Flying Pig Hostel

amsterdam hostel

Flying Pig Hostel

From 15 EUR

This Hostel in Amsterdam, The Flying Pig Uptown, is located in the centre of the city in the midst of the city's crazy and rather funky nightlife. The Uptown Hostel has a unique position; you are close to all of Amsterdam's buzzing night spots while the green and lively Vondelpark is literally your backyard!

The Van Gogh and Rembrandt Museums are both just around the corner. The Flying Pig Uptown Amsterdam Hostel is more snug than the other hostels in the city and has a reputation as having the friendliest atmosphere in town.

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89 % Total ratings: 98

  • Cheapest bar in town
  • Central location
  • Great Discounts on Bike Hire

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Amsterdam Hostel, The Flying Pig Uptown is located in the centre of Amsterdam in the midst of the city's crazy and rather funky nightlife. The Uptown hostel has a unique position because it can offer you the best of both worlds!

You guys are close to all of Amsterdam's pleasures and you also have the green and lively Vondelpark as your backyard!

The Uptown is more snug than any other Amsterdam Hostel, which explains the people orientated character and the friendliest atmosphere in town.

The hostel presents you with a perfect blend of laidback vibes and crazy Amsterdam - party good times. It doesn't take long to discover why this hostel has been chosen as one of Europe's Famous Hostels!

Kick off your night in our famous basement-bar - the best place to meet other travellers. There are regular theme parties and events with great drink specials every night! Later on why not move to the Leidseplein (square) where you can refuel at one of the many pubs or coffee shops. Move next door to bring your evening to a climax in pop temple - Paradiso or in the famous milk factory nightclub, Melkweg!

During the day you can stroll around the many markets, like the Albert Cuyp in the Pijp area. If you are looking for a little culture then the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Rijks Museum are all just around the corner.

In short the Flying Pig Uptown youth hostel is a great jump off point for you to explore all of Amsterdam's naughty secrets and its many beauties!

Here's an Important Note: The Flying Pig has an age restriction. We welcome guests from above 18 to the eternally young at heart.

Hostel facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage lockers (€0.40 p/hr- €2 p/24hrs)
  • Free Safe at Reception for Small Valuables
  • Free Lockers in Rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for €3)
  • Fully equipped Self Catering Kitchen
  • Dorms and Private Rooms Available
  • Single and Queen-Size Beds
  • Located in the City Centre
  • Hostel Bar - Drink Specials every night!
  • Night SecurityOpen 24 Hours a Day
  • No Curfew
  • No LockoutFree Linen
  • Towel rental
  • Smoking room inside
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Useful information

City: Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands
Address: Vossiusstraat 46-47, 1071AJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone 1: +31 (0) 20 4004187 Phone 2: +31 (0) 20 4210583

How to arrive

From Schiphol Airport to the Uptown hostel
Bus 197 runs straight from Schiphol airport to the Uptown. From Schiphol, walk outside to busstop 'Plaza/NS'. Take Bus 197 destination Amsterdam. Get off at bus stop 'Rijksmuseum'  and walk in the direction the bus is going and take a left at the Vossiusstraat. The bus ride costs around €5 (you can buy a ticket on the bus) and takes 30 minutes. Buses leave every 15 mins and after 1am every hour on the night bus N97.From Amsterdam Central Station to the Uptown hostel
Take tram 2 or 5 and get off at tram 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 Central Station. Buy a ticket from a machine or at the desk (more expensive). 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 Eindhoven Airport to Amsterdam Central Station:
Bus 401 leaves in front of the airport every 10 minutes to Eindhoven Central Station. You can buy a ticket on the bus and the bus ride takes 20 minutes. From Eindhoven Central Station, take a train to Amsterdam Centraal, this will take about 1,5 hour. A one-way ticket will cost €18.70 and can be bought at one of the ticket machines.From Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Amsterdam Central Station
Bus 33 leaves in front of the airport every 15 minutes. You can buy a ticket on the bus (€2.80) and the bus ride takes 20 minutes. From Rotterdam Central Station a train leaves for Amsterdam every 15 minutes. A one-way train ticket from Rotterdam to Amsterdam will cost €14.50 and takes one hour.From Eurolines Bus Stop "Station Amsterdam Amstel" to the Uptown Pig
Take tram 12 (destination: Station Sloterdijk) and get off at tram stop “Van Baerlestraat”, this tram ride takes about 17 minutes. Walk straight ahead in the direction the tram is going and take the 3rd street on your right, this is the Vossiusstraat, we are at number 46.From ID Bus Stop "Station Amsterdam Sloterdijk" to the Uptown Pig
Take tram 12 (destination: Amstelstation) and  get off at tram stop “Van Baerlestraat”, this tram ride takes about 20 minutes. Walk back onto the street the tram is running and take the 3rd street on your right, this is the Vossiusstraat, we are at number 46.From Megabus Bus Stop Zuiderzeeweg to Amsterdam Central Station
Take tram 26 towards Centraal Station and follow directions above.

Hostel overall rating

Rated 5/5 based on 22 customer reviews

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Reviews of Flying Pig Hostel

86% 01 Dic 2014 - Reviewer

The showers could do with being cleaned a little more often as it seemed like every time I went they were not exactly perfect....but maybe I'm picky! In general I loved the atmosphere of this place, the location is near on perfect and staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay again!

100% 08 Sep 2014 - Reviewer

First hostel I've ever stayed in. Was worried before I got there as many people had said hostels are awful and you're better off paying the extra money to get a hotel room. They were SO wrong! The hostel had a wonderful friendly atmosphere, the facilities were brilliant & the alcohol was cheap! Me and mu friend shared with 10 other people (12 bed dorm) and we were pleasantly suprised and the nice size room for that amount of people and also the fact that next to ever bed was a plug socket for you! Would so so so so recommend this hostel.

100% 23 Jun 2014 - Reviewer

Coool hostel. Amsterdam institution, absolutely loved it.

100% 30 Sep 2012 - Reviewer

The Flying Pig was sick! The people were super chill and really helpful. I recommend staying here for sure.

100% 17 Feb 2012 - Reviewer

Absolutely terrific. Friendly staff, good vibes. Great stay at all three hostels, I\\\'ll be recommending to everybody.

100% 16 Jan 2012 - Reviewer

It was great. The people at the reception are very accommodating and friendly.

80% 28 Jun 2011 - Reviewer

The hostel is very clean and confortable.

60% 20 Jun 2011 - Reviewer

Friendly people, but definitely a party hostel!

80% 12 Apr 2011 - Reviewer

Everithing, just i dont like the stairs...

100% 12 Apr 2011 - Reviewer

Everything was great! Bar was lots of fun, staff was very friendly, and the location was excellent! Just be ready to climb lots of stairs.

100% 22 Mar 2011 - Reviewer

Most awesome place I've ever stayed in! The staff are the most wicked people I've ever come across and you should definitely keep em around for next time!!! Great party vibe and being right next to the park makes it much better than the down town.

100% 14 Feb 2011 - Reviewer

Loved it! Amazing atmosphere, amazing people, an amazing time! Cannot wait to return in the near future.

100% 02 Jan 2011 - Reviewer

it beautiful, clean, it looks like a hotel but is cheap. totally recomended.

80% 14 Aug 2010 - Reviewer

Great location! Fun environment!

60% 04 Jul 2010 - Reviewer

This hostel has so much character, its hard not to fall in love with it. From the bar area, to the pillow room, and the terrace in the back, you'll find a comfy place to meet all sorts of people. The staff were friendly, and put together some very awesome playlists. The location is great, its within walking distance of the many sights Amsterdam has to offer. The rooms were quite basic, and the bathroom situation could use some improvement, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there!

80% 07 Mai 2010 - Reviewer

It was a decent place to stay and within walking/biking distance of most attractions.

100% 22 Mar 2010 - Reviewer

Amazing.... What more can I say. Thanks to all the staff that made my stay so wonderful. Love you all

100% 12 Feb 2010 - Reviewer

The coolest hostel in the entire world! It's like being @ home! Can't wait to be back!!!

80% 28 Dic 2009 - Reviewer

GREAAAAAAAAATE place to meet peoplee ! i realy loved it !

80% 25 Oct 2009 - Reviewer

the flying pig is a great place to stay, very clean, cool bar, great location and wicked staff!! good for meeting people as well, i would def stay there again!

80% 07 Oct 2009 - Reviewer

We arrived late at night and everyone was fantastic there. The party was in full swing and we had a blast. For the price and the location it was worth it.

100% 22 Oct 2008 - Reviewer

Fun hostel to be in. I liked the Uptown Hostel near the Vondelpark. Friendly staff and cool people staying there

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