About this listing
The treehouse is hidden up in the trees on the property of Alaska’s #1 Rated Hostel - Sven’s Basecamp Hostel.
Sven’s Basecamp Hostel is where adventurers in Alaska begin a journey, meet up after a trip, or take a much-needed rest. Mountaineers, amateur naturalist, wilderness guides, motorcyclist, and those looking to explore Alaska find friends and relaxation here like nowhere else in Fairbanks.
Centrally Located between two major ports of entry we are 3.5 miles from Fairbanks International Airport and 3.5 miles from the Fairbanks train station.
You will be within a mile of a Fred Meyer food and supply store and minutes away from some of our favorite bars and restaurants where the locals like to go.
You’ll love your stay because of the private unique treehouse experience, the meals you will cook and share (likely with new friends) in the community kitchen, and the memories you will probably value for a lifetime.
Come alone or bring someone special. We even welcome your furry friends if they are well behaved and welcoming to others.
The treehouse has a wooden staircase that leads up to a swinging bridge. There is one room surrounded by a porch on three sides with private seating facing the forest. Inside is a kingsize bed, shelving unit, trashcan, and seating.
The bed is fitted with a sheet and pillows. Sleeping bags are provided if needed upon request.
The bathroom and quarter-operated shower are conveniently located in our community bath house nearby.
You will have free parking in our parking lot. Motorcyclists have designated parking. We have a community kitchen that is stocked with pots/pans and dishes that you are welcome to use. There are also two refrigerators and plastic containers for dry food storage. We ask that all guests clean the dishes they use and label their food with their name and date of storage.
Bike and canoe rentals are available from the main office.
Interaction with guests
When you arrive you will check-in at the main two-story cabin with the sign above that reads “Sven’s Hostel” located at the front of the property. Depending on the time of day/night you arrive either I or one of my staff members will be happy to greet you.
During your stay, your tree house will remain private and I or one of the staff will only enter it upon your request for housekeeping services.
Interaction with Other Guests
At Sven’s Basecamp Hostel we have four private cabins, four wall tents, and a small campground. We host travelers coming to Alaska from all over the world. During your stay in the tree house (our nicest and most private accommodation) you will have the opportunity to meet and make new friends from around the globe. Many meals are cooked and shared in our community kitchen and plenty of stories and good times are shared on our common area porch.
We are fortunate to be tucked into the trees but also close to a road with access to food, supply stores, and nearby entertainment. Guests agree that we have a unique and special location that feels like a summer camp. One of our favorite compliments is when world travelers from Europe to South America tell us that we are one of the best places they have stayed in the United States. That’s a pretty cool thing to hear!
We have a bus stop directly in front of the hostel property and we are a 10-minute taxi drive to downtown Fairbanks.
Other things to note
***PLEASE READ ENTIRE LISTING DESCRIPTION AND RULES BEFORE REQUESTING A RESERVATION.*** When making a request, please tell us a little about yourselves, your interest in the treehouse and indicate that you have read the full listing and house rules. Hope to see you soon!
The community kitchen is fully stocked with pots/pans and dishes. We ask all guest to kindly clean up after themselves.
The showers are quarter operated. We haul all of our own water out to the property so a coin operated shower helps offset that additional cost and helps all guests regulate their water usage. After showering, we ask guests to kindly dry the shower with provided micro-fibre towels that way it is nice and dry for the next guest.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.