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“A very nice and central hostel!” 4 of 5 stars
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Tropics Hotel & Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1550 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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“A very nice and central hostel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is the best 8 room hostel we have been staying at. We stayed for 3 weeks, the room had space for everyone, clean bathroom overall a nice room, and we met alot of people while staying here. The hotel has a nice outdoor kitchen area, a computer in the lobby, its super central on southbeach, close to the beach and lincoln road and the best part: a really huge pool. What to expect from the 8 people dorm: bunkbeds, clean room and bathroom, not a crazy party hostel.

They had really friendly staff except for one guy that was very loud unproffesional and goofy. However if you want to stay in miami for a longer time I really recommend this hostel and I will go back for sure. We saved alot of money by cooking ourself and the affordable price of the dorm! Note that if you keep things in the refrigerator make sure to mark everything with room nr and name so the cleaning staff doesn't throw it away by mistake! Enjoy your stay
/ a couple from sweden

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

On the printed booking form, the check-in time was 11 am. But in arrival, at around 1 pm, the man at the desk (who was more interested by his mobile phone conversation than by helping me) explained that they were overbooked and the bedroom would not be ready before 4 pm. We pretested but he went back to his phone... Well... He gave us the key of a room to leave our luggages. Not to mention that room was crammed out by hundreds of suitcases...
We decided to take a rest in the lobby and researched a place for lunch.
Every 10min, my partner or I asked for the restroom key or any other informations.
Half an hour later, this harassment payed and we were given our bedroom key.
Our room was on the second floor with a window viewing the street.Very noisy! So, if you can, ask for a room on the courtyard side.
The room was globally all-right but not very clean and a bit gruby. Obviously a lack of maintenance and TLC!
Dark bathroom. No plug for the bath.
Not sure I would come back.

Room Tip: Courtyard side. The best: another hotel!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We've stayed here in 2010 and again in Dec 2012 without fault! The Tropics Hotel is ideally located on the beach and within walking distance of most attractions. The hotel is reasonably priced and has all the amenities you need. We stayed in a spacious, clean and neat double room. The service is good and the lobby internet PC is great! We also managed to get a wireless connection from our room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

You can tell a lot about the Tropics by the faded sign above the door to the entrance. The property is clean, but in real need of a renovation. The hallways are drab and poorly lit, the rooms are spare with one working electricity plug and very lumpy carpet. The beds were not comfortable - I woke up with significant back pain and I don't usually have back issues. The bathroom fixtures haven't been updated in decades. This is definitely a hostel and not a hotel. If you go in with limited expectations it is a good spot in a great location for a good price. But this is not a good spot for a romantic getaway. The staff were friendly and when our room smelled of smoke they offered us another one (though it did take quite a bit of time to get this worked out). There's a common kitchen and cooking area outside by the pool, which is also nice, and free wi-fi in the lobby. This is a good spot if you're a student on a budget.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Our double room was spacious, with a good view to the back overlooking the pool. Bed was comfy, but the carpet was worn and seemed a bit dirty. Bathroom was small but sufficient, although you could hear the adjacent bathroom through the open vent. Hostel facilities were good with a nice big pool and well equipped kitchen. The only thing which was a bit disappointing was the unfriendly welcome from the staff at reception and the towels in our private room were not replaced.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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52 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Last time I was here was Dec 2012, nothing changed, even the receptionist are the same. However, this time I chose the privet room and it was great, spacious and clean.
I repeated because of the location, and the friendly ambient.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This hotel is disgusting. Some people in the front desk are very rude. It is impossible to sleep at night. It seems like all guests are drunk at night. The excellent location of the hotel does not worth to spend a night there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tropics Hotel & Hostel

Address: 1550 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropics Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the center of the South Beach Art-Deco- and Nightlife-District, just a few steps from the sandy beach. The Miami Beach Convention Center is in walking distance. Easy to get here from Miami Airport, the express bus #150 stops at the corner. There are 2 different kind of rooms: regular hotel rooms, and shared dormitory-style rooms. Very popular for travelers from all over the world. ... more   less 
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