Facilities / The Basecamp Hostel explained
At Sven’s you will find a variety of housing units to rest up and recharge your batteries. You have the option of sleeping in a real tipi or shared wall tents with power and comfortable single beds. If you would like to pitch your own tent, there’s a campground available. For a little more privacy there are cabins to rent. The cabins have bunk or queen size single beds. They are nicely furnished to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay.
Firepit / Barbecue Grill
Hand crafted benches and a metal fire pit with endless wood for everybody to use. Sit around a warming fire, exchange travel stories and travel plans with other adventurers from all over the world. Cook your own steak on a big barbecue and enjoy your food at the picnic table or the log swing.
You might have been out of touch with your loved ones for a few days or even weeks. No worries, a wireless signal covers most of the property
Laundry , showers, bathroom
Are you in need of some cleaning? There’s a washer and dryer and we will wash your clothes for USD 8.—per load. There are 2 coin operated showers, 3 bathrooms and 2 male/female wash stalls with hairdryers at no charge.
Here you can read your favorite book or educate yourselves with our selection of Alaskan maps, travel books, outdoor magazines and other helpful Alaskan literature. Check your e-mails on spacious futons, cover yourselves with blankets and pillows or watch a movie/DVD.
In the kitchen you will find a big refrigerator with attached freezer, a microwave, an oven with a propane cooking stove and plenty of silverware, plates, pans and pots for your ultimate cooking experience, if you got what it takes to be a cook. Free coffee available 24/7.
Main office building
Planning your trip? Come to the office and find out where and what to expect out there in the Alaskan Bush. Running dogs, living in the bush and guiding trips all over Alaska has taught me a few things and sharing my own experiences with you will help getting you not only ready for any outdoor adventure but also will ensure you visit the parts of Alaska that are right for you.
Here you also get all the info you need to find out where the good restaurants are, the places to visit, which hotspots not to miss, what trips to book or simply finding out what’s happening in Fairbanks. Sven or his staff knows what’s going on in and around town and love to share their knowledge with you.
Should you arrive with your own car there’s a big parking lot and plenty of space for any size rig.
The fun corner
What about a game of volleyball? a foosball match or a play of ping pong? Unleash the monster, release the energy and join in on the fun. Along with all the other activities we have planned for next summer you won’t get bored at Sven’s.