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
1203 Players Online
Java
2
HuabaCraft Minecraft Server
play.huabacraft.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
76 Players Online
Cross Platform
3
BlossomCraft Minecraft Server
play.blossomcraft.org
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
41 Players Online
Cross Platform
4
AirlotSMP
No Rating
AirlotSMP Minecraft Server
airlotsmp.mc-shock.com
Version 1.17
Survival Server
3 Players Online
Java
5
Jacks server Minecraft Server
smp1.exaroton.me
Version 1.17
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
6
BabMC
No Rating
BabMC Minecraft Server
babmc.us
Version 1.17
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Cross Platform
7
MineZart SMP
No Rating
MineZart SMP Minecraft Server
minezart.cf:27999
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Cross Platform
8
hydracraft
No Rating
hydracraft Minecraft Server
mc.hydracraft.es
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
599 Players Online
Java
9
DualArrowMC
No Rating
DualArrowMC Minecraft Server
mc.dualarrow.com
Version 1.7 to 1.8
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
10
SlainSmp
No Rating
SlainSmp Minecraft Server
ult1.falix.gg:36705
Version 1.17
Survival Server
17 Players Online
Java
11
The Spot SMP Minecraft Server
thespotsmp.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
39 Players Online
Java
12
Village Smp
No Rating
Village Smp Minecraft Server
54.39.68.57:25615:25615
Version 1.17
Survival Server
0 Players Online
Java
13
The Frontier Minecraft Server
77.75.125.187
Version 1.17
Survival Server
6 Players Online
Java
14
Nocturn
No Rating
Nocturn Minecraft Server
nocturn.eevee.center
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
2 Players Online
Cross Platform
15
Exosphere Network
No Rating
Exosphere Network Minecraft Server
mc.exospherenetwork.net
Version 1.17
Survival Server
0 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
Melon Realms Minecraft Server
buzz.melonrealms.net
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
136 Players Online
Cross Platform
2
KiwiSMP Minecraft Server
kiwismp.fun
Version 1.8 to 1.17
Vanilla Server
302 Players Online
Cross Platform
3
Cosmic Survival Minecraft Server
buzz.cosmicsurvival.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
Survival Server
148 Players Online
Cross Platform
4
BumbleCraft Minecraft Server
play.bumblecraft.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Survival Server
147 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
CraftMC Minecraft Server
craftmc.pl
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Skyblock Server
1236 Players Online
Java
3
Wynncraft Minecraft Server
play.wynncraft.com
Version 1.16 to 1.17
RPG Server
659 Players Online
Java
4
CubeCraft Minecraft Server
play.cubecraft.net
Version 1.7 to 1.17
Minigames Server
514 Players Online
Cross Platform

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.