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The Flying Pig Downtown

4,421 reviews
+31 20 420 6822

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge
No Smoking

Backpack Friendly Hostel: The Flying Pig Downtown

What Do the Rooms Include?

Gone are the days of stuffy, boring hostels in Amsterdam. The Flying Pig Downtown has comfortable shared rooms, secured personal belonging lockers, and fun, fresh decor perfect for backpackers or travellers on a budget. Most bunk beds are single, but queen bunk beds are also available that you can share with your partner or friend! Regularly cleaned shared showers and bathrooms are available in each room. Private rooms are also available for a surcharge.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

Your stay includes a free buffet-style breakfast — the perfect way to kick-start your day. The hostel also boasts a bar, with themed nights and live DJ. It's a great place to meet your fellow guests and make some friends with whom to explore the city. You also get free entrance to the Winston Kingdom night club with your key card!

What are the Room Rates at The Flying Pig Downtown?

Beds run from $36 to $55 during high season. Make sure to regularly check the website for specials. 

What's There to Do Nearby?

The hostel is on the trendiest shopping street in Amsterdam, a great way to spend an afternoon. Around the corner is the infamous red-light district and a multitude of ever-popular coffee shops. A short walk away are many culturally important sites, such as Van Gough Museum and Anne Frank House. 

What's the Bottom Line?

Bring your own padlock to use the lockers under the beds in the dorm rooms, or you can use lockers by the front desk for a nominal fee. This hostel is very popular and books up early, so make sure to reserve your room ahead of time.

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Nieuwendijk 100
Amsterdam, 1012 MR
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User Highlights
"Location is superb" "Fabulous location"
99% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
City centre within easy reach, said 99%.
"Amazing friendly staff" "Fantastic people working there"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
73% said the reception staff was great.
"Made me feel very welcome" "Amazing atmosphere"
92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Only 50% thought, the hostel was modern.
Bar and Beverages
"Cheap bar drinks" "Great bar/lounge area"
86% thought beverage prices were a great value.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 84%.
"Great selection at breakfast" "Good brekky"
96% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Wifi works great" "Free wifi"
61% thought the wifi quality was ok.
Value for money
"Cheap bar drinks" "Drinks are cheap"
96% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
86% thought beverage prices were a great value.
"Toilets cleaned regularly" "Facilities were always clean"
74% said rooms were clean.
80% said the bathroom was clean.
"Smoking room perfect for" "Facilities were always clean"
55% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
71% complained about the elevator.
"Excellent kitchen facilities" "Toilet is small"
For only 68%, the bathroom was ok.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
"Large communal bathrooms" "Very loud hostel"
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
52% said rooms were small.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Great shower
Clean bathroom
Train station is close
Expert Reviews
Let's Go
This hostel is close to the train station and the Red Light District and offers free tours and maps to help you find any other place you’re hoping to go in the city. There is a lively...
The Telegraph
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Lonely Planet
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