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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Sven's Basecamp Hostel

Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Fairbanks
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Sven\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 33: English reviews
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay but did not feel the need to spend the $200.00 per night on a hotel. We needed somewhere to sleep and somewhere to shower and this was an amazing find. Upon checking in, Sven showed us to our cabin, the community kitchen area with refrigerators and stove that could be used by everyone, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank TravelerCory
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the treehouse and got free sleeping bags, which we needed as it was quite cold. However, the provided sleeping bags were great and comfortable. The treehouse has power outlets and a comfortable bed. Most people meet in the evening at the table outside the kitchen and share their travel experience among each other. We would stay again... More 

Helpful?
Thank heheswi
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Son and I on an adventure and needed a bed instead of another night on the ground. Good rate comfortable bed very nice facilities clean and super people. Very cool option. Highly recommended. @@aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Helpful?
Thank Greg J
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

I happily spent 3 nights at Sven's Basecamp. Sven and his staff are very friendly and happy to help answer any questions you might have. The property is beautiful. Large trees and green grassy patches for tents and badminton games. The bathrooms are very clean and well maintained. Showers are coin operated, also very clean and nice. We made friends... More 

Helpful?
Thank Juliana Y
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sis-in-law and I stayed here one night on our way to Denali. Even though our plane was delayed, and we arrived at 10 p.m., Sven had a staff person there to greet us, get us checked into our cozy cabin, gave us a clean fleece blanket and nice sleeping bag at no extra charge, and showed us the kitchen, including... More 

Helpful?
Thank starsong16
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to Basecamps and i have seen the hostel dumps of Alaska. Svens Basecamp Hostel is much more!! First of all everything works!! The kitchen, the showers, the cabins, the treehouse, the campsites, the firepit (always with lots of firewood) etc. etc. etc. Sven is an amazing host and has earned the respect of many travelers and locals... More 

Helpful?
Thank Axel Burgheim B
Level Contributor
56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

In my top two, if not my favourite hostel in Alaska! Really friendly and sociable atmosphere, nice setting, close to town, and excellent staff! I have only camped here ($7 per tent + $7 per person), but the cabins and tents look nice, plus there is a treehouse you can stay in. Sven also runs dog sledding in the winter,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rory C
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice campsite,a kitchen free to use anytime including free coffee and space in fridge & freezer,a video-/book-/internet-/hangoutroom. Clean showers (a quarter a minute),laundry-service,clean toilets and located close (10 minute-walk) to the big supermarket/warehouse Fred Myers. Also includes a hyperactive,dog-sledding 'never sleeping',çrazy' and superfriendly (Swiss) owner who's got good (Alaskan adventure) stories and can provide you info for your trip.

Helpful?
Thank lavalauncher
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Sven's is really cool hostel close to the junction of University & Davis. There are big dorm tents for $30 a night, a tipi, a treehouse, private cabins, or space to pitch your own tent in the woods for $16 a night. The communal kitchen area is big and has tables inside and outside, and has attached bathrooms and coin-operated... More 

Helpful?
Thank Glenn T
Fairbanks, Alaska
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You know when you are at a good place- we visited in August of 2014- it was all very well laid out, there is a place you can BBQ, they have a nice place for a fire- it is clean and affordable- but probably the best part is meeting all the travelers who appreciate this comfortable, natural settings! The staff... More 

Helpful?
Thank Daniel L
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (5)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Fairbanks hotels
0.3 mi away
Sophie Station Suites
Sophie Station Suites
#5 of 24 in Fairbanks
4.5 of 5 stars 300 reviews
0.9 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge
1.2 mi away
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
#3 of 24 in Fairbanks
4.0 of 5 stars 788 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 mi away
Bridgewater Hotel
Bridgewater Hotel
#11 of 24 in Fairbanks
4.0 of 5 stars 153 reviews
1.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Pioneer Park Inn
2.5 mi away
Alaska Heritage House
Alaska Heritage House
#1 of 45 in Fairbanks
5.0 of 5 stars 152 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Room types
  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sven's Basecamp Hostel is your oasis and home away from home. We are conveniently located close to everything you need while in Fairbanks. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, the University, bus stop right at the driveway but with the feeling of being out in the woods. We have lots of green areas with flowers and a relaxing ambient to chill and recharge your batteries. You will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Come and check out our hotspot in Fairbanks ! You won't be disappointed. See you here....Sven ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sven's Basecamp Hostel

Address: 3505 Davis Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Price Range: $20 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Sven's Basecamp Hostel Fairbanks, Alaska
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing