Pros and cons of staying at the Alaska Backpackers Inn
I stayed at the Alaska Backpackers Inn in June and July of 2008 for a total of nine nights. I have probably stayed in about a hundred hostels in my life and would rank the Alaska Backpackers Inn as being in the top half for sure. Given somewhat limited hostel choices in Anchorage it would be the wisest choice and that is what locals told me as well.
I found the hostel a little louder than most other hostels so I would have to recommend bringing ear plugs. Also, if you are visiting in the summer, make sure that you have eye covers because the sun will not be going down. Another downside is that the hostel is not wireless equipped although they do have a few pay as you go internet terminals ($6 per hour!!!).
A couple other pointers. The grocery store is a long ways away, through some shady parts of town. Also the hostel did not have any scheduled tours (not even a pub crawl night!).
Still, if in Anchorage again I would stay here again no problem, especially since they are affiliated with Hostelling International and provide rate discounts to members like me. For the wireless signal, you could go for lunch at a local coffee shop and stay online that way if you wish. [more]
Further Ratings (Average 3 of 5):
- Tripadvisor: 3.00 of 5
based on 221 reviews
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