Best Party Hostels in Amsterdam

If you are looking for the best hostels to party in Amsterdam, meet other fellow travellers, with friendly staff and organised events, these are the Party Hostels for you

Amsterdam is famous for cute houses, bicycles, and water canals, but it’s also one of Europe's most famous party destinations, attracting many party-centred travellers. That’s why there are plenty of party hostels around. We have selected the best party hostels in town where you can meet like-minded people, with a fun atmosphere and plenty of organised activities and parties that get everyone together and having fun. And to top it up, there is a party guide for Amsterdam so you can plan your visit to the city and make sure you don’t miss the best parties! Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in beautiful Amsterdam.

All you need to know about Party Hostels in Amsterdam


Amsterdam is famous as an ultimate party destination. Numerous hostels in Amsterdam offer parties and experiences that you will remember for a long time. Here, we present you with the top five party hostels in Amsterdam that will make your stay unforgettable.

The best party hostels in Amsterdam are:

  1. Flying Pig Downtown Hostel
  2. St Christopher's Inn at the Winston
  3. Clink NOORD Hostel
  4. Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark
  5. Meininger Hostel Amsterdam

What are the Party Hostels in Amsterdam like?

  • Party hostels style: Fun hostels with bars and activities
  • Craziness level: Fairly crazy, but mainly in the bar
  • Parties on-site: Some live music at their on-site bars
  • Pub Crawls: yes

As we have mentioned, Amsterdam is a very popular destination for people looking to party and have fun, so it is not strange that the best party hostels in the city are also the best hostels overall. Choosing the best party hostel for you is easy. We recommend here hostels that are both great options if you want your hostel to be your party base camp or if you want more comfort but meeting people to go out and party. Most hostels on the list have on-site bars and are always busy and lively with travellers having a good time and organising night outs.


Best Area to Stay in Amsterdam for Nightlife


Amsterdam is a perfect city for nightlife lovers, so there are a lot of areas for that. There are 2 major areas, that offer the best nightclubs and bars in Amsterdam: the Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. The Rembrandtplein nightclubs are conveniently located close to each other. Leidseplein's clubs and bars are open until early morning (3-5 AM). If you want to listen to live music, then Leidseplein is a perfect option. Both areas are great for partying and will not leave you disappointed!


Best Party Hostels in Amsterdam


Flying Pig Downtown Hostel

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.8
Average dorm price: 💶 20.88 €

In this hostel, fun is guaranteed. The place is in the city centre, and you can see numerous amenities in Amsterdam. The Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Red Light District, and all other relevant places are near the hostel. The Flying Pig Downtown hostel will be an ideal place to discover Amsterdam if you are a fan of both sightseeing and partying. The hostel organizes parties where some talented DJs play the music most visitors like. You will enjoy the positive vibes inside the party hostel bar, and this is the place where you can taste some of the best cocktails and drinks. There is a 24-hour reception, meaning you can party as long as you want. You can turn to the hostel staff with inquiries, and the friendly staff will answer all your questions. It is no wonder why the Flying Pig Downtown hostel was rated the best hostel in the entire country of Netherlands in the year 2013. TripAdvisor gave this rating.

💖 Why we like it
The travellers will enjoy regular events, like pool competitions, beer pong, karaoke nights, and many more.

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St Christopher's Inn at the Winston

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.7
Average dorm price: 💶 22.88 €

In this hostel, fun is guaranteed. The place is in the city centre, and you can see numerous amenities in Amsterdam. The Anne Frank House, Dam Square, Red Light District, and all other relevant places are near the hostel. The Flying Pig Downtown hostel will be an ideal place to discover Amsterdam if you are a fan of both sightseeing and partying. The hostel organizes parties where some talented DJs play the music most visitors like. You will enjoy the positive vibes inside the party hostel bar, and this is the place where you can taste some of the best cocktails and drinks. There is a 24-hour reception, meaning you can party as long as you want. You can turn to the hostel staff with inquiries, and the friendly staff will answer all your questions. It is no wonder why the Flying Pig Downtown hostel was rated the best hostel in the entire country of Netherlands in the year 2013. TripAdvisor gave this rating.

💖 Why we like it
This hostel is ideal for spending days and nights having fun and exploring the city of Amsterdam.

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Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.5
Average dorm price: 💶 15.00 €

The ClinkNOORD hostel is located in the vibrant Amsterdam Noord area. The place is only 10 minutes away from the Amsterdam Centraal Station. You will find many fun activities here. The accommodation is ideal for meetings and events. There is The ZincBAR that is part of the hostel, and this is where the main events happen. The local DJs play popular music here, and the travellers will enjoy numerous parties. The performances are unique, and tourists will find the place extremely popular. This party hostel combines the best Dutch style with modern amenities so that you will enjoy everything here. Everything is organized to offer fun and enjoyment, from food and drinks to music and events. The building was built in the 1920s but was reconstructed to host travellers from all over the world. They all find the hostel one of the best places to stay in Amsterdam. The hostel also offers a breakfast buffet, where you can taste local foods, like Farmers Cake or Hagelslag. In this hostel, you get the whole experience of the best Amsterdam vibe.

💖 Why we like it
There are relaxing social areas, a library, a cafe, and a kitchen where you can prepare and enjoy your favourite food.

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Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 9.0
Average dorm price: 💶 21.50 €

Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark is one of the largest hostels in Europe. It is an excellent mixture of green-oriented tourism and a fun-oriented experience. Here, you will enjoy the location of the hostel. It is in the middle of the well-known Vondelpark, Amsterdam's most famous green area. There are also other places that you should visit if you stay in this hostel. The museums, shopping streets, and vibrant nightlife places will make your stay unforgettable. If you want to stay in the hostel and enjoy everything it offers, you can be sure that you will have fun. There is a lobby area and a bar where you can socialize with other people who come here. The TV in the bar always plays some sports and good music, which means you will enjoy your time with others. The breakfast is huge and includes the best slices of cheese and hams. You will also have an opportunity to taste some excellent beer in the bar.

💖 Why we like it
The hostel is an ideal place to discover the city of Amsterdam, and you can buy the tickets directly in the hostel if you want to go to museums, explore canal tours, and see all other interesting places in the city.

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Meininger Hostel Amsterdam

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.6
Average dorm price: 💶 17.00 €

If you want to have a good connection to the airport, the Meininger Hostel Amsterdam is an ideal place to stay. It’s only 10 min by train to the airport, but only 1 train stop to the Central station. This party hostel offers some great amenities, and you will enjoy the bar, the kitchen, and a spacious lobby area where people gather to share their experiences. You can enjoy the time here with other fellow travellers who come to Amsterdam to have fun and see the city area. The train station is very close, and you can get to the city centre in a few minutes. All rooms inside the Meininger Hostel Amsterdam have great decoration and wooden floors. This interior makes your stay even more comfortable. You will enjoy the rooms and have a lot of fun in the lobby area, where some modern artwork is presented on the walls. This hostel represents artistic touch and offers the comfort you need when you want to stay in a contemporary place. You can explore the city from this place while enjoying the excellent hostel comfort.

💖 Why we like it
Here, you will find the ideal group of people to share your observations about one of the most vibrant European cities, Amsterdam.

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Nightlife in Amsterdam


Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most famous destinations for party seekers, mainly thanks to the exciting clubbing scene, the high number of hip bars and the friendly legal status of marijuana. Amsterdam is the electronic dance music (EDM) capital of the world, and it’s home to some of the top EMD DJs, so if you like EDM, you are in the right city! Of course, in Amsterdam’s party scene you can easily find other genres as well, whatever suits your taste. From techno, dubstep and trance, to hip-hop or funk clubs, passing from rock bars and coffee shops with reggae music. The city attracts also tons of tourists as well, and hostels are always filled with people, both travelling solo and in groups, looking to meet other people and discover what the night has to offer in Amsterdam.

We have prepared this epic party guide for you so you get to know all the secrets that Amsterdam’s nightlife has to offer and all the best bars and clubs.


Basic information about nightlife in Amsterdam

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 01:00 am – Weekends at 03:00 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 04:00 am – Weekends at 05:00 am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: from €5 to €20 (without drink)
  • Average price of a pint of beer: €4.50
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein and the areas of the Red Light District and Dam Square
  • Famous events or parties: Koningsdag (King's Day) on the 27 th of April


Best Party Areas in Amsterdam

The big clubs in Amsterdam are on the outskirts of the city, but there are 4 areas near the city centre where you can find anything from coffee shops to pubs and clubs. The Red Light District, Dam Square (just beside), Leidseplein y Rembrandtplein. Another interesting area for a more chill daytime going out, is Jordaan, an alternative area full of cool cafés.

If you are interested in clubbing, as the clubs are far from the city centre and you might need to plan a bit in advance, we recommend you to check Partyflock to find the hottest club and music parties in town. This site offers a comprehensive list of events, with info about the genre of music in the club that night. That way you can make sure your long trip to the club is for a party you will enjoy!


Party in Dam Square

Right at the back of Dam Square, Amsterdam’s Red Light District is famous for the streets filled with windows showcasing prostitutes and strip clubs. But this neighbourhood also has a wide offer of unique and interesting shops, Dutch brown cafes and bars with a quirky atmosphere.

For a more ordinary atmosphere, head to St Christopher's at the Winston hostel’s bar Belushi’s or to the Red Light Bar . The area around Dam Square, even though a bit more touristy, also has quite a few cool bars.


Party in Leidseplein district

Leidseplein is the most popular party area of Amsterdam, and not only for tourists. Both tourists and locals crawl its streets full of pubs, small clubs and big venues. Some of the best clubs in Amsterdam are in this area, and here is where you will find the clubs that stay open until 5 am.

But the neighbourhood also has more options than just crazy parties. It offers a few good international restaurants, some chill bars where you can enjoy a quiet beer, as well as the regular Amsterdam coffee shop where you can find all types of marijuana products.

  • Cafe Amsterdamned is a great option for a pub, with happy hour and special offers on beer.
  • The Bulldog Palace grand café is also a very popular destination for party-goers in the area and it’s busy pretty much every night.
  • Melkweg (Milky Way) is one of the most famous venues in Amsterdam. Located in an old dairy factory, the Melkweg was an essential part of the counterculture movement in Amsterdam in the 1960s
  • Paradiso is another classic in Amsterdam’s nightlife. Housed in a former church building, this club venue offers concerts from internationally famous artists and DJs, as well as organising regular parties every weekend.

Other cool pubs in Leidseplein are Hoopman Irish Bar and Dan Murphy’s Irish pub .


Party in Rembrandtplein district

The Rembrandtplein district is another famous and lively party area right between Dam Square and Leidseplein, only 10 minutes' walking distance from each of them. It was normally an area to hang out in the afternoon before going clubbing in the other areas, but this little square has lately gained its own reputation as a party centre and numerous pubs, coffee shops and clubs are always bustling and busy with people having a good time.

Some time ago, Rembrandtplein was where you could find Amsterdam's gay scene, with many gay clubs around the street Reguliersdwarsstraat. Today has a more varied offering and, although the gay scene is quite alive in Rembrandtplein, you can find many other gay clubs around other parts of the city, like Fuxx on Warmoesstraat.

  • Escape is one of the biggest and most famous clubs in Amsterdam, it features different floors offering different styles: house, electro, techno and pop. Hosting some of the most famous local DJs as well as world-famous DJs including Tiësto, David Guetta, etc.
  • Studio 80 is one of the most famous clubs for underground electronica, house and techno. With a 24h license, they organised several times a year 24 hours parties, where great DJs from all over the world come for uninterrupted 24 hours of partying.

Other cool clubs in Rembrandtplein are Club Air , Feestcafe and St James’s Gate.

Amsterdam Clubs Dress code & age restrictions

Amsterdam is a very relaxed and casual city in general, and this is visible as well in the door policies of the nightlife venues. Most bars, pubs and clubs allow you to enter dressing casually, with jeans and sneakers being accepted as long as you look cool, clean and not too drunk or stoned. Arriving in big groups might give you some trouble in some places, especially if you are mostly guys. Breaking up into various smaller groups could be a good idea. There are a few clubs that enforce strict dress codes though, like Escape. Check the website or ask the staff in your hostel for tips and recommendations depending on the clubs you are going to hit.