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Spitsbergen Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Longyearbyen
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas B Taarnby, Denmark
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Taarnby, Denmark
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this place several times on my vacations on Svalbard,and I find this place very good to the low price on the rooms. The rooms are very clean and quiet,and the bathrooms on the Guesthouse is also well kept and cleaned. The breakfast is ok,and is like what I have experienced on other Guesthouses I have stayed... More

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İzmir, Türkiye
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have arrived at 4 am to the hotel, but did not stay as my tour would start at 8 am. Since it is not 24 hours light at summer, I preferred to walk around. But, be careful. The reception is closed after 7pm. If you have reservation after it, they leave the key for you. If not, you should... More

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Wien, Österreich
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The guest house is located a bit away from the city center (20-30 min walk). The rooms are completely the category. Both the rooms and the bathrooms (5 showers per floor) are very clean and cleaned regularly. The staff is very friendly, accommodating, helpful and professional at all times. The breakfast was very good and was certainly plentiful. It is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We needed one night's stay in Lonyearbyen before picking up an arctic cruise. The Radisson was fully booked and as we were arriving late (gone midnight) and leaving that morning, we decided this would do. And to be fair, it did do. Room was adequate, the included breakfast was good and there was an option to use the bread meats... More

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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

we thought we were staying in the Radisson so were disappointed to find ourselves here. whilst being clean, warm and comfortable, it is basic at best with 2 shared shower/loos per floor and its a long way from town with a big hill! felt like being back at college which is not what i want at my age! ok for... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

As others have said here and elsewhere, with the correct expectations, your stay here should be fine. It is certainly the best value for your money in an expensive destination, and economically probably the only option for many considering how quickly a trip to Svalbard can add up. The hotel itself is basically hostel style, with daily room cleaning. The... More

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This place is a little ways outside "downtown" Longyearbyen but the 20 minute walk isn't too strenuous. It's a series of four buildings which are retrofitted coal miners barracks. Because of this the bathrooms are shared. As long as you don't mind the walk and that fact, I recommend this place without hesitation. The walls are decorated with photos of... More

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Exeter, Devon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Over night stay before catching an expedition ship - arrived at past midnight, receptionist very friendly. room perfect for a short stay. Breakfast very nice and as much as you like. I would advise you to take a drink with you if arriving late at night as nothing in the room.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
52 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Not much is cheap on Spitsbergen, and this accommodation is (after camping) perhaps the cheapest. That said, it is perfectly ok. The reception staff were always very friendly and helpful, and made extra efforts to help, for example when one trip was fully booked. The rooms were clean, had comfortable beds, and had views over the hills and glaciers. The... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Stayed here two nights. Shared bathrooms were clean with spacious showers (which is atypical for Europe) and never ran out of hot water. Guest room was small, but functional (i.e. closet with hangers) and there was a lounge/kitchen in our building (#2). Also in this building are 2 complimentary washing machines, but your clothes must air dry on a single... More

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Also Known As:
Spitsbergen Guesthouse Hotel Longyearbyen
Spitsbergen Guesthouse Hotel
Spitsbergen Guesthouse Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Address: P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway
Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Longyearbyen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Spitsbergen Guesthouse 2*
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