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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
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great place to stay in Key West if you are on a budget. Nothing fancy to write home about but it was clean and the staff was friendly. The cost of the motel compared to other places was the selling point. If you don't need something fancy then this is the place to stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was overpriced and filthfy. They crowded about 20 guys into a concrete room with no windows and it stunk to high heaven. I have stayed in soem really cool hostels - this at rock bottom - stay away.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First - we stayed in the hostel part of the hotel (all female, 6 bunks in our room - shared bathroom with 10 bunks), so I can't speak to the "hotel" portion of the rooms as they may have been better/worse. The hostel feels more like a cottage than a typical hostel. Rooms are a mixture of random old furniture... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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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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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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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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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