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Billie's Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a great spot! I was in Fairbanks to try and catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Billie's is a short walk from a great open spot, perfect for viewing the lights. The hostel was clean and inviting, sort of like staying with family. Billie offered great suggestions on things to do while in Fairbanks, which we used and really feel like we experienced the highlights of the city. She was also kind enough to share some of her family history and experience in Fairbanks. She is a delightful lady who made our visit so much better. Thanks Billie!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank KimEC
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed at the hostel during the solstice. It was unusually hot and the dorm room did suffer as a result. The bunks were comfortable and the room clean. The bathrooms were clean. There is a small kitchen which was reasonably well stocked with equipment and a small dining and seating area. This is a small hostel with a homely feel - there are two small dogs, so be aware should you have allergies. The owner Billie was pleasant during our interactions. There is a local bus stop, which means getting about isn't hard.
This is not a luxurious, or super modern hostel, but it does grow on you and I had a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Billie really has a great thing going here. Her peaceful demeanor mixed with the tranquility of both her home and the surrounding woods gives the feeling that your staying at a good friends house or even a family members I cant wait to come back and stay another night or two. -Gabriel

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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12  Thank Gabriel L
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I stayed at Billies for two weeks while working in Fairbanks. I felt right at home. Billie creates a very relaxed and accommodating atmosphere. Friendly staff, international community, free wifi, and a comfortable kitchen all contributed to a great stay. I will stay at Billie's any time I'm in Fairbanks!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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6  Thank Flynn M
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

we only stayed there one night and it is a wonderful place, home from home, very clean and great wifi. friendly and helpful loved it would go back and stay there again.
we also had the 9 year old beauiful girl who ives near give a harp recital brilliant,

Room Tip: we had the room with the 2 bunk beds in lovely sleep
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank mandy m
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed with Billie & Art for 12 days on business in 84 degrees but everyone at the hostel was cool. Good international mix of folks moving thru the place as relocators or travellers. Could choose 4x bunk rooms, tent, glass house, or even a teepee. If there's a d downside, it's being moved around for other larger parties to stay together. Overall friendly, clean, & well maintained. And get to know the handyman & his dog Ringo . . .

  • Stayed: August 2013
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5  Thank MrSmitcher
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I've stayed there twice, and I would come back any time. Billie is a lovely and caring host, and Art was really nice, too.
They let me use the bike, and all the other guests were very friendly folks.
Kitchen and bathrooms were clean.
Altogether, there was nothing to complain about.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
5  Thank Vince B
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Additional Information about Billie's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 2895 Mack Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4006
Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Fairbanks
Price Range: $35 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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