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“A very nice place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Flying Pig Uptown
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Lublin, Poland
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63 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A very nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

There is nothing to complain about this place. Everything was how it should be - clean rooms and bathrooms, comfortable beds, and all. Above all, however, I liked the bar downstairs, including the smoking area, which was a great place to meet people. The location perhaps not as central as other hostels, but still very good, close to Rijksmuseum. And it wasn't very expensive. So even though there are better hostels in Amsterdam, this was pretty good too, so I recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Staff were friendly and welcoming. The bar area is social with good drink prices.
The beds were comfy with individual lockers under the beds.
Great location right next to Vondelpark

Would be good to have more information leaflets about local attractions.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. Breakfast was good. First hostel that didnt water down the juice, cut up fresh fruit and there was plenty of food. Our room on the top floor was really amazing. It was like the attic so had a pitched room (worth the walk up the stairs to see the hallway). Depending on which shower you went into, they were different sizes but had good water pressure. It was good to be able to have a kitchen. Just a few points to know: there is no elevator-4th floor =84 stairs that are almost like a ladder (but great exercise!!), you are across the road from Vondel park where particular things are legal, there isnt a huge amount of room in the bar area for eating breakfast and you can smell the smoking room, staff dinner on one night so kitchen is unavailable for a few hours once a week.

Room Tip: Top floor is good-not noisy at all however its a long way up!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jw097
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

I visited her with my mother while in Amsterdam and the environment was a little too much for her. I enjoyed it here and it is a great place if you want to mingle and meet new people while staying. We were here to sleep and move on so this wasn't the best choice. However, if I was going back to Amsterdam I would visit this hostel again. I booked from hostelworld.com. Flying Pig Downtown is in a better location being more in the center of the city.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Isaiah P
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

This hostel is the place to go in Amsterdam if you want to meet young people looking to party. Friendly people are always at the bar in the common area around 5 pm and there's a pub crawl that starts at 8 every night. The rooms were decent, nothing fancy nor disappointing. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only complaint is that we had trouble getting hot water in the showers. The smoking room is also a nice touch. I would definitely recommend it to anyone sociable and not too picky for everything room related. P. S. be aware that this hostel is one of the most popular in Amsterdam so book your stay as early as possible!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kevin C
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World Nomad
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121 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

This honestly is one of my favorite Hostel's I've stayed in, and I've been in a lot. The hostels staff were excellent, particularly throwing props to Astrid, she was really awesome and super friendly. The rooms were clean, the beds were clean, the bar was clean, the showers were great and hot, the toilets were clean the breakfast was pretty great too. Cannot recommend this place enough. The location might bother some, but I really enjoyed the walk to and from town, plus if you hire a bike (which you should) it's barely a 10 min ride. The Vondelpark right next door was an awesome place to chill out if the hostels a little busy which it was when i was there over Queens Day, I was impressed at how efficient the staff were at handling the place during that busy time. Thanks again guys, I will be back as soon as I can believe me :)

Room Tip: Chat to the staff on desk, always happy to help with anything they can :)
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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canada
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145 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

I had heard good things about this hostel so I decided to stay here for a couple nights. Accommodations in Amsterdam can be pricey so this is a good budget option for backpackers. I stayed in a 12 bed dorm, each bed has it's own lock box to store your backpack. I noticed that there was always someone sleeping no matter the time of day so you pretty much have to keep quiet at all times while in the dorm.

The location is great as it's right beside Vondelpark and is a close walk to restaurants, attractions and shopping. This a busy hostel so it's a great place to meet fellow travelers, especially in the social room over a few pints.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Flying Pig Uptown
Address: Vossiusstraat 46-47, 1071 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 225 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Uptown 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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