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Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International

22159 I Street, Talkeetna, AK 99767
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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 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there with my son on August 2015, we initially thought about camping but were too tired so stayed in the bunks in one of the rooms. Nice little place, with several options to stay one can even camp and still use the facilities of the house, note that other places charge extra for that. I loved that everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is beyond than hostels, the little gem for climbers to Denali, home away from home. The house is decorated so well from the crafts all over the world. It's worth $26 for clean bed, all day pop corn, coffee, tea and chocolate, and wifi with easy walk within a mile to downtown. Colleen is super nice and very warming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a refreshing and welcoming stay we had at this hostel. Colleen the manager is super friendly and accommodating and clearly works hard to ensure guests have a great stay. We found the rooms clean and comfortable and quiet. We would highly recommend this hostel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Upon initial contact Colleen makes your stay very warm and welcoming. It's really clean and organised - stickers everywhere in where to put every utensil. There's something nice about a place when you see people leaving their personal belongings about in bathroom and living room. Also everyone willing to share and help each other here. Colleen even accommodated my wish... More 

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Mishawaka Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Talkeetna Hostel for a night during our travels through Alaska. We had been tent camping, but when it was time to set up the tent, it was raining. Colleen offered us her private room and only charged us the two bunk price. What a wonderful experience we had as we listened to three... More 

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North Bend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I had a great weekend staying at the Talkeetna Hostel. I stayed in the private room, and had few complaints with the place. There were a bunch of people staying there but there were plenty of facilities to share. We enjoyed some great shared meals at the hostel. There could have been more refrigerator space but the wifi was fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I arrived in talkeetna for a climbing expedition lost like a helpless child. Broke and standing in a puddle of my own urine, I was about to bed down next to the train tracks when I was approached by a sweet and generous young lady. The manager of the talkeetna hostel, invited me into her establishment where I was offered... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The hostel was very clean and homey! The hostel manager Colleen was incredibly accommodating and helpful. I had a great time meeting all of the climbers staying at the hostel. Everyone was friendly and it was a great environment. I stayed for several weeks and had a great time! I would totally return next summer for another stay.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This hostel is very dirty. A lot of weeds grow around the hostel. Dust everywhere, dust rooms, dust bed. A bed in the triple room we lived even didn't have bed sheet. Saw many flies everywhere. People was talking and listening radio loudly in the midnight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We had 2 great days at the hostel, the room was nice and clean as well as the bathroom and the kitchen. It has a cozy and warm feeling, also because of Colleen the manager who is really nice, helpful and caring. Lots of Mt McKinley climbers stay so it has a laid back environment. The price is ok, it's... More 

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ColleenTalkeetna, Manager at Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International, responded to this review

Camilo, thank you so much for staying at the Talkeetna Hostel International! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was great to meet you and your family and hear about your incredible journey. Looking forward to following your blog! Safe travels, and I hope to see you in Talkeetna (or maybe Colombia-?) again someday! :) Thank you!... More 

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