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“Amazing time in amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Flying Pig Downtown
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Amazing time in amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Really great location, about 2 mins from Dam Square so plenty of opportunities to explore. All the staff I spoke to were friendly and many of them stayed in the bar (which was very reasonably priced) or the smoking room when they finished work, which was nice. Everyone was friendly and I really hope to stay there again.

Downsides - it was slightly expensive and basic (but then again it is a hostel!)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you are a backpacker, this is a great choice for Amsterdam. My girlfriend and I got to the city after an overseas flight and train ride, we were wrecked. We were happy to learn that the Flying Pig was only a short walk from the train station.

We showed up early so had to wait for our beds, but there was beer and food, so no issues there.

The people who run the place are great. Mostly other backpackers.

We had a couples bed, which is nice. The bar at night is good times.

Yes the price may seem high, but it was worth every penny.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Hostel with great environment. Inclusive breakfast was pretty good. Had a smoking room where you can indulge in some.. Prices were cheap compared to other accommodations in Amsterdam. Rooms were simple and clean. Only gripe was that the shower drained too slowly and thus the bathroom was constantly flooded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Only stayed here for one night. Location was great. Right downtown and about 5 min walk from the Dam Square. Rooms were very basic, but decently spacious with a good amount of storage per person. The room was a pricier than any other hostel I've stayed in, so I would say the value is so-so. Other than that I can't complain.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stayed here February '14 and didn't regret it. Great facilities with extremely helpful and friendly staff. Other travellers were very thoughtful and respectful of others so it was easy to get a good nights sleep. I'd recommend Flying pig downtown to anybody staying in Amsterdam. Not to mention the brilliant prices too.

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Property: Flying Pig Downtown
Address: Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #9 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Flying Pig Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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