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Lead Dog Inn

5051 5th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I enjoyed this hostel! I liked its 'home' feel and Andy is lovely! There are good facilities and it's in a great location. I enjoyed my stay here very much, but if you're after a very artificial, super professional and organised place to stay, this isn't the place for you... If you're after a place that is 'homey', friendly, clean... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There are no real words to describe this "hostel". Please note, I have backpacked through Europe and stayed in hostels many times, and none even came close to how unfortunate this place was. To start with, when we arrived to check in there was no one there. And no one seemed to know where the owner/manager was and it took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I really loved it ,the owner was very friendly its near to downtown.The internet was great and just it was an amazing experience!!!! I met a lot of new people and also the staff members was very kind,the bathrooms are clean and always available . I felt like home,very comfortable and welcome. There is also a big kitchen with all... More 

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Chrzanow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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

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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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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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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