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Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International

22159 I Street, Talkeetna, AK 99767
Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International
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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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North Bend, Washington
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 

Seward, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just 2 years ago Holli Papasadora ran this hostel and it was one of the best in the world. Now Dave runs it and it is a total dump. What once was a spotless hostel with excellent customer service is now full of trash (literally trash falling out of the can on the floor), nasty dirty dishes everywhere, the "living... More 

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

Patrick, thank you for your feedback, and I am so sorry that you had such a terrible experience with the Talkeetna Hostel last season. You are right that the hostel was a great place when Holli was the manager, and that it was very mismanaged last season. Last year's manager no longer has a relationship with the hostel. I apologize... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We loved talkeetna, this hostel is great and the guys and girls were really nice and informative. Dave was casual and nice didnt get in our face which is good. Its a relaxed atomosphere you can have some beers on the couch, cook in the big kitchen and have your coffee and breakfast in peace if you like! Rooms were... More 

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

Hi Lindsay and Matt, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Talkeetna Hostel International! Hope the rest of your Alaska trip went well :) Best, Colleen Sinsky Talkeetna Hostel Manager More 

Glendale, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I lived at the Talkeetna Hostel for several months this summer and I have to say; It was one of the best experiences I've had staying anywhere. Keep in mind, it is a HOSTEL, not a HOTEL. Where you are allowed to make yourself at home and just have a good time. Nobody is going to take your bags for... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Talkeetna Hostel Nate! Thanks for your feedback :) Best, Colleen Sinsky Talkeetna Hostel Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have seen some of the recent reviews of this place and agree with the posts made during 2014 and not 2013. I think what happened is that the place is under new management, and it shows. This place could be great, if it were just managed better. We were there early in June so I do not think it... More 

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

Scotyjo, thank you so much for your feedback about the Talkeetna Hostel International. I understand that your stay at the hostel left a lot to be desired, and I apologize for you two for having had that negative experience. You are correct that the hostel was poorly managed last season. I am the new manager and am working hard to... More 

Mason, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This hostel was filthy! I had to clean the bathroom before using it and I made the mistake of opening the refrigerator - shudder. Prior to booking I read positive reviews...maybe a new owner? On the upside, it was cheap but I wouldn't stay there again.

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

Tammy, Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay at the Talkeetna Hostel International last season. I apologize for your stay having been so negative. You are correct that the place was poorly managed last year, and I'm sorry that you had to experience the hostel during a low point. I'm the new manager and have been working... More 

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