I stayed in this hostel this week with my boyfriend, we stayed in a four bed mixed dorm. The facilities were nice and the hostel is in a great location.
We didn't know that the hostel bar was so popular- there was a 50ppl line out the door to get into the bar at 11:30pm on the Saturday. This is great if you want to party, but it was very loud. We were mostly disturbed by people leaving the premises at 2am more so than the disturbance from the loud music. I'm not sure if it's on the website or booking details and I just missed it, but visitors should be warned of the loud music/party (it may even entice those that want to join in).
There was one MAJOR downfall to our room that I hope the hostel can fix for future guests. I was in Bed 1 apartment 1. The air conditioning unit is literally sticking into the bunk over the bed, and is kinda boxed in so that all the cold air is stuck under the bunk. This means the people on the top bunks are uncomfortably hot, and those on the bottom are freezing cold (depending on how you work it with your fellow residents). It's really not a working situation- we all had terrible sleeps due to this. I hope this is only the design in this one apartment.
On the whole, a great hostel I would recommend.
- 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