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“Best value for money in Miami” 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best value for money in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

Stayed here with a group of friends during the Music Conference. The service was friendly and the staff do try and keep the noise down after a certain time so guests can get some sleep if they choose to.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, the bathroom did need updating but everything worked and the shower was warm - take your own towels tho - the ones provided are not great. There was decent wifi in the reception area and a couple of computers with free internet. The pool is fab and there is a decent poolside seating area to chill, drink before heading out and meet fellow residents. Ome of the friendliest places I have stayed although that may have been due to the time of year.
No breakfast included but in this location - that's not a problem. 5 mins from the beach - loads of places to eat and drink nearby including the 24 hours Jerry's Diner. The location and the value for money is unbeatable.
I would definitely stay at the Tropics again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Katowice, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

The Hotel is modest but clean. Small bathroom, clean room, it is enough if you are just for sleeping, free internet near reception, Very good location, just 1 street from the ocean, 200m walking to the center of Miami Beach, good connection by bus with Downtown and Miami Airport, We rented a car but it was not so easy to park a car near the Hotel. I recommend it for young people, small money and good location

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

PROS: Large dorm with ensuite bathroom. Nice atmosphere. A big pool! Good location to beach and nightlife. Helpful staff. Outside common area.

CONS: Dorms/bathrooms could be cleaner. The guy that deals with the tours walking around constantly speaking loudly on his mobile! My food in the fridge was eirther stolen or thrown away by staff even although it was labelled!

BUT overall, I would highly recommend this place. It may not be the liveliest hostel to stay but its certainly the best!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

Good location in Miami Beach. Chap and with free Internet. Rooms essential and a bit dull, however quite clean. There's also a BBQ you can use yourself. Staff helpful and kind.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Tropics orginally for 2 nights then stayed an additional night during early July.

The hotel/hostel is basic but for the price we paid was brilliantly located and more importantly for us, clean. We stayed in a spacious double room which was equiped with a TV, phone and safe. The bathroom was a bit on the small side and could of done with a lick of paint but we received fresh towels when requested and the room was cleaned each day.

There is internet available, a pool and a selection of flyers on local attractions.

If you like luxury don't stay here. If you just want good value accommodaton, close to the centre of things with friendly staff then this maybe for you.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

If you don't mind to stay with strangers in a room but staying chep in a great location, so that's the place to be in MIami Beach! Pool, the ocean onlz one block away, great people, kitchen oustide at poolside with huge fridges, gas cooking places - simply wonderful! The bunk beds have good comfort, ok the bathrooms are a bit old, but clean. the cleaning girls funny and freindly. The receptionist good and fun people. very helpful!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

The hostel is more like a hotel with great facilities beautiful rooms and excellent helpful staff. Thank u Raul for all the excellent deals on trips!!!! Would so stay here again. After our nighhtmare in our hostel in new york the tropics was a breath of fresh air. Large room with own tv and bathroom. Its honestly a great place to stay, we even extended ours. great pool, great kitchen, great prices. Thank u again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 #25 of 60 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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