The hostel is closed for the 2014 season.
We will be open and ready for another summer of fun and adventure on May 15, 2015. Hope to see you then.
Summer is coming to an end and with that we finish another successful season at Sven’s. First and foremost I would like to say a big “Thank You” to all of my volunteers who helped me here at the hostel with their energetic efforts and positive attitudes. Those people are: Petra, Aline, Nadja, Sam, Emily, Jordan, Ken, Sarah, Albert, Andrea and most of our guests who brought their stories and laughter’s to my place and with that added to our positive hostel vibe.
It has been an unusual wet summer here in Alaska. Especially June and July rained themselves into the record books but that didn’t stop Petra and her crew of talented handyman’s to build one of the most amazing treehouse I have ever seen. An introduction video will be posted on this website as soon as the hanging bridge is completed.
August and September though have been amazing so far and until just about 3 days ago we were still walking around in T-shirts and shorts. The last guest left the hostel yesterday and with that the season came to an end with not a single accident to report (always my biggest fear), happy guests and encounters that will mark my heart for the rest of my life and lessons learned to become a better hostel owner each year. I’m truly blessed to live this life of mine and thank God for good health and endless possibilities.
So with that being said I wish everybody a wonderful fall and winter. Many people I’ve met this summer are still traveling and whenever I get homesick to my hostel life during the winter I open my guest book next to my crackling woodstove and fall back to those memories each of you have left in there with drawings, poems or simply their names and dates.
See you next summer right here at Sven’s Basecamp Hostel
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