We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel
Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel
Panoramas (7)
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 208: English reviews
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Let's face it, Key West is expensive. This is probably one of the most affordable places to stay in Key West. I stayed at the hostel, so my review is of the hostel, not the Motel. I shared my room with 5 other women, but shared one bathroom with 11 women total. That's a lot of women per one toilet...

Thank Chelsey D
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Double room was large and light, simple and clean. There is a kitchen sink and a fridge but not much grocery shopping around besides the cuban cafe a couple of blocks down south on the street. There you can find some cuban pastries, key lime pies, and usual gas station snacks. Location is great. A couple of minutes walk from...

Thank Carole C
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have been here many times through the years, never once did I have to deal with the filthy homeless referred to here, i found that to be an offense to this very nice and historical Hostel.. First of all, homeless people cannot afford this Youth Hostel at 30 and 40, a night; let me ad, that its not only...

2Thank Andree1974
Dortmund, Germany
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The staff at the reception were very unfriendly. They didn't help us with a wrong booking. The room was okay. The facilities were clean. The service and the hostel were average. The location is good. 10 minutes to southern point.

Thank betty020403
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I made my reservation on hot wire and didn't know what to expect after I checked the information (youth hostel) and the entrance pictures. However, my PRIVATE room was confirmed in my check-in and my wife and I were extremely (positively) surprised when we entered the room. We had a very spacious and clean room, with complete kitchen, good size...

1Thank Pablo C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! All I found missing was a pool, but it is walking distance to the beach and on the same street as the Southernmost marker. It is quiet and you may pay by credit card or cash! We had a room on the second floor.When I say room, heck, I meant apartment! It had a big dining...

Thank JABU784
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A good option for being far enough away while staying close enough to the action. My wife and I stayed on 6/23/16 in room #1. Front desk was helpful and willing to share as much info as asked for. Our room was clean with plenty of room. There was only a full bed so for the wife and I it...

Thank gstepp
Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I went to Key West with my then fiancé for our bachelor/bachelorette bash along with some friends. We stayed here, and it was similar to Key West hotels- wall units for air, old building feel, etc. The staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel was on the opposite end of Duval street where most of the action was, but it...

Thank vaileygirl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. The friendly receptionist made it all better, they were very helpfully and friendly. I only slept one night although booked for 2 nights. The air conditioning was by the side of my bed so I didn't get much sleep, the bed wasn't the best but ok. The bathroom was just overage...

Thank Daniela T
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Disgusting. Horrible front desk wait. 1.3 miles from Duval. Beds uncomfortable. AC was good. They had a tv. That's the only nice thing I can say. I saw posts from other people that even got bed bugs. The floors are tile and dirty. The bathroom was horrible. The room was like a jail cell

Thank 334matte

270 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (88)
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Room/Suite (20)
Bathroom (12)
View from Room (3)
Other (37)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (170)
Amenities (39)
One Queen Bed (30)
Shared Room (39)
The Hotel (28)
Two Double Beds (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (12)
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Key West hotels
0.4 km away
Southernmost Beach Resort
3.9 km away
The Inn at Key West
The Inn at Key West
#38 of 50 in Key West
2,263 reviews
0.3 km away
Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 km away
Southwinds Motel
Southwinds Motel
#17 of 50 in Key West
542 reviews
1.2 km away
NYAH Key West
NYAH Key West
#20 of 77 in Key West
1,272 reviews
4.4 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Key Resort - Key West
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel

Address: 718 South St, Key West, FL 33040-4770
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Price Range: $89 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Key West Youth Hostel And Seashell Motel
Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Hotel Key West
Key West Hostel
Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel Florida
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“very quiet location just a mile from downtown Duval Street I stayed there several times and is highly recommended”
 of 5 bubbles Cptn-JKK, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms in the back (where laundry room is) are quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“As far as I am concerned, its all good..never had a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles Andree1974, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“south side as the north side you get the noise from the street”
 of 5 bubbles 635danielat, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Take a private room for the comfort it really doesnt matter where u stay all the rooms are noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles mikedK5011UX, 17 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay