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“Enjoyed the bungalow”
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Freehand Miami
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

My husband and 2 teenage daughters stayed in the bungalow one night and it was a good option for us. Although we all shared a bedroom, we each had our own bed, and the extra living-dining-kitchen area allowed us to spread out. I loved the courtyard, where we read, ate breakfast and played ping pong. We were the odd ones out in an environment of young travelers, but did not mind. Just a block from the beach and a supermarket. Breakfast was ok, including pieces of fresh fruit ... The pastries were good but would prefer some pastries that are not fried. We did not have a problem with noise. Plenty of hot water, but more hooks in the bathroom and a better working toilet.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

After hosteling through Europe (where they do it the best) these rooms at the Freehand were quite good. Spacious with an AC unit. The hostel lacks a decent, sociable common area but it does have an outdoor area, overpriced bar & pool. Worth a stay but a fair walk from South Beach.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

very cozy patio attached and behind hotel. Spartan rooms but adequately furnished with very utilitarian furniture. Bathroom probably not updated since the 40's but extremely helpful and hospitable staff, comfortable, built-into-the-wall beds. Breakfast unremarkable by any standard but included in room price. Very down home and welcoming. Can"t wait til they open another wing including a restaurant. Will definitely return. Fri/Sat night lobby congested during storm by imbibers overflowing from patio bar but not an obstacle to get to one's room, nor to find quiet there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Loved this place! Nice staff, nice clean beds and plenty of room.
Life around the pool was very lively and a great place to meet new people.

Only downsides to this is the breakfast. You basically have a choice between fruit or some very sweet pastries. Because of this I ended up having to get breakfast elsewhere as there was no kitchen to cool your own food.

Food was served in the day from a menu but it was limited and quite expensive (as was the beer and cocktails served from the bar) which isn't really ideal when you are on a budget.

Had a very pleasant stay despite this, and would probably stay there again.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
2  Thank Soloyol
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FreehandManagement, Management Team at Freehand Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2013

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback! Our kitchen is now open so we hope you come back soon to try it out!

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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 reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Hi there,

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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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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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 reviewResponded 9 November 2013

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to review us - we hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about 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: £27 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Indian Creek Miami Beach
Hotel Indian Creek
Indian Creek Hotel South Beach
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