Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, AK, United States, 99501show map
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Services

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

Internet

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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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Free parking

Free on-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Laundry
Meeting facilities

Business centre

No Smoking

Non-smoking property

Services

  • Laundry

Business

  • Business centre

Spa & Leisure

  • BBQ facilities

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Media

  • Television
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cots provided in a room. 
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Iditarod Properties IncIditarod Properties Inc3000 ft
Anchorage Historic PropertiesAnchorage Historic Properties3300 ft
Anchorage Museum of HistoryAnchorage Museum of History2000 ft
Anchorage Concert AssnAnchorage Concert Assn2700 ft
Alaska Junior TheaterAlaska Junior Theater3000 ft
Anchorage Festival of MusicAnchorage Festival of Music3300 ft
University of Alaska Small BusUniversity of Alaska Small Bus2700 ft
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Anchorage OperaAnchorage Opera4000 ft
Oscar Anderson HouseOscar Anderson House1.0 mi
Sullivan ArenaSullivan Arena4600 ft
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Getting around
Airports
Merrill Field (MRI)1.1 mi
Elmendorf Afb (EDF)3.2 mi
Train
Anchorage Historic Depot3000 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  44  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location is close to city center.

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    Thin walls; scanty furniture in private room.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Dirt, cold rooms and far from main attractions

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    - 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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Clean bed sheets every day.

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The people that I met there were all kind.

    no refund for leaving early due to travel changes.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    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!

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    All rooms without bathroom, no racks in private rooms

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cots provided in a room. 
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Merrill Field (MRI)1.1 mi
Elmendorf Afb (EDF)3.2 mi
Train
Anchorage Historic Depot3000 ft
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