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“Safe and reliable for students” 4 of 5 stars
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Flying Pig Downtown
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Nieuwendijk 100 | Old Centre: New Side, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
2 reviews
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“Safe and reliable for students”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I went to Amsterdam for a couple of days and I stayed here and they were very accommodating great fast service, and they are always there if you need anything. Everyone respects each other's space which is great if you are looking to let your thoughts ramble.
I will go back there next time I am in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FlyingPigDT, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Hi there,

Thank you so much for the great ratings! It is always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay.

We hope to see you back at the Pig some day!

Happy travels :D
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Flying Pig is a hostel at the heart of Amsterdam . It's vert close to Central Station and Dam Square.You can easily walk to main attractions and use subway if necessary.
The stuff are very friendly. Toilets,showers and rooms are clean.Prices are acceptable for a hostel in that location.Totally recommended

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

The Flying Pig is everything it promises to be and more. I stayed in a 10 bed dorm and all of my "roommates" were delightful. The only thing to pick on are the lockers under the beds which tend to make noises like there is a (flying) pig stuck in a fence:). The staff was amazing, they took time to chat with the guests and gave good advice on what to do in Amsterdam.The smoking room feels like you're at a friend's house, overall it's agreat place to be for a layed back stay, see you guys soon.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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FlyingPigDT, Front Office Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Hi there,

Thank you so much for your nice and very funny review.

It is always great to hear people enjoy their time at the Pig but it is absolute awesome to
read that it felt like staying at a friends house :D

We are working very hard on getting new (and less noisy) lockers in all our rooms. Next time you are in Amsterdam there won't be a Flying Pig stuck in a fence ;)

Hope to see you back soon and happy travels!
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

GO WITH FRIENDS GO WITH FRIENDS GO WITH FRIENDS.

I am an extremely successful 20 year old entrepreneur who travels constantly, but due to my young age, none of my companions have the ability to afford any of the places I go to.

The flying pig is for THE HOMIES.

Don't do the 5 star resorts or 4 star hotels... just hostel it up here...

It's for young people...

You can smoke weed inside

It's DOWNTOWN.

RIGHT NEXT TO EVERYTHING.

I love Amsterdam. See you soon beautiful dutch girls :)

Room Tip: Just book a private room if you can. Otherwise no sleep for you. Unless you smoke weed :)
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Just book it!!!!!!!
I felt at home, and it was really sad to leave such a wonderfull place. The staff were friendly, easy going and although smoking is allowed on the smoking room, people act very respectfully (been there for 7 days) The flying pig downtown is the main reason i want to go to Amsterdam for the third time.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Me and 5 friends went for a lads holiday to amsterdam for one of my friends birthday. I have been to amsterdam before and stayed in a hotel but decided to stay in a hostel this time. I have to say what i was expecting and what we got to different things. I thought dirty, noisy and full of disrespectful people. Far from it i had the best time of my life met some amazing people, staff were amazing, showers and rooms clean and tidy had a amazing time all for £20 a night with breakfast. The smoking room is the place to be spent alot of time there. The bar is cheap for amsterdam and in my eyes i didnt see much point in going to any other coffee shops or bars in amsterdam its all in the hostel. Deffo will be back to flying pig and def the best plave to stay in amsterdam

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed in the flying pig and it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend it to young people who like to party and to know new people. The staff is really friendly. I would just recommend not to stay in a very big dorm.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwendijk 100 | Old Centre: New Side, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
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Ranked #29 of 177 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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