10 party hostels you need to visit

Partying is such a big part of the backpacker lifestyle and the smart hostels know how to put on a good one.  Alot of hostels try to be “party hostels” but over time, the cream rises to the top.

Here are 10 party hostels that have earned their well deserved reputation in the world of debauchery.

1. The Pink Palace

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Corfu, Greece  With over 300 beds, The Pink Palace is the original party hostel.  It’s famous for it’s toga parties, cheap shots of ouzo, happy hours and theme nights.  Spend the day at the nearby beach, go on a booze cruise or spend the night dancing in their club til the sun comes up.

Beds starting at 18€ ($20)       Book at The Pink Palace
Beds starting at 18€ ($20)
Book at The Pink Palace

2. The Flying Pig

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Amsterdam, Netherlands  Right on the edge of the red light district, the Flying Pig is a great place for backpackers to channel their inner Bob Marley.  This hostel is known as party central in Amsterdam.  Spend the day drinking cheap beer and smoking good weed hanging in their bar and pillow lounge.

Beds starting at 14€ ($16)       Book at The Flying Pig
Beds starting at 14€ ($16)
Book at The Flying Pig

3. Base

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Melbourne, Australia  Located in the heart of Melbourne’s buzzing St Kilda beachside suburb, Base is not the place for sleep.  It’s downstairs club pumps out music all night enticing you to get out of bed and come down and party instead.  Enjoy one of their theme nights, sing some karaoke and drink cheap Jager shots and pitchers of beer.

Beds starting at 21AUD ($16)       Book at Base Melbourne
Beds starting at 21AUD ($16)
Book at Base Melbourne

4. Greg & Tom Party Hostel

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Krakow, Poland  Not your typical party hostel.  It has a super modern design and it’s small enough where you can really get to know your fellow partiers.  Every night, Polish students will do a pub crawl taking you out on the town to the best party spots sampling Polish spirits along the way.

Beds starting at 69PLN ($18)       Book at Greg & Tom
Beds starting at 69PLN ($18)
Book at Greg & Tom

5. Loki Hostel

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Cusco, Peru  Built in a converted 450 year old colonial mansion, Loki is known throughout South America for it’s parties.  After all, they’re the place with parties like the ABC (anything but clothes) and the Gender Bender (guys dressing as girls and vice versa).  Stop here on your way back from Machu Picchu.

Beds starting at S/28 ($8)       Book at Loki Hostel
Beds starting at S/28 ($8)
Book at Loki Hostel

6. X Hostel

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Varna, Bulgaria  With a cult following of over 100 people who have tattooed an “X” on their bodies, this party hostel takes partying to an extreme.  The hostel is in a large villa near the party resort Golden Sands.  Go on a pub crawl with 500 of your closest friends and then end the night stripped down and rolling around in the foam with other scantily clad people.

Beds starting at 9€ ($10)       Book at X Hostel
Beds starting at 9€ ($10)
Book at X Hostel

7. Rising Cock Party Hostel

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Lagos, Portugal  Start the day on a booze cruise and keep the partying going with drinking games and toga parties into the night.  The Rising Cock is known for it’s all night parties so if you want some sleep this hostel is not the place for you.

Beds starting at 11€ ($12)       Book at Rising Cock
Beds starting at 11€ ($12)
Book at Rising Cock

8. Milhouse Hostel

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Buenos Aires, Argentina  Just blocks away from Plaza de Mayo and the bohemian barrio of San Telmo, Milhouse has a reputation for fun and debauchery.  The hostel is on top of a first floor lounge in a 19th century five story building and is Buenos Aires’ premier party hostel.

Beds starting at 220ARS ($15)       Book at Milhouse
Beds starting at 220ARS ($15)
Book at Milhouse

9. Wombat’s City Hostel

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Berlin, Germany  If you’re over 25 you might be the oldest person staying at Wombats.  With a courtesy “Welcome Drink” at checkin, you’ll be well on your way to partying into the night.  Dress to the nines and head to their upscale bar and show up that playa game you’ve been bragging out.

Beds starting at 12€ ($14)       Book at Wombat’s
Beds starting at 12€ ($14)
Book at Wombat’s

10. Kabul Party Hostel

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Barcelona, Spain  Built for partying, Kabul is often fully booked months in advance.  It has a giant common room to play pool, drink cheap beer, and get to know your fellow travelers before heading out into town for some craziness.  No early morning wakeups here as most people party until the wee hours of the morning and sleep in til the afternoon only to do it all over again the next day.

Beds starting at 12€ ($14)       Book at Kabul
Beds starting at 12€ ($14)
Book at Kabul
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