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Spenard Hostel International

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank James H
HostelBill, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

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

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I've now been to Spenard three times in the past two years, and I plan on returning. - About 2 blocks from the bus, so easy transport from the airport. - Staff is very friendly... always willing provide tips and advice on how to enjoy your stay. - If you're checking in late, access is available after hours. - Multiple...

Thank clem20152017
HostelBill, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and the kind words. Safe Travels.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I was extremely fortunate to stay at this hostel. It was my first time as a solo traveler and my first time at a hostel. This place was fantastic; wonderful, helpful houseparents, cool communal atmosphere, safe environment, and excellent amenities. I work while I travel and the wi-fi was fast and reliable. They do their best to make you feel...

Thank Allana196
HostelBill, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! One advantage for us in the winter is we have more time to visit and get to know people better. It was great having you stay with us. Thank you again for the review. The first review of 2017 and for the new management!

Rubi, Spain
Reviewed 8 September 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 19 August 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...

Thank Roger J
Victorville, California
Reviewed 7 August 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...

1Thank MirandaDenise
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 6 August 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 4 August 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 3 August 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 31 July 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

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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
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: RM108 - RM285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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“excellent start point”
aureo82, 7 Sep 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.”
MirandaDenise, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are equally good. This is a Hostel”
Aditya_RoyC, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are dorm room style.”
Gen2shark, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Close to airport;affordable”
laathee, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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