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Reviewed October 22, 2016

A group of friends amd I stayed here for one night and could not deal with the smell of cat urine. We were scheduled for 2 nights. When we tried to cancel our second evening, the manager asked why and he was told because of the smell. He accused us of bringing the smell into the place and would not... More 

Thank Bradley B
GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House Hostel, responded to this review

It is always disappointing to receive a negative review, although we were not surprised to see this as it had been threatened if we did not refund their money. Shortly after their late evening arrival my manager let me know that at least one of this group of 10 smelled horribly, from several feet away, and considered asking him to... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

It was basic but comfortable. I stayed for the summer. I'd recommend for fellow travelers looking for a safe place to stay. It was my home for a while and I loved it (I'm not used to sharing living quarters but it was great)

Thank MariaJM1980
GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Maria! Alex and I certainly enjoyed your company and you were definitely respectful of the house, if there were a place to review guests we would give you five stars back! GE More 

Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 16, 2015

It advertised a room for $17, but when we got there he charged us $30. The $17 rate was for a tent in the back yard. It was very dirty - I have been to about 15 hostels and it is by far the dirtiest for comparable prices. It was also way out of town. If you are walking, it... More 

1 Thank Dan S
GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, I assume you accidentally booked the tent space, as it sounds as though you were taken by surprise; I hope you appreciated the discount we offered you and your brother as a compromise. I have double checked all the booking sites we use to be sure they accurately state the type of reservation and pricing. The price of $30... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Not fancy but clean and comfortable. Best sleep I had my entire trip. Host graciously was up late waiting on my post midnight arrival. Being a hostel bath and kitchen are shared but things were clean. May not be the best place for a woman traveling alone if she is not comfortable being surrounded by men in a shared environment.... More 

1 Thank Anna B
GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review! I hope you will stay with us again one day, please let us know, we have a special offer for returning guests! We have expanded since your first visit and I think you would enjoy some of the upgrades we have made, especially the addition of another kitchen and bathroom, both larger and... More 

Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've stayed in hostels before so I know better than to expect frills. I booked 2 nights at Glacier House Hostel in Fairbanks, AK on Bookings.com which described it as having a desk that was open 24 hours. The room was called the "Tree House Room" and it said there was a shared bathroom and kitchen. It said the room... More 

4 Thank Denise F
GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House Hostel, responded to this review

It does sound like you had a rough night! Our very popular Tree House ordinarily is quite coveted by our guests, so much so that we had to limit the number of consecutive nights to five. My husband and I shared it on our wedding night fifteen years ago, and it is still my favorite place to be on a... More 

Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2014

I booked a night on airbnb and didn't realize it was a hostel first, but I was not disappointed. The place is very well managed. I was greeted by a very nice host who lives in the building next door, he checked me in and answered all my questions. The place has 2 bedrooms with 2 bunk beds each, a... More 

1 Thank heckfy
GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice descriptive review! We have expanded since your first visit, and now have a total of five available sleeping rooms, enabling us to offer a private room option. We also added another kitchen and bath/shower room, both larger and nicer than the originals; the originals do indeed still function well but we are of course... More 

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Additional Information about Glacier House Hostel

Address: 535 Glacier Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-3724
Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Price Range: $18 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Glacier House Hostel Fairbanks, Alaska
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“Don't go here - go to 9th ave. Hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles E7567NOdans, Sep 16, 2015 | Read review
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