Best Minecraft Survival Servers List of 2021

Arguably the most popular type of Minecraft servers - Also often called SMP (Survival Multi Player), these Minecraft servers stay true to many aspects of the original game's survival single player mode - you can loose health & die by receiving fall damage, being attacked (by players & mobs) or drowning. In a survival Minecraft server you need to make sure you protect yourself from the elements and hostile mobs (especially Creepers), before darkness falls. Craft gear and build houses, explore the nether and kill the ender dragon! Here a list with some really top-notch Minecraft game servers to play on, big, small, PvP or No-PvP! Be sure to check out other popular and similar game modes such as Vanilla, Creative and Towny. Find a great free Minecraft survival server's IP address for Minecraft Java Edition now!


1
ManaCube Minecraft Server
mc.manacube.net
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
774 Players Online
Java
2
LemonCloud Minecraft Server
join.lemoncloud.org
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
467 Players Online
Java
3
AmbrosialCraft Minecraft Server
play.ambrosialcraft.net
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Prison Server
7 Players Online
Java
4
MOX MC Minecraft Server
MOXMC.NET
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
227 Players Online
Java
5
UltimisMC Minecraft Server
buzz.ultimismc.com
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
273 Players Online
Java
6
Cosmic Survival Minecraft Server
buzz.cosmicsurvival.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
130 Players Online
Cross Platform
7
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
buzz.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
101 Players Online
Cross Platform
8
CatCraft Minecraft Server
buzz.catcraft.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
61 Players Online
Cross Platform
9
BlossomCraft Minecraft Server
play.blossomcraft.org
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
85 Players Online
Cross Platform
10
BumbleCraft Minecraft Server
play.bumblecraft.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
66 Players Online
Cross Platform
11
HuabaCraft Minecraft Server
play.huabacraft.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
75 Players Online
Cross Platform
12
Pixelblock Minecraft Server
buzz.pixelblockmc.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
44 Players Online
Java
13
Dogecraft Minecraft Server
mc.dogecraft.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
13 Players Online
Java
14
CraftYourTown Minecraft Server
java.craftyourtown.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
98 Players Online
Cross Platform
15
Lush Survival Minecraft Server
mc.lushsurvival.net
Version 1.9 to 1.17
Survival Server
52 Players Online
Java

Survival Minecraft Bedrock Server List

Find a survival mode Minecraft multiplayer server for Minecraft Bedrock edition! Every server in the Minecraft Server List below has the very best gameplay, Minecraft community, Spawn and Minecraft map you can find in a multiplayer mode server joinable with a Bedrock Minecraft client (PS, Xbox, PC, Windows 10, Android & iOS).

1
Cosmic Survival Minecraft Server
buzz.cosmicsurvival.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
130 Players Online
Cross Platform
2
KiwiSMP Minecraft Server
kiwismp.fun
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Vanilla Server
90 Players Online
Cross Platform
3
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
buzz.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
101 Players Online
Cross Platform
4
CatCraft Minecraft Server
buzz.catcraft.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
61 Players Online
Cross Platform

1.16 Minecraft Survival Servers

Play on a survival mode server with the latest Minecraft version - 1.16! Whether you're looking for a "normal survival" server type or a large game server network, this list will definitely satisfy you! Most servers also feature a discord server where you can chat with the server owner, staff and other players.

1
Hypixel Minecraft Server
mc.hypixel.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Minigames Server
70445 Players Online
Java
2
CubeCraft Minecraft Server
play.cubecraft.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Minigames Server
2839 Players Online
Cross Platform
3
Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
1329 Players Online
Java
4
CraftMC Minecraft Server
craftmc.pl
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
1236 Players Online
Java

What's the best Survival Server for Minecraft?

The short answer - It depends. The long answer - Minecraft servers can vary greatly from one another even when they're classified as the same game mode. Survival servers in particular will frequently "borrow" various elements from other game modes. They range from pure SMP to Towny, Vanilla Minecraft and PvP or PvE servers, and even combinations of those. Some may feature an economy plugin and others won't.

So which is the best? We list servers based not only on user votes, but also relevancy to the selected game mode. Nowadays most servers feature more than one game mode - Unlike other server list sites, we list servers which specialize in a Survival game play first, and servers in which Survival is complementary second. This means the best server will always be one among the top few on our list! You'll probably have to go through a couple to find one with your favorite configuration (PvP, no-PvP, PvE, towny features, etc) but they will all be relevant and high-quality. Be sure to also lookout for the correct MC version for your client, otherwise you won't be able to connect to it! You can use the filters at the top.

Answering this would be easier in the case of a Creative mode server for example, but when it comes to Survival, things are slightly different.

Are Survival Servers and Survival Games Servers the same?

No! Survival Games is pretty much the same minigame as Hunger Games. While Minigames (such us Hunger Games) are some of the most fun server modes to play on, they are not to be confused with Survival (SMP) servers or their variations. If you're looking for a Minecraft server to play HG on, you can find IPs for some great ones on the Hunger Games list.

What makes a SMP Minecraft server great?

Survival servers are all about forming a great Minecraft player community. It doesn't matter if diamonds, emeralds or coins are being used for the economy and whether the server is using the best Minecraft plugins available out there. Having great people to play with will make your experience much, much better. Like all the best Minecraft servers, a quick lag-free connection, an easy-to-remember IP and friendly staff members are a must.