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“You certainly find a better hostel in Amsterdam” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flying Pig Uptown

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Flying Pig Uptown
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2 reviews
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“You certainly find a better hostel in Amsterdam”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

If you spend some days in Amsterdam either alone or with your bf/gf, and you'd like to spend the night in a room with 1 or two beds, I recommend that you choose another hostel.

Please find below some of my reasons why I do this:

1. The room was very small, overheated, with a window looking to very ugly walls.
2. The staff wasn't that friendly one - they seemed to be arrogant and bored instead.
3. I don't regret many things in my life but one that I certainly do regret is not having shot some photographs in the bathroom - catastrophic conditions, using toilet, shower or anything related to water was always some adventurous but more often embarrassing or annoying challenge.

The location of the place is still great - it's in a peaceful, narrow street next to the Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark and near to the Museumplein and the "everyone's favorite" IAmsterdam "statue".

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gabor L
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Myself and my friend recently stayed here. It's on a beautiful street and just over the road from an awesome park.
The staff seemed helpful and checking in was no problem. The bar and smoking area are nice but the atmospher is off putting at times. It seems very cliquey amoung staff there who seem to occupy the smoking area most of the time. The bar is tiny so gets crowded which is fine but when it comes to breakfast it can be a bit of a problem getting a seat! Breakfast was good however, simple but I'm not fussy cereal, toast, eggs and juice. My only thing would be to get some better coffee than a jar of instant Nescafé. The rooms were really clean and the beds comfy. Our room had 5 bunk beds in, and no issues with other room mates. The showers are awesome! Overall a good hostel in a great location just the staff attitude is off putting.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charlotte-9090
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Lots of flights of stairs in the hostel. Luckily my room was on the first floor, otherwise you'd have to lug your luggage through flights of stairs in a narrow path. No air con in hostel. Private shower and toilet in dorm room was good. Caged lockers under bunk beds. Limited seating area downstairs. Breakfast was standard - cereal and bread.

Designated smoking room was good. Each bunk bed had their own charging points. Beds were comfortable. Next to Vondelpark. Near tram stops. Very close to Rijksmuseum and canal bus stops. WiFi was free and good, occassionally dropped out.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Laid back and chilled out, a great location next to Vondelpark, close to Leidseplain and several museums. Albert Hein, the supermarket is not far. Free internet, clean, comfortable, great atmosphere, full kitchen, and breakfast included. I highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wanderwoman777
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Unfortunately the flying pig downtown hostel was booked up way in advance and so we ended up booking this one after hearing the flying pig were the best hostels to stay in. Therefore, we were expecting big things. We stayed in many hostels in our trip around Europe and I would have to say this was probably the worst. It's really not worth the extra money to stay here! There seemed to be many cheaper hostels in Amsterdam and the only good points about this one were that the beds were clean and it was walkable to good nightlife. The bar area was really small, we had to stand to eat breakfast as there is a lack of tables and chairs. The prices for drinks seemed pretty expensive too. The staff seemed to think they were really 'cool' but weren't friendly and one guy that kindly showed us our room (had to walk up loads of stairs with our backpacks) looked like he was completely stoned. Didn't find the hostel sociable in the slightest and wouldn't recommend it. Maybe downtown would be better.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 938Rose
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed here the weekend of 17/18th august 2013 and myself and friend Karen stayed in room 24 - a 12 dorm room. We were happy with the room - toilet and shower just outside, with a sink within the room also. Very happy with the bunk beds and bedding and the temperature of the room was adequate too.
Main point is the Scotish lady on reception. She was very friendly, very efficient, told us all the inofrmation that was needed and helped us with any directions she needed. Overall she is an assest to the hostel.
Beer is cheap here and a segregated smoking room, but it does get hot and annoying you cant go outside.
WARNING - lots of steps in this hostel! You have to go up 10, then down 20 to get to reception, then possibly up another 60 to the top floor! Make sure you dont forget anything!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 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 Shaunmay8831
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Overall its a pretty cool joint, designated smoking room, cheapish drinks and clean amenities. Me andy boyfriend shared a pod bunk which is good in theory but the room was soooo hot and there were 6 other people we only had one little fan that sat on the floor. While speaking to others they said their room had air con....so suggest putting it in the rest of the rooms. Oh the breaky was awesome...boiled eggs and real toast!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Emily S
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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 226 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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