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“Know what you're getting! (or Not for everyone, but great hotel AND 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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Pelotas, RS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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“Know what you're getting! (or Not for everyone, but great hotel AND hostel).”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

FIrst of all, yes, it is a hostel AND hotel, so, it's a hostel with private rooms (with private bathrooms!)...there are, in the common area, a kitchen and a pool (very good, both of them, but, of course, COMMON).

There are renewed and non renewed rooms...the first ones are ok, the latter, not so much. Shower is from bad to ok...cleaning is not perfect also...the carpets are old. Well, it's an old hotel...like all the other ones in South Beach (except the over 300 usd ones, maybe).

Location is fabulous - 100m from the ocean, 200m from lincoln road mall, 200m from espanola way, 30m from the cheapest public parking in miami beach. So, fantastic.

If what you're looking for is a honest, good priced hotel (and hostel), on a fantastic location, you've found it...

Stayed there about 4 times and will be back. In Miami, for me, only tropics. Unbeatable cost effectiveness...

Room Tip: Rooms on the front area are really noisy! Ask for a renewed room!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed on the 2nd floor, which STUNK of mold. There were creepy old guys hanging out in the hallway, which made me very uncomfortable as a single female traveler, and the hallway was extremely dark and filthy (as was the clunky old elevator). The room had been cleaned, but was still very dirty (carpet stains, very old and worn bedding) plus it had extremely dated furniture and bathroom, and very odd photos on the walls of semi-naked couples. After 24 hours I had bug bites on my legs, and noticed house keeping did not change my bedding or towels, they just made the bed and folded everything up. The provided wi-fi did not work in my room at all, so I could only get access in the lobby. My colleagues stayed on the 3rd floor, which fortunately did not smell as bad, but the A/C was very loud and did not cool down the rooms at all. The laundry for guests was also the laundry used by housekeeping, so it was only available for a very short time at the end of the day (and there are no laundromats close by). The staff on the front desk were generally quite rude and unhelpful. I checked out and went somewhere else after 2 nights, they do not offer any kind of refund. If you have to stay in Miami and absolutely cannot afford something else, then this place is in a great location, but if you have the money then just go somewhere else. If you have children, PLEASE do not stay here.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Rooms are OK, close to beach, but the clientele staying there is very questionable. Lobby is normally filled with the same people willing to "take advantage" of one's American kindness. I realize it is sort of a "Hostel" but it also offers hotel rooms to those whom can afford one. Pool is great. I've been here twice and will probably not go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The hotel is nearby the best places in Miami Beach... I´m very satisfied! Nearby the beach, good restaurants, shopping... and have a public parking behind the hotel. The employees from the hotel are very kindly

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Location really close to ocean drive, Lincoln road and Espanola was. Couldn't be better! Great outside kitchen. No wifi in rooms. Only one minute from the beach. Rooms big enough. Only the smell of weed the whole day

Stayed July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Location, service and price together was perfect. It is close to the beach but not first line of hotels. There is swimming pool with enought shade. Cook area next to pool, which is good place to talk with other people.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

You get what you pay for. It is very clean, hospitable and amazing location.

This is a more typical hostel if you stay in the shared rooms - there are also private rooms. You have to bring your own towel and also make your own bed when you get there!

Location is great for day time but is noisy at night given its central location.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Away from Collins Ave for a quieter room
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 #19 of 59 Specialty lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropics Hotel & Hostel 2*
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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