We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very fun hostel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flying Pig Uptown

Save Saved
You added Flying Pig Uptown to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Flying Pig Uptown
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Vossiusstr 46-47, 1071 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #41 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very fun hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

i went to this hostel in September and first of all the staff was really amazing, they were extremely nice and they did what they could to make your stay more comfortable. The rooms were really nice and the bathrooms fairly clean. The best part of the hostel is the bar/living room. Most of the people were having a joint in the private smoking area or just having a beer at the bar. Also the bartender at the bar was always happy and trying to help people have a good time. So if you are young and want to have a good time in Amsterdam this is the place for you.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

329 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    100
    124
    63
    23
    19
See reviews for
4
52
54
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (42)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Me and a friend stayed here and it was great fun.. amazing staff, comfortable beds, warm rooms and really reasonable prices. Would highly recommend if you're in Amsterdam to at least call in for a beer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Room Tip: If traveling with a boyfriend/girlfriend they offer a double bunk bed in the larger dorms which is d...
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sao Paulo, SP
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yucaipa
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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.
See more room tips
  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Flying Pig Uptown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 #41 of 174 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Uptown 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Tingo, HostelBookers, HostelWorld, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Flying Pig Uptown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Flying Pig Uptown Hotel Amsterdam

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Flying Pig Uptown, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.