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“Worst Hostel Ever!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Bikini Hostel
1247 West Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (West Avenue)   |  
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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worst Hostel Ever!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Awful experience. The Wi-Fi never worked in the room; you have to go outside to the patio to get some signal. The bathroom wasn't working right, and the worst is the staff. OMG!!! I can't believe how rude they are; never show me the property or said the amenities. I have to ask all the time for something. WORST hostel experience EVER!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

even after I left the hostel, I was going back all the time! loved the place and the people working there! the location is really good and it is really good value for the money you are paying.
they organise several events and nights out, so you have the chance to meet nice people while you are staying there.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

With any Hostel you shouldn't expect 5 star quality but this place was trash. This place is staffed by 8 year olds who dont know how to do anything or the first thing about service. (There was one Aussie girl, very pleasant). Endless issues, reservations are always messed up staff barging in the middle of the night to switch beds. Could not get towels for over 24 hours they claimed was stuck in the dryer. Roaches, roaches, and more roaches. Even though its economical stay somewhere else because the short time will make you miserable.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

location is good - in walking distance to the beach and Ocean Drive. BUT: sheets, linen, and towels dirty. locks broken, both in bedroom and in bathroom. bathroom dirty. bedroom way too small, impossible with luggage. room dirty and garbage from former guests. I don't need luxury, but cleanliness should be self-evident - that's unacceptable. would not go there again. definitely not recommended. parking is 15$ per day.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed here as part of a group of 8 young adults who had traveled to Miami after working at a summer camp. For what we were looking for, it was perfect! We were on a budget, so the price was great. It wasn't glamorous, but after spending 10 weeks staying in huts in the middle of the woods, it was definitely an upgrade. Hot tub, pool, friendly residents, 15min walk to south beach and close to all the good nightlife. :) would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The atmosphere in Miami is so awesome, that at the end of the day it doesn't really matter where you stay. But it was really nice to stay in this amazing hostel. I think it has the best offer for the price you pay. Rooms has A/C, cooler and it's own bathroom/shower (I was staying in 6 bed room, but we were 4 in it). Rooms also have some sort of kitchen, but it's useless. Hostel have swimming pool and a jacuzzi. Breakfast is included in price, but the choice is almost none - bagel and butter plus hard-boiled egg (everyday). There's a free BBQ every Saturday (or Sunday, not sure). Anyway, the staff is very nice, they organize party nights and suggest you places you can hang out and have fun. Since the location is not that handy, I'd recommend to use South Beach Shuttle Bus - it's really cheap (I think a quarter or two) and you can exit wherever you want. And the bus stop is just across the street.

Overall, I had a pleasure stay there for less than $20/night. I'll definitely stay in this hostel next time I come to South Beach.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Grand Cayman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Absolutely loved this hostel. Everything from check-in to cleanliness was perfect. Although location is not 100%, I think everything else this hostel offers completely outweighs this one scratch.

One final downside might be sharing bathroom when we booked an en-suite, but this was not a problem either. Totally clean and great crowd sharing!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1247 West Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > West Avenue
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 53 Specialty lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms are full apartments with private ensuite kitchenettes, bathrooms, air conditioning, new flat-screen TVs, new furniture and new comfortable memory foam beds. ... more   less 
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