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To hostel or not to hostel: that is the question!

A February 2004 trip to Key West by redhed

Mallory Square Photo, Key West, Florida More Photos
Quote: Is staying at a hostel right for you? Read about my experience at the only hostel in Key West!

To hostel or not to hostel: that is the question!

Overview

Mallory Square Photo, Key West, Florida
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Key West is a fun island getaway while still staying in the U.S. It can be expensive,but with a little planning it can be done on a reasonable budget. Plan to spend some time on the beach and enjoy a cocktail on famous Duvall St. See the sunset festivities at Mallory Square. There are a variety of performers and lots of food and souvenirs to buy. The BEST place in Key West to watch the sunset! Rent a bike and ride all around the island or take a morning yoga class on the pier. All these things cost very little money! Take a snorkeling trip for only ! You go to the coral reef so you see a plethora of exotic fish. I even saw a shark! EeeeeK!!! Check out the Mel Fisher Maritime sunken tre...Read More

Seashell Motel

Hotel | "Sea Shell Motel and Hostel"

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The Sea Shell is actually a "proper" motel that offers private rooms for $70-$100 a night. The vast majority of the grounds consist of eight hostel rooms with 90 available beds. These rooms are mostly divided into male or female with one mixed dorm and consist of a few bunk beds and a bathroom with a shower. There is nothing glamorous about these rooms. Painted in solid yellow semi-gloss, they are not what you would call spotlessly clean. Thankfully, they are air-conditioned. The common area of the hostel consists of three umbrella’d picnic tables, a pool table with a thatched roof canopy, and various vending machines and storage lockers, all outside. There is a kitchen for your use with ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2004

Seashell Motel
718 South Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-5719

5 Brothers

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Restaurant | "The Five Brothers sandwhich shop and grocery"

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How to eat in Key West without going broke! As a connoisseur of the greasy spoon, eating on a budget has never been a problem for me, until I got to Key West! After an endless stream of cafes and restaurants serving Cuban sandwiches for an average price of $8, I finally discovered what has become my favorite; The 5 Brothers Sandwich Shop and grocery! Located at 930 Southard St., 5 Bros. from the outside, looks like your average storefront grocery, although upon entering you notice a sandwich counter in the back. "What’s so unusual about that?" you may ask. "Not much," I would reply, "UNTIL you check out the prices!" 5 Bros. has 19 different Cuban sandwiches, all priced under $5. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2004

5 Brothers
930 Southard Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-5205

My life at the Sea Shell hostel.

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Story/Tip

L.M Photo, Key West, Florida
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In my accommodation entry, I gave you the basic logistics of the Sea Shell Hostel. Please read this first in order to get a visual of my surroundings. Now, having done that, imagine, if you will, that you are me, a woman traveling alone in Key West for the first time, from Chicago. I am sitting at one of the picnic tables at about 7pm attempting to write. To really give you the feeling, I need to elaborate a little further. I need to mention that it is Valentine’s Day. Picture,if you can, a man who resembles Marlon Brando in the movie "The Island of Dr. Moreau." Now reduce him by half the size, make him gay, and a little drunk. We’ll call him Lil’ Marlon or LM for short....Read More

About the Writer

redhed

redhed
Chicago, Illinois

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