Cheap Hen Do Destinations
Trying to find the perfect place to spend the last weekend of freedom without breaking the bank?
There are tonnes of cheap hen do destinations across the UK and Europe where we can host your ultimate hen party. With each city offering a host of unique and exciting things to see and do, take a look at our list below.
How to know whether a Hen Party Location is Cheap
To find out whether or not the place you’re looking at is a suitably cheap hen do location, there are a few factors that you’ll need to take into consideration. One of the biggest things to look out for is the average price-per-night of a hotel, as accommodation is likely to take up the bulk of your budget. For example, a night at a Travelodge in Central London will cost you around £47, whereas a night at the same branded hotel in central Birmingham will cost you around £37. Another important factor to consider is the average prices at bars and restaurants, as you’re probably going to be spending a lot of time dining out and partying through the night!
Best Cheap Hen Party Locations in the UK
When it comes to the United Kingdom, there are loads of budget-friendly places to party that make for amazing cheap hen party destinations.
With tonnes of unique and exciting bars, nightclubs, restaurants and landmarks to explore in each, we can also host some brilliantly cheap hen party activities to really make it an occasion to remember.
The capital of Wales, this city has long been a favourite for UK partygoers because of its rock-bottom prices, an exciting nightlife scene and plenty of things to see and do during the day like Cardiff Castle and Bute Park.
A legendary destination made famous by the hit MTV series Geordie Shore, it should go without saying that this city has one of the best nightlife scenes anywhere in the country and offers much lower prices than most other cities.
Another fantastic place to consider spending your last night of freedom, Sheffield is best known for its contributions to the arts and music, as well as boasting an unbelievable nightlife scene that’s renowned across the country and much cheaper than in other cities of the same size.
Scotland’s second city, Glasgow has long been a great place for a cheap hen do due to its low prices in comparison to neighbouring Edinburgh. If you’re a big fan of live music, then this city’s scene will surely impress you, being home to some legendary venues like King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.
One of the largest cities in the UK, Leeds has long been a top place for a night out, and especially for a cheap hen do! Considering that this city is home to four universities, you'll find the prices in the pubs, bars and clubs to be much lower than a lot of other places in the country.
One of Britain’s “new towns”, Milton Keynes is a quaint and compact city that packs a real punch when it comes to hosting a great nightlife scene, with prices much lower than many other places down south. Being a purposely planned city, everything you could possibly need is all within walking distance here.
England’s second city, Birmingham makes for a top place to host a cheap hen do. With endless amounts of bars, clubs and restaurants in the city centre, you'll find that this massive student city is significantly cheaper than its counterpart cities like London.
The party capital of Northern England, Manchester has long been known as a great place to save money if you’re looking to host a hen do on a budget. With plenty of places to drink, dance and party around the city centre, it makes a great alternative to more expensive nearby cities like Liverpool.
Situated in the East Midlands, Nottingham has long been an underrated party paradise that makes for the perfect location for a cheap hen party. Packed full of exciting bars and clubs, this city has a wild nightlife scene backed by its student population and offers rock-bottom prices for partygoers.
Known as the “Granite City”, Aberdeen is a popular destination for hosting a cheap hen do, with comparatively lower prices in respect to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Not only does it have a great nightlife scene, but it also boasts one of the best beaches in Scotland.
Home of Funktion Events, Chester may have a reputation for being “posh”, but it actually boasts a surprisingly cheap nightlife scene as well as tonnes of stuff to see and do during the day like the Eastgate Clock, Chester Zoo and the famous Racecourse.
Made famous by the hit TV series “Skins”, this student city boasts an awesome nightlife scene that’s comparatively cheaper than neighbouring Bath, as well as loads of historical landmarks and quirky shopping streets throughout the city centre.
Best Cheap European Hen Do Destinations
Although you might think that cheap hen party destinations can only be found in the UK, the fact is that there are lots of brilliantly cheap European hen do destinations where you can celebrate the last night of freedom in style.
Whether it’s sunny Spain or the medieval cities of Central Europe, take a look at all the best places to host your budget-friendly celebrations on the continent:
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is known for being one of the most stunning cities in Central Europe. Considering that this country has been part of the European Union since 2004, it still is yet to adopt the Euro, meaning that prices here are significantly lower than in neighbouring countries like Germany and Austria.
A long-time favourite for British holidaymakers looking for some cheap fun in the sun, Benidorm is an awesome place to host a cheap hen party with its inexpensive bars, restaurants and clubs lining the beachfront.
The capital of the Baltic nation of Latvia, Riga has long been known for hosting some of the wildest last weekends of freedom. Its stunning medieval city centre features winding streets packed full of cheap places to eat, drink, dance and celebrate.
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava makes for an amazing place to celebrate with a hen do on a budget! Despite now being part of the Eurozone, the city still remains to be one of the cheapest places to visit in Central Europe and would be perfect for a cheap last weekend of freedom.
Tucked away in south-eastern Europe you’ll find the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, a fantastic place to have a hen party on a budget whilst staying somewhere exciting and unique!
Famous for its wide-open shopping boulevards, cheap bars and stunning views of Mount Vitosha, this charming city still uses the local currency (Bulgarian Lev), meaning that prices are much lower compared to neighbouring countries like neighbouring Greece.
Poland’s second city, Krakow has long been a top favourite for those looking at cheap European hen do destinations, party due to the fact that Poland still uses its own currency (Zloty).
Famous for its stunning streets, public squares and medieval architecture, the nightlife here is also one of the best in Europe and certainly won’t break your bank account.
Have your Hen Do at Home
Having a hen party at home is the perfect way to ensure you and the girls can have a cheap hen do whilst still making it a fun and exciting experience for everyone taking part! One way you can do this is by arranging to play some hilarious hen party games, many of which (such as Mr & Mrs and Would you Rather) won’t cost you a penny. We can also bring hen party activities to your house via our mobile service.
Ways to Save Money when Travelling Abroad for your Hen Do
When it comes to having a cheap hen do abroad, there are a number of things you can do to save a few pennies:
- Look for Flight + Hotel Packages - Not only will this save you a decent amount of money, but it will also save you tonnes of time!
- Keep your Eyes out for Drinks Deals - Depending on where you go and the time of year, finding bars and nightclubs that offer generous drink prices and deals is a big win
- Explore Local Attractions & Landmarks - European cities are blessed with tonnes of amazing, world-renowned landmarks, many of which you can see for no cost at all
Further ways to save money no matter where your Hen Party location is
Whether you’re staying at home or going abroad, there are loads of different ways you can save money and make sure your cheap hen do stays below budget:
- Host your own Pre-Drinks - Instead of hitting the bars and pubs, ask everyone to bring some booze with them so you can host a budget-friendly pre-drinks before heading out on the town
- Play some Games - Hen party games are a brilliant way to bring the group together and have a proper laugh, especially if some of the girls haven’t met one another before
- Host a Pot Luck Dinner - Instead of heading to a restaurant, ask everyone to bring along some food relating to a theme (Chinese, Indian, Mexican) and bring it all together to make one massive meal!
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