Spenard Hostel International

2845 W 42nd, Anchorage, USA, Distance from city centre: 4.5km

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Rating: 58%from 3 reviews

  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 60%Staff
  • 60%Security
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 53%Location
  • 66%Value for money
  • 53%Facilities
In addition to our dormitory and camping accommodations, Spenard Hostel has a large yard with a barbecue and plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy during the long sunny days.

We are happy to offer free coffee, tea, and hot cocoa, as well as make-it-yourself breakfast (pancake/waffle mix, syrup, and oatmeal) and often host potluck dinners, just let us know if you are interested.

We have plenty of space to spread out, including 3 fully-stocked kitchens, 3 common areas (one for conversation, a library for book exchange and using computers, and a TV room) and 4 private, home-style bathrooms.

We are happy to offer bike rentals to help you further explore the city's extensive, paved, bike paths. Our coin operated laundry includes free detergent. We provide free high-speed WI-FI and have a pay kiosk computer available.

Free lockers (space available) are available to our guests, as well as inexpensive long-term storage if you need to leave some things behind while exploring Alaska.

We also offer a bear spray and camp fuel exchange. You can't take it with you so you may as well help out a fellow traveler! And we host what one guest called 'the best free-bin in the state of Alaska.'

Cancellation Policy:
2 days before arrival

Reception Hours / Check In:
Our front desk is open from 8 AM to 11 PM.

24-hour check-in is always available, but ONLY with an advance, confirmed reservation.

Check Out: 12.00 noon

Method of Payment upon arrival: Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Cash.
We no longer accept: Gold, Bitcoins, drugs or hookers for payment. (And perhaps we never did ;))

Breakfast is included.
Hostel dormitories are tax-free in Anchorage.

Work Exchange is sometimes available, but only to current paid guests.

We look forward to serving you in this, OUR 30TH SEASON!

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Dryer
  • DVDs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Cancellation Policy:
2 days before arrival

Reception Hours / Check In:
Our front desk is open from 8 AM to 11 PM.

24-hour check-in is always available, but ONLY with an advance, confirmed reservation.

Check Out: 12.00 noon

Method of Payment upon arrival: Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Cash.
We no longer accept: Gold, Bitcoins, drugs or hookers for payment. (And perhaps we never did ;))

Breakfast is included.
Hostel dormitories are tax-free in Anchorage.

Work Exchange is sometimes available, but only to current paid guests.

We look forward to serving you in this, OUR 30TH SEASON!

Directions
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From the airport:
By car: You depart the airport onto International Airport Road, turn left at the light on Spenard Road. Go past the light on Wisconsin Ave, and turn left just past the McDonald' onto Turnagain Blvd. Make a quick left onto W 42nd Ave, and we are located halfway down the block on the right side in a green and purple building with a mural on the front.

By bus: Take the #7 inbound bus to the stop just past Spenard and Wisconsin across from the McDonald's (Anchorage bus drivers are very helpful--let them know you're going to the hostel.) From the bus stop, cross Spenard Road (there is an under street crossing if traffic is heavy) and continue onto Turnagain Blvd. Take the first left onto W 42nd Ave and walk halfway down the block to 2845, on the right side.

A taxi from the airport will cost $8-10.

Located Near

Spenard Hostel is located on a quiet residential street in the historic Spenard neighborhood. We are the hostel nearest to the airport, with easy access to downtown as well as Anchorage's extensive trail system. Several parks, restaurants and bars are within walking distance, as well as scenic Lake Hood, the busiest water landing airport in the world.

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