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December 11, 2007
Pop the champagne and put on your party hats! This year, Hostelworld.com (www.hostelworld.com) is counting down the most exciting, chic and lively party hotspots for New Year's Eve. Hostelworld users voted on the best hostel bars, lounges and pubs for ringing in the New Year with a bang and on a budget. This year, make your New Year's resolution a visit to these top party hotspots:
Nomads Industry Bar and Lounge - Melbourne, Australia
Nomads Industry Bar and Lounge (http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/NomadsIndustry-Melbourne-13046) offers the best of the best when it comes to New Year's Eve parties. This hostel's Industry Bar and Lounge will have you grooving to tunes and soaking up the vibe all New Year's Eve long. Visitors can sample a wide range of beers, wines and spirits while counting down the seconds to 2008. But the party doesn't stop at midnight! Mingle, dance, drink and be merry until dawn at this hip, noteworthy party hotspot. The art capital of Australia, Melbourne has cultivated a cultured cool. Home to one of the world's largest foreign student populations, this city is brimming with youthful diversity. This New Year's Eve, Melbourne is ditching its undeserved status as Sydney's less hip younger brother.
Rates start at $23.00 per person per night
Wombat's City Hostel, The Lounge - Vienna, Austria
This New Year's Eve, enjoy budget accommodation in style. The Lounge in the Wombats City Hostel (http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/WombatsCityHostelViennaTheLounge-Vienna-13911 ), or the "womBAR," is open for partiers from dusk 'til dawn every night, with sound-proof brick arches in the basement to keep the noise away from the rooms. Vienna offers visitors a lively nightlife in every corner of the city. With its noteworthy cuisine and wide selection of bars, clubs and lounges, Vienna and Wombat's is the perfect combination for anyone looking for a fun-filled holiday.
Rates start at $26.00 per person per night
Balmers Herberge - Interlaken, Switzerland
Balmers Herberge (http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/BalmersHerberge-Interlaken-715) is the oldest private hostel in Switzerland and is celebrating 60 years in the business, and therefore, has a lot of party experience. That's why those looking for a real New Year's Eve celebration should head to Interlaken and stay at the lively Balmers Herberge, home of Interlaken's number one bar! Join other New Year's Eve travelers at the Metro Bar and Café and enjoy a menu of chicken wings, the best burgers in town, healthy salads. As you ring in the New Year, sample Balmers' variety of flavored vodkas, and/or a local brew.
Rates start at $27.00 per person per night
St. Christopher's Village - London, England
Are you ready for a non-stop, action packed New Year's Eve? Then St. Christopher's Village in London (http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/StChristophersVillage-London-502 ) is the place for you! As the oldest metropolis in the old world, London is a hub of culture, art, and an irresistible pub scene. Belushi's bar at St. Christopher's Village hostel is where the New Year's action will happen with live DJ's, karaoke, big screen TV's, cheap drinks, a great menu, international parties and a 4 a.m. license. What more could any New Year's Eve party-seeker ask for? If that wasn't enough, Belushi's bar also offers a roof-top hot tub and a bean bag adorned chill-out room. Is it any wonder why St. Christopher's Village is consistently voted one of the best party hostels in the world?
Rates start at $20.00 per person per night
Global Village - Toronto Canada
Dubbed the "Rock and Roll Hostel" and formerly the infamous Spadina Hotel, this historic building has hosted the likes of Leonard Cohen, Jack Nicholson and The Rolling Stones. Is it surprising then that it is known to host some of the wildest parties in all of Canada? The largest hostel in Toronto, Global Village Backpackers (http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/GlobalVillageBackpackers-Toronto-851 ) is centrally located downtown in Toronto's Entertainment District. The hostel just minutes away from world-class theatre, Toronto's best nightclubs, restaurants & shopping districts and top attractions like the Air Canada Centre and the CN Tower. Head to Global Village in Toronto for a New Year's Eve you'll want to remember.
Rates start at $26.00 per person per night
Nothando Backpackers - Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
The Far Side bar at the Nothando Backpackers Hostel in Plettenberg Bay (http://www.hostelworld.com/availability.php/NothandoBackpackers-PlettenbergBay-982) is an exotic, hip and fun place to celebrate the New Year. With a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits, and a lively atmosphere, visitors of the Nothando Backpackers will ring in the New Year in style and with cheer. Nothando is centrally located and close to everything including pubs, restaurants, night clubs, shops and Plettenberg Bay's famous beaches. With its bustling night life and abundance of natural attractions, travelers who plan their stay at the Nothando Backpackers hostel in Plettenberg Bay are sure to start the New Year off right!
Rates start at $13.00 per person per night
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