This Bohemian-styled hostel and motel is loaded with character and stories. The name, meaning ten legged polar bear, refers to a Native American oral tradition, echoed in the large angled log pillars propping up the front of the building. The establishment features individual self-contained units, as well as dormitory or pod-style accommodation with a shared bathroom. There is also a common dining area, a common fridge to store your perishables, and in the summer season a wholesome cooked breakfast is included in the quite modest price. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean and tastefully, although idiosyncratically furnished. One feature that stands out is the opportunity to meet other guests in the common area, usually an eclectic mix of intrepid or budget travellers whose stories provide much better entertainment than the TV provided in each room. I would highly recommend this establishment to travellers wishing to mix with fellow travellers as well as real Alaskans.
700 E 34th AveAnchorage, AK 99503
From Business: Property Location With a stay at Extended Stay America - Anchorage - Midtown in Anchorage (Midtown Anchorage), you'll be minutes from Z.J. Loussac Library - Main …
From the time I entered to check in I felt this place had a very homey welcoming feel. The hotel attendant at the desk made me feel very welcomed. So much so that she actually got me money back for my reservation. She even was nice enough to upgrade my room... Def went above and beyond!*** The one big thing that people who stay here complain about is the serious no drinking/no alcohol rule. As someone who drinks socially I can Def respect the owners wishes, and as an anchorage resident I understand why the rule is there. Alcohol causes bad things here! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give this place a shot! It's very reasonably priced and very unique. I would Def stay here again!
Very unique. The lobby has some very comfy MIB white egg chairs that are super fun to sit in. There was coffee in the morning & fruit & cereal for breakfast, small kitchen area for guests to use to cook by the lobby dining table. Our room was really comfy & clean. The bed was a nice big queen with a country style comforter. We also had a nice table with 2 chairs, a dresser that had open storage space on one side & a beautiful sink & mirror well lit right outside the shower & toilet room, unstated! Thank you Jennifer for a beautiful comfy weekend.
This place was just what we needed. Great price, a nice comfortable room, clean hot shower, convienent location. Easy to get to from airport and downtown area. The back patio was a great place to sit and enjoy a beer at the end of the day as we talked to some of the other guests. The kitchen and common areas were also welcoming. The owner's customer service skills are definitely lacking but it didn't tarnish our experience.
Decent sized room if all you wanna do is a place to rest your head between adventures. Free simple DIY breakfast, and the staff is helpful. Only thing is that the carpet in our room wasn't all that clean, and I like going barefoot in my room. Word of advice—wear shoes/slippers when in your room.Overall, a nice place to stay.
This place is a very clean and comfortable place love It been coming here since 2006 the owners have always put there guests needs a priority ! I always feel safe and very much at home. There is clean rooms that they upgraded to make you actually believe that care about your stay .
Free coffee,wifi and great environment . Comfortable beds , hot water, great customer service. Free parking , towels supplied. 2 miles away from airport. I was home away from home. Cheap, affordable and safe. Private bathroom in room,and breakfast in the morning.
It was a great experience, from the moment we walked in along with friendly helpful staff. Cozy rooms with a balcony, and free wifi. Breakfast is included as well. Make sure to ask about the hidden European shower! Bathrooms were stocked and cleaned as well.
They are very friendly safe and accepting in every situation. I have referred others and stay there every chance i get. Internet friendly convent and close to shoppibg and dinning booking was easy has several styles to choose from.