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Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins

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224 Mile, George Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a nutshell, we'd stay here again in a heartbeat. We stayed 3 nights with our 2 young boys in the Coffeegrinder Cabin. While the cabin was a bit tight for a family of 4 with a fair amount of luggage, we could spread out in the "Octagon" community area, which consists of the kitchen, living room, outdoor deck and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had such a great stay here. It's clean, comfortable, draws a good, eclectic crowd and the hosts have managed to put things in place to facilitate community in even a transitory place. The setting is gorgeous - feels like you're in the forest, though right off the highway and the style of the buildings is enviable. I'd gladly trade... More 

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We're glad to read you enjoyed your stay and that you found the hostel to be a home away from home- that's exactly what we're going for. We believe in the importance of creating community in a place of transition and are pleased to see that you were able to enjoy that aspect and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place exceeded my expectations. Apparently I've been hosteling all wrong because this hostel contradicted everything I thought I knew about hostels. I stayed in the women's dorm for one night after a day of hiking in Denali. The room was clean, inviting, and well designed. The bunks are made out of wood and there are solid panels between you... More 

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for another excellent TripAdvisor review! We're glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and we are honored to read that you would consider us to be the best hostel you've been to. We try hard to be the very best and are happy to hear that we are meeting that goal. We appreciate your thorough... More 

Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

May 2003 there. I Did enjoy my stay here was short as l wanted to get going hiking but its a great place to stop over or on a longer stay would recommend this hostel. You have wonderful views of the mountains and its not far a free shuttle ride away 13 miles from the park

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! The hostel is under new ownership as of 2015 but it is so neat to see some older photos on here- like the Octagon before it had a deck! We would love it if you would come back and check it out sometime to see how much we have progressed :) Hope to see... More 

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47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic hostel! One of my top 2 in Alaska! It is popular, so definitely book in advance! there are a couple of restaurants/pubs/cafes accross the road for food, or bring your own to cook in the kitchen. Staff were great and friendly, and the setting is just amazing.

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon so we can show you why we should be not only your number one hostel in Alaska... but maybe even your number one hostel in the world! We aim high up here in the far north :) Thanks again and we hope to see you next time!... More 

nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful surrounding area, good price, great cabins!!! The staff were friendly and helpful. I had last minute changes to my reservation and they were very accommodating. I traveled with 3 teenage boys and they enjoyed the cabin. We also took walks along the Carlo Creek in the evenings. The only disappointment was that we couldn't make s'mores due to fire... More 

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review! We are happy you found your stay to be enjoyable and the staff to be friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately this summer we have had to have fire restrictions as it has been extremely warm, dry, and windy at times. It was the second most active fire season in Alaska history and we take the... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great price, great cabins, awesome for families and definitely take advantage of their discount tour tickets! We saved a bundle! If going to Denali, here's your best affordable place! Even the bathrooms were something to write home about! Each bathroom had its own private shower, toilet and sink! Funniest useful perk? The "Free" boxes inside the community Octagon building. All... More 

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review! We're so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to make good use of our discounted tour options and also of our free box! We're all about recycling and thrifty traveling. Thanks again, and we hope to see you on your next adventure to Denali! More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 4 nights during my visit to Denali. Since my reservation was last minute, I had to change rooms 3 times ( I'm lucky I found an available room at all in peak season!) Every room was clean and in excellent condition. The entire property is very cozy, feels like you're staying in a camp ground. There are two... More 

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Greetings, and thanks for another great review! We're glad to read that you enjoyed your stay. We apologize that you had to move around a bit during your stay, but that does sometimes happen with shorter notice reservations- it sounds like you appreciated the opportunity to experience more than one type of accommodation, so we thank you for being flexible!... More 

Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean hostel. If you are not sure about the hostel experience, they also have tent cabins and regular cabins for more privacy with communal kitchen, lounging area and shared bathrooms (which were very clean). Helpful, cheerful staff. Pizza and cafe across the street. Shuttle service too.

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Safe travels and happy trails to you! More 

San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son, an old friend, and I rented two cabins (Iceworm I and Splatterrock) at the Denali Mountain Morning Hostel (DMMH) for a four day stay outside Denali National Park (NP). Although I normally stay in hotels and not hostels, we went with DMMH because traditional lodging around the Park entrance is limited. For what we expected, we were very... More 

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DenaliAli, Owner at Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins, responded to this review

Hi there, and thanks for taking the time to provide such a thoughtful and detailed review for our future guests! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do apologize for your delayed check in. We try to warn people in advance that the front desk person is out during our shuttle times, but this is still... More 

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