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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't usually write reviews but this "hostel" was so bad i have to in order to stop others making the same mistake. The staff are unfriendly and unhelpful, the dorms are dirty and small, and you have to share one toilet with 10 people. The "shower" cannot even be classified as a shower, the water comes out slowly like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monroe County health authorities would surely not approve of the 'do not flush paper' rule posted on the wall in the bathroom of the men's bunkroom I was in. Because the toilet clogs, they want you to put your used toilet paper in a covered waste container! Egad! An outhouse might be more sanitary! This is my third year... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never stay here! It's beyond horrible and so dirty, it's absolutely disgusting. This place needs to be fumigated. Roaches everywhere. I cannot say enough bad things about this motel. The ac is so loud kept me up all night and the floors were never cleaned. Never again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst hostel ever. The air condition is too loud to sleep. I sleep with my ear plug and weak up 5 times a night. It don't have enought outlets 10 people share 2 outlets! I have to leave my phone uncharge. And it didn't return my deposit money because of leaving the hotel early in the morning! The service is... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We have been travelling around the world and this is by far the worst we have ever seen. Costed $257,63 which was drawn from card for the first night. Christmas Day, ok, expensive but we could not forsee that this could only be worth less than a tenth. A very unsafe door and windows, dirty floor, pillow cover stained with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The location is great - you can walk to pretty much everywhere from the hostel. They do provide bicycles for a nominal fee which is pretty cool. There is internet which is great, however, the mixed dorm is a bit sketchy. I've stayed in a lot of hostels around the world, and this is by far the WORST and MOST... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

stayed in the female dorm, beds are terrible (kind of plastic mattresses?) and the aircon sounds like a plane landing in your room, the bathroom is ok though. don't really understand why other travelers complain about the place: regarding the prices in Key West this is the only cheap place to stay, nothing more nothing less. As they have a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Was travelling by myself and stayed for a few nights in the Hostel. The female dorm seemed to have a very odd layout. Two rooms connected through a doorway and both sharing one bathroom which you could access from either room. The bunk beds seemed a bit rickety and the sheets were pretty thin. The bathroom wasn't the cleanest, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I decided to stay here just for one night even if I have read the negative feedbacks. Guys I stayed in more than one hostel but for sure this one is in the top 3 of the dirtiest. But you know it is even the cheapest place in key west so if you want just to have a shower and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am an experienced traveler, having been in nearly 60 countries and 43 states, thus I have stayed at over 500 hotels. This is the worst by far. Worse than anything in India, China, Africa or any third world country. The list of what is wrong would be too extensive to enumerate but: no closets, dirty, moldy, broken drains, AC... 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*
Number of rooms: 14
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