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Reviewed July 15, 2017

we 3 friends had booked this hostel from 01 to 05 July, frankly we have never stayed in a hostel and the hotels we were getting were quite expensive so we decided to give it a try thinking how popular the hostel is and to have an experience. breakfast -- okay, i expected a better display as everyday i could discover a new thing which they have everyday but i couldn't see. well the staff - mechanical, but doesn't make a difference. no first aid kit in the hostel for emergency. cheap drinks. and downtown is closer to all party places and shopping so location is good. also it's just impossible to move your luggage in the small stairs, while checking out the staff helped us but while check-in there was nobody and i felt for few seconds why the hell am I here.!! overall just okay.

  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank YoginiInamke
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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Hey there

Thank you kindly for taking the time to let us know a bit more about your stay, your experiences can help us develop ourselves for the future! We are pleased to hear that you appreciated our cheap drink deals at the bar and our central location made it ideal for you to visit the city!
We were surprised to read your comment about our First Aid facilities. We have 2 First Aid Kits as well as extra supplies at reception and staff trained in First Aid. We also read your comment about our small stairs. We have an elevator if that helps :) Also a 24 hour reception and Whatsapp number so that you can always contact our staff if you need anything at anytime! Please get in contact with us if there was anything else you wanted to comment about on downtown@flyingpig.nl

Thanks again and take care, The piggies

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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

After having to move to the downtown due to no space for a nights stay at the flying pig uptown, we actually ended up preferring our stay here.

The rooms are so much nicer with more character and more space to move around. The bunks are also a lot more comfier here.

If you prefer to be in the depths of the town, next to the train station, next to coffee shops, bars, restaurants and other shops, definitely stay here.

Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

Hi there!

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Downtown! Great that you found our bunks comfy and appreciated our central location for visiting all of the local sights!

We hope to welcome you back someday soon!
Happy Travels, The Piggies

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The best is atmosphere. And location : close to central station.
I didn't like size of kitchen, plastic plates, but breakfast (myuesly, eggs, toasts) was great for hostel!
They have a bar with pool and parties!

Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
Thank Gleb S
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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Hi there!

Thank you for taking the time to let us know a bit more about your stay! We are thrilled to hear that you found we had the best atmosphere here! Great that you enjoyed our free breakfast, bar and pool table! Come back and party with us again soon!

Thanks again and happy travels! The Piggies

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

I was on the lowest level of the hostel. it was a 10 bed room which was filled all nights I was there. Travelers were quiet and respectful except for the first night when someone was in the wrong bed. Shower room and toilet area was shared between guys and girls but had doors for privacy. Both the shower and toilets looked to be recently remodeled. Great area in downtown, near a few coffeeshops and very close to Amsterdam central. No bike parking at hostel due to location, but there is an ally right around the corner that can be used. Smoke room is the heart of where people hang out. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Im a piggy for life now!

  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled solo
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Thank vascrypt
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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Hey piggie! ;)

Wow thank you so much for your lovely review! Great that you appreciated our shower and toilet blocks and central location for visiting all of the city sights :) Thanks for mentioning our staff, they love to work here so will be pleased that you found them friendly and helpful!

We hope to see you next time!
Happy Travelling :)

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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

The bar is the highlight with a selection of a few cocktails.
4 of us shared a room and it was very basic and not in the best of condition.
The age range of people there is very young, so prepared to feel old if you are over 25!
Help yourself breakfast included in the price but it gets very busy and it's not quickly replenished.
The staff were very friendly and it's a good location next to Vondelpark!

Stayed: May 2017, traveled with friends
Thank Samantha L
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FlyingPigDT, Manager at Flying Pig Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2017

Hi there,
Thanks a lot for taking the time to review your stay! You probably stayed at the Flying Pig Uptown though, since it was close to the Vondelpark. Nonetheless we are happy you had a great time there and you liked the bar! :)
Thanks again for your time and we hope to see you again!
Cheers,
The Flying Pig Downtown

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