One Man's Alaska

A new hostel on Kodiak Island

August 5, 2010

Very cool ... I just read in the UAA newspaper that Kodiak Island now has a hostel. A woman named Rhonda Maker has opened the Kodiak Island Hostel, which opened in late July, 2010. The hostel is large enough to hold 26 people, and offers hot showers, with plans to have washers and dryers in the future. Sorry, I don't have information on the hostel prices at this time.

I don't have any plans to visit Kodiak Island this year, but I'd like to get there next year, so this is great news. A girl I knew in Talkeetna grew up on Kodiak Island, and when I told her about my adventures of living with a squirrel in Talkeetna, she told me she had a bird that would sneak into her bedroom every night and sleep in some blankets.

Even after her stories, I can't imagine what it would be like to live on Kodiak Island, with nobody around except for the wildlife. I suppose I'm getting a little closer. Sleeping with the windows open every night, I can tell you the difference in sounds between squirrels, birds, and other wildlife. I can also identify the differences in sounds ravens make when they're doing different things, so hopefully I'm making a little progress. :)

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