Unfortunately the flying pig downtown hostel was booked up way in advance and so we ended up booking this one after hearing the flying pig were the best hostels to stay in. Therefore, we were expecting big things. We stayed in many hostels in our trip around Europe and I would have to say this was probably the worst. It's really not worth the extra money to stay here! There seemed to be many cheaper hostels in Amsterdam and the only good points about this one were that the beds were clean and it was walkable to good nightlife. The bar area was really small, we had to stand to eat breakfast as there is a lack of tables and chairs. The prices for drinks seemed pretty expensive too. The staff seemed to think they were really 'cool' but weren't friendly and one guy that kindly showed us our room (had to walk up loads of stairs with our backpacks) looked like he was completely stoned. Didn't find the hostel sociable in the slightest and wouldn't recommend it. Maybe downtown would be better.