About Key West
Key West is a part of the Florida Keys archipelago. As the southernmost point of Florida, it is situated in the Straits of Florida and sits in between Florida and Cuba. Key West now has a population of around 25,200 people and has been called home by the indigenous Calusa people, the Spanish, the British, and ultimately the United States of America.
The hostels in Key West are highly rated and have friendly, relaxed vibes. There are both private and dorm room options to suit whatever your preference may be. Key West hostels also have the option of enjoying a pool or outdoor kitchen so that you can make the most of your time in the Sunshine State.
The beauty of hostels in Key West is that everything is easily accessible no matter where you stay. The southern side of the island is where the majority of the beaches are, as well as the Edward B. Knight Pier. The western side has attractions such as Mallory Square or the USCGC Ingham Maritime Museum to the Southwest.
Key West is notorious for its amazing snorkelling and diving locations. There are a ton of rental, guide, and tour options that will help you experience the surrounding ocean floor. Touring Dry Tortugas National Park and seeing Fort Jefferson is a must, it is surrounded by beautiful blue water and long stretches of white sand beach that will make you say “Aaaahhh”. No trip to Key West would be complete without visiting the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, where you’ll gain insight into one of America’s most honoured and respected authors.
Getting around Key West is super easy! You can walk from the North side of the Island to the South in under an hour, and there are bus routes that go all around as well, including to the airport. There is also a shuttle that runs from Key West out to Marathon in case you’d like to further explore the Florida Keys. You might even want to rent a bike, get the wind flowing through your hair, and enjoy the freedom of cruising along the coastline. Of course, there are also ride-sharing services, taxis, and car rentals available if you need them.