The Generator Miami is a converted condominium regarded as one of the premier hostels in Miami Beach. Rooms range from standard to king to deluxe, and therefore are well suited to all budgets. There is a women’s-only dorm as well as several mixed dorms to choose from. Listed amenities include free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a terrace patio, and a nightclub on site, to name a few. Within a mile of this location, you can fine the Miami City Ballet, the Museum of Ice Cream, and a park at 36th Street (about four blocks away).
Another hostel in Miami Beach that features standard, king, and deluxe accommodations is Freehand Miami on Indian Creek Drive, just a short walk to the beach. Here, all rooms come with private bathrooms, air conditioning, cable TV, and lockers; guests are welcome to free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, an outdoor terrace, and an onsite ATM. From this Mid-Beach property, one has access to the bars, restaurants and nightlife of South Beach.
Miami Hostel on Alton Road is an inexpensive alternative for those on a limited budget. There are no private rooms, so your choices are limited to rooms with mixed-sex or female-only occupancy, plus in-suite bathrooms. On the other hand, there is a long list of freebies, including Wi-Fi, linens and towels, housekeeping services, and bicycles, not to mention themed nights (Popcorn Thursdays, Nacho & Salsa Fridays, and BBQ Saturdays) for guests to enjoy. Local tourist favorites include Lincoln Road Mall, Ocean Drive, and the Art Deco District.
Crates at the Gaythering is a men’s-only hostel in Miami Beach on Lincoln Road, about half a mile from the Lincoln Road Mall. This adults-only property features a spa, sauna, and Jacuzzi, in addition to a pool, terrace/patio, game room, complimentary breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have in-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a work desk, and complimentary toiletries. Some (King Studio) even come with microwave and kitchenette. Lik Miami, South Florida Arts Center, and Flamingo Park are three South Beach places of interest nearby.
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Miami Beach, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Miami Beach in May and August.
Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Miami Beach if you stay on a Sunday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 14 days before your stay to get the best price for a Miami Beach hostel.
The cheapest 3-star hostel in Miami found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was ₪1,362, while the most expensive was ₪2,649.