The Alaska Sojourn Hostel lives up to all its praise. Gary and Janilyn are welcoming, kind, informative and interesting. Our group of six felt instantly at ease. They have set up the hostel with everything you need to make yourself at home. It is clean, safe and convenient to everything in Skagway. Their recommendations for places to eat and things to do were perfect. By request we spent part of one lovely evening listening to their son Lucas, a talented musician, play guitar and sing original songs. We were sorry to have to say goodbye, and if we came back, it would be the place that we'd want to stay.
Notes on Skagway: You can get everywhere in Skagway on foot even if you aren't a big walker, and even then, if you get tired, the local door-to-door on-call buses are amazingly convenient and cheap. And we loved the way the streets empty at 6 pm of all the cruise ship passengers. With places like this to stay at in Skagway, there's no reason not to take the ferries around SE Alaska rather than a cruise ship. You'll have an even better time and the chance to make friends wherever you go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hostel has no curfew or lock out. Linens and towels are provided. Within Walking distance to Historic Downtown. There is a quiet, private yard. Located on the pick up route for transportation to the Chilkoot Trail. This is a spotlessly clean facility. ... more less