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Flying Pig Downtown

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Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A lively hostel that is centrally located, helpful staff and clean rooms. I have been there three times and have no complaints other than don't eat the boiled eggs - they are always grey, however I have seen this in many European hostels / hotels.

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for leaving a comment on your review. :) We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff helpful! We hope that you will stay with us again one day :) Happy Travelling The Piggies More 

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place, nice service, people is so nice, good food, great location, safe, clean rooms & beds ................. Chep , 100% recomended ........... nice atmosphere , you can meet and hang with another backpackers

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for letting us know a bit about your stay here. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our atmosphere and clean rooms and beds :) We hope that you will revisit us in the future ! Happy Travels The Piggies More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just a few steps away from Amsterdam's Central Station, the Flying Pig offers the best location you would possibly ask in a hostel, the Red Light District and all other major attractions are so close you will not need to use the tram or bus. The Flying Pig is full of people who wanna party and are constantly going in... More 

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi ! Thank you for taking the time to let us know a bit about your stay. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed our central location and free breakfast. Thanks for mentioning our helpful staff! We have a 24 hour reception desk so are always here to help you at any hour of the day or night :)... More 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really amazing spot in the centre of Amsterdam to enjoy a solo trip or friends trip!! The staff was really helpful and nice with us, trying to help and advising about where to go and what to do in the city (they even helped us to change our reservation to get something a bit cheaper in the reception when we... More 

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there! WOW! Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We are delighted to hear that the staff were very helpful with advising you where to go and helping alter your reservation on arrival ;) We will be sure to let them know about all of your great comments, they love to hear this! We are happy you... More 

Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The location is fantastic, close to all the sites and restaurants, very easy to get around. Rooms are a little noisy depending where you are, but they shut down the patio and loud music at a reasonable time to allow guests to sleep. Our room was very hot, but a fan was provided in an attempt to cool it. Great... More 

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to let us know a bit about your stay here. Your feedback is important to us as we can learn a lot from your experience. Thank you for writing such lovely things about our staff. They indeed love their job and so we are happy that is shows! We are sorry to hear... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Here for 3 nights and the rooms are very spacious, neat n clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. Good breakfasts and the bar is cheap. 5 mins walk to Dam Square and Central Station. Even though the prices are higher than most of the other Hostels in town, it's totally worth it. Situated in the heart of the city!

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hello :) Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our free breakfast and bar deals. Thanks for commenting on our staff being friendly and helpful, I will be sure to pass your message on as they love to hear this ;) We are glad you found the... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wonderful experience. Very large and nice rooms. The lockers are large enough and the beds are amazing. A great break for backpackers. Bathrooms are nice, but always a good idea to bring your flip flops. Food was delicious and the bar offers a variety of drinks for a reasonable price. Highly recommend it.

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there. Wow! Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us :) Great that you found our beds amazing and our bathrooms nice. We are glad that you enjoyed our bar food and our drink deals and very much hope that you will be back again soon to stay with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at the flying pig for three nights. It is about a 5 min walk from Amsterdam Central Station and is located right beside Dam square. There are several bars and restaurants near by as well. The hostel has an amazing and welcoming atmosphere. The bar is located right in the centre of the hostel and... More 

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a review about your stay. We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in the hostel and found the atmosphere friendly and welcoming :) We are happy to read that you found the staff fun and attentive. This is exactly how we aim to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

From arrival there was a brilliant atmosphere, we were hesitant as we had booked a 32 person dorm for 2 of us but it's more like 2 rooms so much better than anything I could have expected. We stayed in the double beds and they are SO comfy. We spilt a beer and they changed the sheets right away for... More 

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there, Wow thank you so much for the amazing review! We loved to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much and that the staff were right there to help you out. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to them, they always love to hear what you think! It is great to hear... More 

Roscommon, Ireland
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

brilliant place,beds were comfy, cheap beer and the smoking room was great craic, staff were dead on, its in a great central location and easy to find just 5 min away from the station, i intend to return for another holiday soon

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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice review. It is so great to read you loved your stay with us. We will pass your message on to our staff members, We can't wait to see you back at the Pig again! Cheers, The Flying Piggies More 

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