Home to beautiful white sand beaches and year-round sun, Miami Beach is renowned for being party central.

Its lively nightlife attracts visitors from all of the USA and worldwide, especially during spring break or winter holidays.

Miami Beach is more than just a party hotspot though – it’s also a historical architectural artifact. Miami Beach’s Art Deco District is home to the largest collection of Art Deco buildings in the world, made up of many hotels and apartments built during the 1930s and 40s, offering travelers a glimpse into a bygone era.

While a trip to Miami Beach can come out quite pricey, you can also experience the oceanside vibes on a budget. If you are looking to make the most of this 24-hour party destination, then check out our list of the best  hostels in Miami Beach:

Miami Beach International Hostel (BEST MIAMI PARTY HOSTEL)

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**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

The Miami Beach International Hostel is definitely designed for backpackers who are looking to party. It’s located right in the center of the Art Deco district, just a 2-minute walk from the beach and close to the hottest clubs and bars. Voted the world’s best party hostel by CNN.com, If you’re going during Ultra during Spring Break, it’s an ideal base for your stay.

Communal rooms consist of 4, 8 and 10-bed dormitories (mixed or female-only), as well as private rooms (sleeping between 1 and 4 people) if you want a more chilled end to your night.

There’s free breakfast and dinner available, while Miami Beach International Hostel also provides a free shuttle from Miami International Airport, so you can keep the costs of your stay down even further.

Generator Miami (starts at $45) – n.1 Miami LUX Hostel

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Previously home to the Atlantic Princess Condominium, Generator Miami offers a fantastic experience for anyone looking to get away to Miami’s bustling South Beach district. Located steps away from Miami Beach itself, this hostel offers incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami Beach Canals. Surrounded by the city, your stay also offers an intimate look at Downtown Miami.

With 103 rooms, Generator Miami offers various types of accommodations, from shared rooms to multiple types of private rooms. This spacious building also hosts a variety of social spaces, including a swimming pool, designer bars, and a restaurant located indoors and outdoors. Two dining options are offered to guests, allowing you to choose the best one to suit your needs.

Customers love the atmosphere of the Generator Miami, and describe it as a wonderful place to relax and getaway.

Reviews compliment the staff as friendly and accommodating, and willing to assist with any issues that may arise. The building and rooms themselves are praised for their cleanliness, with consistent service from the housekeeping staff.

Beds N’ Drinks (starts at $21) – n.2 MIAMI PARTY HOSTEL

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Competing with Miami Beach International Hostel for the title of “Miami Party Hostel” is Beds N’ Drinks. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, Beds N’ Drinks offers 2-for-1 cocktails during its extended happy hour, a free drink upon arrival and gives young backpackers the option to take advantage of discounted rates for tours to explore Miami.

This hostel organizes regular parties, but you can also chill out in the hostel’s bar area or terrace. In terms of accommodation, you can choose from 4 or 8 bedroom dorms, or go for a private room.

You can also immerse yourself in Miami Beaches’ history as Beds N’ Drinks is the only fully renovated Art Deco building on the beach. It’s also the closest hostel to the Lincoln Road Mall, so you can find all you need from the brands you love in between topping up your tan at the beach.

Freehand Miami (starts at $23)

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Freehand Miami has more of a boho vibe, with handcrafted, retro-style chic interiors and custom artwork produced by local artists for guest rooms and communal spaces. It’s a bit more chilled than some of Miami Beaches other party hostels, away from the buzz of South Beach.

It has its own pool and bar area, giving you a great community atmosphere in which to relax. In order to explore Miami Beach more fully, you can also rent a bike for free for up to 2 hours. Last but not least, the hostel is home to The Broken Shaker, an award-winning cocktail bar.

Sit back, relax and enjoy freshly-produced cocktails made from exotic mixtures of ingredients.

Posh South Beach (starts at $23)

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Posh South Beach is all about premium accommodation at an affordable price.

It’s a fully renovated boutique loft in the middle of all the South Beach action. In keeping with the hostels “posh” approach, there is even valet parking available, as well as a complimentary hourly shuttle service between the hostel and the airport.

Unlike other hostels, the quirky Posh South Beach consists of a very large single room, featuring custom-designed twin bunk beds and secure lockers. A further standout feature is its unique rooftop pool, so you can relax poolside and enjoy the sun.

Tropics Hotel and Hostel (starts at $16)

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Located in the center of the Nightlife and Art-Deco district of South Beach, the Tropics Hotel and Hostel is a great choice for anyone who wants to be in the middle of the action.

It’s located across the street from the Convention Hotel, also known as the Loews Hotel, and is within walking distance to the Miami Beach Convention Center. All other attractions are also within walking distance, and this hostel is located just one block from the beach.

Tropics Hotel and Hostel offers both shared rooms as well as private rooms, and all rooms have air conditioning. The rooms also contain their own bathroom, free linen, and a telephone. Other amenities include an olympic size swimming pool, a common kitchen area, and an outdoor patio.

Customers who stay at the Tropics Hotel and Hostel rave about the convenient location to the Miami Beach attractions and the beach itself. The ease of access to public transportation also pleased many reviewers. The staff is regarded as friendly and helpful to their customers, who are willing to work with any issues that may arise. 

SoBe Hostel & Bar (starts at $12)

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SoBe is one of the best hostels in Miami Beach if you’re looking to make new friends and socialize with new people. They will welcome you with FREE drink upon check-in and get you hooked with best group parties from International & Rock hostels.

It’s home to a newly renovated bar, lobby, patio, and sidewalk seating area, meaning that you really enjoy a more communal lifestyle. If you’re working to a strict budget, you’ll find that the daily free meals and inexpensive nightly events will help to ease the burden on your wallet. You can opt for a private room that sleeps up to 8 people, or a shared room.

SoBe is also great if you’re looking for a more low key stay. It’s about a 20-minute walk to the main party area of Miami Beach which you can also reach with their brand new bike rentals – close enough to the action but far enough so you can get a good night’s sleep.

EXTRA TIP: check out next door Miami Beach local hotspot “My Ceviche”, the famous restaurant with good, cheap, and quick fresh eats!

Rock Hostel (starts at $18)

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Like Miami Beach International Hostel, Rock Hostel is a safe and secure place nestled in the historic heart of the world-famous Art Deco District. The most popular nightclubs, shopping boutiques, and glistening beaches are just a few minutes walk away.

The Rock Hostel houses an on-site bar and offers a range of tours and social activities – from party events partnered with International Hostel & Sobe with VIP entrances to Miami tours around Key West.

Hostel is only a year old a newly renovated with brand new bathrooms! Rooms are larger than some you may find elsewhere, sleeping 6, 8 or 10 people, and featuring memory-foam mattresses, private bathrooms, safe deposit boxes and hairdryers. In every room next to every bed you can find individual sockets, lights, and shelf so no one’s phone ever runs out of battery.

They host a full kitchen as well as secure luggage storage and overnight options for guests who want to travel to Orlando, key west, etc in the case that they want to travel light.

Additionally, the hostel purchased brand new rock hostel branded bikes for hourly and daily rentals! They are also 1 block from the beach with free chairs and umbrellas for our guests to use for free (when available).

HI Miami Beach (starts at $17)

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Hi Hostel Miami Beach is really well located to everything you would want to do in Miami Beach – just one block from the beach and Ocean Drive and two blocks from the great shops and restaurants on Lincoln Road.

More peaceful and quiet than some of the other Miami Beach hostels, you can still continue your party into the night on their terrace which overlooks the famed Collins Avenue.

HI Miami Beach also has its own restaurant at street level – the Mexican taqueria Taquiza. This means that you can grab authentic tacos and Mexican street food alongside a range of Mexican beers.


Author Bio: This article was written by Ocean Florida, a UK-based travel agency that specializes in family-friendly holidays and trips to Florida, including villa getaways, Orlando excursions, cruises and Disney holidays.


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