Where Adventurers Begin their Journey

Hello, traveler 


Sven’s Basecamp Hostel: find comfort, inspiration, adventure and a taste of the real Alaskan spirit at Sven’s adventure travel mecca. Everyone is welcome at the trendiest hostel in Alaska!

With its unique outdoor arrangement and feel we provide a comfortable environment for any type of traveler. Our green oasis in Fairbanks provides a nice resting place and promotes relaxation.  Whether you just need to hang your hat for a while, prep for an extended wilderness trip or are ready for a comfortable bed after days on the road, Sven's Hostel won't disappoint. We have treehouses, private cabins, expedition wall tent cabins, male/female dormitories, or you can pitch your tent under the shade of the trees at our campground. We offer free Wi-Fi, barbecue grill, fire pit, volleyball field, a huge communal kitchen, TV/Internet room and free storage.

Here, travelers from around the world and all walks of life mingle. Do you need a good travel tip? Join us at our big dinner table and see what others share about their adventures and experiences. Do you need info on rental cars, canoes, bicycles, shuttles, river routes, hiking trails, wilderness trips, wildlife viewing, road tips and advice, travel updates, etc.? We can set you up for various adventures in the Last Frontier. Whether you are a family with kids, a motorcycle adventurer, a hitchhiker, outdoor enthusiast, a student, a couple up for a romantic getaway or just a vacationer who doesn't want to be isolated in an expensive, conventional hotel, look no further! Sven's will amplify your Alaskan experience.

We look forward to meeting you here! 

Sven Haltman & The Hostel Crew


Sven’s Basecamp Hostel is a great place to stay and full of very fun people! The facility is very clean and the staff is fantastic! The walled tent was great and very spacious. The evening atmosphere is a lot of fun and you will meet some very interesting people from all over the world! I highly recommend Svens in Fairbanks!
— Mandy G, Atlanta Georgia
This was the first time we had stopped at a hostel. I am so happy we did. We found a number of wall tents that could be rented or beds in a dorm or a few dry cabins and one treehouse. There were spaces for tents, a shared kitchen with 2 shared refrigerators and freezers, 3 shared toilets, 2 shared showers and an area to watch TV or play games or whatever. We plan on staying here again on our way back thru. All ages from many many countries. Lots of shared laughter and conversations.
— Mary H, Makinen, Minnesota
Super cool place, one of my best experiences ever, staying in a treehouse! Great staff and everyone’s was very friendly. Sven himself was very helpful and time sensitive while communicating with us. They gave us great suggestions on where to go and see the northern lights as well.
— Vjay S, Providence, Rhode Island