so our guests can charge their phone or other electrical devices while they are sleeping :D It is also great to hear you loved the breakfast. However we are sorry a mouse was able to sneak in from outside. We will make a note of this for our pest control. We hope to see you back some day! Cheers

97%

Smaller rooms are great for sleeping. Big dorms aren't bad either. Location could not be better. Amsterdam is a bike city but The Flying Pig is so central it becomes a walking city. Stay here before its full!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. It is so great to read you loved our very central location :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

91%

Loved it here, best location, easy walk from train station, can walk to tons of shops and restaurants & easy access to tram stop. Everyone was super friendly, bartender made up my weird alcoholic milkshake requests and thought it was great. Would stay here again. Bathrooms are a bit up a trek up some sketchy stairs if you have the basement rooms but who cares? You're bound to make a friend on the way there. The showers are amazing and cleanest I've seen, The entire place is kept extremely well.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there Thanks so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! We are glad you loved our central location and happy to hear that our bartender accommodated your special drink requests :) We hope you will visit us again soon Happy Travelling! The piggies

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