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Best Hostels in Europe for Solo Travelers

Going on a trip alone is adventurous, empowering, and maybe even a bit daunting at first, but there's a reason the world of solo travel has been growing so rapidly. No matter how great your travel buddies are, there's something about having full autonomy over your vacation plans. The chance to board a plane and venture off on a journey with so many opportunities to say yes! is a rewarding experience that everyone should experience at least once.


Choosing the right accommodation can make or break your trip. With so many options where to stay, finding a hostel with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and guests, and lively entertainment and amenities can be overwhelming. The hostel scene in Europe is more vibrant and abundant than ever, which is why we've rounded up this list of the best hostels in Europe.


Wombat’s City Hostel - London, England ($$$)

Wombat’s Hostels is a chain of top-rated hostels throughout Europe and the London location is no exception. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink, modern amenities, free walking tours, and a buffet breakfast for an extra charge. It's located in Whitechapel, a prime spot for exploring Brixton and Notting Hill.

The Flying Pig - Amsterdam, the Netherlands ($$)

The Flying Pig boats three locations around Amsterdam: uptown, downtown, and a beach location. The social atmosphere makes it easy to make new friends and they offer free breakfast, a self-catering kitchen, and on-site bars at each location.


Carpe Noctem Hostel - Budapest, Hungary ($)

Carpe Noctem has a reputation for being the original party hostel in Budapest and is run by helpful staff who are always willing to go the extra mile. Budget travelers looking for a social environment with an affordable price flock to this hostel in the very center of the city. The orthopedic mattresses, free wifi, complimentary tea and coffee, and remarkable employees make it a great option for accommodations in Budapest.


Goodmorning Solo Traveller Hostel - Lisbon, Portugal ($)

Designed specifically for solo travelers, start your day with free breakfast and end it with organized activities and social events in the heart of Lisbon. The friendly staff are always willing to help. Bonus for any nervous female travelers, they have women-only dorms for extra security and privacy.


Hostel One Paralelo - Barcelona, Spain ($$)

Within walking distance to some of Barcelona's main sights to see, Hostel One Paralelo has free dinners, party-pub crawls, and a movie room for those nights where you just need to relax and recharge. This party hostel is consistently rated as one of the best hostels in Barna and is a great place to meet like-minded travelers.


The RomeHello Hostel - Rome, Italy ($$$)

Whether you're looking to do yoga classes, learn to cook authentic Italian dishes, taste test craft beers, or immerse yourself in the culture, the artsy RomeHello Hostel has something for everyone. The unbeatable location is only steps away from making a wish at the Trevi Fountain and the 24-hour security makes guests feel safer.


Greg and Tom’s Party Hostel - Krakow, Poland ($)

For travelers trying to party, look no further than Krakow. With free breakfast, dinner, and other services like complimentary earplugs, coffee/tea, computer use, etc., Greg and Tom's is the place to be to indulge in Poland's nightlife and meet sociable people who just want to have fun.

The RomeHello Hostel - Rome, Italy ($$$)

Whether you're looking to do yoga classes, learn to cook authentic Italian dishes, taste test craft beers, or immerse yourself in the culture, the artsy RomeHello Hostel has something for everyone. The unbeatable location is only steps away from making a wish at the Trevi Fountain and the 24-hour security makes guests feel safer.


Generator Berlin Mitte - Berlin, Germany ($)

The trendy atmosphere at the Generator makes it a hot-spot for both locals and tourists alike, so you're guaranteed to meet some interesting folks. Located in Berlin's most central borough, this contemporary hostel hosts plenty of events and is the place to be for any art enthusiasts.

City Backpackers - Stockholm, Sweden ($$)

With its convenient yet quiet location, spacious shared areas, open-air courtyard, organized tours, and even a free sauna, it's no wonder why we can't help but rave about City Backpackers. This hostel is all about creating an inviting atmosphere and providing its guests with a true Scandinavian experience.


Sophie’s Hostel - Prague, Czech Republic ($)

This chic and modern little hostel is arguably more upscale than most hostels (not that anyone's complaining about their overhead rain dance showers and home-cooked breakfasts), with knowledgeable and friendly staff that are eager to help. Tucked away on a quiet street in the New Town of Prague, Sophie's Hostel is a quick walk to Wenceslas Square and historic sites in the Old Town.


There's so much to learn on a solo trip, which is why we encourage everyone to consider booking that trip you've always wanted to go on instead of waiting around on unreliable travel companions. Out of the thousands of hostels in Europe, these are some that go out of their way to provide phenomenal services and make their guests feel at home.

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