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 park 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 15-minute walk.
The Pig has been world-famous for its laidback atmosphere, with a hostel bar that everyone keeps talking about and friendly, helpful staff. We have a guest kitchen and a bar with indoor smoking area where you'll meet lots of people. This lively bar has theme nights, the cheapest beer in town and daily drinks specials!
Every bed in our dorms has a reading light, with single and queen-size bunk beds and free individual lockers in the rooms (bring your own padlock or buy one at reception for €3). There's a shower and toilet in most of the rooms. Our private rooms have a little fridge and TV.
There's free breakfast, linen and internet; one price covers all! The Flying Pig Uptown provides a free buffet-style breakfast, free use of our reception safe for small valuables, free luggage storage, Internet, Skype and Wi-Fi, a book exchange, free movies to watch and munchy food for sale! You can even borrow some skates for free.
This spring and summer you can enjoy Amsterdam's famous green grass in the beautiful Vondelpark, right outside the Flying Pig Uptown, for drinks, smokes and picnics. Check out the free musical and cultural performances on the park stage or play games with your (new) friends in your bare feet.
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' letters. 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. You can borrow some free hostel skates and share a smoke, drink and a blanket with your (newly made) friends on the green grass of the famous Vondelpark. Laugh your head off at one of the comedy clubs on the Leidseplein or visit other local areas of the city.
At reception you can buy Pig merchandise and tickets to several events. We have free walking tours, a daily updated Amsterdam agenda, a free detailed map of Amsterdam and discounts on several things to do in Amsterdam. You get 50% off entrance to the Winston Kingdom club with your Flying Pig key card. We also offer a shuttle bus between Amsterdam and the Beach hostel.
We're open 24hrs 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!
Please read our Things To Note below. We only accept groups of up to 10 people through Hostelworld.
Please bring this confirmation with you for check-in.
Our office handles all email cancellations (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Urgent cancellations or changes for the current weekend must therefore be done by phone directly with the hostel (+31 20 400 41 87) at least 24hrs before arrival date (write down the date and hour of canceling and the name of the person you spoke to).
Non-urgent cancellations and changes will need to be done by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 12% web deposit is always non-refundable.
We authorize all credit cards on the day of arrival for the amount of the first night. This is an authorization only and will be released shortly after.
The Flying Pig has an age restriction; we welcome guests from above 18 to the eternal young at heart!
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.
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This hostel was the best accommodation I have stayed at, and I have stayed at alot of hotels and hostels. I highly recommend to anyone to stay at the flying pig uptown!!! The staff is very friendly and Will answer any questions you have. The location is great, it's right beside the park and easy to get around everywhere. The atmosphere is awesome, chilled, laidback and good vibes all round. Thank you for an amazing place to stay flying pig uptown :D
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Good quality, nice atmosphere.
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The Flying Pig Uptown was an okay hostel. It is quite small and the stairs are fairly steep, especially if you are staying on the third floor. There is only one very small bathroom per floor, but the bathroom facilities were clean. While I was staying here (july 09), there was construction going on to expand the hostel, so it was quite noisy especially early in the morning (before 8 a.m.). The location was great, right next to the vondelpark and an easy walk to Leidesplein with great restaurants, bars and streetcar access. Also an easy 5 minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. A decent hostel to stay in if you are not planning on spending a lot of time in the hostel but exploring the surrounding areas of Amsterdam.
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