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“Amazing atmosphere, amazing time”
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Flying Pig Uptown
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Amazing atmosphere, amazing time”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I'm quite a novice when it comes to hostels and travelling in general, so I was a bit nervous coming to Amsterdam alone. I felt welcome the second I checked in. The staff were amazingly friendly and partied with the guests on their off hours. The bar was great, always had awesome music playing, and the free breakfast was a nice bonus (toast, cereal, eggs, and fruit). The room I stayed in (8 bed mixed dorm) was perfect and had a door that opened out into Vondelpark, so the air was always fresh. The beds were comfy and clean, and the bathrooms, while clearly a bit old, were always clean and gave good hot showers. All in all, I hope I get to come back to Amsterdam someday, and I will definitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Flying_Pig_Uptown, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Uptown, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review! We look forward to the next time you are in Amsterdam! - The Flying Pig Uptown
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed at this hostel over the Kings Day weekend and had a good stay. I wouldn't say it was the "craziest party hostel" that some of the other reviews are saying about it but we still had a lot of fun. Obviously as it is in Amsterdam, most people at the hostel are chilling out and smoking instead of drinking so it doesn't get as out of control as some of the other hostels around Europe but it does have a unique vibe!

The rooms are nice and include a high pressured, large shower which is always good. Staff were also really friendly and easy to get a long with and join in the fun which is always nice.

My only complaint was the WI-FI was absolutely terrible and the bar had a strange happy hour time (6 till 7)?! Most guests weren't even back from sightseeing/dinner so the bar was usually empty at that time to take advantage of the cheaper drinks.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

This place is the quintessential party hostel. Located on a street beside the gorgeous Vondelpark, it's relaxing environment complements how chill the hostel is. There's a nice mix of people, from the club goers in the bar to the smokers who spend sunrise to sunset in the smoking room (including Lola the cat). It's close to the Van Gogh Museum but a bit of a trek from the city centre. The staff are travellers themselves and usually have a few stories to share. The place is clean and starts selling its rooms first thing in the morning to the guests, making an extended stay easy (which can/ will happen if it's your first time in Dam). I recommend this place to everyone. Thanks again Flying Pig!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Flying_Pig_Uptown, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Uptown, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to read how much you enjoyed yourself! We hope you decide to stay with us again in the future! - The Flying Pig Uptown
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The title says it all. Even if the staff and all the people involved with the flying pig are handsome, there seem to be a little confusion in the organisation of the rooms. Two of my friends had to change beds during the night of our stay at 2.00. However the good vibes you can breath in that hostel just perfect, specially at breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Flying_Pig_Uptown, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Uptown, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay, and are very sorry that there has been some confusion with the bed allocation. In order to avoid certain things in the future, we sent you a private message in order to find out what exactly happened. We hope you will reply to this message. Thanks again for your feedback! - The Flying Pig Uptown
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Stayed at 7 different hostels across Europe while travelling solo. The stay at flying pig uptown was the best! Good location, Great vibe and Brilliant staff.

Will make sure to stay at flying pig every time i visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Flying_Pig_Uptown, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Uptown, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you very much for the positive review! We are happy to read we stand out compared to other hostels in Europe! We hope you decide to stay with us again in the future! - The Flying Pig Uptown
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Stayed there 5 nights while traveling solo. The hostel is great and really clean. Staff are always cleaning common places and dorms. Staff is relaxed and really helpul.

Bar area is nice with good music.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Flying_Pig_Uptown, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Uptown, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you very much for your review! Our cleanliness is very important to us, we are glad it's being noticed! We hope you decide to stay with us again next time you're in Amsterdam! - The Flying Pig Uptown
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Great hostel with the most amazing staff! I'd read on here before I stayed that the staff were great however I didn't realise just how friendly and chilled out they were.

The hostel itself is really nice, and I noticed that the staff were constantly cleaning so the place was always spotless. There's always music playing and it's a generally chilled out atmosphere. We didn't get wifi in the rooms but was fine downstairs in the bar area.

There's also a pub crawl every night and we went to it twice and had such a great time both nights, so I highly recommend it!

Only thing that I have to say is that because it's mixed gender rooms it's often difficult to change in the room and there are no changing rooms or anything, and the toilets and showers are absolutely tiny with not much room to move around.

Other than that, it's absolutely amazing. The location is also brilliant! And I'm genuinely gonna miss this place and the staff a lot, so thank you for making my first experience in Amsterdam a truly amazing one :)

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Flying_Pig_Uptown, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Uptown, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for your humbling review! It's amazing to read how the staff come across to our guests! Probably a good thing we all love our jobs! Our showers and toilets vary in size, so in some it's easier to get changed than in others. Ask our staff which ones are more spacious if you stay with us again in the future! Thanks again for your feedback! - The Flying Pig Uptown
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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 #7 of 234 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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