There's no city in the world quite like Miami. Sitting in Miami-Dade County on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, Miami is one of the biggest cities in the Sunshine State and has a vast and vibrant metropolitan area that spreads out across several neighboring cities and locations like Coral Gables, Hollywood, and Miami Beach. Miami Beach is by far one of the most visited cities in the Miami area, being located on man-made barrier islands with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Biscayne Bay on the other.

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Enjoying almost non-stop sunshine, soft white sands, warm waters, amazing water sport opportunities, an incredible Art Deco district, and much more, Miami Beach is an excellent city to visit. This city is home to around 92,000 permanent residents but attracts millions each year; with over half of all visitors to Miami actually staying in Miami Beach and spending most of their time in this resort city.

Whether you're roaming the Art Deco district, doing some shopping at Lincoln Road Mall, taking a walk along the iconic Ocean Drive, hanging out at a local club or bar, or simply stretching out on the soft sands of South Beach, Miami Beach can make your Florida vacation dreams come true. The city is home to some classy resorts and elegant hotels, but if you're looking for something more affordable and better-designed for backpackers and people looking to make some new friends and share experiences with other travelers, a hostel is a great option. There are several super hostels to be found all around Miami Beach; see below for details.

- Generator Miami - 3120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Phone: 786-496-5730

Looking for affordable accommodation in Miami Beach? If so, choose Generator Miami. Generator is one of the leading names in the hostel business and can boast of many locations all around the world. The Generator hostel in Miami Beach is one of the network's best locations, offering great service, comfortable rooms, modern decoration, and all you need to have a great stay. You'll find both shared dorms and private rooms at this location, which also serves a tasty free breakfast in the mornings and features an outdoor swimming pool, air conditioning throughout, and free Wi-Fi access for all guests too. Not only that, but the hotel is just two minutes away from the Miami Beach Boardwalk, so you can check out some of the liveliest spots in the city without having to travel too far.

- Posh Hostel South Beach - 820 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-674-8821

Looking for a high quality hostel with a little extra class? The Posh Hostel South Beach could be just what you need. Nicely located in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, only a short walk away from the soft sands and warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this hostel offers a luxury style of accommodation that you really wouldn't expect to find in a typical hostel. The whole location is decorated to a world class standard, with amazing furnishings throughout and a sleek, urban theme that will definitely appeal to travelers of all ages. You'll find mixed-gender dorms at this location, which also features an amazing rooftop swimming pool, lots of sun loungers to work on your tea, free breakfasts in the mornings, free Wi-Fi access, and even a shuttle service to take you to Miami International Airport.

- Miami Beach International Hostel - 1051 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-534-0268

If you just need a clean, safe, comfortable location to rest your head in the evenings during your stay in Miami Beach, the Miami Beach International Hostel is a great option. Offering really competitive rates and clean, nicely decorated rooms with good quality bed linen and simple facilities, this hostel aims to provide guests with a real 'home away from home'. You can find both classic hostel dorms and cozy private rooms at this location, which has been nicely laid-out and decorated with cool, neutral tones to provide a simple aesthetic with a modern vibe that Miami Beach visitors tend to live. Free breakfast is served here and you can rent or borrow beach equipment too. You'll also find an on-site restaurant and access to an airport shuttle, making your stay at Miami Beach International Hostel even more convenient.

- Ocean Blue Hostel - 928 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-397-8423

Many accommodation options on the iconic Ocean Drive of Miami Beach are quite expensive, but the Ocean Blue Hostel is one of the most affordable options in the city. Nicely decorated with bright, bold colors and modern furnishings, this hostel is a big hit with backpackers and young travelers from all around the world. The biggest and best feature of the hostel is its rooftop lounge, which offers comfortable chairs and tables and amazing views of the ocean itself and the surrounding scenery up and down Ocean Drive. Other features of this excellent Miami Beach hostel include friendly staff, an on-site bar, a full concierge service a restaurant, and several communal spaces including a kitchen and indoor lounge.

- Bikini Hostel - 1255 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-253-9000

Many people stay at hostels to enjoy the lively atmosphere these locations tend to provide, and if that's the sort of thing you're looking for on your next trip to Miami Beach, be sure to spend a few nights at Bikini Hostel on West Ave. Over on the western side of the city, offering good access to local stores and restaurants, this hostel is a really vibrant, colorful, exciting location where people are always talking, sharing, partying, and having fun. The hostel offers breakfast in the morning, free Wi-Fi access to all guests, very nice dorms, beautifully decorated private rooms, spacious apartments, and even an outdoor pool with hot tub. The staff here are very good-natured and friendly, and the location lends itself well to people who want to make new friends and meet other travelers.