Weed smoking friendly hostels in Amsterdam
The Dutch policy on soft drugs is, let’s face it, one of the major reasons this city is famous. And yet, finding marijuana smoker friendly accommodation in Amsterdam can be tricky. EU regulations on tobacco smoke, combined with a desire by many hotel owners to keep their curtains clean and smell-free, mean that the vast majority of Amsterdam hotels or hostels are non-smoking.
There are, however, a few exceptions. These weed smoking friendly hostels know why you have come to Amsterdam and are happy to provide a friendly place to stay where you can experience all the pleasures that Amsterdam has to offer.
In the list below are hostels where most of the rooms are filled with bunk beds for 6 to 10 people and use shared bathrooms. If you prefer your own space ask if they have such rooms or consider renting a holiday apartment in Amsterdam. Hotel Uptown which is right next to famous coffeeshop The Rookies is also a great option.
Leidsegracht 76, 1016 CR Amsterdam
In the heart of Amsterdam on one of the most beautiful canals in the city. It is a few minutes walk from the Leidseplein and very close to museums. It is mostly a backpacker, student and young people's hostel. It has 4 person dorm-style rooms with shared facilities, and the first floor offers a comfortable lounge to relax and roll a cigarette.
Vossiusstraat 46, 1071 AJ Amsterdam
Flying Pigs are famous hostels in Amsterdam well known among backpackers. The Uptown branch is situated in a quiet street right next to Vondelpark. They have a smoking room for enjoying and meeting people.
Nieuwendijk 100, 1012 MR Amsterdam
This Flying Pig branch is situated in perhaps the most touristy zone in Amsterdam. The smoking room is at the back of the hostel, it has the many comfy couches and during the summer a little terrace.
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 3, 1012 EH Amsterdam
With its central placement, residents' bar and large rooms with private bathrooms, this is a good choice for groups of friends who are looking for a clean, functional and central Amsterdam hostel. This hotel is also smoker friendly, with a dedicated smoking area available.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 147, 1017 PZ Amsterdam
The fact that the hotel is just next to one of the Amsterdam's most popular coffeeshops, the hotel's central Leidseplein location and a price range to suit most budgets makes Hotel Uptown a good choice for younger travellers looking to experience some Amsterdam craziness.
Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam
This nightlife-oriented Amsterdam hostel has, in addition to a mouthful of a name, an excellent placement for those who wish to experience the madness that Amsterdam nightlife has to offer. With an excellent setting at the edge of the Red Light District and a nightclub that forms part of the hostel itself, party people should find St. Christopher’s Inn at The Winston an excellent base of operations.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 92, 1012 SG Amsterdam
Bob’s Youth Hostel is just as chilled out and simple as its name suggests. A no frills place where backpackers and young travellers can get a taste of Amsterdam’s counter culture without having to empty their wallets as much as in many other Amsterdam hostels. Colourful murals line the walls, created by previous guests at the hostel, to reinforce the feel of a starving artist’s retreat that makes Bob’s so popular.