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
Dogecraft Minecraft Server
mc.dogecraft.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
24 Players Online
Java
2
DestiCube Minecraft Server
play.desticube.com
Version 1.12 to 1.17
Survival Server
3 Players Online
Java
3
rainfall SMP Minecraft Server
play.rainfallsmp.ml
Version 1.17
Survival Server
4 Players Online
Java
4
creatormodded
No Rating
creatormodded Minecraft Server
creatormodded.aternos.me
Version 1.16
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
5
Survive
No Rating
Survive Minecraft Server
various-air.auto.playit.gg
Version 1.16
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
6
TribalCraft
No Rating
TribalCraft Minecraft Server
play.tribalcraft.org
Version 1.9 to 1.17
Survival Server
1 Player Online
Java
7
TheDanPlace
No Rating
TheDanPlace Minecraft Server
thedanplace.aternos.me
Version 1.17
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
8
MythicSMP Survival Minecraft Server
play.mythicsmp.com
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
9
Lictopia Minecraft Server
lictopia.com
Version 1.16
Survival Server
1 Player Online
Java
10
Eternal Realms Minecraft Server
play.eternal.gs
Version 1.16
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
11
Mystical Reign
No Rating
Mystical Reign Minecraft Server
mysticalreigns.ardentgaming.ca
Version 1.12
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
12
RomanMC Minecraft Server
play.romanmc.com
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Economy Server
15 Players Online
Java
13
Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
1577 Players Online
Java
14
Combine Gaming Minecraft Server
combinegaming.minefort.com
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Economy Server
0 Players Online
Java
15
FramCraft Minecraft Server
play.mc.frambinni.ca
Version 1.16
Survival Server
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
MineSky
No Rating
MineSky Minecraft Server
MineSky.myserver.gs
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Bedrock

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
Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
1577 Players Online
Java
2
Dogecraft Minecraft Server
mc.dogecraft.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
24 Players Online
Java
3
RomanMC Minecraft Server
play.romanmc.com
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Economy Server
15 Players Online
Java
4
rainfall SMP Minecraft Server
play.rainfallsmp.ml
Version 1.17
Survival Server
4 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.