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“Clean, Friendly, Great Location and Lively”
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nothing to complain about! This Hostel is worth your money and it's cheap. I have to write more words so I will reiterate that if I were looking for a cheap hotel and with a great location I would definitely go back here.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Great location, some friendly fron desk staff.. however, I wish the hostel would be clear about their policy to extend your visit. I decided I wanted to stay an extra night during a weekday, and was told that if you book after 7pm, you pay $6 extra dollars. I know, not much, but its the principle that accepts..a tad but dishonest. Had I known that when I had checked in two days earlier, I would have notified them the next day..or booked online. at checkin, they made it seem I would get a cheaper rate extending in person.The next day, I approached another staff to here her reasoning for the extra cost. Of course, she told me three scenarios. She wasn't aware of the $6 for extending. Only after I told her did she pretend to know...when 5 minutes earlier she was trying to figure out. she was just as surprised as me. PLEASE TELL GUESTS YOUR FEE POLICY ABOUT EXTENDING, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY INQUIRE AT CHECK-IN. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THEY EXTEND AND THEN TELL THEM THEY WILL BE CHARGED EXTRA FOR TELLING YOU AT A CERTAIN HOUR. That said, I had a decent time there. the place was pleasant to stay and would stay again. great location. PS ladies, beware of some slimeball dude (short skinining dude wearing glases). in the lobby approaching you about becoming a model or modelling gigs. my instinct tell me its for some porn gig or him trying to get laid, He was in the lobby for all three days I stayed approaching women.

Almost forgot, get lockers big enough to store LAPTOPS. Couldn't put mind at ease during stay knowing that someone in room could easily walk away with my laptop.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I wanted some vacation time in Miami, just relaxing at the perfect beach. This hostel is so close to the beach, you just have to turn around the corner and walk straight, like 5 min. And you have a beautiful beach with blue water and white sand :) I stayed alone 7 nights in a four female dorm. My sleep was not so good because people on the corridor or my noisy roommates woke me up, some where out till the morning, or came back in the middle of the night. Also the beds were sth you had to get used to. My first one was one of the upper ones which had nothing around it, and then i moved to a lower one. They are very slim and the mattress was very used.
The Stuff is very friendly and helpful. The only thing i did not like that much was the time when they cleaned the bathrooms, so we had to go to the lower ones in the morning sometimes. I just wanted a place to sleep, but they have more than that. They have some breakfast (bagels, orange juice, coffee and fruits), they have a pooltable, a kitchen, a place to watch TV and free internet (also in some rooms). Also very good is the bus system, just 25 cents for the South Beach Local and you can reach everything there. The busstops are very close to the hostel. It is also very easy to get there with the bus from the airport like i did. I can not say anything to the partylife of Miami, because i was not part of it. The next time I would take a towel, because the ones they have are a little small, you can ask for more and just return them and get new ones. But if you want a bigger one for the beach you should take it with you.
So all in all i had a great time in Miami at the beach and in the Hostel. It is a good place to stay, it is clean, you have some breakfast and other things and it is so close to a beatiful beach! You also meet a lot people from different countries.

Room Tip: I had a four female bed dorm. I could not hear music, but the people on the corridor were loud and n...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

SB Hostel is a good place to stay. My room was clean, my sheets were confortable but my towel was a little dirty. It has air conditionair. You have free internet access but it doesn-t work inside some rooms. The location is just AWSOME!!! The breakfast is included but every day is the same: Bread, jelly, orange juice and some fruits.

Tips: Bring your own towel and if you are sharing a room be careful with your things. Be prepared for wait a lot of time to get a bus to go to anywhere (even downtown miami).

I absolutly recomend this place to stay in Miami Beach

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The South Beach Hostel has to be the best hostile I have ever stayed in by far. If cleanliness, hopsitality and an overall feeling of being taken care of is important then the South Beach Hostel is the place to stay. I was greeted at 5:30AM by Rachael and the General Manager and immediate I felt at home. The desk staff Luisana, Ana and Diana are awesome. Always available for questions and suggestions of what to do in town. Need a shuttle? They are on it quickly always making you feel like you are the only guest. As for cleanliness this hostel is tops. The housekeeping staff are courteous and professional while making you feel important. This hostel has more of a bed and breakfast feeling and I promise you won't regret booking here. FIVE STARS PLUS! Enjoy South Beach! Thanks for a great two week stay! I'll be back and certainly recommending friends to the number one hostel in South Beach!

Room Tip: No matter what room type you decide your stay will be perfect!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

I stayed here for 5 nights with a friend - the first 3 nights were spent in a 6 bed female dorm and the last 2 in an 8 bed female dorm - I much preferred the 8 bed! It was more spacious and it was upstairs, which was a lot quieter as the first room we were in was situated right next to the kitchen.

In the morning, the bathrooms and kitchen are often closed for cleaning when you want to use them, which is a nuisance but it means everywhere is always very clean. And you get breakfast in the lobby anyway so it doesn't interfere with this. The breakfast is very basic - coffee, bagel, banana and orange. And it's not one where you can go back and get as much as you want as they tick off your room and name as you go up. I was left feeling hungry almost immediately after breakfast. 

Internet connection is not great, wifi works in the reception area but you can't get it in the rooms. They have use of Internet on computers they provide in the lobby but this is $2 for 20 minutes. One thing that was annoying was that the key card stopped working on numerous occasions, annoying but not the end of the world. 

One thing that put me off the hostel is that I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and as I went out of the room there was a small lizard in the hallway. It then ran under a bedroom door opposite mine. Lizards are everywhere in Miami, so if you're from somewhere like this where they're common it may not bother you but being from England where we don't have them, it put me off.

The best part of the hostel is location! Fabulously situated this hostel is only 2 minutes from the beach, Starbucks etc. Also the local bus that runs around the whole Miami beach (only 25 cents a ride) is just a minute away. 

Overall, I would recommend this hostel and stay again! They have good kitchen facilities to make your own food and although we didn't partake in them, they seemed to always have a club night on. 

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

What I loved about this place-
Firstly the staff are amazing, so nice, friendly and happy to help you out always!
The bar is so cool. Bar staff are so friendly and the drinks are super cheap. Plus locals are always stopping by for a game of pool or a beverage.
common are in reception is chill to hang and meet people.
Its clean!

The small negative-
The rooms are tiny so hang in the common are and bar if you want to chill.
The bathrooms are small.

But this is great value and a good place to be if you want to meet people and have a good time.

Room Tip: If your in a group I think you can get a private room for a extra $3 a night-check it out!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about SoBe Hostel

Address: 235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-7115
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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 #7 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range: $26 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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