Billie's Backpackers Hostel
Billie's Backpackers Hostel is Fairbanks' longest running, friendliest hostel. In operation since 1991, we are a family-run, home hostel.
Open YEAR-ROUND and with NO CURFEW, Billie’s is the perfect place to relax; to mingle with other world travelers; to use as a start or end point for your Alaskan adventure; or to simply linger and enjoy our midnight sun of Summer or our northern lights of Winter.
Primarily, we offer dormitory beds –with usually no more than 4 people to a room. We make every effort to separate the sexes, but during our busy summer months the arrangement may be CO-ED. All guests share bathrooms and common areas like our kitchen, dining spaces and hostel grounds.
We also offer private rooms, long-term stays, tent space and some other unique accommodations. Contact Billie directly to inquire about these.
Billie’s is ideally located within walking distance of the University of Alaska main campus, many shops, pubs, restaurants, bike trails and much more. After a short taxi ride from the airport or the train terminal, once here you can easily get around Fairbanks with access provided by our city bus – which stops just one block away from the hostel. We are also the main stop for shuttles that run from and between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Denali, Yukon and Arctic Circle/Prudhoe Bay. Most taxi and shuttle drivers know us: just ask them let you off at Billie’s! (See our website for more information on transportation.)
When you stay with us, we will provide you with:
• FREE Linens
• FREE WI-FI access
• FREE Bike use with locks (when available and at own risk)
• FREE Coffee/Tea/Chocolate
• FREE Hot Showers (NOT coin-op)
• FREE Storage
• FREE Parking
• FREE Phone (for local calls)
• Maps, books and info
• Barbecue and picnic facilities
• Coin Op Laundry
• NO CURFEW
Please note that while pets are not allowed, Billie does have a pet pug named “Franky” that likes to greet and mingle with guests in common areas; but he is not allowed in any of the sleeping areas.
Billie's Backpackers Hostel is a wonderfully warm, welcoming and accommodating place. You won't find a more comfortable, friendly hostel anywhere.
Upon arrival, Billie will provide you with a towel, all bed linens and a smile.
INCLUDED when you check in are coffee, tea, cocao, highspeed wi-fi, computer terminals, free bike use, free storage of your gear, phone, laundry facilities, picnic and bbq area, outdoor decks, books, movies, tents, and more.
UPPER LEVEL is where the rooms are located, along with a small common area and a bath/shower.
LOWER LEVEL: Common kitchen, two sitting/common areas, computers, phone, TV, Coffe/Tea. Main Bath/Shower.
There is a yard area with a deck, picnic tables, BBQ and firepit.
We also have a rustic unheated comfortable gazebo for $5 less (summer only). Walk to the main building to access facilities.
Please Note: we are a small home hostel and do not have a processing capability for credit cards - cash upon arrival please.
Please note: Billie as two pugs - Kubhala and Frankie. They are allowed into the hostel for SHORT visits on occasion. If you do not like small dogs, this may not be a comfortable place for you.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
If you are coming from Whitehorse, Denali, Dawson City, Anchorage or other locations by shuttle, ask your driver to drop you off here.
We are a 15 minute walk (5 min drive) from the depot. Cross the hwy to Danby Rd, walk down Danby to College Rd, make a left. Make a left on Westwood.
The hostel is located about 10 minutes by car (45 min walk) from the Fairbanks International Airport and a 10 minute drive from downtown Fairbanks.
Ask the Driver to take you to Billie's Backpackers on the corner of Westwood and Mack. The one-way fare should be about $16 from either the City Center, Airport or Rail Station.
BY CITY BUS
(google: Fairbanks MACS for local bus routes)
City bus service is MON-SAT. From the Bus Depot take the Blue Line towards the Univeristy. Get off at Westwood Way. Walk one block. First building on the left. Look for the international flags
From the City Center: (about a 25 minute walk). Walk North on Cushman until you come to College Road. Then left towards the University. Look for Westwood Way (about one mile after you pass by the State Fairgrounds). Left on Westwood. We are the first building on the left. a sign that says 'Billie's' and international flags flying marks the hostel.
(25 minute walk). towards town on Airport Road, left on University Ave., right on College, right on Westwood Way. First building on the left. A sign that says 'Billie's' and international flags flying over the hostel.
Hostel Address: 2895 Mack Blvd. Fairbanks, Ak .
The hostel is within easy walking distance of:
City Bus Stop (Red & Blue Lines ), University of Alaska-Main Campus, Farmers Market, Alaska State , Coffee Shop, Sports Center, Pubs, Restaurants, Walking and Bike Trails and much more.
A Short Bus Ride will get you to:
City Center, Musk Ox Farm, Botanical Gardens, Creamers Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, downtown Pubs, Sporting Goods, Restaurants, Pioneer Park, Shopping Centers, Chena River, Pioneer Park.