We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spenard Hostel International

Hotel website
2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Spenard Hostel International
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Spenard Hostel International
Write a Review

62 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    39
    17
    4
    1
    1
See reviews for
5
2
31
3
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (62)
  • Mar-May only
    (3)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (33)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mason, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our stay at Spenard Hostel was perfect for our Alaskan adventure. It was clean, convenient and affordable - we couldn't ask for more. We even rented bikes there and we were given great directions to the coastal trail as well as information on a wonderful hike in Girdwood. Really, this is a great place to stay. We even saw a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Idaho
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Unfortunately, I arrived late in the evening and left very early in the morning- the opposite of another person who shared the room. But I sure did appreciate my positive experience, especially when compared to my miserable stay at the other hostel in Anchorage. The bed was comfortable enough, the shower was hot, the bathroom mold-free and clean, the kitchen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ALBANY
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question