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5051 5th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Lead Dog Inn
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chrzanow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a bit pricy for a service provided. The $5 deposit for mugs and plates is very inconvenient. It is not that difficult to buy some cheap kitchenware in thrift shop and have them for guests use. The dorms were small with too many beds and smelly. However, bathrooms were always clean. Lockers would be a great idea. Location... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the lead dog, which is centrally located. The owner is very friendly and also the staff members and guests are kind, open-minded and entertaining! (Audrey & Salim). I felt very comfortable and welcome. You can get kitchen equipment, towels and clean linen. The bathrooms are clean and there is a good ambience in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

The owner was very friendly, but there were some strange people hanging out at the hotel who made me feel uncomfortable. There was a bad smell all over the place. The inn is a shoe off house, which I don't mind. What I do mind is, when I walk around in socks and some staff still has their shoes on.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights July/Aug 2011, not 2013. Owner/hostess friendly and accommodating to wife with oxygen concentrator. Clean. We stayed in Dorm room. Met nice and interesting people, friendly. Busy. Traveled by car. About $30/night/person. An expensive town for accomodations, so rate was reasonable. Definitely would stay there again and would highly recommend it. Not a rustic hostel of the 1960's,... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Hotels in Whitehorse were expensive so we tried the Lead Dog Backpacker. Slept in bunk beds in a room with strangers from another country. The bed sheets while not matching seemed clean, the management was very friendly and helpful, we met friendly people from Germany and Austria. There were some positives. No privacy, group restrooms, not in a convenient neighborhood.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Very good service and efficient way to ensure the kitchen stays clean by giving everyone their own dishes and utensils so the kitchen is not always filled with dirty dishes like other hostels, it's a very good system. Friendly staff.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed here 20 - 22 JUL 13 & found it enjoyable, quiet, well kept, clean and run by two very nice people OLIVER & MARIE. Both were very helpful. If you arrive at the airport, it is located at the south end of town. The town is not very large.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I am just happy I stayed here with 3 friends so we can laugh about how tragic this backpackers was in the future. From the top... A) very difficult to find, not well signposted, look for the tent-city out the front, complete with hobo style outdoor fire place and dilapidated patio furniture B) not at all your conventional type of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

I planned to visit whitehorse just for a few days but stayed more than a week. I met so many friendly people at the hostel thanks to the staff working there. I felt like at home immediately. The rooms are big enough and clean, there's a big kitchen and a big living room as well. I'd recommend the hostel to... More

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Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I stayed at the Lead Dog for a few nights and I loved my experience! The managers are really friendly and do everything to make your stay as best as possible. I understand that it is hard to accomodate all the travellers in a small place but they make it happen and you get to meet nice people from everywhere... More

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Address: 5051 5th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Location: Canada > Yukon > Whitehorse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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