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Featured Hostels in Anchorage

Arctic Adventure Hostel
2 out of 5
337 West 33rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK
The price is $39 per night

Located in Midtown Anchorage, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Arctic Benson Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Alaska - Anchorage and Alaska Airlines ...

3.9/5Good! (46 reviews)

"Very nice, clean and quiet hostel good to relax and do your own thing. Option to do your laundry and make your own meal in a big kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Arctic Adventure Hostel
Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Midtown
2 out of 5
3104 Eide Street, Anchorage, AK
The price is $139 per night

Located in Midtown Anchorage, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Wells Fargo Alaska Heritage Library and Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Alaska ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (63 reviews)
Great stay in Anchorage

"John was an excellent host. We arrived late around 10:30 PM and he greeted us at the parking lot and walked my husband and I to our room. We had a full kitchen, bath, bedroom and living room. Wal-Mart is 2 blocks away and the next morning we stocked up on food for the week. Stayed 2 nights at Bent ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Midtown
Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Downtown
2 out of 5
700 H Street, Anchorage, AK
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Located in Downtown Anchorage, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Bootlegger Cove and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Port of Anchorage. Holy Family Cathedral and Dena'ina ...

3.5/5Good! (89 reviews)
Decent budget hostel

"I stayed in Anchorage as my launch point to Denali and Seward/Kenai Fjords. It was good to be able to extend my stay and book the female dorm last minute in the days in between my trips. The manager, John, splits his time between the midtown location and downtown, and I found he was the most helpful ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Downtown
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Other property types in Anchorage

The Lakefront Anchorage
The Lakefront Anchorage
3.5 out of 5
4800 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK
The price is $135 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"I always love staying at The Lakefront Anchorage for the views, affordability, and cleanliness."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

The Lakefront Anchorage
Alyeska Resort
Alyeska Resort
4 out of 5
1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK
The price is $190 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,202 reviews)

"This was a great place to stay with lots of nice hiking near by."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Alyeska Resort
Comfort Suites Anchorage International Airport
Comfort Suites Anchorage International Airport
2.5 out of 5
2919 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK
The price is $125 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,006 reviews)

"Nice and clean place. Would definitely recommend staying here."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Comfort Suites Anchorage International Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in Anchorage, a hostel in town might be a great choice. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social atmosphere

Hostels are a great way to stay in Anchorage for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its museums, and the mountain views create an appealing natural setting.

Hostels in Anchorage

Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first:

Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Downtown - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance.

Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Midtown - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk.

Arctic Adventure Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Anchorage?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's a little information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and June, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 40° F and nighttime temperatures average 8° F
  • April-June: 67° F is the daytime average and 24° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 68° F and nighttime averages are around 37° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 50° F during the day and 10° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 17.64 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Anchorage?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might like these places:

Top Sights
  • Sullivan Arena
  • Kincaid Park
Natural Features
  • Town Square Municipal Park
  • The Rooftop
  • Delaney Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Alaska Experience Theatre
  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
  • Log Cabin Visitor Information Center

In general, Anchorage is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Glaciers
  • Festivals
  • Parks
  • Art

How to Get to Anchorage and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), situated 4.2 mi (6.8 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to use public transit to get around. To see more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot, Wasilla Alaska Railroad Depot, or Girdwood Alaska Railroad Depot.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Anchorage?
By going with a hostel you can reduce your spending on accommodations and use more of your budget for exploring during your vacation. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and festivals.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Anchorage?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start looking: Arctic Adventure Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms. Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Midtown - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Downtown - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance.
What's the seasonal weather like in Anchorage?
The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and June with an average temp of 56°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 19°F. Average annual rainfall for Anchorage is 18 inches.
What is there to see and do in Anchorage?
Generally, Anchorage is known for its museums, wildlife, and mountain views. Major attractions include Port of Anchorage, Alaska Airlines Center, and Dimond Center. Get out into nature with places like The Rooftop, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and Earthquake Park. Cultural attractions include Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Anchorage Museum, and Alaska Native Heritage Center.
What's the best way to get around Anchorage?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), 4.2 mi (6.8 km) away. An alternative is Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot, Wasilla Alaska Railroad Depot, or Girdwood Alaska Railroad Depot.

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