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Freehand Miami Hostel and Hotel Reviews

2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami, USA

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83%

Rating
409 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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57%

Freehand disappoints quite a bit. Doesn't live up to the hype. Lacks the social vibe and energy of other Miami hostels. Staff is fairly unmotivated by comparison, bathrooms are tiny and not up to par and wifi is weak throughout the property. Tries to cater to awkwardly pretentious hipster. On the upside, the beds are comfortable, close to the beach, cool bar and interesting pool area. Has a lot of potential but seems to lack the management to reach that.


89%

The rooms are amazing, really comfortable. If you want to get a good night rest though request a room on the street side. The broken shaker is a great bar, but at night it can make a lot of noise till 3 am.


54%

Construction going on all through out the hostel, never could get some sleep day or night. The staff was..... meh.... not helpful, usually kind of bitchy.. the rooms had flies or mosquitos, and the maids don't clean too well. After touring Europe and staying in various hostels, this is the first one in the US i have stayed in, and it shares no comparison to the European hostels....

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Hi, Thanks for the feedback. Please feel free to contact us directly at reservations.miami@thefreehand.com to discuss your stay with us. We would love the opportunity to change your experience.

100%

Excellent hostel.


80%

The outside area and bar are pretty awesome. It's often packed with people where a lot of them are citizens of Miami Beach. The rooms are big and bright and the beds are awesome. The kitchen is pretty small and badly equipped though. You better don't do grocery shopping before you had a look in it.


100%

They could use a couple of signs to show how to get to the kitchen. Other than that, no complaints :-)


49%

Definitely not a Hostel.. A nice place and well located but should be advertised as a budget hotel. The 'common area' was the large reception area and at the time we were staying, full of school groups working on their laptops. The bar... overpriced, it wasn't a hostel bar but a fancy restaurant/bar operated separately and seating was generally reserved for outside guests from 6pm onwards. You were not allowed to eat your own food & were ushered to a kitchen tucked out back. Bar staff very rude!


77%

This place has more of a hotel feel then hostel. The bar is a cocktail bar more locals and is pretty exapensive. i would not stay here if you want to meet fellow travellers, more Americans then travellers


74%

Nice place to stay. Beds are really comfortable and dorms a nice size! Careful of the bar, it can get really expensive ($6 for a small bottle of water) but if you want a casual drink at the end of the night it's handy. Pools good, but opens quite early when we went (6pm). It was good for us that it was out if the hustle of Ocean Drive but it does mean either a 2 mile walk there and back or a $9 cab.


97%

Excellent price and atmosphere, worth it!


94%

This place is seriously impressive. Great vibe, great look and they have an awesome cocktail bar, pool and garden.


91%

Fantastic value for money Excellent location - walking distance to south beach, and on the same road as other fancy hotels Good facilities, would recommend

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This is a beautiful hostel. The poolside picture I took inspired envy with my friends back home. I'd never stayed at a hostel before and it completely shattered my negative preconceptions of hostels. It's essentially a hotel where you have to stay in a room with strangers. My only disappointment was that I couldn't buy their T-shirt because the bar was closed when I checked out! I'd definitely stay there again.

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Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review our property - we're glad we changed your opinion on hostels! Come back to stay with us again soon!

89%

The hostel was amazing! Definetly the best in Miami. We really enjoyed our stay!

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Hi, Thanks for review! We hope to welcome you back!

86%

Felt more like the only thing making this place a hostel were the bunk beds. Excellent place in terms of value for money and the beds and facilities were amazing. Only downfalls that we could see was that it was located a bit away from the main hustle and bustle of south beach and the bar at the hostel was open to the public and run separately so you didn't really mingle with the other people staying there as you would normally. Would definitely recommend though


60%

This place can't seem to decide whether it is a hotel or a hostel.... ***Pros***: Good sized swimming pool (even if it is disgustingly warm...) room was decent size and clean, close to the beach


66%

They definitely should clean the dorms and WC. I mean, not just take off the trash of the basket. We complained but the staff didn't care much.

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

This is a trendy hostel with a great atmosphere. Excellent outdoor patio and pool with great opportunities to meet people. The only downfall is that it is about a 15-20 min walk from the heart of South Beach. Otherwise a great place to stay in Miami on a budget.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

A nice hostel with a good atmosphere and nice facilities, and he staff were very helpful. However, it might be an idea to restrict smoking around the pool area, as it was not very pleasant to swim with cigarette smoke everywhere.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Dorm room lockers could be a bit more secure. It is easy for anyone including non-guests to come and go in all the communal areas.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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