The Flying Pig Beach Hostel
208 Parallel Boulevard, Noordwijk, Netherlands
071 362 2533
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The Flying Pig Beach Hostel Noordwijk Reviews
Near the beach Jun 06, 2012
I've heard great and marvelous things about the Flying Pig Downtown Hostel. To my dismay it was booked so I went to the Flying Pig Beach Hostel. It is located about 30 minutes by car from Amsterdam in Noordwijk. It is a two minute walk to the beach and is perfectly located. The rooms were pretty average but that's good for a beach hostel. The town had few foreign tourists, a great beach, and a little nightlife area that was sufficient. The hostel can drive you into and from Amsterdam as the shuttle to the 3 Flying Pig locations at various times throughout the day. They had a bar with cheap beer and a billiard table for 1 euro a game.
Drawbacks: Dont arrive late because they dont have 24 reception, you will need a key to get in after a certain time. There are not a lot of rooms so unless they are all booked it is hard to meet people there. I know it's Amsterdam but the staff was always smoking weed, even when on duty. usually this is not a big deal but they let it affect service. Time ordering beers was slow, checking in and out was a process, and it was a pretty unprofessional environment. Reminded me of staying at a college frat house where everybody smokes all day.
I would recommend it if you want a beach vacation near Amsterdam but not if you want to tour Amsterdam.
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