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Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International

22159 I Street, Talkeetna, AK 99767
Talkeetna Alaska Hostel International
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

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 

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