What are the Party Hostels in Madrid like?
- Best Party Hostels in Madrid: Cats Party Hostel Madrid – Sol and Lavapies; Sungate One Hostel Madrid
- Party hostel style: fun party hostels
- Craziness level: not too crazy
- Parties on-site: Bar onsite and parties onsite
- Pub Crawls: Yes
The party hostels in Madrid are great places to meet other people, have fun and find friends to go out and party the hell out of Madrid. The party doesn’t get too crazy inside the hostel, but drinking games and pre-drinking before going out is common practice. This is mainly because people prefer to enjoy Madrid’s nightlife, that has lots to offer. Choosing any of the hostels we recommend you here guarantees the best place to stay in Madrid for nightlife.
Best Area to Stay in Madrid for Nightlife
Barrio de las Letras, commonly known as Huertas. is considered to be the center of nightlife. It is a nice mix of history and partying. This area is famous for the fact that you can experience its nightlife on any day of the week, and not just on weekends. Your visit will be unforgettable with lots of bars, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants. Most tourists prefer staying in this area to have great night outs.
- 📍Best Party Hostel in Huertas: - Cats Hostel Madrid Sol
Nightlife in Madrid
Madrid’s nightlife offers a wide range of options. Spain and Spaniards are famous for their social life and their party, and you can really see this in the country’s capital. From enjoying a few tapas and “cañas” in one of the terraces of the city, having a cocktail in one of the trendiest pubs or a few cheap beers in a dive bar, to dance your night off in one of the world famous nightclubs of the city. As in the rest of Spain, the party starts late, and it finishes in the early hours of the morning. If a venue closes at 3 in the morning, the point where there will be more people inside will be around 1:30 in the morning. In Madrid, the beginning of the night is postponed considerably more than usual. People usually go to have tapas or a relaxed drink at around 22:00, and start making their way to the pubs or clubs at around 00:30.
Basic information about nightlife in Madrid:
- Pubs and clubs closing times:
- Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00am – Weekends at 04:00am
- Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 04:00am – Weekends at 08:00am
- Average cover charge for clubs: from 10€ to 25€ (incl. drink)
- Average price of pint of beer: 2.50€
- Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Malasaña; Lavapiés; La Latina; Chueca; Moncloa-Argüelles
- Famous events or parties: Fiestas de San Isidro – 15 th of May
Best Party Areas in Madrid
There are quite a few party areas in Madrid, although some of them are fairly close and the public transport works fairly well. Even during the week, most metro lines routes are covered by regular night buses services. The areas of Malasaña, Lavapiés, La Latina, Chueca or Moncloa-Argüelles are classic hotspots on Madrid’s party.
Party in Malasaña
Located right in the heart of the city, Malasaña is always bustling with life. It can be the perfect area to start the night, as well as to serve as last dancefloor for those who want to dance till sunrise. Filled with bars, pubs and clubs of all kinds, having a stroll and getting lost around Malasaña is a must. The price to enter most places is free, although consumer prices are usually a bit higher than in other places.
A classic pub, both in Malasaña as well as in the whole Madrid, is La Vía Láctea . Venue with two floors, cool music and a great atmosphere. The clubs El Penta o El TupperWare form a triangle with La Vía Láctea which is an institution on the nightlife of the capital.
Party in Argüelles-Moncloa
The neighbouring areas of Argüelles and Moncloa are Madrid’s university areas, as most university residences are located here. Therefore, it’s easy to find a wide nightlight offer targeted to the young crowd. The atmosphere in bars, pubs and clubs is very informal, with cheap drinks and all kind of music from EDM, rock, pop or latin music and reggaeton.
Near the metro station of Moncloa, you can find the Star Coyote (formerly Star Studio) , a very popular international bar, with popular music, cheap bear and a good mix of both tourists and locals.
At the Sala Pirandelo you can find more electronic beats, with regular DJs and techno parties. For a bit classier atmosphere, head to Sala Mitty , with regular theme parties and music so diverse as techno or reggaeton. LaSal is also quite famous for the top-charts music.
Party in Chueca
Chueca is one of the most famous LGTB-friendly neighbourhoods in the world. Formerly a rough area, it became a diverse and inclusive neighbourhood where everyone is welcome to have a great time. Filled with stylish shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, and offering different kind of clubs, the streets are always bustling with people.
Some of the bars and clubs have been open for ages, and are truly a classic in Madrid’s nightlife. Museo Chicote , for example, has been named best bar in Europe many times, and have been visited by big names of Hollywood’s golden age, or even Ernest Hemingway; and now features famous DJs. Black & White , with more than 30 years of history, and Libertad 8 are other timeless venues.
Party in La Latina
La Latina is a very genuine area of Madrid, and its terraces and tapas bars are busiest in the afternoon and early hours of the evening. It is one of the best parts of the city to start your night out. However, there is also quite a few options if you want to make your whole night in this district, and you can find from late night bars to clubs or flamenco venues (“tablao flamenco”).
The area is also quite lively from Monday to Thursday, and emblematic venues like Berlin Cabaret , with its provocative shows, are better during the week than on the weekend.
Other venues worth visiting in the area are the Shoko Madrid, with two floors playing top-charts music and a fun atmosphere; or Contraclub , offering more varied music styles as different as jazz, flamenco or hip-hop.
If you want to get a taste of flamenco, you should then head to El Corral de la Morería . Considered as one of the world’s best flamenco venues, it has been hosting famous flamenco dancers and musicians since 1956.
Party in Lavapiés
Last but not least, the neighbourhood of Lavapiés is a great area if you like the mix of cultures and the alternative scene. The multiracial atmosphere takes from the wide variety of cultures living in the area: African, Arabic, Latino and Flamenco fill the nightlife, sometimes mixing with each other and creating a unique vibe.
Bars and restaurants offer flavours and music from all around the world filled with a great atmosphere of inclusiveness and tolerance.
The best way to discover the area is to just stroll around the streets like Calle Lavapiés , Calle Miguel Servet or Calle Ave María and get into the bars that most appeal your taste.
For the club offering, we recommend Club 33 , which is a legendary club formerly known as Madea. With a fashionable style and electro-indie sounds, it is still one of the trendiest places of the area.
Dress codes & age restrictions in Madrid
The normal age restriction for clubs in Madrid is 18 years old, although some high-class pubs and clubs might require 21 years old for entry.
Dress code for party in Madrid really depends on the atmosphere and place you are going to go. Most people in Madrid tend to be stylish but comfortable during the day, but on the weekends, the nightlife is filled with people in smart and stylish clothes.
In Malasaña, Chueca or Sol, you will be allowed in most places wearing casual clothes like sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt. In areas like Castellana or Salamanca, you’d rarely be allowed entry without a button-down shirt, sober shoes and a classical look.
Shorts and flip flops are OK if you are only planning to go to bars. Most pubs and almost every club will refuse entry to people wearing shorts or flip flops. Check with the staff of the hostel and ask about the dress code of the particular places or areas you are planning to visit.
And lastly, one the most important things for a group of tourists to get in a club in Madrid is not to be too drunk!
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