Best Party Hostels in Stockholm

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

Stockholm is a city famous for beautiful landscapes and iconic architecture, but the city also offers a vibrant party scene for those looking to have a good time between sight-seeing sessions. The city has a rich entertaining scene to offer, with great concerts, events, clubs, bars, and restaurants. During the summer, most of the parties are happening in open-air clubs and areas, where people can dance until the early morning hours. Stockholm is a great destination for both solo travellers and groups of friends. If you are looking for a place to stay and meet other travellers, check out the following hostels. Book now and prepare to unleash the adventure in Stockholm.

Our Choice of Best Party Hostels in Stockholm

City Backpackers Hostel

City Backpackers Hostel , voted the best hostel in Sweden every year since 2010 by Hostelworld users, is a vibrant and social hub in the heart of Stockholm. This hostel goes above and beyond to ensure an exceptional party experience for its guests. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, making it the ideal choice for young travellers seeking to meet new people. City Backpackers offers an array of exciting amenities, including free pasta to cook your own meal, free evening sauna sessions for the ultimate Scandinavian experience, and even free ice skates and saucer sleighs during the winter months.

Beyond the party aspect, this hostel provides a comfortable and convenient stay. The location is unbeatable, just a short walk from the central railway station and bus terminal, and within easy reach of Stockholm's main attractions. The hostel features multiple common areas where travellers can mingle, including a well-equipped guest kitchen, a courtyard, a breakfast cafe, and the lively restaurant and bar 'Nomad.'

City Backpackers Hostel is not just a place to sleep; it's a social hub that guarantees encounters with fellow travellers from around the world. With fantastic amenities, a prime location, and a welcoming atmosphere, this hostel truly deserves its reputation as the go-to party hostel in Stockholm.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests rave about City Backpackers Hostel for its outstanding party atmosphere, which creates an unforgettable experience for solo travellers and social butterflies alike. With a lively and social vibe, guests appreciate the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow travellers in the hostel's common areas. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen becomes a hub of interaction, where conversations flow freely while cooking and sharing meals. The availability of free pasta is a standout feature, allowing guests to prepare their own meals and fostering a sense of community within the hostel. The convenient facilities, including lockers, sauna, and a central location near the train station, further contribute to the hostel's appeal.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Free pasta and evening sauna sessions
  • Exciting extras like free ice skates and saucer sleighs in winter
  • Prime city centre location near major attractions
  • Multiple common areas for socialising, including a guest kitchen, courtyard, and 'Nomad' restaurant and bar

Generator Stockholm

Generator Stockholm , a design hotel-hostel in the heart of the city, offers a fantastic party experience for travellers seeking a vibrant and affordable stay. It caters to everyone's preferences. The hostel features a lively atmosphere, with its local-favourite Bar Hilma serving as a hub for socialising and enjoying drinks with fellow guests.

Generator Stockholm's prime location, just a 5-minute walk from the central station, allows easy access to Stockholm's renowned attractions, such as the Vasa Museum and the Royal Palace. The neighbourhood of Torsgatan, known for its architecture, contemporary art, and alternative fashion, adds a unique Nordic touch to the Generator experience. Guests can also indulge in local delicacies, explore vintage stores, or enjoy a leisurely boat sightseeing tour.

With free Wi-Fi, a convenient laundry facility, and a travel shop offering city tour tickets and exclusive Generator products, this hostel ensures guests have everything they need for a memorable stay. Generator Stockholm combines affordability, stylish design, and a lively party atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for travellers looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of Stockholm.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests appreciate Generator Stockholm for its vibrant party atmosphere and convenient location. The hostel offers a variety of evening activities, creating a lively ambiance that allows guests to easily meet and socialise with fellow travellers. The bar downstairs adds to the party vibe, providing a fun space for guests to enjoy drinks and engage in activities like karaoke. The hostel's central location near the train station and restaurants is highly praised, making it easy for guests to explore the city's nightlife. While some guests mention minor inconveniences like the absence of a kitchen for cooking and the need to make their own beds, the overall cleanliness of the rooms and bathrooms receives positive feedback. The staff is consistently commended for their excellent service and helpfulness.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Lively atmosphere with Bar Hilma as a social hub
  • Friendly and multilingual staff offering insider tips
  • Prime location near central station and top attractions
  • Unique Nordic touch in the trendy Torsgatan neighbourhood

Castanea Old Town Hostel

Nestled in the heart of Stockholm's historic Old Town, Castanea Old Town Hostel combines a vibrant party atmosphere with a central location, making it a top choice for party-loving travellers. Despite its peaceful setting, this hostel knows how to bring the party to life. The fantastic guest kitchen becomes a hub of culinary creativity and socialising, where guests can whip up delicious meals and share stories over a few drinks.

In the common room, travellers from around the world come together, sharing tips, and stories about the best party spots in Stockholm.

With its unbeatable location just steps away from the Royal Palace, trendy bars, and bustling restaurants, Castanea Old Town Hostel puts the city's vibrant party scene at your doorstep. Whether you're a solo traveller, a group of friends, or a couple seeking an exciting getaway, this hostel promises a memorable and lively experience.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests love Castanea Old Town Hostel for its welcoming atmosphere and convenient location in the heart of Gamla Stan. The hostel's friendly staff and fellow guests create a warm and sociable environment that fosters connections and memorable experiences. The spacious common room with games and a well-equipped kitchen is a hit among visitors, providing ample opportunities for socialising and bonding over shared meals. While some guests mention minor improvements in the bathroom facilities, overall cleanliness and excellent shower amenities receive high praise.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Vibrant party atmosphere in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town
  • Lively common room for mingling with fellow travellers
  • Central location near the Royal Palace and popular nightlife spots

IYHF Youth Hostel Zinkensdamm

IYHF Youth Hostel Zinkensdamm is a fantastic party hostel located in the vibrant Södermalm neighbourhood of Stockholm. With its central location, guests have easy access to a wide range of cultural and entertainment options, including cinemas, theatres, shops, restaurants, and bars. The hostel itself offers a lively atmosphere, enhanced by its on-site bar where guests can gather, socialise, and enjoy drinks together. It serves as a vibrant hub for meeting fellow travellers and locals alike, fostering a fun and energetic party vibe.

IYHF Youth Hostel Zinkensdamm is the perfect choice for those seeking a balance between lively party experiences and a tranquil environment. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the cultural scene or mingle with other guests at the on-site bar, this hostel offers an exciting and memorable party experience in Stockholm.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests love IYHF Youth Hostel Zinkensdamm for its party-friendly atmosphere and exceptional qualities. The hostel's location near Tantolunden and the vibrant neighbourhoods of Hornstull and Liljeholmen provides a great setting for partying and exploring Stockholm's entertainment scene. Guests appreciate the convenience of the on-site bar and its lively ambiance, making it a popular spot for socialising and enjoying drinks. The hostel's cleanliness and helpful staff receive rave reviews, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for partyg oers. Additionally, the hostel's amenities, such as the well-equipped guest kitchen and common areas, contribute to the overall positive experience.

Party hostel highlights:

  • On-site bar for socialising and enjoying drinks
  • Located in the vibrant Södermalm neighbourhood with abundant entertainment options
  • Lively atmosphere and opportunities to meet fellow travellers

The Red Boat Mälaren

The Red Boat Mälaren is the ultimate party hostel experience in Stockholm. Situated on two charming boats along the riverside, this hostel offers an unbeatable location within walking distance of all the city's attractions. As you stay aboard the boats, you'll witness the meeting point of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, creating a picturesque backdrop for your party adventures.

One of the highlights of this hostel is its proximity to various pubs and clubs in the vibrant Södermalm area. You can easily hop from one lively venue to another without wasting time or money on transportation. However, if you prefer a more laid-back evening, the hostel's own small bar at the reception serves refreshing beers and wines to enjoy in the company of fellow travellers.

Don't miss the breakfast buffet, available every morning, offering a delicious start to your day of partying or exploration. The hostel also offers free internet access and a luggage room for your convenience.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests rave about The Red Boat Mälaren for its unique and charming atmosphere, making it an unforgettable party hostel experience. They appreciate the old restored wooden boats and period interiors, creating a special ambiance that sets it apart from traditional accommodations. The friendly staff receives high praise for their warm hospitality, making guests feel welcome and ensuring an enjoyable stay. The location near Gamla Stan, Stockholm's historical Old Town, adds to the appeal, allowing guests to explore the city's vibrant nightlife and party scene with ease.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Ideal location near pubs and clubs in Södermalm
  • Vibrant bar at the reception, serving beer and wine
  • Convenient breakfast buffet to kickstart your day

What are the Party Hostels in Stockholm like?

  • Best Party Hostels in Stockholm: City Backpackers Hostel; Generator Stockholm
  • Party hostels style: fun and social hostels
  • Craziness level: not too crazy
  • Parties on-site: On-site bar
  • Pub Crawls: yes

Nightlife in Stockholm

Stockholm is an amazing city, with a great balance between the modern world of the city and beautiful nature, including all the beautiful canals that run across the city. The city is quickly becoming one of the top European destinations, especially among solo travellers. Stockholm’s nightlife is vibrant and full of choices, from its numerous causal bars and pubs, to more exclusive clubs with different floors open during the whole year. There is even a nightclub on a boat! (keep reading, we promise we’ll tell you where it is). In terms of the best day to go out in Stockholm, unlike other European cities, Thursday is the most popular day for partying and drinking.

Nightlife in Stockholm is buzzing all year long, although the summer might be the best time to explore the city and enjoy the party scene. During summer many clubs open their terraces or have an alternative outdoor location. During summer the party starts early and you can find people dancing and open-airs and clubs busy in the afternoon.

Basic information about nightlife in Stockholm:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00am – Weekends at 03:00am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 05:00am – Weekends at 05:00am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: from 15€ to 20€ (incl. drink)
  • Average price of pint of beer: 6.50€
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Gamla Stan, Östermalm, and Södermalm.
  • Famous events or parties: Summer at Konserthuset – 25 th of July - 18 th August.

Party areas in Stockholm

Stockholm has two main areas to go out: Södermalm and Östermalm. The vibe on the first one is more relaxed and casual, while in Östermalm the clubs are more exclusive and the door policy is quite strict. So bring your best clothes if you are planning to go to Östermalm.

Apart from the type of atmosphere you are looking for, check the club’s websites or social media for info about the specific events that night, as it would be a good way of choosing where to go. And of course, the knowledgeable staff in your party hostel would probably give you good tips on what’s hot that night.

Party in Södermalm

📍 Best party hostel in Södermalm: - Red Boat Mälaren

Södermalm is a very popular party zone in Stockholm. Bohemian, casual and alternative, the bars and clubs located in this district have a more easy-going atmosphere. The prices of drinks are also way cheaper comparing to the Östermalm district.

Here are our recommendations for best bars in Södermalm:

  • BIG BEN - Söders bästa musikbar is a great place to enjoy craft beers and stand up shows
  • River Bar is where you should go if you are a cocktail lover.
  • The Bishop's Arms is also popular among locals and tourists, thanks to the wide selection of whiskeys and beers.
  • Patricia Boat Nightclub is a famous and unique club located in an old ship right on the water by Söder Mälarstrand. The old ship features five different indoor bars and two outdoor areas that open during summer. Also with a restaurant and a nightclub, the music is a varied mix of pop hits, disco and all time rock classics. On Sundays, they have a party that has been very popular in the Stockholm’s gay scene for many years.

Party in Östermalm

📍 Best party hostel in Östermalm: - City Backpackers Stockholm

Östermalm is the most famous party area in Stockholm, but also the most exclusive and expensive. This part of the city is filled with very exclusive clubs, bars and restaurants very popular among celebrities and the royal family.

As a chic and sophisticated area, the door policy is very strict and you can also expect to have to queue to enter in the clubs

  • Riche is a beautiful place and one of the oldest restaurants in the city. At night, it turns into a sophisticated bar that gets really busy
  • Bar 101 and Terrace Bar is the place for you if you are more of a happy-hour person. Located in the Scandic Hotel Anglais, they are in a beautiful area, right next to the Humlegarden park, and the views from the Terrace Bar are amazing
  • Sturecompagniet is Stockholm's largest and oldest club. Boasting 5 floors and regularly hosting Sweden’s best House DJ’s, it’s definitely a place not to miss

Party in Gamla Stan

📍 Best party hostel in Gamla Stan: - Castanea Old Town Hostel

Gamla Stan is the very heart of the beautiful Old Town in Stockholm. In this area you can find smaller and more intimate bars and pubs, with more traditional decoration and offering traditional drinks and food.

Your Pub Crawl will probably start in some of the recent bars opened catering to a younger crowd, moving then to either Östermalm or Södermalm to end the night in a club.

Most of the places around Gamla Stan have regular events like live music nights and happy hours, so check with the reception of your hostel to see what’s on that night.

  • Tweed is a nice bar with the spirit of the old times, a wide choice of tasty beers and a good selection of local and imported wines
  • Pharmarium is another originally decorated bar, located at a former apothecary. The place got a high reputation thanks to their amazing cocktails and the unique way they have to serve them

Dress codes & age restrictions

The minimum age in most of the bars and clubs in Stockholm is 18 years. However, the age limit varies from place to place, depending on the type of the club. Some clubs in the Södermalm are more rigid, with the age limit above 23 years.

Swedish people are normally very elegant, and they like to dress with style. Even the most casual Swedish would look quite chic. So it is not surprising that nightlife in Stockholm, even in casual and informal bars, requires a bit more stylish clothes. To be on a safe side, try to wear some black clothes, shoes or black sneakers and not too extravagant clothes. Check with the reception of your party hostel what’s the dress code of the bar you are planning to go, and ask them their opinion on whether you are dressed properly.