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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
3234 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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91%

First time in Amsterdam and never stayed in a hostel before.... But will definitely be doing it again! Brilliant hostel with great facilities and friendly staff!

  • 21st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your review! We are looking forward to welcoming you to our hostel again! - The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

I've stayed at uptown multiple times and it has been awesome everytime, the staff are amazing, the hostel is always kept very clean and it's a very good atmostphere. I've stayed there by myself and also with mates, both times had a brilliant stay. Close to everything and easy to find, i would always recommend this hostel to anyone, even non weed smokers.

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Thank you very much for your review! We hope we can welcome you again, and again! - The Flying Pig Uptown

91%

One of my favorite hostels. Beautiful location on Vondelpark, great atmosphere with the bar and smoking room. Staff are friendly and helpful. Internet can be a bit spotty upstairs and bathrooms are a bit small but no big issues.

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Hey, thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

Loved this hostel, it's one of my favorite hostels that I've ever been to. Its in a prime location, great atmosphere, and the staff is awesome. The wifi can be a little iffy but if you go up to the first floor it works great. I'm definitely going back!

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Thanks for the amazing review! We are also in the process of improving our Wi-Fi so we hope it's even better when you would decide to stay with us again! - The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

Nice place and people

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Thank you very much for your review! - The Flying Pig Uptown

74%

good, low price range meant a certain type of person stayed at the hostel

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your review! We try to accommodate every type of person as much as we can. We hope we can welcome you again some day! - The Flying Pig Uptown

63%

It wasn't really comfortable as spaces (rooms and toilets) were small. It suits well for people on their 18 to 25 years old. Location is good for tourists and the breakfast is great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for your comments. Due to our traditional Dutch architecture the building is tall with smaller floor space meaning we are unable to have excessively large toilets. We hope you visit us again. Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

74%

Wifi was brutal. Staff was chill, always associating/hanging out with guests. Stairs most definitely suck and was feeling them after 3 days. A bit far from "downtown" but easily walkable. The vibe was really awesome overall, comfy place to burn and relax after exploring

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for your review. We are currently working on improving our wifi and hope it did not damage your experience with us. Come and stay again soon! Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

83%

Kitchen is fairly small and a bit hard to use when others are there, and there's no separate lounge to hang out but they are happy for you to eat in the bar area. Staff are really helpful and friendly. Hostel has a great vibe.

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Hi, thank you for your comments. Our architecture does not permit having a large kitchen, but it is newly renovated and stocked with appliances. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

Love this place awesome staff and everything's clean would recommend this place if you want to be close to bars shops etc but far enough away so you can still sleep

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Thank you for your great review! Come and stay with us again. Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

The Flying Pig was absolutely perfect for single 20- something travelers. Great bar, great smoke room, great atmosphere, great staff, super easy to meet new people, great breakfast... All around awesome. bit of a walk to get to downtown (20 min by foot) but close to van gogh museum, heinekin brewery, and other cool uptown stuff.

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Thanks for the awesome review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

77%

Nice hostel, close to lots of attractions. The common area was a bit small, but good for meeting other travellers.

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Hey! Thank you for your review! We hope we can welcome you again some day! - The Flying Pig Uptown

69%

A credit card was stolen out of my friends bag in our room so make sure you always lock up your stuff. The smoking room and bar area are always fun though and I'd suggest to go on the ultimate pub crawl which leaves from the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your comments. We sorry to hear that your friend had something stolen. We offer a free safe at reception for guests to store any smaller valuables and also sell padlocks so that guests are always able to keep their belongings secure. We hope you will come and stay with us again soon. Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

77%

The flying pig uptown was a friendly and comfortable environment. The staff were all quite friendly and helped whenever they could. I enjoyed the free breakfasts and the bar most, it made socializing with others much easier and more enjoyable. One negative was that the wifi was pretty spotty. Another thing was that with all of the lovely people that stayed there, there were a few questionable guests that bothered my friend and I. I would recommend this for younger travelers. :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your comments! We take threatening/harrassing behaviour from guests very seriously and will remove anybody who is behaving in a way that is making other guests uncomfortable. We hope this will not stop you visiting us again. Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Very nice place to stay ! Well-located, safe (lockers in the rooms and in the corridors) and clean, this hostel has a great atmosphere. It would be perfect if there were more showers on each floor, more tables in the common areas (a little crowded at breakfast time), hand dryers in the toilets and coat racks in the rooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! It's always good to hear when people enjoyed themselves in our hostel, and we will look into the things you suggested. We hope to welcome you back some day!

83%

Cons: too many stairs, no elevators. Lots of bathrooms but also lots of people, so they're crowded. Window doesn't open in the room. They charge for lockers. Limited amount of outlets. Rooms cleaned everyday but not thoroughly. Kitchen was DISGUSTING pretty often. Pros: location is nice, nice breakfast, they have a smoking room, workers are nice, and nice atmosphere at the bar. Internet works well downstairs (not so well in the rooms).


83%

Good laugh, just remember to be careful with your bike.


89%

The staff is amazing ;)

  • 27th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The Flying Pig is a really fun place to stay! The staff is super nice, and the place seemed quite clean. Really the only place to hang out is at the bar, which isn't great if you're not in a party mood. They have music playing constantly and it's hard to find a place to sit. My only other complaint is that there were not nearly enough plugs in the rooms (we shared 1 in a room of 8), and the internet isn't very good. However, it's in a very safe neighborhood, right next to beautiful Vondel Park.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thank you for your comments. We are currently in the process of adding more plug sockets to all of our rooms and changing our Wifi system. We hope you will stay with us again soon! Cheers - The Flying Pig Uptown

71%

Not a bad place to stay; location is not as good as flying pig downtown but public transport is good so it's not too hard to get where you want to go. Breakfast was good; staff were good; the atmosphere was very laid-back - there wasn't a lot of partying going on for the week we stayed there. Our major issue was the key passes to get into our room malfunctioned numerous times. This wouldn't be such a problem, but it was actually quite a mission getting up and down the four flights of stairs e


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