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Reviews of The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

Hostel | Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012

86.9% Overall Rating

407 out of 453 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/08/2014)

Clare Metcalfe thinks…

"The hostel had a great atmosphere and location and the staff were happy to go out of their way to help you."

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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 0.25

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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86.9%

Overall Rating

407 out of 453 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
89.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
87.2%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

20 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great stuff, great location, good atmosphere

Disliked: all night party..too loud to sleep

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

Amanda Weare

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2010 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: 5 minute walk from centraal station which is amazing and walking distance to everywhere! Meet tons of people; everyone is very sociable

Disliked: toilets were terrible always dirty and out of paper towel; only 5 showers for 200 people...like the hostel says it can get very loud and hard to sleep

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

16 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: bathrooms were too small

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

Aaron Vanderlip

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 September 2010 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, great location, GREAT bar.

Disliked: My only REAL concern is that the 32 person dorm is a bit much....people are constantly coming and going and the door tends to slam shut, leading to alot of broken sleep.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

23 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of facilities, great location.

Disliked: Smoking room, so if you hate smoking you can't escape the smell!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

20 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The smoking room, free breakfast, Nice rooms and really comfortable beds, everyone had their own light n PowerPoint, free wifi and laptop rental, good location.

Disliked: Needed more toilets and showers on our floor, pretty expensive hostel

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere.

Disliked: I would imagine it's enjoyed better when you're with someone else. I was a little lonely.

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

Aisha Murdoch

With my spouse / partner

15 July 2010 Aisha would recommend this property

Liked: great, fun hostel. No air con in dorm rooms.

Disliked: Aisha left no negative feedback.

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

Diogo Lemos

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

29 June 2010 Diogo would recommend this property

Liked: Flying Pig Downtown is always full of people at the bar/lounge area. 24hour reception is really a good bonus. You can arrive at any hour, there is always people there.The staff is big and they're helpful whenever you need.You'll enjoy the nice ambient where you can meet lots of people.The Bedrooms are a bit messy, but they offer a plenty of services. There are hairdryers in bathrooms and also a luggage room if you want to keep some bags outside room.The Wifi everywhere is awesome.

Disliked: The cards system is very good, but sometimes didn't work. The toilets are too small to do the hygiene we need. The lockers for the luggage in the bedrooms were not so good (you need to have one for yourself). They could have chose a different material other than wire. It would be nice to have one more computer to use, but it's ok.

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

Customer review

21 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the smoking room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

19 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great bar with drink specials especially jagerbombs. DJ nights are particularly great. The bathrooms could use an upgrade and PLEASE ADD SOAP DISPENSERS. the lockers are under the bed and somewhat awkward to use but they serve the purpose. breakfast is bread and cereal.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Daisy Riddle

12 June 2010 Daisy would recommend this property

Liked: We had an amazing time at Flying pig, SO much fun. Staff are soooo friendly and helpful and it was a GREAT place to meet people. Bar sells cheap drinks (for Amsterdam) and in general we just had an amazing time. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone who's going to Amsterdam and wants to have a good time!!

Disliked: Daisy left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

06 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic stay. Had everyone you needed and was right in the middle of things. About a 10 minute walk to Red District area. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Will be back shortly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Tyler Burton

21 May 2010

Liked: cheap drinks

Disliked: Tyler left no negative feedback.

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

Nathan Collins

15 April 2010 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were amazing, i was travelling by myself and they were welcoming and made my time a blast while i was there

Disliked: Nathan left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Pedro Torres

06 April 2010 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: good locale if you dont mind being next to the red light district

Disliked: Pedro left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

gerard owen

25 March 2010

Liked: the location and the free pool table

Disliked: gerard left no negative feedback.

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

Trung Tran

25 March 2010 Trung would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to meet people and having fun. Great facilities, we have bar, pool, soccer table and great free breakfast too... But there is one thing I dont like that is the room is too cold. I stayed in the 14 beds dorm and then realised that there is only one heater in the room and it doesnt provide enough heat for the whole room. So there is only one option is sleep if you are in the room. Just wondering how people survive if this is winter? May not come back again.

Disliked: Trung left no negative feedback.

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

Marcos Saldivar

10 March 2010 Marcos would recommend this property

Liked: It was convenient. The rooms were much cleaner than the other hostel that we stayed at in Amsterdam. The bathrooms were ok. Overall it was a very good hostel and no one should have a problem staying here. I definitely recommend it.

Disliked: Marcos left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

02 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really good vibe in the hostel, just lots of young people looking to have a good time. highly reccomended

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jonathan Tyson

25 February 2010 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, many like minded revellers.

Disliked: Jonathan left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Simon Coutu

12 February 2010 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location but way too crowdy.

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

17 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Christopher Dogulin

09 January 2010 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: 2nd stay here, and will go here whenever in amsterdam in the future, enough said??? expect hostel when going, but íts brilliantly fun, just like amsterdam :)

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.

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

Christopher Dogulin

07 January 2010 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant little place with good beds, was in 32person room, its not as bad as it sounds as its like 2 rooms and mostly double bunk beds so it feels very spacious. They take your towels if u leave em on the racks tho so be carefull. But they gave us 2 free towels to make up for it. Im actually back at the hostel now writing this!

Disliked: Christopher left no negative feedback.