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
Alaska Backpacker's Inn is Anchorage's newest backpacker's hostel. We are located in Downtown Anchorage only a few minutes walking distance from all that downtown has to offer. We are right around the corner from the train and Alaska direct bus stations. The hostel contains 80 beds broken into small dorms (No more than 6 beds per dorm) as well as private rooms. Private rooms include cable TV (80 channels plus showtime) and micro-fridges in each room. 2-share dorms have micro-fridges as well. Other facilities include cable TV in a large common area which also has a Foosball table, vending machines, reading room, kitchen, lots of clean spacious shared bathrooms, plus much more. This summer we are very exited to announce that have taken on the challenge of providing more private rooms due to the high demand! We will be offering updated rooms with an urban feel in our Annex building (less than one block away on the same street). We are now providing full one bedroom private suites with full kitchens and bathrooms. Our Annex building is in the midst of transforming this summer into a sister hostel for ABI. In the process, we have given all the rooms their own temperature (heat only) control gauge for individual comfort. With growth comes excitement and sometimes a bit of confusion. We look forward to and thank you for your business and patronage this summer. We are striving to meet as many of your needs as an economical and traveler friendly hostel can.

Hotel Map

61.2191 -149.875
Area served
Anchorage - Downtown Anchorage Area.
Nearby airports
They are a 15 minute drive from the Anchorage International Airport, There is an airport shuttle that will take you to/from the airport and hostel for $15 US per person, or you can take a cab for $20-$25 US.
Area description
Situated near the Anchorage International Airport, in the city center, they are close to Alaska State Troopers Museum, Anchorage Historic City Hall, and Egan Civic and Convention Center. Also nearby are Sullivan Arena and Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

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Alaska Backpackers Inn and Suites Rooms

Hostel Private Room
Hostel Private Room with one queen bed includes all the basic amenities. 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
Hostel Private Suite with one queen bed 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 new up and coming Annex Building just feet away from the main hostel.

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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