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Lofoten Hostel Kabelvag

Finnesveien 24, Kabelvag 8310, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

These lodgings have a mixture of accommodation because it's run as a school for half the year - there are dorms or hotel-style rooms. We're an older couple and chose to book a room with an ensuite so I can only comment on our experience (not the dormitory). We had a spacious room with lots of wardrobe space, a clean... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I liked my stay in hostel Kabelvag. I was here for four days. It has been an old school building, so it does not have the charm of a rorbu, but all facilities are there. I was in a dorm room, with shower and toilet shared. There was also a dryingroom (I loved it as the first to days were... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The cost was about $120. People were coming and going all night, walls were very hollow. The kitchen, dining area, and room were all in separate buildings. The view was excellent. The showers had private stalls with doors.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Located 5 minutes by bus from Svolvær. Dormitory space reasonably priced, by Norway's standard. Surroundings are scenic and quiet. A few minutes walk to the shore and cetral Kabelvåg. Rooms are clean. Love the breakfast.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The hostel is an actual school, so you will stay in students rooms, but with no belongings in there. We were lucky to get a family room. They are big and you will have enough space. The rooms and shower were very clean, almost sterile. the distance to the town is bit a minus, but within 10 minutes walk you... More 

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Stavanger
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a private double room in what seems to be the newest building. The room itself is large enough, and with clean towels and bed sheet I would say it satisfies our expectations of a hostel. On the other hand, paying at least as much as hotels charges in Norway, I also have to some degree judge them on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've backpaked 3 weeks in Norway and Sweden in June 2013 and so I've been in a lots of hostels. This one was by far the best one during my whole holiday. Friendly staff, breakfast and bed linen included, clean rooms and bathrooms and free use of the wash machine. Price in dormitory can first seems a bit high, but... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed here in June in both types of room. The hostel is in essence a boarding school, used for accommodation during the summer months. There are 2 sections. one in the older building where rooms have shared facilities, the other section in a newer building 50 metres away where the rooms have private facilities. I had a room in both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Excellent family room-the largest family room we had in Norway. comfortable beds with excellent views. Breakfast basic but good value considering the standard of the room . Good position for visiting the area and very quiet. the family room is in a new building hence the good standard of accommodation

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Lofoten hostel is located on a small peninsula near Kabelvag, quite close to the Lofoten Cathedral (it is a good landmark if you are know when to turn from E10 route). It consists of a few buildings normally used for a boarding school. The room was quite clean but equipped only with two beds, a table and a chair. On... More 

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