The Dawson City River Hostel is located across from Dawson City and along-side the Yukon River, with one of the best views of any accommodation business in Dawson City. Nine private rooms / cabins cater to those who like it simple and rustic and for $48 each (for either one or two people) the hostel also helps to keep down your travel expenses. Four large rooms with either 5 or 7 beds are available for groups or individual travellers at the cost of $22 per bed.
In addition to a roof over your head, the hostel offers tent spots for individual travellers, groups and seasonal workers for whom there is a low monthly rate. The hostel offers a sauna, a unique wood fired hot-water bath/wash house, a heated common cabin, lockers, free fire-wood, two roofed kitchen shelters, a fire-pit and male/female outhouses.
The hostel also rents bicycles and canoes and is able to offer tours to the surrounding areas for a total of 10 passengers.
The office/store sells a limited number of food items, sweets, juices, new and used books, uniquely designed t-shirts, post cards, maps from all over the world and postage stamps.
The hostel is located just off the West Dawson ferry landing, 200 meters up the highway and your first dirt road to the left, will get you to one of the most written about hostels in Canada. Open from mid May to the end of September.