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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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88%

Rating
4012 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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100%

Everything is perfect! Exelent location, atmosphere and staff!

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WOW! Thank you so much for this brilliant review, we appreciate it a lot :) We hope you will stay with us again in the future, Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

Great place to party, get to meet people and visit the city, which can be kinda far for some people, it's about 30min walking to the center, but it is a great deal, if there are any vacancies at the Flying Pig Downtown, stay there, if not you should definitely stay at Uptown, really nice place and good location, 5min walk to the museum's and the I am sterdam sight


89%

First time backpacking alone, amazing hostel, great vibe and a brilliant bar to meet other back packers, rooms are a solid good standard and breakfast included a wide range of food considering it's free. The only downside is the location but they also have a flying pig more central to Amsterdam. Definitely would book again

  • 5th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hello! Thank you for choosing us to be your first solo backpacking experience, it is fantastic that you had such a good experience with us and you enjoyed our piggy atmosphere, we love it too :) We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Thanks again! The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Loved my stay here. It was even cleaner than my last visit 18 months ago, and the atmosphere is just as great. I'll stay here every time I go to Amsterdam.

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Thank you very much for coming to stay with us again :) We are always looking to improve in all aspects of our guest experience, so we are delighted you think we have improved our cleanliness! Thank you for that. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Great hostel, great environment, great staff and a great bar and smokers area. Loved my stay

  • 3rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Had a great stay. Staff and people we met in hostel were all very friendly. Good atmosphere in the bar. Smoking room could be better, always busy and quite small. Our room smelled really bad as shower or toilet drain was broke or something - should look into that room 17. Overall a good stay but I personally preferred the downtown flying pig :)

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

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Hello, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are glad to read that you had a good stay with us! We have passed on your comments to the maintenance team to check the room in which you stayed, thank you for bringing this to our attention, we are glad this did not affect your stay with us too much. We do hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future, Thank you again for your time, The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

This hostel is great, stayed with my girlfriend in a double room (queen size bed) Location is right near Vondell Park, just outside of the centre which I prefer as it's easy enough to get anywhere in Amsterdam, especially by bike. Has a 'well-equipped' smoking room, free breaky and the staff are all very helpful. Stay here

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Hey, Wow, what a fantastic review, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! It's brilliant that you had a great stay with us and recommend us to other, thank you for that :) We hope to welcome you back in the future - Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

86%

I really liked the hostel, staffs were extremely nice and helpful. Only thing is that the hostel has so much stairs and it's hard to move the suitcase up and down. But that isn't really that big of a deal if you are traveling light. Also check out time is 10:30, relatively early comparing to other hotels. Would be nice to push it half and hour or an hour later.

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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, we appreciate it. It's great to read that you enjoyed your time with us and found our piggy team friendly and helpful :) We are sorry you found our stairs difficult with luggage, we know this can be difficult but our staff are always happy to help with carrying bags. Thank you again for your time, we do hope you will stay with us again in the future. All the best, The Flying Pig Uptown

91%

Had a great say here! Extremely friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, small kitchen but it had all the essentials. Free breakfast is a perk but nothing monumental (as expected). Conveniently has a smoking room and bar-- really great atmosphere and easy to meet people if you're traveling alone! Not far from the main museums (Van Gogh, Rijks, Modern Art) and just across the street from Vondelpark. Would highly recommend!


97%

The Flying Pig Uptown was a great place to stay in Amsterdam. Just outside the main canal area, very close to the museum area, it was well located for exploring Amsterdam. The rooms were clean and warm, and the bathrooms and showers were spotless. The bar always had specials on and the smoking room is a great idea, as it doesn't make the rest of the hostel smell like weed.

  • 29th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It's brilliant that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our Uptown location :) We do hope you will stay again in the future, Thanks again, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

i am from brazil and stayed there about for nights, it was amainz days, The only thing that they should have more attention is the loud music after midnight.

  • 28th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Breakfast was really good! Staff were very helpful but more of a party hostel than just to go and chill out and see the sights. Smoking rooms good but not to relax in more have a smoke and get out.

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Hey, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, we can learn a lot from your experience here. It is great you enjoyed the free breakfast and our friendly staff :) Our bar can be quite lively at night but we are sorry this was not what you were looking for. Our smoking room can be busy but a lot of guests do enjoy their time there, meeting fellow travellers. We are sorry you did not have this experience though :( Thank you again for your time, we wish you all the best- The Flying Pig

74%

Very nice place, awkward entrance

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Hello, Thanks for your review, we are glad overall you enjoyed your time. Hopefully you will stay with us again in the future, The Flying Pig Uptown

91%

worth the money

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Hello! Thanks a million for the short but sweet review. We hope you will stay with us again, The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

I loved the stay there. One of my first hostel experiences and I was travelling solo for the first time too. Met tons of people and the atmosphere was so good that I did spend a big chunk of my time at the hostel bar! Highly recommend it - very clean, amazing and friendly staff and overall great experience would go back.

  • 23rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thanks a million for this awesome review, we appreciate you taking the time. We are delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us and found our bar to be a great place for meeting fellow travellers. We are proud of our piggy atmosphere, so we are glad you could share this with us :) Thank you again for your time, we do hope to welcome you back again in the future! The Flying Pig Uptown

63%

Kitchen was small but adequate, bar drinks were good and the party atmosphere was great. The stairs are dangerously steep and such a pain with luggage. Toilets and showers teeny tiny as well, but the rooms were decently sized. Good hostel for socialising and meeting new people, for the simple reason that the only communal area is a bar. I did wish there was a quieter area to sit no have a cuppa before bed, or eat dinner without the drunk people, but that's not the vibe they're going for.

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Hello, Thank you for giving us some constructive feedback about your stay, we can learn a lot from your experience with us here. We are glad you found our hostel to be a very social experience. We are, however, sorry to read that you were disappointed no quieter common area. We are currently looking into extending the basement level of our hostel, so there is a quieter chillout area for our guests to relax. Thank you again for your time and safe onward travels, The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

Little out of town but really good hostel. Loved that there was a proper kitchen

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Hello! Thanks for your review, we appreciate you taking the time. We are happy to see that overall you had a good stay and made good use of our kitchen during your time here :) We are sorry you found our location be a little far from Dam Square, but we are located 5 minutes from the Leidseplein entertainment area and right beside the museum district. Thank you again for your time, we do hope you will choose to stay with us again, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

The staff were incredibly helpful with recommendations and always up for a good chat. Breakfast is amazing! Fruit and yogurt - they spoiled us :) atmosphere is great for solo travelers, vibe is mellow and is super easy to strike up a convo and make friends. Overall - incredible people, phenomenal city, great great times :) highly recommend staying here. It's just enough out of the city centre and just in the middle of other great places to explore :)

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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We appreciate it :) We do hope you will stay with us again in the future, All the best and thanks again, The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

So nice hostel! Staff is super friendly. And the breakfast is amazing as well!

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Hey there, Thanks a million for taking the time to review your stay, we really appreciate it! We are delighted to read that you had such a lovely time here with us and we hope you will stay with us again in the future :) Thanks again for your time, Enjoy the rest of your travels, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

Great hostel, lovely staff, good facilities (stayed in 2 different dorms, one had an ensuite). Personal lights and powerpoint for each bunk. We had a double bunk (rest of room is singles) which made a nice change as a couple using hostels. Free earplugs are very useful as the bar downstairs can be busy till 3, but slept fine with plugs. Awesome free breakfast, great free walking tour with pickup at hostel. A bit of a walk from the red light district but we didn't mind (there's trams too).


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