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Flying Pig Downtown

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam The Netherlands
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#24 of 448 Speciality lodging in Amsterdam
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Evening entertainment
Baggage storage
Shared bathroom
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
530Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
199Attractionswithin 0.5 km
1468Reviews67Q+A100Room tips
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Bryce T wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
Myself and two of my friends stayed here for a long weekend. The staff is very accommodating and helpful, I checked out early in the morning and the 24hr reception was great and the employee went above and beyond to meet my needs. The rooms themselves are clean-we stayed in a 14-bed dorm on floor one. The street can be quite noisy at night so I recommend bringing earplugs and you will be just fine. There are large lockers in the rooms, plugs & light at each bunk, and mattresses were comfortable enough for a few nights' stay. I recommend using the bathrooms and showers on the lowest floor because they're bigger and more spacious (and newer too). The bar is fabulous as well, perfect size and good happy hour deals. If you're worried about constant marijuana/tobacco smell....don't be. There is an indoor smoking lounge but it's very contained. Everyone respects the no smoking in rooms/other common areas rule. Only a faint smell coming from outside when windows open...no big deal and doesn't last long anyway. No one in our group smoked and the smell did not bother us at all. Good vibes too: definitely a "party" hostel but it's not overly rowdy. There are definitely groups that go out and club at night so if that's your thing, you can join right in. If you want to relax and chill, the downstairs lounge area and kitchen are great for that. The reception/bar area is a great social area! You cannot beat the location: it's great: safe enough but still among Amsterdam's many attractions, bars, and restaurants. I really cannot stress enough how great the staff is. Treat others how you would like to be treated is used throughout the hostel by staff and guests. They're great to just talk to and hang out with at the bar as well. We can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Lowest (below ground) floors are silent at night. Book direct for a complimentary breakfast...
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Traveller wrote a review Jun 2021
Worldwide1 contribution
I was barred from extending my stay based on another guest lying in a complaint about me. A complaint in which the complainant didn't even speak to me about what their concerns were. When on Earth has this trend started - for beings to not even approach those who are supposedly offending them, not impacting them, or actively offending them, with impact? Are these beings just junk versions of Swatters? It was their word against mine and I was told to leave. Upon reading a note and being called to the front desk, the receptionist said another person had "complained" too, but, upon listening, the receptionist was talking nonsense that they were complaining, for this person, according to the receptionist, was laughing at the complaint. The receptionist bizarrely took that as a backing of the complaint, rather than the laughing at it for which it was. I mentioned I had followers who resemble the Justice League, who would hear this barring from me. The receptionists didn't consider this to mean anything and in any way to change the ban on my account. I said I wasn't happy about changing my travel plans, or the semi-open attempts by them at humiliation by discussing the lie with me in front of others and then issuing the barring, but I will leave, as the hostel staff had made up their minds and were attempting to be intimidating. I also said if they hand out this kind of unorthodox banning of guests, that they should be issuing lengthy bans to anyone they classed as complainants too, who I have said were lying and have no proof. Senior management should be asking the receptionists I had to speak to to leave their posts because I told the receptionist I had a Masters Degree in this kind of thing. The receptionist said that doesn't matter, that the degree was worthless. I left the desk accusing the concerned members of staff of having personal value systems littered with hypocrisy. I didn't tell them that the truth about the freewill that's missing in each and every one of them. That gets read now. A manager, with one of the few Rastafarian dreadlocks in Amsterdam, subsequently came to my room to talk to me and accused me of video recording him and his colleagues who were involved in asking me to leave and reorganise accommodation. I showed him the screen of my phone to prove there was no camera recording him and he offered no apology or anything - he just looked at me blankly and, following a stare off lasting seconds, continued to ask me to leave the room. I reluctantly said I would leave on the notice they gave, as I wasn't being given a choice. In light of the way I had been dealt with, I asked the dreadlocks how old he was, and, following the answer he gave, I said to him, "You're younger than me then". Once again, this was met with a blank expression - a qualified manager would have had a witty retort to the line I was alluding to - "Respect your elders and betters", but he had nothing, aside from this insistence I leave. Having looked back on this whole incident, from complaint inception to every interaction resulting in my premature departure, I got the hunch that this establishment and the beings within it are operating as some form of traveller trap with the acceptance of authorities. As a consequence, I sent an email asking them to delete all the data they had compiled on me and to state whether or not they had shared any of my data (including the complaint lie) to any third parties, which would include authorities. Such data access requests and delete requests are usually straightforward to answer under advanced regulations such as GDPR, and there should have been no reason for them not responding correctly to that email very quickly. The general manager sent me a brief email back saying all my data had been deleted and none of it had been shared with third parties. I had my doubts over accepting this to be the case, since general managers I have otherwise dealt with would have said this, but also at least said, "we have kept a unique identifier linked to your ID. As far as we know, this unique identifier is useless to anyone or anything else and is kept by our team solely as a way to prevent you from attempting to come back and stay in breach of our ban, since we can match the unique identifier to your ID, at the reception desk". i.e. the GM's statement didn't have enough charismatic generalisation to it to be believable. This feedback has been written under the intention that it is publicly available and prominent in the review section, that anyone considering entering a transaction with this hostel can read this before they book. The reviewer is open to being contacted on nadirsophianadir @ gmail .com should any aspect of this recollection be wanting to be further discussed. At the time of writing this feedback, I received an email from a different account to what I had seen before scheduling the return of funds, commenting it can take up to 10 days to process. For a lot of unfortunate people, people who can't even find a place to leave feedback such as this, who have cashflow difficulties, that would have been the difference between finding another place to stay and sleeping rough for the time. If this case is anything to go by, that's a number of travellers facing +7 days without a roof over their heads.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Mateus Cidral wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
Lovely staff ( all of them were very kind and friendly ) with an amazing vibe. Building is great and breakfast pretty good. Would easily recommend to a friend in the same way it was recommended to me.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
ah e wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
So March, CORONA, COVID- 19 Borders are closed in whole world, you get the point? Everything is shuted down. But, quess what? They are working in empty Amsterdam. They won't accept refund. They want money. Greedy. Beyond all human values. Shame.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Bárbara wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions8 helpful votes
We looked for many hostels downtown and this was he best thing we got for the price and regarding the nice location. Full of bars and nightlife, a very nice area. The hostel facilities are not the best in the world, but allright for a hostel. You always got hot water for showers. The bad thing is that they throw you out exactly by 10:30 am on the day of the check out, so beware and wake up early!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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flying pig downtown hotel amsterdam
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamBurgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde / Old Center / Centrum
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Pig Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Flying Pig Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Amsterdam Withlocals (0.3 km), Brews & Tales Amsterdam Craft Beer Tour (0.3 km), and Dam Square (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Flying Pig Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and baggage storage.
What are some restaurants close to Flying Pig Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Martine of Martine's Table, De Silveren Spiegel, and Day's StoneGrill 1870.
Is Flying Pig Downtown located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Amsterdam.
Are there any historical sites close to Flying Pig Downtown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Anne Frank House (0.8 km), Concertgebouw (2.6 km), and Portuguese Synagogue (1.2 km).