Best Party Hostels in Washington DC

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

Washington DC is famous for being a home of the USA president and iconic White House, but the city also offers a thriving party scene for those looking to have fun between sight-seeing sessions. Americans do know how to have fun no matter what time it is, and this city offers plenty of day and night parties, cool bars, rooftops, restaurants, and nightclubs. The most popular party area is definitely U Street, where all the main party places are located. Travelling solo or in a 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 Washington DC.


What are the Party Hostels in Washington DC like?

Party hostels in Washington DC are perfectly located in vibrant areas, surrounded by plenty of great bars, pubs, and clubs. Even though no wild on-site parties are going on, pub crawls are a great way to explore the city’s buzzing nightlife.

Best Area to Stay in Washington DC for Nightlife

DuPont Circle is the area you will not get bored in! You will find a lot of options to spend your night. This is a very trendy neighborhood. It has lots of galleries, museums, exclusive shops, comedy clubs, bars, restaurants and clubs. It is very LGBT friendly. Some people say that this neighborhood is the heart of the city’s nightlife scene. Young travelers love this area.

Nightlife in Washington DC

If you are looking to discover the party vibes of the most important city in the US, there are lots of fun bars and clubs waiting for you 7 days a week. There is always something going on, but the most exciting are Fridays and Saturdays. Americans like to enjoy their weekends, and the city turns into a wild party when the sun goes down.

Basic information about nightlife in Washington DC:

Best Party Areas in Washington DC

Washington DC has many vibrant neighbourhoods, with lots of great places where you can enjoy local tastes and dance to your favourite music. They are perfectly connected with public transport, in case you want to party in more than one area.

Party in 14thStreet

14th Street is always a good option, no matter the occasion and day of the week. The area is famous for fantastic bars, restaurants, and pubs where you can enjoy drinks but also great local and international food. Wine and cocktail bars are best in the city, with amazing views and beautiful interior.

ChurchKey has an amazing beer selection and super tasty food. If you are more of a cocktail and wine fan, the menu is nothing less exciting. For best margaritas in the city, check out the famous El Centro bar.

Party in Dupont Circle

Compared to the 14th Street area, Dupont Circle has more trendy and cosmopolitan places. The area is also very famous for awesome LGBT bars and clubs, great Irish pubs and elegant lounges.

The Front Page bar is one of the favourite in the neighbourhood. The place is famous for being the best bar for pub crawls, thanks to the regular happy hours and daily deals on drinks. If you are a first-timer in Washington DC, you can’t miss famous Bier Baron Tavern. This club/bar is hosting the craziest shows, burlesque-style, and comedic entertainment on weekends.

Party in U Street

U Street is more of an underground area, highly popular among young people and students. Fridays and Saturdays are the time when you want to be here, like street performances, happy hours and parties are all around the place.

The Gibson is an awesome bar with Prohibition-era cocktails and charming indoor and outdoor seating areas. They also have a wide selection of local craft and international beers.

Dress codes & age restrictions

No sneakers, sportswear, and flip flops. Business attire is welcomed everywhere, but most places will be okay with a smart casual look as well.

For clubbing, some places have the minimum age restriction of 18, while the others allow the entrance only if you are 21 or above.