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Sven's Basecamp Hostel

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3505 Davis Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Sven's Basecamp Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You know when you are at a good place- we visited in August of 2014- it was all very well laid out, there is a place you can BBQ, they have a nice place for a fire- it is clean and affordable- but probably the best part is meeting all the travelers who appreciate this comfortable, natural settings! The staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in August 2014. The cabin offered was pretty basic. It is good for warm weathers. Good value for money. The only issue I faced was that it doesn't have 24 hrs check in. We reached at around 3 am and had to sleep in our car for a couple of hours before we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent our last night on this campground in a wall tent.... The place is clean, has a nice BBQ and fire pit! IF you want to stay at a nice campground for little money near downtown Fairbanks....Svens is the place to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mendoza, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is probably the best place to stay close to everything in Fairbanks! The staff is amazing and the layout of the hostel (cabins) is fantastic! Surrounded by nature and with a nice campfire in the middle of the place! I'll definitely come back guys! Thanks for everything!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed 9 nights in the tipi at Svens just this month, July 2014. Sven is a great guy who runs a very unique and interesting place. We met so any different people that with whom we would never have crossed paths otherwise. This is a camping experience and not for those looking for luxury. The tipi does allow water... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Amazing place. The place has a outdoor feel but still has all modern comforts. Wonderful employees and amazing people to meet all the time. If you are in fairbanks you must stop at Svens. It will be your favorite part of Alaska.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited in May, 2014 for a day. Owner & his team were very helpful, friendly. It was very relaxing, quiet & laid-back environment. There is a fireplace in case you are there for longer duration. Wished we stayed for a few more days :) Owner has been into winter outdoor adventures, and his inputs would immensely help trip-planners planning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Not only is the base camp laid out nicely, Sven and his staff are great. I've camped at other hostels/campgrounds in Europe that were very nice and Sven's place here in Fairbanks is comparable to those. The property is laid out nicely with cabins for rent, bunk houses, and space for tent camping which is what I went with. The... More 

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Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and I happily stumbled upon Sven's and are we ever glad we did. We are a couple of seniors whose camper vehicle was elsewhere, so we trooped into Sven's with our tent. We could have rented a cabin, but were happy to camp among the trees. Hard to say what is/was the best thing about Sven's - Sven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My friends and I stayed here for a night and we just loved this place! We had a whole heated tent to ourselves and loved absolutely everything about this place. Sven goes out of his way trying to get you situated and is a very nice guy. Our tent didn't come with heating but when we expressed concerns, he arranged... More 

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