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“Really good for young people” 4 of 5 stars
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SoBe Hostel
1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139   |  
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Really good for young people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Everything seemed pretty clean and neat, staff was helpful and the breakfast was good. Located a few blocks from the beach and a few minutes walking from South Pointe Park, which is for me the best place in SoBe. Great night schedule with best parties in town. Room was really hostel-like, small and not so comfy, but still good. The internet connection, however, isn't reliable at all.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Campinas, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed in this hostel on November/2012 for 3 days. The rooms are clean, I stayed in a room with 5 more girls, very tight the size of the room. The location is good as I came directly from the airport, with the bus 150. The breakfast was good with many options, basic but good.
Good price for the room. Free wireless was nice. Several restaurants and store malls around the area.
Aspects not good: there is no bathroom in the room, it is a shared one down the hall.
I'd recommend this hostel if you will stay for a few days.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

- The WiFi didn't work in the rooms.
- The receptionist forgot to order the transfer for us.
- The cleanliness of the male's restroom was terrible (the female's was better).
- The other guests were totally jerk (like monkeys and nobody told them that there are others in the hostel who want to sleep).
- The beds were unconfortable.
- The A/C had strange noise even if we turned it off.

If you want to sleep DO NOT COME HERE!!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have stayed at this hostel several times, and unfortunately they don't listen to criticism. The hostel is clean and has a perfect location on South Beach, but the internet is completely useless and most often there is almost no water in the showers. When there is water, it's quite often only cold water.

The facilities in general feels very outdated, and the showers could really need a renovation. Most of the dorms are small, and the ones equipped with a dedicated A/C is very noisy.

The bar downstairs is open every night and becomes rather noisy. Avoid dorm rooms on the second floor on top of the bar, or close to the bar.

All in all, this hostel is cheap and located perfectly on 235 Washington Ave, just 4 minutes to the beach walking.

As for the poor internet connection, try free WiFi at 5th St around TGI Fridays or Fresh on Fifth. Starbucks and Burger King also offers free WiFi, and is close by.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I'm getting a bit too old to go to a youth hostel (I'm 37!) but this one is a lot of fun. It's a bit of a party place (Miami is thought). The customer service is FANTASTIC and the staff is VERY HELPFUL, each and everyone of them. Thanks guys!

It's near the beach too and close to all amenities...

You'll definitely have fun if you go there.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cancun, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights (9-11 Feb); the facilities are clean and the staff is very nice. They do have free transportation from the hostel to the airport but only at 2.30 ET. However, they have a time schedule of the bus #150 that runs every 30 mins to the airport. You can take the same bus from the airport to the hostel and get off in the corner (2.60usd or so). The breakfast consists of coffee (not very good), fruit (mostly bananas) and bagels. Location is convenient too, you can walk from there to the main avenues and public beaches. If you go further to the South, there is a nice park with a beautiful view of the bay. Internet service was not very good, only works fine if you are in the lobby. There are small small lockers in the rooms where you can store ID's or anything you don't want to have with you during the day. Overall, if you are traveling with friends or alone, it's a very good place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

the hotel is located along washington avenue in a very strategic position, along a very crowded and alive avenue, very close to the main center of the city and 2 blocks from the amazing beach. the atmosphere inside the hostel is fresh, chilly and cool, we spent 5 days having a great time. staff very helpful and friendly and pretty good breakfast in the morning.There is a small kitchen very useful and a small TV room with A/C. very recomended.
Too bad that internet connection worked now and then but above all only 1 water (1 for guys and 1 for women) for a whole floor so many times, in the morning or in the evening, it was often overcrowded.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about SoBe Hostel

Address: 235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — SoBe Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Breakfast and Free Dinner included for all our guests. The newly remodeled South Beach Hostel is the perfect place to stay when you want to experience all that Miami Beach has to offer. Our boutique Hostel with its trendy and cozy ambiance is the only Miami Hostel with a lounge and full bar where you can meet other travelers. Ideally located in the heart of the Deco District, The South Beach Hostel is 2 blocks from the beach & 5 minute walk from the vibrant Clubs & Shops that make South Beach so characteristic. ... more   less 
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South Beach Hotel Miami Beach

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