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Billie's Backpackers Hostel

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2895 Mack Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4006
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#2 of 28 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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4.8
Value
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We are a SMALL family run hostel: LOWER LEVEL: main kitchen and bath, common room, Free House Phone, Wi-Fi & Internet, TV, Deck. UPPER LEVEL: Sleeping area, bathroom, quiet area, upper deck. All rooms may be co-ed, especially during the summer months. MAIN HOUSE (Billie's private residence): two private rooms with shared bath are available. Ask Billie for more information. GROUNDS: unheated gazebo that sleeps four and a Tee-Pee if you'd like to sleep outside but are not equipped to do so - both for summer use only. Ask Billie about these options. Also on the grounds are picnic tables, a large deck, barbecue , bikes(when available -first come first served), many sitting areas. LIMITED TENT SPACE FREE: long hot showers - anytime; coffee, TV etc... GARAGE STORAGE: large enough to store your packs, bikes and gear while you are away exploring for a few days or for a few weeks. YES... IT'S FREE STORAGE!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Street parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Additional bathroom
Seating area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Tyler Creasman wrote a review Jul 2022
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I've stayed at a lot of hostels I've enjoyed but never left a Tripadvisor review before. The staff here is exceptional and the amenities are excellent. It was well upkept, tidy, and I instantly felt welcomed. Would visit again!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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magviajemas wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed for a weekend in the two bed room. It was a short walk to the bus stop (Blue and Red) and Owl Cafe. We were also able to walk from the Tanana Valley for the Ice Sculpture Championship. Thanks Billie!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Wendy T wrote a review Feb 2022
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My husband and I stayed at Billie’s last summer and would definitely stay at her hostel again. She went out of her way for her guests with area suggestions and even had home baked bread waiting in the afternoon. Several of the other guests remarked that Billie’s most closely resembled a true, European type hostel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Derrick from KY wrote a review Feb 2022
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So happy I stayed with Billie! Was travelong alone and immediately met so many cool people of all ages. Staff and guests made great suggestions on what to do in the area. Slept comfortably in shared dorm area. Everything was kept clean. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Luke H wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very quant, warm place to stay. Easy access to the bus, which me and my friend used to get around Fairbanks for the two days that we visited. In addition to the friendly staff, we even saw a couple moose walking down the street right outside. 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Tejaswini G wrote a review Jan 2022
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Clean bathrooms, clean rooms, clean kitchen, and very affordable. It's located close to the airport & downtown. There is a bus stop close by. The host, Billie, is really sweet and helpful. Would definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Camila M wrote a review Jan 2022
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the hostel is very nice and warm, Billie is very sweet, we could see the northern lights from the patio of the hostel and it was wonderful. I traveled there alone and the people there made me feel like family.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Kathrin L wrote a review Jan 2022
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Billie is a wonderful host taking care of a one-of-a-kind hostel. I met wonderful fellow travelers and had a great time exploring Fairbanks and the surroundings in winter. I’ll come back in the summer.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Addie wrote a review Dec 2021
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“Magical” is a word that can only begin to describe my stay at Billie’s hostel. I was able to book for 2 weeks last minute, as the home I was originally supposed to stay at fell through, and all I can say is that finding this place was absolutely an act of fate! Billie and all of the hostel guests are both kind and nothing short of accommodating. I barely even had to worry about buying myself food! The location is close to a bus stop, too, which made transportation around town quite easy. I recommend this hostel to absolutely anyone planning on making a trip up to Fairbanks :) P.S. if you’re worried about seeing the aurora, we got to see it right outside of the house!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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anna b wrote a review Dec 2021
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Billies is an amazing place. We were caught in a snowstorm during our stay. Everyone there was talkative and kind. Everyone is a give-and-take bases and I appreciate it. Thank you Billie (P.S. you work too hard!) Make me do some more work! (shoveling snow- anything!)
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$38 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesAlaskaFairbanks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Billie's Backpackers Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Tanana Valley Farmers Market (0.3 miles), Gulliver's Books (0.7 miles), and Beaver Sports (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, an additional bathroom, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pita Place, Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, and Lane's Quickie Tacos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Billie's Backpackers Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alaskan Pipeline (6.7 miles).