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Gjestehuset 102 (Guest House 102)

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Nyben, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem, Israel
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a comfortable hostel. It is very basic but clean. The toilets and showers are in the hall but they are clean and convenient. There was a sink in the room. Breakfast was generous and more than adequate. It is the farthest accommodation from the center so be prepared to walk. You can always order a taxi. The staff... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed one night here. This is more a hostel than a hotel. Facilities in the hallway (with Gary Larson polar bear cartoons). In the (very clean) room there's a faucet to brush teeth and wash face. There's a living room and a breakfast room. Breakfast is simple but good, as is everything here. Very friendly staff. Pay extra if you... More 

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Gjovik, Norway
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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Stayed two nights. Located about 2 kilometers from Longyearbyen itself, take this into consideration. Clean, quiet and comfortable guesthouse. They are licensed so you can buy alcoholic beverages on site, as well as other items. Cheap by Svalbard standards. Reception staff is helpful and friendly, and the airport shuttle bus stops right outside the door. Wifi costs extra. It's a... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Okay, this is nothing fancy and the beds are indeed to soft, but the place is spotlessly clean, the breakfast is good and there is a good kitchen for cooking your own food. There is no 24-hour service at the reception but you can always call someone who's responsible by phone, and they'll be there shortly. The staff is very... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I booked two beds in their 4 bed dorm and loved the experience. The guesthouse is very clean, kitchen is well equipped to cook and the bathrooms are very hygienic and clean. With a backdrop of the Sarkofagen (which is a lovely hike), this place is a bit remote from the centre of the city, but given... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Basic but clean, and very friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere. Takes about 25 minutes to stroll into "town" which is nice if you like somewhere a bit more secluded (although it is very close to the excellent art gallery). Not so good if you want to be close to the supermarket (which by the way has everything so don't... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Norway is itself costly, and Svalbard is costlier than mainland. I have booked this hotel for 3 nights and later came to know that I need a 2 or multiple entry Schengen Visa. I had singly entry visa, so I was trying to cancel my trip, including flight and hotel. I had sent a mail to Gjesthouse, and Sanna talked... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is as close to backpacker accommodation as you're going to find in Longyearbyen. It's also as cheap as you're going to find. Or in our case the only accommodation still available, which was fine. It's a little out of the main drag, maybe a couple of k's and the accommodation is quite basic, but it's got everything you need.... More 

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København, Danmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hotels are quite expensive in Longyearbyen, but this hostel like guest house is actually a good and cheap alternative. The rooms are very basic, and toilets and showers are placed along the hallway. There is a continental breakfast included and it is quite nice, a bit like what you would eat for breakfast at home. Everything is clean, and the... More 

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London, England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Basic, clean and excellent value. A perfect base for Svalbard. Yes, it is on the edge of town. However as Longyearbyen is very quiet the 35min walk was a much appreciated distraction. I'm not the fittest of people and managed the slope back to the hotel quite easily at a slow and steady pace. Even with a ridiculous amount of... More 

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Address: Nyben, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Number of rooms: 31
Also Known As:
Gjestehuset 102 (Guest House 102) Hotel Longyearbyen
Gjestehuset 102 (Guest House 102) Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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