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5051 5th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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61 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I really like this place becouse the owner manage very well and I can make friends who come around countries. In addition,people are very kind and friendly. It's like a family. Recently some crazy guy stayed here but it's clear! No problem! He went out today.

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Disastrous place that is more like a halfway house for jail releases. The manager was drinking late with friends who aren't even guests and creating terrible noise. Absolute joke. Considering the 10pm noise curfew. My girl friend got felt up by some crazy Russian guy whilst trying to go to the bathroom. Walls are paper thin. 1 bathroom for 20+... More

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

At the first glance of small dorm room and long lists of weird rules, our impression was "In tent it was better!" But our mind changed quickly as we found out that the kitchen is big and well equipped (baked dozens of muffins and cookies there!), Internet access is reasonably fast, there is enough space in dining room and front... More

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Also Known As:
Lead Dog Inn Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Address: 5051 5th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Location: Canada > Yukon > Whitehorse
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Ranked #8 of 15 Specialty lodging in Whitehorse
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