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1 room, 2 adults

Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel

1.5-star1.5 stars
718 South Street, Key West, FL, 33340, United States of America

City centre hostel within walking distance of South Beach
  • Free WiFi
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Good internet service
Great amenities
Fairly good value for money
More comfort would be nice

Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel

from £91
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Private
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Men Only, SHARED DORMITORY (10 Beds SHARED Bathroom)Sleeps 10 people
  • Women Only, SHARED DORMITORY (10 beds SHARED Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Men Only, BUNK BED SHARED DORMITORY (10 beds SHARED bathroom) Sleeps 10 people
  • Women Only, Bunk Bed, SHARED DORMITORY (SHARED Bathroom)
  • Mixed, Bunk Bed, SHARED DORMITORY (SHARED Bathroom)

What’s around Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel


  • In Old Town
  • Duval Street - 3-minute walk
  • South Beach - 5-minute walk
  • Higgs Beach - 7-minute walk
  • Southernmost Point - 16-minute walk
  • Mallory Square - 29-minute walk
  • Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory - 7-minute walk
  • Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum - 15-minute walk

Getting around

  • Key West, FL (EYW-Key West Intl.) 8-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property 48 hours in advance to arrange late check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping

Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Seashell Motel Key West Hostel
  • Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Seashell Motel Hostel
  • Seashell Key West
  • Key West Youth Hostel & Seashell Hotel Key West
  • Key West Youth Hostel And Seashell Motel
  • Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel Key West
  • Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel Key West


This property requires a key deposit in cash upon arrival.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel

  • Are pets allowed at Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Seashell Motel & Key West Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Louie's Backyard (4-min walk), El Siboney (5-min walk) and the lobster shack 507 South st (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 496 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Basic but had what we needed.
As one of the cheaper options in key west, seashell motel is a good option. Don’t expect anything fancy but we got a clean, basic room with an en suite bathroom. We were in a private room so cannot comment on what the shared rooms were like but for a place to sleep, it was exactly what we needed. It’s only a short walk to the southern most point and the south end of Duval street. It you don’t mind waking everything is within a mile or so of the motel. Overall, we were very happy with our stay.
gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Perfect for anyone not looking to spend a lot of time in the room. Bed was comfortable, clean and plenty of pillows. Motel is older but the price is fantastic for the area. Would stay again.
Oscar, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We will be back!!!
Such a cute Motel. We were a few blocks from everything we could need or want to do. The front desk was super helpful and the room was perfect! We will absolutely be back!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
One of a kind place
This place is what Key West is about. It old, yes, but so cozy and inviting. The front desk ladies were nice, the room was ready in time.
Zhanna, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Worst hotel I have ever seen
Terrible, absolutely disgusting place. Wouldn’t recommend this place even if it was $1 a night. Very dirty, stinky place, and the only helpful employees was the girl at the front desk. Please don’t waste your time or money with this place.
us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
My room was just ok, the bathroom was not very clean. Will not stay there any longer.
David, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
KW 2020
Convenient, inexpensive, good location and walkable to all places I wanted to go. Very friendly and helpful staff.
jeffrey, us4 night trip
Fair 4.0
Was very disappointed with the room, not even a chair in the room.
Richard, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
The staff are very nice and helpful. The problem was there’s no closet, no hanger for us to hang clothes in room 1. Please fix this to make it accessible for next guest. Thank you
jing, us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Needs renewal
It was disappointing
Ozgur, us1 night trip with friends

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