If you’re looking to experience the fun atmosphere at Flying Pig Downtown Hostel, Amsterdam, this is the post for you. I’m going to run through all the best things about staying at Flying Pig, what’s included in your stay, and, as I’m honest, the downsides too.
I love Flying Pig Downtown Hostel, from the bottom of my heart. I actually do.
It was an instant love affair. As my friend and I walked through the front doors of The Flying Pig upon arrival in Amsterdam, we got our room key and perched at the communal bar that sits just next to the reception desk.
Within 5, actually not even that, 2 minutes we had got chatting to the people beside us and were doing the fanta bomb shots together that were, later in the weekend, made evident to be the ‘house shot’.
With still a little bit of work to finish off on my laptop, I left it at 1 shot whilst I hooked onto the Flying Pig Hostel free WiFi (yes, they have internet for you) and I got my business done.
Once finished, all we had to do was enjoy the rest of the
There are two Flying Pig Hostels in Amsterdam city centre: Downtown, right in the hustle and bustle and just a 3 minute walk from central station (where I stayed), and Uptown, next to Leidseplein, overlooking the one and only Vondelpark.
They also have a Flying Pig Hostel on the beach in Noordwijk, just outside of the city.
I can only speak from my experience at Flying Pig Downtown Hostel, though I have heard wonderful things about Uptown too.
Walking into Flying Pig Downtown Hostel was like coming home. Everyone there, the staff, the guests and even the hostel cat, quickly became like family. On the first night we thought we’d try venturing out to another bar and explore but we were back again and missing the vibes within an hour!
There is SUCH a nice vibe in the hostel. People drink and party, but it’s not crazy manic and loud. It’s just right.
So you have your bed which, if you are in a dorm comes with a reading light, bed linen, locker blah blah (all that you would normally get in a hostel).
Then there’s the free WiFi, the free buffet breakfast (8-10.30am) and the free use of the kitchen to cook your own food in.
The bar area has themed nights and DJs which you, of course, get access to. There’s also a smoking room (‘happy area’), a pool table, seating area and sofas.
If you stay at Uptown, the inclusions vary slightly. For example they have free skate hire as they are next to Vondelpark.
At the Flying Pig they have everything from 4-bed dorms and Double Bunked Dorms to 32-bed dorms and Private rooms. It depends how much privacy you’re after and how much you’re willing to pay.
Prices fluctuate depending on whether you’re looking to book in the week, at the weekend, during peak season or during off peak season.
They tend to range from €16.90 – €51.90, but for a better idea head to their website here and pop your proposed dates into the ‘Book a bed’ box on the top left of the screen.
As soon as you know dates, request them or call up! It’s gets pretty busy and you don’t want to miss out!
Where did you stay when you were there? I’d love to know!
Love as always and happy adventuring,
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