Anti-Valentine’s Day: How to enjoy being single on holiday

Anti-Valentine’s parties are fast becoming a modern tradition for solo travellers. Forget about red wine and chocolates, the best way to find love in a hopeless place is on holiday! You can expect wild drinking and awesome music at Anti-Valentine’s parties this year, and they are taking place all over Europe.

For the benefit of single backpackers, we’ve curated three of the best Anti-Valentine’s Day events taking place in 2016. So let your hair down, make sure your glass is filled and book with us to get the hottest action on Valentine’s Day.

1) Anti Valentine’s Day in Madrid’s Cat Hostel

Celebrate the single life in Madrid’s Cat Hostel’s on Saturday 13th February and drown your sorrows in shots of Jagermeister! With drinks specials and crazy salsa tunes, you’ll be feeling the love by midnight. Forget about your fears on vacation and party until dawn with sexy Madrileños! Even better when you crash out, Cat’s hostel has some of the best rates in the city. Sleep cheap for only €13.38 per night!

2) Dirty Dancing Social: Love Edition (Dublin, Ireland)

Dirty Dancing Dublin

Want to dance all night while partying in Dublin? Single, alone and Tinder not doing it for you? Well look no further than Dirty Dancing Social at the Bohemian (formerly Boteco Brazil) in Dublin city centre! Take your pick from three Latin dance classes and shake your booty until the late hours at this fantastic late night party. You will have the time of your life.

Sunday 14 February, 7:00 PM

7pm – Salsa and Afro Cuban Shines + Azael & Lucie Polakova
8pm – Bachata Sensual Intermediate + Azael & Lucie Polakova
9.30pm – Free Urban Kiz Intermediate + Azael & Lucie Zakova
Party until late

Where to sleep cheap in Dublin

Spire Hostel Dublin

Look no further than the Spire Hostel for some fantastic rates or check out Abbey Court to sleep in style while staying in Dublin city centre.

3) Netflix and Bus (Soho, London)

netflix and chill

Backpackers in London should jump on board ‘The Love Bus’ and join the Zoo Bar for a crazy night of drinking and dancing. Stopping off at some of Soho’s coolest bars and clubs, every rider will receive free entry and exclusive drinks deals in some of London’s coolest bars.

Zoo Bar London

You will cruise around on an iconic double decker and you can even bring your own booze to save money! It will truly be a night to remember for backpackers on holiday in London. Book your bus tickets here

Where to sleep cheap in Soho, London

SoHostel London

Check out the SoHostel for cheap rates and stay bang in the heart of Soho. Alternatively you can check into Smart Russell Square for some amazing deals. Both hostels are only a few minutes away from nearby Oxford Street.


HostelsClub is the perfect place for backpackers looking for a cheap place to stay on Valentine’s Day. If you want us to tweet and gram your hostel’s Valentine’s Party then let us know @hostelsclub and we’ll kiss you back!