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“A hostel like a home stay”
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Nauti Otter
Ranked #7 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Seward
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

I really liked staying here. Heather was super welcoming and the place works rather like you are just staying in her home, which for me was a nice atmosphere, though I imagine some people might like that less.

The bed was comfy and the help-yourself breakfast is included and I think a great way to do it. Towels, shampoo conditioned soap are all provided, and there is free fast wifi too. Its just north of Seward, but easy with a car, bike or even with shared taxi rides.

Its not a fancy place, but is good value and has everything you need and is friendly and relaxing. Big living room to hang out in and a shared kitchen. Although there is currently only one shower, this did not cause a problem while I was there and the place was full. The main thing that stands it apart for me is the way it feels like staying in someones house, like you would with a friend, except you don't know Heather when you arrive! As I say, I liked that feeling, but if thats not for you then you might not like this place. I recommend trying it though!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

clean, great friendly hosts, cost efficient! we were there for two nights and felt totally recharged after a relaxing stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Expectations exceeded in every way!

As mentioned before - Heather the owner is a lot of fun, and it's so informal that I wasn't even formally checked in until the 2nd day. The breakfast bar was top notch, the bed was warm and comfy, and the house has 2 very nice common areas and 2 kitchens. I stayed in the "Redbeard Room" which was nicely decorated and very nicely priced.

For hikers, you can bike to the nearby Exit Glacier or walk the 1/2 mile to the nearest trail. Town is 5 miles, so you can bike or get a cab if you don't have a car.

All of the "thins to do" are documented in a book waiting for you on your bed.

My t-Mobile cellphone had no nearby towers, but I was able to connect to the Nauti Otter wi-fi and make inbound and outbound calls and text messages as if I had full cell service.

Definitely would stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

One of the best hostels so far.
Great kitchen, beds, everyThing!!!

Location is very close to town.
Would definitely go back again!

Thanks for great time!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ariel N
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

recently stayed 6/27 &6/28 , absolutely loved the place.. very warm, good mix of people,, Heather is awesome..will return asap, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank herbie'smom
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Just got back from a 4 day stay at the Nauti Otter and couldn't be happier. Heather (the owner) was relaxed, gracious, knowledgeable, hospitable, pleasant, helpful, and so on. The inn was conveniently located just a few miles north of Seward and a great value. Also, it is just a short drive to Exit Glacier (which was amazing). Breakfast was great with plenty of waffles and oatmeal and eggs, and.... to eat. Met some interesting guest from all over the world while we were there. Went on a fabulous halibut fishing trip thanks to Heather. She called around all the charter companies and found me a great deal for my son and I. Caught our limit of halibut and saw humpback whales, otters, porpoise and other great sealife. Would definitely recommend a stay here and hope to come back next year.

Room Tip: Try staying in the cabins first and then ask Heather to move in the house later if you decide. That...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I was spending time in Seward and called for a place for the night. Heather was very accommodating and made me feel at home upon arrival! Her place is very cozy, clean and her breakfast is awesome! It is a great place to connect with other travellers around the fire out back! The cabins are super cute and I will be back to stay in one of those- they were full! You have the best of both worlds- community in the main house or privacy in the cabins! Great set-up! Thanks Heather, look forward to seeing you in the future!

Room Tip: Privacy- go for the cabins, community- go for the hostel upstairs!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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AlaskanAdventure, Owner at Nauti Otter, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2012

I wanted to thank you for taking time to post a respose! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience here! Looking forward to seeing you again on your travels!

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Additional Information about Nauti Otter

Address: 13609 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664-9609
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Seward
Price Range: $82 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nauti Otter 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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