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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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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 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 10 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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just a bike ride away from duval and the famous higgs beach my experience here was that It was clean and decent. It's just not a hostel and does not have that hostel vibe. At first glance it seems to be in a bad location, but I found it was actually really easy to bike everywhere I wanted to go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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 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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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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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 8 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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