Pokey is the word to describe this hostel. There are three rooms, split level, ten steps gets you from the basement room, through the dorm and into the 'family room'. The lounge/kitchen/dining room is 10 steps by 4. Couch seating for 4 ... but beds for 12+ ... so if its busy there is nowhere to sit....you would be not wanting to stay here if it was full, but if quite is ok.
That said, its ok if you are not fussy and want cheap accom. while at Aleyska, not unreasonably dirty, owners are so relaxed i never saw them, rather a longer term seasonal hostel dweller does some cleaning and checks people in (money goes in a box). 15 minute walk to the ski resort, not a steep walk. Not for a family. Bed was ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alyeska Hostel has provided affordable lodging for travelers in Girdwood, Alaska for over 30 years. We are located less than 1 hr from Anchorage Airport and 1 mile from Alaska's largest ski resort. In the main building we provide a ready to use kitchen, bathrooms with hot showers, a 7 bed shared dormitory, 2 private rooms. We also have a cabin with private bath and kitchen available May - September. Many outdoor activities can be found in the Girdwood area year round, and Alyeska Hostel provides a clean, affordable place to relax, in a great location to base your adventures. ... more less