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227 Alta Drive PO Box 953, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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#2 of 4 Speciality lodging in Girdwood
Alyeska Hostel has provided affordable lodging for travelers in Girdwood, Alaska for over 30 years, and was remodeled in 2016. We are located less than 1 hr from Anchorage Airport and 1 mile from Alaska's largest ski resort. In the main building we provide a ready to use kitchen, bathrooms with hot showers, a 6 bed coed shared dormitory, and 1 private room which sleeps 5. We also have a cabin with private bath and kitchen available year round, ansd a private studio with private bath and kitchenette. Many outdoor activities can be found in the Girdwood area year round, and Alyeska Hostel provides a clean, affordable place to relax, in a great location to base your adventures.
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Julia M wrote a review Jul. 2019
11 contributions3 helpful votes
The place is sparkling clean; I met the host on my way in and she gave me the all-important coffee tour (and shared her supply of almond milk with me :). I literally needed a place just for the night; on balance, I wish I had booked 2 nights as I was in the area. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Cee S wrote a review Jul. 2019
21 contributions7 helpful votes
Lovely place, lovely home. Ashley takes great care with this place. It's clean, safe, oh did I say clean! The neighborhood is FIT for walking and walking and walking. I would definitely return and bring my husband who hasn't experienced hostel life.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kabu wrote a review Mar. 2017
Kyoto, Japan4 contributions6 helpful votes
If you are planing to ride Alyeska ski resort, this is your place, enjoy life in Girdwood. You can walk to main area 10-20 min (small market, coffee shop, restaurants ) and also to the alyeska resorts probably like 5-15 min walk. If you are backpacker, hitch hiking to Girdwood from Anchorage, i would say it would work easily also. Place are simply clean. They have everything enough to cook and enough space. Beds are comfortable. Showers are hot, never run out out of hot water, clean, has privacy. I am looking for coming back to this place to experience another beautiful alaskan winter.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
jdherzog13 wrote a review Mar. 2017
Chicago, Illinois20 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed @ hostels in ski towns quite a bit over the past 2 seasons and this one is definitely one of the best. Its small (only 2 guest rooms + a common space), but its clean and well kept after. The recent renovation to the guest rooms and common space was well done. The host Jeremy was very communicative and made sure I had everything I needed upon check in. The only "warning" or item of note for other guests, is that the kitchen wasn't very stocked with some of the basics ... napkins, cooking oil, salt + pepper, etc ... so either stop in Anchorage or in town to fill the cupboard if you plan to do any cooking. Loved Girdwood and would stay here again for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
GLT777 wrote a review Jul. 2016
Ancona, Italy17 contributions5 helpful votes
When we arrived no one was there to welcome us, only a post-it on the front door asking to put the payment into the safety box. The private room we booked wasn't private at all, since we had to go through the dormitory to get to the room. The hostel provides the possibility of a 5 dollar shower for not guests, which personally I find disgusting. The room was really small and dirty is a word that doesn't describe the conditions we found the room in. Sheets were folded onto the bed so we had to make our bed and the sheets were all stained, god knows by what. We slept with our clothes on, clothes that we will probably burn after this. My advice: spend twice the money.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from AlyeskaHostel, Owner at Alyeska Hostel
Responded 20 Jul. 2016
Giulia, We are sorry to hear about your recent experience at Alyeska Hostel. Your feedback is important to us. Regarding the rooms cleanliness, we are disappointed to learn that your room was not cleaned properly prior to your stay. My apologies. Cleanliness is important to us, which is why we rate very well on that point. Our linens are washed and sanitized between every guest, and if you are not pleased with the condition of our linens, we will gladly give you another set. The private room that you had booked is the same room that is shown on the hostel website with current pictures. By industry standards, the room is considered private because it is rented only to one customer at a time, and it has a door that locks. Our self check in procedure is a way for guests to arrive during off hours or times when we can't be at the hostel due to unforeseen events, (like the busy 4th of July weekend night that you arrived when one of our employees was hospitalized). There are 2 phone numbers listed for help checking in if a guest has additional questions. Our policy for paying for a shower at the Alyeska Hostel is common for hostels. Some travelers visit on tight budgets and may not want to pay for a night's stay. They may be camping, have a camping vehicle, or passing through on a bicycle. They might also like to stop in and talk with other guests or get local information during that time. Again, my apologies for your experience. I feel that if you had contacted me at the time of the issue, we could have remedied the situation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alyeska Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Alyeska Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Winner Creek Trail Hand Tram (4.8 km), Alyeska Ski Area (2.4 km), and Crow Creek Mine (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alyeska Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Alyeska Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alyeska Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Sprat Restaurant, Double Musky Inn, and Seven Glaciers.
Is Alyeska Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Girdwood.
Are there any historical sites close to Alyeska Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Potter Section House (3.4 km).