Whether you consider yourself a traveler or a tourist, if your travel plans take you anywhere through Europe a stop a backpacker’s local watering hole along the way is a must. Not only are the drinks usually pretty cheap, backpackers do after all have a limited budget, but they are also typically packed with open-minded travelers. As a traveler, maybe you will find some ideas for the next leg of your journey. As a tourist, the backpackers can provide you with some tips on how to stay away from the local tourist traps.
You may already be familiar with our Top 18 Party Cities In Europe list, today however we are going to focus on our picks for five of the Best Backpacker Bars In Europe.
What are some of your picks for Best Backpacker Bars In Europe? Let us know your thoughts, either in the comment section below, or better still, by posting a review for your favourite backpacker bar in the appropriate city section. For example, here is the page for Amsterdam. For every review you provide we will enter your name into a draw for a chance to win something from us * (See below for more details).
So without further adieu, here are the BarWhiz picks for the Best Backpacker Bars In Europe:
Czech Inn – Prague, Czech Republic
The Czech Inn is located just short tram ride away from the downtown area of Prague, which makes it both a great hostel, i.e. you are away from all the tourist traps, and a fun backpacker bar for both the pre and post party. Happy hour starts every night at 6 p.m., but the bar opens every morning at 8 a.m., and with the cheap prices happy hour is really whenever you want it. The bar is located in the basement of the hostel and is open to everyone. With four great Czech beers on tap, even locals go to the Czech Inn bar to enjoy a pint or two.
Euro Youth Hotel – Munich, Germany
The Euro Bar at the Euro Youth Hotel is by far the most popular backpacker bar in all of Munich. Serving up some of the best beer and cheapest cocktails – especially during happy hour, which ironically enough lasts three hours (from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night) – the Euro bar is known for their theme nights and bringing in some of the best bands and DJs. The Euro Bar is a great place to party in Munich, even if you are not staying at the hostel.
The Flying Pig – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Europe’s sin city, Amsterdam, is a non-stop party town. There is so much to see and do in this city that even though you may only find yourself returning to your hostel to sleep, it is good to know that if you want to keep the party going, whatever your vice is, the Flying Pig is there to help. With two hostels located in the city centre, and a breach hostel in Noordwijk, The hostel’s Pig Bars are the best place in town to have a drink at the bar or a smoke on the pillow stage. Don’t miss out on the chance to have an unforgettable party at this amazing chain of backpacker bars.
Kabul – Barcelona, Spain
Smack in the middle of the Plaça Reial in Barcelona, Spain is one of the best backpacker bars in all of Europe. Located on the second floor of the Kabul hostel, this late night party spot even draws in the crowds that don’t start moving until 2 a.m. When we talk about best backpacker bars in Europe, this is the place to be. Partying at Kabul is one thing, staying at the hostel is a completely different thing. The hostel is definitely not for everyone, but if you are looking for good times and meeting like-minded people you should definitely party here.
The Pink Palace – Corfu, Greece
If you are looking for a good night’s rest, well The Pink Palace is not the place for you. If you are however looking for an awesome party hostel with their very own 24 hour access bar and night club, called Palladium, the Pink Palace is the place to be. Located on the island of Corfu, Greece, this hostel not only has an in house backpacker bar and nightclub, but they also plan various party events, such as their famous toga parties as well the weekly booze cruise, which takes you around the western coast of the island for some amazing scenery and great fun, returning you back to the bar just in time for happy hour.
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