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Flying Pig Downtown
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4 reviews
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“Home away from home. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at flying pig downtown three times this trip and have one more stay there before heading home to Australia. For me it feels like home Away from home. Amazing staff, amazing vibe, great facilities and location is mad! Recommend for sure!

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I really liked to spend one night there. The hosts are super helpfull. The bedroom have large windows and I liked how the bathroom was structured. You also have a small lounge with balcony to get together and meet the guests as well. Loved staying there.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at this hostel for roughly a week whilst on our travels. From the moment we stepped through the door we were offered nothing but help from cheery staff. The rooms were extremely spacious and the bathroom was the cleanest hostel bathroom I've seen. The staff all got along which added to the vibe of the hostel. The bar prices were decent, I can't comment on food as we actually never ate there. It's central and nothing is further than a 10 minute walk away.
This place is great & a fun hostel experience.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Hostel is in an excellent location close to many tourist attractions and Vondel park which is very nice. The walk to central amsterdam is also quite nice. The rooms are spacious and have good secure storage under each bed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

stayed here for 3 nights when backpacking through europe.
Super friendly staff who helped me with directions, even for places outside of the city proper.
the smoking area was a nice touch, but the pool table was rarely used as it was situated in the middle of a seating area.
breakfast was fairly standard, nothing special but definitely acceptable.
rooms weren't bad. (staying in the 32 bed dorm) still didnt feel too claustrophobic.
the hostel is also very well situated , near the train station but also near the central part of the city.
great social atmosphere as well.
perfect for backpackers on a short stop over

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night during the very hot high occupancy holiday season. We got in very early (2am) but there is someone at the desk all night. Decent security in place with card in/card out. Please note- if you check in after midnight they cannot accept payment and will hold your passports until the morning, which we were unhappy about but did anyway. We arrived to a lively bar scene with a very friendly bartender who even stayed open longer than usual as we were enjoying ourselves as long as possible before going upstairs to the Dutch oven (our room which we shared with another couple and two singles). There is a decent sized smoke room and the downstairs area is air conditioned. It was UnBearably hot in the room and there were not any fans available. If it had been cooler or we had a fan, we would have been quite happy with the experience but as this is pretty expensive as hostels go, we did not stay our second night to find somewhere more comfortable. They were very reasonable about us checking out early and even were able to sell our spots and return out money (we were impressed by this). Good location right in the center of town. Standard hostel breakfast (again, for the price not impressed) If you are looking for a party hostel experience this is the place to go.

Stayed July 2014
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FlyingPigDT, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Hi there,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a message on TripAdvisor.
It is great to read you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Indeed, during the night we take passports as a security deposit for the rooms. These passports go into a special safe and can't be reached by anyone other then our night reception. We do this for several security reasons. We are sorry to hear that this has not been communicated to you better. .
It is nice to read that you've been refunded for the night when you didn't stay with us.
To find out more we will send you a personal message :D

Hope to hear back from you soon!

Cheers,

The Flying piggies
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

The hostel is conveniently located near the Centraal Station and has many shops and restaurants around it.
The hostel rooms don't have a great view, but the ambiance inside is great.
One can meet so many different travellers from across the globe and the staff is more than helpful to guide the people in the city.
There is a well equipped kitchen where people can cook their own food.
The breakfast is really basic, with eggs, fruits, bread and cereals.
There are well cleaned bathroom and toilet facilities as well.
There is a separate room for smoking, where people just go and chill.
The bar inside is also great, though not the cheapest, but good enough for some early morning drinking.

The rooms were pretty clean and neat as well. The room cage lockers are big enough for large suitcases too. Just carry a strong lock of your own.
However, there was only 1 fan in our room and it got a tad too warm for our comfort at night.

The hostel would surely be my recommendation to the partying traveller looking to socialize with different people. The only flipside is that it is a bit on the expensive side, but I assure you that it is well worth it.

Room Tip: Room B1 has Wi-Fi access, but since it is next to the Smoking Room, there is always hustle and bustl...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Flying Pig Downtown
Address: Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #13 of 226 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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