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Hostels in Alaska

  • The largest state in the US, and almost twice as large as its runner up, Texas, a visit to Alaska is not for the faint-hearted. Alaska is one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, definitely one to add to the "must do in this lifetime" list. The only catch is that you need the time and the funds it's not cheap to get there and it's not cheap when you'e there but if you can afford the airfare, Hostelworld will help with the accommodation costs. How's that for a deal? So here's some advice when booking your Alaska hostels.

  • Anchorage

    Alaska Hostels

    So, once you have scraped the airfare together, where should you go when you get there? First on our hit list is Anchorage. It is not the capital of Alaska, Juneau has that honour, but it is the largest city by a long shot in Alaska. With just over 250,000 human residents and several hundred of the ursine variety (bears to you and I) it is home to over 40% of the population. Severely damaged by an earthquake in 1964, Anchorage is now a popular tourist destination and the commercial centre of the state. It serves as a gateway for daytrips to the popular Denali National Park and is a good launch pad for getting yourself to the glacier viewing boats. And an extensive bike path system makes it a pleasure to ride around so we definitely recommend looking into bike hire when you are there.

    Book hostels in Anchorage

  • Fairbanks

    Alaska Hostels

    Next stop is Fairbanks, Alaska. And if you are going to be there between May and July no need to worry about packing your flashlight. With over 20 hours of sunlight a day, an eye-mask might be a safer bet. Between October and April enjoy a myriad of winter sports including dog-sledding, skiing and snow machine riding. And almost every night of the year you can enjoy the natural spectacle that is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis to those of you who favour the Latin origin - you would have liked the ursine reference too I am guessing. At its most dazzling between December and March, aim for a clear sky with no moon, try to get out late at night or early in the morning and prepare to be blown away by all that nature has to offer.

    Book hostels in Fairbanks

  • Petersburg

    Alaska Hostels

    Final stop on our whirlwind tour of this mammoth state Alaska is Petersburg which, well, not quite so mammoth. With a population of just over 3,000 the town, which has no road access, is a lively fishing port located on the northern tip of Mitkof Island. You can reach it by a daily jet service from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seattle and absolutely worth a visit. When you get there, travel just 25 miles east to check out Le Conte Glacier. The southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. Regular day cruises will get you there. Kayaking is another awesome way to while away a few hours on a visit to the town - we recommend a guided tour to get the most out of your time.

    Book hostels in Petersburg

  • Other destinations in Alaska where you can find hostels are Hyder and Talkeetna,

  • The largest state in the US, and almost twice as large as its runner up, Texas, a visit to Alaska is not for the faint-hearted. Alaska is one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, definitely one to add to the "must do in this lifetime" list. The only catch is that you need the time and the funds it's not cheap to get there and it's not cheap when you'e there but if you can afford the airfare, Hostelworld will help with the accommodation costs. How's that for a deal? So here's some advice when booking your Alaska hostels.

  • Anchorage

    Alaska Hostels

    So, once you have scraped the airfare together, where should you go when you get there? First on our hit list is Anchorage. It is not the capital of Alaska, Juneau has that honour, but it is the largest city by a long shot in Alaska. With just over 250,000 human residents and several hundred of the ursine variety (bears to you and I) it is home to over 40% of the population. Severely damaged by an earthquake in 1964, Anchorage is now a popular tourist destination and the commercial centre of the state. It serves as a gateway for daytrips to the popular Denali National Park and is a good launch pad for getting yourself to the glacier viewing boats. And an extensive bike path system makes it a pleasure to ride around so we definitely recommend looking into bike hire when you are there.

    Book hostels in Anchorage

  • Fairbanks

    Alaska Hostels

    Next stop is Fairbanks, Alaska. And if you are going to be there between May and July no need to worry about packing your flashlight. With over 20 hours of sunlight a day, an eye-mask might be a safer bet. Between October and April enjoy a myriad of winter sports including dog-sledding, skiing and snow machine riding. And almost every night of the year you can enjoy the natural spectacle that is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis to those of you who favour the Latin origin - you would have liked the ursine reference too I am guessing. At its most dazzling between December and March, aim for a clear sky with no moon, try to get out late at night or early in the morning and prepare to be blown away by all that nature has to offer.

    Book hostels in Fairbanks

  • Petersburg

    Alaska Hostels

    Final stop on our whirlwind tour of this mammoth state Alaska is Petersburg which, well, not quite so mammoth. With a population of just over 3,000 the town, which has no road access, is a lively fishing port located on the northern tip of Mitkof Island. You can reach it by a daily jet service from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seattle and absolutely worth a visit. When you get there, travel just 25 miles east to check out Le Conte Glacier. The southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. Regular day cruises will get you there. Kayaking is another awesome way to while away a few hours on a visit to the town - we recommend a guided tour to get the most out of your time.

    Book hostels in Petersburg

  • Other destinations in Alaska where you can find hostels are Hyder and Talkeetna,


2 Comments

  • MART ANN CAMPBELL Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, 9:56am

    I'm coming around the 20th of august, and I will be staying in a Hostel. What are they like? also how mush do they cost per night? What are the rooms like? Do you have weekly rates? Can you send some pictures? Do you have Qpondes? Are all the Hostels owend by the same person?

  • Jose Lazaro Fernandes Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, 6:00pm

    Hello, my name is Lazaro and I have in mind to travel to Alaska in May 2010, then I beg to you inform me if is possible I will go from Seatle until the most north Alaska city by ferry and back by car until Anchorage passing for National Denaly Park.

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