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Flying Pig Downtown

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam The Netherlands
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#8 of 62 hostels in Amsterdam
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Dayanne T wrote a review 14 Apr
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I stayed 4 nights at the hostel and it was honestly a very fun experience. The atmosphere is conducive to meeting new people which is exactly what my brother and I were looking for. The staff were very friendly and key to the experience! Carlos, Amrita and Jonas were especially welcoming, helpful, and took their time to get to know us and make sure we were having a great time! Definitely recommend Only downside was the wifi connection and
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Date of stay: April 2024
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John K wrote a review 5 Apr
Liverpool, United Kingdom16 contributions
I've been to a few hostels in Amsterdam and none come close to the Flying Pig Downtown! The staff are all so friendly and knowledgeable about the city. The atmosphere is social and you will meet some amazing people here. Their happy hour deal is great for those travelling on a Budget. I stayed in a six person dorm and it was very clean by Hostel standards. Cannot recommend enough.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, Thank you for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic experience at The Flying Pig Downtown. It's wonderful to know that you found our staff friendly and helpful, and that you enjoyed the social atmosphere and the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. We're also pleased that you found our happy hour deal to be a budget-friendly option and that you were satisfied with the cleanliness of our facilities. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future! Best regards, The Flying Pig Downtown
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Brittany V wrote a review Jan 2024
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My friend & I were very disappointed by this hostel. We stayed in a 6 bed, female only room. The photos we saw on trip advisor & hostel world when booking were very deceiving. There are NO CURTAINS, height of the bunk beds were very small to where you can’t sit down without hitting you head, the rooms are way too small, there is no ventilation at all. The room was so crammed, my friend & I took our suitcases to the community showers in the hallway to get ready every morning. The pool room, bar, and smoke room are the only places to sit down & relax other than the kitchen downstairs…which is only open from 12pm-12am. Very inconvenient. They didn’t have any bar crawls or activities for night lift, which would’ve been super helpful for solo travelers and people who are unfamiliar with the city. Staff was fine, didn’t go out of their way to make you feel welcome but no one was rude. Location was on the busiest street of Amsterdam, few blocks away from the Red Light District. Everything was just a walk away which was nice but it was such a touristy street so everything was expensive and loud. Seemed more like a place for younger men to stay, not super female friendly. My friend & I couldn’t wait to leave this place, definitely will not be staying here again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Ellie Roberts, Owner at Flying Pig Downtown
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that your experience at our hostel did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and will use your comments to improve our services and facilities. Regarding the room setup and amenities, we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. We understand the importance of privacy and comfort for our guests, and we'll take your feedback into consideration when making improvements to our rooms. In terms of activities and nightlife, we do offer various events and social gatherings throughout the week, and we're sorry if these were not communicated to you during your stay. We'll work on ensuring that our guests are aware of the options available to them for entertainment and exploration in the city. We appreciate your comments about our staff and location. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all guests, and we'll continue to train our team to provide excellent service to everyone who stays with us. We're sorry that we fell short of your expectations, and we hope that you'll give us another chance to provide you with a better experience in the future. Best regards, The Flying Pig Downtown
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Vojdan wrote a review Dec 2023
Republic of North Macedonia8 contributions
This place met all my expectations for my trip. It had clean rooms with dorm beds, nice toilets, also kind and liberal employees who accept everyone no matter their age, race, gender, sexuality etc. They serve the best breakfast in Amsterdam, and also every landmark was near the hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Here is the place where so many amazing events are held, they have a nice bar, nice snacks. It’s...
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Sean L wrote a review Sept 2023
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Hey guys this was my first solo trip and it couldn't have been any better, I met a Italian guy(crazy in a good way)and a new Zealand fella, was meant to get there phone numbers. So if you guys see this let me know ill post a picture, you know who you are, anyway trip was great, good memories
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Aoibheann wrote a review Aug 2023
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Amazing hostel! We loved Cibele who worked at the bar, such a gorgeous girl who was so welcoming and remembered our drink orders! Such a personal experience, she deserves a big pay rise! She’s a legend xx
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 22 Sept 2023
Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review! We are over the moon you had such an amazing experience with one of our bartenders, Cibele, we will pass on your kind words to her and congratulate her for her amazing work! We hope to see you again in future stays! The Flying Pig Downtown
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karingagarin wrote a review Jul 2023
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When looking at The Flying Pig from the outside, you see a small door and a sign. But on the other side of that door is what feels like an entire block of dorms right in the centre of Amsterdam. The atmosphere is laid back and welcoming, the people are chill and the reception bar has fantastic deals during happy hours. Down the street you can find anything from weed shops to fine dining. My 76 y/o father has been staying at the Flying Pig when in Amsterdam since it opened, and I now understand why he was so keen to show me. It's a really unique place that truly feels like Amsterdam. Their staff was amazing in helping to plan our stay as well as I got injured and ended up in a wheelchair/crutches combo one week prior to our trip. The building has a lot of stairs and narrow hallways, but the staff gave great information and made sure I got a bottom bunk and was as comfortable as possible. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 23 Sept 2023
Hi there Karin, Thanks for leaving us this AMAZING review!! We're delighted to hear that we provided you with such a memorable travel experience! Your description of the atmosphere, location, and the welcoming staff captures the essence of what we aim to offer our guests. It's wonderful that you could appreciate the uniqueness of the hostel and the vibrant surroundings in Amsterdam. We're glad our staff was able to accommodate your needs, especially after your injury. We look forward to welcoming you and your father back for another great stay in the future. Safe travels! The Flying Pig Downtown
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Nomadic wrote a review Mar 2023
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Felt overpriced compared to most other hostels I’ve stayed in. Not as friendly either as other places. Was pretty underwhelmed by my stay overall, despite reading other people leave great reviews. Staff weren’t as welcoming as other places.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Jul 2023
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are sorry to hear the hostel did not meet your expectations, we do have daily events that are advertised around the reception for our hostel guest which usually are great way to meet new people. We would like to apologize if you didn't find the staff friendly, we try to ensure the best stay for everyone and we are sorry to hear you didn't feel that way . We hope you give us another chance in future! Safe travels The Flying Pig Downtown
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L B wrote a review Feb 2023
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Very central! You go through the door and you are in the city center. Rooms were comfortable (normal hostel Standard) abd the staff is friendly. There is the opportunity to hang out in the bar area where there is also music etc. Only downside is that I caught lice. It was not overall dirty so there might have been a mix up with the laundry. Overall I had a great time.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Jul 2023
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're pleased that our hostel's location in the city center was convenient for you, providing a comfortable accommodation experience is important to us, and we're glad our rooms met your needs. We're delighted to hear that our staff members were friendly and provided you with a welcoming atmosphere and enjoyed hanging out at our bar! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. We take cleanliness and hygiene very seriously, we have not had other guest mentioning lice in a long time but just in case we called our pest control company to have a look and they couldn't find anything. We hope we can host you again in future! The Flying Pig Downtown
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Ashley wrote a review Feb 2023
Haslington, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
The kitchen was large and well equipped. Showers were very good, some of the most convenient (and warm!) we have found in a hostel so far. The beds were fine, we booked a double bed in a 32 room dorm and while there were people in and out (and some people will just talk at normal volume in the middle of the night) we still got a decent night's sleep. We couldn't hear noise from the bar even though our room was really close by, and in general people were quiet and respectful. Location is excellent if you want to be close to the station, it's a five minute walk away. We couldn't ask for more for the price. You had to scan your key card to get into the building and staff monitored this to make sure only guests were coming in so the hostel felt safe. Free coffee in the mornings. They had breakfast on offer for 5 euros.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 Jul 2023
Hi Ash, Thank you for leaving us this amazing review! We are super glad to here you enjoyed your stay with us so much and made use of all of our amenities! Reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. We're happy to hear that you found our beds to be fine and were able to get a decent night's sleep. Despite being in a dorm room with multiple guests, it's great to know that you still had a comfortable rest. We appreciate your mention of our key card system and the staff's monitoring to ensure only guests access the building. Your safety and security are important to us, and we're glad you felt safe during your stay! We look forward to your next visit! The Flying Pig Downtown
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₹5,269 - ₹12,797 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamBurgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde / Old Center / Centrum
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25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Pig Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Flying Pig Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Brews & Tales Amsterdam Craft Beer Tour (0.3 km), Museumphoto (0.4 km), and Our Lord in the Attic Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (0.3 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 De Silveren Spiegel, EatWith: Martine of Amsterdam, and The Yeti - Nepali & Indian Restaurant.
Is Flying Pig Downtown located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Amsterdam.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Flying Pig Downtown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Flying Pig Downtown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Concertgebouw (2.6 km), Portuguese Synagogue (1.2 km), and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (0.9 km).