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“Great location and family room”

Juneau International Hostel
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Juneau International Hostel
Reviewed 31 August 2010

We stayed at the Juneau hostel during a holiday travelling up the Inside Passage by ferry and then travelling on to Dawson City. Staying at the Juneau hostel was one of the most enjoyable places to stay during our trip.

There is just one family room at the hostel so book early! It has its own bathroom and 5 beds. The chores are very reasonable and it is great value for money.

The best thing about the hostel is its location which is in downtown Juneau in a lovely residential area.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

I didn't expect much considering the low daily rate, but it turned out to be fine. The hostel is a large building up the hill from downtown (everything is up the hill in Juneau). It is well managed, clean, has spacious common rooms. The kitchen has two cook stoves and plenty of counter space. There are places to sit out in the yard and on the front porch. There is a natural food store within a block or two and large grocery stores down the hill. Restaurants are not far down the hill in town. The hostel is in a residential area with great fresh air and onstreet parking. There are 5-7 minute daily chores which everyone does cheerfully. The women's dorm room I slept in had 8 beds and several snorers so bring ear plugs and an eye mask (as you should do everywhere you travel). The women's bath had 2 showers, 2 toilets, several sinks and good ventilation. Washing machines are in the basement and they are busy (take your opportunity when available). There is a lockout during the day, but there is plenty to do in Juneau both indoors and outdoors. Stayed here 5 nights. The greatest problem is the lack of public transportation from the ferry terminal to town. Upon arrival we shared a taxi with another couple (the taxi van took 4 people max.) When departing Juneau we took the public bus to the airport and a taxi from there. The taxi was cheaper from the airport, but of course this took more time. Juneau is the state capital, occupies a narrow strip of land enclosed by mountains. Lovely harbor, good museums and hiking.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 May 2010

I must have stayed on an off night. My room and the bathroom both smelled terrible! I had a 2 inch wide mattress on a squeaky, loud, and unstable bunk bed. I woke up every time I rolled over and the frame shook whenever the person below me coughed or moved. However, the staff was very sweet and the common facilities were great, and it's only $10 per night. Beautiful views and location, but a terrible might's sleep, unfortunately.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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1  Thank kaydajay
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Reviewed 10 September 2008

this is so much better than any other hostels that I have ever been to, people are nice and the chores are easy and the place is clean, warm, has everything you need in the kitchen location just beautiful, walking distance to the Basin road where it is just under the awesome mountain... safe..

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  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2008

Unbelievable, this was my first hostel experience, and what a great start. The place is very nice, like being in a upscale house, very clean nice comfy rooms/bunks, the staff was very friendly and efficient. Of the six hostels I stayed in Alaska this and Denali Mountain Morning Hostel were the best. Juneau hostel is right in downtown Juneau, you can walk to everything, if you come on the ferry try to find some folks to split a cab into town with, I rode with 3 other people so we split the fare of $33. The city bus is about a 2 mile walk from the ferry terminal. Just up the street from the hostel are some of the bes hiking trails, just a beautiful area, and did I mention the price $12. wow what a great deal for such a wonderful hostel. This is a must stay for anyone lots of older travelers like me stay here also.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled solo
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4  Thank sourdoughought
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Reviewed 11 November 2007

This was one of my first hostel experiences in Alaska and I have to admit, I was impressed.

Great professional service in checking us in. (A group of 6 of us stayed here for 2 nights). Clear definition of morning chores. Very clean rooms, restrooms, kitchen and living room facility.

they had a good washer / dryer which I used.

The price is very inexpensive. I would have loved it if this place was open during the day also (we have to check out every day at 9:00 AM.. as the hostel is closed during the day.. you can check in again at 5:00 PM).. One has to be back in the hostel by I think about 10:00 PM or so..

So I could not enjoy the living room and kitchen as much as I wanted to .

I actually took some pictures of the hostel just to show my wife who would not believe that a hostel can be clean, professional and very reasonably priced.

Stayed: August 2007
6  Thank tom_houston
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Reviewed 4 October 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Roberto B
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Additional Information about Juneau International Hostel

Address: 614 Harris St, Juneau, AK 99801-1076
Region: United States > Alaska > Juneau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Juneau
Price Range: £8 - £11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 48
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 
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