Home to beautiful white sand beaches and year-round sun, Miami Beach is renowned for being party central. Its lively nightlife attracts visitors from throughout the USA and worldwide, especially during Spring Break and the other regular party events held in the city.
Miami Beach is more than just a party hotspot though – it’s also an historical architectural artefact. 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 erected during the 1930s and 40s, offering backpackers a glimpse into a bygone era.
While there’s plenty to buy in Miami Beach, you can 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 top rated hostels in Miami Beach for backpackers.
Miami Beach International Hostel (BEST PARTY HOSTEL)
The Miami Beach International Hostel is definitely designed for backpackers who are looking to party. It’s located right in the centre 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 provide a free shuttle from Miami International Airport, so you can keep the costs of your stay down even further.
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
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 with the hostels “posh” approach, there is even valet parking available, as well as a complementary 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.
Beds N’ Drinks
Competing with Miami Beach International Hostel for the title of Miami Beaches’ best 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 organises 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.
SoBe Hostel & Bar
SoBe is one of the best hostels in Miami Beach if you’re looking to make new friends and socialise 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 which 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.
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 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 ones phone every runs out of battery. They host a full kitchen as well as a secure luggage storage and overnight options for guest who want to travel to Orlando, key west, etc in the case that they want to travel light.
HI Miami Beach
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 specialises in family-friendly holidays and trips to Florida, including villa getaways, Orlando excursions, cruises and Disney holidays.