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Sven's Basecamp Hostel

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3505 Davis Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I happily spent 3 nights at Sven's Basecamp. Sven and his staff are very friendly and happy to help answer any questions you might have. The property is beautiful. Large trees and green grassy patches for tents and badminton games. The bathrooms are very clean and well maintained. Showers are coin operated, also very clean and nice. We made friends... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sis-in-law and I stayed here one night on our way to Denali. Even though our plane was delayed, and we arrived at 10 p.m., Sven had a staff person there to greet us, get us checked into our cozy cabin, gave us a clean fleece blanket and nice sleeping bag at no extra charge, and showed us the kitchen, including... More 

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Thank starsong16
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to Basecamps and i have seen the hostel dumps of Alaska. Svens Basecamp Hostel is much more!! First of all everything works!! The kitchen, the showers, the cabins, the treehouse, the campsites, the firepit (always with lots of firewood) etc. etc. etc. Sven is an amazing host and has earned the respect of many travelers and locals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In my top two, if not my favourite hostel in Alaska! Really friendly and sociable atmosphere, nice setting, close to town, and excellent staff! I have only camped here ($7 per tent + $7 per person), but the cabins and tents look nice, plus there is a treehouse you can stay in. Sven also runs dog sledding in the winter,... More 

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Thank Rory C
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice campsite,a kitchen free to use anytime including free coffee and space in fridge & freezer,a video-/book-/internet-/hangoutroom. Clean showers (a quarter a minute),laundry-service,clean toilets and located close (10 minute-walk) to the big supermarket/warehouse Fred Myers. Also includes a hyperactive,dog-sledding 'never sleeping',çrazy' and superfriendly (Swiss) owner who's got good (Alaskan adventure) stories and can provide you info for your trip.

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Thank lavalauncher
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Sven's is really cool hostel close to the junction of University & Davis. There are big dorm tents for $30 a night, a tipi, a treehouse, private cabins, or space to pitch your own tent in the woods for $16 a night. The communal kitchen area is big and has tables inside and outside, and has attached bathrooms and coin-operated... More 

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Thank Glenn T
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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 via mobile

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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The Netherlands
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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 via mobile

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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