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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 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

  • Wonderful 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 7.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2019
    Absolutely felt like home - the staff working at the hostel made my stay magical. There is a huge variety of guests so always somebody to match your vibe. Would come back/10
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Nov 2019
    Staff is so friendly and helpful. The location is so strategic, it's easy to walk from there to many tourist attractions like the Heineken Experience and Albert Cuyp market.
    Indonesia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Dec 2019
    Awesome hostel. Staff are amazing, atmosphere is great, beds are comfy. Try the cheese toastie
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Nov 2019
    The staff was absolutely incredible, super friendly and helpful! Very clean and an awesome atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 Nov 2019
    Was a little bit too expensive for a backpacker but it was the cheapest in the area. All the staff were amazing, the people staying there were friendly and always up for a chat. No real ‘group activities’ but the bar and smoking room was a good place to meet people. Cages under the beds for security - must bring your own lock. Check out and check in was very easy! Would recommend staying here!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel, nice area just a little out of the way but a tram pass is the answer!! The shower was cold the entire time so I took cold showers. The smoking room downstairs is a nice touch! When guest would check in it was like at 11am and people would have just left so they came in to a dirty bed but the staff were still flipping the rooms.. kinda of weird but overall nice stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Nov 2019
    Cons: 1. Lockers have to pay €2 a day. 2. I could listen to the bar music upstairs in the second floor room. 3. Kitchen is opened from 1-10:30 pm. 4. It’s crowded. Pros: 1. The staff, the vibe and service is pretty sweet. 2. The smoking room and the bar downstairs is quite good.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    06 Dec 2019
    While I highly enjoyed my time in Amsterdam, my stay at this hostel was not the reason, and it was average to the other hostels I've stayed at which was suprising to me considering the really high reviews. All of the staff were super, super nice and very helpful with everything, but I didn't feel like there were a lot of activities or fun things happening at the hostel and if there were they were not advertised well. Laid back vibe, fine facilities but we preferred to spend our time outside!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Dec 2019
    Everything was going great during the day but when I went to bed I couldn’t get to sleep till 5am because the bar was blasting loud bass music till 5:30am. You could even hear patrons shouting and cheering past 3am so not sure how late they were still serving. This alone made it hard to score well due to the staff between 12am-5:30am utter disregard to the hostel not drinking.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    20 Nov 2019
    Overall average hostel, in a good location. What you pay for does not really compare to the rest of Europe. The dorm rooms are tiny! The cage storage under the bunks are loud and clunky to move, if you are after a good sleep Id recommend booking elsewhere. The bathrooms could use an upgrade as they are quite rundown. Also if you are looking to use the Kitchen, its closed during the mornings so you are forced to buy breakfast. We also found a female staff member in the mornings to be quite rude.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 25-30
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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!