Backpacking on your own and looking for fellow party lovers? We compiled a list of the craziest and wildest party hostels around Europe that will unleash the party animal in you. Expect boozy and messy boat parties, unforgettable bar crawls and last but not least a torrent of alcohol to soak your thirst. Here is our top 10 (not ranked)
Retox, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is one of top party destination in Europe, easy to access with low-cost airlines and cheap to party. Retox, needs no introduction the name says it all. Often coined as being the best place to party during the day and go out to clubs at night. Travellers staying at Retox are NOT seeking to detox but rather drink endlessly, party hard and get on a wild night. This hostel is particularly famous for its Jager train and all night entertainment with various events organised throughout the week. You can easily stay over for a week and not get bored, however, this is not the place to get a good night's sleep. You have been warned.
This hostel is located in the 6th district, a stone throw from all major bars and clubs located in the 7th district.
Mad house, Prague, Czechia
The mad house is one of the most popular hostel in Prague and we know why. The hostel gives out a ‘big family' vibe and wants to provide you a home-away-from-home. The hostel offers a wide range of activities that would meet everybody's tastes, including not only beer pong, visits to beer gardens and legendary nights out, but also nightly group dinners, and other themes nights. Also their motto is ‘Embrace the madness'. Now you know what to do!
The hostel is located in the centre of Prague which makes it easily accessible to all bars and clubs.
Pink Palace, Corfu, Greece
As the name says, the place is pink all round, interiors and exteriors and that's why it makes it so special. Located only a few meters away for the beach, the pink palace appeals to all tastes and fantasies. Be tempted to join one of the boat excursion (read boat party) and experience cliff jumping and snorkelling in turquoise water. If swimming is not your thing you can always stay on the boat and play beer pong.
One added benefit of this hostel is that you can party on site and not be worried about find your way back. If you fancy partying like the ancient Greek why not join one of their toga parties and neck a few shots of Ouzo. Be ready to play other drinking games such a ring of fire or flip cup.
Tom and Greg's, Krakow, Poland
Tom and Greg's hostel is in an institution in Krakow, located near Market Square and St Florian's gate, it is easily accessible from the train and bus station. It is one of the rare hostel that include free breakfast and dinner in the price, the perfect deal to sponge the alcohol. The hostel got its own beer bar where you can enjoy polish beers and vodka. Party-wise, you can always join their nightly bar crawl and end up in one of the selected club.
Krakow is highly rated hostel where everybody's need are met, yes even for the sleepy heads.
Rising Cock, Lagos, Portugal
Situated only a 1km from beach, the rising cock is mainly famous for its Booze Cruise, where seeing people naked is pretty common. If you love the sun, the beach, drinking and more drinking, this place is for you. Everything is made to make you party until you drop. If you can't cope with 24-hour partying, please abstain yourself!
G-spot, Lisbon, Portugal
Another funny hostel name, and even before you get there, ‘Once you've found G-Spot, you'll want to come again'. I am sure you can find a better one!
Joke apart, the G-spot hostel is centrally located in the heart of Lisbon, just a few minutes away from the famous Avenida da Liberdade, the historical district of Lisbon. If you love drinking and partying, you will be sorted. The neighbourhood comprises hundreds of bars and some of the most hyped club of the capital. The hostel organises daily events to keep your entertain and help you mix with the other guests notably with their so-called family dinners. Other activities, include the traditional bar crawls that take you to the best party hot spots in the capital but also the in-house beer pong. After a heavy drinking session, you will appreciate their free breakfast.
Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza, Spain
Probably one of the most popular party hotel in Ibiza, Sant Antonio, the venue is known for hosting lively and crowded pool parties all summer long, lined-up with the likes of Jax Jones, DJ EZ, Rudimental, MK, and Craig David among others. Feel free to purchase a party package if you are planning on partying every night
If you don't like soaking in the pool, the hotel is only a couple of hundred meters from the closest beach. After dark, there will be plenty to do, why not hit one of the most famous club like Pacha, Amnesia or Ushuaïa? Make it count!
Balmer's Hostel, Interlaken, Switzerland
Who is surprise to see there is a party hostel in Switzerland? Me! This hostel is situated in the vicinity of two beautiful lakes with breathtaking mountains in the background. Tourists mainly come to Interlaken for skiing and snowboard, but it is also a great location for adrenaline junkies that into some extreme activities such as paragliding, rafting, sky diving and bungee jumping. When the sun sets, however, your heart will keep pumping to the tunes of the Balmer's DJ. Brace yourself for some seriously strong shots, throw some shapes until it hurts, all in all some kickass party Swiss style. If you happen to be there over the summer you will have the chance to enjoy their beer garden and if you are lucky they will tell you where the Jacuzzi is. I hope you are excited!
Kabul Backpackers Hostel, Barcelona, Spain
Closely located to Las Ramblas, Kabul Backpackers Hostel is filled with party-animals with whom you can experience Barcelona's incredible nightlife. Get on the party train with one of nightly pub crawls where you can expect free shots, drinks discounts and entry into some of Barcelona's biggest and best clubs! Beware, if you are looking for some sleep, you won't get any.
Extra bonus point, for the roof terrace on the 5th floor overlooking Plaça Reial and the rest of Barcelona. The hostel hosts regular in-house events such as drinking games, happy hours, BBQs, paella and tapas nights.
The Flying Pig, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
First thing first, know that there are 3 flying pig hostels in Amsterdam, one downtown (close to the station and red light district), one uptown (Leidseplein Square) and last one outside Amsterdam by the beach (Flying Pig Noordwijk). Pay attention when booking, you don't want to end up in the wrong place.
If you are looking to be close to the party district, we recommend to stay at the Uptown Flying pig. As a widely known party hostel, Flying Pig Uptown attracts a young crowd from all over the world looking drink, smoke, party and meet fellow travellers. Hostel boasts a spacious and lively bar where is it easy to socialise and drink the night away