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Spenard Hostel International

2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff was extremely helpful. We forgot an item in our room. When it was found, they held on to it and had it ready for us when we came back through. The facilities were good. We had access to the bathrooms without a very long wait. The laundry room was handy and they had a coin machine so we had... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The workers here were very clean, responsive and helpful. They accomidated our late night arrival and made good suggestions or places to visit and places to eat. My boyfriend and I were a little nervous at first because our travel plans all changed last minute. This place was adorable outside and homey inside. We would definetly stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stumbled on Spenard Hostel because other hostels were full, and after spending two separate weekends there, I can't imagine wanting to be anywhere else in Anchorage. I felt welcomed immediately on entering the grounds by the "welcome home" mat, the cubbies to store shoes (no shoes inside), and the murals and art painted everywhere. The atmosphere is very friendly,... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located a $8 cab ride from the airport Spenard hostel was a friendly, homey and economical choice for us. We stayed several nights and appreciated the free supplies for cooking your own pancakes and oatmeal. Front desk personal were available to give local advice and directions and even loaned us a Milepost magazine which was very useful. Removing shoes... More

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Oklahoma City
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

recently stayed on two separate occasions.... a true international hostel w about 35 beds but w only 4 especially nice bathrooms. a homely atmosphere, easy access to both downtown and the airport via city bus...don't miss visiting Hood Lake just a 4 minute walk to see many sea planes taking off and landing... also a great hotel there for a... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

extremely affordable, 11 of us reserved 2 rooms. Very clean and our room was very roomy. Bathrooms were extremely clean, place looked nice. Front desk was very organized. When they asked us to remove our shoes I thought...hummm I bet's nice inside and it was!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful ^^ It's very close to the airport ($8 taking a cab) and a beautiful lake used for water airplane landing is within walking distance. If you have time please try the biking.

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Sacramento, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I personally looked at the hostels in Anchorage and ended up staying at the Spenard because it is the best hostel. However, having said that, it is not perfect by any means. I stayed for several nights on two occasions. It is kept as clean as is possible in a hostel environment. It has a large number of beds but... More

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19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty much to sum it up quickly, Spenard Hostel is a gem of a hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean in all areas Most conveniently located close to the airport And for those who are equipped to camp, you can even do that on property as well. You can't go wrong booking at Spenard and I can recommend it... More

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the 4 days my husband and I stayed at Spenard Hostel, we received a warm welcome and enjoyed a very friendly atmosphere. We got to know people from all over the world who were just as eager about traveling Alaska as we were! The managers at Spenard were helpful in telling us about attractions around the area 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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