When you are ready to get away from the frozen North, Florida has several options for affordable travel and accommodations. Traveling on a budget does not necessarily mean having to stay in seedy motels and questionable neighborhoods. Hostels provide a viable alternative to pricier hotels in most of the major tourist destinations of Florida, as well as some off the beaten path places. Following are a few of the best hostels in Florida in the more popular destinations around the state.
Voted as one of the best hostels in the United States, this one is located minutes from South Beach bars and restaurants and nightlife. With its own lively party atmosphere, availability of dorm-style or private accommodations and free meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, this hostel draws those looking to enjoy the South Beach lifestyle on a budget.
The only boutique and southern-most hostel on South Beach, this one attracts young travelers also looking for a place to relax and meet fellow like-minded travelers. With free breakfast and a full bar that remains open to 5 a.m. every day, this hostel further draws the party-types looking to experience South Beach on a budget
Rustic and slower-paced, with tropical gardens and a natural waterfall, you can still have access to South Florida attractions without the hustle and bustle of the city. With a laid-back atmosphere and no curfew, this hostel allows easy access to both coasts of Florida and free on-street parking when you return.
Billed as the only true hostel in the Orlando area catering to backpackers and entertainers, among others, you can stay in affordable comfort within easy reach of area attractions. Animal lovers can feel comfortable with the resident sand cranes, ducks and Tiffany the hostel dog keeping company at any point of the day or night, and with buses leaving daily to area attractions, a vehicle is not necessary to make the most of this vacation spot.
More of a home environment with a hostel style living and sleeping arrangement, this one caters to international visitors and students. Regardless of your reasons for traveling to Orlando, this one provides a rich cultural exchange to add to your experiences.
Located in a building that dates to 1915, this hostel boasts a multilingual staff fluent in French, English, Spanish, Dutch and more. Located in America's oldest city, history buffs will appreciate the affordable accommodations so close to the oldest parts of this oldest city. Also only an hour from Daytona Beach, those seeking to attend events there can avoid high priced accommodations while still indulging their interests.