This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.
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Flying Pig Downtown

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8.9
Fabulous
11470 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 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 €5.

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 €5.

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 a 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 licenses are NOT accepted.

Reviews & Ratings

8.9
Fabulous
11470 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.4
  • Location
    9.6
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    9
  • Cleanliness
    8.5
  • Value for Money
    8.1
  • Facilities
    8.4

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Nov 27, 2022
Great hostel! I stayed there about 8 years ago and loved it this trip as well! Love mingling on the smoking porch.
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
Nov 23, 2022
Love this place! Had such a great time in bar meeting other travellers. The location was alls really convenient for getting around Amsterdam as well.
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Nov 22, 2022
Amazing atmosphere and a great staff. Location is hard to beat! Note that there is free breakfast if you book directly with the hostel
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Pool Table

Awards

2019

2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

3rd, Hostel Chain

2016

1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

2015

2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2014

1st, Most Popular Hostels Amsterdam

2014

2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2011

1st, Country Winners Netherlands

2010

1st, Country Winners Netherlands

2009

1st, Country Winners Netherlands

2009

3rd, Hostel Chain

2008

1st, Country Winners Netherlands

2006

3rd, Hostel Chain

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