The Best Party Hostels in Central America

Hostel patio | Courtesy of Lemon Spirit Hostel
Hostel patio | Courtesy of Lemon Spirit Hostel
Photo of Jack Guy
31 January 2018

Traveling through Central America means you’ll encounter outrageous natural wonders, intriguing cities and great people. Inevitably you’ll want to let off some steam every once in a while, so here are the best party hostels to do so.

The view from Zephyr Lodge, Guatemala | © Matt Stabile / flickr

Zephyr Lodge, Lanquin, Guatemala

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Lanquin in Guatemala is a sleepy little place that suddenly became a favourite with backpackers due to its proximity to the amazing pools of Semuc Champey. After rapid expansion, this party hostel now boasts a huge pool with swim-up bar, a pool table and plenty of games. The only potential downside is having too much fun and winding up with a far larger tab than you expected. Pay by the day if you’re on a budget!

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  • Aqua Lounge Hostel, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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    The notorious Bocas del Toro in Panama is famous as a party destination, and Aqua Lounge is the best place to stay. You can party here on a tight budget, right on the Caribbean shore. It’s known as one of the best hostels to meet people thanks to friendly staff who do their best to get everyone involved in the party.

    Hostal Fe, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

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    A trip to Guatemala wouldn’t be complete without visiting Lake Atitlan, and San Pedro La Laguna is the liveliest of the towns around its shore. Book in at Hostal Fe and enjoy the busy bar, sociable atmosphere and organized activities. Waking up to volcano views might just make your hangover that little bit more bearable.

    Underwater Vision, Utila, Honduras

    It might seem strange that the diving capital of Central America is also a massive party spot, but Utila is full of surprises. You might think that diving on a hangover is a terrible idea, but plenty of visitors to this Honduran tropical island do just that. Stay at Underwater Vision and take part in the different drinking challenges that are on every night.


    The Lazy Loft, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

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    Check in to The Lazy Loft and dance the night away at the attached nightclub, Lazy Mon. It’s the best night out in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, and you can pop in from your dormitory whenever you want. You won’t be getting a lot of sleep here, but then that’s not why anyone books a stay in one of Central America’s best party hostels.

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