Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel

718 South StreetKey West33040USA
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About Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel

This two star motel is located at the southernmost tip of the United States, in Key West, Florida. The very busy Duval Street is a 15 minute walk away.

Each of the rooms at the Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel features an en suite bathroom and a mini fridge. The hostel consists of male and female units, while shared bathsrooms and bedding is supplied.

Amenities include complimentary parking, as well as bicycle rentals, while a communal kitchen is available. Guests can make use of the coin-operated laundry.

Guests can make use of the communal kitchen to prepare meals, or take a five minute drive to where there are an array of restaurants and shops.

Smathers Beach is within a ten minute drive from Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel, or take a bike tour from the hostel to Key West’s famous historic sites, within three blocks.


718 South Street, Key West, FL, 33040, USA
Telephone: +1(305)2965719 | Fax: +1(305)2960672 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:30
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Inexpensive, easily accessible

If you simply need a place to rest your head, then visitors have said that the Key West Youth Hostel And Sea Shell Motel should provide the perfect accommodation. There are no frills and fuss at this motel, just basic amenities that work, and a price that should fit most pockets.

Nice touches

There are many guests who like to remain active during their vacation. This motel has a bicycle rental in place for guests who wish to explore the area. Most of them report feeling ready to explore even further boundaries after their first bike experience.

Private bathroom luxury

Most dorm rooms don't have their own bathrooms. At this motel, you might be lucky enough to get an apartment, which does in fact have its own bathroom. Guests have said that it depends on how full it is at the time. You might just be lucky if you are passing through out of season.

Negative Reviews

Tiny rooms

The rooms at Key West Youth Hostel And Sea Shell Motel are by all accounts quite small, nonetheless almost all guests have said that most of the time is either spent attending to business, or sightseeing around the area.

Not such great internet

Travelers have said that the internet is not really up to scratch in the rooms, but it does pick up really well in the gardens or around the entrance of the motel. Regardless, if you need to connect urgently, at least there are plenty of spots where the signal is quite strong.

Tiny unwelcome visitors

There have been some reports from visitors who have found a number of tiny ants in their rooms. If you find yourself with this kind of issue, the helpful staff will get rid of them, or you could just bring a can of bug spray with on your next visit.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2029 reviews across the web
6.4 /10
  • Expedia
    6.6 /10
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  • hostelbookers
    5.8 /10
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    6.6 /10
6.4 out of 10 based on 2029 reviews