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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This place is the reason I have always truly enjoyed staying at hostels, whether abroad, or in my own country like in this case. As soon as I stepped through the front door (which is coded so you have to call when you arrive), I found an embracing and enormously welcoming environment. I stayed here for almost a week and did not have any issues whatsoever, my fellow hostelers were always friendly and the ladies who worked here helped with anything I needed. It is a fair distance outside of downtown, but the bus stop is just around the corner and UBER and LYFT also are running now. As you can tell from the majority of the reviews for this place, you will likely also have a very memorable time.

  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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1  Thank Whit B
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Evan F, General Manager at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Spenard Hostel. We try to make the hostel feel like home, so it is always nice to hear that what we are doing makes others feel welcome. Come back to visit us any time!

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Room is nice and clean. Well run hostel. The front desk staff are awesome ! Shout out to Maria, Alvin and Chelsea! They are super friendly and helpful! If you are a solo traveler and want to check out the nightlife in town, they will point you to the right direction...and Ask Maria the Williwaw :)

  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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1  Thank Andy G
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Evan F, General Manager at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Andy, you legend!! So great to meet you and have you at the hostel even just for a short visit! Stay in touch!

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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

There are new lands, new people, new thoughts. For some, including myself, I came to alaska with the expectation of discovering these new 'things' in what many refer to as "the final frontier" of America. What I did not expect was to discover that all these things could be found within the confines of my hostel, the best hostel in anchorage.

The Spenard hostel, the best hostel in anchorage, is a microcosm of the Alaskan experience: you will meet the friendliest people from all walks of life, share in the sorrow and triumphs of their travels, and grieve when they depart, but only for a few minutes, as their place will be taken by someone just as interesting and fun as the last (because this is the Spenard, the best hostel in anchorage, where the spirits are lively and ever replenished).

Also just a really friendly and collaborative environment. 10/10 staff.

-bot nob dylan

Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Evan F, General Manager at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thanks for staying with us and the kind review! We can't wait to see how your summer unfolds and wish you the best of luck, Robbie!

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Spenard Hostel International has been an amazing experience as a base camp in Anchorage. I've spent a long weekend traveling to Talkeetna and to Alyeska resort and has been very convenient. It's warm, clean and the staff very attentive. It's close to the airport and have space in front of the house to park the car, although if you plan to move with public transport the stop isn't far from the hostel. The kitchen is available (with free coffee in the morning) as well as the fridge for your own foods, and the dormitories are comfortable. Happy to discover this nice place!

  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jordi V
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HostelBill, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thanks for the review Jordi. Come back and stay with us again anytime.

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Rooms were clean and smelled fine, good, clean linens. WiFi was a tad spotty but it's free. Gas range and enough kitchen tools, plenty of free oatmeal and spices. Rates good, owner and help super friendly and sharp. Close enough to walk to full grocery, block away frim mini-mart.

Stayed two days, had a great experience.

Stayed: April 2017, traveled solo
1  Thank James H
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HostelBill, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

James! Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate it and thanks for staying with us.

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