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Freehand Miami
Certificate of Excellence
Miami Beach
1 review
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“Worth it.”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Location is one of the best. Hostel is very clean. Staff, including cleaners are helpful and friendly. Beds are very comfortable. Bathroom are good, although if they could just change the taps then we could say "I stayed in a 4 star".

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Mia-Leao
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FreehandManagement, Management Team at Freehand Miami, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
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Thanks for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come back to stay with us again soon!
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Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Although we were overall disappointed with our trip to miami beach, this hostel was the highlight of our travels. There is a great atmosphere in the themed bar. The double room was great with a bath tub and powerful shower. The reception staff were welcoming and friendly.
Nice free fresh breakfast of Coffee, orange juice, pastrys, bananas, apples and oranges

  • Stayed November 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is by far the best hostel I've stayed in. I slept at the 8 bed dorm and liked it a lot. Clean rooms, good beds that are built in the wall so there's more privacy, fresh towels, reading lights in the bed, comfortable mattress and pillow. The bathroom was ok, although the sink in the shower/bathtub clogged and it was unpleasant to take a shower after someone else, since it'd be a semi full soapy tub... But, this was the only bad thing I found. Clean pool, nice areas to sit in, beautiful building, friendly staff. I didn't feel that it was too noisy, although when traveling I always sleep with earplugs, so couldn't really say. The hostel is near the beach (2 blocks away), 15-30 min walk to the busy part of Miami Beach. Overall, great experience (especially comparing it to the South Beach hostel -where I stayed couple of moths before- that although ok for what you're paying for, seems worlds apart from the Freehand).

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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FreehandManagement, Management Team at Freehand Miami, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to review us - we hope to see you again soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The hostel is a cheaper option if your on a tight budget when in miami. We found everywhere to be pretty expensive so even still, the hostel was not that cheap. We had a round of drinks, three of us, came to $45 which were just shorts and a mixer. I nearly fell over when she gave us the bill!
The room was booked as a quad, my understanding would be that it had a double bed in and two singles but it was in fact two sets of bunk beds. The lift was out of action so we had to lug our cases up four flights of stairs.
There were ants in the bathroom, which apart from that was clean and towels were provided, one each. No bugs were found in the main bedroom.
Location is about a 20min walk to Lincoln st, pretty much the main area for bars and restaurants.
I would stay here again but book a double room next time.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank janeymadone
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Manchester
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Bit of a mixed review. There are good and bad points to my stay.

Good points: Cheap on weekdays, great location, beds are quite private the way they are built, nice pool area to relax, free yoga on Saturday and other cheap excusions.

Bad points:Really expensive at weekends, we paid £140 for two people for Saturday night (not great when on a budget).
Made to feel like a scruff. We were not told that flip flops etc were not evening attire at this hostel. In the evening locals came to have a meal and a drink all dressed up. I am sorry but I am travelling for 8 months with a backpack so tend to leave my heels and fancy dress at home. We were moved from the tables at the pool as his was for the cocktails only (no sign explaining this)

It seems like the freehand is trying to be a hostel and a hotel at the same time. I do not like the idea of people paying to stay but made to feel uncomfortable by not having the correct clothing.

Overall the location and price in the week is great but I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013
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6 Thank Emma025
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Very Nice, Clean, Free Breakfast, Pool, Awesome staff. BUT very Noisey!! didn't get sleep!! If you want sleep go some where else!. pay the extra to sleep. this is a place for the young at heart .. there was three older (50's) ladies for work going on a cruise so we picked this place so we all had our own beds. wrong!.. No sleep. the music and running in the halls went on all night. the blankets on the look like horse blankets.. I am sorry to say I will not be back. I will spend the extra money to get some sleep. I must be to old for this place, but it was very nice for the young at heart!.

Room Tip: If you wanna get sleep.. don't stay here. this hotel is for the younger crowd..
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank kruczer
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This hotel is a perfect place to enjoy Miami Beach. It has a nice lounge and swimming pool area (including sunbeds and table tennis) and rooms are clean and big enough to rest comfortably after the busy life of the city.

But best part of the hotel is the friendly staff, specially Leah and Louisa, they care a lot about cuatomers and their sympathy and advice made us feel like home!

120% recommended place!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank Alex E
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Property: Freehand Miami
Address: 2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140-4429
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 85 Speciality Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Freehand Miami 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Freehand Miami is our reinvention of the historic Indian Creek Hotel, one of Miami Beach’s classic art deco buildings. Created for a new generation of travelers, we have incorporated handcrafted design, local food & beverage, and a comfortable community atmosphere that offers both shared and private accommodations—all just one block from the beach. ... more   less 
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