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Spenard Hostel International

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Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Say hello to the cats when you visit this hostel! Its a good place to chill with plenty of room to lounge and make food. Pots and pans are good, and the outdoor space with a fire is a good place for the evenings.

Thank skiigod
Monett, Missouri
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Cheap place to stay, very eclectic. Twice I have flown into Anchorage in the evening, and started my adventures the next day, so I stayed here. Hot shower, bunk beds, close to the airport, and cheaper than a hotel.

Thank Gen2shark
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Truth worthy and friendly staff and environment. Clean and wholesome. The bathroom was clean, which I liked. Definitely would go back again!!!!! The staff was a little difficult to find with any questions. That would be my only complaint.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Great place to stay! Impeccably clean, well maintained, and high level of professionalism from the staff. Jen(proprietor) gave me all the information I wanted about the area, and was just generally super cool! Could not ask for much more. There is a cat- I love cats, but watch out if you have allergies. Only negative? No gear lockers for larger...

Thank Bill C
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay! Stop back and see us again sometime!

Reviewed 22 March 2016

Very close to airport;Walkable distance to gas station for quick groceries and other couple of fast food options.Affordable ,fun place and with lots of unique charm to it. Front desk staff/caretaker was extremely helpful and friendly with lots of local knowledge/insights. No qualms for coming back again.

Thank laathee
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This hostel was affordable and a fun stay. There was one bus that can take you downtown and to the airport, plus the bus stop is maybe a block away. Great area and nice warm atmosphere in the hostel. They so have two cats though, one stays in the basement and the other likes to chat. Hopefully nobody is allergic!

1Thank Samantha M
Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Spenard hostel is a cozy little place with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff was full of useful information and helpful to the travelers there. They seem to genuinely care about guests, and the experience there is what hosteling should be. There are stores and restaurants close by, and the hostel is just a short trip by bus to...

Thank AK_Traveller49
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience some of the great restaurants in the area!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Very close to the airport might not be a good leading reason to stay here, but it was the primary reason we selected it. Our flights arrived late in the evening and this was one of the only hostels that allowed for late night arrival. There is parking directly out front and a key code for entry. We found a...

Thank lianelau
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we do have 24 hour check in available as long as you have a reservation. We are in the process of upgrading our bunks right now. It's a multi year project, but we're getting rid of the creakiest ones first. :)

Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is a very hospitable hostel in a convenient location. The staff is awesome, and very helpful. There's a bus stop and a car rental location nearby, as well as food options, and a grocery store not too far away. The common areas of the hostel are very fun to hang out in, and you will likely find new friends...

1Thank ProblemGirl
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

We hope you make it to Anchorage again one day, and we're glad to hear that you made some new friends! It's our favorite part of living and working at a hostel!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Even though we were coming at a very late hour, there was someone to great us and ensure that we had a lovely night stay. The restroom was a bit old, but served its function. The location was in a very residential location.

Thank letopho
jen_from_spenard, Owner at Spenard Hostel International, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We do work on making updates to the facilities every year, and are hoping to tile and remodel two of our four bathrooms by the end of 2016.

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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: $32 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
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Spenard Hostel International Hotel Anchorage
Spenard Hostel International Anchorage, Alaska
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“excellent start point”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles MirandaDenise, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are equally good. This is a Hostel”
 of 5 bubbles Aditya_RoyC, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are dorm room style.”
 of 5 bubbles Gen2shark, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Close to airport;affordable”
 of 5 bubbles laathee, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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