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Alaska Backpackers Inn

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Alaska for a backpacking trip and stayed at the Backpackers Inn since it was cheap and very close to my hiking group's meetup point. When I first got there, my room was extremely humid. There is not cooling systems so I quickly dropped off everything and decided to spend the rest of my time in my friend's... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not recommend this. Not at all. dirtiness everywhere, unfriendly and unprofessional personnel. If you can spend more money or go away from Anchorage. I was tempted to sleep in the car. Finally I slept with all my clothes on.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

My room at the hostel was private so it cost more but came with cable, a fridge and wifi. The wifi was terrible and I couldn't even use Youtube, My bed made loud snapping and popping sounds every time I rolled or moved on it due to some spring issues. I found two roaches scurrying around as I stayed, and... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I stayed here a couple of nights on my arrival to Anchorage and on my last night before I left Anchorage. If you are not used to backpackers, this may not be the place for you. It seems a little unsafe due to the dodgy area, but I felt ok to go back there; it's also only a few blocks... More 

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Lakeland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

While I felt OK staying here, being a seasoned traveler with previous hostel experience, this is the least hostel like place I have been. While I was placed with OK ladies in my room, there were some shady looking folks lurking about. There also were international travelers, lovely people, and fairly inexpensive rates...for AK.

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Tralee, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as was arriving in on a 6 am flight When I got there, there was no reception to check in Luckily the woman let me into my room Dingy place Wifi was poor Common room was ok but looked full of people on parole Cards worked ok Location not bad About ten minutes walk from downtown Free parking... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

When we checked in and went to our room, the door was open. We peeked inside to see a chair broken into pieces, a sofa torn apart, and the bed with no bedding and the mattress was half off the bed. The second room was dirty and gross! They weren't sure if someone was coming back to that room, so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Backpackers Inn is more a rehab clinic than a hostel. Position and facilities should be good, but the people in it is not backpackers. We arrived at late night and anyone was here around, people came back in the morning drunk and drug. There were also some clochards stepping in and out the hostel. The fact is that the building... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

1st understand this has 2 locations the 2nd is two 2 story hotel buildings called Annex, straight down the street is 3rd building (blue house) reception next to annex, so be sure which building you will be in before sending ride away. It's appeal is cheap and a good location, just a few blocks walking distance from downtown, rooms and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We arrived at 5 and checked in. The check in building was very cute and looked quite nice. The staff were really friendly and gave me advice about finding vegan-friendly spots in town. The beds were cheap, and it seemed to be a great spot. Then things went downhill. We went to another building (they have 2 or 3), and... More 

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