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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
Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Quebec
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pluses: clean and cozy, staff very nice, free shuttle from Wilderness Access Center, great website with a lot of information, fully equiped kitchen, wifi, option to sleep in a dorm, private cabin or tarp tent, several showers and bathrooms available, hostel lends bear spray for free (when available), sell a few essentials at the reception (pasta, sauce, energy bars, milk,... More 

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

Hello, and thank you for your thorough and thoughtful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate all of your tips to future guests! We definitely try hard to do our best, but we know we aren't perfect and we welcome the opportunity to learn where we can improve. It does seem to be a concern... More 

Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying here was one of the many highlights of my trip! I stayed in the Octagon. Beautiful location along a creek, warm and friendly atmosphere, and a really nice bathroom upstairs. The staff was super friendly and helpful. D and Luke went out of their way to assist me when I locked my key in my rental car and also... More 

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

Thanks for another great TripAdvisor review! We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and to share your positive experience! It is always an honor to be considered part of the highlights of someone's trip- that is exactly our aim! :) We know Alaska is the trip of a lifetime for many and we do our best to make... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the hostel accommodations are nice, we were confronted by a rude owner who did not want us to spend any time in their main room (which was empty in the afternoon) after we had checked out. Considering we just wanted to eat our sandwiches in a common place (there are very few picnic spots on the roads), I thought... More 

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UppuYeriNagaram
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in Ice Worm 2 - charming bi-level cabin by a stream with a mountain backdrop. Excellent common room (wi fi only in this common room: "the octagon"), clean bathrooms, and helpful staff. The office stocks some basic items (milk, juices, etc.) for purchase. There are a few restaurants across the road from this property. The park entrance is a... 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 glad you enjoyed your stay in the Iceworm Cabin (one of my personal favorites!). The front porch of this cabin overlooks the creek and is a great place to hang out on warm summer evenings. We're also happy that you were able to enjoy the Octagon, our common area. While our wifi signal... More 

Youngstown, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the greatest, cleanest, coolest, most comfortable hostel I have ever been to. We stayed in Coffee Grinder cabin right next to Carlo Creek. Beautiful setting with chairs and campfire pit. Unfortunately very high fire threat didn't allow us the opportunity to hang out by campfire. The Octagon common area was very comfortable,inviting and homey. The bathrooms... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your great review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and that you found your accommodations and the common area facilities to be so clean and cozy! Unfortunately Alaska has been quite dry and had a lot of fire activity this summer (thankfully none that has been a threat to us in the Denali area) so in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a Razorback cabin in the woods. It is basic accommodation but unique. We shared the bathrooms / toilets with others , they are kept clean and in a very good condition. Its a long way from the park so you really need a car but the shuttle service they provide is welcomed although it runs only twice... More 

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

Hi and thanks for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the accommodations to be clean and comfortable. The staff works really hard to keep the hostel clean and inviting and we are happy to read that we are achieving the high standards that... More 

Lewisburg, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These folks could write a book about how to run a hostel. Comfortable, super clean, 12 miles from Denali NP entrance, and they even run a shuttle. Our stay couldn't have been better. Even people who think they wouldn't like a hostel would like this one. Cabins are nice and the communal bathrooms are clean and private.

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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 glad to read that your enthusiastic recommendation and to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you on your next trip! In the meantime, happy trails! More 

Denton, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice lil place with gorgeous views and has a great feel to it... The introductory email sent by them after the reservation confirmation was super helpful... The wooden architecture of the hostel reminded me of fairy tales goldilocks and the three bears, Snow White etc. the shuttle service is also a great plus... However the rooms are a... More 

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your overall stay and that you found the hostel to be charming and comfortable. From the way that your review is worded, it sounds like you may be new to the world of hosteling, in which case I... More 

Fulton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed May 23, 24 but checked out early. I choose the Octogon room because it was on the second floor and fairly away from everyone. We never had to wait to use the bathroom, the place was very clean. The only problem we had which was nothing to do with the hostel. There were some people from India that... 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 write a review for us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! We do note on our website that the Octagon Private Room is located in the same building as our common area- the benefit to this is that you get to be in the same... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Weird as it may sound, I would give this place 5 stars just on the virtue of their bathrooms. They're big, clean and awesome, especially compared to the small bathrooms you'd usually find in a hostel. My cousin and I stayed here for two nights in one of the creekside tents. We were a little worried about the cold since... More 

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

Hi and thanks for taking the time to review us here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the accommodations and common area to be comfortable and hospitable. As a note to future guests, although the majority of restaurants are located closer to the National Park entrance, we do... More 

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