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Reviews of The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

Hostel | Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012

90.1% Overall Rating

410 out of 456 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/04/2015)

Wenwen FANG thinks…

"Staff smiling and helpful, good location and good wifi signal, breakfast is normal exactly like what is offered in St christopher'inn, another hostel nearby."

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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 0.22

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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90.1%

Overall Rating

410 out of 456 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
92.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
91.2%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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

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

David Bailey

Alone

City break

27 January 2012 David would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing Hostel, just what I was looking for, being a single traveller. Really well run, relaxed and friendly hostel. Great smoking lounge and bar.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and friendly/helpful staff. Relaxing atmosphere and easy to meet other travellers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Carmen Raffa

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 January 2012 Carmen would recommend this property

Liked: A really great place to get to know other travellers and an amazing location in the city. The hostel is alive at all hours of the night (but quiet in the areas where you sleep) which made it fun to come home to.

Disliked: There wasn't much to dislike. The rooms are clean, but the showers were rough.

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

Joseph Mangrum

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 December 2011 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel in Europe

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed athmosphere, great location and the staff were very welcoming

Disliked: nothing!

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

Pedro Henrique Pinto Faria

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2011 Pedro Henrique would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty nice!

Disliked: ...