Sven's Hostel Basecamp Tree House

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Security Deposit: £80
Weekly Discount: 21%
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The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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!

Getting around

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!

House Rules
No smoking
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM

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.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

22 Reviews

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Cheryl User Profile
May 2017
Me and my son spent the first two nights in Alaska here (one in the Treehouse and one in the Trapper cabin), and after dropping him off for work and exploring AK for a week, I was really looking forward to returning to Sven's, where I planned to spend my final night in the Treehouse. Lodging: "The Trapper"- behind the office, but nice and quiet and private; it's a small cabin with two bunks and dresser space, it's very minimalist but perfect. The space is light, has power, the mattresses were very comfy and everything was very clean. The Treehouse is amazing! Beautifully constructed- from the stairs, the rope bridge, and the treehouse itself are amazing! There's a little landing at the top of the steps in which you can sit and read, have a cup of coffee and observe the rest of goings-on in the compound; the "sunset" if you get to see one, is lovely from there as well. There is a more private, secluded deck at the treehouse itself where you can watch the squirrels in the trees and rabbits down below. This one has power, a large bed (me and my grown son shared it, maybe a king?) that is super comfy and a coffee pot and mugs (bring coffee/filters- and a small bag to put your waste/grounds in as there is not one up there). I used it to warm water for tea at night and for my instant coffee I brought for backpacking the rest of the trip. It does tend to get colder up there than in the cabins if it's a chilly night- due to the open space below; but that's a tiny sacrifice, so bring a cozy pair of socks to wear inside if the forecast is cold (it was 34f my final night); they happily provided extra blankets if need be. The Facilities: The layout of the grounds is really nice.... office to your right as you enter, then (counter clockwise) is a couple cabins tucked away, a cabin to watch movies in, access internet, play games, just chill inside on couches, etc.; an open lawn area with a (volleyball?) net, then a couple large tarp tents, a large teepee in front of them, the path to the tree house, a couple more large tarp tents then the public facilities. There are wash rooms (his & hers), two water closets (heated), and a couple coin operated showers (heated). There is a the public kitchen that has a fridge, microwave, oven/stove, sink, plenty of counter space and a couple picnic tables. It was definitely a social spot on the cold night; otherwise, the deck space or fire pit in the center is the gathering point. Oh, there's also a large grill for cooking. Fairbanks is pretty spread out, if your coming from the lower 48... but, there is a Fred Meyer just up the street (just short of a mile?) and they will loan you a bike. You can get your...

Laura User Profile
May 2017
If you're in Fairbanks, you MUST check out Sven's treehouse and other properties. I wouldn't have wanted to spend our first night in Alaska anywhere else. While the amenities are basic, everything was clean and comfortable. Check-in and communication was super friendly and smooth. And, bonus, be property is only five minutes from the airport.

Signe User Profile
May 2017
Cute little treehouse. The description is very accurate and it is a great place to stay!

Sophia User Profile
September 2016
We had a lovely stay in he treehouse, the hostel staff are very helpful and accommodating. The rest of the guests were also lovely and sitting around the campfire at night time was a highlight of our trip. The treehouse is very well made but very simple, a heater is provided but take warm clothes for sleeping. Would definitely recommend this hostel to a friend and stay here again :)

Nicole User Profile
September 2016
Very friendly and accommodating! They let us add in an extra person last minute, for a small cost, but they were able to provide a cot! Very clean. The treehouse was amazing and really uniquely built! Very woodsy place tucked away in the city. It was close to a main road, but you couldn't even hear any traffic. Easily one of the best nights sleep I had in a few months! I would definitely recommend for a quick stopover in Fairbanks.

Amir Ali User Profile
September 2016
Great host. Great atmosphere.

Jackie User Profile
September 2016
We were waiting for the sun to go down through our sky light in the tree house and as soon as it got dark we got to see the most brilliant display of the northern lights! An experience I'll never forget.

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