Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel, Whitehorse

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Friendly, wonderful staff (Isia -- full of life and generous).

The bunk bedrooms require some proper furniture. One's belongings need not be placed on the floors. How about a basic sheft or two?


Great hostel

Very good hostel and nice manager. She can give you great advice and is really making your stay memorable. I celebrated my birthday while I was staying in the hostel and she made me a birthday cake, thanks Nancy! The hostel is located within five minutes walking distance from downtown and when you're not outside you can relax inside, watch a movie in the living room, or read one of the books from the large book collection that's available. I will definitely stay there again when I'm around.


Excellent accommodation all round.

Stayed here end of August 2008 and after traveling through Alaska and staying at hostels. This would have to be the best hostel in the Northern Hemisphere. For the price and compared to everywhere else even other hostels it is cheap and has a five-star rating. The beds are better than a lot of hotels. The Manager is a great person and very helpful. Not all hostels have storage in rooms, or bins. You have to be very tidy and should be able to store your own things in travel bags, then things dont get mixed up. The internet works very well and there is not a problem that we found. As for the Manager drinking, this was never seen in working hours in the five days we spent there. Anyone wanting to stay here, even the not so young, it is a great place. Any concerns, pay a little bit more and take the cabin in the backyard. Would recommend this to any traveler.


I stayed there a little while ago. the hostel was ok, Clean, and the other travelers were very welcoming. But I had a few issues with the place. No security no lockers or even a storage bin in rooms -- things end up all over the place, easy to get stuff stolen. Door stays unlocked all night! Had food go missing which was labeled, and had a few of my beer stolen! I don't drink much but love one before bed and it wasn't there! They were labeled too and beer isn't cheap -- over $20 at the beer store. Wi-Fi/internet access poor at best -- wireless runs like dial up, guest computers running old operating system had a hard time just checking my email. But free is free I guess. Manager -- saw her drinking at eleven in the morning. think she has a bit of a drinking problem -- when she wasn't cleaning or in her office she was drinking. This didn't sit right with me and tainted my overall impression of the hotel. When she left the hostel for whatever reason (yes drinking and driving how safe!) she put one of the other hostelers in charge. More staff needed. To say I was glad to leave the hostel is an understatement. Even though the other hostelers there were amazing people it was the manager and the lack of security that was not acceptable. The owner needs to get rid of the manager and get some sort a lock on the doors. Have at least two people running the place so other travelers are not put in charge and responsible for the place and make sure they are not drunks who drink and drive.

Smiling Jack

Beez Kneez is a great place to stay. I liked it so much I stayed another night! I have stayed in hostels around the world, and this is one of my favorites. It is clean, well run, and the staff is friendly and helpful. It has a very safe and home-like feel, the living room invites you to relax and chat with others or comfortably relax on your own. Walking distance to downtown. Much cheaper than the motels! Good books, good music. Good kitchen. Pleasant atmosphere and all around good energy. I recommend this place to anyone passing through Whitehorse.


I stayed in the Beez Kneez hostel in the summer of 2006. I have to say of all the hostels ive ever stayed in, and ive been to tons, this is by far the best one ive ever been to. The staff there were absolutely great, the facilities were very modern and clean. the rooms were spacious and comfortable, and if you spend the extra 15 dollars a night get the cabin. it was the best sleeping quarters and the best sleep i had all summer, despite the twenty-two hours of sunshine.

Adam Rosen

The Beez Kneez is a small hostel located several blocks from downtown Whitehorse. Despite having been converted from a two-storey home, the building and property have been arranged to optimize sleeping and living space. Both dorm-style and private accommodations are available inside the house, with additional private rooms available in a pair of small cabins in the back yard.

Standard amenities include two washrooms, two shower stalls (conveniently separated from the washrooms), a shared kitchen with cupboard and refrigerator space to spare, and a washer/dryer pair which accepts oversized loads. The washroom, kitchen and laundry areas are virtually spotless. The bedrooms are large enough, but there are no storage bins inside the rooms, so your belongings must be stashed on the floor out of the way of the other guests. The beds themselves are a reasonable size (standard single or larger; no mini-bunks), but the bedding seems to be a mish mash of random blankets that are too small for the beds. The common areas are large, tidy, and comfortable, with enough seating throughout the house for every guest. There is a living room on each floor with plenty of couch space as well as a small CD collection upstairs and a selection of used books downstairs. There is no television. Both the front and the back yards are fenced in, the back being dominated by a raised deck with an eating area on top and ample bicycle parking underneath.

On top of these standards, Beez Kneez offers free high speed internet access and free coffee as well as free bicycle "rentals." Several staff members live on site, and every employee we met during our stay is extremely friendly and accommodating.

Beez Kneez is located in the Southwestern corner of the city. From the South Access Road (Robert Service Way), turn left on 4th Ave and take the second left onto Hoge. Downtown Whitehorse is only two minutes away by bike and less than ten on foot. There is a small twenty-four-hour food store within a five-minute walk.

Sean Burak

I stayed here a couple of times this summer, and really liked it. Great atmosphere and wood floors, African decor from the owners having spent time there, a whole library of music and fresh coffee in the morning. The beds were great with warm plushy covers, which I appreciated, because the first time I stayed it was a bit too cold! They also had Internet and a nice comfy common room downstairs, and even a laundry. It's a nice new clean place without being institutional. The owners also have the Klondike Rib and Salmon Barbecue in town, (he's the chef) so if you want a real Yukon treat, check it out.

Lone Stranger

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Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel Reviews from the Web

Liked: super friendly hostess made it feel like home it was quiet although completely booked Didn't like: n/a


Liked: epic Didn't like: nothing


Liked: A wonderful place! The staff is really friendly and helpful, the location is great, and the place is really confortable and cosy. I really could recommend Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel if you are looking for a nice hostel to stay in Whitehorse! Didn't like: There were some problems with my booking, but the owner of the place managed to solve the problems really good! :-)


Awesome cute little place, super friendly staff, clean, not too expensive, not too far from the city center, lots of amenities (kitchen tools, nice living room, ...)


It felt like home! Its a place to relax and hang put with people or juat with a book. Home away from home


Liked: Athmosphere.Nice people, possitive energy.Comfortable beds, good showers and pleasant staff. Didn't like: Nothing


Very friendly and social place with good amenties. Nancy is very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. She will go out of her way to give information and ring up to book tours.


The atmosphere here is just awesome.


Liked: One of the friendliest hostels I've ever stayed in. It really feels like a home away from home, and because it is nice and small, you get to know other guests really easily and quickly. Nancy makes a real effort to make it feel liek home and to get people talking to each other and doing stuff together, and she will do anything to help you make the most of your stay in the yukon (even driving you to the Sourdough Rendezvous site in her PJ'S!) Didn't like: Evedrything is great.



The Beez Kneez is a fun, friendly and affordable hostel in the heart of the Yukon's Capital. We are a 7 minute walk from Main Street and a 2 minute walk from the Yukon River.

Dorm rooms, private rooms and comfy little cabins in the summer are all on offer. We are close to shopping, all the great Whitehorse attractions, adventures and night life.
We offer free Hi-Speed internet access, local phone calls, showers, linens, and morning coffee and tea. For guest's use there is a fully equipped kitchen, 2 spacious common areas, , clean showers, laundry access and a large deck with B.B.Q., where you can take in the midnight sun. and NO Curfew!!

Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.

We accept Visa and M/C for all online bookings and we also accept Debit, Travellers Cheques and Cash upon arrival.

Our check-in time is 8am until 11pm.

so... unfortunately,
We regret to inform you that we cannot accept reservations from guests arriving on the Air Canada flight A/C 8449 because it arrives into Whitehorse Airport after Midnight.

The Beez Kneez is a 20 minute walk from the Greyhound Bus Staion or a 14 dollar cab ride from the Whitehorse International Airport. There is also a Whitehorse Shuttle that will drop you right at our front door for a flat rate of $10 per person.
Also if travelling with Alaska Direct they will pick you up or drop you off at our front door as well if you have a confirmed reservation with us.

Location and Contact


• The Beez Kneez is located downtown Beautiful Whitehorse, Yukon.
• We are just 6 blocks from the buzz of Main Street.
• 20 minute walk from the Greyhound Station.
• 1/2 block from the city bus stop.
• 10 minute taxi ride from the Whitehorse International Airport.



Address: 408 Hoge Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada

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Website Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel Whitehorse
Phone Number: +1 (867) 456-2333
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

BBQ Grill

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8am - 11pm

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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