Flying Pig Uptown Reviews
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Hostel staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Hostel is sandwiched between the musuem quarter and Leidesplein shopping area of Amsterdam. About 5-10 minutes walk to either, and to the nearest tram station. The hostel's bar had a great, friendly atmosphere, and a wide drink selection. Toilets and showers were tight fits, due to the available space in hostel, but still manageable. The bunk beds were quite noisy due to squeeky metal frames, but were in good condition.
Not the cheapest hostel but great atmosphere to meet social travellers. Breakfast is included and the quality is pretty good. I'm not sure why I chose uptown instead of their downtown location since it was 30min walk to the train station. Having an elevator would really make things easier since I was on the 4th floor (top floor) and their reception is in the basement.
Nice one! Good showers, check. Awesome breakfast, check (incl eggs
Fun hostel with a great atmosphere and socialising areas in the bar and smoking room! Cooking facilities are also very good and clean so you can cook for yourself as eating out in Amsterdam can get expensive. The only downside is there aren't enough toilets for the number of people staying on your floor.
The breakfast is quite expansive for a hostel, which is nice! Location is perfect, and the staff were extra helpful. Great stay!!
Awesome first stop for me! Set a high standard with my first European hostel! Chose to stay in more St Christopher's hostels because of it!
Great atmosphere. Great location. Check in can take awhile, but you can easily just enjoy a beer in the bar and wait for the queue to die down if its too busy. You honestly wont really be spending much time there, only to crash out, cause - Amsterdam.
The toilets were quiet small luckily I'm short. The bar was also smaller than other places we had been which gave a crowded feel. The wifi reception was really good.
No elevator and a LOT of stairs. Massive showers though.
Great atmosphere in this hostel and the staff were truly fantastic - gave us some fabulous recommendations and ideas of things to do. Also the location right next to Vondelpark let's you have some chill out time if needed (it's the Amsterdam way). Just hope that you're on one of the low floors otherwise you have a lot of stairs to walk up!
This hostel is AWESOME!! The staff is SO friendly! Really good free breakfast...3 cereals, toast/jam, fresh fruit, juice/coffee. Sweet in-house bar with reasonably priced drinks & their smoking room is a great place to relax & enjoy some of Amsterdam's famous "coffee". 10 min walk to Museums & "I Amsterdam" sign. I really enjoyed my stay at Flying Pig & will def be staying here the next time I visit Amsterdam.
The hostel is cosy and true traditional Amsterdam house! The atmosphere was brilliant and the staff super friendly!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great location and appreciated the free breakfast, however it was a shame to hear one of the staff (might have been maintenance or one of the cleaners) embarrass one of the guests by carrying on about how he wasn't going to help her with her bag down the stairs as it was her responsibility and why should he break his back for her? Apart from that one small incident I enjoyed my brief time at the Flying Pig Hostel.
Friendly and helpful staff first hostel we stayed in. No lift is a bit of a problem with young and old. Not sure that's its necessary to have smoking room where it is maybe a covered outdoor area like other hostels would be much better also I think of it as a safety issue!
It's a really good location for leidersplein but a long walk to the red light district. There were cages under the bed for the normal bunks, but not for the queen size bunk which we shared. The atmosphere was pretty chilled and the staff really helpful. Free breakfast was great!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
All faciliteis that you expect from a hostel, a good location (next to Vondelpark) and helpfull staff. The con is the stairs, if you unlucky get the upper floors.
Super chilled place would definitely go back
Double bed bunks could be awkward for guests that aren't traveling together.
Decent hostel. Rooms a bit tight but not too bad, everything is perfectly clean. Expensive but so is everything in A-Dam. Would definitely stay again if nothing cheaper was available.