Find the best party hostels in Lisbon
If you are looking for the best hostels to party in Lisbon, meet other fellow travellers, with friendly staff and organized events, then these are the Party Hostels for you.
Lisbon is a city known for its beautiful architecture and cultural heritage, but the city also offers a fantastic nightlife for people who want to have fun between sightseeing sessions. There are many bars, pubs and nightclubs in the city, but the main party areas are Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré. Alone or with a group, the hostels we recommend here are the perfect place for people looking to meet like-minded people, with a fun atmosphere and plenty of organized activities to encourage guests to hang out with each other. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun of lively Lisbon.
How are the Party Hostels in Lisbon?
Lisbon is becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe, and nightlife has a lot to do with it. The city has a few hostels that are well-designed for those party animals that want to make the most of Lisbon’s nightlife. Yes! Lisbon is even considered to be one of the 10 best hostels in Europe. In the hostels we recommend here you can expect crazy parties, like-minded guests looking for a fun time, fun pub crawls and a great friendly atmosphere.
General nightlife in Lisbon
The good weather in Lisbon and the outgoing character of the people are the most characteristic aspects of nightlife. With many different options and environments for all tastes, you can start the night on one of the cool terraces around the Parque das Nações, crawl the bar through the trendy Barrio Alto district and end the night in one of the clubs of Doca Alcântara.
Some interesting facts about Lisbon
- Closing hours of cafes and clubs:
- Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00 – Weekends at 03:00.
- Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 05:00 – Weekends at 07:00.
- Average coverage cost for clubs: from € 5 to € 10 (not including drinks).
- Average price of a pint of beer: €1.79.
- Famous neighborhoods to party: Barrio Alto; Parque das Nações; Cais do Sodré; Parque das Nações; Cais do Sodré.
- Well-known events or parties: Fiesta de San Antonio (12 June)
Best areas around Lisbon to party
Lisbon is not too big, but it has not centralised all parties in one area, like other small capitals in Europe. Instead, the city has the biggest clubs scattered throughout the city and three very different areas where you can party, with a different atmosphere in each of them. The good news is that since the city is not too big, it is not difficult to move around in those areas and try everything the city has to offer.
Nightlife in Barrio Alto
Bairro Alto, located in the old part of the city, is a very trendy district that represents the centre of Lisbon’s nightlife. The district consists of a labyrinth of narrow streets with a large number of bars and pubs of all kinds, and is especially visited by many young people between 20 and 30 years old. Although the party generally starts after 11pm, the streets and bars in Bairro Alto are always full of people. Fun and interesting bars to visit are Tasca do Chico, Palpita-me, Clube da Esquina or Bicaense.
Cais do Sodré
A ballroom with the same spirit as Barrio alto, but with a slightly more stylish atmosphere and a good selection of clubs. If you want to dance all night long, this is your best option in Lisbon. Clubs like Musicbox, Lounge, Europe, Jamaica, Viking, Roterdão or Toquio stay open until long after the sun has risen. You can also find cool bars in the area such as Duplex, Pensão do Amor, Champanharia do Cais or Velha Senhora.
Parque das Nações
This district is one of the most modern parts of the city, with a building with futuristic architecture and a beautiful view of the river. In recent years, many trendy restaurants and bars have opened nearby, offering Portuguese and international cuisine as well as excellent drinks and cocktails. Some of the bars lie on tall buildings and offer unbeatable views of the city and the river. Perhaps a little more luxurious than the rest, but still worth a visit.
Clothing regulations & age restrictions
While in Barrio Alto the atmosphere is relaxed and you have no problem getting into a bar or pub as long as you are clean and show no symptoms of extreme drunkenness, the door policy in the clubs in Lisbon is hard and sometimes inexplicable. Clubs such as Lux, Incognito or Kremlin are known for refusing entry to people for no reason, or just asking for ridiculously high coverage costs (think 300€ per person) to discourage someone from coming in. Some forums on the internet say they do when they see that you’re a foreigner, but we can’t confirm those rumors. If you plan to visit a big nightclub, wear your best clothes, shoes and maybe ask your hostel staff to give you some tips.