This is a great place! Cabins are rustic, but clean and comfortable. We were in Highwater and loved the creek burbling outside our door. The creek was loud, which I loved, but might be distracting if you like it quiet. It isn't big, but we didn't spend much time there so it didn't mater much. I liked that it was further from the Octagon than Splatter Rock. My mom stayed in Splatter Rock and liked having a little more space. She was a few steps closer to a bathroom.
Octagon was busy some nights/mornings and the kitchen isn't huge, but it was well stocked. There was a large Indian family that came in and took the place over and cooked some really stinky stuff. They didn't make much room for anyone else. Another night a large tour group came in and it was difficult to get around in the kitchen. We ate most meals in restaurants, so we weren't as frustrated with the kitchen situation as we would have been if we had tried to cook every night. There could have been a few more parking spots.
Bathrooms/showers were clean and functional every day. Staff was helpful and sweet. Restaurants across the street were decent and provided sack lunches for our trip to Wonder Lake. It generally took about 20 minutes to get to the gates of the park from the hostel. Just far enough away for some peace and quiet.
We had a wonderful stay here. I will absolutely return to the hostel if I go back to Denali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful setting on a creek. Private cabins, private rooms, hostel beds and wall-tents. 13 miles from the park entrance, but with a free shuttle service. The only way to see Denali on a budget. The hostel is clean, the staff is super-friendly and helpful and we offer discounted prices on local tours and transportation. We are the source for the lowest cost tickets for the Alaska Railroad and sell tickets for The Park Connection Motorcoach. And we offer the lowest prices on nearly all the local tours. We look forward to serving you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Denali Mountain Morning Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
- Denali Mountain Morning Hostel And Cabins Alaska/Denali National Park And Preserve