What We Love
- A poolside mural by lauded South African artist Chris Aurett
- Food and beverages by Gui Jaroschy (of Broken Shaker fame)
- Miami Beach is a mere 100 feet away
- Smeg refrigerators in all guest rooms
What To Know
- The property sits on the site of the former Atlantic Princess, a 1940s-era condominium
- The hostel features an all-female dorm
- Beach towels and sun loungers are included as part of your stay
- Breakfast is complimentary
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Stylish European hostel chain’s retro-chic American debut, featuring both shared and private guest rooms
Budget-friendly and high-design digs don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Case in point: Europe-based Generator group’s elegant, low-cost outposts across trendy locales like London, Barcelona, and Berlin. For its first location stateside, the hip hotel chain claimed a slice of coveted Collins Avenue, marrying bold Cuban glamor with Art Deco trimmings. The 105 rooms run the gamut from six-bed dormitory style dwellings to the more traditional—read: private—Premium Kings. Truthfully, it’s the glossy public areas where you’ll be doing most of your lounging, be it the sun-drenched outdoor terrace with its palm-flanked pool; Jim & Neesie, the eclectic in-house restaurant serving table-side cocktails and cosmopolitan comfort foods; or Driftaway, where you can sip your booze poolside.
In the Area
If you can tear yourself away from the Generator’s many indulging options, embark on a DIY walk across South Beach’s Insta-ready Art Deco district (formal tours are also available courtesy of the Miami Design Preservation League). Further afield, South Pointe Park is a prime waterfront picnicking spot. As a more charming alternative to overpriced Ocean Drive, Espanola Way—about a ten-minute drive from the hostel—offers many charming sidewalk cafés, flamenco performances, and a weekly farmers’ market. For a free classical music concert, check out SoundScape park, next to the New World Center (home to an orchestral academy), where you can take in Beethoven and Brahms under the stars.
How to Get There
Great communal spaces, drab bedrooms with poor security precautions. I did not feel comfortable to know that someone looked through my designated storage space. When I returned from exploring, someone had taken my towel from my drawer that was full of my stuff and clearly occupied.
Staff is amazing, pool area is comfty, food is BOMB and finger licking !! The energy once you walk into the hotel is great. Also a walking distance from the beach. Definitely will be returning, thank you guys so much!!
I was looking for an economic option for my 2 nights stay, and this was one of the cheapest I found that offered a private room, on Miami Beach.
This supposed to be a hostel, so I expected a 'cheap feel' to it, but it was nothing like a hostel in it's style, service, design and facilities. It is a very stylish, and even luxurious hotel, I would say. I felt very comfortable and safe. My room was spotless and very nice in style with a view on the pool, and quiet! The pool area was very pleasant. The atmosphere was great too. As there were many solo travelers (between around 25-35 the majority), and most of them mixing business with some days of tourism (like I did), the guests were not the boisterous party type but mostly nice, interesting people with a purpose in Miami, but equally ready to go out and enjoy Miami beach at night. Since it's a hostel with shared rooms too, people are more open to make friends, so even though I stayed in a private room I found it easy to make connections (in the elevator and lobby), and at the end we were a group of 8 solo travelers hanging out together. :D
This was a perfect base for my short stay. On a similar trip I would choose this hotel/hostel with no hesitation!