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235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Miami, USA

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2866 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The hostel is in a great location: clubs, shops, the beach are really close. Rooms are OK, bathrooms could have been cleaner. Staff were awesome, tried to help with everything. Free breakfast and dinner were amazing! The only problem I had was the lack of wi-fi in the rooms. Otherwise it is a great place and highly recommended!

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hello friend, We are pleased to know that you had a great stay with us! Our staff is trained to help you with everything you need and we are very happy to hear that they were able to achieve that goal and that their effort was appreciated. We are currently working on bettering our Wi-Fi reception, and our housekeepers are trying their best to keep the property as clean and tidy as possible for our guest. Thank you very much for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon.


I had a great time, all the staff was so cool they were really welcoming I love the party bus and the cash I saved going to clubs was so cool. The food was also great, thank you guys for making my trip that much more fun. I also did my ALS CHALLENGE there and I am on there Facebook page. :) cold but fun lol. Thanks everybody at the SO E HOSTEL!!!!


The worst hostel I ever stayed. Dirty and the beds are terrible. The bathroom was also disgusting! If you have the choice pay a little more and do not stay in this hostel.


Stayed here for 5 nights recently and loved it. Friendly staff, good atmosphere in the Hangout Bar with events organised every night and easy to meet fellow travellers. Free breakfast is good, and the new free dinners are amazing! Air con is ice cold which is what you want after a humid day/night out. South beach a 5 minute walk away, and try the little Latin take away joint right next door - delicious!


This hostel is the perfect place to stay in Miami! Huge bar so easy to meet people, great location right on the beach and the staff are so helpful and friendly! The security is really good also and free dinner! Would definitely recommend staying here!


Pro: 2 blocks from the beach. Free breakfast. Music on first floor every evening. BIG lockers underneath the beds. Cons: Hot water only in the evening. Kitchen did not have a fridge. The hole to put the lock in on the lockers is too small for many locks (I had to buy a new on at the closest CVS). The locks that they sell are only with keys, why not codes too which makes less to bring (no key) when going to the beach? Internet is slow and is unstable. I would definitely stay there again!


Great, absolutely awesome place to stay! You'll find people to go out with every night or you can go to sleep early without people disturbing you. Recommended!


Great location. Right in the party with DJ and loud music at the bar upon arrival. Only down side was that 12 bed mixed bedroom was pretty small for 12 ppl! We didn't know where to put big luggage.


Very nice hostel what a pity the lack of a kitchen, there is only a microwave! Two blocks frommthe beach, highly reccomended ,


Staff are very friendly


The best thing about this hostel is the location, which is literally 2 streets over from South Beach, and only 10 or so blocks from the shopping district. The bathrooms could've been a little cleaner, but overall everything is pretty tidy. Parking is atrocious though! Don't arrive on a Friday or Saturday night! You will be looking for parking for 2 hours or more!! You'll also pay an arm and a leg for it! The bad thing about this hostel is that you can't bring in your own beer or alcohol.


Great hostel, excellent location, really close to the beach, restaurants, supermarkets, bus stop and close to the best night clubs! Really awesome staff, they are super nice and friendly and try to help you with anything you need! Im definitely going to go back to this hostel!

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


Hostel was in a great location minutes away from the beach. The staff were helpful, and the place was somewhat clean however the lock on the women's bathroom door was broken and I got locked in with another girl for 20 minutes until someone heard us banging on the door. Would've appreciated a sign letting us know.


Good location for partying and a nice and chilled bar area. Unfortunaltely no window in the bedroom.


Stronger wifi please! The rest was perfect


This is a SUPER Hostel in a SUPER location!!!!!!


Very easy to meet people,the staff were helpful and informative,and the location was perfect for the beach,partying or transport. Only complaint was that WiFi didn't work in the rooms. Gr8 place!


Really enjoyed this hostel. Very clean. Good big lockers and guests have to have a key card to access the hostel as well as individual rooms so felt very safe. Lots of organised activities and a great bar with good happy hour deals. Short walk/bus from the beach. Only downside is that the wifi doesn't reach the rooms and is only available in the common area. Really enjoyed our stay here.


sobe was live, and energetic -filled with people that just want to have fun- facilities are up to par- I've stayed there before and hated using there toilets and showers but everything is good now- they definitely improved upon anything that i did not appreciate before- location excellent- environment excellent-proximity to the beach great- the crowd they attract fun- but they should put a stove in the kitchen area, definitely worth staying -you should check the place out-they have my approval


Beds are typical wobbly hostel fare, but the in-house bar and next-door ceviche place are awesome!

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