Miami Beach International Hostel
Miami Beach -- Miami, FL
Average rate/night: $30/night
Coolest amenity: The party scene
Now in its 17th year of operation, MBIH is a fixture of the US hostel scene. Best known for being extremely social in an extremely social city, the staff and atmosphere are always ranked among the top in the US; which given the hostel's massive size (~200 beds) is particularly impressive.
As a guest, expect everything from dance parties and bar crawls to Spanish lessons and discounted covers at Miami’s “coolest” clubs. When you add in that the hostel is a block from the beach and provides THREE free meals a day, it isn’t hard to see why this place has thrived for so long.
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Brent Underwood is the founder of the top-rated hostel in Austin, HK Austin. When he's not roaming the streets of East Austin with a variety of foreigners in tow, he's working on books as a partner at Brass Check, the creative advisory firm behind over 30 NY Times bestselling books.