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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

According to STC

Additional Terms and Conditions

*To preserve and maintain our laid-back atmosphere we do not allow: Persons under 18 year of age or above 40 , pets, any bookings of stag nights, hen nights or sport tours, soccerfans for (inter)national matches and large groups of males ( 6 persons or more ). Read the above carefully because in the event of a false booking, there will be no check in nor will there be a refund.

*We accept bank transfers and creditcards payments as a payment for groupbookings, we need the first half within 7 days, due payment needs to be in our account 2 weeks before arrival.

*A deposit needs to be paid at arrival of the group, the amount depends on the size of the group.

*We try to accomodate groups in 4-, 6- or 8-bedded dorms with bathroom. We will inform you if not possible.

*A form of Photo Identification is required upon check in. Accepted forms are a valid passport or national ID card. Driving licences are NOT accepted.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

-no groups for one night
-no stag and hen nights, sports groups
-only mixed groups
-We work according to the standard Terms and
Conditions for Hotel and Catering Industry (STCH)

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Flying Pig Downtown

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld guests at Flying Pig Downtown frequently comment on the hostel's high standard of cleanliness as well as their staff, who one of our visitors described as 'adorable, very friendly, talkative, helpful and always in a good mood'. We like this hostel's location in a central area of Amsterdam, about ten minutes from the Centraal Station 'which was easy to get to from the airport', making it the 'perfect way to experience everything Amsterdam has to offer'. Reviewers tell us this is a good place to meet fellow travellers as there are usually 'people hanging out at the bar, playing pool or socialising'.

Property Description

COVID 19 Policy Update.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property, including social distancing and in-house disinfection.

Do you want to hang out in one of the most famous hostel bars, including an indoor smoking area with pillow stage?
The Flying Pig Downtown is the place to be, located right next to Amsterdam Central Station.

We have dorms where every bed has a reading light, as well as private rooms with a little fridge and TV. Rates include free linen. There are single and queen-size bunk beds as well as a shower and toilet in most of the rooms. There are also free individual lockers in the rooms; bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for just €3,50.

The Flying Pig Downtown provides free use of the guest kitchen, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi, a book exchange and a lively hostel bar with DJ nights and the cheapest beer in town. There is also a buffet style continental breakfast available everyday for only €4.

Meeting people is very easy at this hostel while chilling on lounge pillows in the smoking area, drinking and playing pool in the bar, dancing to the music of local DJs and cooking meals in the guest kitchen.

We’re open 24hrs with keycard access to the hostel and there’s no curfew or lock-out. You can use the safe behind reception to store small valuables. Our reception offers tours and tickets to Amsterdam's attractions as well as Piggy merchandise.

We offer a free walking tour that picks guests up from the hostel everyday, a daily updated Amsterdam agenda, and a free detailed map of Amsterdam and discounts on several things to do in the city.

Leaving the Central Station, it is just a five-minute walk to the hostel and during this walk you'll already see the many restaurants, pubs, red lights of the famous Red Light District and shops. That's the party area where you'll most likely be spending your nights.

The hostel entrance is in Amsterdam's busiest shopping street and it is a perfect place to kick-start your night of club-, pub- and coffeeshop-hopping. Besides everything the hostel offers you, our international Piggy staff can provide you with all the information you need to get the most out of the Amsterdam experience.

Close to our hostel you will find the Red Light District with its famous windows. It’s very safe to walk around here and a good place to hang out when the night falls. There’s also Anne Frank House which brings you back to the time of the Second World War. In this house Anne Frank and her family hid away for years, before being deported to the concentration camp. The Royal Palace is very admirable too with its spectacular 16th-century halls and rooms, and Dam Square with its musical groups, performers and other entertainers.

Please note that we do not accommodate guests under the age of 18 and a form of Photo Identification is required upon check in.
Accepted forms are a valid passport or national ID card - driving licences are NOT accepted. View House Rules


Start your Amsterdam adventure at the Flying Pig Downtown, right in the heart of the city. We're famous for our friendly vibe. Get into deep conversations with like-minded travellers over drinks in our bar (share your passions!), practise your skills on the pool table or bag a space on a pillow in our lounge. We host regular DJ nights so you can dance until dawn right here under our roof. If you want a night off, make dinner in our guest kitchen – take it out onto our outdoor terrace for sunset views.


We're right on Amsterdam’s busiest shopping street, Nieuwendijk, where you can shop all day – and party all night. It's easy to get here: Centraal Station is just a five-minute walk away and runs trains to and from Schiphol Airport every 10 minutes until 1am. Bit of a culture vulture? Lots of the city's attractions are within a 10 minute walk, including Amsterdam’s oldest building, Oude Kerk, and the infamous Amsterdam Red Light District.

Rooms and Dorms

We have mixed and female-only dorms, where bunks have handy reading lights, and cosy private rooms come complete with TVs and mini-fridges. All of our beds come with free linen, so you can give your sleeping bag a break. Carrying valuables? Our rooms have individual lockers for your cameras or phones – bring a padlock or pick one up from reception. The free Wi-Fi is perfect for planning your day.

Extras and activities

Want to explore the city but don’t know where to start? Join our free walking tour that runs from the hostel every day. You’ll get a handy city map plus discounts on things to do. If you’re here for the all-night party scene (it's awesome), we're open 24 hours with keycard access so you won’t get locked out. The morning after, we’ve got your back. Grab a buffet breakfast every day for only 3 euros, or if you overslept there's always lunch in the café.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    This was my first hostel experience and it exceeded my expectations. Very clean, friendly staff, perfect location. Will be back next time I visit.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2021
    If I ever come back to Amsterdam I’ll definitely stay at the flying pig again. The bathrooms are always clean, staff are amazing and the atmosphere is very nice. But don’t forget to book in there website, bc you don’t need to pay for the breakfast hahaha I loved all! Thank you guys!!
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2021
    Really a great hostel! I call it the black hole because once you go in it’s impossible to leave. I should have stayed at this hostel for only a few days! I ended up being their for well over a week! Along with many other travelers! Really a great place to spend your holiday! Especially if your traveling alone!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    Great hostel, amazing location and helpful staff
    India, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2021
    Blown away by the amazing location and atmosphere. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff, great facilities and easy to navigate dorm layout. Elevator was very much appreciated as well. 5 minute walk from the train station made it incredibly convenient and the location itself was perfect - quiet shopping street sandwiched between larger ones with lots of metro access and several shops nearby for all necessities. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Booked again on my return trip as well.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Jul 2021
    I stayed here with a friend for 2 nights in July 2021 and we had the best time! We were welcomed by the staff who didn't hesitate to answer our questions about the hostel and the city, give advice on places to go, all with a really friendly attitude :D The atmosphere at the hostel was so warm, smiles at all times, great conversations had and friends made! We both wished we had stayed longer and look forward to returning.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Jul 2021
    Awesome time. My lungs are sensitive and the air quality was not super great (smoking room is not sealed well) which was my only complaint. Otherwise, this hostel makes it very easy to meet friends, meet Amsterdam, and enjoy yourself.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2021
    The Flying Pig is located at the heart of Amsterdam city and is a 5-minute walk from the Amsterdam Central Station. It is surrounded by restaurants, coffeeshops, and general stores. The staff is extremely helpful and very calm. The hostel has a smoking lounge and a bar which comes to life in the evening. The hostel beds could have been better, but since most of the time would be spent outdoors it can be easily overlooked. The wifi range was not powerful enough to use all over the room.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    02 Jul 2021
    The room was a little dusty. One of the windows didn’t have a lock to open.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    26 Jul 2021
    After one night at this hotel, I got tons of bites by bedbugs. I am pretty sure they bit me there since it's the only bed, besides mine, where I have slept in the last days/weeks. My whole body itches. I have bites on my face, neck, arms, back, legs and feet. I am writing this review at 4:30 am since I can't sleep because my whole body itches.
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Pool Table


  • 2019

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Amsterdam

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Netherlands

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Netherlands

  • 2009

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Netherlands

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Netherlands

  • 2006

    3rd, Hostel Chain

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Flying Pig Downtown says

Hostelworld guests at Flying Pig Downtown frequently comment on the hostel's high standard of cleanliness as well as their staff, who one of our visitors described as 'adorable, very friendly, talkative, helpful and always in a good mood'. We like this hostel's location in a central area of Amsterdam, about ten minutes from the Centraal Station 'which was easy to get to from the airport', making it the 'perfect way to experience everything Amsterdam has to offer'. Reviewers tell us this is a good place to meet fellow travellers as there are usually 'people hanging out at the bar, playing pool or socialising'.