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Spitsbergen Guesthouse

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen 9171 , Norway
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Longyearbyen
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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46 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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North London
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34 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night before joining a G Adventures arctic cruise and found the rooms to be very clean and comfortable and the other guests very friendly. The shared bathrooms were not a problem as there were plenty of them and they too were kept spotlessly clean. The reception staff were friendly and helpful and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms at the Spitsbergen guesthouse are basic but adequate for a cheap stay on Svalbard where many things can be prohibitively expensive. You stay in converted miners huts from the 1940's and it is a 15 minute walk down a long bleak road to the main town centre of Longyearbyen. Staff are very friendly and will help you book... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...if you cannot care less about the 10 min walk along ng the straight road, but all you care is a comfy bed, nice breakfast than this is it. Cheap, convinient and the staff is extremely friendly and hospitable. The building is a bit old, but Hej you living in a dynamic heritage site practically. I saw two Svalbard reindeers... More

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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a nice hotel, does the job perfectly, yes you are a little out of town but lets face it town isn't big and it's easy enough to walk to. I shared a twin room with an "unknown" traveller I was joining an artic cruise with and it was fine, had a private bathroom, not shared to a floor,... More

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Lodz, Poland
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56 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

That is propobly the cheapest accomodation in Longyearbyen but there is nothing to complain about. Rooms are quite big, exept shared bathrooms you have a sink in the room. everything is very clean . rooms are also being cleaned every day. Common kitchen is very well equiped. Breakfast are incredibly reach. you can full your stomach for long hours and... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My friend and I stayed at Spitsbergen Guesthouse 4 nights in May 2014. The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The facilities were spotless. The twin room we had in building 1 was roomy, simple and clean as were the shared bathrooms/restrooms. There was a large choice of quality food for breakfast. It was possible to book activities directly at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My brother and I stayed for 5 nights . Bjorn and Ida on reception were great . They were so helpful it made trip . Free tea and coffee all day . A number of reviews moan about distance to town . It's a 10 min walk on a straight road . All excursions collect you from hotel and the... More

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Ski Municipality, Norway
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you did not come to Svalbard primarily to hang out on the local pubs, this is a good place to stay. Situated about 2 km up from the town center in former miners' barracks, it gives a more "autentic feel" to your stay. Eveything is clean and well maintained, and price includes a good breakfast buffet. Huset restaurant is... 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*
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