5 Hostels in Fort Lauderdale, USA

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Fort Lauderdale, USA. You can choose from 5 Fort Lauderdale hostels. In total, there are 8 cheap places to stay in Fort Lauderdale such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $29 for a dorm.

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Fort Lauderdale Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Fort Lauderdale, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Fort Lauderdale


(Sheridan Guesthouse is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Fort Lauderdale


(BHostels Hollywood Florida is the best rated)

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Hostels in Fort Lauderdale for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Fort Lauderdale (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Fort Lauderdale. To help you make friends with Fort Lauderdale before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Fort Lauderdale, located in southern Florida, north of Miami, is compared to Venice, Italy, because of its canal system. It’s popular with tourists for its attractive beaches, known collectively as the Fort Lauderdale Beachfront. Diversity characterizes the city, which also supports a substantial LGBT community. The city strives to attract a more refined visitor than the rowdy spring break crowd, but you can ignore this if you wish.

The hostels in Fort Lauderdale are all close to the beach; some even have their own pools and bars. You can find a hostel in Fort Lauderdale either near its downtown area or further south, closer to Miami. The prices of dorm rooms are pretty standard, and typically they don’t increase on the weekend. Additionally you may even be able to take a diving lesson or rent a jet ski through your hostel!

Fort Lauderdale’s main attractions are its beaches, the Florida Everglades, and the Riverwalk. A cheap way to get around is to take the Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley, which goes downtown and to the beaches. Or you could try renting a paddleboard. Shops and restaurants line the Downtown Riverwalk along with bars and art museums. Fort Lauderdale is less than an hour away from South Beach, but the city has several hip nightclubs and poolside clubs of its own in the downtown area. Some of these cater specifically to the LGBT crowd. If you want to explore the everglades, airboat tours are available at the Sawgrass Recreation Center and the Everglades Holiday Park.

Other Nearby Cities
Hollywood Hollywood (12 Km / 8 mi.)
Miami Beach Miami Beach (37 Km / 23 mi.)
West Palm Beach West Palm Beach (67 Km / 41 mi.)
Florida City Florida City (82 Km / 51 mi.)
Fort Pierce Fort Pierce (148 Km / 92 mi.)
Naples Naples (165 Km / 103 mi.)
Florida Keys Florida Keys (217 Km / 135 mi.)

FAQ about Fort Lauderdale Hostels

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FAQ about Fort Lauderdale Hostels

A hostel in Fort Lauderdale costs on average $44 for a dorm. A hostel in Fort Lauderdale with private rooms costs on average $117.

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Your Packing List for Fort Lauderdale

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Fort Lauderdale and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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