Warsaw is a fantastic choice for backpackers for its young crowd and cheap prices, especially compared to other European capital cities. There’s a big drinking culture in Warsaw, too, so you won’t be short of shot bars, beer bars, and late-night parties.
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Rebuilt from the ashes of World War II into one of Europe’s budding cities, Warsaw has turned the historic remnants of a once was Poland into a vibrant and bustling city. Here you’ll discover the coolest party hostels in Warsaw.
Roam the streets of the Polish capital and find colorful terraces shadowed by modern sky-rises, ample green spaces, and a buzzing nightlife scene.
Hostel Location: Be sure to research the location of hostels compared to major attractions and areas in the city. The best nightlife in Warsaw tends to be found in Srodmiescie District, Pawilony Courtyard, 24hr Shot Bars, and Multi-tap Beer Bars, where it is full of bars and Warsaw nightclubs, restaurants, and other venues open all through the night. We talk about party and nightlife in Warsaw here. Check our map with all hostels here.
Tourism Tax: All hostels within the city limits of Warsaw are lucky because they don’t need to pay any tourism tax. This, in our opinion, silly tax has been abolished in Poland.
Safety: There is no doubt that Warsaw is a relatively safe place for travelers in general. In any major city, you should keep your wits about you to avoid being taken advantage of. 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.
Choosing where to stay in Warsaw is less complex than in other destinations. Your choices of hostels are still relatively limited compared to other major cities. That said, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right place, especially if you’re looking for a sociable experience.
Warsaw’s party scene is one of our favorites for backpackers in Europe. There’s a great choice of bars with their own unique twist and a strong student presence that brings the city to life after dark.
For a sociable hostel experience, stay at one of our recommended party hostels in Warsaw. Although there’s a lack of choice of hostels that brand themselves as a ‘party hostel’, our top picks are the most sociable in Warsaw. You’ll be able to pre-drink with fellow backpackers and start your night the right way at these best Warsaw party hostels.
Oki Doki Hostel Warsaw is a family-run hostel and one of Warsaw’s OG accommodation choices for travellers. Oki Doki is Located in Warsaw’s Old Town, you can embrace the history of the city without leaving your dorm, as Oki Doki hostel is inside an 18th-century building – actually, the only building to survive the war in that area.
Frekta Bar is located on-site, where you can mingle with other backpackers during happy hour and make the most of a big choice of Polish beers! There’s also a chilled backyard with a terrace to enjoy the summer weather, and a TV room with Netflix to take the edge off those hangover days.
Warsaw Oki Doki City Hostel has a fully-equipped kitchen if you’d prefer to save those złoty’s and whip up something yourself. There’s also free tea & coffee and discounted meals at their on-site restaurant.
They have a choice of a standard dorm, starting at $23/night, and a deluxe dorm at $25/night. There are also private rooms if you need some personal time that will set you back around $45/night.
Oki Doki hostel is run by a friendly team of young staff who will be on hand to help you plan your time in Warsaw. From sightseeing by day to a full night out, you’ll be in good hands to make the most of the city.
Safestay Warsaw has a warm atmosphere, welcoming a mix of travelers looking to enjoy Warsaw’s nightlife and kick back at a comfortable spot.
In the heart of the Old Town, Safestay has a choice of 4-bed, 6-bed, and 8-bed dorms, a cozy common area, and a hostel kitchen to cook yourself up a cheap meal. Prices start from $15/night for dorm beds.
There’s a friendly team of staff on hand to direct you to the best bars and clubs. They’ll keep you up to date on any events happening each day to make sure you’re making the most of Warsaw nightlife.
What’s more, you’ll be just a 2-minute walk from the Old Town Market Square, so you won’t have to stumble far after hostel drinks to make it to your next venue.
New World St. Hostel is on the doorstep of plenty of pubs, bars, and clubs to serve you as a central starting point before you hit the town. Located on Warsaw’s most popular street, Nowy Swiat (New World Stree), you won’t be far from a party.
New World St. Hostel coordinates a nightly pub crawl to take you on a fun tour of Warsaw’s best nightlife spots and enjoy drinking with local guides and fellow travelers.
The location of New World St. Hostel is the major draw-in. The street can be noisy at night, so this is really only a good choice for those who want to be joining the party rather than taking a rest.
New World St. Hostel has basic accommodation choices, one male and one female dorm, with reasonable prices of just $18/night. There’s also a self-serving kitchen with free tea and coffee and chilled-out common spaces to nurse the hangover.
Warsaw is one of the most popular city in Poland because of how beautiful it is. We know how excited you are to explore the city, but hold on because we still have more hostels that you need to see. Scroll away and take a look at these hostels Warsaw has to offer.
If you are looking for Warsaw Downtown Hostel, sadly, it has already closed.
Old Town Kanonia Hostel & Apartment’s Stare Miasto
The Chillout Hostel is in an old tenement in Warsaw’s center. Many restaurants, taverns, and shopping are nearby. Thanks to its great location, it’s easy to reach to every area of Warsaw from the hostel, as well as unique monuments, polish cuisine, and local clubs.
Furnished rooms are available to make them feel at home. They have private double rooms and dorms. There’s free wifi throughout the hostel. Chillout Hostel has a computer for digital nomads
Our guests can rest, watch TV, sip coffee, and participate in daily events in our attractively decorated common room. Full kitchen and dining room are available.
Chillout Hostel has printer, washing machine, dryer, iron with ironing board, maps, guides, a checkroom, and a deposit box. Their staff is also available to show guests the most fascinating and attractive sites in Warsaw and to make their stay as memorable as possible.
The Chillout Hostel is 10 minutes from the major train station and 3 km from Old Town. It is 10-minute drive to Dream Hostel Warsaw.
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 most obvious hint to know if you are about to book a party place is the name…is it called Josés Epic Party Backpacker place…yeah, that’s quite a hint. But, besides that, there are more ways to check.
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…You can filter reviews by keywords. Type in “party”, “Pub Crawl, “or “nightlife” here.
The photos are also a big give-away.
In addition, check out what they offer in terms of amenities and facilities. 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”
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. Barcelona 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.
Sex is bound to happen in hostels, especially party hostels. Warsaw 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.
Oh, and keep in mind: many hostels have cameras. Make sure you check this before getting started…
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Want to experience the coolest party in Warsaw? Warsaw’s Srodmiescie District is central to the city and renowned for its choice of bars and clubs. Level 27 Bar & Club not only has panoramic views over the entire city, but it also has a retractable roof to dance as the stars turn into the sun whilst you party til the morning.
There is also a great choice of bars and pubs in Srodmiescie. Here, you will see the best clubs in Warsaw. Try Jabeerwocky Craft Beer Pub and Drugie Dno – Multitap Bar for a wide selection of Polish craft beers, or Steam Bar for a nice cocktail.
Pawilony Courtyard is a quirky courtyard with cheap, student bars and an artsy vibe. Start your night at Cheers! Shot Bar with a big selection of power-fueling shots and cheap cocktails. Move onto Shot Gun where you’ll get four shots for less than $7 and other unmissable deals.
24hr Shot Bars
You’ve probably gathered by now that Warsaw is big on shots. Well, you won’t be surprised when we tell you that there’s even a choice of 24hr shot bars spread across the city, and it won’t be a true Polish experience without visiting one in the early hours.
City 24 is one of Poland’s most renowned shot bars. The bar is in an American-style diner and serves shots with your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is good too, why not line your stomach here before the shots carry you away!
Some other Hostel Geeks favorites include Bazar Klub in the up and coming Nowa Praga district (24hrs on weekends only) and Pub PrzejScie, an underground 24hr haunt with Polish beers on tap and shots all night long.
Multi-tap Beer Bars: Gorączka Złot
Alongside 24hr shot bars, multi-tap beer bars are a Warsaw favorite drinking pastime.
Keep it original by visiting Gorączka Złota. This old-school beer bar is decorated in beer mats and gives you a true dive bar feeling. We added this place to our Map below.
For a more adventurous experience, visit Kufle i Kapsle and indulge in their 16 rotating beer taps or select from a choice of 150 bottled beers.
There’s also Piw Paw, open 24hours and beating Kufle i Kapsle with their selection of 57 rotating beer taps and over 200 bottles.
Best Things To Do In Warsaw
If you’re not too hungover from all the shots and craft beer, Warsaw has some pretty cool activities to spend your day times, too.
Warsaw is a very beautiful city, boasting 76 parks in total! That’s a lot of green space and if you’re looking to relax during your trip, we’re sure none of them will disappoint. But, if you’re short on time, we recommend Lazienki Park.
Here, you’ll find a busy park that often hosts events throughout the warmer months. It’s a great place to take some cold drinks and snacks and enjoy Warsaw’s summer sun.
What’s more, if you’re visiting during summer, you can enjoy a free, open-air Chopin concert held every Sunday and featuring world-famous pianists and other must-see musicians of the younger generation. Wholesome activities help the hangover, remember!
Poniatowska Beach is a fun, riverside location that is buzzing with live music, pop-up bars, and nearby local bars and clubs. It is located in the centre of Warsaw, on the banks of the Vistula River, and is the perfect place to spend the day.
Make the most of Warsaw’s summer weather and sunbathe, play volleyball, cycle along the river, or just kick-back with friends at Poniatowska Beach.
At night, Poniatowska Beach comes to life with some vibrant beach bars (try Plażowa), as well as occasional events and rows of pop-up bars and food trucks.
In Warsaw’s Praga neighbourhood, you’ll recognise settings from The Pianist, pre-war architecture, cheap food, and street art.
Head down to Zabkowska Street and look for hidden courtyards and creative murals, or Soho Factory, where you’ll find Neon Museum, some of the best local restaurants, and quirky design shops.
Oh, and no: This neighborhood is not named after the Czech Capital…
The Old Town in Warsaw is quite small.
You can walk around in like 20 minutes, for sure. Obviously, you have to visit this part of the town. I love it here! There are many statues and monuments. And it is even more impressive, considering the city has been completely destroyed in the Second World War. If you would not know this, you wouldn’t notices this it at all.
For me it was hard to believe as it is so well done!
What about the cheapest hostels in Warsaw?
Looking for cheapest hostel in Warsaw? 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 Warsaw.
Open Hostelz.ycom with a full list of all hostels in Warsaw.
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 tell 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 for transport.
Good to know: There are even special discount codes that we only share in this 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.
Warsaw is one of our favorite European cities, and we know you’ll love it too. Warsaw’s young and relentless nightlife scene is perfect for travelers looking to dance the night away, and it’s still cheap… Which is always a bonus!
What’s more, Warsaw is beautiful by day, so you won’t be stuck on things to do to ease the pain of the hangover.
Stay in one of top-rated sociable hostels in Warsaw for the best party hostel experience.
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.