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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

718 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice place. Beautiful courtyard with tables, chairs, hammocks and lounges. They have motel rooms, female dorms, male dorms and mixed dorms. I stayed in a female room with 3 bunks (6 beds). Quietest hostel I've ever been in until the French lady started banging on the bathroom door near my head yelling at the person inside to come out... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel was adequate. The manager of the motel was very rude. Our rental car was damaged by plummer's working at the motel and he was very dismissive and dishonest with us about the incident.The rooms were also noisy. I would not recommend staying here. Not worth it!

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night towards the end of June 2015 in a mixed dorm. My room had two sets of bunks, which was connected to a similar sized room by the shared bathroom. The room itself was compact, but was generally ok. The bunks were a little rickety and when I arrived one empty one did have a small collection... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stayed there for one night! We got an apartment with PRIVATE BATHROOM! That's right, you have the option to get your private bathroom (some reviewers are complaining about sharing it; well, you save money but have the hassle)! Everything was clean and the young man who checked us in on Sunday June 21st was very kind to allow us... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I travel to Key West about every 3 months. I enjoy staying at the mom/pop, non chain, older style hotels/motels when I visit the island to get that "true" Key West experience. I have stayed at this establishment a few times. I have a love/hate relationship with it. LoL! I do believe this is the cheapest place to stay while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

-hotel manager was very friendly and helpful -common area/patio with hammock and chairs was really nice -good kitchen facilities -good location close to Higgs beach and walking distance downtown -very good value for the money! -dormroom was clean

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I was a bit dubious about staying in a hostel but couldn't have been better. Great location and the service was excellent. The manager Demetri went out of his way to make sure you had everything you needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We just stayed in this hostel for two days. My boyfriend and I have never before spent a night in a mixed dorm bedroom as we always wanted to have our privacy. However, because of the high prices (which you will find in KeyWest everywhere) we decided to take a mixed bedroom this time. Now we can say it was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I stayed here as a last minute stay given I hadn’t made any bookings prior to arriving in Key West, and I must admit, a shared dorm room here costs more than some hotels I’ve stayed in! Accommodation in Key West is definitely pricey, but it’s more the location you are paying for – none of the hotels in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

yeh, its not that nice as most people have said. There's only one bathroom, which might be shared by 10 people or more. Its not very clean. There's a door which leads straight out onto the street from the room, which doesnt fit perfectly and is noisy and lets sunlight straight in. The air con is noisy. So in summary... More 

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