Billie's Backpackers Hostel - Other Things

 

Please be aware of the following policies below. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call Billie.


COVID-19


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services continues to provide updates to Alaska guidelines for addressing the pandemic. Those guidelines – including a guide for travelers to and in Alaska – may be found at the AK DHSS web site (click on name spelled out, above).

 

Presently, OUR hostel COVID-19 policy is as follows:

 

  • Leave your telephone contact information with Billie when you arrive
  • Show proof of vaccination, recent (72 hrs) pending or negative COVID test
  • Wear a mask in all common areas
  • Maintain social distancing when practical
  • Do not invite outside guests
  • Use provided soap and hand sanitizers regularly
  • Use disinfecting wipes on surfaces recently touched
  • Keep all areas tidy and clean


TRAVELERS VS. “LOCALS”


People of ALL ages from all over the world stay in hostels. While the atmosphere at a hostel tends to be "youthful", it really doesn't matter what age you are. Hostelers have an adventurous spirit, are usually like-minded, outgoing, friendly and eager to share their experiences with their fellow travelers. If you are traveling alone, then hostels are an excellent place to stay since it allows a way to meet others and share travel experiences.


In addition to travelers, we also welcome those who are attending the University of Alaska (located within walking distance) or serving at one of our two military bases (Ft. Wainwright or Eielson AFB).

Sometimes (usually during Winter months), you may meet locals (from Alaska) who visit for various reasons, or people looking to establish themselves in Fairbanks. 

In general however, we ask that you be travelling to stay here.

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT

   We are open 24 hours a day and we accept CHECK-IN at any time.  

   LATE CHECK-IN:

 - Arriving after 7pm?  Please let Billie know what time.

 - Arriving between Midnight - 7am?  Please make sure you have booked the previous night as your arrival date. 


   CHECK-OUT: 

 - If you have a late-night departure, you are free to remain at the hostel until your flight departs.   If you wish, you may use the time to do some last-minute sight-seeing, shopping, etc., and store your luggage with Billie.

AGE LIMIT

Generally, our guests must be 18 years of age to stay with us. Exceptions must be arranged with Billie by emailing or calling her directly.

 


CO-ED (MIXED) DORMITORIES


Billie will attempt to separate genders, but sometimes that is not practical – especially during the busy summer months.

PETS

As a courtesy to all of our guests, we are unable to accept pets.

Please note: Billie does have a pet Scchauzer named "Sugar" that visits guests in the common areas from time-to-time. Sugar is not allowed in any of the sleeping areas. 

If you are allergic to dogs or you do not like dogs, this may not be the place for you.
Staying at a Hostel


  Please be reminded that this is a hostel setting and all areas (except private rooms) are shared with other travelers. 


  Please do your best to observe quiet time in the sleeping areas, clean up after yourselves, and respect others’ space and property.





Work/Stays &
Homelessness

We are a small, family-run business hostel.
While we do not have job opportunities at the hostel, if you are seeking to come to Alaska to experience one of our wonderful Summers (or Winters, for that matter) while working in exchange for room and board, you might want to look at Workaway.info (click on the picture, below).

 

If you are homeless — or you are seeking to help to accommodate someone that is homeless — our hostel is not your best option. We suggest that you try The Fairbanks Rescue Mission (click on the picture, below).


We have no experience with either of the programs we noted and we cannot endorse them one way or another. We provide them as references for you, only.

 
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GROUPS
(5 or more)

We are happy to host groups! You may be able to book 5 or more by using one of the online booking engines; however, we ask that you contact us directly if you have more than 5 in your group. You may call or email us -- or use the form at the bottom of the Reservations & Inquiries page.
PAYMENTS

Any outstanding balances for your booking are due to be paid when you arrive (or the next morning, for our late-night arrivals). We accept Visa, MasterCard and cash for payment.


PAYMENT

Any outstanding balances for your booking are due to be paid when you arrive (or the next morning, for our late-night arrivals). We accept Visa, MasterCard and cash for payment.

PAYMENT

Any outstanding balances for your booking are due to be paid when you arrive (or the next morning, for our late-night arrivals). We accept Visa, MasterCard and cash for payment.

HOURS OF OPERATION
& CURFEW

We are open 24/7 all year
(including Winter!).

We have NO CURFEW for our guests.. When you arrive, you will be provided with our door security codes and you may then come and go as you please.


Contact Us:

Billies Backpackers Hostel

2895 Mack Blvd.

Fairbanks, AK 99709

907-479-2034

info@alaskahostel.com