Juneau International Hostel


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614 Harris Street, Juneau, Alaska, USA
58.304055, -134.408524 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+1 (907) 586-9559
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Exactly what was expected
For $12 a night I got a bed, sheets, towel & shower. It was no different than the dorm rooms in college. A quick chore was a simple price to pay for cheap, convenient and comfortable accommodations. I would suggest bringing your own towel, sleeping bag and pillow if you have the chance.
Only game in town
I stayed here last summer for a few days and for the price and considering it's the only hostel in Juneau (that I know of) I thought it was really great. The staff is super friendly -- made good friends with the night manager; a cool guy really knowledgeable about hikes in the area. You do get assigned a chore but, they're simple and helps keep the place really clean. Really big kitchen, washer and dryer (helpful when to dry your clothes when it rains all the time!), Good common area. Lots of cool and interesting people to meet. beware that there are families with kids that stay here sometimes. kinda different and no alcohol allowed (technically!). Tons of great hikes within a short walk. There is a lockout but if you're into the outdoor thing, lots and lots to keep you occupied. Too much rain? Head down to the waterfront public library and read magazines. pretty cozy when you want a rest!
  This place is $10 ($12 if paid with credit card) per night with free linens, towel, internet, and coffee in the morning. This is not a party place but most of the people staying there arrives in transit from ferry rides or trails hikes so this is probably on purpose. There is luggage storage at the back of the building so that if arriving during the lockout hours, you can still enjoy Juneau without carrying all your luggage. The hostel is close to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Alaska State Building. The couple managing the hostel lives on premises and is very helpful. There is a board as well so that you may find other travelers to share a cab ride in the early morning to the airport or ferry terminal, otherwise cab to the airport is $20 to $25 and to the ferry terminal $30.
  This was a very nice place to stay. The staff was friendly, but not intrusive. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and acceptably furnished. The living room was great, with an awesome view. The kitchen couldn't have been better -- two ranges, even, so several folks could cook at once. The rates are still only $10, half price for children. Given that price, who cares about the lockout? (It is a strict lockout, by the way.) The chores are simple -- folks were asked to do things like wiping out the microwave or wiping down the counter, vaccum one room, sweep one room. Five minutes, tops, for most of these. Laundry facilities were available and we appreciated the free detergent, too. For those to whom it matters, there is an absolutly unwavering rule about alcohol on the property. None. Period. End of discussion. If you are looking for a party, this is not the place.
  I visited Juneau in June 2005. The hostel was clean, beds were comfortable and the staff were friendly. The bad part about this hostel is indeed the lockout and the chores, but the chores are easy and with that many trails around, who cares that you have to leave the hostel early!!
  The hostel is conveniently located in downtown Juneau in a quiet enough area. It's very clean with free Internet access and the nightly rates are a steal. That's the good news. The bad news is that there is a chore requirement and an all-day lock out. The chore itself is easy to do and won't take five minutes, just be prepared for the condescending attitude of the staff.
  I stayed here in the summer of 2000. It has very nice rooms and kitchen. It's also just blocks from excellent trails and the harbor. There's a good bus system, and there was hot water in shower. However, the staff treated guests like small children. They called themselves hostel moms. Also, there were chores. Juneau itself is a must-visit. It has spectacular scenery and great fishing. I would visit city again but not this hostel.
  At 10$ .. this is fantastic .. very clean, great bathrooms, damn friendly staff. There are about 5 rooms for the men's dorm. Each room having 4 bunk beds. (4 rooms for the ladies dorm .. the biggest having 6 bunk beds.) Clean sheets and towels as soon as you check in. Fully equipped kitchen. Kitchen has 2 stoves and 2 sinks. So you don't have to stand in line to cook. Very clean bathrooms. On Harris and 6th Street. Pretty much close to downtown .. 15 minutes walk. No shoes inside. Curfew 12:00 pm. But if there's someone around .. they let you in. Free Internet access. Have to do a chore .. but really minor stuff. Great place .. at a really cheap price !! I had to be their Manager one night .. and got a refund for my night's stay !! Marta.. the host .. is well informed about Juneau and places around. This was one of the best hostels I've been to. Unbeatable price.Feels like home. Strongly recommended. Other useful info: Salmon at the Thane Ore House .. all you can eat .. is about 23$.. Twisted Fish is a popular place .. downtown. This is a very touristy town .. mostly Cruise Ship country. Not very Alaskan. We rented a car .. but Mendenhall Glacier .. is the only thing worth seeing here. There are many buses that go there, so you don't really need a car. Cab from airport to downtown would be about 22-24$. Cab from downtown to Alaska Marine Ferry is about 30$. The buses are a good option.. but they go only to the airport.. not the ferry. You need a boat to get to either Tracy Terror or Glacier Bay. Both are phenomenal. Kayaking is another thing that you can do. The Church of St Terese is an amazingly peacful, sublime place. Don't miss it.
vivek chandran
(India. In US for 5 years)

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