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Moby Dick Hostel & Lodging

432 Third Avenue, P.O. Box 624, Seward, AK 99664
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 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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Bùlagna
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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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Houston
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the scenic train ride from Anchorage to Seward and then the free bus ride to the Moby Dick Hostel. Glad to have a reservation since they had no vacancies and it was Labor Day weekend. Great location is near the Kenai Fjord National Park and many excursions.

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Thank Elizabeth T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I stayed in the dormitory style beds. It was nice and quiet. Everyone was respectful of each other and quiet hours. The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a nice spot to park our car. The location was right in the middle of it all. They charge $1 for towel rental, but it's only $1, not... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I spent a few days in this very comfortable small hostel. I felt like at home. Kitchen well equiped, confortable dormitory, very clean, free parking useful travel books and free wifi. The managers are very friendly and help me to book amazing activities with good discount. They also let me use the facilities after the check-out and keep my material... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stayed at the hostel for 3 nights in the dorm. It's small but clean and comfortable. The dorm beds are just $25 per night, and it's $1 to rent a towel. It's a very cute place, the people are very friendly and at least while we were there, everyone was very respectful of each others' space and were mindful... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

thanks to Susanne who was constantly helping me with my queries before I arrived in Seward. what a beautiful and comfy hostel if you compare with the one I stayed in anchorage. good location. All things in Seward is one most expensive within the whole States so Moby dick is relatively cheap. I find the hostel friendly and clean and... More 

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chicago,illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was backpacking through Alaska and stayed at Seward for few days. Glad I chose Moby Dick Hostel for the stay. It is 10-15 mins walk from the harbor where one takes the glacier cruises. Harbor area has some restaurants. There are more restaurants (plus the Sealife Center) on the other side of the hostel too, which are again not... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

this was not a bad place to stay as far as hostels go - the staff/owners seemed a bit stressed every time i encountered them, which automatically made me feel slightly less at ease. many of the other guests were quite noisy and a couple of the guests who shared my dorm-style room were backpackers who obviously hadn't bathed in... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We really enjoyed staying here and excellent value at $25 each, sharing a 6 bunk room. Our request for a lower bunk (at 65 and 67 years old) was provided. Free wi fi and a well equipped kitchen with balcony. As we are travelling with hand luggage only, we appreciated the clean sheets and pillow case provided with a duvet... More 

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