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The place is not at all like the pictures. One of the dudes who works there slept on the couch in our room. The rooms are dark - not at all like the bright and cheery spaces on these site. My email questions went unanswered. I get it’s a hostel, but there is a level below which is tolerable.

Parking was tough. I had to park about a mile away and Uber back.

Bikini Hostel discriminates, based on age I guess, because they refused to allow me to stay even though I drove 3 hours to get there and prepaid for week using orbitz.com.. I told the ahole front desk person to expect lawsuit but don't feel like the time, just avoid this scam and don't believe the pictures, it is a dump.

Jorge & Cherie were awesome.... Very hospitable! There is not a pool anymore, although staff said we could use the one a few hotels down. Hot tub was clean and worked well. There was also a pool table, ping pong, and outdoor jenga.

dont even soend your money .... TERRIBLE! the staff was friendly but rooms smells terrible and you had to share..: EW!

Hostel was quite okay, stayed in better ones and stayed in worse ones. What made the Hostel so great was its amazing staff. A special shoutout goes to Atif and Hailey, who made my stay really great! Thank you guys!

I booked a room for 7 people and they said I have to split my party into 2 groups with 3 in one room and 4 in the other, and sharing with other people as well. We didn't stay at the hotel and really unhappy about this experience.

The most complain is about the manager Jose, with a poor communication skills and paranoia, I saw him kicking people out from both staffs and guest for no reason but just because he thought of something, makes the stay not enjoyable at all. No I don't recommend staying at this hostel at all even for the cheap price, pay couple dollars more and stay somewhere else.

The staff are not friendly specially the manager Jose, he asked people to leave the hostel from the staff and the guests for no reason, he is just paranoid which makes the experience to be there not enjoyable. There is a bar in the hostel which you can't bring your own alcohol. Over all I won't recommend staying at this hostel even for the cheap price, not worth any money.

very good hostel. nice place. good location. very good price. excellent place

I was here for 3 weeks in January and also been here couple years ago. The rooms have their own bathroom with a bathtub, they have a kitchen where you can cook food and the hostel is right near the whole foods. I like the place, would love to stay again in the future. Thank You ― Rahul.

Staff unprofessional Room not as they advertised Mattresses wore out and dirty

45 seconds and I was walking out, filthy, smelly, nasty, you get the idea

The lobby and out door areas are nice. But the room could use upgrades the bartender had a bad attitude also

The first night they have to take care of a drunk guy that was taking and screaming garbage and and get it out off the room.

Horrible. Absolutely Horrible. Terrible. Absolutely Terrible.

The occupants next door were awfully noisy, loud music, and use of foul verbiage all night. Did not sleep comfortably on bed that squeaked with every movement and sunk in the center. The walk to the beach was more serene nearby.

Very nice and helpful staff, beds could be nicer but for the price can't complain

I just needed a place to sleep for the night on my drive up to central Florida and Bikini Hostel provided that. Great place for a single / group budget traveler. I felt save - police patrolling the area - and that translated into a good night sleep.

West Ave Miami Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Lincoln Road Mall
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in South Beach, Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Flamingo Park and Lincoln Road Mall. This 35-room, 3-star hostel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Change of towels is available on request.


Property features

Renovated in 2017, Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is USD 20.00 per night, and there's also a cruise ship terminal shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and access to locker space. Other amenities at this adults-only hostel include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

12 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Small Private Single Room in Dorm Apartment, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

9 Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

6 Bed Mixed Dormitory

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden

Everyone (18) Couples (1) Business (1) Friends (1) Other (1)
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Everyone

The place is not at all like the pictures. One of the dudes who works there slept on the couch in our room. The rooms are dark - not at all like the bright and cheery spaces on these site. My email questions went unanswered. I get it’s a hostel, but there is a level below which is tolerable.

By on Mar 25, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2021

GOOD & FUN times to be had!

4
Everyone

Parking was tough. I had to park about a mile away and Uber back.

By on Dec 28, 2020

1
Everyone

Bikini Hostel discriminates, based on age I guess, because they refused to allow me to stay even though I drove 3 hours to get there and prepaid for week using orbitz.com.. I told the ahole front desk person to expect lawsuit but don't feel like the time, just avoid this scam and don't believe the pictures, it is a dump.

By on Jan 20, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 6, 2020

As per our listing, our hostel is for international travelers and not for in state locals, as you mention you drove just a few hours to get to us. Keeping our guests safe and in a hostel environment is out top priority while providing a good time and fun!

4
Friends

Jorge & Cherie were awesome.... Very hospitable! There is not a pool anymore, although staff said we could use the one a few hotels down. Hot tub was clean and worked well. There was also a pool table, ping pong, and outdoor jenga.

By on Nov 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 3, 2019

HOT TUB, POOL & PING PONG TABLES! FUN, FUN, FUN!

1
Friends

dont even soend your money .... TERRIBLE! the staff was friendly but rooms smells terrible and you had to share..: EW!

By on Sep 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 13, 2019

Hi Coco. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We were happy to hear you thought our staff was friendly and apologize for the inconvenience and not meeting your expectations on our fragrance. We now use a lemon grass scent and will continue to strive to offer our guests the best experience and value at the budget and great value price we provide.

4
Everyone

Hostel was quite okay, stayed in better ones and stayed in worse ones. What made the Hostel so great was its amazing staff. A special shoutout goes to Atif and Hailey, who made my stay really great! Thank you guys!

By on Jul 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 29, 2019

GREAT and AMAZING STAFF!

1
Friends

I booked a room for 7 people and they said I have to split my party into 2 groups with 3 in one room and 4 in the other, and sharing with other people as well. We didn't stay at the hotel and really unhappy about this experience.

By , from Boston, MA on Mar 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2019

Dear Customer, Your reservation was a last minute booking and the house was almost sold out. We sell beds, you bought 7 beds not a entire room. When you arrived you was mad because you booked 7 beds in a room with 9 beds in the last minute. We did not have the same room to everyone. In our Expedia page said: Guest should note that this property cannot guarantee that guests stay in the same room when requested. Reservation are made per bed, rather then per room.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback ;)

2
Everyone

The most complain is about the manager Jose, with a poor communication skills and paranoia, I saw him kicking people out from both staffs and guest for no reason but just because he thought of something, makes the stay not enjoyable at all. No I don't recommend staying at this hostel at all even for the cheap price, pay couple dollars more and stay somewhere else.

By on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2019

We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

2
Everyone

The staff are not friendly specially the manager Jose, he asked people to leave the hostel from the staff and the guests for no reason, he is just paranoid which makes the experience to be there not enjoyable. There is a bar in the hostel which you can't bring your own alcohol. Over all I won't recommend staying at this hostel even for the cheap price, not worth any money.

By on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2019

We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

Bikini Hostel, Cafe & Beer Garden

1255 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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