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Campinas, SP
Reviewed March 8, 2013

This hostel has one of the best locations in Miami Beach, right in Ocean Dr. During my stay the hostel was under reform. So there wasn't anything in the lobby, the bar was not working, the kitchen was closed and the rooftop area too. The elevator was presenting a lot of problems and the staff seemed to be not worried...

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mikeo856, Owner at Ocean Blue Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, we werre doing renovation as we were under new management. You should see all the great changes in the lobby, rooftop and kitchen. It's true you can't beat the location, right on Ocean Drive. We wish you safe treavels and hopefully we will see you soon.

Sydney
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Hostel was being renovated to fit more beds at the time of stay (rooms are now stacked with 3-story bunks, with barely enough room). This meant there was no common area, the kitchen was closed, the rooftop pool and communal area was gone, there was no pool table, no laundry & basically nothing that was promised was there. Staff weren't...

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mikeo856, Owner at Ocean Blue Hostel, responded to this review

The good news is that we are under new management as of Feb 2013, the bad news may be that you may have witnessed one of our more ambitious day of getting everything done. We are all done with the full rennovation so all the amenities like the pool, our common area with wifi, inside and outside bar as well...

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Good hostel, especially for its location that is the reason why I put rate it very good. Disappointed with the size of the lockers, very small and so, can't put your backpack in it, just the most important things. Also, got disappointed with the attitude of the staff, they made a mistake on a booking for a tour and could...

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mikeo856, Owner at Ocean Blue Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I hope next time we can accommodate you with a tour! There are lots of great things to see and do in South Beach. Hope to see you soon!

Bludenz, Austria
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The room was totally dirty, so was also the bathroom! I actually thought about leaving and looking for something other but I already had paid! It happened twice that when I came to my room in the evening there was someone else sleeping in my bed. The management of the hostel is not able do conduct a list of their...

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mikeo856, Owner at Ocean Blue Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You may be pleased to know we are under new management and have new housekeeping staff! Safe travels and hope to see you soon!

UK
Reviewed February 7, 2013

You wouldn't notice this place if you were just strolling on by, but through an unassuming alleyway just off the middle of Ocean Drive is the lift entrance to Deco Walk hostel. Through the lift doors you walk right into a beautiful light and shiny reception space. The staff although seemingly nonchalant at first, seemed to bloom into gorgeous, friendly,...

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mikeo856, Owner at Ocean Blue Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you soon. BTW, the hot tub is working!

New York City, New York
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Just think about it, the hotels neighboring you are a couple hindered a night, if not way more. There's famous Mangos a few doors down, and all sorts of bars, it's a party every night! Location is key, and the Deco Walk Hostel has this right on point. Cons: From my experience - The bathrooms could be cleaner, and maybe...

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mikeo856, Owner at Ocean Blue Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad to hear we could accommodate you. Hope to see you soon, you'll love all the new improvements!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I dunno if it was because their English was so bad or because they were just plain rude but I did not enjoy staying in this hostel. The workers just made me feel so uncomfortable. they mentioned a roof top??? I never got near it because I felt like the workers watched your every move and didnt tell us anything....

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 15, 2013

WOW!! This hostel truly made my time in Miami that extra special, I was in a 6 bedroomed room females only, you get a free breakfast (if your not too hungover) happy hour is fab, all the workers there are wonderful, offer special limbo rides and party buses with free bar to the big clubs in the area. Very Clean,...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I wouldn't recommend staying here for more than a day or two, everything's pretty much broken (hot tub, beds, tvs, air conditions) I'm a laid back guy and even I found this place repulsive. For one or two nights its bearable but no longer. Ps. They give u one sheet and a sad excuse for a pillow so prepare to...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed November 5, 2012

this place is in a perfect location and offers the basics for its guests. it is a great value and in a prime location for tourists wanting to visit ocean drive. i arrived late friday night to a nice, friendly and entertaining vibe. met some cool people from usa and abroad staying here. lots of nice shops and restaurants nearby...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The only Oceanfront Hostel and Beach Club on Miami Beach & south beach, with a Rooftop Lounge with a bar where you can meet other travelers open until 4 am! complete with a TV, outdoor furniture, on a sun-bathing deck on ocean drive, where something Fun is always happening, If we were any closer to the beach, we would be in the ocean! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Blue Hostel

Address: 928 Ocean Dr, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5013 (Formerly Deco Walk Hostel | Beach Club)
Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $32 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Blue Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
Deco Walk Miami Beach
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Room 9 was big!”
 of 5 bubbles 958karab, Jan 4, 2016 | Read review
“take a small room instead of the "factory" rooms of 12 beds”
 of 5 bubbles memsogan, May 20, 2015 | Read review
“beautiful view from your room, supportive staff”
 of 5 bubbles ran146, May 7, 2015 | Read review
“Las habitaciones que dicen ser de 6 son de 12 personas en realidad, con un solo baño. Ten cuidado!”
 of 5 bubbles Andreadukus, Apr 20, 2015 | Read review
“If you want more sleep then opt for Deco walk rather than Miami beach hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 776eviep, Feb 28, 2015 | Read review
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