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Alaska Hostels

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Sven's Basecamp Hostel Slideshow
#5 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "Sven's Basecamp Hostel in Fairbanks, Alaska is one of the best; and I should know because I have more than fifty years of hostel experience. His place is comfortable and clean; the kitchen and dining..."
  • "Excellent place to stay in Fairbanks. Very friendly and supportive staff. Sven's Swiss but very experienced in adventurous Alaska. Stayed in a Cabin which was worth the money (60$), other and cheaper ..."
#14 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "I booked a night on airbnb and didn't realize it was a hostel first, but I was not disappointed. The place is very well managed. I was greeted by a very nice host who lives in the building next door, ..."
  • "I booked a night on airbnb and didn't realize it was a hostel first, but I was not disappointed. The place is very well managed. I was greeted by a very nice host who lives in the building next door, ..."
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3 Dog Night Hostel (Fairbanks)
#9 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "I stayed in this hostel in June. It was very hot and therefore I spent quite a lot of time indoors, rather than out with the dogs. I was in an immaculate female only dorm, with very comfy beds. The..."
  • "This is an awesome hostel. Is kindda hard to find, but if you have a car and gps, it's easy. The place is huge, clean, cozy, warm.. and everything you can ask. Is far from downtown, but there is no li..."
#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Skagway
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  • "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 ever..."
  • "We travel to Skagway each year and are pleased to have finally found this place! We appreciated the warm hospitality of Janilyn, the owner. The place is beautiful, newly rennovated, so very clean, com..."
Nauti Otter (Seward)
#8 of 40 Specialty lodging in Seward
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  • "My wife and I like to make our money stretch. One way -- use a hostel for our lodging and food preparation. Heather and her Nauti Otter cabins, inn and hostel is just the find in Seward, AK. We stay..."
  • "I was thinking to use a tent in Seward but the first day was rain so I used it as a shelter. Generally in my knowledge, each hostel has their own way so some are good for family or big group and othe..."
#7 of 12 Specialty lodging in Sitka
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  • "My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in our trip on the Alaskan Marine Highway. We had a private room for 4 then had to move to a dorm as the room was booked. The host was really great, I underst..."
  • "This is a nice hostel located near the children's science center, totem park and the art school. Their lock out is 10-6pm. Would have preferred it to be 9-5pm like most of the other hostels in SE Al..."
#16 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "We booked a private deluxe room through hostelbooker. But we couldnt find them even when we were exactly in front of their garden since there is absolutely no sign showing the existence of this hostel..."
  • "After trying our luck with Billies Backpackers' Hostel we decided to go for somewhere less creepy. For the time of year we were there our options were limited. Winter is not a time you'll get a range ..."
#4 of 5 Specialty lodging in McCarthy
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  • "We just spent two nights at Lancaster's and really enjoyed our visit. It was inexpensive (for being so far from a town!) and well-maintained. The room had a twin bed and a double bed, a lamp, and an..."
  • "This is a great place to stay, but make sure you know what you're getting! You'll be sharing bathrooms (there was some waiting for showers) and yes, if you stay upstairs you have to go outside to get..."
#11 of 12 Specialty lodging in Talkeetna
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  • "This hostel is rad and Kathrin is awesome! She even helped us book a second night in the hostel last minute when we changed our travel plans to come back to stay in Talkeetna another night. We stayed ..."
  • "Holly was wonderful when we were there. We stayed only for a night, but the place felt like home. Holly even went out of the way to try to make our room with 6 bunkbeds into a private room for the two..."
#15 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "Paid $12 for camping and was put in a site that if I fell over I would be on the neighbors tent..."
  • "Sad good to read the other people's reviews when we had such an amazing experience. We see GoNorth as a small oasis in a city that's not very attractive. It's pretty with wooden houses, lots of trees,..."
#3 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "This place is clean and comfortable but the best part was the owners. They are warm, friendly and will get out of their way to help you with anything. While I was there they let me borrow their person..."
  • "I have been comforted by some fantastic hostels, but Billie's Backpackers Hostel in Fairbanks is matchless. How can a place which exhibits such a vibrant atmosphere that inevitably comes out of an all..."
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Chandalar Ranch (Fairbanks)
#11 of 20 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "We spent 3 nights at the Chandalar Ranch, I chosed the place because I'm passionated about the northern lights and it seemed perfect for observation...and it is!! We saw 2 northern lights and the sec..."
  • "Maggie is a very nice host. I booked 3 night of a bed in the dorm via email with no drama, she replied my request very fast. The place is about 20 mins drive from Fairbanks, great location with only a..."
Bent Prop Inn & Hostel of Alaska Slideshow
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#1 of 23 Specialty lodging in Anchorage
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  • "Overall I really enjoyed staying here! Keep in mind through this review that this is a hostel - not a motel or hotel. The staff is super friendly, really helpful, and accommodating. The private rooms ..."
  • "The downtown location is a great place to stay if your looking for an affordable bed in downtown anchorage. The beds are comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. It's only 2 blocks from bars, ..."
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Denali Mountain Morning Hostel and Cabins (Denali National Park and Preserve)
#5 of 29 Specialty lodging in Denali National Park and Preserve
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  • "This was our second stay in a hostel and the experience was far superior than that experienced in Homer and cheaper per night. Our cabin was located right on the banks of Carlo Creek where we stayed ..."
  • "Stayed for three nights in the Iceworm cabin. Very charming cabins on Carlo Creek. Unfortunately almost next to the highway. Rustic hostel style with good equipped kitchen and living-room. Very basic ..."
#20 of 40 Specialty lodging in Seward
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  • "I had horrible experience in anchorage with the hostel and was very skeptic when i drove to seward. I was just amazed by the cleanliness of this place. Its very well maintained and is very close to ma..."
  • "A good experience, it was full of backpackers as Seward is quite expensive but nice people there. I tried the big shared room and private room, both were nice! The Swiss owner is quite busy as the pla..."
#5 of 23 Specialty lodging in Anchorage
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  • "This hostel is very good, The location is excelent , near of the airport and easy ways to get downtown. The Hostel is clean, comfortable , safe. The prices is very good and the staff is very kind. I h..."
  • "Great staff, friendly and efficient. Well run, homey and comfortable. I arrived very late (2am) and they had my bed made and waiting for me. The bed was comfortable and linens fresh. I enjoyed my ..."
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#3 of 23 Specialty lodging in Anchorage
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  • "This is potentially one of the best hostels that I have ever stayed in! I went to Anchorage on my own in August and stayed one night before going on a tour and staying again after the tour. Sebastian..."
  • "Tried this hostel for its great location, come to find out it's under new mgnt and name: Base Camp Anchorage. The place is being fixed and cleaned up! Ole', the owner' was around to answer question..."
#7 of 23 Specialty lodging in Anchorage
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  • "it is a clean, simple, quite, welcoming hostel. the owner is very friendly and helpfull! the rooms are inexpensive and everything is very clean. that is they way every hostel should be!..."
  • "We stayed in Arctic Adventure Hostel for three nights; the first night of our trip, and the last two days. It was extremely clean, and the owner takes pride in keeping the place trouble-free. No smoki..."
#18 of 23 Specialty lodging in Anchorage
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  • "This is my first time in a Hostel, and as a Business Man who travels quite offen, I have to tell you that I was VERY IMPRESSED with this Organization. I have always heard real negative things about H..."
  • "This was the last Hostel I stayed at and was much nicer than Artic Adventure that I stayed at when I first arrived. I did have a private room and wasn't bothered with anything during the stay. The roo..."
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#4 of 6 Specialty lodging in Skagway
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Alyeska Hostel (Girdwood)
#2 of 5 Specialty lodging in Girdwood
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  • "My husband and I were just about to give it up and sleep at a camping site when a lady at the local mercantile recommended this hostel. I was expecting an okay room for around $50-60 and when we got ..."
  • "Stayed two nights in the cabin. Very nice and cozy place with comfortable beds. Full kitchen and bath with a small eating area and stove. They told us we could use anything in the main hostel also,..."
#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Ketchikan
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  • "The Ketchikan hostel was a lovely home for three days in Ketchikan on a budget. The couple running the church hostel, Patty and Paul, were the COOLEST. Very kind and helpful, with many tourist sugge..."
  • "Ketchikan was my first stop in Alaska. And so far this hostel was the best. Perry and Paul were great hosts, friendly, helpful, everything I needed. The hostel was ok, basically I'm a camper, but in K..."
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#2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Juneau
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  • "I didn't expect much considering the low daily rate, but it turned out to be fine. The hostel is a large building up the hill from downtown (everything is up the hill in Juneau). It is well managed, ..."
  • "Stayed 3 nights Fo 12$ per night they really offer a clean, safe and friendly environment. It's not perfection but it's really worth to try. Would advise it to a friend..."