Spain is a country of rich culture, history, and fiesta-loving locals. And Madrid—the capital – is the embodiment of these traits, especially the last one: its streets and corners are packed with bars, clubs, and pubs. The best way to sample the drinks and music of these places is by staying at a Party hostel in Madrid. The six we are recommending are perfectly positioned in lively areas next to various famous sights and attractions.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11am). 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.
Party areas of Madrid
Malasaña: Young crowd, hipster bars, and clubs. San Bernardo is home to student parties, and the surrounding area hosts live music.
La Latina: Classic bars, higher price points. It’s a classic Spanish neighborhood to enjoy a drink in for locals.
Sol & Plaza Mayor: Party districts, mainly frequented by visitors. The higher up North you go, the fewer foreigners you’ll find.
Salamanca: High-end partying in Madrid. Mostly private and exclusive lists.
Calle Huertas: Regarded as the center of Madrid’s nightlife. You’ll find discos, bars, clubs, pubs, cool cafes, and restaurants. Frequented by everyone.
Argüelles & Moncloa: Student and teenagers heavens offering a range of discos, bars, and clubs. Music centers on Rock, Latin, or pop.
Torre Europa: A chic party neighborhood in Madrid, it is home to elegant and expensive bars and clubs.
A fun fact about Madrid: Madrid’s name translates to ‘place of abundant water’. You’ll also find abundant spirits, both in human and bottle form.
Cats Party Hostel has crossed the Portuguese frontiers of its first locations to settle into a 17th-century Spanish palace in Madrid. No other party hostel in Madrid offers the diversity of events and activities that this one does. We’re even tempted to say that few can match its energetic yet cozy atmosphere. It offers a sea of facilities to its guests, like its Red Room (Don’t let your mind wander too far, it’s a movie theater). It is a bar where they craft their own beer, and a beautiful Andalusian-style patio with a fountain that serves as a great space to mingle.
This hostel in Madrid also organizes special events both within and outside its walls, like concerts, karaoke nights, dance lessons, stand-up comedy shows, flamenco shows, themed parties, and speed dating evenings. But, our favorite has to be its pub crawls: although many party hostels in Madrid organize them as well, this one has the particularity to host them every single night of the week, rain or shine.
Logistically, it is home to 153 beds, guaranteeing that you’ll meet at least one person (or 153) with whom you will become friends. And, if you happen to be there on a Saturday night, make sure not to miss out on their legendary Paella Party!
Location: It is centrally located next to La Latina, Madrid’s oldest neighborhood, and home to many museums, bars, clubs, flamenco venues, and restaurants. It’s regarded as one of the city’s most exciting districts to explore. You’ll find other sights of attractions within walking distance, like the Retiro Park, Prado Museum, and Santa Ana plaza.
Sungate One is regarded as one of the best hostels in Madrid for solo travelers.
This Madrid hostel has plenty to offer in terms of amenities and facilities, but its biggest particularity is that it does not have bunk beds: rooms are shared, but offer the comfort and quality of hotels. This theme of ‘comfort’ continues throughout other spaces, whether it’s in the spacious common area where you can meet fellow travelers or in their cozy, fully equipped kitchen with on-demand beers and tortillas. But, most notably, their incredible staff will make you feel like family and contribute to a memorable stay.
This hostel also organizes many tours and daily activities that will make it easy to mingle with people, like picnics in the parks or day trips to nearby cities. If you’re a party-lover, you’ll get your fair share of picks from pub crawls free group dinners, and the opportunity to partake in the city’s best nightlife which is a few short steps away.
We recommend this hostel in Madrid for first-time solo travelers. In addition to having a perfect environment to make it easy for you to meet friends, the dorms are clean, safe, air-conditioned, and good-sized. There’s also free tea, coffee, and Yerba maté – always appreciated, right?!
Location: Centro is Madrid’s geographical and historical heart, and this hostel is located right in its middle. As expected, you’ll find endless options for partying, as every street harbors at least one bar or club. The city’s main sights, attractions, and shopping areas are also a short walk away.
The Central House Lavapiés is one of the only hostels in Madrid to receive the BREEAM Environmental Certification for sustainability, making it an eco-friendly accommodation.
Here, you’ll party in harmony with nature in settings that feel more like a luxurious hotel than a hostel. There are varieties of spaces to pick from for those who want to mingle with fellow travelers: a game playroom that includes VR sets, Nintendo and PlayStation consoles, a rooftop terrace with a pool to jump in during hot weather, an outdoor patio, as well as an on-site bar and restaurant.
This is the best party hostel to stay in Madrid if you want to meet a diversity of people of all ages and backgrounds because it offers a variety of rooms, from dorms to penthouse apartments. Regardless of where you end up sleeping in Central House Lavapies, you can expect quality. As for events and activities, they are organized on a daily basis and include everything from Gallery tours and cinema outings to cooking classes and pub crawls.
Location: This Madrid party hostel is located in Lavapies, a multicultural area full of vibrant street art, cool bars, and great cafes. Nearby points of interest include the Sunday flea market (El Rastro), the Puerta del Sol, and the Reina Sofia Museum.
Room 007 Ventura is a Party Hostel in Madrid which defines itself as a place ‘‘Where intellectuals and a lively nightlife are concentrated’’.
While we don’t think you need to have read Don Quixote before coming here, you do need to know how to have a good time – either way, their staff will show you. Although this hostel is located near many bars, a lot of travelers and locals opt for the ones within its walls: it has a roof terrace area where wine and food lovers like to socialize.
But don’t worry if wine isn’t your thing; this Madrid Hostel is on the doorsteps of some of the craziest clubs and bars in the city, where you’ll get to sample beer, spirits, or liquors of your choice. Staff will often join and lead you in your party adventures, as they love to organize pub crawls and club hops, sometimes even in conjunction with other popular Madrid hostels.
Location: Another centrally located hostel in Madrid in Centro! Nearby gems include the Botanical Garden, Prado Museum, and Retiro Park. But, what guests rave the most about is the never-ending walkable access to nearby clubs.
The Safestay Madrid in Madrid prides itself on providing a safe space for its guests: it has female dorms, exclusively card-accessible rooms, and a 24-hour reception desk. This accommodation offers quiet and shared workspaces and well-equipped communal areas and is regarded as a luxury hostel with very affordable prices. But safety doesn’t rhyme with boredom: thanks to its central location and the many activities it offers its guest, Safestay has become the go-to place for many backpackers looking for a place to stay near the popular bar-hopping areas of Madrid.
The 19th-century palace that this hostel calls home has been remodeled and now includes a small cinema and a rooftop terrace with a bar that offers panoramic views over the city. Weekly events include game nights and pizza parties.
Location: In the center of Centro! You know the drill by now: bars, more bars, and clubs, as well as famous sights and attractions.
Although the name of this hostel might leave you feeling lukewarm, we promise it is one of the best party hostels you’ll find in Madrid. OK Hostel Madrid was designed with one main idea in mind: to create a space where strangers will want to hang out and socialize. So while facilities include the typical mingle-must-haves (a bar and a restaurant), they also incorporate a distinctive common area with board games, a pool table, and gaming consoles.
The overall atmosphere feels like that of a college dorm, albeit more polished and without the looming shadow of finals. Here, the only thing that looms is the promise of a great night: pub crawls, social dinners, and tapas tours.
Location: La Latina, a neighborhood known for its major touristic attractions and ‘Museum Triangle’. Like all the Party hostels in Madrid we mentioned in our recommendation list, you can expect bars and restaurants within walking distance. One noteworthy aspect is the Sunday market which takes place right in front of the hostel every week.
We want you to enjoy your party hostel experience in Madrid, but we don’t want you to suffer the next day. Here are a few Spanish dishes we recommend to cure your hangover (or at least make it better):
Huevos Rotos con jamon (fried egg, chips and ham)
Tortilla (Egg and potatoes. Baguettes are a needed plus)
Churros with Chocolate – this one is a common snack to eat at night
This list isn’t long because Madrid citizens like to sleep their hangovers away, so maybe do that instead?
Oh and a pro tip: just drink half a liter to one liter of water before going to sleep. it will help you with the hangover next day.
Madrid is known for having an exceptionally high number of bars, each with its different atmosphere, scene, and music. So we recommend doing your research if you’re looking for something special or joining a pub crawl to discover as many as possible.
A not-so-fun fact is that drinking in the streets is technically illegal after 10 pm (22:00). Although locals still tend to do it, the police sometimes gives out fines for that. In theory, Supermarkets stop selling alcohol after 10 pm (22:00). But, let’s be honest: Just go to any 24h store and ask them if they still sell. Then let them know you can put the bottle in your backpack before leaving…just in case the police it outside.
Nightclub entries before midnight are either free or less expensive than after midnight. Plan your night and wallet accordingly. And this rule applies for entire Spain, actually.
You are guaranteed to find a few pubs and clubs open every single day of the week. However, the weekends will always be the climax.
What about Pub Crawls in Madrid?
Most pub crawls will include either one round of free drinks or welcome shots. Just ask at your hostel which pub crawl they recommend. More often than not, these hostels actually run their own pub crawl. If not, you can usually join pub crawls offered by hostels you’re not staying in if you want to try something new.
There are many pub crawl organizers in Madrid, many of which organize crawls every day of the week. Some pub crawls in Madrid also include club hops.
On weekdays, pubs, and bars are typically open till 2:30 am and till 3:30 am on weekends.
Clubs often open around 23:00; crowds gather around 1:00 am and leave at 7:00 am (sometimes even on Mondays).
Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Madrid
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:
Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are inidcators
Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
Check for party pictures
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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.
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.
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 Madrid.
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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.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Madrid 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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