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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 2 weeks prior to 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.

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 ( 9 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 accommodate groups in 4-, 6- or 8-bedded dorms with bathroom. We will inform you if not possible.

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 Uptown

  • 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

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 25-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 an indoor smoking area where you'll meet plenty of fellow travelers. This lively bar has regular event nights, the cheapest beer in town and daily drinks specials!

Almost every bed in our dorms has a reading light, (including both our single and queen-size bunk beds) and free individual lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for €3.50.

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 €4.

This spring and summer you can enjoy Amsterdam's famous green grass in the beautiful Vondelpark, right outside the Flying Pig Uptown. Enjoy some drinks, smokes, or have a picnic. You can also check out the free musical and cultural performances on the park stage or play games with your (new) friends out on the open grassy areas.

If you're in for some culture, the Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijksmuseum (with the 'Nachtwacht') are just around the corner, same as the beautiful Concert Building. 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.

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 do not accommodate anyone under the age of 18 years. 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.

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. View House Rules


Welcome to your friendly new home away from home: Flying Pig Uptown. We’ve got a lively bar and smoking area downstairs where both guests and locals love to hang out. Join us for daily drinks specials or for one of our themed nights! We’re right in the centre of town, so just round the corner from Amsterdam's renowned nightlife. The tram stop is nearby too, so you’re in a great location for exploring: don’t forget to load up on our delicious continental breakfast first, available every morning for just €3.


You’ll find us in the city centre near the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the beautiful Vondelpark – ideal for picnics and beers with new buddies. Tick the infamous Red Light District off your must-see list – it's about a 25-minute walk away – and don’t miss De 9 Straatjes, full of quirky boutiques and vintage stores. Getting to us couldn’t be easier: just hop on bus 397 from Schiphol airport for 30 minutes, and jump off at Rijksmuseum. From Amsterdam Centraal Station, it's tram line 2 or 5 to the same stop.

Rooms and Dorms

We’ve got mixed and female-only dorms, or get a bit more space to yourself in a private room. All beds have a reading light and individual lockers big enough for a backpack – just remember your padlock (or buy one at reception for €3.50). All bed linen is provided and we have no curfews, so you can come and go as you please.

Extras and activities

Whether you prefer digital or analogue, we have free Wi-Fi so you can keep in touch with your mates, and a book exchange for when you need something new to read. If you want to stow your valuables or your passport, we’ve got a reception safe you can use for free. Feeling peckish? You can buy snacks from us, or we have a small kitchenette for storing and making your own comfort food.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2019
    I ended up staying here a week by myself after plans with a friend fell through. But I’m glad they did because the staff and Volunteers make this hostel amazing. Thank you Garreth, Matheus, Issac, Derek, and everyone else for the laughs and the unhealthy amount of pool we would play! Thanks for making my week enjoyable and and unrememberable (in the best way possible). -Eric Israel/California
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2019
    Great bloody place to stay. Staff are awesome and vibes are even better
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jul 2019
    The staff were all super friendly and helpful! The hostel was constantly being cleaned, so was always looking nice. Theres a bar you can bring your own drinks in and a smoking room to socialise. Right next to Vondelpark and only 30 mins walk maximum from the red light district
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Jul 2019
    Awesome , helpful staff. AmaZing location everything you want to see is within walking distance /bike distance . Would absolutely stay again
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Jul 2019
    North of a succulent hostel. Great vibe at all times, some seriously great music (90s hip hop specifically!!) played in the bar and smoke room. Was sad to leave. Cheers guys
    Australia, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    12 Jul 2019
    Nice hostel, the staff was great. Many other the guests seemed to travel in groups and sticked to those groups, luckily I had a friend with me. Location is super, calm so close to museums but also only a quick walk away from the city center.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Jul 2019
    Staff was VERY helpful/great to talk with. Great location next to Vondelpark/museums. Towel is on a deposit system and not rental. However, bins under bed are wire so valuables can still be potentially reached. Also, the bins get stuck under bed under the weight of person on bottom bunk, so have to prepare for that issue if leaving eary in morning. Finally, my bed was cleared a day early by cleaners so my phone charger was taken, however, staff was friendly and loaned me a charger to get by with
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Jul 2019
    For my first solo trip, I wanted a hostel that would increase my chances of meeting new people and sharing conversation/stories. I decided to pay a little extra for Flying Pig and was excited about it because lots of reviews said the atmosphere was great. However, I now see that this type of atmosphere did not suit me quite as well (it was basically a cool bar with a smoking room too). Otherwise it was decent, I liked the location, and the staff were helpful. Decently clean too
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Jul 2019
    Good stay for a night
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    13 Jul 2019
    Hostel was OK. I expected it to be much better. Its far away from the main tourist attractions so after a day you would most likely need a tram ticket. Its great if you only want the museums, but its far from places like the red light district or the Anne frank house. I found that the staff were very kind and helpful, but the atmosphere of my dorm was terrible. It was always silent, the lights were always off as if someone was asleep. Showers werent the cleanest but were OK. Nothing special.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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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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!