Thanks to the help of this handy guide, you’ll soon be shouting from the rooftops “I’m in Miami, *insert rude word here*!”
This famous city in Florida not only has gorgeous white-sand beaches, but hostels that will quite rightly knock your socks off. Seriously, wait until you see the outdoor pools.
- Generator Hostel Miami – great for solo travelers
- Freehand Miami – ideal for female solo travelers
- Rock Hostel – top pick for backpackers
There is also scope for having a fun party in Miami. So of course we’ve gone ahead and included the best party hostels in Miami City.
Miami is all about getting social, and the hostels here seriously support this. Wine tasting, sunrise yoga, you name it.
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
The USA offer a lot in the way of impressive hostels. Have a look at our ultimate guide to the 45 best hostels in USA here.
Looking for 5 star hostels? So far there are three in the United States:
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- cheapest hostels in Miami
- best hostels in Miami for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Miami
- your answer to the best hostels in Miami South Beach
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Miami
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Miami cost 13€ – 27€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 100€ up to 250€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
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.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Miami Florida
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Miami.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Generator Hostel Miami
Let’s jump right in and encourage you to discover the Magic City with an experience-led stay at Generator Miami – the best Miami hostel!
You will literally be sleeping 100 feet from the beach. Oh yeah.
This hostel chain decided to open its doors first and foremost in Miami. We couldn’t agree on a better destination.
Like all of their hostels, at Generator Miami you can expect to enjoy:
- On-site bar and cafe
- Female only dorm rooms
- Free Wi-fi
- Bike hire
- Outdoor swimming pool
And with the swimming pool comes an inclusive beach towel and sun lounger. With a pool bar right by the water, we’re not sure you’ll go anywhere else.
This is an 8-level property, so it’s not exactly cute and cosy. But that’s not the point.
The atmosphere here is all about the buzz, bringing travellers together to create new friendships and lasting memories.
When the hostel is at capacity, you’ll have over 300 people to mingle with!
Looking for a great gay hostel Miami? This is certainly a top choice.
Good to know: the 14% tax is not included in the room rate.
At both of the on-site restaurant-bars you can keep the fun times flowing until 2am each morning!
This is what makes the range of rooms so good – all travellers types are welcome and made to feel at home.
6-bed dorms offer more of a social vibe, whereas 4-bed dorms are quieter. Yet every bed offers a privacy shield, so it doesn’t really matter which you choose. There is also a selection of private rooms.
Location: In the heart of the South Beach District, just steps away from the iconic Miami Beach front. Surrounded by city skyscrapers and the Miami vibe, you’re never far from everything you could possibly need.
A fantastic choice for:
- Solo travellers
2. Freehand Miami
Are you a free spirit in search of a free-spirited community just steps from the beach?
Welcome to Freehand Miami, in that case. This is easily the second coolest hostel Miami has to offer.
“Freehand Miami is a modern hostel with awesome extras – come take a dip in our outdoor pool, or sip on a cold drink from our cocktail bar.”
The overall design is pretty neat. It includes bespoke art by Miami-based creatives, adding a cutting edge vibe that’s set to impress.
Whether you stay in a mixed or female dorm, or splash out on a king suite, you’ll be treated to towels, bedding and a big locker for all your things.
Every room comes with an en-suite, too. So just roll out of bed and straight into the shower!
Now that you have your room sorted, what’s next?
Ah yes, the awesome amenities…
- Courtyard trees w/ fairy lights
- Restaurant serving garden veggies
- Outdoor pool w/ sun loungers
- Curated activities and events
- Cocktail bar
If that wasn’t enough; breakfast is free, pets are welcome and there’s FREE iced coffee in the lobby each day.
Reception is also open 24/7, and the staff can point you in the direction of bicycles that you’re welcome to use.
What does this hostel not have?!
Super cool: book three nights and get the fourth night for free.
One last thing. There is a sunrise yoga class that can’t be missed before jumping in the pool.
Location: It’s around a 30-45 minute ride from Miami International Airport and a 5-minute stroll from the beach. There is a weekly shuttle to Little Havana from the hostel.
We recommend this accommodation for:
- Female solo travellers
3. Rock Hostel
Situated between Miami’s sun-kissed beaches and Art Deco buildings you’ll come across Rock Hostel.
“Think comfort, security and fun all under one roof!”
These guys are redefining what it means to budget travel.
A combination of modern comforts and super location are taking the place of squeaky beds and mould on the ceiling. Budget travellers, eat your heart out!
Let’s take a closer look at these modern comforts…
- Cocktail bar
- Hip restaurant/cafe
- Vast communal spaces
- Secure & spacious rooms
- Free breakfast
Your stay is made extra special with the added bonus of organised wine tastings, boat trips and nights out – sign up to your preferred activity with friendly staff.
Important: there are no private rooms here, only shared dorms.
Spread over 6, 8 and 10-bed dorm options, there is also a female only option in each size.
So much effort has gone in to making these rooms super comfy.
Get ready for an en-suite, air conditioning, a small kitchenette (with sink) and a personal bed light and plug. Sorted.
There is also a handy communal kitchen on site if you fancy cooking.
Location: In the heart of the world famous Art Deco district, surrounded by 20th-century gems. Gianni Versace’s mansion is a 5-minute stroll, and epic salsa dance halls and rooftop bars surround you. Ask the hostel in advance about a pick up from the airport.
A great hostel option in Miami Beach for:
What about cheapest hostels in Miami?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the Miami cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
An example is SoBe Hostel Miami – this is cheap, yet the ratings are not very high.
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 Miami.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Miami
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
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 Miami for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Miami for solo-travellers? Didn’t you already notice that every hostel in this list is designed for the solo traveller?
We won’t make you back track. Here’s a handy overview:
- Best hostel in Miami for sociable solo travellers: Generator Hostel Miami
- Best hostel in Miami for female solo travellers: Freehand Miami
- Best hostel in Miami for older travellers: Rock Hostel Miami
It goes without saying that Generator Miami wins overall. It offers female only dorms, 2 onsite bars and a gorgeous outdoor pool. It’s so easy to meet new people here.
Another popular choice for backpackers is Miami Beach International Hostel.
Stay here and you’ll get free breakfast and dinner, legendary hostel parties and a buzzing onsite restaurant and bar to hang out in.
Be aware: there is a large focus on nightlife, including pub crawls and club trips.
Party Hostels in Miami
Ready to partaaaay it up in the Magic City of Miami? We have two party hostels in Miami worth mentioning.
Top tip: To save some money on alcohol you can buy from liquor stores in South Beach Miami. A popular choice is MB Liquors Miami Beach.
You can party all night long or enjoy an early night at Miami Beach Bikini Hostel Cafe & Bar. That’s because the rooms are cleverly set away from the party zone.
If your favourite word is free, you’re going to love it here.
- Hot breakfast & dinner
- Jacuzzi access
- Everyday beach yoga
- Beach towel, umbrellas & paddle balls
Next door at Flamingo Park there is an Olympic-size pool, and across the road at Mondrian Hotel there are weekend pool parties with live DJs.
Not to mention hostel beer pong tournaments, poker nights and daily pub crawls.
Relax in the beer garden and enjoy a few drinks with new friends. Sounds perfect.
Next up is Miami Party Hostel, also know as Ocean Blue Hostel.
It’s possible to see Miami Beach from the rooftop as you sip a cold drink and enjoy a shisha.
This is a budget, no frills option for enjoying some of the best parties in Miami. The rooms are simple and the breakfast is free.
The team offer organised pub crawls for their guests. The common room is a great spot to escape the sun and enjoy some air conditioning… especially when you’re hungover!
One more idea: Poshtel by the Beach
Fancy staying in a fancy hostel that’s more like a hotel, with a swimming pool and open bar? Who wouldn’t!
Posh South Beach Hostel is a luxurious Miami hostel that’s affordable for for the every day backpacker.
Here are some of the awesome inclusions:
- Memory foam mattress & privacy dividers
- Rooftop pool w/ lounge chairs
- Hostel bar w/ free drinks every evening(!)
- Insanely upscale kitchen
There is even an onsite concierge that can sort you out with tours, attractions and party buses to the cities hottest nightclubs!
As for the beach? It’s literally a 3-minute stroll from the property.
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:
- Generator Hostel Miami: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Freehand Miami: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Rock Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Miami 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.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Miami. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Miami hostels on a map.
FYI: All of the hostels in this guide can be found along Collins Avenue.
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:
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- Bayside Marketplace
- Bayside Park
- Jungle Island
- South Pointe Park
Flights to Miami?
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over North America and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
What’s the best hostel in Miami?
You obviously skipped straight here, didn’t you? Skip back up and discover Generator Hostel Miami.
What are the best places to hangout in Miami Shores?
Lincoln Road Mall is a really good place to hangout if you enjoy people watching. It’s also a nice area for talking a stroll and enjoying a picnic. On Sunday’s there is a farmers market and street performers.
Where is a good place to stay with a car in Miami?
Honestly, we don’t recommend renting a car whilst visting Miami – parking is both expensive and difficult to find. Plus, not many hostels offer parking. It’s so easy to get around as long as you pick a central hostel: no car needed.
What is the best area to stay in Miami with your family?
Coconut Grove is the oldest neighborhood in Miami and great for families. It’s central and has a bohemian vibe, plus plenty of parks for the kids.
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
Can we thow our hat in the ring and simply say; Hostelgeeks.com.
We have a fine collection of 5 star hostels from around the globe, recommending only those we would to our friends and family.
Best places to live in Miami for singles? Are there any good Miami singles bars?
Assuming you’re a solo traveller looking to stay in a hostel, we recommend Generator Hostel Miami every time. It also has a bar which is great for meeting new people (and potential partners).
Read: Sex in Hostels – 20 things to remember
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Miami.
We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations in the USA:
- best hostels in New York City
- best hostels in Los Angeles
- best hostels in Washington DC
- best hostels in Chicago
You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.
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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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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries