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Coal Miners’ Cabins

| P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway (Formerly Spitsbergen Guesthouse)
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Ranked #3 of 4 Longyearbyen B&B and Inns
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Roma
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere of the place is great. You really have the feeling to stay where the miners used to leave. There is a lot of space to relax, while rooms are not very large. It is the third time here for me. They changed name in March 2015 and prices have increased a lot, that I find a bit unjustifjed.... More 

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Appin, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't find the prices any higher than the UK, but if you are comparing hotel prices in Svalbard, this place is about the cheapest you can stay. It consists of newly refurbished former coal miners' accommodations--hence the name. The complex has approximately 3-5 large domoritory-style buildings with single rooms and shared bathrooms on each floor. I found the place... More 

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Oslo
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42 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tjis lodging is simple with bathroom in the hall. Bed was quite good. The restaurant is also pretty simple. Breakfast was ok. Stay away from the chicken salad. The chicken was way to salt. Burger was ok.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Previous reviewers are right -- this is a hostel, a set of dormatories with thin walls, no-frills rooms and shared showers/toilets. That makes your experience highly dependent on whether you happen to sleep on a floor with partying young people or seasoned Arctic explorers on their way to the North Pole. But if you do your research and come prepared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Came here for last meal of our stay. Lovely interior which had a very cosy, sleek feel to it. The burger was nice (bun in particular). Watched the football here too on a nice big tv sitting on a lovely sofa. Would return if back in Longyearbyen/Nybyen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stayed for 4 nights during the Total Solar Eclipse. the stay was warm compared to the extreme cold outside. Although our cabin was some 70 m away from the reception (separate block), it was close enough to walk over. The cabins are warm, the basic cabinets are great for the winter clothes, the shared bathrooms were very clean and... More 

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Oslo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a film crew staying in Longyearbyen this March. Coal Miner's Cabin was a great and simple place to stay. The service is polite and very helpful. The breakfast is better than expected, with warm bread, juices, fruit, vegetables and lots of different toppings. The rooms are clean, so are the bathrooms and there was never any que. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Only thing to keep in mind is the fact this guesthouse is a good 15 minutes walk from town. Now in most places you would say so what. However, depending on the time of year you may be facing -30C ,horizontal snow and gale force winds stripping the skin from you face while worrying about a chance encounter with polar... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The guesthouse was a reasonably pleasant experience. There are some works in the main building, so breakfast was displaced and at the expense of choice it was actually served in our building (of several, ex-coal miners' lodges). The guesthouse is at the very end of the village, but not much hassle in going into town, even on a snowy day.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is more like a hostel than a guest house. very basic, small room. It takes about 25 minutes walk to the town and can be challenging when it rains. However, this place provides us basic facilities for our stay, such as kitchen, laundry room, breakfast and receptionist area. We occassionaly see deer, arctic fox and wild birds at the... More 

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