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“Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Loved it!” 5 of 5 stars
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Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Loved it!”
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 :)

Room Tip: We were traveling in a party of 8 and had booked a dorm room but they upgraded us to an apartment :)
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank lazyeyebailey
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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
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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
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The atmosphere of the hostel was amazing as everyone who worked there was lively and helpful.
Room was slightly dirty (the floors) and the mattresses were really thin. But they provided lockers for you to lock her valuables!
Toilet was really decent & looked recently renovated.
Main lobby area was really nice. Most customers hung out there.
Events were held nightly (i.e club night, games night) so it was always fun!
Free breakfast was delicious; comes w a bagel, cream cheese, jam, fruits and coffee.
Location was pretty good as well! A short walk to the beach.
Would recommend(:

  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Me and 7 of my friends stayed here for a week and it was fabulous! A big thank you to Vincent and Emma who helped accommodate us in every way when we needed it! Rooms got cleaned daily, met so many people, free BBQ, great deals on nights out, something happening every night, pool, hot tub, ping pong snooker! Was fabulous we will deffinately be returning!

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here back in December for thanksgiving. Great central location on south beach. Can't go wrong for what you pay! Reps organise nights out for you every night of the week at discounted rate. Will return for sure in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

- Not enjoyed the stay but it did not about the facility
- Good for party people. You gonna love it if you love parties, parties,parties ,flirting , people and so on ( you know what I mean)
- No quiet hours though so you can have fun all the time.
- The dorm room has enough space for 6 people with a kitchen and one bathroom. However, it depends on how your roommate(s) is/are
- Near the SBL bus stop: it is just in front of the hostel. 25 cent! around the SObe
- Near the metro bus stop too, easy to take the S bus to downtown and Jungle island

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank AomAmm
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Property: Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden
Address: 1255 West Ave, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139-4307
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of South 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! Huge on site restaurant and bar, offering lowest priced drinks in town and serving all day breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night after club bar food everyday! Newest, best & only hostel in South Beach with: FREE Breakfast daily FREE BBQ weekly FREE Pizza Party weekly FREE Swimming Pool FREE Jacuzzi FREE Internet Cafe - 3 Stations of Computers. FREE Wi-Fi beach yard / courtyard FREE 24hr coffee & tea FREE 24hr Media room with Big Flat screen FREE Billiards Tournaments Nights FREE Ping Pong Tournaments Nights FREE Movie Nights FREE Poker Nights FREE Game Nights FREE Trivia Nights FREE Linen FREE Towel FREE Security Lockers FREE Pool Table FREE Ping Pong Table FREE Local Maps/Brochures FREE Cable TV FREE Iron/Hair Dryer/International AC adapters FREE Beach umbrellas and beach paddle balls FREE Twice a day housekeeping Services FREE Luggage storage- before and after check in/out FREE Use of our Travel Guidebooks FREE Book Exchange FREE Beach Towel usage Party! You will be able to party all night long and then sleep any time in quite and comfort because the party area is located away from your apartment dorm making our hostel the best place to both party and sleep, rest or chill out. We have a variety of bed arrangements from private to dorm style that will fit everyone's needs. Your stay with us will be awesome and amazing! We are committed to making it comfortable, affordable and fun while providing very clean accommodations. We will guide you to the best daily activities, night clubs, and the sexiest beach and pool parties. We have daily pub crawls and VIP access to Miami's hottest clubs, such as Mansion, Nikki Beach, Cameo and more! You can walk to Lincoln Road shopping, the sparkling beaches, popular and super-healthy Whole Foods grocery store, the movie theater, a romantic walk on Espanola Way's outdoor cafes & restaurants, or hanging out with the locals at Starbucks coffee. You'll have the greatest opportunities to meet and join new friends at our planned daily activities and suggested nightly dance clubs. Staying at the Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden, you are next to Flamingo park with it's Olympic size swimming pool, soccer fields / free basket ball courts, and across the street from us are the intracoastal water way views of Miami Beach's tropical palm tree islands and downtown Miami's nightly lit up skyline! Diagonally across the street enjoy the weekend DJ pool parties at the Mondrian Hotel - where the hottest beautiful bodies groove to the sexiest music all day long! In front is the bus stop to get to the ocean beach in 5 minutes and everywhere in S. Beach for just a quarter and next door there is access to a bicycle rental rack. As a guest, you'll receive special discounts to our nearby Spa extending to you half off Massages. Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden is local family owned and operated so we know to guide you to the best daily and night activities. Come and play in the sun! ... more   less 
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