Europe's 13 Best Party Hostels
Finding the best party hostels in Europe involves some serious research – so we decided to do you a favour and do the hard part for you! Now as the sun sets on summer in Europe, all you have to do is show up and party! Here's our guide to Europe's 10 Best Party Hostels.
1. Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, Denmark
Voted as the Best Hostel in Denmark by Hostelworld, this Uber-cool Scandinavian hostel knows how to have a good time. With an awesome underground live music apace and party bar, Copenhagen Downunder, has live gigs four times a week, plus comedy stand up and DJs spinning tunes into the early hours. Better yet there’s upstairs bar and games area, so there are two great spots to hang out with an international crowd. Drop by for a happy hour - Skal!
2. The Flying Pig, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Something of a legend in Amsterdam, the Piggies know how to make you feel at home, show you a good time and make it very hard to leave! It's the best hostel in Amsterdam to drink, smoke, party and meet new people – basically what a hostel is all about. With bands performing live on nights throughout the week and a chill out pillow stage, there's always something going on at this backpacker institution. Choose between their uptown and downtown locations in the city – depending on your sightseeing and party requirements!
3. Cat's Hostel, Madrid, Spain
They claim to have the cheapest beer and sangria in Madrid and their Cave Bar has seven deadly sin … shots, so try them if you dare! As you'd expect from a great Spanish hostel, any experience at Cats is fun and friendly, with lots of eating and drinking involved. Look forward to Sangria tasting, paella making, themed parties and much more as you discover that Madrid, like New York, never sleeps.
4. The Village at St Christopher's, London, UK
Widely renowned as London's best party hostel! The Village in London Bridge is the flagship hostel for the St Christopher's Inns, taking the party levels up a notch with the legendary ground floor Belushi’s bar and the rapidly infamous Dugout basements sports bar! Hosting everything from beer pong, live music and full moon parties, your night out at the Village is guaranteed not to disappoint. The location by London Bridge, the Tower of London and Borough Market aint’ bad either with super easy day time exploring in central London.
5. Balmer's Herberge Lodge, Interlaken, Switzerland
If you're into outdoor adventure then Interlaken should definitely be on your list, with parachuting, skiing, canyoning, hand gliding and more on offer throughout the year, this beautiful mountain town has it all. After dark however, the adrenalin continues to pulse with some serious partying in Balmer's famous nightclub. Brace yourself for super shots, dancing to DJs, and some crazy fun, Swiss style. Throughout the summer, there’s even boutique tent village campsite, with hot tubs bubbling away under the mountain stars. Very cool by any standards!
6. Kabul, Barcelona, Spain
From welcome Tapas and home strung acoustic guitar tunes, to American Football teams streaming through the bar backed by high kicking cheerleaders, St Christopher’s Inn Barcelona always serves up a party vibe. Mere minutes on foot from Las Ramblas and the hub of Placa Catalunya, the hostel’s city centre location is the perfect party base in the Catalonian capital. There’s also an awesome outdoor daytime garden space, or a chilled glass of wine or a frosty beer.
7. Euro Youth Hostel, Munich, Germany
Munich is famous for its beer, breweries and Oktoberfest, so of course you should not expect to visit Euro Youth without sampling some of the city's famous produce! Not only do the hostel staff arrange awesome beer tours, their friendly international bar serves some of Europe's best brews in huge proportions - well, steins! Brace yourself because it can be pretty strong stuff, but it’s also an awesome component in the process of making new friends, singing oom pa pa and slapping your thighs!
8. Sunflower Hostels, Rimini, Italy
If you’re a fan of sun, sand, sea and cocktails then spot on the Italian Riviera is the perfect place for you to stay in Rimini. The friendly staff and great hostel vibe makes every night a party night, complete with happy hours, DJs and parties. For the after hours crowd, there’s also a whole bunch of clubs nearby for dancing away the early hours until the sunrise walk home! You're sure to have a good time at Sunflower Hostels and maybe a slight sleep deficit!
9. Villa St Exupery, Nice, France
After a long day lounging on the beach or exploring the French Riviera, there's no better place to kick up a notch at Villa St Exupery. They have the best happy hour in Nice, a huge international bar and hosted parties that’ll knock your party socks off. Throw in live music, great food and a friendly crowd, and you have the perfect downtown party palace for an awesome night in Nice!
10. St Christopher’s Inn, Berlin, Germany
Known as the best party hostel in Berlin with an internationally renowned bar below, St Christopher's Berlin is pumping almost every night of the year with backpackers and locals. With live music and DJs every week, one of the city's longest happy hours every day, pool upstairs and tunes late into the night this is the perfect place to stay and start your night in the party capital of Europe. Be sure to book for one of the hostel's legendary international parties like Australia Day!
11. The Pink Palace, Corfu, Greece
Looking for a party hostel in Greece? See if you can handle the Pink Palace in Corfu. It’s a great place to let loose and have the time of your life - and the actual hostel itself is pink! Only 14 kms from the airport, ferry port and bus station, the hostel offers a free pick-up service to make travelling to the hostel easy peasy, plus a 24 hour reception so you can party all night. Hop on board the Pink Palace Corfu Booze Cruise, a party boat like no other! Beach hop, cliff-dive and dance and tan all day on the boat. Then, make it back in time for Happy Hour at the Hostel Beach bar. This is the kind of day you would expect to have at this hostel. But the party doesn’t stop here. The place to really let your hair down is at the hostel nightclub, boasting a 22 metre bar that’s open 24 hours a day - hosting themed nights from toga, beer pong and pyjama parties. Absolutely mental.
12. The Rising Cock Hostel, Lagos, Portugal
The name says it all. To really make the most of Lagos’ stunning beaches and lively nightlife, stay at The Rising Cock, the first ever authentic party hostel to open in town. No visit to Lagos Portugal is complete without a trip on the Booze Cruise. This non-stop party on the ocean cruises along the beautiful Algarve coastline. Swim in the ocean, dance all day and admire the gorgeous surroundings.
13. St Christopher’s Inns, Liverpool Street
Right in the heart of London nestled amongst skyscrapers, big banks and bustling nightlife lies St Christopher’s Inns, Liverpool Street. This is St Christopher's newest London hostel and it’s set to take the traveller community by storm. It’s not so much the hostel that hosts a wild party atmosphere, but the location instead. With something for everyone, this area of London covers a huge range of tastes and preferences! We are just minutes away from the city’s best rooftop bars, pubs, clubs and a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, too. Try clubs and bars like Babble City, Anice, Catch, Dirty Martini (that hosts a killer 2 for 1 happy hour) and much much more. The bustling pub downstairs is always packed and perfect to socialise and pre-drink before you head out for your epic night!