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“Worth the hype” 4 of 5 stars
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Flying Pig Uptown
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Vossiusstr 46-47, 1071 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Sydney, Australia
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth the hype”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our room was large and spacious, looking into the nearby park. It pretty close to public transport, a bit further to walk into the city centre but manageable.

There are no lifts so there is a bit of walking especially if you're on the top floor!

There are plenty of snacks for sale at the bar, even two minute noodles. The pub crawl was great fun and highly recommended.

The hostel cat is pretty grumpy and can scratch so watch out if you want to pat him.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Flying pig is one of those places you go to and never want to leave. I literally wanted to move there (and still do). I've stayed at this hostel twice, and regardless of whatever aesthetic downsides people have mentioned, if you're looking for good people and good vibes, this is the place. The staffs really good with cleaning bathrooms and bedrooms, and staying in the 8-10 people dorms is a blast. Its in a beautiful location as well.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The best thing about this hostel is certainly the location. Very nice area near everything. I've stayed with my sister in a double private room with shared bathroom – there's one bathroom for each two rooms. The room was very small but it was clean and comfy. The internet doesn't work on the rooms. There's a bar in the hostel and also room for smoking. I'm not pretty into partying neither smoking but it don't bother me at all.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and defiantly happy to party with you at the hostels bar. The rooms were very clean as were the toilets and showers. They had a smoking area and so many coffee shops near by! The kitchen was rather small though and the room only had 3 working electrical outlets for 14 people. Its within walking distance, about 20 mins, to City Centre and the famous RED LIGHT DISTRICT! Which was rather insane i must say! Was also easy to find and had a very big sign so you could not miss it!
Would defiantly recommend this hostel to party goers :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The flying pig certainly has a great location with access to central Amsterdam and all the bars, however one can definitely do better. The place is definitely rough around the edges with worn rooms and beds that have seen better days but the MAJOR issue I had with the place was the bathrooms. The "bathroom" is no bigger than a closet and if you attempt to do anything other than basically stand above the toilet the door does not shut and bangs your knees, meaning that you have to leave it ajar to even sit down. I'm 5'4 on a good day so I can't imagine what someone over 5'5 would do, I'm all for communal living but this isn't something you want to share as an experience with everyone walking down the hall way. Second, the "shower" is just a tiled closet space with a hole in the ceiling and a hole in the floor. However if you can get past these things this hostel is definitely an experience and full of really cool and interesting people that know how to have a good time. They also have several "house cats" on site that lend the place a homeyness, but if you have allergies Beware!

Room Tip: This place books fairly quickly because of its trendy status so the sooner the better.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The flying pig, as a very central hostel with great access to the party area and awesome restaurants. Easy access to trams and to central Amsterdam. There are a lot of stairs, so be prepared. would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean, bathrooms and showers were exceptionally clean for a hostel. Everyday you would see the staff cleaning the rooms and commons areas. My only complaint is that there was only one electrical outlet in our room for 8 people, however everyone in my room was very cooperative about sharing the outlet.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Flying Pig Uptown

Address: Vossiusstr 46-47, 1071 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 176 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Uptown 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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