There are many ingredients which combine to make for the perfect party destination on any backpacker's trail. One indispensable one is a party hostel where you can let your hair down and party until you can party no more. Check out some of our party hostels perfect for the party animal in you.
The Pink Palace
Nestled right on the beach in Agios Gordios Bay, the Pink Palace offers self-indulgent delights for all persuasions. Guests can explore the Ionian underworld on the Palace’s famous “Boat Excursion” which includes a day of beer bongs, cliff diving and snorkelling. Those who prefer solid land to three-hour tours can bask in the Greek sun while off-roading around the local monasteries, castles and sand dunes on a four-wheeler safari. Those still standing can 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.
Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel
Located in the walls of the medieval castle of Old Riga overlooking the sparkling Daugava River in the centre of the party capital of the Baltics, Friendly Fun Frank's takes its guests to the pinnacle of excess, and then pushes them over the edge. Offering such surreal activities as bobsled rides with the Latvian bobsledding team and AK-47 shooting in a Soviet bunker garnered Frank's the coveted title of Best Hostel in the World in 2005.
Flying Pig Uptown/Downtown
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. Burn more than the midnight oil at the Uptown’s Basement Bar which serves the cheapest drinks in town during their regular theme and beach party nights. Open until 4am. every night, the Downtown’s hostel bar features local DJs spinning beats to a writhing crowd of elated travellers. Both locations offer a warm blend of Amsterdam hospitality and wicked overindulgence.
USA Hostels Las Vegas
Las Vegas, USA
Found amongst the sprawling glitz and endless neon in the original city of sin, USA Hostel provides high-roller accommodations just steps from the Strip. Baptize yourself Vegas-style with the champagne limo tour, which escorts you through the Strip in your own limousine, bringing you to Vegas' hottest nightclubs without waiting in line or paying a cover. Satisfy that gambling twitch with the Casino tour and, if you go bust, find solace in the free barbeque 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.
Global Village Backpackers
The former Spadina Hotel, now the largest youth hostel in Toronto, once hosted the ravenously decadent appetites of Jack Nicholson and the Rolling Stones. Reborn in ’97 as Global Village Backpackers, this hostel pays homage to the spirits of its former star inhabitants and keeps the celebration alive in its Village Pub, Toronto's only in-house backpackers bar. Revelers can begin their night on the spectacular outdoor patio and then join their fellow hostellers in such events as The International Beer Olympics, Fear Factor and Karaoke Madness.
For more than 60 years, Balmers, the oldest private hostel in Switzerland, has remained a constant stop on the party circuit. Home to the Metro Bar and Café, Interlaken's #1 bar, Balmer’s treats its guests to nightly happy hours, international DJ's and raucous World Cup parties centered around its massive outdoor screen. Thrill junkies can find their adrenaline rush by engaging in Balmer’s extreme sports options, such as paragliding, rafting and skydiving.
Oasis Backpackers Hostel Granada
Positioned amidst the ancient cobblestone corridors of the Albaicyn, Granada's enchanting Arabic quarter, Oasis is in the center of Granada's raging nightlife, bursting with bars, cafes and clubs. Offering choices for every mood, Oasis treats its fortunate guests to tapas tours, an open-air lounge, flamenco nights, salsa classes and the opportunity to win free beer in their beloved pub quiz. Every week, the party jolts into overdrive when Oasis commandeers a different Granada club for a backpackers bash that leaves its guest spent and satisfied.
Botafogo Easy Hostel
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Boasting the most addictive Caipirinhas in Brazil, the Botafogo establishes the carnival atmosphere upon arrival with complimentary concoctions of sugar cane rum and crushed limes for its road weary guests. Known as the party capital of the world, Rio compels tourists to abandon their inhibitions and the Botafogo caters to each pleasure-seeking impulse. Whether it is their 24-hour poolside bar, garden barbeques, beach tours or free tickets to nightclubs, the only pause in the celebration is on the return trip to the airport.
Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel & Resort
The fact that Gilligan’s Backpackers is where you will find the Queensland’s busiest nightspot north of Brisbane is enough to lure you into this hostel on its own! Packing in up to one thousand backpackers on a busy night, each night is a different theme here. On Mondays you can try the world’s smallest Bungy Jump from the balcony, on Wednesdays Cane Toad Races are the theme while on Sundays you can get wet and dirty during Cairns’ only foam party.