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Jazz on South Beach Hostel
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Wish they had a real kitchen with a stove-top and oven, but hey, the price and location are excellent. The staff definitely hate their lives (even during my previous December visit & as many reviewers have mentioned), which is usually a direct reflection on poor management or ownership, so big kudos to new girl Gezell who understands what good customer service is with a smile, kindness, & making the extra effort to accomodate guests' requests. While the day-time gal (forget her name - African-American gal) looks intimidating and grumpy, she's definitely experienced, helpful, and knowledgeable holding down the fort on her own. Night-time guy courteous and makes sure the riff-raff don't turn Jazz into a frat-party thank goodness.

Room Tip: 2nd floor much quieter than ground floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

The hostel is what you pay for. The room was pretty hot because the other girls refused to leave the air conditioner on. The one lady in the front desk was honestly extremely rude and unhelpful. She was there when we arrived and left. It's an okay place if you're just there to sleep at night.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

What do I have to say to convince you not to stay here? I will likely never stay on a hostel in the U.S. again because of this experience (maybe an exaggeration, but possible).

The staff are disgustingly obnoxious and rude. It is as if they go out of their way to be unhelpful.

The place was not even slightly social while I was there.

To say it was dirty was an understatement. The sink was coming out of the wall. The A/C was leaking and forming puddles on the floor and the floor was peeling off. The bed was more like a hammock - completely broken and caved in on one side. The toilet wouldn't flush - I had to turn an old toothbrush into a makeshift tool to flush it from within the internal mechanism (they didn't fix it when we told them). The lights were all flickering and going on and off (they replaced a day after we told them).

The breakfast was junk. Overall, the place had such a depressing vibe that it really put a damper on the vacation (and we stayed here not just to save some money but also to experience an American hostel). We almost paid double one night by checking into a hotel, just to get away from this place. This hostel doesn't deserve the one star - it should just be shut down and started fresh again. Spend the extra few dollars and stay in a nice, cheap hotel.

Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

TERRIBLE is the only adjective I can personally give to this Hostel. The staff is extremely rude. They completely don't care about their customers. If you arrive at the breakfast room at 10.01am they WON'T give you pancakes even if they are still cooking them. You won't hear from the staff "goodmorning" , "goodnight" or "how are you?" . Never. Moreover, they don't share the hostel purpose: connect people. If you try to speak with other customers in the hall or even right outside the hostel, the staff will say to you: "Be quite" or "Silence". yes, because they don't want people to chat over 10pm. is it a PRISON? the bathroom in the room was very small and the room was pretty dirty. Everything could have been better if I chose another place where to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

Stayed here during the Miami music conference as it seemed like it would be a friendly and cheap place to stay. Staff are very rude- the housekeepers don't even speak English. I'm not the one to write reviews, I work in the industry myself so I can be objective- it was a minging place. The linen wasn't changed for the entire stay (we were there for 6 nights), they never came to clean the bathroom- I went to reception and asked 2 days in a row and in the end a woman came and sprayed the toilet a couple of times. If you are asking me not to place the towels on the floor then have the decency to clean that damn floor. Yellow stains around the toilet, the whole place looked like it could do with a scrub.The mattress was just ridiculous- probably 30 year old. Didn't spend a lot of time sleeping but even as tired as we were we couldn't close an eye. On our last day we were knackered, managed to fall asleep late in the morning which was so nice after so many night with no sleep, only to be woken up by the housekeepers who were shouting and chatting but not cleaning.The housekeepers were actually physically violent towards my friend even after we told them we were going to pay for late check-out. It was just unbelievable, would not stay here again and would definitely not recommend it.

Room Tip: Do not stay here!
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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: 321 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6902 (Formerly Atlantica Hotel & Suites)
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Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > South Pointe
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Ranked #63 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Miami Beach
Price Range: $24 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Jazz on South Beach Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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