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Flying Pig Uptown

27 May 2018 , 3 nights
2 Guests

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Flying Pig Uptown is located near Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and is also next to the large Vondelpark, a popular relaxation spot. We like that this hostel has a bar and smoking area downstairs and is 'very close to bars and the tram stop', according to our guests. Several visitors have also told us they appreciate the homey atmosphere, which feels 'more like hanging out in a friend's house than a hostel'.

Property Description

As the original Flying Pig hostel, we can't wait to welcome you again!

We're located perfectly central in-between the museum and fashion district, the Vondelpark and Leidseplein, where the best concert-halls, clubs, bars and coffee shops are and most locals go out. You'll get that real Amsterdam feel and are still close enough to the red light district, which is only a 20-minute walk.

The Pig has been world-famous for its laid back atmosphere, with a hostel bar that everyone keeps talking about and friendly, helpful staff. We have a guest kitchen and a bar with indoor smoking area where you'll meet lots of people. This lively bar has theme nights, the cheapest beer in town and daily drinks specials!

Almost every bed in our dorms has a reading light, with single and queen-size bunk beds and free individual lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception.

The Flying Pig Uptown provides free linen, free use of our reception safe for small valuables, free Wi-Fi, a book exchange and munchy food for sale! There is also a continental style breakfast available every morning for €3,-.

This spring and summer you can enjoy Amsterdam's famous green grass in the beautiful Vondelpark, right outside the Flying Pig Uptown, for drinks, smokes and picnics. Check out the free musical and cultural performances on the park stage or play games with your (new) friends in your bare feet.

If you're in for some culture, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum (with the 'Nachtwacht') are just around the corner, same as the beautiful Concert Building and the 'I Amsterdam' letters. Do you want to explore the Red Light District, some historic sites or Chinatown? Just take a stroll - everything is within walking distance. Public transport is close by, too.

But there's always more: go shopping at one of the local markets (such as the Albert Cuijp in the Pijp area) or the 'Nine Little Streets', drink a beer at the Amsterdam Heineken Museum or have a wild night out in the so-called pop temple the Paradiso, within crawling-home distance. Looking to relax? Why not share a smoke, drink and a blanket with your (newly made) friends on the green grass of the famous Vondelpark.

We're open 24 hours with night security and no curfews or lockout. Access is by keycard.

Please note that the Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart!

We also want to inform you that we have a hostel cat, Lola, who is allowed in the bar area of the hostel but who we do not allow in the rooms. We don't have a lift in our building and quite some stairs so if you things this would be a problem for you, please contact us before you book!

Please read our Things To Note below. We only accept groups of up to 10 people through Hostelworld.

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 May 2018
    Every thing was cool and clean, The bed was really comfy but a bit small, The speakers at the smoking room could be a bit high volume at night, And I wish that it was written that you should bring your own lock to lockup your things, I had to buy an average lock from the hostel which its keys bends every time I opened my locker thing But in general it's cool
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 May 2018
    Warning to those who book, you may end up on the fourth floor and those stairs when drunk are killer! Bathroom so small you barely get the door closed nonetheless change clothes (normal tho in Amsterdam). The bathrooms also get dirty easily and hostel staff only cleans it once a day. I found it weird that all the off duty staff gets drunk in the bar all day, it made it hard to meet travelers and I found them cliquey. Staff was helpful when needed though, and the location is close to bar scene!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 May 2018
    Good place to stay !
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    21 May 2018
    Bathrooms tiny, and not the cleanest- need space to put clothes and towels while having a shower as they get wet easily. incredible location - straight across from Vondel park and near the canals! Stairs were annoying to climb up and down with heavy bags but the staff were very helpful!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines

Awards

  • 2016

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2009

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2006

    3rd, Hostel Chain

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Flying Pig Uptown says

I think that one of the best things about this hostel is our smoking area, because let's be honest....a lot of people come to Amsterdam to smoke! But if you don't like to smoke you can also have a great time at our hostel. We have a bar and we're really close to the famous Vondelpark, Leidseplein (the entertainment area), Museumplein (Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum) - so if you want to go out and shop, eat, drink, visit museums or find a coffee shop, everything is just around the corner. Personally I recommend that visitors go for a stroll around the 'Nine Little Streets', called '9 Straatjes' in Dutch; they're great for shopping, food and drinks and nice views over the canals.
For fun we have daily free walking tours and pub crawls as well as great drink specials all day, every day. Our main age group is young travellers who like to meet new people and party, chill or do both!

Things to Note

The Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart! Anyone under the age of 18 can't stay with us.

It is not allowed to bring your own sleeping bag or pillow. Our beds are ready-made for you. We have a 72hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of one night's stay. The 12% deposit is not refundable in case of cancellations. We do our best to accommodate you (together with your friends) in the dorm of your choice. However, due to the nature of our business, room arrangements and price may be slightly different. We have a hostel cat, Lola, who is allowed in the bar area of the hostel but who we do not allow in the rooms. We don't have a lift in our building and quite some stairs so if you things this would be a problem for you, please contact us before you book!


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