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Madrid is a great city renowned for its nightlife, and when visiting, many people want to find accommodation that provides a sociable atmosphere and the chance to meet like-minded fellow travellers. Discover our favourite party hostels to check out the next time you’re in the Spanish capital.
If you’re looking for a more stylish hostel option, The Hat, just off Plaza Mayor, looks more like a boutique hotel than a rough and ready hostel. Its dorms are stylish and minimalist, while its rooftop bar is the place to mingle with fellow travellers, and you get a free beer on arrival. There is a range of activities available, such as bar crawls and city tours. Dorm beds start at €18.95.
This cool hostel is located close to Lavapiés, a diverse neighbourhood that is the place to party in Madrid right now. It has a rooftop bar, which is, as the hostel says, the ideal place to ‘relax, sunbathe and dance under the moon’. There are lots of different activities that will allow you to mingle with other travellers, from bar crawls to paella-making classes. Dorm beds start at €15.
This hip young chain, which also has hostels in Barcelona and Seville, is located right in the centre of Madrid, close to the Puerta del Sol. Its laid-back bar, with comfy sofas and good music, is a great place to start the night and meet other travellers, while its well-stocked games selection is ideal if you need a night in after all that partying. Dorm beds start at €22.
Located in Malasaña, Mad4You is a great base from which to explore one of Madrid’s most popular neighbourhoods. Malasaña is full of quirky bars, restaurants and shops and is a firm favourite with students and travellers in Madrid. Mad4You has a bar where you can chill with a cold beer, and a relaxing terrace area where you can get chatting with fellow travellers. Dorm beds start at €14.
This stylish hostel is set in the grand surroundings of a 19th-century palace and is close to the buzzing district of Malasaña, one of Madrid’s top nightlife hubs. Billed as Madrid’s first luxury youth hostel, this is a great option if you want a more refined hostel experience. There are still plenty of fun activities on offer, as well as a bar and lounge area. Dorm beds start at €14.
OK Hostel is located in the beautiful and historic neighbourhood of La Latina, the epicentre of Madrid’s tapas bar scene. It has a good range of social activities for guests, including walking tours, bar crawls and regular social dinners – a great chance to meet some fellow guests. Rooms range from private doubles to female-only and mixed dorms of six and four beds. Set in an historic building in the neighbourhood of La Latina, OK Hostel is on the doorstep of Madrid’s best tapas scene and the famous Sunday street market, the Rastro. It offers walking tours and tapas crawls as well as regular social dinners, which are good opportunities to mingle with fellow guests. Dorm beds start at €15.