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    Glacier House Hostel

    535 Glacier Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-3724
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    28/01/2018 29/01/2018
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    1 - 5 of 6 reviews

    Reviewed 23 October 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...More

    4  Thank Bradley B
    Response from GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House HostelResponded 26 October 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 17 June 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
    Response from GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House HostelResponded 24 October 2016

    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

    Reviewed 17 September 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...More

    3  Thank Dan S
    Response from GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House HostelResponded 22 March 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 20 August 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...More

    1  Thank Anna B
    Response from GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House HostelResponded 22 March 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 12 August 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...More

    4  Thank Denise F
    Response from GayEllen, Owner at Glacier House HostelResponded 22 March 2016

    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...More

    • Price range
    • USD 20 - USD 41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Alaska >
    • Fairbanks
    • Also Known As
    • Glacier House Hostel Fairbanks, Alaska
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    "Don't go here - go to 9th ave. Hostel."
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