This was our second experience staying at a hostel, the first one being in Whitehorse earlier on our trip. Both were excellent experiences. We were traveling with our son and daughter in law and stayed side by side with them in iceworm 1&2, essentially 2 identical rooms separated by a wall with separate entrances in one large cabin with a shared porch. The interiors were rustic and charming, clean and the beds comfortable. Linens, comforters and towels provided. The weather was extraordinarily hot the days we were there so we did not need to use the heater. There were plenty of lights and outlets and hooks to hang things, and the room got dark enough with the curtains that we could sleep, even though it never got dark outside. We were right across from the lovely creek and close to the bathrooms (which were very clean) and common area. The kitchen is large, clean and well equipped and coffee available in the morning. Staff was very helpful with advice on where to hike and there are informational books and maps all over the common area. We enjoyed hanging around the campfire right by the rushing creek with other guests the last evening we were there. Wi-fi available in the common area which was great. This is a great deal for the independent traveler on a budget or if looking to avoid the crowded tourist areas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful setting on a creek. Private cabins, private rooms, hostel beds and wall-tents. 13 miles from the park entrance, but with a free shuttle service. The only way to see Denali on a budget. The hostel is clean, the staff is super-friendly and helpful and we offer discounted prices on local tours and transportation. We are the source for the lowest cost tickets for the Alaska Railroad and sell tickets for The Park Connection Motorcoach. And we offer the lowest prices on nearly all the local tours. We look forward to serving you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Denali Mountain Morning Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve