Spenard Hostel International

2845 W 42nd, Anchorage

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Spenard Hostel International


Overview of Hostel

In addition to our dormitory and camping accommodations, Spenard Hostel has a large yard with a barbecue and plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy during the long sunny days.

We have plenty of space to spread out, including 3 fully-stocked kitchens, 3 common areas (one for conversation, a library for

From Nights People


From the airport:
By car: You depart the airport onto International Airport Road, turn left at the light on Spenard Road. Go past the light on Wisconsin Ave, and turn left just past the McDonald' onto Turnagain Blvd. Make a quick left onto W 42nd Ave, and we are located halfway down the block on the right side in a green and purple building with a mural on the front.

By bus: Take the #7 inbound bus to the stop just past Spenard and Wisconsin across from the McDonald's (Anchorage bus drivers are very helpful--let them know you're going to the hostel.) From the bus stop, cross Spenard Road (there is an under street crossing if traffic is heavy) and continue onto Turnagain Blvd. Take the first left onto W 42nd Ave and walk halfway down the block to 2845, on the right side.

A taxi from the airport will cost $8-10..

Located near

Spenard Hostel is located on a quiet residential street in the historic Spenard neighborhood. We are the hostel nearest to the airport, with easy access to downtown as well as Anchorage's extensive trail system. Several parks, restaurants and bars are within walking distance, as well as scenic Lake Hood, the busiest water landing airport in the world.

Conditions & Policy

Age Restriction

Cancellation Policy: 2 days before arrival Reception Hours / Check In: Winter desk hours: 6 PM-10 PM, 7 days 24-hour check-in is always available, but ONLY with an advance, confirmed reservation. Check Out: 12.00 noon Method of Payment upon arrival: Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Cash. We no longer accept: Gold, Bitcoins, drugs or hookers for payment. (And perhaps we never did ;)) Hostel dormitories are tax-free in Anchorage. Work Exchange is sometimes available, but only to current paid guests. We look forward to serving you in this, our 30th season!