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uptownNext to the famous Vondel park and the Leidseplein, the square where it all happens ...
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DowntownIn the middle of a shopping street around the corner of the Red Light District and the Central station...
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beachLocated right next to one of Holland’s beautiful beaches. There’s nothing that can beat...

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The Flying Pig Hostels - Awards and Prizes

2012 and 2013 we recieved the Certificate of Excellence from tripadvisor for the Flying Pig Downtown Hostel


Okay, we all know about the Oscars, but did you ever hear aboutthe Hoscars? Every year Hostelworld -the biggest internet booking company in the world- hands out awards to the best hostels on the globe. What makes this price extra important is that our guests are the judges!Backpackers that booked their trip through Hostelworld have rated the hostels they stayed at and believe us; travelers are the most honest critics you'll ever meet :-)!

Award 2010Hoscars 2011

You did it again, thank you all for rating us to be the best hostel in the Netherlands for the second time in a row. We are very, very proud and again couldn't have done this without you, our beloved guests and staff...


Hoscar Award winner 20092009 Thanks to all of you...
The Flying Pig was rated best hostel of the Netherlands again this year!! We couldn't have done this without our beloved staff and guests.  Good times, thanks everyone! 


In 2008 we were voted 1st Country: Netherlands and the 3rd Hostel Chain winner

In 2007 we were voted 1st Country: Netherlands

In 2005 we were voted the 3rd Hostel Chain winner

In 2004 we were voted the No. 2 hostel in the world hostel award

Thanks for voting for us guys! We are very proud and grateful to you to have been rated in the top ten of best hostels in the world! We aim to stay amongst the best and to only improve what we have, so we'll herewith solemnly swear to keep working our butts off!!

Award  winnerIn 2003 ( the first year the hoscars were given) we were voted No 1 in the world by you.

For this very important event we had sent out our own Charlie's angel, Drew Barrymore look a like, in a great H&M outfit,  especially created for the occasion.
Camera's flashed on the catwalk, gossip got exchanged and the alcohol flowed. The  Hoscar

After a couple of nerve wrecking hours, the top ten hostels of the year 2003 got revealed.
Much to our surprise, the Flying Pig turned out to be voted the number one hostel in the world!!!

Of course the managers got thanked (as you do) as did the producers (oh no wait a minute) but above all our Piggie Staff and our backpackers that made all this possible!
Tears were shed, congratulations all round, more champagne. In short a great night in Pig history!

Thanks to all of you for voting for us and as you can see, we carry the award with great pride!!!