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Spenard Hostel International

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2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Juneau, Alaska
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Spenard hostel is a cozy little place with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff was full of useful information and helpful to the travelers there. They seem to genuinely care about guests, and the experience there is what hosteling should be. There are stores and restaurants close by, and the hostel is just a short trip by bus to... More 

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Thank AK_Traveller49
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience some of the great restaurants in the area! More 

San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Very close to the airport might not be a good leading reason to stay here, but it was the primary reason we selected it. Our flights arrived late in the evening and this was one of the only hostels that allowed for late night arrival. There is parking directly out front and a key code for entry. We found a... More 

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

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we do have 24 hour check in available as long as you have a reservation. We are in the process of upgrading our bunks right now. It's a multi year project, but we're getting rid of the creakiest ones first. :) More 

Atlanta, GA
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a very hospitable hostel in a convenient location. The staff is awesome, and very helpful. There's a bus stop and a car rental location nearby, as well as food options, and a grocery store not too far away. The common areas of the hostel are very fun to hang out in, and you will likely find new friends... More 

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

We hope you make it to Anchorage again one day, and we're glad to hear that you made some new friends! It's our favorite part of living and working at a hostel! More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Even though we were coming at a very late hour, there was someone to great us and ensure that we had a lovely night stay. The restroom was a bit old, but served its function. The location was in a very residential location.

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

Thank you for staying with us. We do work on making updates to the facilities every year, and are hoping to tile and remodel two of our four bathrooms by the end of 2016. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope you visit again one day! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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

Thank you! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time here! More 

Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Julie H
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

Thanks and we hope you do stay again. We're glad you had a chance to take advantage of our bike rentals and Anchorage's amazing trail system! More 

Honolulu, HI
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138 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

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

We do pride ourselves on our "homeyness." Thanks for staying with us! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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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MS
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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