Germany holds the crown as the best party center in Europe, catering to everyone from the flashpacker traveler to the backpacker and through-hiker. If you’ve got the energy to hang with the party-harders, maybe it’s time to check in to Germany. If not, better start training. Beer gardens, rich history, and the best nightclubs on the continent are what take the cake for your next trip. If you’re looking to take advantage of the hostel scene, meet new people from around the world, and have access to the country’s best party spots, here are a few of the best party hostels in Germany:
Former 19th-century brewery Pfeffersbett made the list of the top 10 hostels in all of Germany in 2010, and it in no way will disappoint you now. The building features a 6-meter high lobby full of group activities, ranging from billiards to table tennis (gaining huge popularity in Germany). Night-owls and midnight oil burners will certainly love the 24-hour bar service on-site. There’s also a local café that offers delicious baked goods, quiches, and other German treats. The best part is if you’re looking to get out and tour Berlin’s night life, its location in the Prenzlauer Berg puts you right in the center of Berlin’s cafes, bars, and live events.
The Circus Hostel
This hostel features some of the coolest interior design in all the city, full of Ikea furniture and creatively exaggerated decorations. The hostel’s 11 newly refurbished flats will house two to four people each, with private bathrooms and access to a kitchen and terrace. In the basement you’ll find one of Berlin’s best kept secrets: the Goldman’s Bar. Wednesday night is “karaoke night”! The Circus will also get you connected with concert tickets, bike rentals, and even a book exchange for its guests.
The Baxpax in downtown Mitte is the youth pick of 2017. You’ll find the best budget option here without sacrificing any comfort; all the dormitories are super clean and roomy. What really sets this one apart is its singular view of the Berlin skyline on the roof terrace (not to mention its swimming pool onsite free for guests). The design bar has a tempting menu, and if you’re interested in trying other places in the city, reception will hook you up with some discount vouchers for all over.
Travel North to Hamburg for the more modern side of Germany’s party life.
Generator Hostel at Steintorplatz
Found only 10 minutes walking from Hamburg’s central station, the Steintorplatz location of the Generator luxury hostel chain will give you everything you want and more. Sure, it’s a little heavier on the wallet, but it won’t disappoint you. Amenities include: Wireless Internet in very corner of the building, washing machine service, and huge breakfast buffets served daily. The hostel itself is a one-stop-shop for socializing, be it at the bar or in the restaurant, but Hamburg’s best bars are also only blocks away.
A&O (Hamburg Central Station)
The A&O is a favorite pick for your starter location in Hamburg. The TV lounge houses a neat and extensive bar (food and drink served all day), as well as wireless internet and comfortable seating. Washing machines are open for guests. You might find the A&O to be just as fun as the city.
The party life is hot in Germany! There’s no shortage of things to do and places to see. These hostels are some of your best options, but they’re just a start. Europe’s best beer, awesome foods, and hip live entertainment are waiting for you in Germany.
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