One surefire way to meet more people is to buy some cheap beer and invite people to hang out.
Not all hostels do them but many offer free pub crawls.
Here are a few articles about people using Tinder in Europe: via NY Mag and another via Marie Claire.
Hostel workers do most of their cleaning late in the morning so broom closets don’t get much use late at night — although hooking up next to a mop might not be the most romantic situation.
The kitchen and common room aren’t very good spots to hook up.
sex and hooking up while traveling around Europe is a major part of the “European experience.” It shouldn’t be surprising — what do you think is going to happen when you take a bunch of twentysomethings and put them in the world’s most romantic and mysterious cities. This guide will cover everything from the culture of hooking up while traveling to the fine art of hostel sex. If you’re traveling on a budget then there is a good chance you’ll be staying in a hostel — which is great because it’s a super easy way to meet fellow travelers. It sucks because private rooms in hostels are relatively expensive but it’s the best way to ensure privacy.
There are actually scientific studies that say backpackers tend to be especially promiscuous, and that sexual activities while traveling are seen as “unconventional and adventurous” and “comprise an integral part of the adventurous ethos of the backpacking experience.” — but anyone who has traveled for more than a week or two could have told you that. The following tips will help you navigate these tricky waters: The most obvious answer is to suck it up and pay for a private room.
Plus, many of them are traveling alone or in small groups of friends so they’re open to meeting other travelers.
Just head to the part of the hostel where people gather — usually the kitchen area or a common room. It’s a recipe for some exciting times to say the least.If you show up to the front desk at 1am asking for a private room the worker will probably cut you a deal anyways.The bars aren’t always great and there is a good chance the hostel workers leading the crawl are getting kickbacks from the bars but it’s a good way to exploring the city while retaining a somewhat familiar group of people. First of all, I want to stress the point that Couchsurfing should not be used as a way to hook up with hosts/guests and it should never be an expectation. it’s well-known that it happens — you never know when you’re going to hit it off with someone.However, hosts will often introduce guests to their friends (at a bar, party, etc.) and this is the best chance of meeting someone special.If you insist of going at it in the room then it’s best to avoid the top bunk.