Sometimes it may seem as if Miami Beach is all about glitzy and expensive hotels, exotic cars, and jet setting peeps throwing around big bucks at the latest club or lounge, or being seen at some new trendy, celebrity chef driven venture. But fear not, budget-conscious traveler, there are ways of still enjoying the town in style while spending almost nothing on your digs. This will leave you more moolah to throw at your favorite activities, be they dancing the night away at a club, touring the local attractions or simply enjoying the outdoors.Below you will find our comprehensive list of Miami Beach Hostels recommendations. Area hostels offer a diverse range of accommodations such as four-, eight-, or 12-bed dorms, apartments or individual low-cost hotel rooms. Some hostels have swimming pools, bars and fun restaurants on site for guests to socialize at. Free amenities such as airport shuttles, complimentary breakfasts, beach chairs and umbrellas are added perks of staying at these budget-friendly places. No curfews, of course, at this nightlife friendly destination, and several of the hostels even arrange nightclub tours for guests. Scroll down to find out more about your Miami Beach Hostel options.
South Beach Hostel
Located below 5th Street in the southern tip of Miami Beach , this 38 unit hostel offers basic accommodations in mixed or female only dorms. Choose from 4, 8 or 12 people per dorms with bunk beds and lockers. Hangout bar with pool table as well as an excellent hole-in-the wall Ceviche joint on the premises. This hostel bills itself as a party oriented place, so make sure that staying up till the wee hours is your speed before you book, and come ready to enjoy the club nights events offered here. Complimentary breakfast and dinner daily. Located just two blocks from the beach and walking distance to restaurants and clubs. Rates from $16/night.
Beds and Drinks Hostel
Newly renovated property in an historic Art Deco building. Located on James Avenue, just one block from both the beach and world famous Lincoln Road pedestrian shopping mall. Choose from four-person or eight-person dorm rooms with en-suite bathrooms or nicely appointed private rooms. Amenities include free breakfast daily, free welcome drinks, laundry facilities, WiFi throughout the property, computer station and a business center. Smoke free property. Rates range from $25 to $55/night.
Miami Beach International Hostel
Lively and socially oriented hostel located in the the thick of things in the Art Deco district. Two blocks from the beach, and steps away from great shopping, restaurants, tattoo parlors and assorted watering holes. This is a great hostel for young people in town to party the night away. Club nights and tours are arranged by staff on a regular basis and the hotel also hosts their own events and parties on site. Three complimentary meals per day, free drinks, beach umbrellas and activities such as ping-pong and poker are some of the perks available. Choose from 6 person dorms or stay at one of their private rooms or apartments. Rates start at $25/night.
Freehand Miami Hostel & Hotel
Located on the Northern edge of South Beach, the Freehand Miami offers travelers a choice between four-bed or eight-bed bed dorms, reasonably priced two-bed through four-bed private rooms as well as apartment-style accommodations. Swimming pool, courtyard, ping-pong, bicycles and communal kitchen. Free WiFi and complimentary breakfast daily. Favorite local bar, The Broken Shaker is a perfect place to meet locals as well as other visitors and the on-site restaurant, 27, offers eclectic cuisine with a local flair. Easy access to bus lines and one block from the beach.Rates range from $28 to $54.50/night.
Posh South Beach Hostel
If you like your hostels with a bit of style attached, Posh is the place for you. From the gorgeous roof top pool, to the bunk beds with memory foam mattresses and modern design Posh lives up to its name. The location just one block from the fun and sun of the beach and Ocean Drive makes this a perfect place to use as a base for your holiday fun. Best to avoid renting a car since parking in this area is challenging and expensive. Take advantage of local transportation options and bike rentals or simply walk everywhere. Complimentary breakfast and free airport shuttle. Hostel offers three co-ed dorms of varying sizes and rates start at $34/night.
HI Miami Beach
Bright and spacious dorm rooms that accommodate six to eight people, in a 1960s MIMO (Miami Modern) architectural gem. Excellent location in the heart of South Beach, in the 1500 block of Collins Avenue. One block from the beach and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs. Property has a communal kitchen, terrace dining area and a restaurant and bar on site. Free WiFi in rooms. Dorm rates start at $29/night.
If you want a place with a view and direct access to the beach, search no more, Deco Walk Hostel puts you as close to the beach as it is possible to be, and their Ocean Drive address lets you enjoy the sun, surf and swaying palm trees of Lummus Park while also being close to restaurants, bars and shopping. Roof top terrace has a Jacuzzi tub, pool table and lounge seating. Dorms sleep six or 12 and have shared bathrooms. Property has free WiFi, 24-hour concierge and communal kitchen area. Please note this property is strict about guests being from out of state/country and will verify this upon check in. Rates from $40/night.
The Tropics Hotel & Hostel
Great South Beach location on Collins Avenue, one block from the beach and steps from Lincoln Road shopping, and public transport including the 150 Airport Express bus. The Tropics is a Hostel/Hotel combo, has a large outdoor swimming pool, patio, communal kitchen and BBQ. Dormitories are mostly mixed but they will honor female only request when possible. Rates start at $15.75/ night.
We pick accommodations based on several criteria, looking for properties that have mostly positive ratings and range in the level of good to excellent while also offering good value. We search for the lowest rates available at the time of publication but as is common with hotels, rates fluctuate based on the season and whether there are any special events or conventions in town. Our affiliate relationships with the vendors you see here make us small commissions when you book via our website. I does not cost you any more and helps us keep bringing you deals and special offers. We only enter into affiliate relationship with companies we believe bring good value to our readers.