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Flying pig or Bulldogg hostels in Amsterdam

Travel Forums Europe Flying pig or Bulldogg hostels in Amsterdam

1. Posted by lukep (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Which one is better? Any experiences? Cheers,
Luke

2. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Hi Luke - I've stayed at both and I thought they were both on par with each other. Certainly wouldn't have a preference of one above the other. There is more than one flying pig in Amsterdam though - so check out the location of the one you are intending to stay in.

Both a big 'party' hostels so expect lots of people, lots of noise, and if you're up for it.. a whole lot of drinking, smoking and drugs

3. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

It depends what you are after. The Bulldog has changed massively over the last couple of years and is now basically more like a hotel. It is very clean and nice but you cant smoke in the rooms, you have to go next door to their coffee shop. The Flying Pig is more of a smokers place. The bar is open til 4am and the beer is very cheap. If you like meeting fellow travellers I would recommend the Flying Pig but if you want a bit more luxury I would recommend The Bulldog. The Bulldog is not really a party hostel anymore but the Flying Pig most certainly is.

4. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

The Bulldog has changed massively over the last couple of years and is now basically more like a hotel.

... I last stayed there in 2003, so highly likely it's changed a bit

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

You're right Koalagirl, it has changed loads since 2003. It really is rather upmarket now. It describes itself as the first ever 5 star hostel!! I do still like it there still though.