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Flying Pig Downtown Reviews

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
6870 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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77%

We came in the evening and the person who worked and taked us in spoked very quickly and i could understand like half of it. It could be nicer to take people to their rooms. Showers was clean and there was also hairdryers, toilets were clean but there was never paper for hands to dry. Drinks were cheap and the atmosphere was nice. There was breakfast every morning, but we hoped to get other bread covers then jam and eggs... maybe cheese, ham, tomato. :) We will be coming back to this hostel. Tnx

  • 20th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your experience with us, we can learn a lot from your comments in order to improve ourselves in the future. We are happy that you found the showers clean and atmosphere nice!! We would love to take you to your rooms unfortunately for security we man our reception desk 24 hours a day :) Apologies that our receptionist spoke to quick, we will be sure to remind all our receptionists to be clear :) thank you for mentioning this :) The piggies

100%

Great atmosphere in the center of town. Close to everything and staff was friendly

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you so much for leaving some comments about your stay! We are happy that you found the staff friendly and enjoyed our central location! We hope to see you again someday! Happy Travels The Piggies

86%

The lobby is a bar (and a good one at that). Do yourself a favor and book this place, muster up the courage to talk to some people there, drink & smoke, and have a great time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are pleased to read your nice comments! We hope to see you again some day! Happy Travels! The Piggies

94%

Besides for a rodent rummaging through my McDonald's 20 minutes after leaving my room unattended, the place is flawless. Very welcoming, great location, would recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in Amsterdam.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay, your experience helps us learn how to improve for the future. We are pleased to hear that you would recommend us! Our apologies that there was a rodent at your McDonalds, we have a pest control team who check the hostel very regularly but unfortunately leaving food on the floor can attract unwanted guests :( we will be sure to get them in again right away! Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Take care! The Piggies

94%

Such a great time. The staff was incredibly nice and the beds were so comfortable. Would recommend!

  • 19th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you so much for the kind comments! We are happy that your found our staff incredibly nice and that you had such a great time here! Thank you for saying that you will recommend us, this means a lot to us! Take care and happy travelling! The piggies

91%

Good hostel, but the the room luggage should not be there in the basement; maybe they find another place to settle it..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your experience with us! We are happy that you found us a good hostel. Indeed we have an over sized storage room in the basement, but electronic lockers in the hallway. We are in the process of renovation by which we will have oversized lockers in the same hallway and we will remove the storage room and replace it with extra toilets! :) Thanks again and we hope to see you again some day The piggies

86%

Really nice hostel. I arrived late in the evening/early hours and the bar was very popular, however from the room in the basement you could not hear much of the noise. Very clean, friendly staff, perfect location, plug socket by each bed, good breakfast. Lockers cost 2 euros.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience. We are happy that you found us a really nice hostel :) Great that you were able to use the bedside plug socket and hand out at the bar :) Thanks again and we hope to see you again one day! Safe Travels The Piggies

91%

You can't beat the location of this hostel and the staff are amazing! I stayed in the 32 bed and yes it can get noisy but you are staying in a party hostel and there to have a good time - this should be expected. They provide hairdryers for free in the bathroom which is great. The beds and pillows are very comfy and the staff works literally around the clock to keep this hostel clean. I will definitely be staying here again in the future!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you so much for such a lovely review! Thank you for mentioning our free hairdryers in the communal showers and comfy beds and pillows :) Also that our staff work around the clock to keep the hostel clean, they work really hard so will be thrilled to read this :) Great that you will definitely stay again! I guess we will see you soon :D Thank you and happy travels, The Piggies

74%

Stayed in the 32bed room. Can't beat the location, but not the best place for a good night sleep. It is noisy from both inside and outside the room, can easily hear people talking in the corridor while inside the room. Lastly, I pity those sleep close to the door,

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our central location! Our 32 bed dorm is our largest room and so can be quite busy at times. We also have much smaller dorms of 4 and 6 people and even private rooms :) Perhaps this would be a better option for next time :) Take care and safe travels The piggies

100%

Only stayed for a matter of hours really, checked in at 14:30 and was out by 07:30 but everything seemed good. Had a nice 4 bed dorm with private bathroom. Great location too. Would stay again when next in Amsterdam.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there :) Thank you so much for the nice review :) We are pleased to read that you would stay with us again! Great that you enjoyed your 4 bed dorm with private bathroom :) We hope to welcome you back soon! Happy travels The piggies

83%

Better than i expected. Clean showers. Handy having towels available for a deposit.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience with us. Great that we exceeded your expectations! We are happy that you found our showers clean and were able to make use of our towel rental at reception! Take care and we hope to see you again someday! Happy travels! The Piggies

97%

We stayed at heart of Amsterdam hostel before and flying pig was definitely cleaner and way better atmosphere. Sleeping at night was comfortable, hanging out at bar was fun. The breakfast was mediocre but take that with a grain of salt as I just might be a spoiled ass who is used to awesome omelette buffets at hotels

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there :) Thank you for writing some comments about your stay! We are very pleased that you found us cleaner and with a better atmosphere than our competitors :) Take care and we hope to see you again someday! Happy travels! The Piggies

89%

Great little hostel in a central location. Staff were friendly and fun, the drinks were cheap. Food was mediocre, but that's okay cause there is a lot of food near by. Would totally stay there again next time I'm in Amsterdam. Great place to meet and talk to fellow travelers.

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for leaving us some comments about your stay! Great to hear that you found the staff friendly and fun and you would stay with us again :) We serve free breakfast but then only some bar snacks, we do not have a food menu or chefs so indeed only serve a few select things. Great that you were able to meet fellow travellers here! We hope to see you again someday! Happy travels, the piggies

51%

Good atmosphere if you are trying to party. The bar offers some good drink specials. Their "double bed" reservation needs to be more clear. We booked one double bed for two people, didn't know we needed to book two double beds. Lack of bathrooms for the amount of people in the room and the staff came in 3-4 times in the morning to clean and check other people out. There needs to be a better system for that.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you for taking the time to comment about your experience with us. We can learn a lot from your comments in order to improve ourselves.When you book a double bed it is a cheaper option for 2 people travelling together. We are in the process of looking to change the description with Hostelworld.com to make this clearer :) Thank you for mentioning this, we will follow this up right away. We will contact you further to find out more Thanks again!Safe travels, The Piggies

80%

Loved the staff, loved the location in the thick of everything and the bed was super comfy. However the dorm room was pretty cramped (I lost count of how many times I tripped over something) and the shower rooms/toilets definitely not as clean as they could have been. Its not cheap and as this is a party hostel, inevitably the 'House Rules' are disregarded by some guests so don't bank on getting a full nights sleep. That said I'd definitely consider it again for a party weekend in Amsterdam.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay. great that you loved our staff and location and found our beds comfy! We were sorry to hear that some of your room mates were perhaps not quite as considerate as you would have hoped them to be. We are glad to hear that you didnt let this disrupt your stay too much and that you would stay with us again! Take care and safe travels The Piggies

100%

I'm gonna come back here. One of the best hostel I've stayed.


94%

This hostel is so wonderfull,the best one I've stayed ever. All the staff were so nice with us and they are very very funny. It's a perfect hostel for young people!

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you for saying that we are the best hostel you have ever stayed at! This means a lot to us :) Great that you found our staff nice and very funny! We will be sure to let them know of their comedic value ;) they will love to hear this! Thanks again and safe travels The Piggies

100%

A wonderful hostel for any kind of crowd. The staff are all super friendly and helpful. The rooms were incredibly clean and spacious. There was plenty of storage for my giant bag. There are community showers that were clean and private. You won't have an issue finding an available bathroom since there are so many. Love this place!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are pleased to hear that you found the hostel wonderful and the rooms incredibly clean and spacious :) Great that you were able to make use of our clean and private communal showers ! We hope to see you again someday! Happy travels The piggies

100%

This place is great! One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at! Staff went out of their way to talk to you, especially Charlie who after her shift made an effort to come talk to me and my friends several times to see how we were enjoying our stay and gave us tips about what to see! Only thing is the door to the hostel room is SO loud that it woke me up every times someone came in and out, and still well worth the stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello ! Thank you so much for such a nice review! We are pleased you rate us one of the best hostels you have ever stayed at! Great that the staff and in particular Charlee helped you out when you needed advise :) Thank you for mentioning the door to your room, we will get our maintenance team to fix this right away so that it doesnt slam :) Thanks for bringing this to our atttention! Thanks again and happy travels The piggies

83%

Had a great time here. Staff was awesome and great atmosphere. HIGHLY recommended for those stopping through Amsterdam and want a chill place to stay. I would definitely come back!

  • 8th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi :) Thank you so much for the lovely comments about your time here. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time and found we had a great atmosphere :) Thank you so much for saying you will highly recommend us ;) This means a lot to us and we cant wait to welcome you back in the future :) Take care and happy travelling! The Piggies

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