The Magic City may be a playground for the rich and famous, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find budget-friendly places that are decent enough for your stay. If you’re pinching pennies, here are the best hostels to book in Miami.
Set in the heart of South Beach, walking distance from a vibrant nightlife and major clubs like Story, Jazz’s location is enviable. The popular hostel is situated right on Collins Avenue and steps from the sand, Ocean Drive, and numerous restaurants and bars. Dorm rooms start from $20 and include free in-room lockers, coin-operated washing machines, 24-hour reception and free continental breakfast. There are also private rooms for those looking for a comfier night’s sleep. A cozy lounge and outdoor patio with umbrellas and grill provide spaces for visitors to socialize and make new friends.
About the place:Beach, Budget, Casual
Also on Collins Avenue, Posh lures guests in with its industrial interior design and rooftop pool with views of the beach. Dorms named feature memory foam mattress bunkbeds with soft linens, equipped with privacy dividers as well as a reading light for reading in bed. There’s also a modern full kitchen and dining area, and the hostel offers complementary shuttle rides from/to the Miami International Airport. The biggest perk to this paradise hostel? Guests get free drinks nightly from 7pm-8pm at the Whitelaw Hotel nearby.
About the place:Beach, Modern, Stylish
The Freehand in Miami Beach is equipped with everything you need for a good time in the 3-0-5. Its home to the Broken Shaker, an outdoor bar and hangout spot where locals and tourist alike frolic to socialize while enjoying the tropical garden and taking a dip in the backyard pool. Inside there’s a billiard and cozy living room area as well as the 27 Restaurant if you’re hungry but too lazy to leave the hotel. Gender specific rooms with four to eight bunk beds vary from $30-$35 and each bed features a curtain for privacy. There are also single king bed rooms and bungalows for those who have more change to spare. The hotel’s tasteful interior is so upscale you wouldn’t notice it’s even a hostel.
About the place:Stylish, Beach, Casual
Set in a two-story building, Bikini tops our list for its amenities: A beer garden, ping pong tables, an outdoor swimming pool with hot tub and weekly barbecue nights. What’s not to love? The hostel is located a few blocks from the beach and the outdoor shopping mall, Lincoln Road. Dorm rooms are mixed or female-only, while private rooms and apartments with kitchens are also available if you’re looking for a more comfortable stay.
About the place:Casual, Beach
Lit up in neon lights and dotted with yellow umbrellas, the fun atmosphere at Beds N’ Drink is perfect for party-loving visitors. The Art Deco hostel has a well-stocked bar, a lounge area to socialize and an outdoor space to play beer pong with other friendly foreigners. Dorms vary for 6-8 bunk beds, and there are studios for 2-4 people as well as private rooms. The hostel is located steps away from the Fillmore, the New World Symphony and two blocks away from the beach.