3 COOLEST Party Hostels in Dubrovnik – 16th-Century Fortress Raves

Party Hostels in Dubrovnik

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Welcome to Dubrovnik, the city of ancient walls, stunning views, and… wild parties? That’s right, beneath the medieval charm and Game of Thrones vibes, Dubrovnik has a secret nightlife scene that can make even a seasoned partygoer blush.

If you thought the only excitement was walking the city walls, get ready to swap your walking shoes for dancing shoes.

From beachside bonfires that could rival Dragonfire to impromptu dance-offs that might even impress the Night King, these hostels are your portal to Dubrovnik’s after-dark realm.

So, grab your goblet (or, you know, plastic cup), and let us help you navigate the party realm.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Dubrovnik.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Old Town Hostel
  2. Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik - Southern pa
  3. City Walls Hostel

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Hostel Angelina

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!
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Quick Introduction to Dubrovnik

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Dubrovnik is around 50€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Where to Party in the City:

  • Lapad Beach: This area offers a mix of beach clubs, cocktail bars, and live music venues, making it a hotspot for a diverse party scene.
  • Pile Gate Area: Close to the Old Town, this area boasts cozy bars and pubs where you can kick off the night.
  • Lokrum Island: From daytime beach parties to nighttime bonfires, this island is an offbeat party paradise.

Best Bar Areas:

  • Stradun Street: This vibrant street in the heart of the Old Town is lined with bars that come alive after sunset. Perfect for a relaxed drink or to get the party mood going.
  • Buža Bar: Literally meaning “hole in the wall,” this cliffside bar offers breathtaking views and a unique atmosphere for a memorable evening.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Dubrovnik are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Dubrovnik for partying:

  1. Old Town Hostel
  2. Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik - Southern pa
  3. City Walls Hostel

These are our favorite hostels in Dubrovnik to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Dubrovnik (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🎒 for Backpacker:Old Town Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik - Southern pa
📍For Location:City Walls Hostel
🦸 Solo Traveler: City Walls Hostel

1. Old Town Hostel

Old Town Hostel welcomes you to dive headfirst into the heart of Dubrovnik’s exuberant party scene! This boutique hostel, strategically situated at the city’s epicenter, guarantees a whirlwind of fun mere steps away from Dubrovnik’s finest clubs, bars, and dining spots. 

Brace yourself for nights of grandeur featuring Croatian champagne, sangria extravaganzas, and the iconic emergency hat party (Imagine spinning disco balls, an array of party hats, and irresistible drink specials).

This hostel also has 24-hour breakfast, which basically means you’ll be able to fuel your adventure-packed day and night (or cure your hangover, regardless of what time it is).

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Old Town Hostel

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Unique nightly events: Croatian champagne and sangria nights, dance lessons, emergency hat party.
  • 24-hour breakfast: muesli, milk, tea, coffee.
  • Common room and kitchen
  • Fast Wi-Fi, fiber optic cables.
  • Games, guitars, hairdryer, iron available.
  • Activities: emergency hat party, dance lessons, movie nights.
  • Tours, exploration, swimming, cliff jumping.

Location: Centrally located in Dubrovnik’s UNESCO protected Old City. 15 meters from Stradun (main street). Close to clubs, bars, and restaurants. Accessible to Beach Šulić, Buza Beach, and more. Walking distance to popular attractions: Porporela Beach, Onofrio’s Fountain, Pile Gate.

Our favorite hostel in Dubrovnik for

  • Backpackers
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Old Town Hostel Terrace Old Town Hostel Dorms

2. Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik - Southern pa

Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik - Southern pa, with its traditional yet modern design, is a party haven for social butterflies.

Their sociable facilities, including a kick-ass common room, a fully stocked kitchen, and a terrace with killer views of the Old Town’s red roofs, provide the perfect backdrop for epic adventures.

Located within Dubrovnik’s medieval city walls, guests can literally live like kings and queens here (kings and queens who appreciate a wild night from time to time). 

Before hitting the town, make sure to soak up the stunning scenery from their jaw-dropping terrace with a frosty beer in hand.

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Hostel Angelina Kitchen

With comfortable beds, lockers for your treasures, and an array of awesome social activities like sunset tours, cliff jumping, and wine nights, Hostel Angelina ensures a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience – it’s also one of our favorite social party hostels in Dubrovnik.

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Common room, lounge, and fully equipped kitchen, and terrace.
  • Social activities: sunset tours, wine nights, kayaking, etc.
  • Annex building with connected dorms and private rooms (ensuring a quiet nights)

Location: Located within Dubrovnik city walls. Central location, seconds from all Old Town attractions. Walking distance to Stradun main street. Close to bars, shops, and historic sights. Accessible to Banje Beach and public bus stops.

This hostel is great for:

  • Social butterflies
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3. City Walls Hostel

Slipping through the narrow streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, adventurers will stumble upon City Walls Hostel, a hidden gem that promises a wild and whimsical experience.

With its cozy rooms nestled within traditional stone walls, it’s an oasis of leisure (and parties) located within the beating heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Open exclusively from March to November (otherwise it’s way too cold to party); City Walls Hostel welcomes guests with air-conditioned dorms adorned with vibrant decor.

Each bunk boasts its own shared bathroom, individual lockers, and a convenient reading lamp. The ground floor communal area is perfect for travelers to mingle and forge friendships.

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City Walls Hostel Lounge

Although the party vibe at City Walls Hostel is not as wild as its counterparts, we recommend it for its proximity to Dubrovnik’s best nightlife areas. 

Facilities and Amenities:

  • Equipped kitchen and common area on the ground floor.
  • Basic self-service breakfast is available each morning.
  • Activities arranged: Game of Thrones and Star Wars tours, kayaking, boat trips, pub crawls, etc.

Location: Central location within Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Steps away from Buza Bar and rocky beach overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Close proximity to the city’s coolest bars and clubs. Access to various activities and tours. Convenient for exploring Dubrovnik’s nightlife.

A top choice for:

  • Solo Travelers
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City Walls Hostel Dorms City Walls Hostel View

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Dubrovnik

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:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

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), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

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.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be 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

What about the cheapest hostels in Dubrovnik?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? 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 Dubrovnik.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Dubrovnik
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings 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.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Dubrovnik best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Dubrovnik put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Dubrovnik, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would 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 Dubrovnik.”

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Dubrovnik. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities in Dubrovnik:

  • Boat Parties: Set sail on the Adriatic for an epic night of music, dancing, and ocean breezes.
  • Full Moon Parties: Dance the night away under the magical glow of the full moon at special beach parties.
  • Bar Crawls: Join organized bar crawls to hop between Dubrovnik’s coolest nightlife spots and make new friends along the way.

What to Drink in the Dubrovnik::

  • Rakija: A traditional Croatian fruit brandy that comes in various flavors. It’s a local favorite for starting the night.
  • Croatian Wines: Explore the local wine scene with a glass of red, white, or rosé from nearby vineyards.
  • Croatian Craft Beers: Sample some of the country’s craft beers for a refreshing twist.

Best Bars in Dubrovnik:

  • Buža Bar: Sip your potion by the edge of the world at this cliffside wonder, where the sea and sun put on a show.
  • Skybar at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace: Reach for the stars (and cocktails) at this lofty oasis, where the view does all the talking.
  • D’Vino Wine Bar: Cheers to grape adventures at D’Vino, where Croatian wines flirt with local flavors.
  • Cave Bar More: Dive into the unknown and sip in a seaside cave, where history meets a quirky twist.
  • Banje Beach Club: Sand between your toes and a drink in hand, this beachside paradise promises sun-kissed fun.
  • 360 Dubrovnik: Drink in every angle of the city’s charm from this rooftop hideout, where a cocktail is a ticket to skyline splendor.
  • Hemingway Bar: Toast to Hemingway’s spirit in this literary lair, where tales flow as smoothly as the drinks.
  • Bar by Azur Dubrovnik: Catch waves of relaxation at this terrace retreat, where Old Town’s beauty takes center stage.
  • Copacabana Beach Bar: From beach balls to cocktails, it’s all play and a splash of sand in this beachside haven.


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