flying pig? - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Budget Hostels, Hotels, and Accommodations > Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips

Hostel, Hotels, Budget Accomodations: Questions and tips Safety, services and general questions. Is there a camp ground in...

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2006, 07:04 PM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: US
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

from what i hear.. the flying pig in a-dam is supposed to be the awesome place or something like that.. any other recommendations? i checked online and its basically almost filled.. so considering other good ones
__________________
...currently in north dakota for school... originally from kauai, HI... damn i miss that place...
teddymon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2006, 10:44 AM   #2
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

There are two Flying Pigs - the one downtown on Nieuwendijk and the uptown location by the Vondelpark. The uptown is nicer, the downtown is more central. Both are pretty much filled with Americans (like, 90% when I was there) so if you're looking for a bit more cultural exposure, they're not the place to stay. However, they do have a great party atmosphere, the rooms are pretty nice, and frankly I liked their breakfast of bread and hard-boiled eggs!
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 03:47 AM   #3
TPunk Recognized
 
MeTurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1,590
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to MeTurk
Default

I don't know I've been in the downtown one twice and I'm not that gone on it. It has everything you could need, it's very trendy and well maintianed but the crowd don't seem as freindly and it's always packed. I just didn't feel like I fitted in their for some reason.

I seem to have a thing for old run down hostels though for some reason.

Dirty Nellys looks good it's an Irish pub hostel.
Bulldog looks good and it's also a coffieshop.
__________________
"It's nice to have a nun around. Gives the place a bit of glamour." Fr Ted
Couchsurfer (:_irritainment_
MeTurk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 11:52 AM   #4
I'll rock your socks off
 
bellelass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Transplanted to East Coast of Oz, from Texas
Posts: 1,780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I'd stay there just because I've always heard so much about it. For a night perhaps. Then I'd go to some scummy falling down sketchy place because they're more interesting usually.
__________________
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did."
-T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

bellelass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 01:03 PM   #5
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

Quote:
I just didn't feel like I fitted in their for some reason.
Probably because you ain't a Yank

Next time, I'll probably go with Durty Nelly's.

Bulldog's not on my list. As a place that has a hostel, a "coffeeshop" and a bar on the same block, they seem like too business oriented. Oddly enough, I believe they own a hostel on the Gold Coast in Australia, as well. All the staffers there wore Bulldog key lanyards. Weird.
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #6
I'll rock your socks off
 
bellelass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Transplanted to East Coast of Oz, from Texas
Posts: 1,780
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Weird indeed, omid. I still rather like the idea of having a sort of tpunk chain of hostels. For tpunks, by tpunks. Very insular. Probably not economically feasible, but you can bet that should I ever open a hostel punks will stay very cheaply. And it will be a kind of old, weird, semi-run down place full of cool people, probably a bit off the beaten track. None of this slick trendiness stuff. heh.. sorry rambling and hi-jacking..
__________________
"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did."
-T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

bellelass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2006, 03:29 PM   #7
Members
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: US
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

haha thanks for the input.. yeah i'll probably go somewhere more low-key or rundown.. it maight be nice to just go there and check it out... well any favorites in a-dam then? like somewhere you definately thought was the bomb.. i have heard bulldogs before ...
__________________
...currently in north dakota for school... originally from kauai, HI... damn i miss that place...
teddymon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flying to the coast ted Travel Photos & Videos! 10 11-03-2005 03:34 PM
Flying cheap florencia9699 Travel Transportation 1 10-03-2005 10:36 AM
Flying High LeeCheeWo Travel Transportation 2 05-18-2005 07:21 AM
flying within europe gemini23 Travel Transportation 14 03-23-2005 10:26 PM
Flying IN/OUT of different EU countries EyeHeartFUN Travel Transportation 8 01-21-2005 02:21 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:57 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121