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Reviewed August 16, 2010

A new hostel opened in Sitka in 2010 utilizing a pretty cottage on the National Register on the presently closed Sheldon Jackson College campus. It is located downtown steps to the waterfront, shops, museums, historic sites, National Park. The women's small dorm rooms are located on the first floor with shared bath to adjoining rooms. The men's dorm is a larger room upstairs and it has its own kitchen. The kitchen on the first floor is compact, near the common room and front entrance. The hostel is well managed and I had a very pleasant stay. There is a lockout from 10-6 but it is easy to find things to do during the day. The hostel is architecturally charming and well managed. There is a chore list with simple tasks listed. I arrived in Sitka on the state ferry whose terminal is located 7 miles from town at 3 AM. Thankfully there was a privately run bus there to transport folks to town for $8. The bus dropped me off in front of the hostel and the hostel manager let me in when I arrived. Prearranged taxis also met the 3 AM ferry and were an option. I took the public bus to the terminal when I departed Sitka during the weekday. Make sure you have checked on transportation options if you arrive without a car after 5 PM during the week or on weekends. The community in Sitka made a great effort to open this new hostel as an option for travelers. I stayed 3 nights and saw the historic highlights but a longer stay would have allowed more depth. Sitka is a lovely location. The ferry travels exciting routes to and from the island. If you go to see the bears at the rehabilitation center out of town phone first to make sure it is open. It doesn't adhere to published hours.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 20, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2014
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  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed August 31, 2013
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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