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South Beach Hostel Reviews

235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Miami, USA

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82%

Rating
3029 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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91%

The atmosphere is quality and the hostel are always arranging activities to do. The room's were decent. Located right by the beach and easy to get to from the airport.


97%

Greate place, always clean, good people, great location, Is very recomendable !!


43%

I don't like leaving a bad review, but the people that worked there were not helpful when asked about good places to have brunch or dinner. The room was always left with peoples dirty bags and shoes after they had left. We were only in a 4-person room, but it had a terrible smell the entire stay. The bathrooms were clean though, and the toilet paper and paper towels were always well stocked. Kitchen facilities were poor. But a great beach less than 5 minute walk away!


91%

Very good and the hostel took us out to one of the best nightclub in Miami. The staff is nice and fun too


89%

Amazing hostel, atmosphere and party's...thanks SoBE crew. SoBe hostel has the best atmosphere/vibe and friendliest staff you will find anywhere. Stayed here for one week(from the UK) in Feb 2015 and met so many amazing people from all over the world. Room mates from the USA, Brazil and Venezuela were all so cool and respectful. Special mention to the legend Alexis on the bar and Mariano, super friendly staff that will go the extra mile.


83%

Great stay in the hostel. Very good atmosphere if you travel by yourself and want to meet people. Very good deal: every meal is free!


63%

Free dinner was brilliant but the location isn't the best


74%

Could need a polishing. Some staff were great, others were very average.


100%

great hostel! if you traveling alone or in company, the parties organized by the hostel are a great occasion to meet people and have the best fun!

  • 2nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Overall the hostel was okay. The staff was really friendly and involved you in a lot of activities and parties, which is nice when you are traveling alone. However, what really disappointed me in the hostel was that they make a lot of promises that they don't keep or they don't give you all the information they should. Its seem nice at first sight, but there are a lot of strings attached.


100%

It was a great stay- staff are super helpful, awesome location only short walk to beautiful beach.


97%

Very nice Hostel. Staff and guests are really cool.


77%

The staff were pleasant but useless at suggestions. They couldn't suggest somewhere good for dinner, as for activities i was suggested the hop on hoop off bus and the aquarium, cause you know, thats why people come to Miami. The bunk beds were super high and wobbly as hell and i could here the music all night. It would have been nice to have a quiet space for people to go. I do like how they had someone to take you out every night and dinner was also free. Don't think Id stay again.


86%

This was my first hostel stay and I was glad I chose SoBe! The staff were friendly, the Hangout made for a fun atmosphere, and they offered free dinner every night!

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

First and foremost, South Beach Hostel is a party hostel. If your aim is to visit and explore south beach but aren't interested in getting drunk every night, I'd say to look elsewhere. Conversely, if parties are your thing, then I think this is probably the best one in the area for it. They have nightly events, free meals, and keep things lively. Rooms are average-sized, beds are small, and in-room amenities are lacking. In-room wifi doesn't work. Restrooms could be much cleaner, though.


83%

Overall a good stay. Average hostel beds that are not very comfortable. Showers have no shelves inside them, and only one hook outside them. Not very private with just a shower curtain between you and the rest of the common bathroom. Staff were average, helpful if you asked them and let you do your thing otherwise. Breakfast was average; fruit, bagel, coffee/tea. The free dinner is a huge plus. I thought it was clean. Location is ok, the hostel bar was great. Would stay here again.


74%

We were four people and booked a 4-room, they made a mistake and put us in different rooms. We lost an afternoon To talk with the others room's guests To move for the same room. Just one guy at the front desk, always busy...

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

There was a hostel-organized party trip to anoher hot nightclub location in South Beach every night. The included food was unexpected good and diversified. The location of the hostel is great. Unfortunately the mattresses on the beds were uncomfortable and even a little painful. The extreme loud music from the bar continued nearly all night long (every night). In summary its a great spot when your interested in Party, when you a looking for a place to find rest and a good sleep better stay away.


89%

Loved this Backpacker. The staff is very very helpful. Free Breakfast and free Dinner is great also they organize Partynights every day. Of Course it can get loud in the Nights and the beds are not comfortable at all but for me this is a typical Backpacker where you can easy meet people. Will definitely come back.


77%

This honestly has been one of my worse hostel experiences, the odor of sweat and musk extended all the way till the check in desk ( normally for hostel is only in restrooms). The beds were the worse you hurt yourself just getting into bed and no comment if you get the top bunk !! That being said Sebastian at night was extremely helpful in everything we had questions and the location! Location! Is one of the best, don't forget to eat in LA playa supermarket chicken and rice for 4 bucks.


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