Hostels in Anchorage, USA

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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

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?

A hostel in Anchorage costs on average $45 for a dorm. A hostel in Anchorage with private rooms costs on average $100.
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Your Packing List for Anchorage

Your Packing List for Anchorage

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
7 Total number of hostels
$45 Average dorm price
$100 Average private room price
$43 Cheapest hostel in Anchorage
Base Camp Anchorage is the cheapest
7.6 Average rating of all hostels

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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!

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