The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel

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The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel

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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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Amsterdam Hostel, The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel 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!

The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel is close to all of Amsterdam's pleasures and you also have the green and lively Vondelpark as your backyard!

The The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel is more snug than any other hostel in Amsterdam, 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 The Flying Pig Uptown Hostel in Amsterdam 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 Uptown Amsterdam Hostel 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.

 

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100% 16 March 2017
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Great hostel!! location, price and great atmosphere

100% 25 February 2016
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First time being with Flying pig, and I couldn't be more happier! They took care of my every needs, and after falling ill my last night there, they made sure I had plenty of fluids (orange juice). I am very thankful I had such a willing and concerned staff. They are truly there when you need them! Thank you so much for making my stay there a million times better! If I ever get back to Amsterdam, I'm going to Flying Pig first!! 5+ Plus a bar in a hostel? Even better :)

100% 16 June 2015
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LOVE everything about The Flying Pig UpTown. The staff truly are the greatest humans alive ! Thank you so much for everything during our 4 day stay XO LOVE FROM MUNICH

80% 01 December 2014
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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 September 2014
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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 June 2014
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Coool hostel. Amsterdam institution, absolutely loved it.

100% 30 September 2012
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The Flying Pig was sick! The people were super chill and really helpful. I recommend staying here for sure.

100% 17 February 2012
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Absolutely terrific. Friendly staff, good vibes. Great stay at all three hostels, I\\\'ll be recommending to everybody.

100% 16 January 2012
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It was great. The people at the reception are very accommodating and friendly.

80% 28 June 2011
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The hostel is very clean and confortable.

60% 20 June 2011
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Friendly people, but definitely a party hostel!

80% 12 April 2011
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Everithing, just i dont like the stairs...

100% 12 April 2011
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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 March 2011
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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 February 2011
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Loved it! Amazing atmosphere, amazing people, an amazing time! Cannot wait to return in the near future.

100% 02 January 2011
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it beautiful, clean, it looks like a hotel but is cheap. totally recomended.

80% 14 August 2010
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Great location! Fun environment!

60% 04 July 2010
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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 May 2010
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It was a decent place to stay and within walking/biking distance of most attractions.

100% 22 March 2010
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Amazing.... What more can I say. Thanks to all the staff that made my stay so wonderful. Love you all

100% 12 February 2010
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The coolest hostel in the entire world! It's like being @ home! Can't wait to be back!!!

80% 28 December 2009
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GREAAAAAAAAATE place to meet peoplee ! i realy loved it !

80% 25 October 2009
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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 October 2009
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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 October 2008
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Fun hostel to be in. I liked the Uptown Hostel near the Vondelpark. Friendly staff and cool people staying there

100% 26 February 2017
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Good hostel, friendly staff, clean rooms.

90% 25 February 2017
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Went to Amsterdam on a little solo trip and chose the Uptown Flying Pig. Location is great! Bar and food prices are super cheap as well! One thing, I brought my...

92% 25 February 2017
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Positive: The location was great and proved easy to find for a newcomer. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly from check-in to checkout. This hostel is ...

100% 08 January 2017
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Positive: The atmosphere in the hostel is magical! The staff is so kind and keeps everything really clean, from the rooms to the bathrooms and showers. The brea...

100% 11 December 2016
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This was the first stop on our 3 week trip and it was an amazing first impression of Europe! My partner and I booked separate beds but were able to upgrade to a...

100% 04 November 2016
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Positive: The reception is always open and the staff is so nice and helpful. By the way, the location is great!!.

97% 20 October 2016
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Great hostel in an awesome location! Would highly recommend.

97% 28 September 2016
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, best hostel i have ever stayed at! No real complaints aside from the shower could have another hook to hold your clothes on the second floor...

97% 16 August 2016
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Great hostel. Awesome location beside Vondelpark. Great security, big lockers, great bar & good breakfast. Will stay again.

83% 28 July 2016
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Had a great time in TFP. Friendly staff, friendly people! Short tram into centre. Near a fantastic park great for a BBQ and a nap. Overall TFP uptown helped us ...

80% 01 June 2016
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Nice staff, clean room and good price. We enjoyed our stay!

100% 01 May 2016
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Incredible place filled with amazing friendly atmosphere. can't wait to come back! :)

97% 25 April 2016
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So glad we stayed at this hostel. Perfect location right near the park and working walking distance to almost everything. We went for kingsday and the atmospher...

92% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Great location, friendly staff, clean room. Bar and smoking area exceptional, nice places to chill out. I will definitely stay here again when I'm vis...

92% 25 March 2016
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Positive: The staff were amazing.

92% 16 March 2016
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Positive: Great breakfast! It is a busy hostel with a pub but when you go to the rooms area you cant hear anything and that is great!.

83% 16 March 2016
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Positive: The staff was amazing, the hostel was in a nice quiet part of town, having a bathroom in the room made our stay much more comfortable. Vondel Park is ...

88% 13 March 2016
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Positive: Very warm and crowded place and good personnel. Also smoke friendly hostel. Recommended if you really feel young :). Negative: Too much damn stairs. B...

100% 10 March 2016
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Checked in mainoy because of the location. however was pleased with the service offered. Always helpful staff and friendly bar, with some cheap drinks and some ...

100% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Beds were really comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful and this hostel was by far the cleanest I have ever stayed in.

96% 07 March 2016
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Positive: Stayer here 4 nights and had a great time. Smoke room was nice and a good way to meet people. Negative: The stairs!!

100% 05 March 2016
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It was a great place to stay

100% 03 March 2016
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I stayed at the flying pig for a few days. The staff was so friendly! They welcomed us, navigated is around the city, and they had a bar, smoke room, and a kitc...

88% 28 February 2016
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Positive: The staff was great and they all speak good english. Great place if you're travelling and want to stay somewhere for cheap.

75% 28 February 2016
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Positive: the big breakfast.the nice staff. Negative: too much hot inside bedroom

100% 27 February 2016
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Positive: The staff were really nice and the room very nice, clean and comfortable and also te breakfast was nice.

79% 23 February 2016
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Positive: Sfeer en faciliteiten in de bar. Negative: Ramen waren afgeplakt ivm verbouwing daarom opgesloten gevoel. Communicatie tussen booking.com en hotel nie...

100% 17 February 2016
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Love all the flying flying pig hostels !

88% 13 February 2016
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Positive: 24 hour reception Having a bar open till 3am also the smoke room met some great people would recommend once to anybody who has never been in a hostel ...

71% 11 February 2016
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Positive: Location & Bar. Negative: Noisy corridors

100% 11 February 2016
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Positive: Staff and People was really hospitable. Negative: I was was very happy

75% 11 February 2016
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Positive: приветливый персонал, крутые завтраки,не сыро, чистое постельное белье. Я хостел выбирала очень долго,но сейчас понимаю что сделала лучший выбор и обр...

100% 10 February 2016
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Positive: Best hostel ever.

100% 07 February 2016
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Very nice

100% 05 February 2016
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Pub. Pub. Pub.

I cannot count how many people I made to cancel their the other hostel.

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