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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed at the Seashell for one night, in November of 2013. The staff (specifically Peter managing the front desk) was helpful and conversational during check-in. Keep in mind that they go home around 8:30PM, so you want to ensure you arrive before they leave for the night. The place also provides free wireless, and a strong signal as well.... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Clean, comfortable and conveniently located. Only stayed here for one night whilst on a road trip with my wife. It was ok but fairly expensive at 90 dollars for a room. That said, I would stay here again as we found that we had everything we needed in a motel. We stayed here in 2011 but I've only just joined... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It's expensive for a hostel, but it's the only one in Key West. Location is ok -a short walk to Duval Street. The dorm room and bathroom was smelly and dirty. The air con unit was SOOO loud -even with ear pugs in, it was difficult to sleep. The blind did nothing to keep the outside light out -so much... More

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ocala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I was searching for an affordable, clean, safe place to stay in Key West. Seashell motel was perfect for us. It was in a good location, not too far from Duval/Simonton etc. for access yet not too close to afford quiet. we stayed in the interior courtyard motel portion which afforded privacy and security. The room was clean. Had no... More

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hostel is $50 a night in a 10 bed dorm and it´s one of the worst hostels i ever stayed in (and the most expensive one, too). The beds are shabby, it is all but clean, you have to hop around under the shower to get wet and the "kitchen" is a joke. The outside area is not very... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The hostel is located in a quiet street in south key west, but not far from Duval Street, where you have almost all stores, bars and nightlife. I was kindly treated by hostel staff, and they were very honest: they sent my friend's macbook charger through mail as he forgot it there! It's not a luxury place - and no... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I have traveled the world, and trust me... I have stayed in a better hostels in Bolivia or Cambodia. This place is dirty and full of cockroaches. Toilet was so disgusting that I was afraid to use it. Unsafe door lockers and "strange characters" are walking around. I did not read reviews before booking my (thank God!) 1-night stay over... More

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Stuart, f
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The cockroach in the bathroom was the big, fat cherry on top of the wet floor caused by the leaking drain. The a/c didn't cool th room. The maintenance man "fixed" it with Scotch Magic tape! The bed had no pad between the mattress and sheet. The cigarette smoke from the patio came in through the ill-fitting door. The woman... More

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Olmedo, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

When I went yo key west there were not many places available with my budget. Stayed here, but did not feel very safe. The room was not clean at all!!! The sink in the toilet would get continuously stuck.. And the bed was too old and mattress not very comfortable..

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We did not stay at this hostel because the lady who works there was very rude to us, she even closed the door in our face! they have a sign saying they are open 24 hours and when we got there it was 5 min after 9 pm, we were looking for a place to stay only for one night,... 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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