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Reviews of The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

Hostel | Nieuwendijk 100, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012

85.4% Overall Rating

402 out of 447 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/02/2014)

Gary Lum thinks…

"Nice big lockers to keep items safe and a socket at the front of each bed for charging phones etc."

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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 0.28

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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85.4%

Overall Rating

402 out of 447 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Flying Pig Downtown Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
88.0%
Value
75.2%
Safety
85.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere

Disliked: Attracts mostly older backpackers, not many student-aged visitors

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

Onur Ya?güçlükal

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2014 Onur would recommend this property

Liked: Clean friendly enjoyable for youth

Disliked: If you dont smoke you wont enjoy

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

Gary Lum

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

25 February 2014 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big lockers to keep items safe and a socket at the front of each bed for charging phones etc.

Disliked: No complaints

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

Charlie Stopps

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2014 Charlie would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location and a good crowd of people. One of the best hostels in europe!

Disliked: Charlie left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Gillian Bell

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa

21 January 2014 Gillian would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant atmosphere. Staff were happy, friendly and very helpful. Had a wicked stay & would love to stay again!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Devon Harris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2013 Devon would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the train station, close to the red light district, the smoking room was awesome, people were great. there was a bathroom in the room which was nice and lockers for everything.

Disliked: Devon left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

07 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is clean and staff are very welcoming and nice.

Disliked: Loud party atmosphere in the evenings...lots of stoners. Suppose that's good if that's your thing but it's not mine!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

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

06 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was bang in the centre of town on a busy shopping street near Central Station. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean and a free breakfast always makes me happy. Smoking room was chill and the staff were very helpful. It was a really fun place to hang out.

Disliked: Paying for the storage lockers. Although they were very cheap compared to some I have seen.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and kindness.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bard and smoking area were both good (made all the better by the pub quiz!) Rooms were quite spacious and clean. It also had a large kitchen which was great as it allowed us to make all our own meals.

Disliked: Nothing bad to say really, it was a great hostel...fairly expensive but for Amsterdam it was reasonable.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

13 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing atmosphere, really friendly and helpfull staff. In a very good location in the city, this hostel is perfect for young travellers and party goers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location: in the city center and neaer by the main train station; good breakfast

Disliked: Big and many people; WiFi doesn't work in the rooms at the 3rd floor.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: geniunely friendly staff, good facilities

Disliked: the narrow staircases

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2013

Liked: The location only. That is why I picked this hostel.

Disliked: I have been to over 100 hostels over the last 20 years, this has been the worst one by far.

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife

08 June 2013

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: The amount they charge for a mixed 4 bed room is too much for what you get for.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

30 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff

Disliked: Lockers were not secure

100.0%
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zachary ericsson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 May 2013 zachary would recommend this property

Liked: This was my first stay at a hostel, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The staff were so helpful and couldn't have had a better time.

Disliked: Nothing

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

David Uriarte

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 May 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere Bar

Disliked: Internet signal at our room was poor

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Aline De maria

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

02 May 2013 Aline would recommend this property

Liked: The bar area was nice and opened until late selling cheap drinks. Beds are comfortable and the fellow travelers staying there were quite nice too, maybe because this is not the cheapest hostel in Amsterdam. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great location.

Disliked: As the place is right in the city centre, you could have some dodgy people on the streets during the night however the location is great as you're close to everything. The carpet in the room seemed dirty even after the cleaning team passed by. The shower in my room was the worst I've ever had in a hostel (tiny, with water splashing everywhere) and there was nothing (apart from a crappy shower curtain) stopping the water to go all over the sink, toilet, etc. If you need the toilet after someone had a shower, you have to dry everything with toilet paper. I'm sure it doesn't cost more than 100 euros to change the shower head and put something to stop the water going everywhere on the floor so I think this is not acceptable for a hostel that charges around 35 euros per night for a shared bedroom with dozens of people! Breakfast could also be a bit better.

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Simit Pradhan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013 Simit would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent facilities and helpful staff. The description provided by the hostel is completely true

Disliked: Breakfast could have a little more variety

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

Luisa Santiago Contreiras B Silva

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013 Luisa would recommend this property

Liked: Nice bar with good atmosphere, friendly staff. They rent out towels and give free ear plugs. It's very close to the center and they have an elevator, which is not so common in Amsterdam and was very helpful.

Disliked: The heating in my room wasn't working properly, it was noisy and not heating as we would like, but it wasn't a big problem.

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

Brenden Spangler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2013 Brenden would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and location

Disliked: Weak breakfast

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -Good atmosphere -Nice people -Nice breakfast

Disliked: -Expensive

100.0%
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Michael Bell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: When i went to check in, i realized that i had lost my passport/atm card/money. A nightmare come true..and Charlie at the reception desk was sooo sweet and helpful and gave me a beer to help settle me down..Thank you charlie! the rest of the staff were great and the atmosphere there was amazing..smoking room with pillows to relax on?? awesome! i really enjoyed this place and will definitely come back again..i met some really amazing people and had a blast..definitely recommend the pig..

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

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

HEECHOUNG CHOUNG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2013 HEECHOUNG would recommend this property

Liked: 조식이 푸짐하고, 크루들도 모두 친절하다. 중앙역에서 매우 가깝고 길찾기도 쉽다.

Disliked: 와이파이가 콸콸콸 터지지 않았다. 애플ios 때문인가??