Flying Pig Uptown

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Distance from city centre: 1.7km
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Rating: 88%from 18 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 97%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 84%Value for money
  • 83%Facilities
As the original Flying Pig hostel, we can't wait to welcome you again!

We're located perfectly central in-between the museum and fashion district, the Vondelpark and Leidseplein, where the best concert-halls, clubs, bars and coffee shops are and most locals go out. You'll get that real Amsterdam feel and are still close enough to the red light district, which is only a 20-minute walk.

The Pig has been world-famous for its laidback atmosphere, with a hostel bar that everyone keeps talking about and friendly, helpful staff. We have a guest kitchen and a bar with indoor smoking area where you'll meet lots of people. This lively bar has theme nights, the cheapest beer in town and daily drinks specials!

Almost every bed in our dorms has a reading light, with single and queen-size bunk beds and free individual lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for €3,50).

There's free linen and internet. The Flying Pig Uptown provides free use of our reception safe for small valuables, free luggage storage, Wi-Fi, a book exchange and munchy food for sale! There is also a continental style breakfast available every morning.

This spring and summer you can enjoy Amsterdam's famous green grass in the beautiful Vondelpark, right outside the Flying Pig Uptown, for drinks, smokes and picnics. Check out the free musical and cultural performances on the park stage or play games with your (new) friends in your bare feet.

If you're in for some culture, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum (with the 'Nachtwacht') are just around the corner, same as the beautiful Concert Building and the 'I Amsterdam' letters. Do you want to explore the Red Light District, some historic sites or Chinatown? Just take a stroll - everything is within walking distance. Public transport is close by, too.

But there's always more: go shopping at one of the local markets (such as the Albert Cuijp in the Pijp area) or the 'Nine Little Streets', drink a beer at the Amsterdam Heineken Museum or have a wild night out in the so-called pop temple the Paradiso, within crawling-home distance. You can borrow some free hostel skates and share a smoke, drink and a blanket with your (newly made) friends on the green grass of the famous Vondelpark.

At reception you can buy Pig merchandise and tickets to several events. We have free walking tours, a daily updated Amsterdam agenda, a free detailed map of Amsterdam and discounts on several things to do in Amsterdam. You get 50% off entrance to the Winston Kingdom club with your Flying Pig key card. We also offer a shuttle bus between Amsterdam and the Beach hostel.

We're open 24hrs with night security and no curfews or lockout. Access is by keycard.

Please note that the Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart!

Please read our Things To Note below. We only accept groups of up to 10 people through Hostelworld.

The Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart! Anyone under the age of 18 can't stay with us.
It is not allowed to bring your own sleeping bag or pillow. Our beds are ready-made for you. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of one night's stay. The 10% deposit is not refundable in case of cancellations. We do our best to accommodate you (together with your friends) in the dorm of your choice. However, due to the nature of our business, room arrangements and price may be slightly different. We authorize all credit cards on the day of arrival for the amount of the first night. This is an authorization only and will be released shortly after.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Café
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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The Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart! Anyone under the age of 18 can't stay with us.
It is not allowed to bring your own sleeping bag or pillow. Our beds are ready-made for you. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of one night's stay. The 10% deposit is not refundable in case of cancellations. We do our best to accommodate you (together with your friends) in the dorm of your choice. However, due to the nature of our business, room arrangements and price may be slightly different. We authorize all credit cards on the day of arrival for the amount of the first night. This is an authorization only and will be released shortly after.

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From Schiphol Airport straight to the Uptown hostel
Bus 197 runs straight from Schiphol airport to the Uptown. From Schiphol, walk to bus stop 'Plaza/NS' in Schiphol. Take Bus 197 destination Amsterdam. Get off at bus stop 'Rijksmuseum' in Amsterdam. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the Uptown hostel. The bus fare is around €5 (you can buy a ticket on the bus) and takes 30 minutes. Buses leave every 15 mins and after 1am every hour on the night bus N97.

From Amsterdam Central Station: take tram 2 or 5 and get off at the stop 'Rijksmuseum', one stop past the famous Leidseplein bar area. Walk back 150 meters in the direction the tram came from and turn left into the Vossiusstraat, we are at number 46.

From Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station: take a train directly from the airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station. Buy a ticket from a machine. This train ride will cost around €4 (one-way ticket) and takes about 12 minutes. Then take a tram to the Uptown, see above.

From Amsterdam Duivendrecht (Eurolines): take a train to Station Zuid and from Station Zuid take tram 5 towards Central Station. Get off at tram stop 'Van Baerlestraat'. Walk back to the van Baerlestraat and take a right. Take the 3rd street to the right, this is the Vossiusstraat, we're at number 46!

From Megabus Bus Stop Zuiderzeeweg: Take tram 26 towards Centraal Station and follow directions above.

Located Near

Located near the famous Leidseplein (party square), Coffee shops, Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum, Albert Cuyp market and Vondel Park. We are also near two of Amsterdams most famous clubs, Melkweg and Paridiso.

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