5 cheap Miami Beach hostels

ocean driveHostels and budget hotels are a great way to visit a new place without breaking the bank. Here’s our roundup of cheap Miami hostels and budget hotels, all in Miami Beach.

Please note that often hostels charge per bed instead of per room. We have noted the ones that have private rooms available. Also, because many of these are shared rooms, guests usually have to be at least 18. Call and check if you’re traveling with a family.

Freehand Miami

Freehand Miami is an eclectic hostel in the middle of Miami Beach. It has affordable rates plus periodic deals  that allow you to save even more. The bar, The Broken Shaker, is making waves in the Miami bar scene for its handcrafted cocktails.

Address: 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, Florida  33140
Phone:  305-531-2727
Average Rate: $35 (Private rooms are available.)
Website: http://thefreehand.com

The Clay Hotel

Located in historic Espanola Way, this quaint hotel boasts some of the most affordable private room rates on Miami Beach. It also has free Wi-Fi on site and occasional package deals that offer free nights. This hotel is also home to some major moments in Miami history; it was the place where Desi Arnaz reportedly created the rumba craze and the site of Elton John music videos.

Address: 1438 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305-534-2988
Average Rate: Rooms start at $82
Website: http://www.clayhotel.com/

DecoWalk Hostel

DecoWalk is the only beachfront hostel on Miami Beach. Located right on Ocean Drive, it’s where you’ll find all the action. South Beach staples such as Mango’s and The Clevelander are within walking distance, and the Atlantic Ocean is your front yard.

Address: 928 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-531-5511
Average Rate: Dorm rates vary depending on the time of year. On average, a bed is $25 in mid-summer and $30 on summer weekends. The rates rise during the high season (winter and holidays) and vary greatly depending on events.
Website: http://decowalkhostel.com/

Jazz on South Beach Hostel

Jazz on South Beach is in the heart of the Art Deco district and boasts daily trips, nightly outings, karaoke and movie nights. It also offers offer free continental breakfast.

Address: 321 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-672-2137
Average rate: $17 to $30 (Private rooms are available.)
Website: http://www.jazzhostels.com/jazzlocations/jazz-on-south-beach/

SoBe Hostel

SoBe Hostel is just two blocks from the beach and within walking distance of some of the top Miami clubs and bars. This boutique hostel offers a myriad of amenities that make your bed seem a whole lot bigger (including free transportation to the airport). It also has a full liquor bar.

Address: 235 Washington Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-534-6669
Average Rate: $19 to $25 (Private rooms are available.)
Website: http://www.sobe-hostel.com/