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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
6374 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

97%

A nice place to stay in Amsterdam. It´s very easy to meet new people there and to feel the vibe of this great city. The location could not be better.

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Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to send us a review. We are happy to read you loved our very central location but it is also very nice to read that you made some new friends! That is the best thing about travelling right ;) We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Super awesome place. Just stayed for a night but I already want to go back. Everyone was nice and liked to have fun so it made for a great atmosphere.

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Hello! Thank you so much for this amazing review and ratings. It is always really great to read people want to return straight back to the pig after they left. So, we hope to see you soon again ;) Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

91%

Highly recommended, great hostel to stay in. Great location And price!

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and letting is know about your stay. It is great to read you are recommending us to everyone :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

91%

Great and fun hostel to stay in. Very centrally located. The bar area is great if you don't feel like going out. The rooms are nice and heated, which made it very comfortable.

  • 18th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, Thank you so much for your really nice review. It is so great to read you scored us this high and absolutely amazing to see that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back some day so we can hang out at the bar ;) Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Brilliant stay here, location is perfect! I will be staying again! Thanks

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We really appreciate this :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Great place, the location is perfect, the staff are always very helpful and animated. I don't think I could have chosen a better hostel in Amsterdam.

  • 15th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We really appreciate this :D It is great to read you loved our very central location. Everything you need indeed close by. We are also very happy to read the staff was helpful and animated. We will pass your nice words on to them! We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

Hands down dopest place to stay. I have never been to a place with so much culture inside of it. If you are going to Amsterdam you would have to be crazy or ignorant not to try staying here. I will forever remember this place for how incredible it is and as the first and last place I ever did shrooms.

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Hi there, Thank you so much for your really nice review. It is so great to read you scored us this high and absolutely amazing to see that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for mentioning our typical Amsterdam character :D We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

83%

Very nice hostel. The only downside is that Amsterdam seems to attract many large groups of Brits, making it a little less social.

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Hello! Thank you so much for the nice review. We really appreciate this :D We hope to see you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

97%

6 lads booked whole 6 man dorm to our selfs , very clean and beds are super comfy ! Bathroom had amazing shower , while room cleaned everyday , staff are great laugh, covers all type people if want drink or want smoke everyone wins , feel very safe as one key card per person , if want to party hard and get in early hours of morning this is place for you !!!

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you for the amazing review and for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are very happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for mentioning the daily cleaning. All rooms are indeed cleaned several times per day :D We hope to see all 6 of you back at the Pig some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

97%

Great location only 5 minutes walk from the main station and the red light district. The staff were very friendly and helpful, there are free earplugs which we didn't need and you can rent towels for 3euro each which you get back when you return them. The rooms are fine, first time we had double bed bunks, with lockers/cage storage, which require your own padlock. Free breakfast the best we've had! Downstairs is a nice kitchen/lounge area, plus a bar and smoking room, everything you could need!

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Hello! Thank you for the amazing review and taking the time to write about your experience. We can always learn a lot from our reviews. It is so nice to hear the hostel was everything you expected. We really hope that you will stay with us soon again! Happy travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

One of my favorite hostels, if not my favorite one. Just a 5 minute walk from Centraal Station, with lots of bars, food, coffeeshops, and the Red Light District nearby. Everyone I met was really cool and the smoking room is a nice add. The bar was also a nice place to hang out and meet other travelers. I would definitely stay here again!

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Hello! Wauw! Favorite hostel! Thank you so much for the compliment :D It makes us blush a little bit. We are happy to hear you met nice people and enjoyed our specially designed smoking room. Come stay with us soon again! Happy travels. Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

94%

You must stay at this Hostel if you like partying, meeting great people, having the best location (3minutes from the HBF) and if you want to have the best time in Amsterdam! The staff is amazing with suggestions, the place has a perfect atmosphere if you are with others or wanting to travel alone. The Wifi works great everywhere, the breakfast was amazing (eggs, actual fresh fruit like bananas, oranges, apples, toast, jam, nutella, butter, cereal etc.) The rooms and beds were very comfortable!

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Hi there, Thank you so much for your really nice review. We love to read how much you have enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you back some day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Downtown

100%

This hostel is a blast! I didn't even go anywhere else at night just stayed in this hostel. I was extremely sick while I was here and the staff were beauties and helped me out a ton! The rooms were awesome and everything was super clean! I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else if I ever return. Cheers guys!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi :) Thanks so much for your lovely review! We are sorry to hear that you were sick when you came here, but happy to hear that our staff helped take care of you and that it didnt ruin your stay :)... they are a lovely bunch! Thanks for commenting on our super clean rooms, we have a cleaning team working hard twice a day, so they will be happy to hear your lovely comments. It sounds like we will be seeing you again soon! Happy Travels, The Piggies

91%

Stay was great, unfortunately never made it up in time for breakfast so I can't rate the food but the the atmosphere and overall quality of the stay was beyond what I imagined. An excellent first trip to Amsterdam, will definitely be returning In the summer.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for the nice review. It makes us proud to read your stay was beyond what you imagined :D We are sorry to hear you didn't catch breakfast but we are sure we will serve it to you soon ;) See you in the summer!! Cheers, the Flying Pig Downtown

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