Best Hostel in Key West, Florida


Whenever I head to a new destination, the first place I go to research accommodations is Sometimes rates can be slightly less on the hostel’s own website, but Hostel World is such a great place to find a list of places to stay at a certain destination, and their photos and details are superb. Booking at is also a piece of cake, often with free cancellation until a certain date before arrival. Much love for Hostel World.

So there are two hostels in Key West [that I could find], and I stayed at both of them [just for you]. I won’t be recommending the other one, but NYAH [Not Your Average Hotel] is good stuff. The ambience is really unbeatable, especially in the evenings. I just love their lighting and seating areas, etc. It’s super cute. There are many room options, from basic bunks to more private deluxe suites. They do have a continental breakfast and free coffee. My bed was comfy, the shower was hot, and they have free luggage lockers.

The location is really nice too, in a quiet residential area, really close to Duvall St. and other Old Town attractions. For the price, unbeatable! Especially when other accommodation options in Key West are pretty pricey. I can highly recommend NYAH and I’ll stay there again if I return to the area!

NYAH [Not Your Average Hotel]: 420 Margaret St. Key West, FL [I stayed in a 4-bed mixed room, $67]

For the sake of full disclosure, I just looked at prices again for upcoming dates and I am kind-of shocked…prices have gone up since I stayed there! Maybe there are only good deals in Jan or Feb? idk Why do all the great places have to be so expensive?! :p

Last thing — I really wanted to hammock camp in the Florida Keys, but it’s nearly impossible to get a reservation at one of the state parks. If anyone has insider info about this, please let me know! #frugaltravel


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Hi, I’m Laura

I’m based in Washington State and will definitely be showcasing local destinations, but this girl loves to fly all over the world!! If you love adventures and frugal travel, stick with me!