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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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Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We were six female hikers and had an excellent time at the Alaskan Sojourn. Extremely friendly and accommodating host. The accommodations were wonderful, clean and comfortable. Four of us were upstairs in a small bunk room with a bathroom right outside our door. It's location is perfect; within walking distance to town, laundry, etc. No WiFi but right down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Jan, Gary, and Luke feel like family after my dad n I stayed there....home away from home....awesome experience. Great local knowledge...dorm style for those who like but the cabin and private room great options....thanks Gary and family!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Wonderful stay with Janilyn and Gary! It's not really a hostel in the traditional sense, feeling more like a bed and breakfast with bunk beds and no breakfast. Pros: Super clean, relaxed environment, friendly staff, great price, good location, nice patio and sitting area. Cons: Nothing really, except it would be nice to have lockers available somewhere They also have... More 

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Clarens, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Iserlohn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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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