Miami Spring Break 2012 saw me experience a hostel dorm room for the first time in my life – not something I adapted entirely well to.
Miami Beach International Travellers Hostel is what I’d describe as a ‘Party Hostel’. The top pictures on the hostel’s website pretty adequately depict the number of people hanging around drinking outside and in the foyer most of the afternoon and night.
The hostel arranges a night out partying EVERY night so a good night’s sleep is incredibly hard to come by as room mates came and went all night. But it was cheap, included 3 meals a day (though not vegetarian and on strict timetables), was only 2 blocks from the beach and on the same block as the Kardashian’s boutique clothing store DASH.
Kyle had always wanted to go to an NBA game so his (late) birthday present from me was tickets to see Miami Heat play the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Arena. The team was sitting on an impressive home game winning streak until they lost this game.
|Watching Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena|
Miami meant the beach – we went every day, mixing it up between Miami Beach, South Beach and Haulover Beach. One day we hired bicycles and biked the boardwalks and around the South Beach area.
Our only bad experience was with tour company Half Price Tours – we booked a tour with them through www.getyourguide.com to Key West but when we arrived to take the tour we were not allowed on the bus as it was over booked. I am still waiting for a refund more than two weeks later and neither company has been at all accommodating or helpful.