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Billie's Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I recently stayed at Billie's Backpackers Hostel with a friend trying to see the Northern Lights. Billie was very helpful in guiding us to great places within the city that would allow us to best see the lights. The other guests were very pleasant and fun to talk to. When I returned home to Oregon I realized I had lost something during my trip, I called Billie to check if I had lost it at her hostel and she got in in the mail to me the same day! If you are traveling to Fairbanks on a budget I would recommend staying here.

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4  Thank Tim K
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

The host is very friendly and the decorations quite unique. People would chat during night in the living and make friends with each other. We've made several friends here and share our tips for each other. Also, the breakfast she provided is awesome!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank Irisyoung23
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

My stay here was over 2 weeks. A lot of people came and went in that time. The hours here are open, since some people come for daytime activities, and some come for night/aurora's... others for various reasons too. The house rule is to be quiet and considerate of others, and for the most part people adhere to it.

The staff, Billie herself and her helpers, are so nice. It's warm, the beds are comfortable, and there's games, wifi, cable tv, and an array of interesting stories available from other guests nearly any time.

I really can't recommend this place any higher, it's an authentic comfortable and safe place.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank c k
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

The northern light trip is wonderful especially when you find a warm place to stay. I and my friend lived here for three days. The first thing Billie tell us is keep quiet when others are sleeping in the bed room. A good sleep is very necessary after waiting a whole night of northern light. Coffee is prepared every morning. We share ecperiences with people from different place in the living room, and drink the hot coffee. With simplely facility such as TV, internet, washing machine, print, and kitchen stuff. The place is in the suburb beside college road which connect the university of alaska and Johansen Expy. It's easy to reach downtown.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank QianleSun
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We came here to Fairbanks for spring break and stayed at Billie's for 4 nights. The entire house is comfortable and warm like home and we got to meet many new friends from all over the world. We saw the aurora the first day arrived, just out of door! Strongly recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank deciduousy
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

I stayed at Billie's for four nights with my parents. It was really warm and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay a lot!!! Also a perfect place to see Northern lights! You can see it right in front the house!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Crystal Mengxue D
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My friend recommend me this place and it was really wonderful.

Billie was a lovely host. She has an amazing collection of vintage items, which made the house like a mini museum. Cleanliness is awesome, everything in the house was clean and well organized. The common area (living room) was nice decorated with a great atmosphere.

Location is great, parking is available at front. I was stay at the top of the bulk bed by the window. It wobbles a bit and might disturb whoever stay at bottom. It was quite common for wood bulk bed in general, but not sure if other bed have the same problem in this hostel.

The internet connection isn't really good. But hey you are in a hostel, talk to other traveler :)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank SammyPolarbear
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Additional Information about Billie's Backpackers Hostel

Address: 2895 Mack Blvd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4006
Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Fairbanks
Price Range: £25 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a SMALL family run hostel: LOWER LEVEL: main kitchen and bath, common room, Free House Phone, Wi-Fi & Internet, TV, Deck. UPPER LEVEL: Sleeping area, bathroom, quiet area, upper deck. All rooms may be co-ed, especially during the summer months. MAIN HOUSE (Billie's private residence): two private rooms with shared bath are available. Ask Billie for more information. GROUNDS: unheated gazebo that sleeps four and a Tee-Pee if you'd like to sleep outside but are not equipped to do so - both for summer use only. Ask Billie about these options. Also on the grounds are picnic tables, a large deck, barbecue , bikes(when available -first come first served), many sitting areas. LIMITED TENT SPACE FREE: long hot showers - anytime; coffee, TV etc... GARAGE STORAGE: large enough to store your packs, bikes and gear while you are away exploring for a few days or for a few weeks. YES... IT'S FREE STORAGE! ... more   less 
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