Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage

409 Eagle Street ;, Anchorage, 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
 Smoking

Smoking allowed in designated areas

Overview

Alaska Backpackers Inn is a 2-star property only 750 meters from Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Egan Civic & Convention Center and Port of Anchorage.

Nestled in the heart of Anchorage and a 15-minute walk from Anchorage Historic Depot train station. Just 2 km from the center of Anchorage known for Dena ina Civic Convention Center.

Schools and museums are set within walking distance.

Alaska Backpackers Inn is within a 10-minute drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport.

Rooms

All 98 individual guestrooms at this property feature free Wi-Fi, a dressing area, a mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea makers and a kitchen. Other comforts include a microwave and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

La Cabana and Polar Bar are within a 5-minute walk away.

Services

The hotel offers free parking, a cash machine and a baggage storage and such services as 24-hour reception, housekeeping and laundry.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   98.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Smoking allowed in designated areas
  • Multilingual staff
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Carte blanche

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining table

Media

  • Television
  • In-room computer

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

409 Eagle Street ;, Anchorage, United States, 99501

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City Center
  • Anchorage
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Anchorage Historic Depot
    3000 ft
Restaurants
  • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
    600 ft
  • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
    700 ft
Parks
  • Alaska Botanical Garden
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    98

Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room - Non-refundable
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 165 sq. feet
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This room includes a twin or full size bed, a cable TV, a micro-fridge, and linens. A shared bathroom is located in the main hallway. Towels are provided by the front desk and may require a deposit. Please note: For security purposes this room only opens with a key card instated by the front desk personnel.

Room facilities
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    Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Bed in shared room
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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    Boasting free Wi-Fi, this room is equipped with cable TV. It includes a micro-fridge, linens, and individual lockers for valuables. (Locks not provided) The bathrooms, kitchen, day room and laundry room are shared between all guests. Towels, hairdryers, irons and other amenities are provided upon request and may require a deposit. Extra shampoo and soap is old at the front desk. Please note: The 4-beds are set up as a dormitory; you will be sharing the room with up to three other backpackers including yourself.There are female or male dorm rooms - NO MIXED DORMS except if you travel in a group of 4 and book all beds under the same name. Please note: For security purposes this room only opens with a key card instated by the front desk personnel.

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage Anchorage location
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      Hotel Address:

      409 Eagle Street ;, Anchorage, United States, 99501

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Anchorage
        4600 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Anchorage Historic Depot
        3000 ft
      Restaurants
      • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
        600 ft
      • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
        700 ft
      Parks
      • Alaska Botanical Garden
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        98

      Alaska Backpackers Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Train stations

      Convention centers

      Shopping areas

      Historical sites

      • Alaska Railroad Depot - 2300 ft
      • Anchorage Historic Properties - 3300 ft

      Museums

      • Arctic Winds Art Gallery Studio - 1400 ft
      • Wolf Song of Alaska - 1700 ft
      • Anchorage Museum of History - 2000 ft
      • Sitka Summer Music Festival - 2300 ft
      • Kolstad Gallery - 2300 ft
      • Alaska Public Lands Information - 2700 ft
      • Anchorage Concert Assn - 2700 ft
      • International Gallery of Art - 3000 ft
      • Alaska Junior Theater - 3000 ft
      • Anchorage Festival of Music - 3300 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Alaska Baptist Native Church - 1400 ft
      • University of Alaska Small Bus - 2700 ft

      Theaters

      Air business related

      • Wellenstein Northern Flight - 400 ft

      Local attractions

      • Resolution Park - 5000 ft
        300 L St, Anchorage
      • Port of Anchorage - 1.3 mi
        2000 Anchorage Port Road, Anchorage
      • Wells Fargo History Museum - 1.7 mi
        301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage
      • Valley of the Moon Park - 1.2 mi
        1748 H St, Anchorage
      • Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery - 1.6 mi
        Anchorage, AK

      Near the hotel

      • Alaska Botanical Garden - 1000 ft
        4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage
      • Alaska Law Enforcement Museum - 2100 ft
        245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage
      • Ship Creek - 2500 ft
        150 E Whitney Rd, Anchorage
      • Delaney Park Strip - 3000 ft
        300 West Ninth Ave, Anchorage
      • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center - 2500 ft
        625 C Street, Anchorage
      • Alaska Veterans Museum - 2400 ft
        333 W 4th Ave STE 227, Anchorage
      • Alaska Railroad Depot - 2800 ft
        411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage

      Restaurants nearby

      • Polar Bar - 600 ft

        Address: 507 E 5th Ave

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

      • Country Kitchen - 700 ft

        Address: 346 East 5th Avenue

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

      • Jade Steak and Seafood - 1000 ft

        Address: 401 E 6th Ave

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

      • La Cabana - 700 ft

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

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

      • Dami Japanese Restaurant - 900 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:
        98
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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
      Good
      Based on 41 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        Location is close to city center.

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

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        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
        3.8

        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
        7.4

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

        Thin walls; scanty furniture in private room.

      • Single
        5.0

        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
        4.6

        Dirt, cold rooms and far from main attractions

      • Single
        5.8

        - 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
        7.4

        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
        6.6

        Clean bed sheets every day.

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

      • Single
        7.4

        The people that I met there were all kind.

        no refund for leaving early due to travel changes.

      • Single
        5.0

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

      • Single
        8.8

        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
        9.6

        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
        7.4

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

        All rooms without bathroom, no racks in private rooms

      • Single
        5.0

        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, United States, 99501

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Anchorage
        4600 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Anchorage Historic Depot
        3000 ft
      Restaurants
      • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
        600 ft
      • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
        700 ft
      Parks
      • Alaska Botanical Garden
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        98