The Flying Pig Uptown

Vossiusstraat 46Amsterdam1071 AJNetherlands
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About The Flying Pig Uptown

The Flying Pig Uptown is a hostel located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is next to the well-known Vondelpark and is a 9-minute walk from the Rijksmuseum. Laptop and bike rentals are available from the hostel, as well as in-room lockers.

Simple, singular dorm rooms feature bunk beds, linens and shared bathroom facilities. There are also some private rooms with en suite bathrooms or private sinks.

There's also a common fully-equipped kitchen and a marijuana smoking area. Other features include walking tours, a 24-hour reception and in-line skate rentals.

Complimentary breakfast buffet is offered in the casual dining area. There's also an informal bar with daily happy hours. There are many eating and drinking places within walking distance of the hostel.

The Flying Pig Uptown is located an 8-minute walk from Leidseplein and 3 km from both Amsterdam Centraal train station and Olympic Stadium Amsterdam.

Contact

Vossiusstraat 46, Amsterdam, 1071 AJ, Netherlands
Telephone: +31(20)4004187 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great Location Near Park

The hostel is located right next to the 47-hectare Vondelpark, right outside Amsterdam's main city centre. Guests also liked the fact it is not located right in the centre so there is more to see, explore and less of a tourist feeling.

Friendly Staff

Most reviews agreed the staff members had a positive attitude which greatly contributed to a good stay at the hostel. They made guests feel welcome in one way or another, at any time of day, and tried to resolve issues promptly. They gave helpful advice on places to visit and eat or drink.

Great Amenities for the Price

The amenities the hostel provided its guests went beyond what some guests expected. There were ear plugs for the noise, free breakfast and Internet to browse the web, and clean rooms. Many were happy to have freebies like snacks, organized events and tours.

Negative Reviews

Weird Smells

Some guests felt the cleanliness of the hostel could use an overhaul, as they found the bathrooms to be filthy. The showers, toilets and walls were too gross for some people to use. The rooms had strange sewage smells and the public places like showers, rooms, bathrooms are too tiny.

Party Hostel

While some guests truly enjoyed the party vibe of the hostel, others felt it was a bit too much. Some guests decided to check-out after finding it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Some guests wanted to sleep rather than party at night and others didn't care for the stoner or drunk vibe of the hostel.

Difficult Track Upstairs

Some guests were disappointed the flight upstairs was not an easy one, especially for those with luggage. Those with big luggage found it impossible to take it up the “steep and narrow” stairway. There is no elevator. Guests who need an elevator are advised to find another accommodation.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 4518 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
  • Expedia
    8.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.1 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.4 /10
  • Zoover
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.8 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 4518 reviews