Best Party Hostels in Zagreb

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

Croatia's capital city Zagreb is a favourite destination for party animals from all over Europe. Best known for its shopping centres, boutiques, domestic and international cuisines like turkey, trukli (cottage cheese strudel), drinks like medica and rakia, etc. Zagreb also has a vigorous party scene and nightlife. Zagreb is full of music bars, nightclubs and discotheques. The beer culture is amazing too. There are all year round international musical events like the IMusic festival and the Zagreb Jazz Festival. The city's sports and recreational activities include swimming, sunbathing, water-skiing, angling, various water-sports, volleyball, football, basketball, handball, table tennis and mini-golf. It is the perfect destination for both solo and group travellers who look for a good time between sightseeing sessions and meet new people. The hostels we recommend here are have vibrant, social atmosphere and plenty of organised activities to encourage guest socialising. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in Zagreb.

Our Choice of Best Party Hostels in Zagreb

Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar

Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar is the ultimate party hostel in Zagreb. If you're looking for an unforgettable experience filled with non-stop fun, this is the place for you. As soon as you step through the doors, you'll be immersed in a lively atmosphere that guarantees a good time. The hostel is owned and operated by backpackers themselves, ensuring they understand exactly what you're looking for.

The party aspect of Whole Wide World Hostel is second to none. They organise nightly activities, including pub crawls that offer UNLIMITED beer and a selection of three mixers. You can also participate in beer pong tournaments, karaoke nights, and even enjoy a delicious hot breakfast every morning. The hostel's bar is the perfect spot to let loose and socialise with fellow travellers. With its convenient location near the city's main attractions and helpful staff that know the ins and outs of Zagreb, you'll have no shortage of things to see and do.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests absolutely rave about the party atmosphere at Whole Wide World Hostel & Bar. They love the opportunity to meet cool and like-minded people in the vibrant common room, making it a perfect spot for socialising and creating memorable experiences. They appreciate the friendly and helpful staff who go above and beyond to provide insider tips and recommendations, making guests feel well cared for. The presence of a happy hour adds to the party vibe and enhances the overall experience. Additionally, the hostel's central location, convenient tram access, and secure lockers in the dorms contribute to the appeal of this top-notch party hostel in Zagreb.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Lively atmosphere with nightly activities
  • Pub crawls with UNLIMITED beer and mixers
  • Beer pong tournaments and karaoke nights
  • Delicious free hot breakfast
  • Convenient location near main attractions

Chillout Hostel Zagreb

Chillout Hostel Zagreb is an outstanding party hostel that promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Zagreb. Renowned as one of the most famous hostels in Europe, it attracts visitors who return time and time again. The unbeatable location puts you right in the centre of all the action, surrounded by landmarks, notorious nightlife, and historic buildings.

What sets Chillout Hostel Zagreb apart is its vibrant party scene. The OUT Rooftop Cocktail Bar offers a stunning 360-degree view of Zagreb, Instagram-worthy cocktails, and a live DJ 4 nights a week. Guests can unwind, enjoy a daily two-for-one happy hour, and relish in the relaxing ambiance. For those seeking more excitement, the OUT Bunker Nightclub awaits beneath the hostel. This popular club hosts themed nights and brings people from all over the world together to dance, drink, and party to the beats of live DJs. As a hotel guest, you'll enjoy free access to the club, ensuring a fantastic night of music and meeting new people.

To top it off, Chillout Hostel Zagreb presents the OUT Garden Restaurant. This two-story indoor-outdoor venue offers traditional Croatian cuisine prepared by local Zagreb residents. With a Croatian-style breakfast buffet, a lunch menu, and a well-stocked bar, you'll be spoiled for choice. The garden also hosts weekly entertainment, including trivia nights, live music, and stand-up comedy, creating a lively and enjoyable atmosphere.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests rave about its vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff, and the abundance of party options right on-site. With multiple bars, including a rooftop cocktail bar and the popular OUT Bunker Nightclub, guests can enjoy a lively party scene without even leaving the hostel. The central location allows easy access to transportation and attractions, and the hostel's activities and WhatsApp group make it effortless to meet new people. Despite minor issues like occasional noise and interconnected beds in some dorm rooms, Chillout Hostel Zagreb is highly recommended for its great vibe, central location, and exciting atmosphere for party-loving travellers.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Unbeatable central location
  • Bars with daily themes and live DJs
  • Rooftop Cocktail Bar with a 360 view of Zagreb
  • OUT Bunker Nightclub for incredible late-night parties
  • Tours and pub crawls

Funk Lounge

Funk Lounge hostel in Zagreb is the perfect choice for travellers seeking a happy and vibrant party atmosphere. With its relaxed and friendly vibes, this hostel creates a chilled atmosphere that invites guests to unwind and have a great time. The centrally located Funk Lounge allows easy access to Zagreb's "Old Town", beautiful parks, the city zoo, and the famous "Dinamo" football stadium.

What sets Funk Lounge apart as a fantastic party hostel is the Funk Lounge CBD shop & bar, where guests can enjoy a relaxed ambiance, friendly staff, good music, and a selection of delicious cannabis drinks. From Croatian-made cannabis "rakija" shots to cannabis beer and CBD-infused treats, the bar provides a unique experience for guests. Funk Lounge ensures a memorable party experience with its vibrant atmosphere and the enticing offerings of its CBD shop & bar.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests love Funk Lounge party hostel for its fantastic comfort, excellent services, and beautiful communal spaces that create a lively and enjoyable atmosphere. One of the standout features is the incredible staff who go above and beyond to ensure a safe and pleasant stay. They are quick to address any concerns, such as dealing with unwelcome guests, and guests appreciate their kindness and efficiency. The hostel's cleanliness and value for money also receive high praise. Although located a bit away from the city centre, the hostel offers convenient tram connectivity, making it easily accessible. The kitchen and common areas are well-equipped and provide a great space for socialising.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Vibrant party vibes
  • Centrally located near attractions and transportation
  • Funk Lounge CBD shop & bar offering cannabis drinks and souvenirs
  • Fully equipped kitchen for guest use

Swanky Mint

Swanky Mint is not just a hostel; it's a pulsating hub of energy where the spirit of travel collides with the vibrant nightlife of Zagreb. From the moment you step in, you're greeted by a dynamic team of fellow travellers, setting the stage for unforgettable experiences. The hostel's quirky decor and eco-friendly setup create an inviting atmosphere, drawing in adventurers from around the globe.

What sets Swanky Mint apart is its seamless blend of history and modernity. Housed within a renovated 19th-century factory, it exudes charm while offering contemporary comforts. The seasonal pool and sunny terraces provide the perfect backdrop for daytime relaxation, while the adjoining bar and Swanky Monkey Garden transform into lively venues after dark. Here, you'll find yourself immersed in the throes of Zagreb's nightlife, mingling with locals and fellow travellers over handcrafted cocktails and beats spun by popular DJs.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests love the party atmosphere at Swanky Mint Hostel in Zagreb for its vibrant energy and accommodating staff. Despite occasional facilities closures like the pool, visitors appreciate the cleanliness, privacy curtains, and friendly team. Its central location makes exploring easy, and the bar and outdoor spaces create a lively social atmosphere, perfect for meeting fellow travellers. With comfortable rooms and a welcoming ambiance, Swanky Mint ensures a memorable stay in the heart of the city.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Vibrant hostel with a lively atmosphere
  • Adjoining bar and cocktail garden hosting popular DJs
  • Sunny terraces and seasonal pool for daytime lounging

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Best Area To Stay in Zagreb for Nightlife?

If you want to make the most of Zagreb's nightlife, your best bet is to stay in the Upper Town, also known as Gornji Grad. This is the area where you can find the street with the highest concentration of cafes and bars in the whole city: Tkalciceva street. This is where a night out in Zagreb usually starts.

What are the Party Hostels in Zagreb Like?

Not as crazy as other hostels in the Croatian coast, the party hostels in Zagreb are really fun and social. They have regular on-site parties with DJs and even live music sometimes, and their on-site bars are always buzzing. Social events like Karaoke nights, pub crawls and drinking games are also regularly organised.

How Much do Party Hostels in Zagreb Cost?

Dorm prices range from 8€ to 17€ per night, depending on the time of the year. Privates are around 30€ to 40€.

Zagreb Party Guide

Croatia has recently become a popular summer party destination, especially along the coast. However, many travellers have to pass by Zagreb, and they spend 2 or 3 days in the capital before continuing to the coast! As it is typical for capital cities, the nightlife offer here is more varied than on the beach towns. From little dive bars full of locals drinking cheap beer and Rakjia to huge nightclubs serving elaborated cocktails and hosting internationally known DJs and artists.

Even though Zagreb's Nightlife season is from September to June , you can also find pubs and clubs with a lively atmosphere during the summer months. Plus, if you are visiting during the summer, you can enjoy the beach party vibe of Lake Jarun . This lake is south of the city and reachable by tram, and its beaches are sprinkled with cool beach bars and clubs playing international hits. Some of the biggest nightclubs in Zagreb are also around Lake Jarun.

Zagreb Nightlife Areas

Even though you can find cool bars all around Zagreb, the main areas where all nightlife concentrate are the Upper Town (Gornji Grad) , the Lower Town , and Lake Jarun .

Upper Town is basically Zagreb's Old Town . It is the most touristic part of the city, but it is also where most locals go. As can expect from any Old Town, there is a large variety of nightlife venues. From old-fashioned bars mainly filled with locals or music venues with live music to pubs and nightclubs with several dance floors.

The busiest part in the area in the Upper Town is Tkalciceva , a pedestrian street filled with bars and clubs where most locals start their nights.

Another thing to note is the recent development of a craft beer culture in the city, with a great offer of both local and imported craft beers served in different bars. If you are into craft beer, you should definitely head to Opatovina . On this almost pedestrian street, you can find a wide selection of bars that serve many different craft beer brands.

Lower Town is part of the new town , and you should expect more sophisticated and elegant bars, lounges, and clubs. Between Trg Petra Preradovića (also known as Cvjetni Trg) and Bogovićeva , you'll find quite a few bars and cafes with great outdoor areas and terraces. When the weather is good, the area resembles a big outdoor party with everyone having drinks outside until just a bit past midnight, when they move the party somewhere else.

If you are looking to party in massive nightclubs, you'll have to go to Jarun Lake . Here you will find huge nightclubs, most of them with terraces overlooking the lake, as well as beach bars and beach clubs that get really busy during spring and summer months.

Best Bars and Pubs in Zagreb

  • Rock Beer Club Alcatraz: right at Tkalciceva street, here you can enjoy both a wild night with dancing and drinking or have a social night with a couple of beers and perhaps new friends.
  • SPUNK: located right under the National University Library, this picturesque bar is filled with students enjoying live music and cheap alcohol. The decoration is quite unique, and the club has the walls covered with movie posters and vintage-like paintings. Later at night, it turns into a nightclub.
  • Swanky Monkey Garden: cool backpacker bar frequented by locals, travellers and expats in Zagreb. Right in the heart of Zagreb and with a relaxed atmosphere, a great selection of cocktails and cheap drinks, it’s an excellent spot for the beginning of the night.
  • Craft Room: from all the breweries and bars along Opatovina street, Craft Room is our pick as the best craft beer pub in Zagreb. Offering a wide selection of beers, with more of 12 beers on tap and more than 150 bottled options. Music and atmosphere is funk, blues and rock.
  • Tolkien’s House: quite old pub and one of the classics in Zagreb's night, it offers a wide selection of food and imported drinks and craft beers. With a very creative interior inspired in Tolkien's famous books about Middle Earth.
  • Oliver Twist: A lively pub with a wide selection of beers and a massive terrace outside. During summertime, you can enjoy the warm sunshine with a couple of beers and good music.

Best Nightclubs in Zagreb

  • Museum Katrán: South-east from the train station (near the FlixBus bus stop), this nightclub has recently become quite popular within the Erasmus crowd in Zagreb. Offering different styles of music every night, it's important to check the theme for the night.
  • DEPO: right beside Katrán, this nightclub offers the best house and techno in town. Underground vibe, best music and a fun atmosphere, if you like electronica, you should not miss DEPO.
  • History Club: The Erasmus club. One of the craziest nightclubs in Zagreb, with commercial hits and a student crowd, the nights get pretty wild in this club. Located right by Opatovina street, it makes a perfect place to end a night out in Old Town.
  • Gallery Club: considered by many as the best nightclub in Zagreb. It caters to a more upscale and elegant crowd, and the door policy can be a bit picky. Right at the Jarun Lake, it is open all year long. It regularly hosts International DJ's of the calibre of David Guetta, Martin Solveig or David Morales.
  • Aquarius Klub: Also in Jarun Lake, this is one of the largest clubs in Zagreb, with capacity for more than 2000 people. It is also one of the oldest in all Croatia, as well as one of the first ones to host international DJs.

Useful Info about Zagreb's Nightlife:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 00:00 am – Weekends at 02:00 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 04:00 am – Weekends at 05:00 am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: from 4€ to 7€, about 15€-20€ for famous DJs or artists (not incl. drink)
  • Average price of shots: from 1,30 EUR
  • Average price of beer: from 1,70 EUR
  • Average price of wine: from 1,60 EUR

Dress code & age restriction for bars and clubs in Zagreb

In general, the vibe in Zagreb clubs is rather relaxed and chilled. You'll only find scary bouncers, strict door policies and high-class fashion demands in a few clubs in Zagreb, but they are the exception. Check with the guys at the reception of your hostel to double-check about the place you are planning to go.