8 Hostels in Anchorage, USA

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Anchorage, USA. You can choose from 8 Anchorage hostels. In total, there are 9 cheap places to stay in Anchorage such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $38 for a dorm.

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Anchorage Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Anchorage, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Hostels in Anchorage for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Anchorage for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Anchorage? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Anchorage alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Anchorage. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Anchorage (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Anchorage. To help you make friends with Anchorage before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Anchorage is teaming with life and nature. It's the only real city for quite a long ways and as such is a magnet of arts, shopping, commerce, and all those other city things. Get your errands done, should you need to stock up on anything, before you head out to the Alaskan wilderness, or just indulge in food, drink, and the arts. The city covers a rather large peninsula and sprawls out from the waters of the Cook Inlet to the hometown Chugach State Park. Get outdoors and hike and bike around, there are plenty of trails. Or take the bus, or easily drive.

The people of Anchorage are perhaps a bit reserved, but a certainly a diverse group, each with their own long story -- many aren't from around here. Take the opportunity to visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and better acquaint yourself with indigenous Alaska.

There's a selection of hostels in Anchorage. When planning a trip here, consider what you want to do here -- the town is expensive and Anchorage hostels are a fine way to make your trip more affordable. For those wanting to get out in nature, anywhere will do. Though if you're looking to enjoy a bit of the "urban" flair look for something near Midtown (for dining and nightlife) or just Downtown. Anchorage hostels will take care of you well, and are very eager to get you out in nature or off to the the sites -- just let them know what you're into.

Written by local enthusiast for Anchorage hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Anchorage hostels Carl

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Talkeetna Talkeetna (123 Km / 77 mi.)
Seward Seward (126 Km / 78 mi.)

FAQ about Anchorage Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Anchorage. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Anchorage. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Anchorage Hostels

A hostel in Anchorage costs on average $38 for a dorm. A hostel in Anchorage with private rooms costs on average $79.

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Travel Tips for Anchorage - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Anchorage. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Anchorage. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

There are lots of exciting things to do in Anchorage -- the Anchorage Museum, Zoo, historical walk downtown, ULU factory, walk or bike the coastal trail. Taste some great food at restaurants downtown. Bring warm and cold clothes, and mosquito spray too!

David Baldwin

Anchorage is a world class city. One of my 5 favorite cities in the US.


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Your Packing List for Anchorage

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Anchorage and USA.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Anchorage