Freehand Miami

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The Hostelz.com Review

Freehand Miami is a relatively new and stylish entrant into the hostel scene in Miami. It is housed in a renovated art deco building plus a few satellite buildings in its sizable garden, with a tiki bar and an adjoining restaurant.

The Location

The hostel is located in the South Beach area, a neighborhood full of upscale hotels and restaurants and with a very active nightlife. It is a safe neighborhood and there are several more hostels based in the general vicinity. The hostel itself is only two blocks from the beautiful South Beach. There is a supermarket, a sandwich shop, a coffee shop, and a liquor store only a couple of minutes away by walk.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has four-, six-, and eight-bed dorms plus private rooms. Each dorm has two bathrooms with a toilet and bathtub. The beds are sturdy and comfortable and they come with reading lights and outlets to charge your electronic devices. There are lockers in the room enough for each person, but you must have your own lock with you, or you can buy them at the hostel from the vending machine. Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily, but the quality of cleaning could be improved. And at night, music from the bar can be a problem for light sleepers, as the rooms are not soundproofed.

Common Spaces

Freehand Hostel has an extensive common area, both indoors and out in its beautiful garden full of greenery and a swimming pool. It is perfect for chilling in the sun with a book. Your own food and drinks are not allowed in this area, however, because it is part of the bar. They do make great cocktails at the bar, and there is a free drink for hostel guests every evening between 5 and 6 p.m. There is a guest kitchen and lounge area behind the swimming pool where you can enjoy your own food and drinks.

Summary

All in all, Freehand is a great hostel from which to enjoy the perks of Miami with its onsite swimming pool and the beach nearby (a beach towel is provided by the hostel against a deposit). It has a good, relaxing vibe during the day and a more of a cocktail-party atmosphere at night.
by Existenziel
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2018-04-16
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Swimming pool and local fauna
Hostel main building, garden and the swimming pool
Tiki bar
Bar area
Reception and lobby
Lobby
Eight-bed dorm
Dorm bathroom
Eight-bed dorm

Map

(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Freehand Miami" at 2727 Indian Creek Drive.)

Location/Contact

Address
2727 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach (Coral Gables), Florida, USA
Coordinates
25.804595, -80.126387 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.thefreehand.com
Telephone
001 305 531 2727
Fax
3055315651
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Average
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Cheap and Quality
This is a very good hostel, i stay in the shared 8 room. They are cleaning every day, good mattress, 2 aircons in the room, good wifi, electricity where you sleep. Miami is expensive so remind yourself that food/drinks/taxi cost you more than normal. You need at least 40-50 dollar a day to stay, eat and drink. But if you choose a hostel choose this one, i hope this hostel will have the same price in the future 20-25 $ a day!
Danny
Age 22, Netherlands
2013-12-16
 
Amazing pool area!
Beautiful hostel, clean and comfortable dorms and got great sleep there while the pool area downstairs is great to laze around all day and sip the beers -- $4. When the renovation is complete and the rooftop area finished the place will be amazing although it isnt within walking distance of the main party strip of south beach.
Matt
Age 26, Australian
2013-05-13

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