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Gjestehuset 102
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#14 in Norway

Gjestehuset 102

Pb 163, 9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
+47 9003 0321   Official website

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8.3

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based on 832 reviews
Gjestehuset 102 - Longyearbyen, Norway
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Value for money 8.5
Distance to city center 1.8 mi
Location rating 7.3
Nearest Airport Longyearbyen Svalbard
Distance to airport 3.6 mi

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bit far in 19 reviews
coffee free in 44 reviews
duvet and pillow in 6 reviews
far from the center in 47 reviews
far from town in 72 reviews
friendly staff in 120 reviews
good breakfast in 142 reviews
half an hour in 6 reviews
hostel very nice in 36 reviews
kitchen is fully in 40 reviews
northern lights in 17 reviews
rooms are small in 21 reviews
shops restaurants supermarkets in 6 reviews
tours will pick in 11 reviews
value for money in 59 reviews
view from the window in 26 reviews
walking uphill in 8 reviews
weak points in 4 reviews
wifi was stable in 15 reviews
  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.2

    The staff is very friendly, everything is clean, very good accomodation.

    You have to walk about 25 minutes to be in the city centre, even though it is no big deal for my perspective but it is something to keep in mind.

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    good

    wifi intermittent

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.8

    Lovely breakfast , really lovely Filipino and Thai staff working there , everything Good expect a long walk into town only negative .

    Location , location , location .

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.5

    The bed was comfy for myself and my infant. Waffles were good with the breakfast. Staff were polite and sweet to answer my queries and help.

    Common bathrooms and toilets. Hostel is a bit on the hill so hard to walk back from town centre with the baby but might have been fine if walked alone.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.5

    The room was clean and comfortable. Good breakfast, helpful staff.

    It is expensive for a hostel, but well, it is Svalbard. The location is also quite remote, around 2.5 km from the center of Longyearbyen, in a town without public transport - so you're in for a walk everytime you want to go to the center or come back to the hostel. At least the landscape is great.

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About

Overview

We provide accommodation with peculiar charm. Gjestehuset 102 is located in Nybyen, at the top of the Longyear Valley, two kilometres away from the city centre.

The guesthouse was formerly the “millionaires’ mansion” arranged for the best and most experienced miners, built in 1946. In 1999, Barrack 102 became Gjestehuset 102, currently hosting the happiest visitors in town. Gjestehuset 102 has 61 beds (7 singles, 19 doubles and 4 four-person rooms). We do not offer a luxury stay, but a 5-star experience in the Arctic!

Gjestehuset 102 is a great spot to start your adventure for trips both summer and winter since we are surrounded by 2 glaciers, mountains, coal mines, fiords and wildlife! A lucky guest can manage to find polar foxes and reindeer hanging around, just by taking a look through the window. Get speechless during the dark season, where you can experience the starry skies, or see the Northern Lights dancing towards the south a beautiful phenomenon we can see both day and night here in Longyearbyen.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.3 Excellent

based on 832 reviews

8.9

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.7

Staff

8.5

Value for money

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

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Amenities

A/V equipment rental
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
Complimentary breakfast
Kitchen/Kitchenette
Safe
Continental breakfast
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Storage available
Free valet parking
Non-smoking rooms available
Gift shop
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free Wi-Fi

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Location

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