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Spenard Hostel International

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2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is so sweet. All the employees are friendly and accommodating and Jen, the owner, is a total sweetheart. The rooms are small but super comfortable. I slept the best i had in weeks of travel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a stumbling traveler. That was my mistake. That being said, I was charged full price and treated horribly. Not even the courtesy of a towel/shower. If they wanted to hold a grudge for not making reservations than they shouldn't have withheld service while charging full price. Their choice in treating me so coldly got my first day in... More 

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late and after hours due to our flight. We were welcomed by a friendly note telling us where we would be sleeping. We rented tent space and the staff had the tent set up for us with sleeping bags in place! The staff was so friendly and helpful with everything that we needed. We would definitely stay here... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're roadtripping around Alaska and needed somewhere to shower. We called some laundromats and they acted like we were crazy when we asked for one! We found Spenard Hostel and they were so friendly and welcoming! Only $5 to shower and they gave us towels, too. Justin, the guy in the office, was very nice and helpful. Thanks Spenard Hostel!!... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in May'16. This is a Hostel. Was travelling solo - a two weeks backpacking trip. Booked a dorm bed for approx USD 30/night - a real deal in Anchorage. Approx 15 mins from the Airport (using Bus 7) and 20-30 mins to the downtown (using Bus 7, 36). The Hostel is neat, clean and safe. The staff... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was sincerely impressed with the quality of the staff and comfort of the hostel. I've stayed in hostels all around the world and this by far was my favorite! The beds were comfortable and the multiple kitchens and bathrooms made for a spacious feel. Everyone I met from the owner, staff and guests were more than pleasant. Overall it... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Anchorage is an expensive place. There are also some areas where a solo traveler does not want to be walking around at night. After traveling through Alaska the last two summers, I won't stay anywhere else except with them! The place is clean and inviting, "house parents" are very helpful and will work with you to find that great Alaska... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Our trip was split between Anchorage and Fairbanks. In Anchorage, we stayed at Spenard Hostel. The place was clean and you often found the staff tidying up. Staff and other tenants were all respectful and easy going. I work for Hilton and receive a very generous discount on hotels in the Hilton portfolio. Our stay in Fairbanks was at a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Decent hostel with a good community feel and colorful artwork. Nice outdoor areas to pass the many daylight hours (in the summer), and cats! We camped so I can't comment on the dorms, but there were enough kitchens for everyone to spread out and cook. Quiet neighborhood and easy to get to from the bus line to/from airport and downtown.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay here. The hostel parent was incredibly informative and helped me find my way around town. There were plenty of bathrooms and kitchenettes within the building. Music and a large table on the main floor made for a great hang out area. The hostel had a very welcoming atmosphere which made me feel right at home!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spenard Hostel is a comfortable, clean and fun spot to stay while visiting Alaska! We offer free coffee, tea, cocoa, wifi, fresh linens, friendly staff, no curfew, no lock-out, located 1.5 miles from the airport, bike rentals, kitchens, laundry facility. Bus stops just around the corner, REI, grocery, movies, shopping and restaurants all just minutes away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spenard Hostel International

Address: 2845 W 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $42 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Spenard Hostel International Hotel Anchorage
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