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Reviews of Chandalar Ranch

Hostel | 5804 Chena Hotsprings Road, PO Box 74877, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA .

80.3% Overall Rating

15 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/02/2014)

Na Huang thinks…

"it's a large lodge, pretty new, has great view of aurora from living room windows"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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80.3%

Overall Rating

15 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Chandalar Ranch'

Atmosphere
84.7%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
70.6%
Cleanliness
71.8%
Staff
85.9%
Value
77.7%
Safety
89.4%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Na Huang

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2014 Na would recommend this property

Liked: it's a large lodge, pretty new, has great view of aurora from living room windows

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Niall Scully

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 January 2013 Niall would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and chatty owners. Great location to see aurora. Decent facilities.

Disliked: Unless you have your own car (we did thankfully) the costs of the pickups and tours on offer are very expensive.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 他のオーロラを見れるロッジが非常に高いので、安くてゆっくりオーロラを楽しめればと言う人、特に若い人には良いロッジだと思います。 フェアバンクスに泊まって高い値段を払って送迎付きで見に行くよりは良いと思います。 ロッジのマスター、お母さんともフレンドリーで良い人です。キッチンの設備も一通り揃っているので、自分で料理して安く済ませたい人には最適です。又リビングで色々な国の人たちと交流出来るのも楽しい人には楽しいかも。中国系の利用者が多いようなので静かにしたい人には向いてないでしょうけど。

Disliked: シャワーもトイレも洗面も一箇所だけで、2階の部屋に泊まると真夜中でも真っ暗の中、地下に近い所まで延々降りていかないとダメです。 それとトイレのドアが無く、カーテンだけでそれも床下6,70cm位までしか無い。日本人にはゆっくり用を足せないです。せめてもう2,30cmは下まで、出来たらドアに変えて欲しい。

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Chik Sang Chan

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2012 Chik Sang would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to view aurora borealis. It can be complete dark at night. Stay indoor to wait for aurora to come.

Disliked: 18 miles from town, but it is good place to getaway. Shared bathroom. If 3 guest rooms fill, it will be crowd. Travel agent will bring outsider to view aurora in this property at night.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great for viewing northern lights as it is away from the city lights

Disliked: I had a car so was able to get around but if you don't have a car, it is about 20 or so miles from Fairbanks so that is something to factor in.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very good place for relax as it's far from downtown area and there is lots of space around the property.

Disliked: It's better to rent a car if you stay here as there is no public transport from downtown area.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

15 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Place is good for seeing Aurora

Disliked: Nice place

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

chi lan chan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2012 chi lan would recommend this property

Liked: The view of the Chandalar Ranch is wonderful!! We saw 3 nights aurora in there! It's amazing!

Disliked: The bathing facilities & toilet can be improve.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the freedom, the space, the relaxed atmosphere, the fact that one could use cross country skis

Disliked: the toilet was quite far from "my bed"

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: of course it's aurora and peaceful environment!! staffs are very nice. if you are interested in outdoor activity, bring plenty of money^*^

Disliked: if you stay at dorms, be aware that it's a bit noisy but if you stay up late, it wouldn't be a big problem cause you will be in deep sleep!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Debra Ireson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2010 Debra would recommend this property

Liked: It was great for Aurora veiwing,

Disliked: The set up of this property is terrible, with dorm room on top floor with family only access to their rooms through the dorm, no privacy, and really noisey as family main space is on the middle floor and dorm top floor and guest area and bathrooms on bottom floor, it really could be arranged better for everyone.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Li-Ting Chiu

23 January 2010 Li-Ting would recommend this property

Liked: We are so glad to stay with this hostel. We made lots friends there. The owners are so friendly and helpful. It just felt stay at home. I definitely will recommend this hostel to all travels.

Disliked: Li-Ting left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

25 September 2009

Liked: I like that you can see the northern lights from there and you have some nice hikking trails.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Owners of this lodge are very friendly and nice! We could relax at this lodge. They helped us to watch the aurora boreales as well.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

14 September 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location to see northern lights. The lady who runs the hostel is very friendly. She was the first alaska native I met in my trip.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

23 July 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Typical Alaskan Atmosphere in and around the Ranch, nice family who runs the place and provides local information. The Chandalar Ranch is located in a Valley, if you are looking for a place to explore nature it is perfect. If you are looking for a place to stay to visit Fairbanks, it is a little remote.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.