The Best Hostels in Miami Beach, Florida

The Freehand Miami is a budget-friendly hostel with a wow factor
The Freehand Miami is a budget-friendly hostel with a wow factor | Courtesy of Freehand Miami / Expedia
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25 November 2020

With its pastel-colored 1930s buildings, luxury hotels and 24-hour buzz, Miami Beach in Florida is the place to be for party lovers. It’s still possible to enjoy Miami’s vibrant streets, beachfront restaurants and endless sand stretches without breaking the bank at these centrally located hostels. Ideal for groups of friends and wallet-watching travelers, generous extras include happy hours, free breakfasts and bike rentals.

Freehand Miami

Hoping for a budget bed in a decent location? Prepare to be wowed by the Freehand Miami, located just a 5-minute walk from Miami Beach and less than a mile (1.6km) from South Beach. Rooms are a joy, with both communal and standard spaces on offer, all with private bathrooms, lockers and a desk. But the hostel’s sophisticated social scene is what draws in the crowds. The Freehand has its own award-winning cocktail bar and the wildly popular 27 Restaurant, serving flavor-packed global dishes such as spicy Thai mussels.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace

Posh South Beach Hostel

In glamorous Miami, even the hostels look like swish five-star hotels. The suitably named Posh is right on South Beach’s prime Collins Avenue, just steps from the beach, and offers guests a rooftop pool, kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as complimentary beach towels. Mixed-sex dormitories feature bunk beds, bedside lockers and memory-foam mattresses. Between 6 and 7pm, you can mingle with your roommates at the daily free happy hour, where vodka and gin are served.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Beach towels
Concierge services
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Generator Miami

Less hostel, more Instagrammable boutique hotel in the heart of South Beach, Generator has a cool Cuban decor, a pool, and a sleek cocktail bar and restaurant focused on locally sourced ingredients. Choose your room according to your budget and privacy requirements. There are several shared dorms, including female-only rooms, private twin and double rooms and even three suites when only luxe will do. All have en-suite bathrooms, lockers or safes and USB charging stations, while beach towels, bikes and skateboards are available to rent.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Smoke-free property

Bikini Hostel, Miami Beach

Expect your stay to be one long party at the Bikini Hostel, located next to Flamingo Park’s Olympic-sized pool. There’s a lively beer garden with a pool and Ping-Pong tables, a Jacuzzi, sociable movie and poker nights and a four-hour happy hour each evening with half-price drinks. Trolly transport throughout Miami Beach, breakfast and dinner are all thrown in for free, too. Rooms include single and communal dorms but are away from the party area, so you won’t lose out on your beauty sleep.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Beach towels
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Beds n' Drinks Hostel

Take in Miami’s glitterati hotspots and candy-colored Art Deco architecture from the buzzing front terrace at Bed n’ Drinks. Two blocks from the beach, in the heart of South Beach, the hostel is ideal for big groups, offering mixed and female-only dorms, lockers, complimentary towels, a TV room and private bathrooms. There are single rooms if you prefer your own space, and everyone can tuck into a free breakfast consisting of coffee, toast, fruit and yogurt each day.
Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace

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  • SoBe Hostel and Bar

    Boredom is not an option at the SoBe Hostel, two blocks from the beach and close to the area’s best nightclubs and restaurants. You don’t even have to go anywhere, as the hostel itself hosts daily club nights and non-stop activities, including bar crawls and volleyball competitions. The bar is always open, with daily happy hours and free drinks – even dinner is offered at a discounted rate. Rooms are shared mixed and all-female dorms with large lockers. Free breakfast is also included.
    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Miami Party Hostel

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    Miami Party Hostel
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    Look away now if you’re hoping for an early night at Miami Party Hostel. As its name reveals, this hostel on Ocean Drive is party central, once the sun sets. Stash your bag in a locker in the mixed and female-only dorms. Then, head to the rooftop bar for hookah and cocktails, or join the nightly themed parties with a live DJ. The party continues at the tiki bar-themed club on the first floor, where hostel guests get free drinks and discounts.

    Miami Hostel

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    Miami Hostel, 810 Alton Road
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    For sightseers and beach-goers, Miami Hostel offers a more peaceful budget accommodation option without the all-night parties of the city’s other hostels and is only a 12-minute walk away from the beach. Rooms are mixed and female-only dorms with lockers, air conditioning and bedding. Guests can access a full kitchen, hairdryers, an ATM and a pool table and also rent bikes. There are fast-food restaurants and supermarkets close by, but don’t miss Saturday’s BBQ, which gives you a chance to meet fellow guests.
    These recommendations were updated on November 25, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.