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Spitsbergen Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014
Eratolin Lund, Sweden
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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139 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I booked a 2 night stay via Expedia. 4 days before I was due to arrive, I got an email from Expedia saying that the hotel was closed, and I would be booked elsewhere (actually, it was a bit of an upgrade). I emailed the new hotel, and was told that the Spitsbergen Guesthouse closes every year for the "dark"... More

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Lund, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed around a week in the House #1, second floor and cooked the dinner ourselves every evening. For me the only down side of this guest house is its location. It's around 2 Km away fromt he city center; either you have to walk back and forth with your own legs, or you have to take taxi which will... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Svalbard is a must see place for those of us that like to adventure into the wild, which in this case is the Arctic. I choose Spietsbergen guesthouse because it had the best offer per night in a place where prices can skyrocket very easily because of Svalbard's remote geographic location--which is more than obvious. Considering this, I chose the... More

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Madrid
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Guesthouse offers economically priced accommodation in Longyearbyen. In fact, it probably has around 90% of all the capacity for tourists of the island as the only two hotels are both quite small. As such it was attractive. The fact that it is a little out of town in the valley leading up to the glacier also gave it a... More

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Moscow, Russia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

it was with a great pleasure that we spent a night in this hostel in preparation for a three-night camping at the Ymerbukta Esmark glacier, all was washed, packed (some of the items taken to other parts of the journey were allowed to be left until the return from the glacier). At 02 00 we saw a fox crossing the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I selected this hotel because it was the only one available when I booked my trip. The location is terrible, it is not even in the city of Longyearbyn, but in a small village 3 km uphill. This makes really hard to go to town and then come back every time, especially if you have been on excursions all day... More

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07712
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The place is clean, the food was good. It is not quite a hostel - but close to it. It is a bit far from town so be prepared to walk. You will share a bathroom down the hall - so bring flip flops. The rooms were clean but had signs of wear and tear.

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Fetsund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It is a nice and clean guesthouse. A plain rom with 2 beds, with shower and toilet in the hall. It was no problem to share those facilities, no que and it was clean and nice. The breakfast was OK, with bred, cereals, cheese and some meat. And from 13-18 you could make your own waffles, and they tasted really... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is probably the cheapest place to stay. The room smelt of sweat- although it was clean. The Shared bathrooms were clean. Very noisy with people dragging suitcases up the stairs in the middle of the night. A long walk into town- about 30 minutes so not good if you are not mobile. I can say it was tolerable because... More

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London, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I booked this location based entirely on price - it was cheapest in town for my June stay, so I was totally not surprised that it is located in the farthest corner of longyearbyen, and that facilities have to be basic to differentiate from more expensive hotels - but that's not the reason I've given them such rating - read... More

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Address: P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Spitsbergen Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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Spitsbergen Guesthouse Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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