I stayed in a 8 bed female dorm for three nights and every thing went better than expected.
First, the hostel itself is breathe-taking. The backyard is so amazingly beautiful :) I stayed in Saturday night and decided to have drinks at the Broken Shaker which is located on the property, and I swear to you, Escobar's Punch was the perfect drink. I loved the pool! It was also pretty cool to be able to check out board games and have a game night with friends and other people staying at the freehand.
The rooms were much more comfortable and better looking than those at other hostels in the area so bonus points for that. The cool thing was each bunk had a lamp and plug outlets so that you could charge your devices right next to you.
I met so many different people at the Freehand, I think that was the best part. I met people from Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, France and Holland, just to name a few. So awesome.
The staff was excellent! Maryn(?) was bomb and I can't remember the other young ladies name but she found me a place that delivered tacos so claps for her as well. And thank you to the gentleman that carries the baggage :).
As far as location, there's really not too much around the area. There's a bus stop directly across the street. Its almost impossible to walk outside and not be able to grab a cab within 30 seconds. A cab ride down to SoBe will run you about $10 (a little less depending on traffic). The beach is also right across the street from the hostel and bicycles are available to rent for $15 a day, which was very convenient.
I really enjoyed my stay at the Freehand, I miss it already :( I will tell my friends about it and return on my next vacation to Miami.
(Breakfast was nice, loveeeee the orange juice :) )
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Indian Creek Miami Beach
- Hotel Indian Creek
- Indian Creek Hotel South Beach