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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
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Charlestown, Maryland
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Ormond Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were greeted with a smile and welcomed as family.. Demetree was a fantastic host at this Hostel. He made sure we had everything we needed in a tmely manner. Rental bikes were on premise so no chasing around. The courtyard was lovely. Plenty of space to lounge in the sun or shade. The kitchen was fully equiped for whatever... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The room was acceptable, but everything else was horrible. The towels was full of hair...disgusting. I saw 3 insects inside the room and restrooms...Luckily, we left really early the morning after. The patio is a little scary... Don't go there...keep out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are looking for low budget, easy check in and clean, this is your place. I hope you are alone, if you are staying in the hostel, because males are not allowed in the female dorm! I liked that it had a fridge too. I did not hang out at all at the hostel, it was a place to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I don't understand how this place has so many negative reviews, it was perfect for our group of friends. It was also the only place that we could find that would let us book being younger than like 28 years old. It was reasonably priced, not to mention way cheaper than others in Key West. We had 9 friends all... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The hostel and hotel have a New manager now and the place is a really nice place to stay in key west. The dorms are fine, toilet is clean and hot shower working perfectly. There is a nice patio where you can sit and an outdoor kitchen to cook your meals. They rent by idle. Staff is friendly and there... More 

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