When the wedding looms closer and it’s time to organise that do, it can be difficult to know where to start. Boys will be boys, especially on stag breaks, but it doesn’t mean the destination in question doesn’t matter. You could go for a firm favourite like Amsterdam, and take in the sights and sounds of the Red Light District, or enjoy that ‘real’ pint of Guinness in Dublin’s oldest pub. Alternatively, you could hit the nightclubs and beaches of Ibiza, or surprise yourselves with a cultural bar crawl in Budapest!

Whether it’s your brother or your best mate, you want to give him the very best stag weekend possible. That’s why HomeAway’s the perfect solution for stag weekend accommodation. We have hundreds of central apartments in the very best European destinations, so you and your mates can spend some quality time together. Whether it’s an intimate affair or you’re bringing every male you’ve ever known, you’ll find the perfect property when you book through HomeAway.

Stag weekend in Amsterdam

3 bedroom luxury houseboat in Amsterdam Center

It’s not hard to understand why Amsterdam’s long played the stag capital. Yes, it has the infamous Red Light District (and some pretty relaxed laws to boot), but there’s so much more to this city than risqué entertainment or unsavoury basement shops! A labyrinth of winding cobbled streets, excellent museums and fascinating art galleries, there’s a huge variety of things to see and do while you’re in Amsterdam. If you’re lucky enough to catch it on a sunny afternoon, why not rent bicycles for the day and explore the surrounding countryside? You can still return to the city for a pint of local lager at night, of course!

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Stag weekend in Ibiza

5 bedroom Villa Violet in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza

For the party animals among you, Ibiza’s the natural choice for stag weekends. San Antonio, as the largest and liveliest resort on the island, is the perfect spot for a weekend of male mayhem! During the summer, thousands of Brits descend upon its sun-soaked beaches, lapping up the lifestyle along its bustling, bar-lined bay. During the day, go in search of some traditional Spanish fare, or take a wander to one of the castles or parks in the surrounding area - it’s the nightlife that matters most! Enjoy world-famous DJs at the likes of Amnesia and Pacha, before ending the party by watching the sunrise on the sand.

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Stag weekend in Dublin

3 bedroom house near Grand Canal in Dublin

For stags seeking good, old-fashioned pubs, chats with the locals and plenty of ‘craic’, Dublin’s the only city that’ll do. Temple Bar is where most of the action happens: the city’s cultural entertainment centre, it’s the first spot to head for when you fancy an evening out. Of course, after enjoying the perfect pint (or five!) of Guinness in one of Dublin’s 600 pubs, you can dance the night away in a trendy nightclub like Twisted Pepper, or try your luck at one of the all-night Irish casinos. If you and your friends are up to it the next day, make sure to take a trip to the Guinness Factory to learn the story behind the ‘black stuff’.

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Stag weekend in Budapest

3 bedroom Panorama Dream Home in Budapest

As Hungary’s capital city, known as the ‘Little Paris of Central Europe’, Budapest is a great alternative to Amsterdam, Dublin or Riga. It’s famed as one of the most hospitable cities on the continent, and is literally strewn with bars, clubs and restaurants where you can celebrate your mate’s last single days! Enjoy cruising along the River Danube, or book yourselves on an excursion for the day: as well as mud wrestling, paint-balling and quad-biking, you could even enjoy a Hungarian cookery course. Of course, for those gentleman seeking a more relaxing affair, Budapest’s renowned for its thermal baths!

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