Finally, a beach vacation that won't break the bank.

By Siobhan Reid
August 29, 2018
Credit: Courtesy of Generator Hostel & Hotel Miami

The bad news: summer’s almost over. The good news: your next beach getaway will only set you back $20 a night.

But really.

Generator, the trendy European hostel chain that turned the idea of a youth hostel on its head, has just opened its first North American outpost on South Beach’s legendary Collins Avenue.

Located just one block from Miami Beach’s golden sands, the retro-chic property will have all the same amenities as your favorite beach resort: yoga, mixology classes, a red-hot outdoor pool scene, three food and beverage venues serving everything from cocktails to kombucha, and Insta-ready interiors done up with colorful murals, bespoke furniture, and neon lights.

Credit: Courtesy of Generator Hostel & Hotel Miami

Upstairs, the shared guestrooms feature stylish wood furnishings, coastal accents, and comfy bunk beds, while the private rooms — which start at just $95 night — all have spacious en suite bathrooms and may include sweeping ocean views.

The design-forward hotel brand opened in 2011 and has expanded to 13 properties in cities across Europe, including Madrid, Paris, Rome, and Berlin. Each hotel embraces the spirit of its locales and feels truly authentic to place, but they all offer free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, female-only accommodations, and a café.