Hamburg has been voted the best city in the world for a night out, beating both the UK capital, Amsterdam, and Berlin, according to a new survey. In this survey, more than 4000 people revealed what they looked for in a night out. Hamburg came out on top for openness, friendliness, and ease of getting around.
“Hamburg is the place for party people”, according to HostelWorld
The study, carried out by online booking service HostelWorld, surveyed residents of 41 cities across 27 countries. Hamburg also scored highly for safety and quality of nightlife, while still being considered pretty affordable.
“People from my city are welcoming to tourists,” one Hamburg resident told HostelWorld. “It’s easy to meet new people in my city on a night out.”
According to locals, the city has tons to offer when it comes to a night out. For anyone looking to get their dance on, HostelWorld recommends Baalsaal, which boasts a huge and impressive sound system, or the dance music heavyweight, HALO.
Surprisingly, Berlin was beat out for the top spot. Overall, the German capital came in third, scoring highly for cost, transport and quality of nightlife, but lower on safety and friendliness. A lot of the best bars and clubs in Berlin are famous for their crazy and next to impossible door policies (*cough cough* BERGHAIN), so this low score on friendliness should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been turned away by a bouncer for seemingly no reason.
New York was surprisingly far down in the rankings, only just making it into the top 10. Even more surprising, London didn’t even reach the top 20. The English capital came in 26th place, as locals felt it was far too expensive.