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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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3081 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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We were on the top floor of the hostel and had to lug our luggage up and down the several flights of stairs as there was no lift. The showers were so hot you could barely even shower. There was no air conditioning or any fans and the rooms were so hot and stuffy.


Rooms were very hot with no fan! My man and I booked a 'twin' room (when we couldn't get a double) and were told it would change into a double bed. Upon arrival, we in fact had a room with a bunk-bed which changes into a 'double' bed. WHAT A JOKE! The mattresses were so ill-fitting for the bed once changed that we kept falling off the sides, not to mention having a ladder in the middle of our 'double bed'. I didn't have this problem at the Downtown Flying Pig previously so was very disappointed!


Very secure, had to use key card to enter the building. Located directly beside Vondelpark which is lovely and close to the bus station and tram stops! The atmosphere was great, always people in the bar and smoking room. Staff were super friendly and always happy to help! Rooms were cleaned daily! Free breakfast was also a plus, especially if youre a budget backpacker! Seemed to be a lack of plugs in our dorm and you had to pay for locks and towels!


Good location but the accommodations are very dirty and the rooms are a bit creepy... it's very expensive for what it is!


Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bar was fun - smoking room even more fun ;-) The climb to our room on the fourth floor was a nightmare. Breakfast was a bit too basic.


really clean - you saw the staff cleaning everyday. good location and great deals at the bar downstairs. breakfast was average but included so no complaints there!


Nice place to stay, however if you are physically impaired in any way would not recommend as there are a LOT of stairs. The communal kitchen has a sign saying 'staff cooking dinner between 6.30-8pm on Tuesdays' and the kitchen is closed in this time to guests. This was fine, but we waited until 8, then came down to cook our dinner and the staff were still in there for another HOUR, leaving the kitchen completely closed off to guests. When they did leave, the stove was disgusting. Otherwise good


Great hostel near of everything important, rooms are awesome and the staff aswell, would come back soon.


Great hostel near Vondel Park and the Leidseplein. The staff were helpful and the bar and smoking area had a really nice, relaxed atmosphere. We felt safe and comfortable leaving our valuables there. Highly recommend this place to those who are looking for a central place for a good price. (Breakfast can be hectic- the earier you get in, the better as seating can be limited).


Stayed here once while I rented out my own flat in Amsterdam. In terms of location this is hard to beat. It's right by Vondelpark and within easy walking distance to all good museums and nice cafes and shops in Oud West. They have a nice enough bar downstairs and the breakfast is included so it's ok but like all hostels in Amsterdam, overpriced.


Great staff and location. The breakfast is awesome!!! Only spent one night but would definitely return!


I loved this hostel!!! The staff were friendly and very helpful it was clean and secure and I would definitely recommend!


There are a lot of shallow step stairs! We were on level 4! But great, friendly hostel, easy to meet other travellers . Good free breakfast


The staff was super friendly and they were always cleaning the rooms and showers and toilets and willing to help with whatever one needed. The locker systems is very good for security, but it can get a little crowded around the lockers, because the space in front of them is a little tight. The location is about a 30 minute walk from the real party areas of Amsterdam...but Vondel park is right next to this hostel, and it is amazing. It is a more laid back hostel than the Downtown Flying Pig.


A lot of fun !

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Couldn't expect anything better out of a hostel


Stay here if you want to be the center of restaurants and clubbing. For coffeehouses and red light district, stay downtown.


Flying Pig was a really nice hostel, but I have to say I've been to nicer ones that were cheaper. However the staff were friendly and there was a great atmosphere down in the bar area.


Good atmosphere, though try not to get trapped in the smoking room, it sucks you in. A little further from the main attraction though next to Vondelpark and Leidesplein, so no real complaints. The staff are nice enough, and helpful enough, but they tend to band together and hang out smoking all the time, which can be intimidating or irritating for people travelling alone trying to meet other travelers. Then again, I spent a great night hanging out with them. Good hostel for a laid back vibe.


We stayed for three days, this hostel was a really good location to get to the main tourist attractions and located in a really nice part of town. The staff were very friendly and it had a very good atmosphere. The 8 bed dorm was a little tight foe 8 people, but they had plenty of showers which were always clean.

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