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“Good location but overall average”

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Moby Dick Hostel & Lodging
Ranked #25 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Seward
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good location but overall average”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

The hostel located in a convinience location. Walking to restaurants ,shops and sea life center. we stayed here for two days in the private room. The private room view is nice and can see the bay from the distance. The room itself has 1 queen size bed and one bunk bed on top of it. The mattress and blanket is a bit old.

There are some drawback. During the time that we stay, the bathroom was not quite clean. There are mold on the ceiling which should be taken care of. The kitchen is cute but pretty small. During our stay, it was not clean. The trash was full during those two days. We stayed at 3 hostels during our trip and so far this one is not one of the best.

The service is ok. The staff is friendly. Not much room for parking, however you can park the car along the road.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The people who checked us in were friendly and helpful, and gave us a good restaurant recommendation and a room upgrade since our room was not ready. Our room was clean, very quiet, and the bed was very comfortable. We shared a bathroom with only one other room, which was empty at the time. The location was great, right in the heart of downtown. They also had a little "store" which saved us from having to go out for breakfast. Everything was reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Our suite was very quite. It was a private room with kitchenette and a great view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

We had a very nice overnight here with two adults and one child. The facility was clean and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this place if you are used to the hostel life!
There was parking on premise and it was close enough to walk into town. The playground was also within walking distance.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Eleashag
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Myrtleford, Australia
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

I found Moby Dick very easy to find. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Close to the center of town and attractions.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Stayed here with my wife and her brother during our trip to Alaska and enjoyed our stay. This isn't a Ritz Hotel, but Moby Dick offers excellent value lodging in Seward. The rooms were clean and the kitchen facilities were adequate for preparing our meals.The proprietors live on site, were friendly and very helpful in helping us arrange a sightseeing cruise and getting us acquainted with Seward. We'd stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, OR
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

In July, 2011, we stayed in a family room, which consisted of a small kitchenette (small refrigerator, two-burner stove, coffee maker, pots/pans/dishes/utensils), a dining area, a double bed, and a twin bed. The room had a view of Resurrection Bay and the mountains above it.

The bathroom was next door, shared by only one other family room (a smaller version of our room).

The hostel is centrally located on 3rd Avenue, owner Suzanne is cordial, off-street parking is available, and the hostel's common room and common kitchen in the adjoining building are available as well.

Thin curtains & shades led us to hang an extra blanket over the window to make the room darker for sleeping, which worked well.

We also stayed with Moby Dick Hostel previously, in 2008, and would stay here again in the future!

Room Tip: If staying in a family room, ask for the larger one to get more space & a better view.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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PANAMA
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2011

We were happy to end up in this hostel, clean, big kitchen, comfy and warm.
The onlybad point is that we had a porblem with the passeport and we had to come back in Anchorage, explaining that to the tenants, we have booked for 3 nights, it was off peak season, plenty of space. We were hoping the tenants to understand the situation and give us back the money just for one night but they did not want to hear anything.. Everytime we had a talk with them, they did not look so friendly, so the place is good value, but do not expect to get the tenant as best friends, money money, looks their main idea.. a bit a shame..

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank FABETARNO
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Additional Information about Moby Dick Hostel & Lodging

Property: Moby Dick Hostel & Lodging
Address: 432 Third Avenue, P.O. Box 624, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 29
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 
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