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Flying Pig Uptown

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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85%Rating

  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Flying Pig Uptown is located near Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and is also next to the large Vondelpark, a popular relaxation spot. We like that this hostel has a bar and smoking area downstairs and is 'very close to bars and the tram stop', according to our guests. Several visitors have also told us they appreciate the homey atmosphere, which feels 'more like hanging out in a friend's house than a hostel'.

Property Information:

As the original Flying Pig hostel, we can't wait to welcome you again!

We're located perfectly central in-between the museum and fashion district, the park and Leidseplein, where the best concert-halls, clubs, bars and coffee shops are and most locals go out. You'll get that real Amsterdam feel and are still close enough to the red light district, which is only a 15-minute walk.

The Pig has been world-famous for its laidback atmosphere, with a hostel bar that everyone keeps talking about and friendly, helpful staff. We have a guest kitchen and a bar with indoor smoking area where you'll meet lots of people. This lively bar has theme nights, the cheapest beer in town and daily drinks specials!

Every bed in our dorms has a reading light, with single and queen-size bunk beds and free individual lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for €3). There's a shower and toilet in most of the rooms. Our private rooms have a little fridge and TV.

There's free breakfast, linen and internet; one price covers all! The Flying Pig Uptown provides a free buffet-style breakfast, free use of our reception safe for small valuables, free luggage storage, Internet, Skype and Wi-Fi, a book exchange, free movies to watch and munchy food for sale! You can even borrow some skates for free.

This spring and summer you can enjoy Amsterdam's famous green grass in the beautiful Vondelpark, right outside the Flying Pig Uptown, for drinks, smokes and picnics. Check out the free musical and cultural performances on the park stage or play games with your (new) friends in your bare feet.

If you're in for some culture, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum (with the 'Nachtwacht') are just around the corner, same as the beautiful Concert Building and the 'I Amsterdam' letters. Do you want to explore the Red Light District, some historic sites or Chinatown? Just take a stroll - everything is within walking distance. Public transport is close by, too.

But there's always more: go shopping at one of the local markets (such as the Albert Cuijp in the Pijp area) or the 'Nine Little Streets', drink a beer at the Amsterdam Heineken Museum or have a wild night out in the so-called pop temple the Paradiso, within crawling-home distance. You can borrow some free hostel skates and share a smoke, drink and a blanket with your (newly made) friends on the green grass of the famous Vondelpark. Laugh your head off at one of the comedy clubs on the Leidseplein or visit other local areas of the city.

At reception you can buy Pig merchandise and tickets to several events. We have free walking tours, a daily updated Amsterdam agenda, a free detailed map of Amsterdam and discounts on several things to do in Amsterdam. You get 50% off entrance to the Winston Kingdom club with your Flying Pig key card. We also offer a shuttle bus between Amsterdam and the Beach hostel.

We're open 24hrs with night security and no curfews or lockout. Access is by keycard.

Please note that the Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart!

Please read our Things To Note below. We only accept groups of up to 10 people through Hostelworld.
Best For: Entertainment, Parties

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  • Flying Pig Uptown says

    I think that one of the best things about this hostel is our smoking area, because let's be honest....a lot of people come to Amsterdam to smoke! But if you don't like to smoke you can also have a great time at our hostel. We have a bar and we're really close to the famous Vondelpark, Leidseplein (the entertainment area), Museumplein (Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum) - so if you want to go out and shop, eat, drink, visit museums or find a coffee shop, everything is just around the corner. Personally I recommend that visitors go for a stroll around the 'Nine Little Streets', called '9 Straatjes' in Dutch; they're great for shopping, food and drinks and nice views over the canals.
    For fun we have daily free walking tours and pub crawls as well as great drink specials all day, every day. Our main age group is young travellers who like to meet new people and party, chill or do both!
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    This was the best hostel we stayed at during our time in Europe, and where I had the most fun. The next time I go to Amsterdam I will be staying there :-)
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      Anonymous, Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    Amazing staff. Serving noodles in the middle of the night after the hostel bar had already closed was a highlight in good service!
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      Anonymous, Denmark, All Male Group, 18-24
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines


Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 2nd
  • Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2009 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Hostel Chain
  • 2014 2nd Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2009 3rd Hostel Chain
  • 2006 3rd Hostel Chain

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Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

It is not allowed to bring your own sleeping bag or pillow. Our beds are ready-made for you. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of one night's stay. The 10% deposit is not refundable in case of cancellations. We do our best to accommodate you (together with your friends) in the dorm of your choice. However, due to the nature of our business, room arrangements and price may be slightly different. We authorize all credit cards on the day of arrival for the amount of the first night. This is an authorization only and will be released shortly after.





Flying Pig Uptown Located at Vossiusstraat 46, , Amsterdam.
Flying Pig Uptown
Netherlands
Amsterdam 1071 AJ Vossiusstraat 46
85% 3138
52.3604797 4.8783588
Flying Pig Uptown
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