TOP 5 PARTY HOSTELS AROUND THE WORLD
Hostels are one of the best accommodation options when you are traveling alone and are also known for been cheap. You can rent a bed and share a room with other guests (can be rooms of 4 to 20 beds), also sharing bathrooms, dining room and recreation areas.
With these characteristics, hostels are used mostly by young people between 18 and 35 years old, many of them travel alone and single, so they are ideal for socializing and partying.
Parties are a topic which I have good knowledge of, so I gave myself the task of discovering the Top 5 Party Hostels in the world, which I qualify according to 10 variables:
VALUE FOR MONEY: Cost and quality of the services you are getting.
LOCATION: Location of the hostel at the destination along with accessibility.
FACILITIES: Necessary facilities and their condition (bathroom, kitchen, wifi, etc).
PARTIES: Theme parties, games, competitions, etc.
ALCOHOL: Offer and cost of alcohol.
DRUGS: Access to drugs. It does not mean that the place sells drugs or permits their use.
SEX: How Easy is to get sex with other guests.
CLEANLINESS: Cleaning of facilities.
SECURITY: Access to safes, enclosed rooms, etc.
STAFF: Support and service of the staff.
DANCING ELEPHANT HOSTEL
The Dancing Elephant Hostel is located on the island of Koh Pha Ngan in Thailand. This island is the home of the Full Moon Party, which is the most famous beach party in the world. It is organized every full moon on the beach of Haad Rin. It lasts all night until dawn and gathers every month between 10,000 and 30,000 people wanting to party.
The Dancing Elephant Hostel is the best place to stay to attend the Full Moon Party, the only condition they have is to reserve at least 4 nights and it is very important to do it with enough time because it usually gets full on a Full Moon Party.
VALUE FOR MONEY: (9) Cost of 20 Euros or 22 USD per night. Necessary to stay 4 nights.
LOCATION: (9) Two minutes walking distance from Haad Rin beach. Restaurants and shops nearby.
FACILITIES: (7) Very modest facilities. Rooms with 15 beds.
PARTIES: (10) Theme parties every day like Jungle Party, Booze Cruise, Pool Parties and of course the Full Moon Party. They have a Beer Pong table and daily parties outside the hostel with contests and excellent DJs.
ALCOHOL (10): At the hostel you can find the famous buckets of Koh Pha Ngan which are cocktails in buckets and in the hostel they have a rule: if you get a bucket more tasty and at a lower price you get one free and the same low price in your next buckets.
DRUGS (10): It is forbidden to use drugs on the premises of the hostel but it is very easy to get them on the island, there is an abundance of hallucinogens, but be very careful in the Full Moon Party of drinking from the bucket of strangers since they are not always of the best quality and you can finish your party sooner than you expected. There is the Mushroom Hill for day tours. And be careful as certain quantities of drugs in Thailand mean the death penalty.
SEX (10): The amount of alcohol, the parties, the beds all put together in the rooms and the abundance of attractive international guests makes sex a consequence. You can participate or at least observe it if you stay in this hostel.
CLEANLINESS (9): Facilities are cleaned daily.
SECURITY: (9) They have lockers that only need a padlock and the staff keeps your passports for your safety.
STAFF (10): From the moment you arrive the staff is very friendly and they welcome you with 3 rules:
"Do not use drugs on the premises, but you can outside"
"Do not enter with strangers to the facilities and if you want to hook up with other guests the staff will help you"
"Free alcohol bucket if you get a cheaper one"
I ended up making a great friendship with the staff and meeting them again in Tomorrowland, it really is a great family.
TOTAL RATING: 93
RETOX PARTY HOSTEL
Retox Party Hostel is located in Budapest, Hungary. Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and has a wide selection of bars and clubs where you can party, but its main attraction is the famous SPARTY a huge party that is held every Saturday (between March and October) in the thermal baths Széchenyi.
Retox Party Hostel is the most bizarre and crazy party hostel of all thanks to its staff. The staff consists of several members, mainly Australians and Canadians, that you don't know if they work there or are guests, because they usually have an impressive level of party. You will see drunk people 24 hours and not for nothing the hostel warns you on their site that if you want to sleep well or take advantage of the day, this is not the hostel for you.
VALUE FOR MONEY: (10) Cost of 10 Euros or 12 USD per night.
LOCATION: (10) It is located in one of the central districts of Budapest with restaurants, bars, shops and public transport nearby.
FACILITIES: (7) The place is like a punk den.
PARTIES: (10) Every night there are alcoholic events and games: Alcoholympics are alcoholic games in teams, Booze Cruise which is a party with champagne in a boat on the river Danube, SPARTY the party in the thermal baths, Train of Jager is a party with domino effect jager shots that everyone will drink. Every day there is an event where you will end up very drunk.
ALCOHOL (10): Alcohol is abundant and prices are moderate at the bar.
DRUGS (8): It is forbidden to use drugs on the premises of the hostel. I do not know how easy it is to get them in Budapest, but like all of Europe you can find synthetic drugs and marijuana.
SEX (10): This is the hostel whit more sexual activity, is practiced in rooms but also in bathrooms, also includes orgies.
CLEANLINESS (8): Guests are so drunk that they are dirty, but facilities are cleaned daily.
SECURITY: (9) They have lockers, locked rooms and security to access the hostel.
STAFF (10): This is the only hostel where it is better to be part of the staff than a guest. Although the staff is working, they are always partying, they also have relations with guests. Everyone is crazy and amazing, there are those who are very good at the alcoholympics, a guy who drinks wine bottles in less than 5 seconds, etc. Some look like circus characters and they are there to entertain you and have fun with you.
TOTAL RATING: 92
GREG & TOM PARTY HOSTEL
Greg & Tom Party Hostel is located in Kraków, Poland. The center of Kraków is considered a World Heritage Site and besides having a great architecture, you can find numerous bars and clubs that make the city a good place to spend a holiday weekend.
Greg & Tom Party Hostel has several hostels in Kraków but the most famous and where you should stay is the one located in Zyblikiewicza street. This hostel includes free breakfast and dinner daily, after dinner you will play alcohol games to get drunk where alcohol is courtesy of the house and after that you can join one of the best Pub Crawl in Europe that includes 5 nightclubs of very good quality and with welcome shots in each. If you like to drink more than anything else, this is the hostel for you.
VALUE FOR MONEY: (10) Cost of 10 Euros or 12 USD per night including breakfast, dinner and free drinks. It's just amazing.
LOCATION: (9) It is a few minutes walk from the old center of Krakow and its clubs.
FACILITIES: (9) Very cozy but also small.
PARTIES: (10) Every night there are games with alcohol: beer pong, card games, never-never games, etc. The staff is very good at getting you drunk and having fun. Every night you can participate in the Pub Crawl but I recommend it more on a weekend.
ALCOHOL (10): Free if you choose to drink what the hostel gives you.
DRUGS (7): It is forbidden to use drugs on the premises of the hostel. I do not know how easy it is to get them in Krakow, but like all of Europe it is common to find synthetic drugs.
SEX (6): Although there were many groups of friends traveling together I didn't see any sexual activity in my stay, partly I believe because excessive amounts of alcohol inhibited the sexual appetite.
CLEANLINESS (10): Facilities are cleaned daily.
SECURITY: (10) It has lockers, locked rooms and a lot of security to access the hostel.
STAFF (10): The staff is very friendly and very good at making you to party, as well as giving excellent recommendations for restaurants and activities.
TOTAL RATING: 91
The Pink Palace
Pink Palace is a hostel located on the beach of Agios Gordios on the island of Corfu, Greece. Corfu belongs to the Ionian Islands and is located in the north-west of Greece. It is visited mostly by European tourism and it is famous for the beach of Kavos where many young English people party, but Pink Palace is another of the biggest party areas on the island.
Pink Palace is a pink complex in a remote town where hedonism is a way of life. You can spend the days doing motorcycle tours around the island, enjoying the beach of the hostel or partying in the best Booze Cruise that exists and if you decide to participate make sure you feel comfortable been nude. In the evenings there will always be theme parties like dressing up with everything except clothes, shots nights, and the famous Toga Party for which this hostel is world famous, just be sure to be on a Saturday to enjoy this experience and do not worry about the Pink togas, they are provided by the hostel.
VALUE FOR MONEY: (8) Cost of 20 to 30 Euros, there is no other hostels in the area.
LOCATION: (8) Although the hostel has access to the beach, you must go up and down many stairs to access rooms, dining room and lobby; but it is a good exercise.
FACILITIES: (8) There is no wifi everywhere.
PARTIES: (10) Every night there are theme parties, the most important is the Toga Party, hopefully you will see Dr George show. And do not miss the Booze Cruise, it's the best one, ask about the golden album.
ALCOHOL (9): The cost of alcohol is affordable although not very cheap.
DRUGS (7): It is forbidden to use drugs on the premises of the hostel and it is a small town so it is not easy to get drugs, but I saw someone using marijuana.
SEX (9): In addition to parties with alcohol, as I mention hedonism is key in this hostel and among it is sex, for some reason they promote a lot to be naked and that helps.
CLEANLINESS (9): Facilities are cleaned daily, but is complicated on high season.
SECURITY: (8) They do not have lockers, you can leave things of value in the lobby and you must share a room key with other guests and it is somewhat tedious.
STAFF (9): The staff is mostly young and very friendly, another nice hostel to work on summer.
TOTAL RATING: 85
The Flying Pig Downtown
The Flying Pig is considered the best party hostel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam itself is one of the most famous party destinations in the world, it is legal to use drugs, especially marijuana that is sold in its famous cafes; There are many bars and nightclubs of all kinds throughout the city and of course there is the famous Red Zone where you can buy sexual services or just watch.
The Flying Pig has been considered one of the best party hostels in the world for many years and this is because they allow the use of marijuana in its facilities, although in specific areas. There are two Flying Pig Hostels in Amsterdam, the best one is called Central which is located very close to the Central train station and many shops, bars and of course to the red zone. This hostel is perfect if you like to relax smoking marijuana, eating snacks, drinking beer and listening to cool stories or talks.
VALUE FOR MONEY: (7) Cost of 45 Euros per night, although the cost is high it is difficult to find availability.
LOCATION: (10) The location is perfect in Amsterdam near transport and fun.
FACILITIES: (8) Very small rooms.
PARTIES: (6) There are no themed parties or alcohol contests, the bar only serves drinks and the biggest attraction is smoking marijuana.
ALCOHOL (9): The cost of alcohol is accessible at the bar.
DRUGS (10): It is the strength of the hostel, it does not sell drugs but allows its use.
SEX (9): The atmosphere is very calm and with marijuana the biggest danger is to fall asleep.
CLEANLINESS (8): Facilities are cleaned daily, but needs more attention to restrooms.
SECURITY: (8) It has lockers and there are security access to rooms and to the hostel.
STAFF (9): The staff are very helpful although quiet and mostly serious.
TOTAL RATING: 82
If you like parties and travel, do not hesitate to visit one of these Top 5 Party Hostels and don't forget to invite me. If you need more details or want to know more about one of these hostels do not hesitate to contact me.