Florianopolis is pretty much a slice of Brazilian paradise. Boasting the option to get involved with a whole host of outdoor activities, from trekking and sand boarding to surfing and swimming in natural pools.
It’s named as one of the best places to live in Brazil and plays host to a number of second homes from across the country. So might it be a little expensive for the humble backpacker?
But don’t fret. We’ve done our homework and found you a whole load of awesome places to stay in Florianopolis. Sure to save you pennies whilst you’re away, these are easily the best hostels in Florianopolis.
So whether you really are on a shoestring budget, or you’re looking for a slice of hostel luxury by the beach – or just about anything in between – we’ve got you covered. So let’s take a look at some of the most recommended hostels in Florianopolis!
The Best Hostels in Florianopolis: Round-up
Best Overall Hostel in Florianopolis – Bara Bara Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel
Best Party Hostel in Florianopolis – Sunset Backpackers
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Florianopolis – Booz
Best Hostel in Lagoa da Conceição, Florianopolis – Geckos Hostel
Best Hostel near Barra da Lagoa Beach, Florianopolis – The Search House Beachfront Boutique Hostel
Best Hostel in Campeche Beach, Florianopolis – Floripa Surf Hostel
Best Hostel Near Hercilip Luz International Airport – Sagui Hostel
Best Hostel near Florianopolis Bus Station – HI Floripa Hostel Centro
Best High End Hostel in Florianopolis – Tucano House Summer Hostel
Best Budget Hostel in Florianopolis – On The Road Hostel
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Florianopolis – Rosemary Dream
Quick Summary: The Best Hostels In Florianopolis
Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel
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• Best Overall Hostel in Florianopolis •
Why we like Barra Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel…
We like this place because it ticks a whole lot of boxes, from friendly staff to a free breakfast and a sociable atmosphere. And did we mention the location right on the beachfront? Just imagine waking up to the sound of the waves…
Yes, this really is the best overall hostel in Florianopolis.
Barra Barra Beach Club Club Oceanfont Hostel is perfect for…
Perfect for those of you out there looking for a vibey place to stay near the beach. There’s free surfboard hire for you keen surfers as well as boat parties, sand boarding and kayaking in the day time – and night time brings partying at one of the clubs in the area.
#2 – Sunset Backpackers
• Best Party Hostel in Florianopolis •
Why we like Sunset Backpackers…
We like how chill this hostel is. Think veranda with hammocks and great sea views. But of course, it’s all about the partying here.
This is the best party hostel in Florianopolis: they throw parties, they’ve got a bar with free sunset cocktails every day, plus they have discount tickets for nearby clubs.
Sunset Backpackers is perfect for…
This is one for people who love being close to nature. You wake up here with views through the trees to the sea beyond. Aside from the amazing landscape, there’s a pool to lounge around by, plus a decent free breakfast to soak up the hangover. What’s not to like?
#3 – Booz
• Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Florianopolis •
Why we like Booz…
We are very into the fun, colourful decor of this Florianopolis backpackers hostel. The cafe area here is pretty cool, as well as being a good place to get chatting to fellow travellers. We also like that they put on different activities every day, including tours around the island.
Booz is perfect for…
If you’re looking for the best hostel for solo travellers in Florianopolis, look no further than Booz. This is just the sort of thing if you want to meet other people: this place is small, it’s got an intimate atmosphere, and you’ll get to know people pretty quickly. They also do big family dinners, too.
#4 – Geckos Hostel
• Best Hostel in Lagoa da Conceição, Florianopolis •
Why we like Geckos Hostel…
Geckos Hostel has a great big outside garden boasting a swimming pool and hammocks. Perfect for a spot of chilling, we say.
Being the best hostel near Lagoa da Conceição, we love the easy access to beaches, sand dunes and other natural attractions. Nightclubs and restaurants are close by, too.
Geckos Hostel is perfect for…
This youth hostel in Florianopolis is pretty much perfect for anybody looking for a bit of an international vibe. Loads of different people from all over the world stay here.
The people who run this place really know what they’re doing, and can help you out with travel tips. Clean freaks will love that the cleaning team is ever-present.
• Best Hostel in Barra da Lagoa Beach, Florianopolis •
Why we like The Search House Beachfront Boutique Hostel…
We can’t help but absolutely love the garden here. This cool hostel in Florianopolis is basically a big old villa with shuttered windows and all that jazz. But the garden is a tropical affair, complete with a pool and a half pipe. Yes, that’s right, a half pipe. For skating.
The Search House Beachfront Boutique Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re looking to be near sun, sea and sand then you’d do well to stay at this place. It’s easily the best hostel near Barra da Lagoa Beach.
This hostel quite literally leads right onto the beach, via its lush tropical gardens. If you’re a sucker for a beachside location, you’ll love this one.
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#6 – Floripa Surf Hostel
• Best Hostel in Campeche Beach, Florianopolis •
Why we like Floripa Surf Hostel…
This hostel is just 200 metres away from Campeche Beach. That’s something we can definitely get on board with. Being so close to the water means this place has a laid back, bohemian atmosphere.
We love the beachy vibes here, just laying back with a few caipirinhas or a couple of beers.
Floripa Surf Hostel is perfect for…
This best hostel near Campeche Beach is perfect for people who like a spot of surfing. It’s all about that here. At the same time, it’s a good option if you’re not fussy about staying in a chic, Instagram worthy space.
Parties on Fridays make it a good party hostel in Florianopolis, too.
#7 – Sagui Hostel
• Best Hostel near Hercilip Luz International Airport •
Why we like Sagui Hostel…
We love a bit of convenience, so this hostel being so close to the airport that serves Florianopolis makes this a great place for us. In fact, we’d say it’s the best hostel near Hercilip Luz International Airport. Even though it’s near the airport, it’s still a great all-round hostel in its own right.
Sagui Hostel is perfect for…
This is a good option for solo travellers. That’s right. Being so near the airport means you’ll be off your flight and into your dorm bunk before you know it.
The staff at this Florianopolis backpackers hostel are super helpful and full of tips for things to do and onward travel.
• Best Hostel near Florianopolis Bus Station •
Why we like Hi Floripa Hostel Centro…
Just a ten-minute walk from the bus station, we love how easy it is to get to this hostel if you’re arriving by bus.
It may not be a beachy kind of place, but we definitely appreciate how central this top hostel in Florianopolis is to shops, markets and restaurants nearby.
Hi Floripa Hostel Centro is perfect for…
Fans of convenience will love this place: it’s easily the best hostel near Florianopolis Bus Station. The staff here are also very helpful and friendly. It’s clean and cool here, suiting anybody who might be a little fussy about how stylish (and hygienic) their hostels are. Which we definitely appreciate.
• Best High-end Hostel in Florianopolis •
Why we like Tucano House Summer Hostel…
We absolutely adore the interiors at this cool hostel in Florianopolis. Tucano House Summer Hostel is basically set in a massive villa with loads of balconies, high wooden ceilings, big windows, hardwood floors and palm leaf print wallpapers. It’s pretty much super stylish and we’re all about that. Sometimes, anyway.
Tucano House Summer Hostel is perfect for…
Being the best high-end hostel in Florianopolis, this is definitely the best option for anybody looking for something a little bit more stylish. A little bit of a cut above the rest. There’s a super nice garden to hang out in here too, surrounded by palm trees and equipped with a pool.
#10 – On The Road Hostel
• Best Budget Hostel in Florianopolis •
Why we like On The Road Hostel…
We just can’t get over how cool and homely this place is. Yep – this Florianopolis backpackers hostel is all about its setting in an old, traditional house complete with eclectic decor and even a pool table. The huge garden at this place also features a pool, which we basically love as well.
On The Road Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re a Jack Kerouac fan, strike up a conversation with the staff. This hostel is actually named after his novel “On the Road”. Other than that, this is perfect for people who love hiking with a number of trails nearby. On a budget? Then you’ll be happy to know that this is also the best budget hostel in Florianopolis.
#11 – Rosemary Dream
• Best Hostel with a Private Room in Florianopolis •
Why we like Rosemary Dream…
Nestled up in the mountains, this top hostel in Florianopolis comes complete with incredible views of the beach below and the beautifully curving bay. We definitely appreciate that.
Yes, this place is basically a beautiful spot with loads of cool places to hang out that we can’t help but fall in love with.
Rosemary Dream is perfect for…
Looking for your own space? Then definitely consider this place: the best hostel in Florianopolis with a private room. This is also perfect for anybody wanting to get outdoors and be close to nature.
Hiking trails and natural swimming pools are pretty much on the doorstep of this Florianopolis backpackers hostel.
#12 – Sunset Strip Eco Hostel
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Why we like Sunset Strip Eco Hostel…
We can really appreciate the eco-credentials of this top hostel in Florianopolis: they’re all about helping to protect the paradise on their doorstep. It’s surrounded by nature, set in a wooden building, and comes with a selection of hammocks to chill out in with a sea view to marvel at the whole time.
Sunset Strip Eco Hostel is perfect for…
Want to get in touch with nature? Then staying in a wooden building practically in the jungle is a good option for you. It’s also close to the beach if that’s what you’re into, but there are also yoga classes on the terrace for some flexible fun. Natural pools are just a few minutes’ walk away, too.
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#13 – Submarino Hostel
Why we like Submarino Hostel…
The colourful interiors at this cool Florianopolis hotel is something we definitely like. But the social vibe is pretty cool, too. There are some lazy, laidback spaces to hang out in, plus a ping pong table – which is always a great icebreaker, we have to admit. The BBQ is also great!
Submarino Hostel is perfect for…
For anybody wanting to stay in a locally run place… This one’s for you. This recommended hostel in Florianopolis is actually run by a brother and sister team, locals to the area who grew up here and pretty much know all there is to know about this beautiful island. You’ll love it here.
Why we like Greenhouse Hostel, Camping & Breakfast…
Just like its name suggests, we love how green this place is. The garden here is luscious, with loads of tropical trees and lawns – and, of course, a swimming pool where you can cool off. Even the house is painted green. The bar is also a pretty cool place for evening drinks.
Greenhouse Hostel, Camping & Breakfast is perfect for…
Are you an unfussy traveller? Don’t mind if things are a bit basic? But like a place that has a lot of heart? Then this is definitely going to be a top hostel in Florianopolis for you. On top of that, the staff are super helpful and will help organise activities for you – always a plus.
#15 – Barra Surf Hostel
Why we like Barra Surf Hostel…
This place is all about laid back living. So how could we not love this place? All you need to get down to at this Florianopolis backpackers hostel is chilling out. On top of that, we can’t help but like its location just two minutes away from the beach itself.
Barra Surf Hostel is perfect for…
Simply perfect for anybody who’s active. That means surfing and kayaking as much as sand boarding and trekking. There’s a whole lot to do here. And if you like to end your outdoorsy days with a few drinks, then you’re going to love how fun this place gets in the evening.
#16 – Pinguins Hostel
Pinguins HostelWhy we like Pinguins Hostel…
Set out overlooking the sea in a breezy house with big verandas, we are very much into the whole atmosphere of this recommended hostel in Florianopolis. There are DJ sets, gigs, and it’s generally a super sociable and very friendly place to be. We also very much appreciate the fact that you get a room with a waterfront balcony.
Pinguins Hostel is perfect for…
Want to be close to all of the action? Then this party hostel in Florianopolis is going to be the one for you. Mole Beach, and even the nude beach are in walking distance of this hostel. And you can also walk to Lagoa downtown from here, too. It’s basically in the centre of everything.
#17 – Le Flaneur Auberge
Le Flaneur AubergeWhy we like Le Flaneur Auberge…
Le Flaneur Auberge is set in an old villa with huge, spacious rooms and a very cosy atmosphere. How could we not like that? This cool hostel in Florianopolis is all about its exposed brick feature walls, pop art style artwork, and the courtyard garden which is perfect for evening drinks.
Le Flaneur Aurberge is perfect for…
If you’re not really fussed about being near the beach, and in fact would rather stay in a local neighbourhood, then this top hostel in Florianopolis is going to be the one for you. The nearby area is vibrant and filled with cool cafes. There’s live music and cultural events held here, as well.
#18 – Garapuvu
Why we like Garapuvu…
We like that this place is pretty much a bright and breezy beach hostel. The hangout area is something we particularly like about this place, with high ceilings and plenty of places to sit and chat. The huge garden, boasting a swimming pool, is also something we definitely enjoy about this Florianopolis backpackers hostel.
Garapuvu is perfect for…
Solo travellers. Yep. This is an ideal place for people who want to stay somewhere that’s super friendly and run by nice, local people. Plus if you’re on a shoestring, this budget hostel in Florianopolis offers good value for money with a free breakfast and generally feeling like a home away from home.
#19 – Jurere Art Hostel
Why we like Jurere Art Hostel…
Sorry, but we can’t help but absolutely love this cool Florianopolis hostel. This place rustic, but it’s stylish at the same time. It’s all about the parquet floors, exposed brick walls, and original artwork. It’s pretty much a creative place to stay, which is something we can really get on board with.
Jurere Art Hostel is perfect for…
Creative backpackers. Yes, that’s right. If you want to stay in a creative, artsy environment surrounded by nature, then we recommend booking this place! Staying here is all about nights around the BBQ and making new friends, which makes it a good shout for sociable travellers, too.
#20 – House De Baiana
Why we like House De Baiana…
Set right on the lakefront itself, this amazing hostel is seriously beautiful. We absolutely love this place for its awesome sunsets. It’s literally the perfect place for sitting on the water and soaking up a sundowner. The simple design of this hostel lets the amazing views do the talking, which is cool.
House De Baiana is perfect for…
Are you a fan of sunsets? Then you should definitely think about staying at this Florianopolis backpackers hostel. And you’ll love this place even more if you don’t mind not being in a central location, but instead would rather trade that for a pretty much once in a lifetime views.
#21 – Campeche Hostel
Why we like Campeche Hostel…
This place is a family-run hostel with all the welcoming atmosphere you’d expect from one. The homely environment is definitely something we love. The friendly owners of this hostel pretty much make it what it is: awesome. We also like that this budget hostel in Florianopolis is pretty easy on the wallet. Who wouldn’t?
Campeche Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re on a budget, and you don’t mind things a little bit rough around the edges, then you’ll appreciate this place. This recommended hostel in Florianopolis might not be high end, but it’s the ideal place to stay if you want to have great experiences and make as many new memories as new friends.
#22 – PUP Hostel SC
Why we like PUP Hostel SC…
We like how new and modern this hostel is. Being more centrally located than some of some of Florianopolis’s beach hostels, it’s near to handy amenities like shops, markets and restaurants. That said, it’s also not too far from the beach itself. We definitely like having breakfast here with lofty sea views.
PUP Hostel SC. is perfect for…
If you’re not all about the beach, then you might want to think about staying here. This youth hostel in Florianopolis is more about being nicely located and in the centre of all the culture of this beautiful island. Like being close to restaurants, shops, museums and theatres? Then you should stay here.
#23 – Iguana Beach Hostel
Why we like Iguana Beach Hostel…
We love that this hostel is actually located on a sandbar quite literally in the lagoon itself. It’s a genuinely beautiful spot: an island on an island. Staying here is all about hanging out on the balconies with great views of the mountains and the water. There’s even a got a pool on their terrace!
Iguana Beach Hostel is perfect for…
Perfect for people who want to be close to the beach, the rooms here are also pretty clean, well equipped, and the staff at this youth hostel in Florianopolis are really friendly. It’s basically a good all-rounder. Fans of fun will like the bar: it’s got a pool table and offers a free caipirinha every night.
#24 – The View Hostel
Why we like The View Hostel…
As you might be able to tell from the name, this highly recommended hostel in Florianopolis boasts a very nice view. And we really like that. You get these views from the rustic (but cool) rooms themselves. How could we not like waking up to a vista of tropical paradise from our window each morning?
The View Hostel is perfect for…
If you want to stay in a relaxed place with an easygoing atmosphere, this chilled hostel is one for you. Even so, fans of nightlife will enjoy the fact that bars, restaurants and clubs are a quick Uber ride away. Mole Beach is also just a 5-minute stroll away if you want to relax on the beach.
Closing thoughts on the Best Bargain Hostels in Florianopolis
Those were the top hostels in Florianopolis. You’re going to find a whole lot of amazing views thanks to all the cool hostels here that offer up rooms with mountain and water vistas!
And there are even some great options further away from the beach, for anybody looking for nightlife and culture – or if you just prefer exploring a city. There’s a whole load of bars and restaurants to discover here!
There really are a big range of hostels here. From ones virtually in the middle of nature, complete with tropical gardens, to hostels that are situated practically on the water’s edge, you’ll definitely be able to find one to suit you.
But if you really feel indecisive, don’t you worry. All you need to do is remember Bara Bara Beach Club Oceanfront Hostel. This is our top choice for the best overall hostel in Florianopolis. All you need to do now is pack – and don’t forget your swimsuit!
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