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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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89%

Rating
6263 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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86%

I just loved this place! The staffs are really good, the breakfast is rich of options, is close to the train station and red light distric. Smoking area was my favorite spot at the hostel


94%

Had an amazing stay at the flying pig ! If anyone I know will be travelling to Amsterdam and is looking for good location, a great atmosphere, and just an all around great stay I will reccommend it. My friend and I were there a couple weeks ago and couldnt have been happier !

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Hi there, Thank you so much for your amazing review! It is great to read you will be recommending us to all your friends. We hope to see you and your friends soon again at the Pig. Cheers, The Flying Piggies

100%

great place


91%

Great hostel. Prices are a little steep for the number of beds per room, but that's normal in Amsterdam. Location couldn't be better, just steps away from the Centraal train station. Staff were friendly. Atmosphere was busy and loud in the main lobby bar, even on a Sunday night. Drink prices are okay, nothing spectacular. Pool table was in session the whole evening. Seemed like lots of groups and not much interaction between them. Good breakfast of fruit, a selection of breads/cereals and COFFEE

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at The Pig someday! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

97%

a little hard to sleep during the day, but it's OK...


89%

Great place right in the middle of Amsterdam, only a few minutes walking distance from Centraal station. Has a whole room set up for smoking, with cushions on the floor, plus a cool bar area.


100%

It's the best hostel that I've stayed in so far. Great hostel bar, great staff. If you are going to Amsterdam, this is the place that you want to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Wauw! Thank you so much for the really great review. It is so nice to hear that we are the nicest hostel you stayed so far. This makes us really happy! We will pass your message on to all our staff members and we do hope to see you back at the Pig some day :D Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Cheap, perfect position, clean, very friendly and young atmosphere. My room was close to the reception, and sometimes there were loud noises at night. My bunk bed wasn't very firm and trembled every time the other person moved... he moved and it was like a earthquake for me, and vice versa. It is ok if you want to save money. But maybe I was just not very lucky with the bed.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We can learn a lot of them so we really appreciate to hear about your experience while staying with us. We checked the bed you slept in and our maintenance team is looking into it straight away. Thanks for mentioning this. We hope to see you back at the Pig one day! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig.

91%

Quality time staying here. The location is ideal, literally less than 5 mins from the station (be aware the ticket from schipol to central station is actually €5.10) The happy hours are really good and run up to 9pm. €4 for two 25cl beers. The shower was very good, best one I've had all year. I travelled solo and had no problem meeting other travellers. Enjoy

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is so nice to hear you met other travellers while staying at the Pig :D We always advise our piggies to take a train from the airport to the hostel. This indeed a lot cheaper compared to a taking a cap. The hostel is allocated right next to the train station :D We hope to see you back at the Pig soon again. Cheers, The Flying Pigges

100%

The hostel was amazing, the staff were helpful and fun. The smoke room was amazing, with a cheap bar. The rooms were clean and the showers always had hot water. It also had the best included breakfast out of any hostel I have ever stayed at!! Loved every minute of it, thanks flying pig downtown!!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for your nice review. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you especially loved our breakfast! We will pass your message on the our staff members and we hope to see you back at the Pig soon again. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

97%

Very cool hostel and the best located flying pig for people getting the train! Staff were sound and it was a nice stay. Stayed with my boyfriend and we both enjoyed it. Comfy and warm and the best smoking room around! :D


91%

Very loud hostel. But they do give you free earplugs. If you want to party is a great place, if you want to sleep you might consider some other place.


94%

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed t. You won't go wrong if you stay here

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wauw! thank you so much for the amazing review. The best hostel you stayed in, thank you so much! We will pass your message on to all our staff as well and we hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

The bed was a little squicky and the shower was small but the team was great. Good vibe fun time!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We always try to learn from them as much as possible. We checked the bed that you were in and our maintenance team is on it straight away. Thank you for mentioning this. We hope to see you back at the Pig soon! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

97%

Pretty rad hostel. the private doubles were great and the buzz in the bar downstairs and all the staff were awesome. a bit expensive but that's Amsterdam I guess. We were in a big crew from Australia and the staff helped us out when two of our friends couldn't make it and put two other travelers in the 4 bed private to share the cost. Cheers guys.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is always great to hear from our guests and to learn from their experience. When guests cancel a part of their booking withing our 24 hours cancellation policy, we always try our hardest to sell the beds to other travellers to keep the costs as low as possible. Great to hear that this worked our for you and your group! We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

91%

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. We stayed in a private room, was greeted with friendly staff, fresh towels, and toiletries too! Great location. Only wish they had a safe in the room. However we used the safe at reception and luggage room after we checked out and was fine. Great facilities ... :)

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Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and tell us about your stay with us. At the moment we are working really hard on renovating all our private rooms, so placing a safe in the room would definitely be a great idea! Thank you so much for the tip! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

80%

Nice hostel with a good breakfast. The only negative thing is that I stayed in a room without a bathroom, and there was only one toilet and one shower available on the first and second floor. In the morning I had to wait quite some time to use the toilet because people were also brushing their teeth there.

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for your nice review. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us. We indeed have mainly rooms with bathrooms (toilets) in the room. On every floor we have a extra toilet and shower on each floor, we even have several toilets on the ground floor and a massive bathroom in the basement :D We hope to see you back at the Pig soon again. Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

We enjoyed our time at this hostel. A very relaxed vibe, but by no means boring because of everything going on. The staff were friendly and for the most part the facilities were okay. I did see a couple mice run across the floor of our room though... The hostel does post signs warning people not to bring food into the room, so it's not entirely their fault I suppose. My friend and I booked the 32-bed and found it a bit odd that we shared a double bed, but it was okay because we are friends.


100%

Highly recommend staying here! Great atmosphere, walking distance from the train station (Centraal), and great facilities. Easy place to meet other travelers!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for this amazing review! It is great to read you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Piggies

94%

The hostel staff were all very friendly and helpful. This is one of the largest hostels I've ever been to. They have everything from a full bar to laptop rentals. The rooms are clean and secure. The location was prime and a short 5 minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Train Station.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and to let us know about your stay. It is really nice to read that you've enjoyed your stay with us and the staff was friendly and helpful. This makes us very happy. We will pass your message on to all our staff members. We hope to see you back some day. Happy travels! The Flying Piggies

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