Best Party Hostels in Berlin

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

Berlin is a city famous for amazing architecture and historical heritage, but the city also offers a tremendous party scene for those looking to have a good time between sight-seeing sessions. The city has plenty of great clubs and bars, where you can enjoy live DJ performances and dance the night out. Warschauer Strasse is the most popular party zone, especially among the fans of techno music. Music festivals are happening during the whole year, which makes this city a great destination for concert goers. Travelling solo or in group, the hostels we recommend here are the perfect place for those looking to meet like-minded people, with a fun atmosphere and plenty of organised activities to encourage guest socialising. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in vibrant Berlin.

All you need to know about Party Hostels in Berlin


The best party hostels in Berlin are:

  1. The Circus Hostel Berlin
  2. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
  3. St Christopher's Berlin Mitte
  4. St Christopher’s Berlin Alexanderplatz
  5. Sunflower Hostel Berlin

What are the Party Hostels in Berlin like?

  • Party hostels style: Fun hostels
  • Craziness level: Not too crazy
  • Parties on-site: On-site bars. No on-site parties
  • Pub Crawls: Yes

Berlin nightlife is vibrant, unique and crazy, and for many travellers is one of the main reasons to visit the city. That’s why the party hostels in Berlin are more of a place to socialise and meet other travellers than to go crazy. To facilitate that, they have great common areas and on-site bars for guests to hang out and meet up before hitting the famous nightclubs. Of course, their pub crawls are also great ways to meet other party people.


Best Area to Stay in Berlin for Nightlife

Berlin is a big city, that is why there are a few areas for amazing nightlife experiences. We would highlight two areas: Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. Kreuzberg is considered a city of its own in terms of partying and nightlife. If you are up to clubbing, it has a few good nightclubs and lots of bars. Schlesisches Tor and Kottbusser Tor are the best streets in the area to have fun at night. Friedrichshain is perfect for techno kids. You will find lots of pubs, bars and clubs there. By the way, these areas also have some good LGBT-oriented bars that are fun and quite cool. Check them out!


Best Party Hostels in Berlin


The Circus Hostel Berlin

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 9.2
Average dorm price: 💶 18.35 €

Right in the heart of one of the busiest parts of Mitte (Rosenthaler Platz), the Circus Hostel is one of the most famous hostels in Berlin all and all. With a great social atmosphere, it is for sure a place where you can mingle and meet other people to discover the vibrant Berlin nightlife.

The on-site Café & Microbrewery is frequented by guests but also locals. The café works from 8 am to 7 pm, and then the Microbrewery takes over till 2 am with special offers in selected drinks, delicious home-brewed craft beer and regular events like karaoke, live music and trivia nights. All this, plus the very cool staff, encourages a great social atmosphere.

Apart from the café and the bar, there is plenty of space in their common area where you can chill and play some games.

You can also take any of the organised tours organised by the staff to visit the city, rent a bike or get more info from their helpful staff.

💖 Why we like it
Great location, superb facilities and a really cool bar.

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Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.5
Average dorm price: 💶 16.50 €

Situated on a historical building from 1877, The Grand Hostel Berlin Classic offers a really charming and unique stay in Berlin. The staff, facilities and atmosphere are very social, and it is a perfect hostel for solo travellers looking to meet other people.

Regularly organised tours of the city as well as pub crawls; a beautiful bar (Library Bar) that looks like a library and offers daily happy hour; and a great outside terrace with BBQ facilities (check the photos of the hostel in Hostelworld). All of this makes this hostel a great option to be social and have fun before and after visiting the city or going out.

This party hostel is located near the Jewish Museum, in the trendy neighbourhood of Kreuzberg. The neighbourhood of Kreuzberg, especially on the east side, is also one of the most typical areas to go out in Berlin and is home to some of the best nightclubs.

💖 Why we like it
Very social hostel, with a great bar with a cool atmosphere and a great outdoor where you can meet other people

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St Christopher's Berlin Mitte

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.8
Average dorm price: 💶 18.22 €

Brand new party hostel from the famous European hostel chain St Christopher's. Perfectly located in a hip neighbourhood close to Museums Island and Hackescher Markt, an area full of cool bars, pubs and restaurants.

Apart from the famous Belushi's bar that every hostel in this chain has, this hostel boasts an amazing rooftop terrace bar to enjoy sunny days. Beer pong tournaments, live music, sports events and a great selection of drinks and food are also great options to enjoy your time in the party bar Belushi's.

To top it up, the hostel organises regular club nights, pub crawls and other activities to make sure all the backpackers get to know each other and are ready to go discover Berlin's nightlife.

💖 Why we like it
As a hostel from St Christopher's chain, it's sure you'll have a great time. And in this case, we really like the rooftop terrace for the summer and the great facilities of a newly open hostel.

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St Christopher’s Berlin Alexanderplatz

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.4
Average dorm price: 💶 17.22 €

You can't get a better location to visit Berlin than this party hostel from the famous St Christopher's hostel chain. Right by Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz U-Bahn station and just a few minutes' walk from Alexanderplatz, you will be right at one of Berlin's best transport hubs: metro, tram, bus and train (S-Bahn) lines to everywhere in the city.

But the hostel also offers a great party vibe and, like all the other St Christopher's across Europe, the Belushi's bar on-site is a great meeting place for both backpackers and locals who want to enjoy an international fun atmosphere. Oh! and if you like sports and you want to catch the match of your favourite team, they regularly show big sports tournaments on the many TVs across the bar.

The hostel offers top facilities, with great value dorms, private rooms and even whole apartments. If you are travelling with friends, you might want to check out the apartments. They provide extra privacy, but all the vibe and atmosphere of a party hostel.

💖 Why we like it
As we mentioned for the Mitte location, the St Christopher party hostel chain, in any of its locations across Europe, is guaranteed quality and good times. This one also offers apartments, which is a nice extra

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Sunflower Hostel Berlin

Hostelworld rating: ⭐ 8.6
Average dorm price: 💶 15.40 €

This great party hostel is located close to one of the most vibrant areas of Berlin. Warschauer Strasse. Right by the Friedrichshain's area of Boxhagener and close to the East Side Gallery and Kreuzberg on the other side of the river.

This hostel caters to a rather younger kind of traveller, with colourful and lively decor, providing a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Their on-site bar offers a great selection of drinks, cheap beer and a Fussball (foosball) table. It is a great place to meet other people, hang out and pre-drink before going out clubbing.

The area is close to some famous clubs and party areas, like Casiopea, Matrix, Watergate, etc.

💖 Why we like it
Party location with Boxhagener Platz, Raw and the east Kreuzberg area within walking distance. The young, fun and energetic atmosphere of the hostel.

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Nightlife in Berlin

Techno music was invented in Berlin, and some of the best techno clubs in the world, like Berghain and Watergate, are in Berlin. There is no specific party area in Berlin, and all kinds of electronic and techno clubs are scattered around the city, but public transport works quite well and runs 24 hours on the weekends. During the week, there are special night services by bus covering all major routes. Another curious thing about clubs in Berlin is that some of them stay open through the weekend, offering non-stop parties from Friday night until the early hours of Monday morning.


Basic information about nightlife in Berlin

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00 am – Weekends at 04:00 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday closed – Weekends opened 24 hours
  • Average cover charge for clubs: from €10 to 20€ (not incl. drink)
  • Average price of a pint of beer: €3.10
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Prenzlauer Berg
  • Famous events or parties: 1 st of May (May Fest)


Best Party Areas in Berlin

As we already mentioned, there is no clear party area or neighbourhood in Berlin, especially if you are looking for clubs. However, areas like Simon-Dach-Strasse, Kastanienallee or Kottbusser Tor offer a good selection of bars with unique designs and a really cool vibe.

Simon-Dach-Strasse

The area around Simon-Dach-Strasse, Boxhagener Platz and Warschahuer Strasse is very lively and vibrant. Very close to the East Side Gallery and part of East Germany, it’s a very multicultural area, with a wide culinary offer and different pubs and clubs with different music styles. The area can give the impression of being very trashy or even dangerous but don’t worry, it’s just part of its charm. Clubs like Matrixx and Watergate are fairly close, and the area on the other side of the river is also a good place to explore.

Kastanienallee

The street of Kasteanienalle, in the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, is a little bit less trashy. The avenue, as well as neighbouring streets, is full of restaurants, cafes and bars. As in the rest of Berlin, their decoration is quite unique, and even though they tend to be a bit quieter than in Kreuzberg, some of them can get wild. We recommend having a look at Prater Garten in the summer and Tipsy Bear. Here you can find clubs offering top-chart music or at least a bit more commercial than electronica.

Kottbusser Tor

Considered the heart of Kreuzberg, Kottbusser Tor and its surroundings is a vibrant area full of bars and pubs. Oranienstrasse is constantly packed with people bar hopping or eating some delicious street food. Former anarchist centre of West Berlin, this area is where David Bowie spent most of his time during his time living in Berlin. Places like SO 36 are an institution and have seen some very big names performing on their stage.


Most Famous Clubs in Berlin

We already mentioned that some of the most famous nightclubs in the world are in Berlin, but there are quite a few other clubs worth visiting. Actually, Berghain and Watergate might be overcrowded and difficult to get into. So, in case you want to check out other cool clubs, here is a list of the most famous clubs among Berliners:

  • Berghain
  • Watergate
  • Kater Blau
  • Tresor
  • Salon zur Wilden Renate
  • Sisyphos (only in summer)


How to get into Berlin clubs

While bars and pubs don’t have any dress code and are extremely tolerant in regard to appearances, clubs in Berlin are famous for their strict door policy, which tends to generate huge queues outside their doors and where the doormen can refuse entry without any obvious reasons (and you’d better not try to argue with them). Said so, there are some rules of thumb you can follow in order to maximise your chances of getting into most clubs in Berlin - including the infamous Berghain, considered to be one of the hardest clubs to get into:

  • No posh clothes: If you are not going to an upscale locale in the west, try to not overdress. No high heels, no formal shirts, and no casual shoes. Wear comfy clothes, boots and/or sneakers.
  • Dress for the place: different places have different “preferred” clothes. Your chances to enter in Berghain are higher if you dress in black and somehow kinky; while to enter Kater Blau you are better off with colourful extravagant clothes.
  • Go early: around 02:00 am is when everyone heads to the clubs. Queues can be as long as 2 hours, and if you get refused at the door… it’s very frustrating and can ruin your night. Going around 01:00 will increase your chances of getting in without having to wait too long
  • Don’t be too loud in the queue: at least close to the door. If you are having too much fun or being too noisy, there is a big chance the bouncers will kick you out (no one knows why).
  • Break up groups: if you are a group of 7 people trying to get in, you will probably be refused. Best to break up into smaller groups of 2 or 3 people, preferably mixing guys and girls.
  • Know your gig: a normal night in any club will have at least 4 or 5 DJs playing that night. Normally you will be asked by the bouncers who are you interested in seeing, so it’s good to check online first and get at least a couple of names prepared.

As always, asking the staff at the hostel about the specific club you want to go to is the best way of maximising your chances of getting in. They will probably know the best way to dress, what time to go and what gigs are happening that night.