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Reviews of The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

Hostel | Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012

90.7% Overall Rating

418 out of 464 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/08/2015)

Benjamin Landry thinks…

"LEGENDARY Hostel. Learned a lot about myself in this city. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful. They go above and below to make you happy and comfortable."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 0.23

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Bookings for more than 15 people will have to be done on request. If booked for 15+ people online, the booking will be cancelled and deposit will not be refunded. We welcome all guests from 18 years old to the eternal young at heart. Reception is open 24/7. Rooms ready from 2pm. Luggage storage available. For late check-in after 11pm, we require a €40 deposit in cash.

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90.7%

Overall Rating

418 out of 464 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
96.8%
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88.8%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
93.6%
Value
84.8%
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Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location and the staff are very friendly and helpful, lots to do in the evening from the smoke room, to movies, pool table and a fouzeball table!

Disliked: The room smelt terribly of sweat, and it was very loud...there are assigned cages under the beds for your bags but there small so by the time I checked in mine was already taken

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

05 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is the ultimate Amsterdam backpacker experience right at the centre of the city, five minutes from Centraal Station. It has a excellent, well priced bar, pool table, smokers room with relaxing chairs, an excellent breakfast included in the price. The bar area turns into a lively place to be after dark and only hostel guests can use it so it doesn't get rammed even on Friday and Saturday nights. It's clean, there's free wifi and a laptop you can borrow for free, it's clean and safe. This is not a place for a relaxing or romantic weekend. This is a party place so remember that when booking. That said, the rooms were quiet even when the music was on and most of the guests there seemed like seasoned travellers that respected out people's space and experience.

Disliked: Accomodation is expensive in Amsterstam do perhaps I'm being unfair but this is the most expensive hostel I've ever stayed at but you do get a lot for it. The place is very clean but around mid/late morning the staff come in an clean the rooms. When I say staff, I mean it seems like the whole staff are in and out, each with their own tiny role. A little bit more sleeping/hang over time would be good. Some of - not all, mind - off the staff are a little bit too cool for their own good. I guess they're living the dream.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sahar Rachamim

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2012 Sahar would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is amazing. Nice people on the desk and wonderful people everywhere. Clean, safe and secure. I will definitely will be back.

Disliked: Hmm... nothing!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Love the super central location, it's literally 5 minutes away from Central Station, which has tons of tram and bus lines, and the Metro. It's also in close proximity to everything else you might want - coffeeshops, smartshops, actual shops. The street it's on, Nieuwendijk also has H&M, Bershka, HEMA (dutch chain store, kinda like a Tescos/supermarket but way prettier), Etos (like Boots/drugstore), some other clothing chains and this amazing Spirits store next to Etos. Love the smoking room and the super chilled vibe. Not as much as i love the swinging hammock seat downstairs! The beds were clean and pretty comfy, and it's pretty much really safe for a hostel. Lockers, food and drink and cigarette machines were so convenient! And the staff are always super helpful. I was waiting for my train which was about an hour after checkout, and rented a locker so i could go out, last minute souvenir shopping, and the receptionist recognized me when i got back and let me in right away. Pretty awesome. Love that you can rent a laptop for 1 Euro per half hour, and it's pretty fast laptop as well. It was really easy to meet people, and there were so many different types of people too, like chilled people or people were great to go out at night with. The hostel is really big on things to do, and the walking tour does pick ups in the morning, and they can recommend tons of places to go or where to rent bikes. Love the map and guide they give when you check in, super useful. Definitely going back to this hostel next time i go to Amsterdam.

Disliked: One of the showers, first from the right, doesn't work and is stuck on a really high temperature. The bar area isn't very big.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shaun Grant

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

22 October 2012 Shaun would recommend this property

Liked: Everything about it,a great base for getting out and about in Amsterdam.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very warm and helpful staff!

Disliked: A lot of substance abuse, although this is why people go to Amsterdam?

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Matthew Manning

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

16 October 2012 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel, Great staff, great location, get facilities (including good beer on tap, Hoegaarden and Leffe Brune), as clean as a hostel possibly can be, ideal location and a really fun chilled out place. Highly recommended.....

Disliked: If the onwers actually read these comments, the only improvement I think you can make is to buy a different brand of microwave pizza to sell at the bar. There are plenty of brands which don't taste like tomato sause on cardboard........

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Atif Rafiq

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2012 Atif would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was really good esp suited for 17-28 age group, ppl were partying all through out the night till 5.00 AM, interesting crowd of bag packer and others, friendly staff , good music through out, good value for money ... Not suitable for older crowds

Disliked: not much

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jonathan Glick

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2012 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location, fantastically central. The free Breakfasts are really good. The hostel is clean, and the rooms are very spacious. Great vibe, and it's always bust. Staff were friendly and helpful too.

Disliked: Jonathan left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and Atmosphere

Disliked: None

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's super close to the Central Station and Coffee Shops. And it had great lockers and non wobbly bunk bed.

Disliked: It seems checkin's are happening all day and they will ignore you to do checkin's first. Even when I was doing checkin they will ask you to wait and forget you. Showers are so weak barely any pressure there's two to an 18 dorm room. Worst bathroom of all my trip pretty shocking considering the reviews and cost to book here. Also kitchen is closed from about 10:30 pm till 12:30 you can't even get a drink from the fridge. And the first floor dorm room you will hear the music from bar downstairs vibrating till 2 am! So you end up going down because you've given up on sleep. If you come want to come to Amsterdam and drink at hostel bar and smoke in hostel lounge all day this place is for you.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christine Grygorcewicz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2012 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: Great place with a good vibe. Staff was very helpful and the location was amazing

Disliked: n/a

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Garreth Hines

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

16 March 2012 Garreth would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location great atmosphere, friendly staff, great social areas to meet new people.

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent...right in the heart of the most touristy area. The atmosphere at the hostel was perfect...everyone came to get down. The beds were surprisingly comfortable, and the rooms were reasonably priced...Also the staff was very helpful and accomadating to your needs...definitely stay here if you are looking for the Amsterdam experience.

Disliked: I would not recommend this Hostel to families with small children, or to older adults who don't want to be around a college student type atmosphere....other than that though...I had no dislikes or complaints.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to all the main attractions and the train station.

Disliked: It was very noisy in my bedroom at night because it was directly opposite the bar and courtyard so you could hear the music and people talking like they were sitting right next to you.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gemma Jones

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 March 2012 Gemma would recommend this property

Liked: Great location - right by central train station.

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nuri Can Akin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2012 Nuri Can would recommend this property

Liked: good atmosphere, nice location. btw they are renting laptops for only 1 euro.

Disliked: shower facilities could be better

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

29 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Smoking room, EXCELLENT location

Disliked: nothing maybe the metal trunk storage can be noisy especially when you or others are trying to sleep

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas Hall

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

25 February 2012 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Convenience and friendliness of everyone there!

Disliked: N/A

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

22 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good clean and friendly hostel.

Disliked: No luggage room, had to pay to store my bag before my flight. The lockable cage draw under your bed for your bag was really awkward and a pain to keep opening up.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Promisty to train station, good breakfast, clean rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Renata Teixeira

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 February 2012 Renata would recommend this property

Liked: I like the location and the atmosphere.

Disliked: I liked everything, there was no problem.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Francisco Vicencio Macaya

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

01 February 2012 Francisco would recommend this property

Liked: Soooo good. Nice atmosphere, there is a room where you can smoke. It's pretty cool.

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Artur Rodrigues

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

31 January 2012 Artur would recommend this property

Liked: Two complete bathrooms in the room, awesome staff, free breakfast, guest kitchen, reasonable prices at the bar, water always available at the reception.

Disliked: It is almost a party hostel... the music at the bar goes on until 4 or 5 in the morning. Staying at the first floor made it difficult to sleep at times since the bass hit pretty hard on the room.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jamie Lamb

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 January 2012 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Great Bar atmosphere, great staff.

Disliked: Kitchen area would be good