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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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 January 5, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's quite a disgusting place. It is the only "cheap" place to stay in Key West for a solo traveler, but I would advise either making your stay short (one night, so that you don't need to use the showers and so your back doesn't hurt the next day from the ancient beds) or paying a bit more for a... More 

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