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Flying Pig Downtown

Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Distance from city centre: 0.5km

Rating: 89% from 36 reviews

  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Security
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 97%Location
  • 83%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities

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  • Nice atmosphere, nice staff and nice bar on the floor to socialize and drink dutch beer with foreign people. :)
  • 89%
  • 02 Sep 2014 Ana Portugal
  • Very nice place! Very nice staff and atmosphere! I recommend it!
  • 100%
  • 06 Aug 2014 Anonymous Canada
  • Nice hostel. Helpful desk staff and really good location- easy to find your way to both Amsterdam Centraal and the Dam, which is a good landmark for navigating the rest of the city. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Definitely a party hostel, but what else would you expect in Amsterdam? Only wish they had laundry, because the nearby laundromat is crazy expensive and kind of sketchy.
  • 97%
  • 11 Jul 2014 Gwendolynne USA
  • Amazing stay! Was here just for the weekend. Right by the train station and in the shopping area. Staff was great!
  • 97%
  • 30 May 2014 Anonymous USA
  • The location and staff are really great! It's only 5 minutes walk to Amsterdam Central, and very near from the Red Light District, bars and coffeeshop. Staff is very friendly and always has good recommendations. There's also a nice bar and smoking room so you can meet others travellers. My only negative point is that it's diificult to sleep in a dorm of 30 persons and more, but it's kind of normal. Just take a smaller dorm and it's perfect!
  • 86%
  • 19 May 2014 Anonymous Canada
  • Awesome location and great bunch of people. I liked the stay here.
  • 80%
  • 08 May 2014 Praveen India
  • Cool place if your looking to party, or if you want to be really close to Central Station. Good for young first-timers to the Dam.
  • 89%
  • 13 Apr 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Talk about a good time! Now that I've stayed in 8+ hostels in various places around Europe, I can definitely say that I made the best friends and connections at the Flying Pig Downtown. It definitely wasn't good for my liver (or lungs) but whenever I come back to Amsterdam I'll definitely stay here for a few nights to mingle and meet new friends. Not the cleanest hostel I've been in, but what can you expect from such a social place? The bar/smoking + the staff is awesome!
  • 94%
  • 07 Apr 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Awesome place friendliest staff and cool hang out area/bar. Right in the middle of a really cool and busy shipping street with lots of cafés, coffee shops, stores, restaurants, etc. Only negative the shower and toilet and sink were together in one room, and there were only two in the dorm of 14 people, so morning were a little annoying to go to the bathroom and brush your teeth.
  • 97%
  • 10 Feb 2014 Anonymous USA
  • A really good location, you are really near the city center and stores. There is a kitchen in case you need to cook some food if you are in a budget. The staff is really nice and helpful.
  • 97%
  • 09 Feb 2014 Horacio Mexico
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