3 Best Hostels in Florianopolis, Brazil

3 Best Hostels in Florianopolis, Brazil – Private Beach Access, Pool Parties and Hammock Life

Ah yes, the gorgeous island in Brazil that’s home to pristine beaches that stretch for miles and miles. Here we deliver the absolute best hostels in Florianopolis to add to your memorable experience visiting this special place.

Rather than stay in the city, we recommend heading to the coastline where quaint neighbourhoods with big spirit rest.

In this collection we’ve found hostels in the most popular areas, from Lagoa to Barra Lago and Campeche.

Your shortcut:

  1. Submarino Hostel – top pick for female solo travellers
  2. The Search House Floripa – best for solo travellers
  3. Tucano House Summer Hostel – perfect for backpackers

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This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

You’re spolit for choice here, really. I mean, when almost every hostel offers an outdoor pool, beach access and fun activities, what more do you need?

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Quick Introduction to Florianopolis

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Florianopolis cost 8€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 22€ up to 44€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Florianopolis

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Florianopolis.

  1. Submarino Hostel
  2. The Search House Floripa
  3. Tucano House Summer Hostel

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: The Search House
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Submarino Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Geckos Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Tucano House
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Selina Floripa
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: The Search House
🎒 For Backpackers: Tucano House

1. Submarino Hostel

Let us assure you that the photos of Submarino Hostel do not do it justice!

We’ve plonked this awesome hostel in the #1 spot for many reasons, and the consistently highly-rated reviews say it all.

Submarino is ran by a passionate brother and sister who were born and grew up on the island. That means they have the best tips to offer!

We think female solo travellers will especially enjoy the homely, familiar vibe here.

Shall we jump straight in and divulge the best bits?

  • Hammock chill area
  • Two communal kitchens
  • Free Wifi zone, games zone
  • Big TV & movie collection
  • Kayaks, paddle boards, bikes for hire

“Come join this family and draw your own conclusions about how to embark in the Submarino.”

The spacious communal area is where it’s at – head here to relax, socialise and have a lovely chat with the owners.

Each dorm bed comes with handy individual lights and lockers. Air conditioning in the rooms is an added bonus, too!

Nice: Check out isn’t until 12pm!

Submarino is cleaned and looked after just like your house at home would be. We love that.

Located: Situated in Lagoa da Conceio, in the best neighbourhood in Florianopolis. From here the lagoon is 50 metres, and the best beaches are an easy 15-minute walk away.

This is one of the best hostels in Florianopolis for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Anyone that enjoys a homely vibe
Book Submarino Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. The Search House Beachfront Hostel

Let us tell you right now that if you decide to book your stay at The Search House you should give yourself a few extra days to fully experience this hostel!

“Surrounded by lush green gardens, the bamboo lined path leads you to our big wooden doors, straight through reception and onto our poolside patio.”

Keep walking and you’ll discover a…

  • Hostel bar
  • Yoga area
  • Meditation space
  • Hammocks
  • Private beach area

…and straight onto the white sand of Barra Da Lagoa Beach – WOW!

Just when you think it can’t get any more impressive, it does.

There are so so many attentive details: brand new extra-long beds, TV and playstation, air conditioning in all of the rooms…

Then by night there is often swimming pool parties and live concerts. The outdoor sound system by the pool is epic!

Your social schedule will be seriously covered if you stay at The Search House.

Honestly we better stop there otherwise this will be a huge review. Trust us when we say this hostel is excellent.

Bonus: There’s an ideal space indoors for digital nomads to get their work done before heading to the beach.

Dorm rooms come with 6, 9 and 10-beds including a female only dorm.

There are also private rooms including double, twin, triple and a suite.

Location: Very close to the central hub of Lagoa Da Conceição where you’ll be spoilt for choice for bars, clubs and restaurants. The staff can help you out with a direct shuttle service to the best evening spots in town. This is the only hostel on Barra Da Lagoa Beach with 9km of pristine beachfront to enjoy.

This is one of the best hostels in Florianopolis for

  • Solo travellers
  • Digital nomads
Book The Search House here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. Tucano House Summer Hostel

Tucano House is an incredibly relaxed and welcoming accommodation which feels very much like a home.

This hostel is owned and run by a friendly outgoing group of local and international staff who are keen to help you have the best time in Florianopolis.

Important: During the quiet season (winter) Tucano focuses on renting private rooms only for monthly and daily rent. This period is from August to December each year.

During the summer, dorm rooms are available alongside:

  • Hostel bar
  • Breakfast & dinner services
  • 24/7 reception
  • Tours in local area

“Our rooms are sunny & spacious perfect for relaxing and working for those doing home office”

The dorms are simple, yet cosy. There’s 6-beds per dorm and one of them is for ladies only.

We particularly like the private double room… so if you can afford to treat yourself, do!

Location: In a beautiful suburb known as Lagoa da Conceição. This is a vibrant area well-known for great nightclubs and bars. It is a leisurely 40 minute walk to the most famous beaches on the island.

This is one of the best hostels in Florianopolis for

  • Backpackers
  • Couples
Book Tucano House Summer Hostel here

Compare prices and view reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Florianopolis?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Florianopolis.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Florianopolis
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Florianopolis for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Florianopolis for solo-travellers?

That’s easy; The Search House!

This hostel has EVERYTHING, and that is no understatement.

Gel with other travellers by the pool, on the beach, as you practise yoga, during one of their pool parties…

An awesome bonus is that this hostel is so spread out you can enjoy social time and alone time equally. That means it’s ideal for all solo travellers, no matter your mood!

Book The Search House here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Party Hostels in Florianopolis

Partying in Florianopolis is easy to do. The island is full of famous nightclubs, great bars and many hostels with their own bar.

But which is the best party hostel in Florianopolis?

Well, we’d like to throw Geckos Hostel in to the mix.

Whilst they don’t explicitly describe themselves as a party hostel, their accommodation is set up with everything you need for a good time.

  • Sun-drenched pool
  • Hostel bar
  • Pool/ping pong table
  • Evening Brazilian BBQs

Geckos is located in the heart of Lagoa da Conceicao, close to beautiful beaches, bars and nightclubs.

Start your evening off in the hostel by the pool and head out to nearby nightlife with new found friends – simple!

FYI: Popular Booz Floripa hostel has closed.

Book Geckos Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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More Hostels worth a mention

And it doesn’t stop there! We know you only need one hostel, but well, we couldn’t resist showing you more when there are so many good ones on the island of Florianopolis.

Check out these:

  1. Selina Floripa
  2. Floripa Surf Hostel
  3. Barra Surf Hostel
  4. On The Road Hostel

Selina Floripa

If you’re a bit of a flashpacker that appreciates superb trendy design, Selina Floripa has your name on it.

The photos say it all, right?

We’d recommend this more for couples, families and older travellers. Basically anyone that enjoys doing their own thing whilst staying somewhere in style.

Having said that, there is still plenty of option to socialise here if that’s your thing.

Book Selina Floripa here

Compare prices and check availability at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Floripa Surf Hostel

Floripa Surf Hostel offers a very clear atmosphere to expect.

“This is a great space to relax on a hammork, start your own brazilian bbq, or surf the web with our speedy wi- fi. “

Yep, stay here if all you want to do is relax and then relax some more.

It’s a quaint hostel, with a 6-bed dorm and double private room available.

Book Floripa Surf Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Barra Surf Hostel

At Barra Surf Hostel you can choose to sleep in either a 4 or 6-bed mixed dorm. There are no private rooms here so it’s usually full with sociable backpackers.

It’s located just 2 blocks from the beach.

By day you can relax in a hammock or head to the beach with a surfboard.

By night join in the Happy Hour at the hostel bar. There might even be a party happening during your stay! If not, challenge other travellers to a game of pool or two.

Book Barra Surf Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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On The Road Hostel

On The Road Hostel is pretty basic but it’s affordable and enjoyable if you’re not looking for anything fancy.

The location right be the beach and the outdoor pool are certainly highlights.

There are all sorts of room types here including female and mixed dorms, family rooms and an array of private rooms.

Book On The Road Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Submarino Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. The Search House Floripa: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Tucano House Summer Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Florianopolis best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Florianopolis. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Florianopolis hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Campeche Island
  • Joaquina Beach
  • Canasvieiras Beach
  • Mole Beach
  • Praia da Barra da Lagoa
  • Ponte Hercílio Luz (Brazil’s longest suspensiion bridge)

FAQ

Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Florianopolis?

You can find the best Florianopolis hostels in this article!

What is the best party hostel in Florianopolis?

The island is full of famous nightclubs, great bars and many hostels with their own bar. But as the best party hostel in Florianopolis we can recommend Geckos Hostel.

What are the best Hostels in Florianopolis for Solo Travellers?

The best hostel in Florianopolis for solo-travellers is The Search House.

What is Florianopolis best known for?

Here are the Florianopolis main tourist attractions:

  • Campeche Island
  • Joaquina Beach
  • Canasvieiras Beach
  • Mole Beach
  • Praia da Barra da Lagoa
  • Ponte Hercílio Luz (Brazil’s longest suspensiion bridge)

Are hostels in Florianopolis safe?

Not all hostels in Florianopolis are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.

So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Florianopolis. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!

If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!

How much are hostels in Florianopolis?

Hostels in Florianopolis cost 8€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 22€ up to 44€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld or Booking.com.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

Flights to Florianopolis?

We enjoy Skyscanner, Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Florianopolis.

Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport is the best and easiest way to access the island directly.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Brazil and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Florianopolis.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Florianopolis hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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