The only 2 negatives about this hostel. 1. Is the steep hike uphill you have to make to reach the hostel. 2. access hours of the hostel are limited.
The access hours, though limited, kind of force you to find something to do for the day and explore. So it is kind of a good thing, and bad, depending on your situation. For the prices that hotels in the area charge during the summer, staying here is a no brainer in my opinion. Average hotel costs $100+ a night during the summer tourist season, so $12 a night for a bed, shower, WiFi, and clean useful kitchen. It's a amazing deal. You do have to perform a chore as part of your stay which ranges from cleaning out the fridge to sweeping etc. Rooms were large and had several beds, shower was spacious, common room was inviting, kitchen was clean and had all the furnishings to prepare a meal for yourself. The beds weren't all that comfortable but they were good enough to get some rest. Several lockers and locks are available if you didn't bring one. They require a $5 deposit I believe. If you come to the Juneau area, this is the best place to stay by far. Oh, It's a CA$H only establishment so be sure to have cash with you when you check in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Juneau Hostel is a non-profit, volunteer-run, public service to provide affordable accommodation for travelers and the families from the outlying communities of Southeast Alaska. Because we are volunteer-run, we have day jobs, which is why we have the 9-5 lock-out, and which is why we are particular about everybody leaving at 9. We have to go to work. The 11 pm curfew ensures quiet, safe, family-oriented accommodation. The gender segregated dorm rooms have no more than 8 beds in the largest room. Yes, the beds are uncomfortable, but you won’t find cleaner or safer accommodations anywhere in the world. In addition, we provide linens, towels, wifi, unlimited hot water, a kitchen and comfortable common area and coin-operated laundry facilities. We are open 350 days a year and the managers live onsite with children. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Juneau International Hotel Juneau