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Hospice and Hostels Directory

Across the Jamaican community, we are helping those who are in crisis and need shelter while they get back on their feet. If you are travelling on a shoe string budget with only a backpack on your back this is the directory for you. We will add two new cities each month.

New York City

International Student Hospice
154 E. 33rd St.
between Lexington and third Aves.
228-7470; fax 228-4689

subway: 6 to 33rd St. Up flight of stairs in the brownstone with a brass plaque saying ISH. This Non Profit hostel resembles a haouse of a bric –a-brac than a hostel. Rooms 1-4 people; tiny hall bathrooms. Call ahead $28 per night inclusive of tax; $20 per night if you pay for a week in advance.

NY City Crime victims Hotline

NY Crisis counselling and referrals.
Open daily 9am-10:30 pm.

NY Hospital rape Crisis center
M-F 9am-5pm

NY Suicide prevention
open 24-7

Miami Beach/Ft Lauderdale

Clay Hotel and Hostel
-Dorms $18 inclusive of tax per night.
1438 Washington Avenue
South Beach
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The South Beach Hostel
235 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Dorms are $15-$20 and include tax, free breakfast, free Internet and free phone
calls to anywhere in the USA. There are several lounges, and a full bar. The hostel is
only 1.5 blocks from the beach.

The Tropics Hotel and Hostel
Dorms $16 per night
1550 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Open 24hours, no curfew, 1 minute from beach, in the center of the Art-Deco- and Nightlife district, Kitchen, BBQ, big swimming pool, Clean rooms all with air conditioning, private bathroom and phone, free linen. “Gorgeous rooms” (Hostels USA) “Darn worth the extra $1” (Lonely Planet)

Miami Beach International Hostel prices $13-15
236 9th street
Miami beach Fl 33139
Telephone 305-534-0268

Jazz on South Beach Hostel starting at $19/night
321 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Floyd’s Hostel & Crew House $15+tax (Dorms)
FL 33316 Free day time pick up, No Curfews
Near by Diving and surfing, sailing.

Fort Lauderdale Hostel
2115 North Ocean Blvd
Tel 954 567 7275
Ft Lauderdale FL 33304
[email protected]

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