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Bikini Hostel
1247 West Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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“really nice for a hostel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

we reserved the private room which by that time was a one bedroom apartment. we stayed there for more than a month, they made good discounts for us and the location is perfect. Quiet area but a few blocks from lincoln road and the restaurants. At night they offer free barbecue and drinks which is very good for a snack and they play music to chillout there. The jacuzzi there surprised me, they have more than enough for a hostel, im happy i found that place, and definitely recommended!

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The people who rated this as bad clearly are either boring people or were looking for 5* accommodation whilst paying a 1* price...... I went with 3 girlfriends for 2 nights here. We arrived far earlier than check in & front desk stored our luggage securely for us. Lovely interior - especially for a hostel! Great atmosphere. Not too far from the beach & Ocean Drive. . Not in a prime location but who cares - cabs exist. Share between a few friends and it costs hardly anything - not worth paying to be closer to things when you're only paying a couple of bucks for cabs.. Ocean Drive walkable in about 30 mins I guess if you know where you're going. Same goes for Licoln Road Mall. Hottub, pool - hilarious when returning from night out. Rooms cleaned daily. Relatively comfy beds. Clean bathroom, hot shower. Be wary of promoters, but the same goes for promoters anywhere. We got amazing deals & didn't pay for a single drink inside the club; it was all included in the price we paid. I've read other reviews, and maybe we got lucky with our deals, so try & get a table and bottles included in your deal! Get to breakfast early at the hostel otherwise butter/cream cheese/jam runs out. Really impressed with the hostel overall. Incredible value for money. DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PARTY. :-)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This is a party hostel. The rooms are dingy and poorly cleaned. You meet some strange people. But if you are looking for a good time.go here. Getting to and from is a pain due to the shotty metro system of Miami. And parking is very scarce (3-4 spots). The reps from the clubs take you to the worst spots. Places that charge 30-40$ for drinks. Next time im in miami. Im booking a hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed here in September with a group of 8 of us altogether. We had booked into a dorm room but they upgraded up to an apartment. We stayed for 3 nights and it was really reasonably priced for the location. On first impressions from the road, the hostel doesn't look the best in all honestly, but we were wrong to judge so quickly! The hostel has BBQs and other social events free of charge and has reps that will bring you to clubs. We paid around $20pp each night for club entry and travel to the venue. We went to Mansion one night which was very expensive for drinks ($20 minimum) and Nikki Beach the second night which I preferred, drink still not cheap, starting at $10. The reps do provide drinks before you go though so make the most of them and your own.
The hostel is in a really great location for shopping and the beach and the staff were great. They have a small swimming pool and a hot tub, great for before and after a night out. Free to use computers in reception and tea and coffee making facilities.. also a light breakfast was included but we didn't realise! So make the most of that too if you're on a budget :)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Okemos, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I spent six days here. $40 dollars a night for a room with a share bath is about as cheap as you can get for this part of Miami. It was basically a bed in a room. Staying any other place would be double the price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stay,chip, clean, the people that work in this hostel are helpful. In 15 minutes walking you can go in ocean drive and in 10 minutes in lincoln road, very close there is the bus stop. They have ping pong ,pool, swimming pool and you can meet people worldwide very nice. Every night the organize something: free pizza, free BBQ....

  • Stayed October 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the stay in Bikini Hostel. Location is pretty nice. If you like to walk around the city this is gonna be best for you. 10 minutes walking to Ocean drive and bus local station across the West str. Nice 4 bedroom with A/C and nice bathroom. Price is really nice for economy trip. Clean sheets and towels. Nice refreshing swimming pool. Front desk person was very helpful! Cindy and Nicole THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! I have stayed in Hostels a lot when I was a student, This is the best!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 58 Specialty lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of S. Beach & walking distance to everything: the bursting energy of the nightclubs, restaurants, & beautiful beaches. The only hostel of large apartments with en-suite private bathroom, lockers and flat screen TVs only for those staying in either the dorm or private rooms within of which all have air conditioning & comfortable memory foam beds. Voted #1 Atmosphere! ... more   less 
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