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Flying Pig Uptown Reviews

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
3675 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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74%

Flying pig is right, this place is a pig sty, but very good atmosphere. The rooms are crowded and hot in the summer, but the staff is really nice and helpful. The bathrooms are a mess. Good atmosphere, but not too quality rooms.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your comments. Indeed you are right about the atmosphere created by all our guests feeling at home at the Pig. Good to hear you enjoyed the vibe with us too. We do our best to keep the bathrooms clean and tidy but we'll address your comment internally. Our staff are awesome and can do almost everything to help but besides providing fans, beating a rare Dutch heat wave is something nobody can ;-) We hope to see you back some day! Ciao, The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

Great place right by the park

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Great to see you had such a good time with us. Thanks a lot! We really appreciate this :) Hopefully we will see you again next time you visit Amsterdam! Safe travels, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

I had such a great time staying at this hostel. It is a true young backpackers hostel that really knows how to party. The staff were really cool, friendly, and helpful people. I got locked out of my room showering at 1am one night and there was someone at the desk to help me. They give great tips on where to go and the bar is so much fun. I will definitely stay here again if i go back to Amsterdam!


69%

Had an alright stay. I had a mixed dorm but unfortunately got stuck with 5 lads in quite a small space during a very hot few days with a tiny fan that didn't really do much. Was also quite a walk from the Red Light District/central areas and other attractions such as the Anne Frank Museum and getting the tram in was quite pricey. Staff was friendly though and free breakfast was good!


77%

I really like this hostel. Showers and toilets are quite small and there could be more available. Great atmosphere, not too far from main city and beds are clean and comfy


94%

Great Location. Hostel is on the cleaner side. I would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your nice comments! Enjoy your travels and we hope to see you back some day. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Great vibes all round

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI there, Thanks for leaving a review of your stay! We are very happy to see you enjoyed yourself staying with us :) If you ever come back to Amsterdam, we hope to see you again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

77%

For the most expensive hostel I've ever stayed in, it was nothing special.


86%

I guess the only thing that sucked was having to climb to the 5th floor every time because that's where my room was.... however this was my second stay there.... Just like the first one, I had a good time. Room was nice, comfortable bed. Stuff is helpful. If I ever go back to AMSTERDAM I will stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time out of your precious travel schedule to leave us your review. We are delighted to see that even our tall typical Amsterdam building with lots of stairs couldn't keep you away from staying at the Pig again. Apparently the comfort and fun rule :-) See you around again next time! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

Very friendly staff who were willing to help with whatever. Rooms were clean and tidy and beds very comfy. Overall a good atmosphere in the hostel as well.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks a lot for your great feedback :) It's so nice to read you enjoyed yourself staying with us! Hopefully we wil see you again one day. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

89%

Good facilities (shower and bathroom, though incredibly tiny especially for a tall person like myself). Lots of people from the UK, US, and Aussies here but otherwise a cool mix. Bar and smoke room downstairs were very accessible. Long walk from the train station however (approx 30 mins from Centraal). Otherwise a good hostel, friendly and helpful staff and lots of connections to things going on in the area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks a lot for leaving a review of your stay! We are very happy to see you had such a good time with us ;) If you ever come back to Amsterdam, we hope to see you again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

Close to museums and a nice part of time. Friendly staff and smoking room and bar on first floor

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We really appreciate it you took the time to write this review of your stay with us. Thank you so much for your kind words! Hopefully we will see you back one day :) Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

71%

It is way to tiny and claustrophobic.You can get better hostels in that price range

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you very much for leaving a review of your stay. We are sad to see though, your stay with us was not as expected! We would love to find out more about your experience with us. We will contact your personally about this! Thanks again for your time. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

86%

Thank you so much for going above and beyond for me. The staff were so helpful and approachable. Our room was clean and had a great layout giving everyone their space. Although you're not in the middle of the downtown area, the hostel is near a park and the Van Gogh museum which is a huge plus. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI there, We are so happy to read this! Awesome :) Thanks a lot! We will make sure to pass on your kind words to our staff as well, they will love to see this! Thanks again and we hope to see you again! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

The flying pig is a fun hostel staff are very friendly and work hard to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience. We are old travellers and felt welcome!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, This is great to hear! Thank you so much :) We will make sure to pass on your kind words to our staff as well, they would love to hear this! Thanks again and hopefully we will see you back one day! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

83%

We stayed in a double dorm - super cramped with barely any space to put our bags. Showers could be better - no room to put your stuff which is really annoying. Staff were great though and the hostel overall has a cool vibe, and the bar is good too. Boiled eggs at breakfast is a big winner in my books too! Always good to have something more substantial than toast and cereal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks a lot for leaving a review of your stay, we really appreciate this. We are very happy to see you like our staff, the bar and the breakfast! Thanks! Under each bed there are big lockers to leave your luggage, we are sorry to hear this wasn't enough space! We will look into how we can improve the showers. Thanks for mentioning this! Thanks again for your time. Safe travels! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

91%

Great place for young people looking to have a good time in Amsterdam. In walking distance from basically everything. They have a smoking room so the whol place smells like weed, always.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for leaving this nice review of your stay! We really appreciate it you took the time to fill this out. Hopefully we will see you again if you come back to Amsterdam one day! :) Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

94%

We really enjoyed our two nights here. It felt very safe but at the same time nice and relaxed with a good atmosphere. The bar was a great place to meet people with very reasonably priced drinks. The breakfast was also decent - except for the sad lack of decent coffee I was very surprised that we got duvets rather than just a blanket and the beds were very comfortable

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving this great review! We are very happy to read you enjoyed yourself so much with us. Thanks for your comment about the coffee, we will look into this to see what what we can improve. Thanks again for your time! Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

100%

Great smoking area that really brings people together!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Wow what a good rating of your stay with us! We are so happy to read this, thanks a lot :) We are very happy you liked our smoking room, we do too! Thanks again and hopefully we will see you again one day. Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

97%

It was very fun and an amazing breakfast and bar downstairs!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We really appreciate this nice review! Thank you so much for taking the effort. We are very happy to see you had such a good time with us and we hope to see you again if you come back to Amsterdam! :) Cheers, The Flying Pig Uptown

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