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Spenard Hostel International

2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Reese, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Spenard hostel! I stayed here in 2004 and 2008 and will be staying there again this August. The hostel is very clean and the handmade wood bunk beds are sturdy and comfortable. The owner provides free coffee and items to make breakfast which is a plus in expensive Anchorage. It's super close to the airport and the friendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spenard Hostel is very close to the airport and you can easily take the bus there from the airport, the driver will have no problem telling you where to get off. The hostel is very cozy even though i didn't pay for the whole room i had a whole room twice and one of them i didn't even use. Highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in need of a shower after Treking around and seeing Alaska. I was camping out and just doing some fun adventures in Alaska. I googled to find a shower and the #spenardhostel came up. I went with it. I called and they welcomed me. A very clean place with friendly folk running it. I will be staying there... More

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Seward, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was impressed with this place. Cozy accomodations, friendly staff, bike rentals, nice location; I even got some free bear spray! It seems to be common here for people to share stuff like food and stuff they no longer need. I would recommend it to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After flying from DC to Dallas to Seattle and finally to Anchorage, I was certainly ready for a rest and found the Spenard Hostel to be just the place. I had called and made a reservation and everything was just as I was told. Meredith, the young lady who took the reservation left a note on the door with my... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I travel to Alaska quite a lot and hate imposing on my friends. I love hostels, and Spenard is one of my favorite parts of Anchorage, so I decided to give this place a whirl. It's great - friendly staff, nice kitchens, lots of hot water, great location, great information about the city and state. It was a very nice,... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This hostel is very good, The location is excelent , near of the airport and easy ways to get downtown. The Hostel is clean, comfortable , safe. The prices is very good and the staff is very kind. I had a great experience in Anchorage and in this Hostel.

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Clarens, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great service and help with transport and accommodation elsewhere! The guy on the photo walk more than the extra mile for his guests. When you check in late you find welcome notes with exact directions to your room. Great atmosphere. Showers need maintenance!

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Good place up stay on a budget. Did not like there the office hours were only from 7-11 pm , which did create a problem when trying to confirm or ask questions like how to rent a bike at the moment. The young lady in charge was really great at getting back to be during the office hrs, but had... More

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jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your stay was just ok, and i thank you for your feedback. First, i'm sorry that you found our office hours inconvenient. During our peak season from May to September we have longer hours, but as things wind down in October, there generally just aren't enough people here to necessitate someone sitting at the front... More

Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I did not like the hostel. But let me explain. First the good things. The staff (just one guy?!) was really nice but totally confused. He tried to do his very best to help but I think his manager just left him alone and he couldnt handle it well. The hostel itself is built not to bad. There is a... More

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jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you had a bad experience, and what you describe is completely unacceptable. We do strive to keep the hostel sparkling clean and it is cleaned thoroughly every morning, and we tidy up as much as we can throughout the day but also hope that people will clean up after themselves in a general way as well.... More

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Address: 2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
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Spenard Hostel is a comfortable, clean and fun spot to stay while visiting Alaska! We offer free coffee, tea, cocoa, wifi, fresh linens, friendly staff, no curfew, no lock-out, located 1.5 miles from the airport, bike rentals, kitchens, laundry facility. Bus stops just around the corner, REI, grocery, movies, shopping and restaurants all just minutes away. ... more   less 
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