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Nauti Otter

13609 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Nauti Otter
Ranked #8 of 40 Specialty lodging in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I'll admit. This was my first Hostel experience and I chose to do it during the BUSIEST weekend of the year (4th of July in Seward Alaska). But the price was right and I was desperate for a bed. I couldn't have been more charmed by the whole thing. The bed I chose unfortunately was in the worst spot... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Alaska for its uniqueness, ruggedness, and beauty. And for the interesting and quirky people I meet there. The Nauti Otter was such fun! I booked a bed on the floor at the top of the stairs, but since it was a quiet night, Heather let me pick an open bed in the big room upstairs. Does she ever... More

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Park City, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 days here in private room (versus cabin or bunk room). Other guests said cabins were great. Excellent location to all Seward activities - glacier cruises, fishing boats, dining and shops. Kitchen is FULLY stocked w/food so you can make anything you want: pancakes/waffles for breakfast, pack a lunch for your day. It's not just juice & pastries like... More

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Orlando, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first glimpse of the Inn may be startling. But, owner has thought of EVERYTHING. Everything is organized and systematic with signs to direct you so you never feel lost or helpless. BEST.RUN.HOSTEL!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at the Nauti Otter! Heather was very friendly, helpful, and just downright amazing. Its not the ritz, but if you're looking to stay somewhere with a warm bed, hot shower, a true Alaskan feel, and amazing company give the Nauti Otter a shout. We will definitely be coming back! These people work... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed here at the very end of May for two nights in the Sourdough cabin (the perfect iteration of a little rustic, but not roughing it cabin) and we wished we had a longer trip -- solely to just stay at the Nauti Otter. Heather goes out of her way to help her guests, make them feel at home... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I highly recommend the nauti otter. I stayed in a small cabin and i simply loved it. The atmoshere was great, i was invited to have dinner with other guests (they had just fished some salmon) and to go out with Heather (the owner) and her friends, which was a lot of fun. Plus, breakfast is really the best you... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Heather is very friendly host and we loved staying at nauti otter. We played games after dinner with other travelers. It is well maintained and a fun place to spend your stay in seward. I recommend this place to anyone who would like to have a fun time in seward and like to interact with the locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Wow, forget Seward lol, Serene atmosphere, this is a place that attracts GREAT company! The owner Heather was very resourceful re: cabs, excursions and obviously had a great reputation within the community. The pics on website mirror in actuality....its a steal! Alaska is a perfect place to have an experience of outdoors...this place just enhanced it. It can be anything... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Nauti Otter is a fun little place, and it IS cozy! We had a great time there using two of the eight beds upstairs while the others were empty. I can't imagine staying here when this place is full! We had to walk through a room to get to ours past sleeping guests, and there was a curtained single... More

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AlaskanAdventure, Owner at Nauti Otter, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review! It means so much! I agree, hostels aren't for everyone but hopefully I made your stay a memorable one! I personally think the beds in the hostel are the most comfy! My goal for this year is to hang curtain dividers between each bed to give the hostellers a little more privacy. Thank you... More

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Address: 13609 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Nauti Otter offers accomodations for every traveler. We have private rooms within the Inn, affordable beds in The Hostel or several cozy cabins for you to choose from. ... more   less 
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