Dorms and Dance floors
1. St Christopher’s Berlin Mitte – Berlin, Germany – 1999
We knew we had to pull out the big guns to kick off The World’s Biggest Hostel Party, so we’re heading to one of the coolest places on earth – Berlin, the city that practically invented partying. The place to be on August 1st is St. Christopher’s Hostel in Mitte, where you’ll catch us celebrating on the rooftop in honour of the year we were born. Their range of rooms includes privates, mixed and female-only dorms, and guests get a banging 25% off food and drink in the hostel bar. Prep for the party with pre-drinks while you soak up the sun in their large garden, then join us for a night of celebrations on the roof with a killer view overlooking central Berlin.
What’s the theme? Party like it’s 1999. Expect some naughty nineties outfits and a playlist Prince would be proud of.
When is it? August 1st. This is our big launch party, so we’ve got serious FOMO on behalf of anyone who’s not joining us at the hostel or on Instagram live!
Party with us at St Christopher’s Berlin Mitte
2. USA Hostels Ocean Beach– San Diego, California – 2000
Next, we’re heading to sunny San Diego and checking into our ‘Best Hostel in America’ – USA Hostels Ocean Beach. Its iconic rainbow, tie-dyed, peaced out building is not only Insta-famous, it’s also the perfect representation of the laid-back loving vibes you’ll feel when you walk through the door. A regular day at this hostel includes beach bonfires, beer pong tournaments, beach yoga and pub crawls, so can you imagine what they’re gonna pull out of the bag for our big birthday bonanza?! We’ll be embarrassing ourselves on surfboards by day (lessons discounted for hostel guests, FYI), then partying under the stars all night long. Who’s joining us?
What’s the theme? Millennium party. Remember when we all thought the 2000s were the future? There’ll be glitter, sparkles and group panic about the end of the world.
When is it? August 2nd.
Party with us at USA Hostels Ocean Beach
3. Selina Cancun Downtown – Cancun, Mexico – 2001
On day three we’re hopping across to Mexico’s party capital for a night of music and mezcal at Selina Cancun Downtown. This ridiculously beautiful hostel has an epic pool and outdoor chill area that’s perfect for soaking up the Mexican sun with your new-found hostel fam. It’s also where they host live gigs from local bands, perfect if you’re looking for a vibe that’s a little different to the legendary Cancun strip. Come party night we’ll be swapping the deck chairs for a DJ booth while you load up on tequilas from the beach bar (don’t forget about the hour of free drinks at EVERY party!) The next day, you can hide from daylight in front of the big screen of their movie room.
What’s the theme? Double denim. We challenge you to make this look cool!
When is it? August 3rd. This is a Saturday night in Cancun, so expect things to go off!
Party with us at Selina Cancun
4. Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs– Tayrona National Park, Colombia – 2002
Pack your swimsuit for a party in paradise at Viajero Tayrona, a hostel with its own private beach on Colombia’s idyllic Caribbean coastline, complete with hammocks, coconut palms and ping pong tables. A chilled day here involves group yoga and meditation classes, volleyball tournaments, giant Jenga and salsa classes – perfect prep for party night, when we’ll be dancing by the pool with a tropical cocktail (or ten) from the beach bar. At the end of the night, choose between a bright, modern dorm or treat yourself to a luxurious ecohab. We’re talking huge beds, en-suites and your own private deck. Either way you’ll wake up to the sound of waves breaking and toucans chirping – we told you this was paradise!
What’s the theme? Sk8er party. 2002 was the year that Avril Lavigne blessed us with one of the greatest songs of all time, so we’ll be showing our appreciation with our outfits, props and playlist.
When is it? August 4th.
Party with us at Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs
5. Lub D Phuket Patong – Phuket, Thailand – 2003
Let us start by saying that any hostel located next to the iconic clubs of Phuket’s Bangla Road knows a thing or two about partying. The pool parties at Lub D Phuket are legendary (it’s impossible NOT to have fun on giant inflatables) and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our fifth year with a Chang beer in hand. The Splash bar and restaurant serves amazing local food and expertly mixed cocktails, and it’s where you’ll meet backpackers from all around the world. And just wait till you see their huge common area. It’s got all the makings of a dream birthday venue: pool tables, foosball, air hockey and a full-sized Muay Thai boxing ring – we bet you’ve never seen one of these in a hostel before!
What’s the theme? Under the sea – it helps that Lub D is only a stone’s throw from the beach!
When is it? August 5th