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Alaska Hostels

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#5 of 8 Specialty lodging in Haines
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  • "I stayed here for 2 nights with a friend - it was pretty much like camping, but with a small cabin instead of a tent. The cabin was heated, which was a pleasent surprise since we had stayed at a cabin..."
  • "Basic but spacious and comfortable cabins (double bed plus 2 bunk beds). Fully-equipped kitchen cabin. Separate toilet and shower unit. Very friendly. Plenty of parking (or a short walk from downt..."
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#5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "Not only is the base camp laid out nicely, Sven and his staff are great. I've camped at other hostels/campgrounds in Europe that were very nice and Sven's place here in Fairbanks is comparable to t..."
  • "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..."
#14 of 19 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, ..."
  • "Not fancy but clean and comfortable. Best sleep I had my entire trip. Host graciously was up late waiting on my post midnight arrival. Being a hostel bath and kitchen are shared but things were cle..."
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3 Dog Night Hostel (Fairbanks)
#7 of 19 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)
#7 of 41 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 went up to the Nauti Otter with a bunch of friends this summer and we had an amazing time. I LOVE the personality of each cabin and would recommend it to anyone! Thank you Heather for all of your he..."
#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 19 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "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 ..."
  • "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..."
Eagle View Hostel (Ketchikan)
#6 of 10 Specialty lodging in Ketchikan
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  • "We were expecting the worst from this place after reading the reviews, however we were pleasantly suppressed to find it was clean and comfortable. Dale was defiantly an interesting character. As long..."
  • "I've stayed here several times, over the years. I found it clean and comfortable. It's high on a hill, so you will need to be in shape for hiking from the nearest bus stop. Yes, the host can be orne..."
#4 of 5 Specialty lodging in McCarthy
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  • "We were on our way to a backpacking trip up in the Wrangell-St Elias mountains and decided to stay here overnight on the night before we were leaving as well as the day we were back. The place met our..."
  • "There aren't many (any ?) cheap places to stay in McCarthy. Other places (not cheap) are Ma Johnson's or the resort at Kennecott (5 miles up the road by shuttle bus). We had 3 in an upstairs room. Wit..."
#10 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 19 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 19 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 stayed in lots of hostels in the States, and this is the best. Billie is an excellent host and she created a homely hostel. Rooms and kitchen are clean and power outlet available at every bed..."
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Chandalar Ranch (Fairbanks)
#10 of 19 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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  • "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..."
  • "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..."
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#1 of 19 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, ..."
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 ..."
#22 of 41 Specialty lodging in Seward
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  • "When I am traveling with friends, this is my go-to in Seward. The hotels are very expensive in the summer and this is a deal whether you stay in the dorms or private room, which I have stayed in both...."
  • "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..."
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#3 of 19 Specialty lodging in Anchorage
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  • "I love Spenard hostel! I stayed here in 2004 and 2008 and will be staying there again this August. The hostel is very clean and the handmade wood bunk beds are sturdy and comfortable. The owner pro..."
  • "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..."
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#2 of 19 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..."
#5 of 19 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!..."
  • "My wife and I stayed at the Arctic Adventure hostel for the first night of our arrival to Anchorage. We were originally planned to arrive in anchorage at 9pm, however, as we missed one of our connect..."
#12 of 19 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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  • "We stayed here for one night on our way down to Homer. We opted for a private room, which we entered by briefly going just inside a communal room. Quiet and served us well for the night. There is ano..."
  • "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 $50-60 and when we got ..."
#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Ketchikan
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  • "I recently stayed for 2 nights at this hostel and the hosts really made the place fantastic. Paul was great, very friendly with spot-on suggestions for places to get good food and beer (and we arrive..."
  • "My family and I spent three nights at the Ketchikan hostel, and it was very nice. Marvin the host was very helpful. The kitchen facilities were very good as well. I appreciated the gender separate ..."
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#2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Juneau
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  • "I didn't expect much considering the low daily rate, but it turned out to be fine. The hostel is a large building up the hill from downtown (everything is up the hill in Juneau). It is well managed, ..."
  • "Stayed 3 nights Fo 12$ 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..."