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Alaskan Sojourn Hostel

488 8th St, Skagway, AK 99840
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clarens, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Host very friendly and helpful! She always writes welcoming notes when you arrive 2am in the morning. The host shares her bathroom and kitchen with guests! Lovely place to meet other travelers! Very central to the shops in town! Would like a lock for my room please!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This hostel is really recommandable! The hosts Janilyn and Gary are very friendly and open-minded, yet calm enough to give you a perfect rest at their home! Rooms, bathrooms, kitchen, garden - everything was clean and tidy, equipped with everything necessary (and actually even more). If I ever came back to Skagway, I'd choose to stay with these nice people... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Janilyn and Gary were great hosts. The place was awesome. Can't say it better. It's the best hostel I've ever stayed in, and I've stayed in a lot over the last thirty years. it's close to hiking trails, the dock, the airport and the train.

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Woodside, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The Alaska Sojourn Hostel lives up to all its praise. Gary and Janilyn are welcoming, kind, informative and interesting. Our group of six felt instantly at ease. They have set up the hostel with everything you need to make yourself at home. It is clean, safe and convenient to everything in Skagway. Their recommendations for places to eat and things... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have done my fair share of travel and stayed at plenty of hostels - I can say that without a doubt this is one of the best that I have ever stayed at. It is not your typical hostel - as others have commented, it does feel like a home away from home. Janilyn and Gary make you feel... More

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Douglas, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a great place to stay, very clean, inviting, and warm. There are 3 dorm rooms, 2 private rooms and the crib cabin in the yard. I selected the small cabin, the bed takes up most of the space with standing room only along the bed which was tall and amazingly comfortable with plenty of blankets, it was a... More

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Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

My wife and I were on our first trip to Alaska, using the Alaska Marine Highway ferries. We went to motels and B&B places in Ketchikan, Haines, and Juneau, but just for something different we decided to stay at this hostel in Skagway. What a nice place! We had it to ourselves the days we were there and it was... More

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

When I first arrived in Skagway last May, I wasn't sure what I was going to do for work or where I was going to stay long term. I was fortunate enough to have picked the Alaskan Sojourn Hostel as my place to stay for the first week though - the hostel is a well-kempt, comfortable place to sleep, eat,... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I have stayed in almost all the hostels in Alaska. But this one is special. The owners, Janilyn and Gary are friendly, kind and simply awesome! I also met some very interesting travelers who are open to sharing their travel experiences and made my short time in Skagway memorable. The hostel is cosy and almost homely. It is also very... More

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Norwalk, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have been staying at the Alaskan Sojourn Hostel for a couple of years now. Janilyn is a great hostess and the atmostphere is very relaxed. This is not a youth hostel; the guests tend to be older and the laid-back lifestyle of Skagway is very evident. It is a great place to stay and the only place I will... More

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Additional Information about Alaskan Sojourn Hostel

Address: 488 8th St, Skagway, AK 99840
Location: United States > Alaska > Skagway
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Skagway
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostel has no curfew or lock out. Linens and towels are provided. Within Walking distance to Historic Downtown. There is a quiet, private yard. Located on the pick up route for transportation to the Chilkoot Trail. This is a spotlessly clean facility. ... more   less 

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