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Spenard Hostel International

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Rubi, Spain
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The staff is very friendly and open, they really helped giving some indications about the area. It is an excellent place to start a trip in Alaska, highly recommended for hikers and even for solo travelers. There is a high chance you step into somebody that just comes from where you want to go right next, the experience exchange is...

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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

My family stayed overnight after a very long flight from the Midwest. We arrived at 200 am and, as promised, a note with all our sleeping information was waiting for us and we easily slipped into our bunks for the night. Breakfast was self service and we made excellent pancakes. Our room was clean and comfortable. There was no rush...

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Victorville, California
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This hostel rocks! It has full kitchens, comfortable beds, wifi (good enough to stream Netflix!), as well as plenty of space to store your belongings and food. The front desk is very personable and kind. The place is secured so you won't have to worry about just ANYBODY walking in. I dont usually travel alone, but I felt very safe...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I spent 4 nights total at Spenard, separated by a 2-week camping trip throughout Alaska. The place felt like home right away: friendly faces, funny and friendly signs, food to share, clean rooms and bathrooms, reasonable quiet hours, friendly staff (who invited us on an impromptu field trip to see a whale that had washed ashore), bikes to rent, berries...

Thank UncleRachel
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Clean, happy, helpful, make your own pancake breakfast, coffee always, cats, and marvelous guests to share the experiences of life.Even had a entertainment (4 piece band) with pizza, salmon and beer on tap. Thanks Jen for a memorable evening.

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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 4 days with my daughter before we joined a trip with an adventure company. Very cozy hostel. Has everything you need and we felt very safe. Workers very friendly and helpful about questions we had getting around town and things to do. The beds, bathrooms and kitchens were very clean. Had to sleep in tent outside the first...

Thank Natalie M
Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed July 31, 2016

My experience at Spenard was awesome! The location is convenient, the hostel itself is cozy and real, making me feel at home right away. The various lounge areas offer options for socializing, quiet space, etc. The staff and owner (houseparents) are incredible folks who make the whole experience more like visiting a friend's house than staying in a foreign place....

Thank trailhealer
Reviewed July 28, 2016

I arrived around Friday midnight when the front check ins are already closed but they kindly left the note at the door which indicated which room & bed for me to sleep. Staffs are very kind to answer all the questions I had. Beds are very comfy. I made myself there at home for my three night stay. Tunzy, the...

Thank Wonil K
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Before catching a flight home, we needed a shower to wash off the campfire smell. Sure enough, they are happy to give you the shower only option for $5 (included a towel). They were friendly, and it was clean. Thanks, Spenard.

Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great team and good place . tnks. Dobro je sve. On Serbian. Nije skupo. Dobio sam free food. Svaki piput bi se vratio. Bas je dobro nesto za mlade. Good place for young people. Nice bad. No shower good. And I couldn't make hot water :)

Thank Bojan S
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 99517-2830
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $33 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Spenard Hostel International Hotel Anchorage
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“excellent start point”
 of 5 bubbles aureo82, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“There hostel is split in Fem only dorm, Male only dorm, and co-ed to help you chose whatever makes you comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles MirandaDenise, Aug 6, 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are equally good. This is a Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles Aditya_RoyC, Jun 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are dorm room style.”
 of 5 bubbles Gen2shark, May 12, 2016 | Read review
“Close to airport;affordable”
 of 5 bubbles laathee, Mar 21, 2016 | Read review
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