Party hostels are a vital aspect of travel for many young nomads, whether they are on a six month backpacking trip or popping to a nearby city for a wild weekend. There are many ingredients which combine to make for the perfect party destination, and there are endless party hostels where you can let your hair down and party until you can party no more. So we’ve rounded up 17 of the best, from classic Thai beach parties to indulgent European cities. Why not download our awesome mobile-app so you don’t miss out! Here are 17 party hostels which are perfect for the party animal in you.
The Pink Palace – Corfu, Greece
Nestled right on the beach in Agios Gordios Bay, the Pink Palace in Corfu offers activities for everyone. Guests can explore the ocean on the Palace’s famous “Boat Excursion” which includes a day of beer bongs, cliff diving and snorkelling. Those who prefer solid land can bask in the Greek sun while driving off-road around the local monasteries, castles and sand dunes on a four-wheeler safari. If you’re still standing, dance the night away at one of the Palace’s world-famous toga parties in their private nightclub, the Palladium – complete with ouzo circles, plate smashing and beer races.
Flying Pig Uptown/Downtown – Amsterdam, Netherlands
With an under-40 age requirement, these riotous party hostels located in the heart of Amsterdam are strictly reserved for the young in spirit and body. Stay in either Uptown, which has a Basement Bar serving the cheapest drinks in town during their regular theme and beach party nights, or Downtown, featuring a bar which stays open until 4am every night and hosts local DJs.
Las Vegas Hostel – Las Vegas, USA
Found among the glitz and glamour in the original city of sin, Las Vegas Hostel provides accommodation just steps from the infamous Strip. Treat yourself to a champagne limo tour, which escorts you through the Strip in your own limousine, bringing you to Vegas’ nightclubs without waiting in line. If gambling is your thing, indulge in a Casino tour, and if you spend all your cash, just relax with the free barbecue and beer party hosted every Sunday night. Spend your days nursing that inevitable hangover by floating in the pool or soaking in the hot tub.
Balmers Hostel – Interlaken, Switzerland
For more than 60 years, Balmers, the oldest private hostel in Switzerland, has remained a great choice for those who love to party. Home to the Metro Bar and Café, Interlaken’s #1 bar, this picture-perfect party hostel treats its guests to nightly happy hours, international DJ’s and World Cup parties centred around its massive outdoor screen. If you’re an adrenaline junkie you can also engage in Balmers’ extreme sports options, such as paragliding, rafting and skydiving.
Oasis Backpackers Hostel Granada – Granada, Spain
Positioned in Granada’s enchanting Arabic quarter, Oasis Backpackers Hostel is in the centre of Granada’s nightlife, bursting with bars, cafes and clubs. Oasis treats its guests to tapas tours, an open-air lounge, flamenco nights, salsa classes and the opportunity to win free beer in their pub quiz. What makes Oasis one of the best party hostels is that every week, they commandeer a different Granada club, so you can party the night away with your new found friends and fellow travellers.
Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel & Resort – Cairns, Australia
The fact that Gilligan’s Backpackers is where you will find the Queensland’s busiest party north of Brisbane is enough to lure you into this party hostel on its own! Each night is a different theme and hosts up to a thousand backpackers on a busy night. Activities include Cairns’ only foam party on Sundays, the world’s smallest Bungy Jump from the balcony on Mondays, and Cane Toad Races on Wednesdays. And if it all gets too much, there is a pretty lovely pool where you can relax and soothe your hangover…until the next night out of course.
Carpe Noctem Original – Budapest, Hungary
You’re not going to party alone at Carpe Noctem Original Hostel in Budapest – the hostel’s staff pride themselves on making sure you have the wildest stay with your new hostel friends. This party hostel is small but incredibly social and close to the city centre, so whether you want to explore the sights or spend wild nights at Budapest’s top nightspots, Carpe Noctem has you covered.
X Hostel – Alicante, Spain
X Hostel in Alicante, Spain, has everything you need in a party hostel – great parties, people and facilities. Just a short walk from the heart of the city, X Hostel offers weekly pub crawls through the historic El Barrio centre where you can sample the famous Spanish nightlife. Together with the beautiful weather, expert staff, an amazing social atmosphere, and proximity to beautiful beaches, X Hostel is sure to fulfil all your party hostel needs.
Nui. Hostel & Bar Lounge – Tokyo, Japan
Travellers at Nui Hostel Bar & Lounge know how to have fun, and this party hostel’s staff want you to get the most out of your time in Tokyo, along with great food and facilities. If exploring Tokyo’s extensive drinking scene is high on your agenda, the Nui Hostel & Bar Lounge will not disappoint. It features an in-house cocktail bar, as well as live music and a central location, ready for you to party to your heart’s content.
Vagabond Castle – Koh Phangan, Thailand
Situated in the home of the world-famous Koh Phangan Full Moon Parties, Vagabond Castle will keep you entertained 24/7. Bonfires, karaoke, drinking games and movie evenings by night; visiting markets and taking motorcycle trips to beautiful waterfalls by day – this party hostel ensures you will make new friends to make memories with. The huge selection of bars on the island of Koh Phangan along with the beach setting make Vagabond Castle the ideal hostel for your party-filled stay.
Wake Up! – Sydney, Australia
Wake Up! Sydney has everything you need for a great night out. Rated the ‘Most Popular Hostel in Sydney’ at the 2017 Hoscars, the central location features an on-site ATM machine, cheap meals, pub quizzes, beach tours, live music, and parties and events everyday. If you’re looking for a Sydney party hostel, this is it. How could you ever be bored here?
The Yellow – Rome, Italy
‘Loud is the new black’ at The Yellow, and they mean it. The hostel offers a free drink if you follow them on Google+, and other perks include free wi-fi and free iPad hire. With local bands and DJs playing regularly and a magical mystery tour of Rome on offer, you can keep the night going as long as you like. Yoga, tours and activities are also available, and with a busy and reasonably priced bar, The Yellow in Rome really is the ideal party hostel.
NapPark Hostel – Bangkok, Thailand
This central party hostel is just two streets away from the famous Khao San Road, at the heart of Bangkok’s party scene. NapPark hostel is both gorgeous and bursting with activity, offering games, tours, bike rental, and easy access to Bangkok’s nightlife. Also within walking distance to many tourist attractions such as the Temple of Dawn, this hostel will satisfy both your cultural and party needs.
Far Out Beach Club – Ios, Greece
This hostel is a party palace of epic proportions. Located right on the beach, Far Out offers a pool, bar, and restaurant to gear yourself up for the crazy night ahead at the hostel’s parties. The hostel boasts amazing en-suite rooms, a pizzeria, sushi bar, diving centre, and outdoor cinema…so you can guarantee you’ll never be bored at this ultimate backpacker party spot.
Base Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand
If you want to party during your visit to New Zealand, look no further than Base Auckland. The staff at this party hostel are always ready to give you the best time possible, so whether you want to go and see the sights, try the local beer or experience the crazy nightlife of Auckland, this hostel will make it happen.
The MadHouse Prague– Prague, Czech Republic
The MadHouse has a reputation as one of Prague’s most popular party hostels – and it’s easy to see why. The hostel offers not only beer pong, visits to beer gardens and crazy nights out, but also nightly group dinners, games and activities. This home-away-from-home party hostel is one you are guaranteed not to forget – even if you don’t quite remember the night!
Generator Hostel London – London, UK
If you’re looking for the ultimate party hostel in London, look no further than Generator. With free London tours, parties, and drinks deals, you’ll never be far from a crazy party. The brilliant location of this hostel means you are just a stroll away from the many bars and nightclubs in Kings Cross, and it’s easy to get to other party locations such as Soho.
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