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Ocean Blue Hostel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Sobe is overall a very expensive area. This hostel was in PRIME location, I don't think even a hotel on Ocean Drive had a better location.

Your stay really depends on who you are put in a room with. Thankfully we were rooming with girls who kept to themselves and in a ALL girls room. We noticed when walking by male and mixed rooms they smelt SO bad. The patio is awesome when you just wanna hang out and get to meet people. I wouldn't bother going into the jot tub though.. really sandy and dirty.

Only issue we had was that two 6 person rooms are connected and are sharing a bathroom. The bathroom was cleaner than I thought but like I said before.. it all depends on who you room with because the staff at Deco do clean the rooms often!

If you're looking for a cheap stay in the perfect location... Deco Hostel is perfect!

Ps. Antonio at front desk is super helpful, whenever we had any questions, he gave us awesome recommendations!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Staff were terrible and unhelpful, people staying in our room knew the staff and got them to make life hell for us. Pretty sure that they searched through our bags. We had to leave because it became so sketchy and they didnt even refund us. Would never stay close to this place again. Not to mention the rooms were tiny with 12 people to 1 bathroom.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Miami Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This place is right on Ocean Drive across from the beach. It's in the heart of South beach and all its activities.
In addition, if you are looking to experience the world class nightlife that South Beach offers....you can't beat Deco Walk. There is a nice guy there named Branimir, who is in charge of the night clubs. We went out every night and enjoyed the pre party open bar. Every night was a hot party and a different club. They have VIP tables....so fun. The staff are great, the location is great and the parties are great. If you are looking for a great time and to meet great people, this is your place.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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3 Thank LovesMiamiSOBE
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New York, New York, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Most horrible hostel I have ever stayed in. Twelve people to one bathroom. Inconsiderate and disorganized staff with attitudes. The roof top jacuzzi was filthy. The only redeeming quality about it was the location, right by the beach. However, I bet there are better hostels not too far from Deco Walk with better service and less drunk and sloppy people in it. If you do choose Deco Walk, bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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3 Thank Melissa K
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Helsinki
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The hostel has premium location in the middle of SoBe action. The minus is the size of the rooms, they must be the smallest I've ever seen. There is absolutely no space for the bags or your belongings inside the dormitory. We only stayed for one night and it was OK for that, but I could never stay longer in that kind of windowless tin can. Almost with the same nightly rate you can book a room from airbnb.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank tonppa
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Curitiba, PR
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

I was planning my trip to Miami and I wanted to stay close to everything and also in a hostel, not to spent Xmas so lonely.
I found Deco Hostel right in the middle of Miami Beach, close to restaurants with a beach view. It was Xmas eve and the staff offered a barbecue to their guests at the terrace. For a reasonable price, burguers, hot dogs and beer. Xmas dinner with a awesome view. For those that are traveling on their on, this is a great option.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jesanto
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2014

My worse experience after traveling alone in United State for 5 months, DecoWalk is the worse hostel I ever stay. Rude staff, tiniest room, dirtiest bathroom, worst bunk bed ever! There's two building, unfortunately I was stay at the second building behind a dark alley. If you come back late, you have to pass by a dark alley to the second building which by chance you'll met homeless standing by the alley. This is really freak me out!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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1 Thank Denise C
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Blue Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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 
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