Europe

Memorable stag dos in Europe for bonding time with the boys

Exciting cities filled with cultural landmarks and buzzing party spots – who wouldn't want a stag do in Europe?

Deciding where to jet off to, however, is no easy feat. Perhaps you’ll sip Martinis in the gardens of a Monte Carlo retreat. Or maybe you’ll raise a glass on the rooftop terrace of a central Berlin hotel. You might party like it’s 1999 at a music-themed Ibiza hotel, or simply work on your wedding tan at a beachside base in Rhodes. Whatever you’re after, we’ve rounded up nine of the best stag do locations in Europe to inspire your adventures.

Blowouts in Berlin: party in the German capital

Buzzing Berlin is one of the best stag do locations in Europe and it’s easy to see why. The Park Inn Radisson Berlin is right at the centre of the action in historic Alexanderplatz, encircled by inviting bars and within easy walking distance of iconic sights.

This charming four-star hotel is the tallest in Berlin, so there are stunning skyline views from many of the sleek rooms. Recline among the warm wood tones of a Sky Suite, where you’ll have plenty of space as well as a fully stocked in-room mini-bar for those all-important toast drinks.

You’ll feast like kings throughout your stay at the hotel’s three diverse restaurants. Ease into an evening of celebrations with indulgences such as sizzling steak at Spagos. Finish things off with a Kahlua-laced B52 cocktail before heading out into the night.

Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin, 17.6 km to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
7.8 Good (17160 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
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Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin
7.8 Good (17160 reviews)

Find your jam on a stag do in Amsterdam

Party without leaving your accommodation at Amsterdam’s Hotel Arena. This historic red brick building boasts its very own club space and hosts regular events that your whole stag party will love. Nestled in the achingly cool neighbourhood of Amsterdam Oost (East), this accommodation drips style – from the intricate cast iron and marble staircase to minimalist suites with designer furnishings.

Balance out the wild nights with easy days in leafy Oosterpark which is right next door. Revel in a barbecue and a few beers in the Dutch sunshine, or take time over-indulgent picks like homemade burgers in the wood-tinged PARK Café-Restaurant. The hotel’s shop is open 24/7, so you’re never stuck for snacks or something to quench your thirst. Stock up on a few treats and escape to your suite for a lads night in.

Hotel Arena

Amsterdam, 11.9 km to Airport Amsterdam Schiphol
7.9 Good (3106 reviews)
Very good Comfort 8.1 / 10
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Hotel Arena

Amsterdam
7.9 Good (3106 reviews)

Party among the ruins in historic Budapest

Culture vultures will be tempted by a stay at the Leonardo Hotel Budapest. Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, this four-star gem is ideally located for buzzing nights out, but it’s also handy for daytime explorations of Hungary’s historic capital.

Spend a little time strolling the banks of the dreamy Danube – or riding the waves on a city boat tour – taking a detour to duck into the eye-popping St Stephen’s Basilica and witness the mummified hand of St Stephen himself. The buzzing 7th district is the place to be for evening festivities. Hop between ‘ruin bars’, crumbling buildings transformed into lively nightlife hotspots.

At the hotel, a spacious Junior Suite will comfortably sleep up to four adults, while the Courtyard Restaurant is great for group dining. If you’re looking for a quick bite, tuck into Middle Eastern delights like homemade falafel at the Hummus Bar.

Leonardo Hotel Budapest

Budapest, 4.1 km to 11th District
7.7 Good (3105 reviews)
Very good Service 8 / 10
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Leonardo Hotel Budapest

Budapest
7.7 Good (3105 reviews)

Take it easy with a laidback stag do in eastern Europe

If you’re keen to keep things chilled on your stag, consider the Hotel Novotel Bucharest. Relaxation is a firm feature at this slick Romanian offering — rooms are swathed in muted colours to soothe and calm, while an onsite hammam offers the chance to truly unwind.

The sunlit restaurant puts on a breakfast buffet of continental treats like pastries, which you can wash down with plenty of hot coffee. Stretch your legs with a 20-minute walk to the imposing Palace of Parliament, or simply swim a few easy laps of the hotel’s indoor pool.

Evenings can be lively with drinks on the outdoor terrace, though you might just settle in with your group at refined restaurant Winestone Victoriei 37, pairing dishes such as filet mignon with a delicate Romanian wine.

Hotel Novotel Bucharest City Centre

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2271 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
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Hotel Novotel Bucharest City Centre

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2271 reviews)

Party by the sea in Dubrovnik

Dreamy Dubrovnik is where you’ll find the four-star Valamar Argosy Hotel. Neutral tones and sleek contemporary furnishings give this place an upmarket air, while views over the dazzling Mediterranean will make you want to return for your honeymoon. Rooms are elegant and airy, with mini-bar treats to start your evenings right, while ocean-facing balconies offer a beautiful spot for drinks.

Ease into your stag do in eastern Europe on a nearby beach — there are three within easy walking distance. Dubrovnik’s walled old town is also close by. Wander intricate medieval architecture and lively bazaars, stopping for drinks in sun-drenched squares.

Get stuck into a variety of Croatian delicacies at the hotel’s buffet restaurant. You can feast on dishes such as octopus stew – after watching it be prepared in front of you by expert chefs. The nearby Lobby Bar is a relaxing spot for sundowner drinks.

Valamar Argosy

Top rated
Dubrovnik, 4.7 km to Crkva sv Ignacija
8.8 Excellent (2819 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.9 / 10
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Valamar Argosy

Top rated
Dubrovnik
8.8 Excellent (2819 reviews)

Choose Ibiza for a European beach break

Ibiza’s nightlife is legendary and you’ll find yourself immersed in it at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. Right by the airport in lively Playa d’en Bossa, this five-star giant of a hotel is home to several restaurants and cocktail-slinging bars. There’s also a rooftop terrace with views over the sparkling Mediterranean.

You might fancy an artistic private dining experience from Michelin-star chef Paco Roncero — then again, you might just retreat to your suite’s secluded terrace for ice-cold beers and time in the bubbling whirlpool.

Check in to the Rock Star Suite for the ultimate party digs. Think custom leather sofas, high-end electronics, a huge circular bed and even an in-room bar. Tear your crew away to unwind in the relaxing Rock Spa or take advantage of VIP access to the Ushuaïa Up sky lounge for drinks.

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Top rated
Playa d'en Bossa, 0.2 km to Playa d'en Bossa
9.1 Excellent (6005 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.8 / 10
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Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Top rated
Playa d'en Bossa
9.1 Excellent (6005 reviews)

Go all out on a stag do in Europe on the regal Riviera

Escape with your stags to the glamour of Monte Carlo for a luxury-laced stay at the Hotel Novotel. You’re surrounded by style here – lush gardens and cool terraces suggest afternoon Martinis and laidback lounging, while the outdoor pool might tempt you in for a dip. Perhaps you’ll sneak off to the hammam for a little relaxation? If you’ve any extra energy to burn, hit the treadmills in the hotel’s gym.

A Junior Suite provides space for four and stunning sea views from a private balcony. Brew a round of coffees with your Nespresso machine then rally the troops for a stomach-lining feast at Azzura Kitchen with dishes such as squid with grilled sausage.

Rev up your getaway when you check out the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, hop between harbourfront bars or hit the casino to try your luck at the blackjack table. Just don’t tell the bride!

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Monaco/ Monte Carlo, 1.3 km to Fontvieille
8.4 Very good (3652 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.8 / 10
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Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Monaco/ Monte Carlo
8.4 Very good (3652 reviews)

Opt for an action-packed Greek getaway

There’s one place that stands out for beach stag dos in Europe if you fancy Greece — the five-star Rodos Palace. Set against a backdrop of the glittering Aegean Sea, this hotel is luxurious yet has that back-to-nature feel. You’re also right by iconic Ixia Beach for chilled out sunbathing.

If you’re keen for a bit of action, there’s plenty to get stuck into. Thrash your stags on the tennis courts or dive into one of five outdoor pools for a game of water polo. Alternatively, take to the waves on a sailboat and explore secluded coves.

Your swanky six-bed Royal Suite will be waiting when you return. Soak in the large Jacuzzi bath and take pre-party drinks on the luxury leather Chesterfield Sofa. Later on, catch live performances at Dome Bar or grab some beers and hit Playland Bar’s pinball machines.

Rodos Palace

7.6 Good (1130 reviews)
Very good Facilities 8.1 / 10
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Rodos Palace

7.6 Good (1130 reviews)

Call on Kiev for stag dos in eastern Europe

Looking for a stag do that’s fun yet super affordable? Check out the Hotel ibis Kiev City Center. This modern building is both central and sleek, but it won’t break the bank with its wallet-friendly rooms. Surrounded by historic attractions, this place is also close to lively party spots, so there are lots to dive into while you’re here.

Bunk up with a couple of mates in a sleek Family Room and raid the fridge for something to drink. Alternatively, hit the ibis Kitchen to feast on the likes of hearty pasta dishes, accompanied by glasses of rich Malbec.

Fried eggs and sizzling sausages will see you right when morning comes. Get some reviving fresh air with a 30-minute walk to the green-and-gold turrets of St Sophia’s Cathedral or take advantage of late checkout and climb back under the covers.

ibis Kiev City Center

Kiev, 30.6 km to Aeroport Boryspil
8.3 Very good (1151 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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ibis Kiev City Center

Kiev
8.3 Very good (1151 reviews)