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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

718 South Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

-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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Charlestown, Maryland
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to add a little adventure to my life and saw the incredible price for this place and thought 'what the heck, give it a shot". My expectations were not very high, but this place fell bellow anything I could have imagined. I was in the communal male room(s) ... there was an actual sign in the bathroom asking... More 

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place should be avoided at all costs frankly im surprised the florida authorities havent shut it down. its filthy smelly disgusting roaches everywhere you are better off sleeping in your car. avoid.

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I was in Key West didn´t expect too much from this hostel, but it ended up in one of my favorite experience I´ve ever had travelling on my own. The team, especially Dimitri the manager, did a great job giving to everybody a 5 stars service. People in the hostel were really nice also. The location is perfect and... More 

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Seashell Motel K, Manager at Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5 star review! We try very hard to make everyone feel welcome here in paradise! Thanks for a GREAT guest experience!! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to lovely Key West!! More 

Rocky Mountains
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in a male bunk room. It was simple, the bathroom was not too nice, but not horrible. The people were all very nice, both employees and guests. They have a nice courtyard to hangout in and meet people. The location is very close to the best beach on Key West and a long, but very... More 

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Seashell Motel K, Manager at Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 star review! We are certainly glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we will see you again on your next trip to Key West!! More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The hostel is so well placed ! 2 min away from Duval Street ! We rent 2 bikes at the hostel and go through the city so easily. It's a really nice place if you are there for a short stay, you don't need anything else than a bed. The check in and check out were easy, the staff is... More 

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