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 understand that she is not there anymore. I was a bit bemused when we first arrived. Having paid $60 a night for the private room and bath, I was surprised to find that you had to do chores, clean your own room, and are locked out everyday between 10 am and 6pm. I am not opposed to these things, but I think you need to drop the price a little from the standard hostel rates. There is a kitchen upstairs actually within a large males-only dorm that housed several older men staying in Sitka to work in the huge fishing industry, which I didn't feel completely comfortable going up there by myself. There is a tearoom on the ground floor that has a toaster, microwave, etc and is very well equipped, it would be perfect if they had a stove. The front sunroom is a very pretty relaxing space to chill after a big day in town. The lockout is quite annoying if you just want to have a quiet day at the hostel which I did. I understand that the hostel is run by a not-for-profit organization but it is not made clear what they do and for whom.
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