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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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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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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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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This hostel is a quiet place, great for people who want to sleep well at night. There was a note for us in the house telling us where to sleep when we arrived after midnight. We enjoyed the kitchen space, bicycle rentals and good conversations. It takes about 30 min by public bus to get to the hostel from downtown.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stayed here a few years back. The place was great! it was my first hostel experience and couldn't have been better. Everyone was helpful, location was great, could even rent a bike from them to get myself around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed here for a few days during my 10 day trip to Alaska. It was my first hostel experience and the best to date. Very affordable prices. The hostel itself was very clean and had good amenities - locker facilities (extra), a full kitchen, towels ($1), etc. The beds, which was my biggest concern, were clean and comfortable. The... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I spent my summer in Alaska as a guide and I needed a place to stay in between going out in the field. Coming in from the airport, I had no place to stay and I started researching affordable lodging that was close to Anchorage International Airport and to mid-town Anchorage. I stumbled across several hostels, but initially due to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I never stayed in a hostel before so this was an adventure. We wound up paying for 4 beds instead of two, and that was the worst of it. The place was very clean, including the shared bathroom. Linens were provided for the beds and towel rental was $1.00. It was within walking distance of Gwennies Old Alaska Restaurant and... More 

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