We couldn't believe the prices for hotels near Denali, so we took a chance on this hostel. So glad we did! We stayed in Iceworm 2, which had 2 queen size beds (one in a little loft area with very steep steps). The room was very clean and more spacious than I expected. The common shower/bath rooms were not far away and were also quite clean. The luxurious bath mats were nice to step out of the shower onto on cold mornings. The large kitchen was fine for our simple meals. We had to cooperate with others who were also cooking, but folks were considerate and accommodating of one another. We really enjoyed getting to know fellow guests, which was facilitated by the presence of wi-fi in the common area; everyone came in to check email, etc. at some point. The fire pit by the creek was also nice and we enjoyed several evenings out there. The only draw back was that when others stayed out by the fire pit well into the night (like 2 am and it still wasn't really dark) we could hear them from inside our cabin. They could also use more hooks or towel rods in the bathrooms, but that was a minor inconvenience. We also booked a rafting trip through the office and paid less than we would have at Denali Outdoor Center while having the office handle all of the arrangements which was very nice. I will definitely look at staying at other hostels after this positive experience.
- 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