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SoBe Hostel
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Reviewed 29 January 2010

Hostel is near all major attractions in the South beach area. Dorms are ok.
The common rooms and the bar in the hostel are nice.

Stayed: May 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2010

I booked a private room at The South Beach Hostel and prepaid two months in advance through a booking company. The hotel gave a confirmation number. On the day I was to arrive I called for directions and they said they did not have my reservation, could not find the confirmation number or my name in their system, and they had no private rooms available. They were really rude to me. The booking company wasn't able to get it resolved either when I called them so they relocated me to another hotel. Imagine if I had arrived at 10pm and found this out? I would never trust them again. I understand mistakes happen, but there is no excuse for the attitude and rudeness the front desk gave to me.

Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2009

....The people who work there were nice to me when I was exhausted....From the front desk to the bartender they made me feel at home. Nothing can be perfect but I seem to have stayed there when there was a good group of people. I left to Key West thinking I should have stayed a couple more days...As far as hostels go this was an awesome pleasant surprise......Robert Taylor

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 December 2009

Given the impression from Quintin Tarantino's movie, of the same title, i thought i was going to lose a kidney, or worst, as a result of staying at such a budget rate lodging, filled with shady characters & unsavory drunks. However upon arrival, i exchanged greetings with many friendly international guest, surrounded by very helpful & smiling staff. Hi Alain! my sense of foreboding was soon replaced by it upbeat party happening atmosphere, without even having to go the 2 blocks towards the beach front. i had such a wonderful stay. i am coming back soon. it feels like europe located smack in washington avenue, at a budget!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

Great location, everybody was very friendly, very youth place and safe to stay. Good atmosphere, international companion. Wonderful beach near to the Hostel. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

I am planning to stay in my next trip.

Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 December 2009

if you want to save money and want to have party, this hostel is the perfect place to go. It's only two blocks away from the beach, bars, clubs and restaurants. There is also a bar and a pool table in the hostel lobby.
If you want to make any trips (to the Everglades, Key West etc.) you should plan them in advance. Most of the staff working their was not very helpful. She couldn't answer any question we had and she did not really want to help us either. If you organize the trips by yourself, it will be much cheaper.
It can be really cold in the rooms, because of the AC. You can ask for extra blankets(5Dollar deposit). They won't offer them by themselves. It's the same with towels.
The breakfast was one Bagel, sometimes with a banana and coffee or orange juice. It was ok.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2009

This is the best hostel we have stayed in so far. They have real key card locks on the doors, and you can't even enter the actual room area without your key card. We had a 4 bed dorm for just the 2 of us, with a shared bathroom. Everything was very clean. They have a free breakfast in the morning (big fluffy bagels and oranges and coffee) and a bar with reasonably priced beer. We had a great time and would highly recommend this place. Alain, one of the guys manning the check-in desk, was very informative and friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7115
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range: £19 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — SoBe Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Breakfast and Free Dinner included for all our guests. The newly remodeled South Beach Hostel is the perfect place to stay when you want to experience all that Miami Beach has to offer. Our boutique Hostel with its trendy and cozy ambiance is the only Miami Hostel with a lounge and full bar where you can meet other travelers. Ideally located in the heart of the Deco District, The South Beach Hostel is 2 blocks from the beach & 5 minute walk from the vibrant Clubs & Shops that make South Beach so characteristic. ... more   less 
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South Beach Hotel Miami Beach
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