London Calling! The best party hostels in London for every wild traveller

London Calling! The best party hostels in London for every wild traveller

How to find the best party hostels in London for your trip

Is London calling? This nightlife capital is a must visit for every backpacker, and the best party hostels in London are the starting point to many legendary nights out. London has a varied scene, but some neighbourhoods draw partiers in like a magnet, like Camden, Shoreditch or Soho. Lucky for you, these are also where some of the best party hostels in London can be found! Whether you want a massive nightclub, sleek cocktail bar, warehouse rave, or something with all in one – London has it!

By staying at a party hostel in London you’re gonna start the night off right. A lot of the hostels offer drinking games, happy hours and their own bars where you can socialise and drink. Thanks to the tube, London’s best nightlife will be easily accessible from whichever hostel you choose to stay at.

Time to pack that suitcase, fill up that drink and get those clubbing shoes on. London awaits!

Jump straight to:

  1. Best cheap party hostels in London
  2. Best party hostels in London for solo travellers
  3. Best of the rest party hostels in London

Best cheap party hostels in London

Going out in London doesn’t need to cost a lot. We’ll let you in on a secret… you can do it on a budget! By staying at a cheap party hostel in London, you can save the extra quid for a pint at a local pub, or entry into some of the city’s best clubs.

St Christopher’s Village

best party hostels in london, St Christopher’s Village hostel social area with sofas and pool table

One of the best party hostels in London, St. Christopher’s Village is a cheap choice for a wild night, so you better get yourself geared up.. Not only is the bar a hotspot for backpackers, locals join in on the fun at the weekend too. During the day the hostel is a cool place to grab a burger, but when night hits it’s time for happy hour, the beer pong table appears and the bar turns into a nightclub with local DJs churning out beats. Venture out to explore London Bridge, Southbank and South London. Just a few doors down from the hostel is The George Inn, a classic pub that dates back to Shakespearean times. After all that drinking, you’ll need to sleep off the killer hangover in one of the cosy dorms.

Hostel highlights:

  • Nightly activities like beer pong and happy hour
  • Bottomless brunch
  • Nightclub
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Free walking tour

🏠 Address: 165 Borough High Street

🏘 Neighbourhood: Borough

🚉 Nearest station: Borough tube station and Union Street bus stop

Book your stay at St Christopher's Village now!

SoHostel

best party hostels in london, SoHostel lounge area with sofas and tables

Do you like cheap drink deals? How about live music? A Friday night karaoke sesh? Or what about classic beer pong? All the above is waiting for you at one of the best party hostels in London – the funky SoHostel! Start your night right by taking part in one of their social activities, like beer pong or karaoke, and then walk out the door to some of the city’s best nightlife. It’s right in the heart of Soho, where bars and clubs like Simmons, Aqua Spirit (hello rooftop bar!) and Piccadilly Institute are constantly popping. This super social hostel looks after you in the morning too, with free breakfast and free walking tours daily!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Nightly activities like beer pong, karaoke and live music
  • Lively neighbourhood

🏠 Address: 91 Dean Street

🏘 Neighbourhood: Soho

🚉 Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road

Book your stay at SoHostel now!

PubLove @ The Crown Battersea

best party hostels in london,PubLove @ The Crown Battersea bar

If you’re visiting London then you really need to experience a traditional pub, and for this there’s no better party hostel than PubLove @ The Crown. You can find this pub-turned-hostel in the hipster friendly neighbourhood of Battersea in South London. Challenge your roommates to the all-important pub quiz that’s on weekly, and when you’ve had just enough beers, jump on a bus to ultra-cool Brixton where quirky bars like First Aid Box and street food market Pop Brixton are all the rage. When it’s finally time for a sleep, their vintage but stylish dorm rooms are perfect to recharge you for another day of exploring London.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar, café and restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Drink deals
  • Free pub quiz

🏠 Address: 102 Lavender Hill

🏘 Neighbourhood: Battersea

🚉 Nearest station: Clapham Junction Overground

Book your stay at PubLove @ The Crown Battersea now!

Best party hostels in London for solo travellers

London is an awesome city for solo travellers, and its party scene matches up. These awesome hostels put on drinking games and social mixers so you can make as many friends as possible. Then, gather everyone together and venture out to explore the city. Getting around is super easy thanks to the tube, so you can check off the best bars and pubs all around town in one unforgettable night.

Wombats City Hostel London

best party hostels in london, Wombats City Hostel London bar

Party with the wildest backpackers (probably Aussies and Kiwis if I do say so myself) at this London backpacker institution that’s undeniably one of the best party hostels in London. The party starts when you check in, with a free drink on arrival from the legendary basement Wombar! This sick hostel runs a solo travellers’ night, where you can drink up and play beer pong and card games with other lone wayfarers. Get there as fast as you can, because the first 5 guests get a free drink! When you’ve drunk all the alcohol you can handle and made friends with everyone in the bar, head out to explore London’s cool nightlife. Nearby Shoreditch is where all the talk-of-the-town bars and clubs are found – nightclubs Cargo and Queen of Hoxton are standouts.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free welcome drink
  • Bar
  • Beer pong
  • Drink deals
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: 7 Dock Street

🏘 Neighbourhood: Whitechapel

🚉 Nearest stations: Tower Hill and Aldgate East

Book your stay at Wombats City Hostel London now!

Clink 78

best party hostels in london, people playing jenga at clink 78 hostel

Celebrate your naughty side in this former courthouse turned hostel. Punk band The Clash once stood trial here, and their rebellious spirit inspired Clink’s bar and nightclub, which has regular DJ and live music nights. It’s also close to the nightlife hub Camden Town, where you can dance the night away in clubs like Electric Ballroom and KOKO. Clink78 is just minutes from Kings Cross Station, from where you can take a day trip to the quirky beach bars of Brighton. It’s one of the best party hostels in London for solo travellers, as they hold weekly meet ups at the bar where guests can mingle over drinking games and dancing! Clink is so fun it might be criminal…

Hostel highlights:

  • DJ and live music nights
  • Pub quizzes
  • Bar
  • Games room

🏠 Address: 78 Kings Cross Road

🏘 Neighbourhood: King’s Cross

🚉 Nearest station: King’s Cross St. Pancras

Book your stay at Clink78 now!

St Christopher’s Inn Camden

best party hostels in london, St Christopher’s Inn Camden bar

Time to go back to black! Kick off your night in music hub Camden by staying in the trusty St Christopher’s Inn. The hostel bar Belushi’s will bring the drink deals and social vibes, you just need to bring your best beer pong moves and a social butterfly attitude. This bar takes off, but when it’s time to feel the music, hit up Camden High Street which is right on your door. Stop by Blues Kitchen for some live blues music and delicious cocktails, or let loose at The Devonshire Arms and embrace your punk side. If the night wasn’t enough, join in on the bottomless brunch that runs every Sunday at the hostel, where you can drink as much as you’d like during your booking. Time to get packing!

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar and restaurant
  • Nightclub
  • Common room
  • Drink deals and beer pong
  • Close to bars and clubs

🏠 Address: 48-50 Camden High Street

🏘 Neighbourhood: Camden

🚉 Nearest station: Mornington Crescent

Book your stay at St Christopher's Inn Camden now!

Generator London

best party hostels in london, people hanging out in social area at Generator London hostel

A sleek nightclub atmosphere with mood lighting, funky seating and not one but TWO bars   – wait, it’s actually a hostel?! Yep, you can party up a storm and then sleep in one of Generator’s cool dorms or private rooms. Don’t stress about making friends – with their games room, nightly events and delicious drinks, you’ll have heaps of hostel buddies before you know it. The bar is open till 2am, but if you’re ready to hit the clubs, jump on the Piccadilly line into Covent Garden or Soho, or just walk around the hostel’s neighbourhood Bloomsbury. The iconic club Fabric is only a 15-minute tube ride away. When it’s time for some well-deserved sleep, let the colourful and spacious dorms carry your hangover away.

Hostel highlights:

  • Bar, cafe and restaurant
  • Nightclub
  • Games room

🏠 Address: Compton Place, Off 37 Tavistock Place, WC1

🏘 Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury

🚉 Nearest station: Russell Square

Book your stay at Generator London now!

Hostel One Notting Hill

best party hostels in london, people drinking around a table at Hostel One Notting Hill

Hostel One are some of the most social hostels in the world, and their Notting Hill location is no exception. Voted the most popular hostel in London at the 2020 HOSCARs, this one doesn’t disappoint if you’re keen to make friends and have a bit of a boogie while you’re at it. Fill yourself up with free dinner and play some drinking games before you explore the excitement of West London and beyond. Pub crawls are always a good idea, but if you’re overwhelmed by options, why not stop by the nearby Gastro-pub Bertie Blossoms, owned by superstar Ed Sheeran? Or maybe rave it out at the uber-cool Notting Hill Arts Club? But at Hostel One Notting Hill, even a night in is still a super social party!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free dinners
  • Drinking games
  • Pub crawls
  • Luggage storage

🏠 Address: 63 Prince’s Square

🏘 Neighbourhood: Notting Hill

🚉 Nearest station: Queensway

Book your stay at Hostel One Notting Hill now!

Best of the rest party hostels in London

London’s party hostels are a big deal y’all. Here’s a few more we have to mention…

Astor Museum Inn

best party hostels in london, beer pong at Astor Museum Inn

Looking to hang out with the wildest of partiers?? Head to the Astor Museum Inn for a fun stay at a cheap price, where you’ll stumble into likeminded socialites. Hanging with these party animals before you take on the nightclubs of London will prepare you for a wild night. At the hostel, you can take part in activities like drinking games, beer pong nights, pub crawls and pub quizzes, plus there’s the much-needed pancake breakfast on Sunday mornings. The hostel is in an awesome location, within walking distance to Covent Garden and Soho. Despite the wild partying you might get up to, the hostel is still in a super classy part of town and just minutes from the world-famous British Museum.

Hostel highlights:

  • Common room
  • Social nights and drinking games
  • £1 breakfast
  • Nearby areas with lots of nightlife
  • 24-hour reception

🏠 Address: 27 Montague Street, Bloomsbury

🏘 Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury

🚉 Nearest Station: Holborn

Book your stay at Astor Museum Inn now!

Hostel One Camden

best party hostels in london, Hostel One Camden shots at the bar

This edgy yet traditional pub fits right in with the wackiness of Camden. It’s always a fun time at this party hostel in London, which is ideal for experiencing the most of North London’s nightlife. Chomp down on a delectable free dinner, then survive the pre-party drinking games. Before you know it, it’s time to take London by storm. Join the hostel staff on their mischievous tour of London’s bars and clubs, and pop in to famous Camden spots like Jazz Café and The Camden Assembly which are only a 15-minute bus ride away. When the sun is rising and the club is closing, head back to the hostel for  family feels, a plate of breakfast and a welcome with open arms!

Hostel Highlights:

  • Common room
  • Bar and café
  • Games room with pool table
  • Close to nightlife
  • Free dinner

🏠 Address: 2 Southampton Road, Belsize Park

🏘 Neighbourhood: Camden

🚉 Nearest station: Belsize Park

Book your stay at Hostel One Camden now!

Palmers Lodge – Swiss Cottage

best party hostels in london,Palmers Lodge – Swiss Cottage

Live music lovers, listen up! Palmers Lodge is all about giving that traditional London nightlife experience, wrapped up in a hostel. The hostel has its very own pub, where you can catch regular gigs, drink deals and karaoke nights. Once you’ve loosened up with your newfound hostel friends, heading into town is super easy with Swiss Cottage underground station a 5-minute walk away. This hostel hosted one of our 20 Years Young hostel parties, so you know they can get wild. When your head starts to hurt, let the plush bedding, chic furnishings and wooden interiors carry you into sweet dreams…

Hostel highlights:

  • Fun events like karaoke and live music nights
  • Bar, café and restaurant
  • Games room with pool table
  • Terrace

🏠 Address: 40 College Crescent, Swiss Cottage

🏘 Neighbourhood: Swiss Cottage

🚉 Nearest station: Swiss Cottage

Book your stay at Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage now!

Have you stayed at any of our best party hostels in London? Which one would you choose? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Hayley McKenna

Just another Aussie living in London with travel on the mind. Junior Content Writer and #HostelworldInsider at Hostelworld. I have a bad habit of spontaneously buying cheap flights to random places. I love antique shopping on the weekends. 🌍Favourite place on earth: Nice, France. 🏠Favourite hostel: King Kong Hostel Rotterdam, Netherlands. Keep up with my travels on Instagram: @suitcaseonmysleeve and my blog https://suitcaseonmysleeve.wordpress.com/

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