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6 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

First off, I just start this off with , I have only stayed in a couple of hostels and have good experiences with those... but we did not love this one. We stayed here while visiting Seward. We booked it for 2 nights, but my wife was not willing to stay another night so we move to a hotel. The... More 

Thank tosh07
Madison Heights, Michigan
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248 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint little place . Very friendly and helpful staff . They helped me with trying to get my phone straightened out . They have me directions to the library . The rooms are what I expected . The bathrooms are what I expected . The location is somewhat convenient . I parked on the street and that worked out .... More 

Thank cbo1870
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights and extended to 4 and then to 5 finally. It was really comfortable, clean, and friendly. Really knowledgeable staff, and great information around the hostel. Family business, which is really nice to visit.

Thank Judith T
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed here for one night in July, 2016. We had an excellent stay. I note that some of the more mediocre reviews below make reference to the dorms. We stayed in a private room upstairs, just sharing the bathroom with one other room (we never had to wait for the bathroom). It did not cost much more for two... More 

Thank Craig45
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Its for people with character, let me explain.. I was staying in a Dorm on the ground floor. The place is very well located, the action of downtown and the nightlife on the bay is not too far off, it's got a nice kitchen and a great patio. What needs a bit of upgrade are the maintenance of this place,... More 

Thank DomSan
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I stayed here, in the 6 bed dormitory, in May 2016 during a two weeks backpacking trip. Location is good: approx 8-10 mins from the Kenai Fjords Tours, the Anchorage-Seward Bus stop and a mile from Safeway. The owner responds promptly to emails and queries. Approx USD 30/night. The bedsheet, from the owner, is clean. The place is reasonably neat... More 

Thank Aditya_RoyC
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for some solo travel, I booked a private room. The room itself was a decent size, was supposed to be meant for three people but that's quite a stretch... There was a shared bathroom which was had an odd sewer scent to it, and the shower was a bit grimey and dirty. This place is fine if you... More 

Thank Anna C
Penshurst, Australia
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stayed in a lodging room, which had cooking facilitie. A shared a bathroom with one other room. Comfortable beds and not noisy. Hostel accommodation also available. Great value and very friendly and helpful owner

Thank LEE S
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We stayed in an individual room and shared the bath with another room. The place was ok. I saw many backpackers stay there, but it was not very noisy at night. The bedding sets don't seem very clean, it's a hostel. But I got bitten five times that night on my neck and arm. We were nervous that we might... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

That's a great place to stay, dorms are very clean and the (swiss :-P ) host provides sheets for very confortable beds. Dorms are 6 places but everybody is polite so i had no problem to rest. Also the shared kitchen is clean and well equiped. We met lot of friendly people who i shared part of my trip with... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are conveniently located in downtown Seward, Alaska and offer the following types of accommodation:- Lodging Rooms, with a full and a twin size beds, kitchenette, shared bathroom- Hostel Private/Family Room, with a queen size bed, some with additional bunk bed, shared kitchen and shared bathroom- Hostel - Dormitory style accommodation, shared kitchen, shared bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moby Dick Hostel & Lodging

Address: 432 Third Avenue, P.O. Box 624, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Price Range: $30 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Moby Dick Hostel & Lodging Seward, Alaska
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“All dorms rooms are OK!”
 of 5 bubbles Aditya_RoyC, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Only 2 lodging rooms. Book early”
 of 5 bubbles leesD7168UQ, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms are chosen for you. as i said above, bring earplugs and eye-mask (midnight sun creeps into some of the rooms in summer months).”
 of 5 bubbles swb_rva, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“If you can afford it and want some extra privacy, go for a private room. It doesn't cost much more and is nice to have.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristinaD748, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If you are a three person occupancy, the room at the right at the top of the stairs I stayed in would accomodate you and there is a small kitchenette in the room with some utensils, coffee maker and coffee.”
 of 5 bubbles 526LindaO526, 9 Oct 2013 | Read review
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