You've heard the many stories of friends on their travels to Europe, you've seen the Snapchat videos, the Instagram stories and more... is Europe really as crazy as it seems? The answer is YES if you know where to go, so all you need to do now is look below!


1 - The Hat, Madrid 


There’s no need to go searching for a party while staying in The Hat, as it is home to one of the most popular rooftop bars in the city. Packed with locals and tourists alike, from the early hours of the afternoon until the sun goes down, this trendy hideaway is the perfect place to meet other travellers or to hook up with old pals for some pre-party drinks. If you are looking to experience Madrid’s crazy nightlife reputation (and it really is crazy), the hostel organises tapas tasting and free sangria in the hostel before heading out on a loco bar crawl across the city, always ending up in one of Madrid’s super nightclubs. Catering to the needs of even the craziest party-animals, The Hat is the place to stay if you're in search of a fiesta!


The Hat Madrid Hostel

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The Hat Madrid Terrace

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2 - Alessandro Palace, Rome


One of Europe’s most famous hostels, Alessandro Palace, located at the heart of Italy’s Eternal City boasts rooftop cocktail parties, pizza aperitivo and much much more. The Social Lounge is the perfect space to get to know like-minded party-goers before the cocktails kick in, as parties are programmed every night in the hostels very own Palace Bar. With shots for only 2, this is a great spot to get those drinks flowing before heading out on the hostels "PARTY NIGHT OUT"... open bar, drinking games, free shots and clubbing till dawn, make sure to reserve a place for an unforgettable night!


Alessandro Palace, Rome

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Alessandro Palace Terrace, Rome

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3 - Flying Pig Beach Hostel, Amsterdam


If you’re looking to party near the beach, Flying Pig Beach Hostel is the place to be. Rated best hostel in the Netherlands in 2017, this surfers paradise has its very own Beach bar terrace, the ultimate hang-out spot for BBQs and beer post swim. The Flying Pig is known for its party atmosphere, as the bar hosts regular themed party nights, so be sure not to miss out on these! The sandy white beaches of Noordwijk are only a five-minute walk away, hosting an impressive range of watersports, beach bars and restaurants for you to explore. For surfer-dudes looking to ride the waves, the hostel will sort you out no problem, whether you're an absolute pro in need of some last-minute surf gear, or you're a beginner looking for lessons, the Flying Pig has all the info you need on how to surf in style. 


Flying Pig Beach Hostel, Amsterdam

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Flying Pig Beach Hostel

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4 - X Hostel, Alicante


Situated smack-bang in the centre of Alicante’s Costa Blanca capital, X Hostel is the only true backpackers hostel in the entire city. Chill on the rooftop terrace and socialise with a few drinks after a long day of sightseeing, and make sure to join in on the Spanish-style weekly pub crawlthat guides you through the lively streets of El Barrio. This hostel is the perfect place for those looking to party with other like-minded travellers, and if you aren't tempted enough already, the complimentary coffee will be sure to help you get through that hangover in the morning!


X hostel

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X Hostel Alicante, Nightlife

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5 - Oasis Backpackers' Hostel, Seville


From Flamenco Tours to Paella nights, Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel in Seville provides the ultimate Andalusian experience. Amidst palm trees and horse carriages in the heart of the city centre, this contemporary-style hostel provides a chilled and friendly atmosphere where you can meet people from all over the world. Take a break from the Spanish sun and cool down in the rooftop pool, lounging on the sun-deck for a perfect afternoon relax. The hostel organises day tours around Seville, but it is the night tours that are a must if you want to experience the true fiesta spirit of Seville. Follow expert guides through the backstreet bars of the city, skipping queues and sliding straight into the club VIP style at the end of the night. The Flamenco tour from 8.15 PM every night is definitely worthwhile, and if paella and sangria tickles your tastebuds head up to the rooftop terrace at 9 PM every Saturday!


Oasis Backpackers Hostel Seville Rooftop Pool

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Oasis Backpackers Hostel Paella Night

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6 - Generator Hostel, London


Just around the corner from London’s lively Covent Garden, this renovated old police station captures London’s metropolitan vibe through its quirky, authentic decor. If you're tired out from being on your feet all day in the busy city streets and in need of a drink, there is no need to even set foot outside the hostel as the Generator has its own bar, open until 3 AM every night, serving signature cocktails at generously low prices during happy hour. Live music, karaoke, sports events and more, this hostel knows how to throw a party. In-house DJs set the scene as guests can get to know each other over food and drinks, making the hostel very popular among international travellers. To top it all off, the hostel has its own online magazine that posts updates on day-to-day events. From walking tours to nights outdoors, Generator London provides that infamous British entertainment that must to be experienced while in the UK.


Generator Hostel, London

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Generator Hostel London Bar

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7 - Carpe Noctem, Budapest


The clue is in the name… here at Carpe Noctem they really do seize the night! Anything goes as boat parties, free bar crawls, drink discounts, Alcoholympics, party buses, limo tours and even (girls look away) strip bar visits are all possible in the crazy party city of Budapest. For something out of the ordinary, every Saturday from April until the end of December, SZECSKA and MAGIC BATH music events take place in thermal water baths, hosting an overland dance floor for a night like no other. DJs, swimwear and liquor… what’s not to love?! 


Carpe Noctem Hostel, Budapest

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Carpe Noctem Hostel Budapest Decor

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8 - The Circus Hostel, Berlin


With the motto ‘arrive as a guest, leave as a local’ The Circus is a top hostel for exploring Berlin the right way. The in-house bar has its own microbrewery, hosting beer nights, live DJs, quiz nights and sports screenings, ensuring a lively atmosphere every day. The website even has its own events page where they keep you updated on everything you can do on your stay. For the day after the night before, head to the rooftop for a wind-down Yoga session, or to the Circus Café for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet hangover cure (open extra late for those who need their lie-ins). 


The Circus Berlin

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The Circus Microbrewery Berlin

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9 - St Christopher's Inn Gare du Nord, Paris


This multi-award winning hostel just across the road from Gard du Nord Eurostar station is in prime location for backpackers keen to explore the City of Love. Its renowned bar Belushi’s is always packed with people due to the great food and drink deals (25% off!)… the burgers are insane! Next up, its time to head out on the pub crawl to experience Parisian partying at its finest. Even if you don’t meet your prince charming, at least you’ll have had one hell of a good time.


St Christopher's Inn Gare du Nord Paris

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Belushis Gare du Nord Paris

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10 - Kabul Backpackers Hostel, Barcelona


Right next to Las Ramblas, Kabul Backpackers Hostel is a great base for travellers looking to live it up. Join fellow party-animals and experience Barcelona's incredible nightlife on one of Kabul’s nightly pub crawls… guaranteed fun with free shots, drinks discounts and entry into some of Barcelona’s biggest and best clubs! With a roof terrace on the 5th floor, the hostel hosts regular in-house events such as drinking games, happy hours, BBQs and paella nights.


Kabul Backpackers Hostel Barcelona  Photo credits @kducoutinho Instagram


Kabul Party Hostel Barcelona

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So there you have it. What are you waiting for? Get those suitcases packed and go go go!