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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

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3607 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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94%

Great place to stay at, if you don't want to be that far away from the action. But I would definitely stay again. You meet so many nice people. Plus being right outside of Vondel Park makes it worth it. Only about a 20 min walk to all the main action at the Red Light, and trust me you will want to walk it. You'll know exactly where you are, and be completely lost in the atmosphere of Amsterdam.

  • 8th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We are so happy to read this great review of your stay with us. Thanks a lot! It's great to see you liked our location so much. We cannot agree more ;) Thanks again for your time! Hopefully we will see you again one day :) Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

77%

Nice smoking room, lots of stairs but a good hostel overall!


89%

Really nice staff and cool hostel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for leaving this nice review of your stay! We really appreciate it :) We are very happy to see you had a great time with us and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

77%

The hostel is very overpriced for the facilities offered. The rooms are super cramped but the breakfast was really good. I still don't understand how the stay deserved 40eur a night

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us. We are very sorry to read your experience with us was not as expected. We would love to find out more about it, therefor we will contact you personally. Thanks again! Cheers The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

Amazing hostel. I loved all things, exception stairs. 5 floors is bad for my legs.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We really appreciate this :) Unfortunately, due to the traditional Dutch architecture of our building, we do not have an elevator. Sorry! Our staff is always there to help our carrying luggage upstairs though! Thanks again for your time and we hope to see you again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

This hostel was AWESOME. The staff is super chill, the rooms are nice, and there's a bar in the hostel that's great for meeting people and pregaming. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are clean. The free breakfast was one of the best I've had at hostels - hard boiled eggs, fruit, bread, and cereal. The location is good for day time activities, but it's a 20-25 minute walk away from any of the nightlife. Overall, excellent hostel and would gladly stay again!


97%

We loved our stay at this hostel! Great atmosphere, staff were really friendly & helpful and there is also a separate smoking room next to the bar where you can socialise and relax. The location is perfect too as the hostel overlooks Vondelpark and is right next to museums & art galleries! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a safe, sociable and all round amazing stay.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We really appreciate it and we are very happy to see you had such a good time with us :) We hope to see you again next time you visit Amsterdam! Safe travels, The Flying Pig Uptown

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

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