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The Flying Pig Uptown

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8.4
Excellent
3,894 reviews

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Bar or Lounge
Concierge
Air-conditioned
No Smoking
As the original Flying Pig hostel, we can't wait to welcome you again!

We're located perfectly central in-between the museum and fashion district, the Vondelpark and Leidseplein, where the best concert-halls, clubs, bars and coffee shops are and most locals go out. You'll get that real Amsterdam feel and are still close enough to the red light district, which is only a 20-minute walk.

The Pig has been world-famous for its laid back atmosphere, with a hostel bar that everyone keeps talking about and friendly, helpful staff. We have a guest kitchen and an indoor smoking area where you'll meet plenty of fellow travelers. This lively bar has themed nights, the cheapest beer in town and daily drinks specials!

Almost every bed in our dorms has a reading light, (including both our single and queen-size bunk beds) and free individual lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for €3.50.

The Flying Pig Uptown provides free linen, free use of our reception safe for small valuables, free Wi-Fi, a book exchange and munchy food for sale! There is also a continental style breakfast available every morning for €3.

This spring and summer you can enjoy Amsterdam's famous green grass in the beautiful Vondelpark, right outside the Flying Pig Uptown. Enjoy some drinks, smokes, or have picnic here even. You can also check out the free musical and cultural performances on the park stage or play games with your (new) friends out on the open grassy areas.

If you're in for some culture, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum (with the 'Nachtwacht') are just around the corner, same as the beautiful Concert Building and the 'I Amsterdam' sign. Do you want to explore the Red Light District, some historic sites or Chinatown? Just take a stroll - everything is within walking distance. Public transport is close by, too.

But there's always more: go shopping at one of the local markets (such as the Albert Cuijp in the Pijp area) or the 'Nine Little Streets', drink a beer at the Amsterdam Heineken Museum or have a wild night out in the so-called pop temple the Paradiso, within crawling-home distance.

We're open 24 hours with night security and no curfews or lockout. Access is by keycard.

Please note that the Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart! We do not accommodate anyone under the age of 18 years. A form of Photo Identification is required upon check in. Accepted forms are a valid passport or national ID card. Driving licences are NOT accepted.

We also want to inform you that we have a hostel cat, Lola, who is allowed in the bar area of the hostel but who we do not allow in the rooms. We don't have a lift in our building and quite some stairs so if you things this would be a problem for you, please contact us before you book!

Please read our Things To Note below. We only accept groups of up to 10 people through Hostelworld.

Directions: From Schiphol Airport straight to the Uptown hostel
Bus 397 runs straight from Schiphol airport to the Uptown. From Schiphol, walk to bus stop 'Plaza/NS' in Schiphol. Take Bus 397 destination Amsterdam. Get off at bus stop 'Rijksmuseum' in Amsterdam. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the Uptown hostel. The bus fare is around €5 (you can buy a ticket on the bus *card only) and takes 30 minutes. Buses leave every 15 mins and after 1am every hour on the night bus N97.

From Amsterdam Central Station: take tram 2 or 5 and get off at the stop 'Rijksmuseum', one stop past the famous Leidseplein bar area. Walk back 150 meters in the direction the tram came from and turn left into the Vossiusstraat, we are at number 46.

From Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station: take a train directly from the airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station. Buy a ticket from a machine. This train ride will cost around €4 (one-way ticket) and takes about 12 minutes. Then take a tram to the Uptown, see above.

From Amsterdam Duivendrecht (Eurolines): take a train to Station Zuid and from Station Zuid take tram 5 towards Central Station. Get off at tram stop 'Van Baerlestraat'. Walk back to the van Baerlestraat and take a right. Take the 3rd street to the right, this is the Vossiusstraat, we're at number 46!

From Megabus Bus Stop Zuiderzeeweg: Take tram 26 towards Centraal Station and follow directions above.

Near: Located near the famous Leidseplein (party square), Coffee shops, Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk museum, Albert Cuyp market and Vondel Park. We are also near two of Amsterdams most famous clubs, Melkweg and Paridiso.

Conditions: The Flying Pig has an age restriction; We welcome guests from 18 years old to the eternal young at heart!
Children under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated.
Please bring this confirmation with you for check-in.

Our office handles all email cancellations (7 days 9am-5pm). Urgent cancellations or changes for the current weekend must therefore be done by phone directly with the hostel at least 24hrs before arrival date (write down the date and hour of cancelling and the name of the person you spoke to).

Non-urgent cancellations and changes will need to be done by email. Please provide the reservation details in your email. Only when you receive a personal reply with the confirmation of your cancellation can you be sure that your cancellation has been processed by us. No-shows will be charged for a single night's accommodation.

The 15% (Hostelworld) web deposit is always non-refundable.

We cannot always guarantee that groups will be in the same room, however we do try our best.
Groups of more than 10 people must contact us before booking.

A form of Photo Identification is required upon check in. Accepted forms are a valid passport or national ID card - driving licences are NOT accepted.

Notes: The Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart!

Children under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated.

A form of Photo Identification is required upon check in. Accepted forms are a valid passport or national ID card - driving licences are NOT accepted.
It is not allowed to bring your own sleeping bag or pillow. Our beds are ready-made for you.

We have a 72hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of one night's stay. The 15% deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellations.

We do our best to accommodate you (together with your friends) in the dorm of your choice. However, due to the nature of our business, room arrangements and price may be slightly different.

We have a hostel cat, Lola, who is allowed in the bar area of the hostel but who we do not allow in the rooms. We don't have a lift in our building unfortunately, only stairs - If you think this will be a problem for you, please contact us before you book!
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Vossiusstraat 46
Amsterdam, 1071 AJ
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User Highlights
8.4
Excellent
Service
"Excellent manners" "Staff are amazing"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
79% said the reception staff was great.
Vibe
"Great atmosphere in the hostel" "Amazing Vibe"
91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
For 54%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
Bar and Beverages
"Brilliant bar downstairs" "Cheap beer"
Only 67% were satisfied with the beverage prices.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 89%.
Location
"Amazing hostel location" "Superb location"
97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Average proximity to the city centre, said 56%.
Breakfast
"Breakfast is delicious" "Incredible breakfast"
94% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
WiFi
"Wifi worked well" "Free wifi"
67% thought the wifi quality was ok.
Value for money
"Cheap beer" "Amazing value for money"
94% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Only 67% were satisfied with the beverage prices.
Cleanliness
"Clean sanitary facilities" "Everything clean"
73% said rooms were clean.
Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 68%.
Room
"Clean sanitary facilities" "Tiny sink"
54% complained about the bathroom.
73% said rooms were clean.
Amenities
"Property is old" "There is no common area"
96% complained about the elevator.
For 54%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.

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Friendly atmosphere
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Bathroom could be bigger
Friendly service
Expert Reviews
Fodor's
For backpackers who like to chill out and meet lots of gezellige people, the Flying Pig is the place to be—and the few doubles are some of the best-value accommodations in town.
The best deal is to book a queen-size bunk in one of the dorms.
oyster.com
Flying Pig Uptown is a budget hostel with a fun atmosphere, colorful decor, and a number of amenities aimed to please its young clientele. The hostel has a bar, smoking room, and a...
Let's Go
When the Flying Pig first took off from the farm, he crash landed in Vondelpark. His two swine brothers are still jealous of his hostel, as it is in many ways the brick house that the...