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“Worst stay of my trip!” 1 of 5 stars
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Miami Hostel
810 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Ohana Hostel Miami Beach)   |  
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Worst stay of my trip!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is being advertised as a party hostel, which I thought was great as I was travelling alone I wanted to meet people. WRONG! I walked in wondering where I was. There was about 3 or 4 guests sitting around the outside area, possibly because it was brighter and cooler than the rooms, and they were all eyeballing each other, not saying a word. Then I walked past a man who was sitting at the bar eating a bowl of cereal (turned out that was the manager and by bar I mean a piece of wood with a fridge behind it, they don't actually serve drinks there). When he did let me checkin I was taken back out the front gate and in the gate next door, up some tiny stairs and to a room where, if it wasn't for the street lights, would have been pitch black.
The whole place had a dirty vibe to it. I kept my thongs on the whole time and felt cleaner if I avoided the shower.

Luckily I was only there for 2 nights. I arrived late the first night and was up and out of there early the next morning, spending the whole day on hop-on hop-off busses and drinking with the staff at the Hard Rock Miami (so I thankfully don't remember the second night).

Overall was the worst place I stayed in my whole trip and made Miami a bit of a downer for me.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I will never recommend this place at all .. Period ,, at nite we were yelled at because of having a good time ,, his name was illke , what a jerk off of a manager , where are his people skills .. He should find another line of work , never could help anybody with directions ,

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were friendly, the manager is a legend, always happy to help!
Really sociable place and you can bring your own alcohol in. Kitchen is big and always kept clean. Free computers. Liquor shop right next door and supermarket within walking distance. Dorms were average, lockers provided & A/C.
Outdoor spa also. Met a wicked group of people here and would definately stay here again if I was to return.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed here for 6 nights in March. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Kitchen was lush and always kept clean. Such an amazing atmosphere and met some incredible people!

Beds where comfy and not cramped, rooms were nicely aired and spacious. Our room was really close to the chill out/party area so can get noisy at night. Obviously if you're the noisy ones then it doesn't matter :)

Highly recommend this place and actually have been recommending it to people I know who are visiting later in the year!

Room Tip: If you want to be away from noise then ask not to be by the communal area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Based on other reviews, I thought this would be a great place to stay...
People didn't seem too friendly at all, so was hard to meet new people. Most people in my room just satyed in at night! It's quite central and only a short walk to the beach & Ocean Drive. My room was right next to the common area so got quite loud at night when i was trying to sleep. The room also had an automatic air freshener spray that got quite irritating (it went off about every 15 mins), and caused coughing and difficulty to sleep. I'm sure there are better places to stay in Miami Beach!

Room Tip: Somewhere not near the common area!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Hey there,

me and my friends have been in Miami this Spring. First we booked the 'International South Beach' Hostel but after one month the canceled our reservation due to over-bookings (in fact we think they just gave our room to others who paid more).
So we contacted this Hostel and they were happy to help us out!

The place is very cozy and has a nice location (Liquorstore, Wallgreens, etc. close by) with only 15 minutes to the beach!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

i visited miami for ultra 2013 and this was the first hostel id stayed at and to be honest i was sceptical at first but this place totally changed my mind, everyone id met was cool. even the owners are cool amd down to earth. the bagel and coffee in the morning is a nice touch to get up for, as is the lovely hot tub. the kitchen is always clean and the cleaners are there daily to keep both common room and rooms clean. with many food places nearby plus a liquor store 10 seconds away! all in all great place to stay, beds could be better but still slept ok, lockers were good aswell. would defo recommend this place for a stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 810 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly Ohana Hostel Miami Beach)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Miami Hostel is a Party Tropical hostel that is one step ahead of competition in terms of cleanliness and its wonderful atmosphere.If you came to Miami Beach to party and have wonderful time, let The Miami Hostel take care of it. At The Miami Hostel you will you get free breakfast, free BBQ on Saturdays, free linens and towels, beach towels, free drinks before you go out, and a Limo or Party bus ride to the hottest night clubs in Miami. We have tours to the Everglades or Key West. Shopping malls are close by or you can soak up the sun at the beach! We have a fully equipped kitchen, free computers with internet. Free Wi-Fi network. And we recently updated our wireless network to reach all of the rooms in the hostel!You can hang out in the Jacuzzi or after you have had a few drinks join the club tour for that night with your friends. There is a liquor store connected to the hostel with almost anything you need for partying!We also have a 24 hour reception, pool table, vending machines, cable TV, central air conditioning, and an ATM machine!Our 14 spacious rooms are available in 6-8-10-12 Bed occupancies (Mixed Dorms & Female Only Dorms). All dorms include lockers, bathroom, shower/bath, hair dryer, makeup mirror, power outlets, and central air conditioning and secure key card access.Besides Jacuzzi we have a pool table, vending machines as well as tours to Key West, Everglades, Orlando and many other attractions around Miami. ... more   less 
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