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“great hosts, great location, great guests” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Ketchikan Hostel

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400 Main Street, P.O. Box 8515, Ketchikan, AK 99901   |  
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Budapest, Hungary
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“great hosts, great location, great guests”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

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 Ketchikan I didn't have a chance, so the two things I expected - a bed and a clean bathroom -, I had. For an affordable price!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

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 suggestions. Everything was very clean and pleasant. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kennebunk, Maine
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

This hostel is within a church and does have a daytime lockout. During the day the church runs other activites, but those activites occupy separated spaces and hostel areas are kept secure and locked. The hostel at present has an friendly, helpful manager keeping everything well organized. Parishioners sometimes donate homemade cookies. There is free coffee. Spacious, well equipped kitchen. Public bus stops one block from hostel. Women's dorm had its own half bath. The lockout is not a problem as there is plenty to do downtown during the day. The only negative is that the hostel needs new beds. The present ones are pretty tired, but we sampled several and found ones we could sleep well on. There is a chore board but the chores are easy enough and help keep the hostel clean for others. No laundry. There is a laundromat in town. The church has operated this hostel for many years and it is comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ketchikan Hostel

Address: 400 Main Street, P.O. Box 8515, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Location: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Ketchikan
Number of rooms: 3
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