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Spenard Hostel International

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2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this hostel. The people who own it and work there are super friendly making for a comfortable stay with awesome company. Staff will help you out with whatever you need and make sure that you feel safe. Bonus that the beds are super comfy. Love the place had a gnarly time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

location is consider good since its not too far from airport. staff is really helpful and really friendly... they will try to help and give suggestion to make your journey easier. the place also very clean and comfortable... its a perfect place to stay!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, cozy little place in anchorage. Staff is especially helpful at suggesting things to do in town and aim to make you feel at home. They have bikes available to rent and the hostel is a quick ride to the coastal trail. Good value - would stay again!!

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Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the moment one sets foot in the hostel, you will feel the friendliness of the folks. After a long flight to Anchorage, one needs to be feel comfortable and to unwind. You will find this at the Spenard Hostel. A clean, homey place...you will meet folks from all over the world before setting out on your adventures in Alaska. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was very well managed and larger than it appears on the outside. There are three small kitchens and several lounging areas, and the bunks are comfortable. It's somewhat of a commitment to walk from the hostel to most destinations, but that's more of a reflection of Anchorage than Spenard Hostel. We met some really fun folks and were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment I checked in here, I felt at home. KiKi, the house parent, is so friendly and helpful. She's what makes this hostel a great one for me. That kind of welcoming friendliness goes a long way to tired travelers. There are several kitchens, a laundry room, and a couple of nice living rooms for reading or just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was one of my favorite hostels. The house parents were out going and friendly. It is a large hostel yet there is plenty of room and commodities. 3 full kitchens and 3 full living rooms make it plenty comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stayed just one night, but enjoyed it a lot! Nice service, cozy place, open-minded people. Feeling like being at home :) Also, they provide free wifi, coffee/tea and pancakes mix. Thanks a lot for a nice stay! P.s. in case you are going to put your stuff in a locker, do not forget to take a lock with you :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was there a few years ago during my Alaska trip. I spent there two nigts. There were homelike atmosphere caused by some long terme guests. Spenard Hostel doesn't look like some modern hostels, but its quite comfortable place to stay with nice people. Like sleeping at your friend's house :-) They also allow me to have a shower few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stayed here for a couple nights during my weeklong trip in Alaska. My friend and I got two beds in a four bed room. There was no one else in the room so we had the room to ourselves. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. Quiet hostel. Guests were nice.

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