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
Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Television in lobby

All inclusive

Carte blanche

Overview

The budget Alaska Backpackers Inn offers a free car park, a designated smoking place and a cash machine.

The hotel is situated in the heart of Anchorage and within a 20-minute walk of Resolution Park, Sullivan Arena and Mann Leiser Memorial Greenhouses. Alaska Backpackers Inn is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Anchorage.

Anchorage Historic Depot train station is 10 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is about 10 minutes' drive from Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport, which is 10 km away.

Rooms

This property offers 98 individual guestrooms complete with cable TV, a personal computer, coffee/tea makers, a dining area and complimentary wireless internet. Some rooms have the garden view. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Country Kitchen and Dami Japanese Restaurant are about 250 meters from the property.

Services

Guests can avail of 24-hour front desk, 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

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

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Media

  • Television

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. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Alaska Backpackers Inn - Anchorage Anchorage location
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Hotel Address:

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, United States, 99501

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City Center
  • Anchorage
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Anchorage Historic Depot
    900 m
Restaurants
  • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
    170 m
  • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 m
Parks
  • Alaska Botanical Garden
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    98

Rooms and availability

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
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Anchorage Historic Depot
    900 m
Restaurants
  • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
    170 m
  • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 m
Parks
  • Alaska Botanical Garden
    300 m
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 - 700 m
  • Anchorage Historic Properties - 1.0 km

Museums

  • Arctic Winds Art Gallery Studio - 400 m
  • Wolf Song of Alaska - 500 m
  • Anchorage Museum of History - 600 m
  • Sitka Summer Music Festival - 700 m
  • Kolstad Gallery - 700 m
  • Alaska Public Lands Information - 800 m
  • Anchorage Concert Assn - 800 m
  • International Gallery of Art - 900 m
  • Alaska Junior Theater - 900 m
  • Anchorage Festival of Music - 1.0 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Alaska Baptist Native Church - 400 m
  • University of Alaska Small Bus - 800 m

Theaters

Air business related

  • Wellenstein Northern Flight - 100 m

Local attractions

  • Resolution Park - 1.5 km
    300 L St, Anchorage
  • Port of Anchorage - 2.2 km
    2000 Anchorage Port Road, Anchorage
  • Wells Fargo History Museum - 2.7 km
    301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage
  • Valley of the Moon Park - 1.9 km
    1748 H St, Anchorage
  • Elmendorf State Fish Hatchery - 2.6 km
    Anchorage, AK

Near the hotel

  • Alaska Botanical Garden - 300 m
    4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage
  • Alaska Law Enforcement Museum - 630 m
    245 W 5th Ave, Anchorage
  • Ship Creek - 760 m
    150 E Whitney Rd, Anchorage
  • Delaney Park Strip - 910 m
    300 West Ninth Ave, Anchorage
  • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center - 740 m
    625 C Street, Anchorage
  • Alaska Veterans Museum - 720 m
    333 W 4th Ave STE 227, Anchorage
  • Alaska Railroad Depot - 850 m
    411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage

Restaurants nearby

  • Polar Bar - 170 m

    Address: 507 E 5th Ave

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

  • Country Kitchen - 210 m

    Address: 346 East 5th Avenue

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

  • Jade Steak and Seafood - 280 m

    Address: 401 E 6th Ave

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

  • La Cabana - 200 m

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

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

  • Dami Japanese Restaurant - 250 m

    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
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Hotel Address:

409 Eagle Street, Anchorage, United States, 99501

Get directions
City Center
  • Anchorage
    1.4 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Anchorage Historic Depot
    900 m
Restaurants
  • Polar Bar (cuisine: American)
    170 m
  • La Cabana (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 m
Parks
  • Alaska Botanical Garden
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    98