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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   718 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Denver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sure, hotel rooms in the area are expensive, but $50 for a night at this hostel was about 3 times too much. One tiny bathroom (maybe 4' x 5'? My arms touched all walls from standing at the toilet/shower...) in a room for 10 people. And, my pet peeve - the shower has no pan or anything else to keep... More

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Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A really horrible place, shabby rooms. One of the worst price performance ratios I ever had. Unfriendly staff. I booked by telephone a room for two adults and a child. Surprisingly during the check in nobody could remember. Clear no go area for me in future.

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Came for a bachelor party so we weren't in the room too long. Hard to sleep with the leaky faucet and shower dripping all night. The bed was lumpy/hard and just all around awful. The bathroom floor was sticky and rather gross. The only up side was the close proximity to the bars and Duval street.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My friends and I stayed here recently and it was a pretty bare bones place. I wasn't expecting a lot, but it was pretty tiny. We had two double beds, which were sufficient, but the problem was the shower. The shower had no water pressure and it was pretty useless to try and get clean. Other than that, the accommodations... More

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South Park
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed in the hotel part @ the culmination of our "bicycle thru the keys" trip. Very clean, comfortable room with hot shower. We never spend much time in our motel room because there is always so much to do! So hotel amenities are not a priority for us, but cleanliness is! Great location, close to everything!

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was concerned about the negative reviews but thought I'd give it a try. Found my room to be very clean and bug free. Mattress was in good shape. It was as clean as a dated motel can be. My only concern was how weak the door latch situation was. It looked like a credit card could open the door.... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

What an excellent choice! We will definitely return here. New paint. Great mattress' and bedding. Shower had good pressure and NO mold. They got us extra towels. Decorated really nice with a great court yard where the TV was on all night so my hubby didnt need to disturb us when he woke early. Peter up front was very helpful... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Sure this is probably the most basic hostel I've ever stayed in. Don't come here thinking of cosy common areas and a well equipped kitchen. It is a place to shower and sleep, and nothing more. The 10 bed female dorm is split over two rooms - 6 beds in one, 4 in the other. The rooms are a good... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My friends and I were looking for an inexpensive place to stay while experiencing key west and this was it! But don't expect any bells and whistles. It's an old place so the clean is an old clean, but the bathroom was in good shape and the sheets were clean. It was a good place to sleep which is all... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Staff is very unfriendly. 10 beds to a room, half of which are broken. No guests allowed in common area. Way too expensive for what you get ($50 a night). Bed sheets were not washed. No breakfast options.

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Address: 718 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 21 Specialty lodging in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel 1.5*
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