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“It's ok, not bad as people say” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

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Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel
Genoa, Italy
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104 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“It's ok, not bad as people say”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

It's an ok hostel. You won't find a lot of social gathering as it is small but it's an ok place to stay. The staff is helpful and the bed was clean. The bathroom gets a little bit wet but it's more than bearable. Don't expect a 4 stars but it's not as bad as some people described. For a couple of nights is fine.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank simplesmente
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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

I was here in 1974, back than you needed an "International Youth Hostel" membership card, NOT nowadays. Am a Florida resident, it was 39. +tax . It is perfect for me who travels alone and only need a place to sleep and shower. My car was parked across the street, for free, and I leave it there cause in Key West you do not need your car, you just walk everywhere! The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the temperature was just fine. The terrace is neat and so practical with a full outdoor kitchen with deep sink. It is quaint, well situated. There is no curfew, AHH and there is WIFI which works outside only, on the terrace. No one hangs out in the dorms, there are no chairs anyway. You go to Key West to be out in the ocean breeze anyway. I loved it and will bring my friends there. By the way it is not only young people who use the Youth Hostel, I met a senior lady with whom I shared a nice walk and lunch, she was in her 70ss. People of all ages are welcomed there and it is a nice affordable and safe place to stay, you can hang out on the terrace till late, it is safe. To those who do not require luxury but a simple place to sleep, I recommend it highly. Cannot beat the price ! And the friendly staff...and all the nice folks you meet from all over the world. Go for it, try it, you'll see what I mean. I only find one slight inconvenience is one bathroom for 8 people, so get up early and take your shower that's all...young people tend to sleep in later anyway. I'm an old geezer and I get up at the crack of dawn anyway.

Room Tip: Lady dorm, male dorms or coed dorms. They all are bunk beds either way.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Sure, hotel rooms in the area are expensive, but $50 for a night at this hostel was about 3 times too much. One tiny bathroom (maybe 4' x 5'? My arms touched all walls from standing at the toilet/shower...) in a room for 10 people. And, my pet peeve - the shower has no pan or anything else to keep the water from going all over the floor - so if you're using the toilet, the floor is always wet.
Almost no storage space in the room. Beds are thin mattresses on a squeaky wire frame. Floors were filthy, as was the bathroom. I actually skipped my last night and found a cheap hotel a bit further from the action.

The great part of the stay was the people I met. A wonderful assortment of characters from around the world. That's the best part of staying in a hostel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank tiggerhunt
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Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

A really horrible place, shabby rooms. One of the worst price performance ratios I ever had. Unfriendly staff. I booked by telephone a room for two adults and a child. Surprisingly during the check in nobody could remember. Clear no go area for me in future.

Room Tip: Better take another motel. Whichever motel you take - it would be better.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank JeBoBonn
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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Came for a bachelor party so we weren't in the room too long. Hard to sleep with the leaky faucet and shower dripping all night. The bed was lumpy/hard and just all around awful. The bathroom floor was sticky and rather gross. The only up side was the close proximity to the bars and Duval street.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

My friends and I stayed here recently and it was a pretty bare bones place. I wasn't expecting a lot, but it was pretty tiny. We had two double beds, which were sufficient, but the problem was the shower. The shower had no water pressure and it was pretty useless to try and get clean. Other than that, the accommodations were fine. We didn't spend much time in our room anyways, as you shouldn't on vacation, so it was okay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank flarengitis
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South Park
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We stayed in the hotel part @ the culmination of our "bicycle thru the keys" trip. Very clean, comfortable room with hot shower. We never spend much time in our motel room because there is always so much to do! So hotel amenities are not a priority for us, but cleanliness is! Great location, close to everything!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank deaner6
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Property: Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel
Address: 718 South St, Key West, FL 33040-4770
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 19 Speciality Lodging in 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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