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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
3564 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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91%

Staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable and the facilities were nice and clean. The stairs killed me in this place! Four flights with a 20kg bag is a bit to much for me!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey! Thank you so much for leaving such a great review! We will pass on your kind words to our staff. Due to the traditional Dutch architecture, we cannot install in elevator in our building. We are sorry you found it difficult with your bags, but our staff are always happy to help with any bags that need lifting :) We hope to welcome you back in the future. Safe travels, The Flying Pig Uptown.

89%

Really fun stay here! Super social breakfast/bar area and smoking room that made it beyond easy to meet people. Great location next to the park for chilling out. I much preferred this over the busy center of town. Good walking tour, free breakfast, hot showers.


83%

Only downside is that the hostel is huge. Otherwise they have everything. Fun chill easy place


69%

For the amount of lodgers there are way too few bathrooms--only a toilet and a urinal per floor. Considering they have a bar and a smoking room where people will hangout for long periods, filling up bladders and possibly getting sick (one ordinary night the downstairs bathroom was covered in puke), I wouldn't recommend this location for anyone with IBS or Crohn's disease because there will never be an open bathroom when you need it, even if it's 3 am.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we can learn a lot from your experience. A lot of our rooms are ensuite, but there are showers and toilets on every floor for the rooms that do not have this option. Most of the rooms on the floor you stayed are ensuite, which is why there are less communal bathrooms on this floor compared to others. Were sorry for the inconvenience this caused for your stay. Thanks again for leaving us a review! All the best, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Simply great. The smoking room will take your soul but you won't care and the staff is very keen on helping everyone out. And although far from DT, you can't beat being across from vondel park.


86%

Great location and environment at this hostel. Overall I am happy I stayed here.

Owner Comment (Hide)
And we are happy you stayed with us! :) Thanks a lot for your great review, we really appreciate this. Next time you are in Amsterdam, we hope to welcome you again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

Very impressed at how polite, helpful and responsive the staff was. Excellent breakfast too . The bathrooms and rooms looked very clean.

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you so much for leaving a review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and our free breakfast :) We hope to welcome you back in the future. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown.

51%

We stayed in a 2-bed private room where the shower was broken so the lowest water temp we could get was still really hot. The room was right outside the pub, kitchen and smoking area so the room smelled and we could hear the pub after midnight. After my friend left, I moved to a 12-bed doom where there was only two toilet on my floor to share with people from my room and other rooms. The doom was smelly and full of rubbish, empty alcohol bottles and smoking devices.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for leaving a review your stay with us. We are sorry to see your stay with us was not as expected. The temperature of the shower can be regulated, but we will have the maintenance team to double check if everything is okay! There are public toilets on every floor, but there are also rooms with ensuite bathrooms. If you do find your room/toilet dirty, you can always let our staff know and they clean it asap! Thanks again! The Flying Pig Uptown

71%

This hostel certainly has lots of character and atmosphere. There's a small but lively bar and dedicated smoking room at this hostel. The rooms were nice enough but you have your stuff in cages under the bed, they are loud and awkward to move around, especially when you're not sleeping on the bottom bunk. The hostel is located near vondelpark and not in the epicentre of Amsterdam (as opposed to St Christopher's) but it's quieter and you'll be going everywhere by bike anyway!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere of the hostel bar and our location. Summers in the Vondelpark are lively :) We will ask our maintenance team to have a look at the lockers under the beds you stayed in, we are sorry this caused you some trouble. Thanks again for the review, we hope to welcome you back in the future! All the best, The Flying Pig Uptown

86%

Lovely place to stay, great location and very helpful staff. Breakfast is good too and boiled eggs is a great way to start the day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi There! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it! We're glad to read that you enjoyed your stay here as well as our free breakfast :) Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

77%

This was a pretty good hostel for the 3 nights we spent here. The free breakfast was European basic but it was fine. The hostel was clean and although it was a little further out of the center, we enjoyed being away from the extreme hustle and bustle and it was right next to Vondelpark and the museums. I'd stay here again.

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Hi there, Thanks a lot for leaving this nice review! It's great to hear you had a good time here and you agree with us we are on a great spot ;) Hopefully we will see you again soon! Safe travels, The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

We stayed at private room, was very quiet and clean. great location for going out

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for leaving this nice review of your stay! We are very happy to read you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again next time when you are in Amsterdam :) Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

I'd highly recommend this hostel! The room was really clean and cleaned daily, the beds were SO comfortable we didn't want to leave them and having a bathroom inside the room made all the difference. The location is really good, right by Vondelpark and a short walk from the tram stops that went straight to the town centre. Our only criticism was the lack of mirrors in the dorm room! Oh and drinks in the hostel bar are super cheap and REALLY nice. I'd recommend 'Tropical Haze'.

  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We are very happy to see you had such a great time with us. We will pass on your kind words to our staff too, they will love to read this! :) Thanks again and hopefully we will see you again soon! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

83%

The hostel itself was quite nice, but we found the guests a bit young and drunk/ high. A lot of groups, so it wasn't especially east to meet people. I wouldn't recommend the flying pig for solo travelers.


71%

Probably the perfect hostel if you're into the Amsterdam drug scene, as it has its own smoking room (ventilation is good, but you will smell weed every now and then regardless) and seems to attract predominantly similar minded clientele. Rooms are good, with lockers (more like racks that you can lock) under the beds. Lots of toilets and showers. Location is right next to the Van Gogh Museum. Depending on your inclinations, it could be either the perfect hostel or it could be a drag.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving a review of your stay! We are glad you enjoyed it :) We do have a smoking room where people can smoke weed. But we are not all about that! We also have a cosy bar where our guests like to socialize and have a drink :) Thanks again! We hope to see you again if you come back to Amsterdam! Cheers The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We are so happy to see this review! Thank you very much :) Our staff will be very happy to read this too! Hopefully we will see you again if you come back to Amsterdam. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Great location. Good security. Clean. Comfortable.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving this great review of your stay :) Makes us very happy to read this! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

The staff could not be nicer and more helpful! Great place if you're looking for a good time and a great location. Was not too loud at night at all, but I did not stay there over a weekend. Definitely recommend it for any solo or young travelers

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for your great feedback! We really appreciate it! We will pass on your kind words to our staff too, they will love to hear this! We hope to see you again next time you are in Amsterdam :) Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

Had many people recommended this hostel and I was not disappointed! staff were amazing from the moment I walked in the door, atmosphere was great, room was small but clean. Would stay again!


89%

Flying Pig was good, more of a party hostel than I was hoping for, but no complaints, it was good for a bed to sleep in in a spacious 10 person dorm room and breakfast in the morning.

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Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving such a nice review! It makes us very happy to see you had a great time with us. Hopefully we will see you again one day :0 Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

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