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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

718 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Knoxville
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96 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying this is not my first stay in a hostel. My husband and I booked 2 beds in the coed dorm because the price was so much more affordable than elsewhere in Key West and we were only going to be in the room for 8 hours (literally just to sleep). First, when we arrived it... More 

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Seguin
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25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First off.. I have to say I was not thrilled to reserve a hostel.. I have never used one before. But it was the cheapest place in town.. You still have everything you need.. You just share it... There are male, female, and coed. Even though I was alone on this trip, I still got a coed... And my thinking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in two different rooms, one women's and the other co-ed. Staff was nice and friendly. If the toilet is busy, just ask the front desk for the employee bathroom key if you really have to go. The first room I stayed in was not as good as the second. The bathroom floor was all wet, tp evrywhere, with... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Key West for the half marathon so rooms were very hard to come by. We had low expectations for the Seashell. We had a private room with 2 queen beds and a private bathroom-for around $300 a night. Cons: The room was very basic and a bit run down. The one bed was very comfortable but the... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: The hostel was clean and in what felt like a save location in walking distance to all the attractions of Key West. Cons: We stayed in a 10 or 12 bed female dorm thatwas devided into 2 rooms, which was nice. But there was only one bathroom (with shower and toilet in one room) for everyone. The bunk beds... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night at this establishment, and we more or less knew what to expect, so in principle we had no real basis for complaint; but when there was no hot water in the morning, and after the hotel personnel did not really seem to be bothered by it or try to help, we felt it was... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

On the spur of the moment, my friend and I decided to head to Key West during Christmas week. I searched, prices were outrageous everywhere and also there were no vacancies - until I found the Sea Shell Motel. It was cute and friendly and quiet and had all the amenities and information we needed. Everything worked and was clean.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This was the most expensive hostel I have ever stayed in, paying $59 for a bunk in a 10 bed dorm. It's also one of the worst. The room was motel style with the door opening onto the sidewalk. My allocated bed had a noisy fan above it, and was a high top bunk with no ladder, you have to... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This may be the cheapest accommodation you find in Key West that is also conveniently located within walking distance from Duvel. We were able to quickly book a room with two queen beds over the phone. The room is small, but clean. If like us, you plan to spend most of your time outdoors then the size of the room... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The room was small but just fine for one night! Standard is ok, and it was clean. Key West is expensive, so finding a room for just about 100$ a night was ok. Internet is not working well inside the room, but outside, in the sitting area, it worked. Nice and helpful people working there.

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