I've been staying at the Anchorage Guesthouse whenever I am in town for 10 years now, and there is a reason I keep going back. This is a spacious home, clean and quiet. the location is excellent - right by the coastal trail for bike riding or walking (it's only a 20 minute walk to downtown), and also convenient to bus lines and the airport.
The proprietor encourages adventure travelers to stay here, and the folks you meet at the Guesthouse are always interesting. I have met other outdoor enthusiasts from all over the globe, young and old. Owner Andy Baker is cheerful, helpful, and likely to end up as a good friend.
The upstairs dorm room for women is light and airy, with lots of room with only 4 persons sharing. The private upstairs rooms are likewise well-conceived. Andy has added rooms downstairs, and has done a lot of work to get light to them as well. The bathrooms are well maintained and clean. The yard is lovely. Main room furniture is sparse, but this just gives more space to those fortunate enough to select the Guesthouse. Summer 2012 saw new paint and many updates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clean, safe and friendly accommodation for independent adventure travelers in a quiet residential neighborhood - close to downtown, Coastal Trail and outdoor gear shops. Private and dorm rooms, parking, wifi internet, mountain bike rental, laundry, gear storage, friendly and experienced managers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anchorage Guest House Alaska