"Don't stay here if you want to sleep at night"
Maybe we had not done enough research on the hotel, but we did not know that this is in fact an up scale hostel that caters to 20-30 year old persons that want to party at the hotel. There is a bar in the backyard, and the party was going on until 2 a.m. The windows are old, so it was impossible to sleep until the party was over. The front desk is understaffed, […] so be prepare to wait. Some of the people at the front desk was service-minded, but others were not. The breakfast is a joke; they put out one tray of muffins. After this tray is eaten, you have the choice between apples, bananas and Frosties. The hot drinks is served in plastic glasses. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent place!! I'll be visiting again Best bar in townGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old time feel"
EXCELLENT!! Great atmosphere. If you are looking for moder hip this isn't it. If you want a place with great atmosphere with "old Florida" feel this is it. I HIGHLY recommend this place. I will be coming back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Holy cow, the on-site restaurant is expensive!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable beds, excellent service"
This artsy, funky place is a kick to visit and I loved the courtyard ambiance, especially at night. The price can't be beat. However, ask whether the shower in your room is working, and test it before you accept the room, as I could not control the temperature of the water in mine and had to go with washing my hair with cold water rather than getting […] burned. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly staff, clean rooms!"
The staff at Freehand Miami were professional, sweet and speedy. Everything was clean and neat, the space was amazing! The whole place was warm and inviting. Our room was very clean, and very comfy. A must stay for travelers or Miami-ers needing a nice getaway!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was great. Definitely felt like i was overseas. The hotel attracts a very diverse crowd. The bathroom was a bit small, but it was a good experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for what I needed"
I would stay at Freehand again. I found it on a last-minute deal when my prior arrangements fell through. I ended up with a bed in a room occupied by 3 other strangers and it was fine. The 3 other guys had clearly been there a while. They were nice enough, but their stuff was strewn around quite a bit. That being said, if I was traveling with a group […] of friends, I think the room would have been perfect for like minded travelers. It was very well designed and a fun spot. There was a small problem with their electronic key system, so I never was given a room key. That was a bit annoying, but not a big problem. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"you could walk to good sights"
All was great but we must do something about parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Exactly as others have said"
It was a great stay. I just needed somewhere to lay my head, and dont really care about the various luxuries that other hotels may/not have. I mean really, how much time do you really spend in your hotel room when staying in Miami?! Beds were comfortable, and the shower was hot. Parking sucks if you are in a car, but its like that everywhere. I was […] on my motorcycle and had dedicated motorcycle/scooter parking right up front so I was very happy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I enjoy a lot the patio, dinner and the guest.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to the beach"
The hotel is 5 mins walk to the beach. There is a nice pool in the backyard with a bar. There are lockers in the room to keep your belongings safe, as long as you bring a lock with you. Beds are twin size but comfortable. Nice for young people to live and have fun. It can be noisy sometimes if some other guests are staying up late in the bar and went […] back to their room, you would hear their talking and walking in your room. I stayed here with my parents for two nights, we reserved the entire room of four beds so that we family of three can enjoy some privacy. Assistants at the front desk are all very nice. Over all pleasant stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It was very basic! Loved it! Two blocks away from the beach. Packing a small bag and looking for a relaxed vacation without the expensive luxurious accommodations?... This is the place for you. People from everywhere, a small pool, a small bar, basic food menu, great music. 8 or 4 beds per room.. It has private rooms but they are definitely pricey compared […] to sharing. Not your choice if you don't want to share the restroom or if you have a car (parking in the area isn't easy to find). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The bar is a must see"
It is a hostel, no doubt about it. The bar is the reason to stay. Almost no reason to leave at all. We we down to South Beach for the sights, then came right back. Incredible ambiance, the mixologists are geniuses, and the vibe is completely chill.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Stay & Very Welcoming"
This was a last minute spot and I ended getting a great deal! At first I was thinking it was going to a cheap spot perhaps in ghetto area, it ended up being a great location and with an amazing services. I will definitely be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
First hostel experience and it was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A backpackers dream!"
The place is a little distance from the art deco district but busses pickup frequently 1 block away. The hotel itself is very nice, clean and has an awesome atmosphere! The pool and tiki bar out back was packed with hot babes. Definitely recommend it for solo travelers!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Hostel in Miami"
I've been to all the hostel in Miami beach and this is by far the best one. Its clean its fun and the people you meet are great. I would go back anytime i'm in Miami.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
What was good about my stay: 1: Bed was comfortable, 2: The attendant (while slow) was extremely polite. 3: Water heated up quickly in the shower. What was not good: 1. When booking my stay I picked "single" and ended up with 3 other people in the room, perhaps my ignorance, but the site should make it clear that a. it's a hostel and b. you will not […] get a room to yourself. 2. Air conditioning was anemic. 3. (and my biggest complaint) parking is NON-EXISTENT. After a 6 hour drive, I spent another hour trying to find a parking spot. Not this problem has little to do with Freehand Miami, but if you planning on staying there (or in the area) you need to know. I was there on a Thursday night and there were people literally stalking to get a space, after I found my space 3 blocks away in less than a minute someone was asking me if I was going to stay. It looked like there were a few places there that had their own small parking lots, but not Freehand Miami. Again, if your driving: THERE ARE NO PARKING SPOTS. 4. Music was playing. It sounded like a house system and I could clearly hear it in my room (it was either close to, or past midnight), thankfully I had ear plugs and it wasn't loud enough to overcome their 33db reduction capability. 5. There was no fridge in the room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach also has outdoor pool"
The experience was really nice. Plenty of entertainment right there. Beach is close and you can rent bikes at cheaper price.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel Staff was very nice but basically clueless. There were many things wrong... spent over 15 min attempting to find a parking place... gave up after waiting 15 min at the bar... could not get a seat outside because all seats were reserved (Why not leave some room for paying guest?) ... Music outside was sooo loud and flowed right into my room until […] after midnight.... Served coffee on the morning buffet with only wax paper cups that melted off the wax. I could go on. I will say that the place was very clean. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Best of Hostel in Miami Beach"
I have stayed in several different Hostels in Miami Beach / South Beach area over the years , from South Beach Hostel to Posh and numerous others, as for Freehand Miami , the hostel is the best , in presentation , comfort, cleanliness, price , service and style and of course the quality of the guest from around the world. The private bath per room is […] far better than the dorm style bath you get in most hostels, Freehand concept is the best I have ever seen, and you can bet as a travel writer I will be back and both put the word out... Freehand Rocks!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"First time at any hostel"
I liked my experience here. I Read A Lot Of The Reviews And Thought I Would Have A Less Than Decent Stay But It Was The Opposite. I met people from all over. The staff was friendly and accomodating. I'd go again but probably if I can get enough friends to occupy a whole room. There are one or two weirdos but overall, other guest were fine. It was a […] party everyday and I felt safe the whole time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Pretty good for the price like the style and the ambianceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly comfortable environment .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"All I could ask for in a no frills hotel"
Except for the lack of a telephone (who needs one when you have a cell phone) my private king bed room had everything you could ask for, including a safe and bathrobes. Public parking lot (free 6 PM to 8 AM) and supermarket one block away, beach 2 blocks. Included continental breakfast in lobby. A real find.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great way to meet travelers around the world"
Stayed during Ultra Music Festival and met so many people this way! The place was fabulous. Looked great. My room got a little messy however in context it was an 8 bed shared room so nothing I couldn't handle. The bar downstairs connects with the pool area and at night is a local hot spot too. Best value for sure and I will definitely stay there ag […] ain! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I almost wanted to keep this my secret!"
Place is awesome both the hostile rooms and the hotel rooms are very cute. Some noisineness like some reviews mentioned but I came to Miami during Ultra Music Festival for the festival and met a bunch of friendly people here. I will definitely stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
FreeHand is always a pleasure. My word of of advice don't get the 8 beds 1 room Ever! They also have a consistent problem with the room keys. Other then that it was decent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was in one of the 8 person rooms. One girl was terribly sick coughed all night and now I'm getting sick :( Not the hotels fault but taught me a lesson. Hostels are not really for me. But if they were this one is cute!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a pretty small hotel at the heart of south beach. Aside from the constant screams from pedestrians the rooms were little compared to most hotels and it's a challenge having a good nights sleep with the A.C wheezing air next to your head. Besides that the bathrooms weren't that sanitary.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Surprisingly cool courtyard"
I wish I would have known how awesome the courtyard was before, they dont allow you to bring your own alcohol, but the atmosphere is great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
More than adequate accommodations, but terrible service when you need it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Amazing hostel to stay. Great service, clean rooms, cool bar. Overall I had a great experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The private room was amazing especially with the feel and ambience of a hostile! Must stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice hotel to stay"
good location, nice staff! I really enjoyed while i staying @freehand. BUT, most of taxi drivers are not familiar with "Freehand Miami".Genuine Expedia guest review
I stayed on freehand hotel for 5 days and was very great the hotel has a good shape with area to have fun, clean rooms and polite employees. If I have to stay again there for sure I willGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Place to stay"
I had an excellent time at this place. Like all people say there, this is the best place to stay at Miami Beach, I really recomend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice people. Good price. Good location. Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable. Had a single room but would certainly come back with family/friends and share a bunk-room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"4 humans cannot share one bathroom"
Okay, I'm 59 and I stayed here on a lark visiting my daughter at U of M. Unfortunately I wound up sharing a room with 3 very inebriated 20 something Russians, two of whom spoke no English, and all of whom were well fueled by an open bottle of vodka -- which they kindly did offer to me. I wisely decided to have a few drinks at the lively bar (downstairs […] at the hostel) to numb myself to the inevitable. It might be a Russian custom to spend over 45 minutes showering, etc., in the morning after. I will be first to admit my pain was primarily self-inflicted. Checking out was the best part of my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good hostel but noisy"
This is the first hostel I've stayed at so I'm not sure how it compares to others. The rooms were just like the photos, clean and neat. However the room I stayed in was extremely noisy due to snoring, traffic noise, and the music played outside at the restaurant. The room was right next to the street so cars were constantly honking, revving engines, […] and speeding by. Also, there is absolutely no where to park reliably within less than a half mile. The only reliable place to park is south of the hostel down by the library. Or you can troll the tiny parking lot a block over for 20-30 minutes every night if you don't want to walk that far. The hostel was really nice and worth the money but the noise and parking were pretty terrible. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Pretty good nice spot right by the beach front staff awesome. Cool people to meet had a great time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"the hotel is terrible!!!"
My family and I stayed at the hotel one night. We first knew about it from the website. It would be fair to say that the room was not very clean. The sand is everywhere, floor, bed and bathroom. The facilities are very old. The air conditioning made a big noise. The faucet won't stop dripping.There is no much choice for your breakfast. Needless to say […] the stay there was uncomfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This is a youth hostel, not a hotel. BEWARE"
I booked this place while on the road and didn't have time to comb through all the reviews. Saw that 4 star rating and figured I couldn't miss, right? WRONG! The minute you walk in the place smells like urine and pachouli oil. We knew the room had bunk beds and figured it was just trying to be Miami chic. Wrong. It's a bunk room for party kids or dirty […] hippies. The room itself was surprisingly clean, but the bathroom was tiny by Miami standards and door was made of slats so you could hear all the kids out in the hall. The tiny window AC could not keep up either leaving the room a steamy 78 degrees. Top that off with some mexican style panchos for blankets and I think I've really set the tone here. We immediately checked out and they wouldn't refund our first nights stay even though we booked just three hours earlier. If you're looking for a hotel to get a good nights sleep, this isn't it. At $250 a night, this isn't even a good option for kids looking to party. I'd never consider it again. South beach is full of over priced hotels but even those make this place look bad. Good luck with this place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The chic design and beautiful communal area behind the hotel definitely put this spot in its own tier but be forewarned. It's still a hostel and there is a lot of young night noise. Granted, you'll be hard pressed to avoid any noise pollution in Miami Beach. We stayed on the ground floor on a Friday night and the live band in the lobby sounded like […] they were playing under the bed and didn't finish until around 1am. Ask for a quiet room if this option is available to you and if sleeping is necessary! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice vibe and decoration"
This place is 10 blocks from the heart of South Beach. I had to resort to it on a last minute trip as all hotels were booked and although is a hostel it gave me nice surprise. Rooms are clean and well arranged and people is very kind. A bonus is you have a multicultural crowd you can interact with.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great little hotel near south Beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall I was satisfied Freehand have a chic vibe with of flair of uncertainty due to sharing the room with strangers. But bring your own wash cloth and toiletre and money for parking. It's close to the beach and restaurants so the few it lacked was worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fancy Hotel, but the windows cant' be opened..`"
The Hotel was really nice, very close to the beach, but the windows can't be opened(because of the AC supose). So the room finished being really smelly, I used only to sleep, every day was getting worse and worse... All the rest is superb! The elevator is being fixed! But only three floors!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A nice place to stay at with an amazing garden"
MY stay at the freehand was on the short side and I unfortunately did not get to participate in any of the activities organized by the hostel. The hostel was clean and the furniture fairly new. My main complaint was the showers, the water pressure was really bad and getting warm water wasn't a simple task. The only other negative is that the hostel […] is located a little bit further down from the main streets of South Beach, the distance is walkable however I do not know if it would be all that safe for a woman walking the distance on her own. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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