What are the Party Hostels in Buenos Aires like?
- Best Hostels in Buenos Aires for partying: Milhouse Hostel Avenue, Milhouse Hostel Hipo, Sabatico Travelers Hostel
- Best hostels in Buenos Aires for solo travellers: Milhouse Hostel Hipo
- Party hostel style: Fun Social Hostels
- Hostel craziness level: fairly crazy
- Parties on-site: Rooftop Parties
- Hostel organised Pub Crawls: Yes
Buenos Aires has become a popular cultural and historical destination in South America, and as a backpacking paradise with a crazy nightlife scene. The party hostels in Buenos Aires have a very social atmosphere, with a great fun vibe. Most hostels regularly organise social events, like tango lessons, cooking classes, themed parties and game nights. If you are travelling solo or with a group of friends, a party hostel in Buenos Aires is the place to go, socialise, meet new people and learn more about the Argentinian nightlife culture.
Best Area To Stay in Buenos Aires for Nightlife
The hip and trendy neighbourhood of Palermo, is the best area to stay if you are looking to make the most of Buenos Aires’ nightlife. This neighbourhood is filled with nightclubs, restaurants, bars and pubs, and it’s one of the most famous areas for middle to upper class locals to go out. The neighbourhood is quite big, and it is divided into smaller areas. We recommend you to look around the areas of Palermo Soho (our party hostel recommendation is there) or Palermo Hollywood, as they are the liveliest and where all the action is concentrated.
📍Best party hostel in Palermo: Selina Palermo Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Party Guide
Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is also the second most populated city in South America, attracting visitors of all ages from all over the world. As with any huge city, it offers almost anything to cater to all tastes. You can find hundreds of pubs with a great variety of beers, nightclubs with local and international DJs, crazy parties, milongas (tango houses) with the most spectacular performances, or jazz bars with exceptional live music and a magnificent atmosphere.
One thing you should take into account is that Argentinians normally go out for dinner pretty late, so the night starts quite late as well and pubs and nightclubs don’t get busy until around 01:00 or 02:00 am. But don’t worry, the night also goes on till very late, with most places staying open and quite full until 07:00 am. So get ready for some long and crazy nights out!
Basic information about nightlife in Buenos Aires:
- Pubs and clubs closing times:
- Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00 am – Weekends at 07:00 am
- Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00 am – Weekends at 07:00 am
- Average cover charge for clubs: from 5€ to 30€ (incl. drink)
- Average price of a pint of beer: 2€
- Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo
- Famous events or parties: The Carnival – every February
Buenos Aires Nightlife Areas
The neighbourhood of Palermo is the epicentre of the nightlife of Buenos Aires, but other neighbourhoods like Recoleta or San Telmo have also quite busy nightlifes and are also worth a visit.
Party spirit of Palermo
Palermo is located in the northeast of Buenos Aires and, although it is mainly known for its parks, shops and cultural offer, it is also the undisputed nightlife epicenter of the Argentinian capital with a lot of pubs, clubs, tango houses and gay bars. The most exclusive and unique bars can also be found in this district.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighbourhood is separated into smaller areas. You want to head to what is called Palermo Viejo, which consists of Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood.
- The nightclubs and pubs to discover in Palermo
- Belushi Rooftop Bar and Lounge: a truly unique bar with a futuristic interior decor and a great drink menu with a rich selection of beers and cocktails. It is the number one place in Palermo for a fun and stylish night out.
- Festival: another cool and unique bar, looking a bit like a garage from the outside and with an industrial-looking interior decorated with recycled iron shutters. They offer happy hours and special offers regularly.
- Sullivan’s: If you want to party and drink like the Irish then Sullivan’s bar is the place to be. It offers everything you need in a classic pub: draft beer, cozy and friendly atmosphere and gorgeous people.
- Ocho7Ocho (878): A bit more upscaled place and with a little bit of a mysterious atmosphere. It is not too fancy to make you feel outclassed, but it has an element of mystery that makes you feel you are special, and so it’s the place. The bar has a good menu with a great selection of drinks and fresh appetizers.
- Congo: If you want to understand why Buenos Aires is called “Paris of the South”, then you should definitely visit Congo bar. It is a fancy place with a Parisian atmosphere that will make you feel fabulous and local at the same time.
Nightlife in Recoleta
The prestigious neighbourhood Recoleta is famous for its fancy and fashionable restaurants, clubs, malls, galleries and boutiques. The atmosphere in the neighbourhood is truly unique, with a European feel, reminding you of Paris or Madrid with its elegant charm and exquisite lifestyle. Many of the city’s most luxurious hotels and residential areas can be found in this neighbourhood. Even though the prices might be much higher in Recoleta, it is worth visiting and tasting its nightlife.
- Best nightclubs and pubs in Recoleta
- Notorious jazz bar: As you can tell by its name, the main focus of this bar is jazz music. They host live jazz performances several times a week. The show starts at 09:30 pm, which makes this bar a perfect spot to stop for a couple of drinks before heading out to a nightclub.
- Floreria Atlantico bar: This unique stylish bar is focused on the travelling experiences of its owners. The atmosphere of this place is very welcoming and international, making this bar a perfect place to socialize and meet new people. They offer a varied menu containing different drinks from different countries, so you get a chance to try both English ale and French cognac at the same time.
- Casa Bar: An American-style sports bar with regular sports game broadcasting, making it popular among young professionals and students. They offer a good food menu with burgers, buffalo wings and other typical sports bars snacks, while their drink menu includes many beers from different countries.
- Gran Bar Danzon: It is a sophisticated wine bar that also serves as a restaurant. It mostly attracts customers with its rich selection of wines (over 300 varieties!). In addition, the atmosphere of the place is also quite unique: candles, comfortable sofas and an elegant bar area. Thus, if you are a wine lover, Gran Bar Danzon is definitely a place to be.
- Million bar: This place is known for its exclusive Parisian feeling and atmosphere. The drink menu mainly includes elaborate cocktails and high-quality wines.
San Telmo and its bohemian party style
San Telmo is the oldest and most bohemian district of Buenos Aires, and it cannot be missed if you are a real party lover. It was established in the 17th century and was a poor area of the city for a long time, until it became one of the centres of Buenos Aires’ party life.
- Top 5 places for a fun night in San Telmo
- Doppelganger: This bar is famous for its cocktails selection – over 100 in total! The interior and atmosphere are also pretty attractive. It reminds you of old-style bars from the 30s of the last century, making it a perfect place for a fun night with friends.
- The Gibraltar: It looks like an old-fashioned typical English pub with small tables and classic stools instead of chairs. Visitors have a chance to try the variety of draft beers and classic English finger food.
- El Hipopotamo: If you want to take in the Argentinian spirit, this bar will be the perfect choice. Due to its traditional interior, menu and atmosphere, it is popular among locals. The main thing in the menu is beer with the great variety of Argentinian and artisan flavors.
- Bar Sur: It is one of the most exclusive tango clubs not only in San Telmo, but in all of Buenos Aires. It is a perfect place both for tango spectators and dancers. It is different to traditional all-inclusive shows because there is an entrance fee and food and drinks are not included.
- Breoghan Brew Bar: Beer lovers love this place for a great selection of craft beer and other non-commercial options, such as stouts and IPAs. It is a good place to spend time with friends and socialize with comfortable sofas, dimmed lighting and pool tables.
Dress code & age restriction for bars and clubs in Buenos Aires
Due to a laid-back atmosphere and multiculturalism in Buenos Aires, there is no strict dress code for nightclubs or bars in the city. However, if you are a tango dancer and you are going to one of milongas (tango house), then it is recommended to put on a tango style dress, suit and a fedora hat. If you don’t have any - no worries: there are plenty of people in simple t-shirts and jeans even at very fancy tango shows.
Regarding age restrictions, the drinking age in Argentina is 18 years old, so if you look young enough, you might be asked to show your ID.