I am sure you know how much Berlin is famous for its endless parties, but did you know that you can join some of the wildest parties in Berlin without even leaving your hostel? Yeah, crazy right?! Some of the best party hostels in Berlin are also popular for being the best party clubs and bars in the city! Let’s dive right in and see all you need to know to have the time of your life in the crazy Berlin!
This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Berlin.
- Circus Hostel
- Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
- St Christopher’s Berlin Mitte (our favorite for Party!)
- Generator Berlin Mitte
- Pfefferbett Hostel
Money-saving tip: Hostelz.com is a hostel price comparison site. You can save money with every comparison!
What we cover in this article?
- best Party hostels in detail
- More Berlin hostels worth a mention
- Fun Tips: how to Party at Hostels
- Party and Nightlife Tips
- cheapest hostels in Berlin
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- All Hostel and sights on a map
- Our Insider Tips
Quick Introduction to Berlin
Hostel Bar: A great party hostel usually runs an on-site bar. They come with happy hours and usually much cheaper drinks. Some of the hostel bars in berlin are actually famous for locals to go to a well. It’s also a great way to meet fellow travelers and start the night.
Pub Crawls and Walking Tours: A cool hostel offers both or at very least knows who to join for a pub crawl and free walking tours. Both are essential for the hostel experience. When looking for a hostel, check out these perks. Oh and keep an eye on possible free or cheap hostel dinners, too. In Berlin we have not encountered it, but it’s a good idea nevertheless.
Average price for a bed: The hostel rates will vary depending on location, amenities, and time of year. On average, the price of a hostel in Berlin is 15€ to 36€ per night. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelz.com, Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Hostel Location: Be sure to research the location of hostels compared to major attractions and areas in the city. The best nightlife in Berlin Germany tends to be found in Mitte, where it is full of bars and nightclubs, restaurants and other venues open all through the night. This is one of the reasons why St Christopher’s Berlin Mitte is our favorite one!! We talk about party and nightlife in Berlin here. Check our map with all hostels here.
Tourism Tax: All hostels within the city limits of Berlin are required to have visitors pay a Tourism Tax. The tax is around 5% of the accommodation.
Safety: Berlin is a relatively safe city. As with many other European cities, pick-pocketing is a pretty common crime, but “fortunately” is usually geared more towards electronics and valuable items. When it comes to assault or physical abuse, this isn’t very common at all. Keep in mind, when traveling, it is important to be smart; trust your gut, be aware of your surroundings and if something seems off, it probably is.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend reading:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The Coolest Party Hostels in Berlin (Update 2024)
But what do we really mean for party hostels? Are we talking about drinking games, a Dj set, or crazy dancing till dawn? Actually, you can find any kind of environment in this city: among a gay party, a rave party, and a techno club, everyone can find their place! And if you are more a of a-beer-and-achat kind of person, there is also space for you!
There are many amazing party hostels in the city of Berlin, each one with its unique style and atmosphere. But we decided to list here the 5 best hostels in Berlin for party, so you don’t have to lookthem all up!
So let’s start!
Overview: Best Party Hostels by Traveler Type
|🥳 Best Party Hostel:
|Circus Hostel Berlin
|📍 Best Location:
|Generator Hostel Berlin
|🙎♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler:
|Christopher’s Berlin Mitte
|🎉 For Young Travelers:
|Sunflower Hostel Berlin
|👩💻 For Digital Nomads:
|🎒 For Backpackers:
|👫 For Socializing:
|The Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
1. Circus Hostel Berlin
The Circus Hostel Berlin is one of the most famous and one of the highly-rated hostels in Berlin. Actually, this is the best party hostel Berlin has to offer!
Located very close to Rosenthaler Platz, and therefore to the metro station, it has both dorms and private rooms, very clean shared bathrooms, a shared living room a bar, and a private Microbrewery all inside the hostel! For what concerns services, they offer different interesting activities like food and free walking tours around the city, karaoke nights and quiz nights, but also live music on the weekends.
Besides that, in the hostel there are always people around and it is the perfect place to meet new people! The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable, and this hostel is a good choice for both solo travelers and groups.
Location: The hostel is in a good area where it is easy to find all kinds of places to eat. It is also near to the U8 station, just around the corner. The closeness to Rosenthaler Platz gives the place a vibrant atmosphere and makes it a fun spot to hang out.
Price: Starting from €30 per night.
2. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
This is the hostel you would never expect! If you want to enjoy luxurious shared spaces and immerse yourself in a historical building this is your chance!
The Grand Hostel Berlin Classic is a one-of-a-kind hostel located in the vibrant district of Kreuzberg, one minute away from the u-train station. They offer dorm beds and private rooms, a good breakfast and a high level of cleanliness and safety. For what concerns parties and social activities, they organize a stunning happy hour in their library bar, city tours and pub crawls.. you will never be alone here!
BUT: This hostel is not a crazy party hostel to party in. It is more a social hostel with a bar, super easy to meet people an socialize. The party here until late takes place outside the hostel. Therefore, this is a perfect hostel to meet fellow travelers and then hit the coolest bars and clubs in town.
Location: Thanks to the very close metro station “Möckernbrücke Underground Station” you can reach easily any point of the city; you also have many restaurants options just a few blocks away. You can also rent a bike at The Grand Hostel. This is the best way to explore the city in the warmer months. In the colder months, I would not recommend this.
Price: Starting from €23 per night
3. St Christopher’s Berlin Mitte (Central!)
Back to a propert hostel for partying, the Christopher’s Berlin Mitte brings you to the pulsing heart of the city: the Mitte. (The Mitte means Center!)
Personally, this one is on the top of our list!! Why? Because:
- Belushis Bar – Super fun!!!
- Roof Top Terrace
- Live Music and DJ Sessions
- Top Location (in Mitte, Central!)
- Cool, comfy, and clean dorms
From here you can easily access almost all the attractions and famous spots in Berlin. In this hostel POD beds and female-only dorms are available. You can also purchase food and drinks all day thanks to the on-site bar Belushi’s, which serves delicious hamburgers during the day and hosts live music, beer pong tournaments, and live sports during the night! Another plus is their rooftop, where you can sip your drink and have a chat during summer evenings.
Location: This hostel is close to all public transports and located in one of the coolest neighborhood in Berlin, just a few steps away from the river, perfect for a nice walk in the sun. The nearest metro station is Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz underground station. Seriously, no worries on the location here, it’s fantastic!!
Discounts for you: Every St Christophers Hostels comes with their popular Belushi’s bar. It offers daily drinks deals and guests get a 25% discount on food and drinks, including a good selection of burgers and cocktails. The bar also features a party atmosphere with live DJs and club night.
Price: starting from €18 per night
4. Generator Berlin Mitte
Another hostel located in the Mitte district is the Generator Hostel Berlin!
It offers all kinds of rooms and dorms beds and services like luggage storage, towel hires and bike rental are available. Breakfast is not included but you can have it for €5. The shared rooms are very big and inside the hostel, you can find their Kupfer Bar, where they offer unique cocktails and beers. When, instead, you want to go out and enjoy the famous Berlin nightlife, just one step out of the hostel you can find several night clubs in Mitte Berlin open till dawn.
Location: Its central location makes it easy to visit the most famous attraction during the day, for instance, in just a few minutes of metro you are in Brandenburg Gate! The closest train station is the one in Friedrichstrasse, from where you can travel from East to West of the city.
Price: starting from €36 per night
5. Pfefferbett Hostel
If you are looking for bars and restaurants with a chill atmosphere and cool people you have to visit Prenzlauer Berg district and stay at the Pfefferbett Hostel!
While it is still a good location to visit the city (the closest metro station is on the other side of the road), this is a great choice because you can experience another part of the city, where you can find vintage shops, art galleries and casual restaurants. The hostel itself was built inside of a former brewery; it offers private rooms, dorms, and female dorms with linen included (not towels), key card access, security lockers, and a special outdoor terrace! This place is for everyone: if you’re a family, a group, or a solo traveler this place is good for you! The neighborhood is really safe and that makes it easier to walk around and enjoy pubs and restaurants during the evening.
Location: The special location in Prenzlauer Berg district gives you access to many cool bars and restaurants but makes it also easy to access the city center thanks to the close metro station.
Price: Starting from €30 per night
More Party Hostels Worth a Mention
Experience the best party in Berlin. Here you can find other amazing options for fun and unique hostels in Berlin:
- Heart of Gold Hostel: Central location and great staff
- Eastseven Berlin: happy hour and BBQ area
- Meininger Berlin Mitte: in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg distric
- Sunflower Hostel Berlin: laidback hostel in Friedrichshain
- A&O Berlin: located in a trendy student neighborhood
- One80 Hostel: individually designed rooms with artworks of Berlin artists
On that note, Krakow and Prague are also big party cities. Check out our guides to best party hostels in Krakow here.
Heart of Gold Hostel
The Heart of Gold Hostel can be found just off of Friedrichstrasse, and it is just a short walk away from Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Bundestag.
Rooms are roomy and clean, and that the common room is “excellent for meeting other travellers with a game of pool and inexpensive drinks.” These same guests have also said that they would recommend this hostel to their friends. We really like the vibrant and original murals that they have.
Location: The Hostel is most centrally located in the heart of Berlin – just one stop away from the main station.
Price: Starting from €42.80 per night
Eastseven Berlin is situated only a few blocks from Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg, two of Berlin’s most lovely neighbourhoods.
They are surrounded by amazing stores, restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs, including Alexander Platz, which you can stroll to. Their team make an effort to maintain a spotless facility and provide a welcoming environment where guests may unwind and make new friends. You can also spend some time in the garden and cook your own meals in their well-equipped kitchen. This is the best location for those who want to experience the authentic soul of Berlin.
Location: EastSeven Berlin Hostel is 100 m from Senefelder Platz Underground Station. This is 2 stops or a 15-minute walk from Alexanderplatz, which offers great transport connections across the city.
Price: Starting from €24.87 per night
Meininger Berlin Mitte
Another hostel that you should consider is Meininger Berlin Mitte.
The dormitories are well-maintained, with hardwood flooring, huge windows (and curtains), new bunks, fresh linens, and lockers. The hostel’s Wi-Fi is reliable, and there is a lamp and plug in each bed for your convenience. The bathrooms are clean and the shower area is separated from the toilet, which helps with the early morning rush. With a wide shelf in each bathroom, you’ll have plenty of storage for your toiletries, and the hot water never runs out!
Location: This hostel is located beside Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn Train Station and surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars, this non-smoking hotel in the Mitte district of Berlin.
Price: Starting from €23 per night
Sunflower Hostel Berlin
Sunflower Hostel Berlin is a colourful and lively hostel that has large common space with bar, tables, and table soccer is where most of the people hang out. This hostel has a great vibe and is a lot of fun to stay in. The location and the staff are excellent. You will definitely meet new people at the bar.
Location: Located in the young and progressive district ‘Friedrichshain’. Warschauer Straße Train Station is a 7-minute walk from the Sunflower.
Price: Starting from €30 per night
The A&O Berlin Mitte has bright and airy rooms. There is free WiFi in the hostel’s common area and rooms.
An extensive breakfast buffet is served each morning, and there is a bar where guests may unwind at night. A variety of dining options are within easy walking distance. TV is available in the hostel’s lobby and bar where you can watch sports programmes.
Location: This hostel in central Berlin is a 10-minute walk from the famous East Side Gallery.
Price: Starting from €37 per night
Let’s take a look at another party hostel! All of the rooms at ONE80° Hostels Berlin are custom made and decorated with original artwork created by Berlin-based artists. Soundproofing, a small sitting space, and a closet are all included in each room.
Breakfast is readily available at the hostel’s cafeteria and if you are up for some drinks, you may choose from a wide range of beverages at this hostel. Within a two-minute walk, you’ll find more bars and restaurants.
Location: This hostel is in Mitte district. Alexanderplatz Square S-Bahn Train and Underground Station is 300 m away from the hostel.
Price: Starting from €18 per night
Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Berlin
As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:
Identifying a Party Hostel
The best place to start when trying to figure out whether or not a hostel is a party hostel is to read reviews. Other backpackers will often leave feedback for other travelers on websites like Hostelworld and Hostelz.com. Of course, you already know what reviews are…On Hostelworld you can filter reviews by keywords. Type in “party” or “nightlife” here.
In addition, check out what they offer. If there is a bar or pub crawl offered, more often then not it is a party hostel.
How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:
- Check if there is an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are inidcators
- Check if there are Pub Crawls and Drinking Games
- Check the Photos – any party pictures?
- Check Reviews and search for “party”, “nightlife” and/or “drinking”
Sex in Berlin Hostels
Sex is bound to happen in hostels, especially party hostels. Berlin is no exception.
If you choose to take part, be respectful and try to do it in the right way. Avoid small rooms and common areas, and opt for laundry rooms or rooftops. Be sure to use a condom, this is why it should be on everyones packing list. Actually, some party hostels even offer free condoms for customers! Just another perk unique to hostels.
Read: Sex in Hostels – The 10 Do’s and Dont’s
Things to Bring
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically.
These items include earplugs, for early mornings and loud roomates, a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out for the night), headache medicine, whatever works best for you to cure a hangover, and condoms, better safe than sorry.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from all around the world. Be sure to talk to people. Berlin is great, but enjoying it with new friends is even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels
Brunch Spots for Hangovers
What is better than a big brunch after a long night of drinks and cocktails?! If you are looking for a place to recover after your wild nights in Berlin you cannot miss some of the best brunch spots in
Some of them are:
- Factory Girl: this place is open till the afternoon and offers big and full plates which include
eggs, sandwiches, and salads.
- Napoljonska: here you can find vegan options, craft coffee, and a nice patio where you can
enjoy your brunch with friends
- Mogg: its special dish is the pastrami sandwich.. do not miss it!
- Engels Brunch: if you want to try a typical german brunch you have to try this place
- Mattea: perfect for big a brunch with waffles and avocado sandwich
Party & Nightlife in Berlin
The whole city of Berlin is well known for its never-ending parties, but there are 5 neighborhoods that you don’t want to miss! Let’s see them together:
Artists and students populate this area, where you can find amazing street art, causal bars, and vibrant nightlife. This neighborhood hosts a multicultural and diverse environment, and it is the perfect place to leave labels and rules behind and be your true self! If you walk along the main road towards the river you can find some of the best clubs and bars in Berlin, like Limonadier, Der Boiler, Clash, and Schwarze Traube among others.
Situated in the southeast part of Berlin, just outside the very center, Neukölln is famous for its Turkish Market, its vintage shops, and its international vibe both in restaurants and clubs. Some of the most famous spots for nightlife are Klunkerkranich, Muted Horn, Schuwz and Schwelgerei.
The Mitte is the very town center, where you will see all the most famous attractions during your daily tours. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have anything to offer during the night. In fact, here you can find very unique bars and clubs like Cosmic Comedy Club, Berlin Icebar or The Pub.
This area is the home of the famous techno clubs of Berlin. Once was simply an industrial area, but now all those old buildings were transformed into techno and alternative music clubs, which became some of the most famous in the city. Some of them are Kater Blau, YAAM and Berghain.
Besides being a quiet and family-friendly neighborhood, Prenzauler Berg is also a good place to hang out with friends in casual restaurants, music clubs, and indie boutiques. Its hipster vibe gives it a more relaxed but still fun atmosphere. Some of the best spots to hang out are Monterey Bar, Badfish Bar, and Herman.
What about the cheapest hostels in Berlin?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Berlin.
- Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Berlin
- Add your dates
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Our Tip: Check exactly what is included, and what is excluded. Check as well the location. A further location might mean more money in transport.
Good to know: There are even special discount codes that we only share in our newsletter!
How to book?
The two most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. They list both numerous hostels and cheap accommodations. We wrote here a detailed guide on the best booking sites for hostels.
The coolest App for Hostels comes as well from Hostelworld. It comes with super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together.
All that being said, we highly recommend checking out Hostelz.com before making your final reservation. It is a hostel price comparison. Add your destination and dates, and it will tell you the cheapest places to book your hostel.
We wrote a guide with our 15 best tips to book hostels.
Our Favorite Hostels in berlin put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. As promised, below, we list all party hostels and best hostels in berlin for solo travellers on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
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Our Insider Tips
As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “best hostels in Berlin“. Here we share the absolute best ones:
- The Circus Hostel – top pick for couples
- Grand Hostel Berlin Classic – great for female solo travelers
- Wallyard Concept Hostel – for solo travellers
All our Berlin Travel guides:
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Berlin for nightlife and party.
We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:
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- best hostels in Warsaw
- best hostels in Krakow
- best hostels in Germany
- best hostels in Prague
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what. At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by.
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