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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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86%

Rating
3031 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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89%

Great atmosphere at the bar from the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your review. Come back and visit our bar again soon! - The Flying Pig Uptown

86%

Double bed was small and fairly uncomfortable but overall dorm room was clean and sufficient with ensuite bathroom. Loved the location right by the park, and having breakfast provided was a plus.


80%

The breakfast offered is not worth its name. Fresh bread rolls and some cheese would not be too much to ask.

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great stoner atmosphere (the included smoke room is awesome, you don't even have to find a coffeeshop for the same vibe), kitchen is a bit cramped but breakfast is good. The stairs are a pain but lots of hostels are floors up themselves, so it's not much of a difference. Would definitely recommend, staff are friendly and helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed our smoking room, hopefully we'll see you again soon! - The Flying Pig Uptown

83%

Easy to meet people in the bar/common area. Having paper towels in the washroom would be nice. The only real negative are the steep stairs.


80%

This an extreme party hostel. The lounge room is a bar that constantly has loud music playing. If you like that atmosphere then you will love this hostel. If you want a more chilled atmosphere where you can laze on couches and talk to people, then find another place. It's a fine hostel, wifi works in the lounge and there is a kitchen, but the kitchen is very cramped.


83%

Good hostel if you want to party constantly! The hostel is geared towards the group party which was good as a solo traveller, would defo recommend


89%

Liked nearly everything about the hostel, except it was a shame the free wifi didn't work very well at all...

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

My first hostel experience and it was excellent! Great vibe, friendly staff and really clean. Everyone staying was also lovely. Located just beside the awesome vondelpark.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for the awesome review! We are happy your first hostel experience was such a good one! Enjoy travelling and we hope you will pay us a visit some day! - The Flying Pig Uptown

91%

My favorite hostel in Amsterdam!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for that! We hope we will see you again! - The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

It's my second time in flying pig uptown hostel.. Very beautiful hostel. Top.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for returning and for leaving a review! We hope you will come and see us again (and again!) - The Flying Pig Uptown

63%

Too many beds crammed into a small room. Toilet and shower were also quite small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your review. Regarding our toilet sizes, unfortunately our traditional architecture inhibits our space slightly. Because of this we chose to provide a larger number of showers and toilets rather than opting for fewer that were more spacious so's to make them more readily available for guests. We hope this doesn't discourage you from visiting us again! - The Flying Pig Uptown

80%

Stairs are a nightmare, access card stopped working three different times. In One shower the shower head kept sliding down. Add some more options to breakfast menu - cold meat, cheese


80%

Overall great experience, great atmosphere . Helpful friendly staff. My only complaint is it's impossible to shower without getting your clothes / towel soaked. This would be the perfect hostel for backpackers looking for a party. Enjoy Amsterdam :)

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to read you appreciated the atmosphere! Some of our showers are more spacious than others. If you decide to stay with us again and you need a bit more shower space, please ask our staff which showers have a bit more space. Thanks again for your feedback! - The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

Good hostel, with nice beds and showers. Kitchens nicely equipped but it's in some pretty tigh quarter so it can get cramped. The bar area is is really cool, good place to meet and hang out with travellers. Locations not the most central but easily walkable and a tram can get u to and from the train station easily. A little pricey but most place r in this town, overall a good hostel for what u pay


86%

What can I say. At all of the flying pig hostels you run into one main problem, the staff. They are constantly hanging around off shift and totally killing that travelers vibe. Definitely more staff than travelers hanging around and because its the Netherlands they are usually half asleep in the smoke rooms taking up all the good space for people who have paid to be there and possibly smoked a little too much to give any decent advice on their locations. Shout out to Steve however at uptown.


74%

This was a nice hostel, next to the park which is good when it's sunny. Rooms were fine and breakfast was good. I liked that there was a smoking room. It seemed like a good hostel to meet people if you are travelling alone. The toilets were a bit small and cramped. There was a kitchen and also a small outside area I think.


94%

Very loud at night but it is well known as a party hostel, location was really good, beds comfy and an excellent breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! We try to keep the noise to a reasonable level, but every now and then we do get a bit overenthusiastic. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this! - The Flying Pig Uptown

74%

Enjoyed my stay here, no real issues. Bar was a bit overpriced.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to read you enjoyed your stay! We have quite a few deals in our bar that actually make our bar one of the cheapest ones in Amsterdam! If you'd decide to stay with us again, make sure you ask our bartender. Thanks again for the review! - The Flying Pig Uptown

80%

A party hostel only a bar and smoking room no chill out communal area. Mixed 4 bed dorm was VERY tiny and shower was almost over toilet. Helpful staff, good drink specials and variety included for breakfast. A little bit of a walk from main sites. Would reccomened to younger ages group looking to party.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! Your experience means a great deal to us. Unfortunately we don't have the space for a chill out communal area. The bathroom in the room where you stayed is indeed fairly small. There are other showers and toilets on every floor, of which some are more spacious than others. If you would stay with us again, please ask our staff which ones are more spacious! Thanks again for your feedback! - The Flying Pig Uptown

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