Alaska Backpackers Inn and Suites

2 stars
409 eagle street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.0
out of 5
1 reviews
Fair

This place is in a great location, blocks to downtown Anchorage and most things you want to do,... See full review

  • Traveler Single Female
  • Jul 24, 2013
Anchorages largest, most affordable, and newest HOSTEL!!!!! We are a HOSTEL (not a full service hotel) that offers discounted accommodations for all tastes and budgets. We offer the best value for your money in a clean, safe, fun and sociable environment. Save money to go on tours, backpacking, hiking, or whatever works for you!!! This is the perfect place to start your Alaskan Adventure. We are located in Downtown Anchorage. We are right around the corner from the train and bus station. All tourist activities, shops, restaurants and nightlife are located within walking distance. It doesnt get any better than that!!!! We offer private rooms with shared bathrooms (one bathroom and one small kitchenette per two rooms). Each private room has one queen bed, their own TV and micro-fridge. Our private single rooms are priced for just one person and our private doubles is actually the same room but priced for a couple. If you want more privacy and still get the best deal in town!!!! Today is your lucky day since we also provide full one bedroom private suites with full kitchens and bathrooms HOSTEL style. Our hostel also has a club house where travelers get to socialize and exchange adventures. We have a barbeque area with picnic tables and a fire pit for enjoying the great Alaskan summer. We encourage you to look for a better deal in the downtown area and you wont be able to find it!!!

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Alaska Backpackers Inn and Suites Rooms

Hostel Private Room
Our Hostel Private Rooms come with one queen bed and includes the most basic amenities like cable TV and a Micro-fridge. They are comfortable sized rooms with bright Alaskan decor. Guests can enjoy a small kitchenette and bathroom sharing it with only one other guest. These newly remodeled rooms are located in Backpackers Annex building.
Hostel Private Suite
Our hostel Private Suites come with one queen bed and includes a comfortable sitting area and are efficient with all necessary appliances, tv and free wireless. These are ideal for traveling families, people desiring privacy, or couples. An additional roll out type bed can be provided for additional cost. a comfortable sitting area and are efficient with all necessary appliances, tv and free wireless. These are ideal for traveling families, people desiring privacy, or couples. An additional roll out type bed can be provided for additional cost. These suites have been recently remodeled and have a bright Alaskan feel. They are located in our Annex Building just feet away from the main hostel and next to our lobby area.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • University of Alaska Anchorage: 2.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (1)

Ratings and reviews for Alaska Backpackers Inn and Suites

Overall score

2 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 1
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Review of Alaska Backpackers Inn and Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveler Single Female
Business
Pacific Northwest
Jul 24, 2013

Fair

This place is in a great location, blocks to downtown Anchorage and most things you want to do, which is great. I was able to walk every place including train station, food, tourist shops, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and its blocks from bike rentals. It was fine staying here especially for the price, but I could not recommend it to all people. I felt safe enough there but because it is on the cheaper end you get people from all walks of life, but you should expect this from a Hostel vs a 5 star hotel. If you have lower expectations you should be okay and overall it was “fine”. One issue was I had expected to have a private room, kitchen and bathroom; however it was only a private room. Sharing my bathroom was actually fine (but bring sandals) as I never saw the person, but I think the description of the amenities were a bit misleading. From the write up given, I expected to have my own bathroom so was surprised when I did not. The thing that did bother me and would bother many people was the smell in the room. A nicer room that did not smell would have made the trip more pleasant but on the other hand a nicer room would have been double the price and limited my ability to do other fun activities. If you can get over the smell, which you did get used to once you were there for a few minutes then you will be okay… or bring an air freshener! I would bring ear plugs, or you can buy them there for 50 cents along with other hygiene products, which was nice. The staff was friendly. I was able to check in late into the night, have them hold my bags before my flight and they called a taxi for me. I might stay here again if I were traveling alone because of the price, however if I was traveling with someone I would book a more expensive nicer room and split the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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