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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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  • 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed in a dorm room in July for 6 nights, it consisted of 10beds and one bathroom. There was no where to put your clothes so they stayed in my suitcase. Towels and clothing hung over our beds. The toilet did not flush, on the first night of the stay it flooded one whole half of the dorm, my friend... More

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Kassel, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed 1 night at this hostel in a dorm for women with 10 beds and one bathroom. In the dorm was a old lady that obviously lived in the hostel with all her stuff. The bathroom had a window to the backyard. There was no possibility to cover it so I felt really watched. In the shower lived some... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the previous reviews of this hotel/hostel and expected the worst. Im a neat freak and expected poorly kept rooms, no hot water, etc.......but it was waaay better. The beds & pillows had protective covers, we had fresh sheets/pillowcases. We had to make our on bed though. Me and another guy friend stayed in the mixed gender room. Everyone... More

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Radford, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A couple friends and I spent a few nights in the hotel section a few weeks ago. All we needed was a shower and a bed at the end of the night. We were too busy out having fun in Key West to spend any more time than that in the room. The room was clean, everything was in working... More

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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

To say the most important first: in my opinion it's not as bad as some people say here. I stayed in Key West for just one night and booked here because it seems to be the only hostel in the city. $44 is a lot for just a hostel bed, but as all hotels in Key West are quite expensive... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I've stayed in hostels all over the world. This one lacks all character and accommodation. We booked online through Travelocity..only to arrive and find they didn't have the room we booked. As the reservation is non refundable, we stayed in the room they gave us: room 14. It was a horrible box of a place. We tried to contact Travelocity,... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Male manger walked into female dorm without knocking. Staff were not efficient. They had attitudes. Requests to clean were not often met. Bathrooms were dirty. Kitchen was dirty. Male guests were loud and drunk at. 5 am. Positive: other female guests.

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Genoa, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It's an ok hostel. You won't find a lot of social gathering as it is small but it's an ok place to stay. The staff is helpful and the bed was clean. The bathroom gets a little bit wet but it's more than bearable. Don't expect a 4 stars but it's not as bad as some people described. For a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I was here in 1974, back than you needed an "International Youth Hostel" membership card, NOT nowadays. Am a Florida resident, it was 39. +tax . It is perfect for me who travels alone and only need a place to sleep and shower. My car was parked across the street, for free, and I leave it there cause in Key... More

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Denver
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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Address: 718 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > 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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