Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99501  show map
 2 stars
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Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables


Self-service laundry


Television in lobby

Meeting facilities

Business center


The 2 star Alaska Backpackers Inn offers a budget accommodation with 98 rooms to stay in.

The hotel is about 1450 meters from Mulcahy Stadium. The venue is set 20 minutes' walk from Anchorage center.

Dena\'ina Civic & Convention Center is 1150 meters from the hotel and Mulcahy Stadium is about 1450 meters away.

Guests can reach Alaska Backpackers Inn by car from Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport in 15 minutes.


The property comprises of individual rooms appointed with individual climate control, pay television, a kitchenette, a personal computer and a writing table. They offer bathrooms fitted with a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Offering American and Japanese meals, Country Kitchen is around 250 meters away.


Such facilities as free parking, a designated smoking area and a cash machine are available on-site.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   98.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff


  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms


  • Television

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Children above
0 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
There are no cribs provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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hotel Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage Anchorage location
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Hotel Address:

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99501

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City Center
  • Anchorage
    4600 ft
Train Stations
  • Anchorage Historic Depot
    3000 ft
  • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
    600 ft
  • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Train stations

Shopping areas

Historical sites

  • Alaska Railroad Depot2300 ft
  • Anchorage Historic Properties3300 ft


  • Arctic Winds Art Gallery Studio1400 ft
  • Wolf Song of Alaska1700 ft
  • Anchorage Museum2000 ft
  • Anchorage Museum of History2000 ft
  • Sitka Summer Music Festival2300 ft
  • Kolstad Gallery2300 ft
  • Alaska Public Lands Information2700 ft
  • Anchorage Concert Assn2700 ft
  • International Gallery of Art3000 ft
  • Alaska Junior Theater3000 ft
  • Anchorage Festival of Music3300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Alaska Baptist Native Church1400 ft
  • University of Alaska Small Bus2700 ft


Air business related

  • Wellenstein Northern Flight400 ft

Local attractions

  • Resolution Park5100 ft
    300 L St
  • Port of Anchorage1.5 mi
    2000 Anchorage Port Road
  • Westchester Lagoon 1.6 mi
    1824 W 15th Ave
  • Oscar Anderson House Museum1.0 mi
    420 M St
  • Wells Fargo History Museum1.6 mi
    301 W Northern Lights Blvd

Near the hotel

  • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center2200 ft
    625 C St
  • Alaska Law Enforcement Museum 2000 ft
    245 W 5th Ave
  • Alaska Railroad Depot2700 ft
    411 W 1st Ave
  • Alaska Experience Theatre 2400 ft
    333 W 4th Ave
  • Imaginarium Discovery Center1900 ft
    Anchorage Museum 625 C Street
  • Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery2000 ft
    535 E 9th Ave
  • The Ulu Factory2400 ft
    211 W Ship Creek Ave

Restaurants nearby

  • Polar Bar600 ft

    Address: 507 E 5th Ave

    73% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Country Kitchen700 ft

    Address: 346 East 5th Avenue

    50% likes this, based on 18 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Jade Steak and Seafood1000 ft

    Address: 401 E 6th Ave

    71% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • La Cabana700 ft

    Address: 312 E 4th Ave.
    Phone: (907) 272-0135

    76% likes this, based on 63 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Dami Japanese Restaurant900 ft

    Address: 642 E 5th Ave
    Phone: 907-274-5210

    76% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Alaska Backpackers Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Alaska Backpackers Inn

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Based on 41 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    Location is close to city center.

    Very basic minimal hostel style room. Not the cleanest but okay for a short stay.

  • Group of friends

    Very good location, nearly in the city center. Very friendly hotel staff. Everything was as I expected. Good place to start your Alaska experience.

  • Single

    The location was ok.

    I´m not a complaining person and have been in backpackers before but I regret to have to say that the hotel was extremely dirty. Besides the staff was careless, lazy and unprofessional, which may be due because of the inefficient management.

  • Single

    Great price for Alaska. Good location. Very clean restrooms.

    Thin walls; scanty furniture in private room.

  • Single

    Booked a double bed room [double deck]. The management didn't inform me that theres another customer coming to share the spare bed. Its was an awkward scene when he popped open the door. Will be good to have more toilets

  • Single

    Dirt, cold rooms and far from main attractions

  • Single

    - Good location - relatively quiet and safe area, just 10 min. Off downtown anchorage (walking distance). - OK price/quality (for Alaska, that's it). - Helpful and supportive staff (though not always friendly). - Mini-fridge in each room. - Decent restaurants, take-away stalls, etc, just 2 blocks away.

    - Dirty and permanently soggy shared bathrooms. - Overall rundown and makeshift furniture, facilities, etc. Strives hard to get that quaint "mountain hut" appearance, but it just fails at it. - Stuffy and smelly bedrooms. - WiFi Internet access didn't work at all in the basement rooms. I had to go upstairs to get good reception. - One of the glass panes of my double-glazed window was broken. There were sharp shards all over the place.

  • Group of friends

    We enjoyed our base at the backpackers particularly the downstairs which was warm and spacious. We came and went several times being part of an intrepid tour. Having access to the internet was also a big plus.

    A problem I had at the backpackers was the slowness of the desk staff when checking in. It could have been the computer programme but we were booked in the 3 times we came to the Alaska Inn and there was a big delay in sorting rooms. Being booked in and not casual visitors should have been straight forward.

  • Single

    Clean bed sheets every day.

    Only one women's bath/toilet on our floor.

  • Single

    The people that I met there were all kind.

    no refund for leaving early due to travel changes.

  • Single

    To many transients stay here. No backpackers just crazies and homeless people who hit the pan handle lotto.

  • Single

    The Backpackers Inn was cozy and comfortable. I really enjoyed my brief stay and was thrilled to find a laundry room, kitchen, and relaxing "living room" space downstairs. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    The front desk could definitely be more friendly. One particular person, guy with long hair, was really unpleasant and seemed to be there a lot.

  • Couple

    Staff is really nice:) We also liked paintings on the walls. And books on the shelves, and games in the living room. Lots of space, good location and all this for a very reasonable price. Thank you!

  • Couple

    Nice and helpful staff, free internet access, laundry and kitchen facilities

    All rooms without bathroom, no racks in private rooms

  • Single

    Location and rate

    The hotel management did not honor my reservation. Even though I had made the reservation for a full week, they changed me three times of room and one of them since I was out the staff went into my room in my absence and removed all my belongings without notice or cause. When I inquired, all they had to say was "We are sorry, we thought you were not staying any longer" - but I had made myself crystal clear that I was staying for a full week from the beginning and the reservation said so. Other issues: uncleanliness and lack of good heating in rooms (it's Alaska). Unbelievably unprofessional, even when considering it is a hostel.

How to reach hotel

hotel Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage Anchorage location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, Alaska, United States, 99501

Get directions
City Center
  • Anchorage
    4600 ft
Train Stations
  • Anchorage Historic Depot
    3000 ft
  • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
    600 ft
  • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: