If you’re travelling you’re partying right? If you prefer your hostels a bit more ‘rock n roll’ than ‘book n bed’ you’ll need to pay close attention to the following party hostel recommendations, who said hostels were just for sleeping in anyway?
New York’s well known as the city that never sleeps and if you want to make the most of it you’ll need a place to sleep that never sleeps too. Hostelling International – New York is a top New York City hostel for partying and customers voted it one of the best party hostels in the world in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012. It’s close to Central Park and Times Square – a top spot for all your partying needs and flanked by restaurants, bars and cafes. But in reality you probably won’t want to leave the hostel as there’s a bar on site with happy hours and they’ll also take you on bar crawls and weekend clubbing nights too. What more could you want?
Hostel One Paralelo in Barcelona has received a rating of 100% for atmosphere from our reviewing customers, making it our top party hostel. It’s got a garden, a Jacuzzi and a great patio where the hostel owners recommend you sit and play party drinking games to meet the other travellers. The hostel is very close to La Ramblas and has a great self-catering kitchen where you can save a few euros by making your own meals.
Loki Backpackers Hostel in Cusco, Peru, always celebrates the big events like Christmas, Dazza Day (?) and New Year’s Eve with huge on-site parties. It’s housed in a spectacular 450-year-old building, which is listed as a national monument. There’s also a large beer garden and courtyard with hammocks, a huge bar open until 1am with happy hour specials and monthly parties, and a brilliant check out time of 1pm. Past visitors have reported that you even get a hug on arrival – always nice after a long journey.
Blue Parrot Backpackers in Sydney Australia is just a short walk from the world famous Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It was rated one of the top party hostels in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence because of its big sunny courtyard, excellent lounge room and top staff who’ll show you how and where to explore the best of the city. There are always loads of activities in the evenings and at night, and the small, cosy atmosphere means you’re sure to make a friend or two along the way.
Greg & Tom Party Hostel has been given a 100% atmosphere rating by HostelBookers’ past customers. The staff are brilliant and will really help you meet other travellers. Every Saturday they have an all you can drink and eat party for free, and every night sees some sort of action going on. They’ll be celebrating every big event throughout the year – beers for St Paddy’s Day, shots for International Women’s Day – and they’ll introduce you to Krakow’s cheapest attractions including the best bars, clubs and underground social spots.
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