Frequently Asked Questions

We are currently renovating and sprucing up the Hostel.
The main area and bunk room will reopen December 21st 2016.
We have currently have availability for the Cabin or Private Studio

 

How far is Alyeska Hostel from Anchorage?
42 miles from ANC airport, 35 miles from Anchorage city limits.
This is a scenic drive so you may want to allow more than an hour.

Are there any shuttles or buses?
follow this link..

How far is it to Alyeska Resort from the Hostel?
Less than a mile to the ski lift, 1.9 miles to the hotel.

What's the difference between the cabin and the private room?
click on the links to see...

How far is the Hostel from the Girdwood train station?
about 3 miles Alaska Railroad Link

Is there a bank in Girdwood?
No Bank, but there are several ATM's in town.

Do you take Credit Cards?
Yes: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX

 

 

 

How do you say Alyeska?
al-eee-es-ka

Do you supply linens and towels?
Linens are included with your stay.
Towels are free if you bring your own, otherwise they are $1.

Do you have laundry facilities?
No, but there is a laundromat in the town center.

What's there to do in Girdwood?
click here

How far is the Hostel from the Seward Highway?
about 3 miles

Is there a grocery store in Girdwood?
Yes, but the grocery store is small and more expensive.
You may wish to buy supplies in Anchorage before embarking on your journey to Girdwood.

Hostel Rules


*Pay to Stay
*Quiet Hours 9pm - 8am
*NO ALCOHOL in the main building
*No Pets in the main building
*Respect the Hostel and it's guests
*Clean up after yourself
*Recycle
*No Smoking or vaping on Hostel grounds
*No illegal drugs
*No Weapons
*No Open Flame

Alyeska Hostel LLC reserves the right to refuse service to any person.

Alyeska Hostel 2016 Rates

- Coed shared room bunks-
$25

Private room with shared bathroom -
$60/1, $80/2, $100/3, $120/4

- Private room –
Private bathroom, kitchenette -
$75/1, $95/2, $115/3, $135/4, $155/5, $175/6

- Cabin –
Private bathroom, and kitchen
$80/1, $100/2, $120/3, $140/4

Children under 12
free in Private rooms, $10 for bunks.
*Must be accompanied by paying adults.

 

Reservations page

 

Check-in time : 5pm to 9pm
Check out : 11am

Late check-in available with reservation.
Early check-in subject to availability.
Quiet hours:
9pm - 8am



Directions
Transportation options - Driving times -

Map to Alyeska Hostel

From Anchorage:
Take the Seward Highway South (about 45 miles from ANC airport) to Girdwood.
Turn left onto the Alyeska Hwy at the Tesoro Station Mall.
Go 2.5 miles and turn right on Timberline.
Take the 4th right off Timberline and turn onto Alta drive.
The Hostel will be 1/4 mile on left.


From Whittier:
Travel thru the tunnel and exit Portage Valley.
Turn right onto the Seward Hwy.
Travel north on Seward Highway to Girdwood.
Turn right onto the Alyeska Hwy at the Tesoro Station Mall.
Go 2.5 miles and turn right on Timberline.
Take the 4th right off Timberline and turn onto Alta drive.
The Hostel will be 1/4 mile on left.


From The Kenai Peninsula:
Travel north on Seward Highway to Girdwood.
Turn right onto the Alyeska Hwy at the Tesoro Station Mall.
Go 2.5 miles and turn right on Timberline.
Take the 4th right off Timberline and turn onto Alta drive.
The Hostel will be 1/4 mile on left.


Transportation

Girdwood Transit Info - Getting around in Girdwood.

Northern Exposure Shuttle- Airport to Girdwood transport - $85 flat rate for up to 4 people.

Anchorage Tours and Transfers - Anchorage to Girdwood and Whittier.

Alaska Transportation Group - Shuttles and Tours -

Shuttleman , Alaska Yellow Cab, Alaska Shuttle - Taxi From Airport.

Alaska Railroad - A great way to see Alaska. Stops in Girdwood.

Homer Stage Line - Van transport.

Seward Bus line - Van transport.

Hitchhiking with your thumb.

Alyeska Resort - Info from Alyeska Resort website

 


Driving Times ~

Alaska Road Weather Information

GIRDWOOD TO:

ANCHORAGE Airport 41 MILES / 1HR

WHITTIER 25 MILES / 45 min: (TUNNEL operates hourly) for schedule click here

SEWARD 93 MILES / 2HR

HOMER 185 MILES / 4-5 HRS

TALKEETNA 150 miles / 3HRS

DENALI PARK 275 miles / 6HRS

FAIRBANKS 400 miles / 7-8HRS

VALDEZ 340 miles 6-7hrs, or Whittier / Valdez ferry - 6.75 hours 78nm

 

For advance reservations email us stay@alyeskahostel.com

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Alyeska Hostel does not maintain set office hours.
Standard check in time is 5pm to 9pm
, check out is 11am.
Please let us know if:
- You will need assistance checking in
- If you will be arriving late
- If you would like to check in earlier than 5pm.

Alyeska Hostel located @ 227 Alta Drive Girdwood, AK 99587 - (907)-783-2222

Girdwood Alaska's best lodging value! Centr

Girdwood Alaska's best lodging value! Centrally located in the Chugach Mountains near:
Alyeska Ski Resort, Alyeska Tramway, Crow Creek Mine gold panning, Flight seeing with Alpine Air, Crow Pass Trail, Chugach National Forest, Turnagain Pass, Chugach State Park, Chugach Powder Guides Heli-skiing, Turnagain Arm, Portage Glacier, Paragliding, Dog sledding, mushing, Prince William Sound: Kayaking, Fishing, and Marine Wildlife Tours.
Family owned and operated. Member of the Alaska Hostel Association, an independent group of Alaska Hostels. The original Girdwood Hostel, independantly owned and not associated Hosteling International.