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2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami, USA

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86%

Rating
563 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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94%

Perfect for any backpacker who wants to enjoy a hotel-like hostel at a good price for Miami beach. Nice pool and Bar area, and a nice breakfast included. Recommend


86%

This as been ONe of the best hostels I have ever been so far. The atmosphere is awesome. Considering that you are in Miami/America, I felt a London vibe (but sunnier). The whole Place (common areas, rooms and outdoor lounge/pool) is well decorated with a trendy retro style. Private rooms have huge beds + 4great pillows + 2 robs + complete set of shower towels ± TV + complete set of shower products...things that become quit rares in regular hostels..

  • 25th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Try to modify Breakfast service.


94%

Stayed for 4 nights. Great hostel! Has a pool and looks/feels really cool. Beach & Boardwalk 2 minutes away which is great. Breakfast included and is fairly comprehensive too. Parking round the corner can be tricky to get and needs topping up every 3 hours during the day. 8 bed room felt a little cramped and reception staff sometimes overwhelmed so had to wait a while. Great hostel and met some cool people, if you're in Miami it's a must!


60%

I booked through this web page however when i arrived at the hostel , I waited till check in and they turned me down saying they have no more place. It was very disappointing for me , i trusted them and spared my time there and at the end they only said we dont have a place. Dont know if it is the hostel's fault or not but it was a terrrible experience.

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

It's a good place to stay and I'd come back. But, they have old bathrooms and a stinky elevator. Not to mention a very poor breakfast. There is a supermarket nearby, but prices there are overly high and there is no kitchen you could use in the hostel.


71%

Really good things here: the beds are perfect, they offer a variety of activities, the breakfast was the best we had in the hostels in the USA, we got clean towels often, very close to the beach and it has a nice pool and a bar in the hostel. Little less good things: the volume of the music of the bar (loud until it closes around 2:00) the WiFi reception was bad, especcially in the room, there was a big leakage on our last day caused by a night of rain, only a microwave in the kitchen


89%

This is the best hostel ever sTayed in right on the beach so could go for a morning swim. Super market right next to it. Bus stop right outside to go to the shops or wherever you want. I loved this hostel made me feel like I'm in a hotel. Very posh for a hostel. Clean, fresh.


100%

Friendly and helpful staff, great location, and solid facilities make this an outstanding hostel.


94%

Amazing overall....location to south beach or nikki beach, kinda far; however, the beach is two blocks away...not as nice as the previous stated. Amazing atmosphere and staff. I was blown away for the price we paid and what we got. Everyone in NYC told us to go to broken shaker and it was right there!! By far one of the best hostels I've stayed in.


77%

The kitchen close very early. Staff do not know enough about the city, and some of them recommend us pub that were closed. The air condition was very cold in the lobby. Room were very good. Pretty good service of towels

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Hostel is also a Bar&Lounge place. Very nice atmosphere and deco, altough it doesn´t look as a backpackers place. Rooms & bed are great, Breakfast is fine, staff is awesome. Well located at Miami Beach, market & cafe just at the corner. It is possible to go by foot to Art Deco district / Ocean Drive, a 40min walk.


100%

This place is awesome! The breakfast was great and the location was the best you could get on Miami beach! Will definitely stay there again!


77%

Expensive- but there is a fantastic bar (also pricey) and pool onsite- the benefit being that the place is always busy and exciting, bringing in locals to mingle with. Tried swimming in the pools after hours and was verbally abused by security- how ridiculous to have 50 people around a pool and no one in it! Go for a dive and give them hell. Front desk staff could have been more informative and helpful. Was the only female in a mixed dorm 3 nights in a row. Location is a bit of hike from Sth Bch


91%

Till the last night my stay at the Freehand was without any complications. This hostel has one of the best accommodation I ever stayed in - a pool, the beds are made out of solid wood, even the mattress was incredible comfy. But for the last two days I should have switched into another room. That is no problem at all, but nobody told me to do so! As I came back that night all my stuff was gone. They moved it without me knowing it. I think nothing is missing but next time just tell me!!!


100%

This place has a great ambiance. I was on a budget but I'm also almost 30 and not interested in the usual hostel party vibe. Free Hand was mature, relaxed, clean and comfortable. They have a great bar in the back, a hangout area around the pool, and an indoor lounge area where you can read, eat, write or just hang out. I stayed in the 6 bed female dorm - it was clean, the mattress was comfortable and there were individual tables/night lights for each bed. Overall, had a great stay!

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

I didn't realise that there was a bar directly outside of my room. It was amusing that there was a sign on the piano to stop playing at 10pm, but the bar was playing music until 2am. The bar was, however, a very big plus at the same time. Didn't have to go far to find people to chat to, and the atmosphere was excellent. South Beach was less than a 20 minute walk. Staff were very willing to give advice on how to get to places and do things.


91%

Great place to stay! Will recommend and will be back!

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Perfect staff members! Specially at the recpetion desk. The patio area with the pool is awesome and very well decorated. The room was very well decorated also and very clean. The clean lady seemed to avoid cleaning (she just knocked on the bedroom door and left very quickly - we could not even talk to her). The temperature inside was always perfect. There sould be more options in the breakfast.


89%

Liked the pool and bar area, although it should have been open past 8PM! Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. Breakfast staff were a bit rude trying to take our bowls away when we hadn't finished eating yet.


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