You arrive in the Yukon, really far away from home, and the Beez Kneez is truly the best place to feel comfortable, to speak with people and start your adventure in such a positive atmosphere ! The rules to keep the place running well are strict and it's better this way. Ok, you have to leave the place everyday 3 hours to let the staff clean the place, BUT that's also a good way to motivate you to : 1. go to the amazing Whitehorse library if you need the internet/calm/read 2. Walk/hike/explore
After a long haul from Alaska full of chilly car camping and too much granola, I decided to slow down and stay a couple days in Whitehorse. I was lucky enough to stumble upon Beez Kneez, where Sara has provided genuine, homey, peaceful accommodations for weary travelers. Full of clean sheets, hot showers, cozy beds and fresh coffee. From the warm, inviting atmosphere to adorable puppies romping around the living room to the fabulous conversation with guests from all over the world. Sara has truly made this hostel a home away from home. I highly recommend a stay, it'll make your trip.
I was there, Sara, the manager, is really unpolite, surly.........I book for the dorm, she make me sleep on a destroyed sping sofa, in a common area, with a simply coutain to divide it to the aisle. I spent the night with the spring stick in my back. Impossibile to use the kitchen, she prohibits everythig and prentend me to wash the dishes and the pots with the simple hands, without using any kind of flat and soft sponge....
Don’t get me wrong. The place was clean, the beds and linen comfortable and you had use of the kitchen and laundry but .... there were so many rules and the owner, although polite and efficient, made you feel unwelcome. I got the sense that she was trying to limit the wear and tear on the house that comes with cramming 12+ guests which she was tolerating (gritting her teeth) because it’s her livelihood but the effect was counter to any relaxed atmosphere you would expect at a hostel. The price was right but we did not feel welcomed and felt overly crammed in the room.
We stayed at this hostel for four nights and it really deserves a 10 out of 10 rating! It's a very clean hostel and you can read a lot very positive memories about this place from people from all over the world. If you ever visit Whitehorse check out this place. I absolutely recommend it.