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“Good value on a budget” 4 of 5 stars
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Lapportsv. 32, Abisko 981 07 , Sweden   |  
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“Good value on a budget”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

This is a well organised hostel with plenty of excursions and equipment available for hire. Located right opposite the train station (dont worry its not a busy station), the hostel is well kept and clean and attracts mainly exchange students from all over the world (from what we saw).

The staff were friendly and flexible which is needed in the arctic when things go wrong. The German girl working there (sorry we did not get her name) was very nice and friendly, the swedish owner is helpful if not a little eccentric but that is to be expected living in the wilderness.

Compared with other options in the area id say this definitely represents the best value for the budget traveller and is pretty much the number 1 choice for backpackers visiting the abisko area.

There is good kitchen facilities and a supermarket nearby selling a surprisingly large selection of produce.

Just note that dog sledding books out way in advance so dont leave it to teh last minute to arrange this or else you will be disappointed. We also did the Northern lights tour which I wasnt going to bother with (you can see them from the village sometimes so why pay someone to look at them???), in the end i was glad we booked this tour because he took us up on to one of the surrounding hills, and we got a great view (doubt id have been so brave to walk that far on my own), plus hot drinks and lots of info about the area and aurora en route from a very enthusiastic and knowledgable guide.

one last thing, make sure you budget the extra for bed linen (not included in the nightly rate advertised)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

The hostel has a great location, only 150 m from the Abisko Ostra train station. The rooms were very clean. There was also a kitchen to cook your own meals in. Tomas and Andreas were very friendly and accommodating. The best part of the stay by far was dog-sledding. Everyone gets to drive their old sled. It is an experience that I won't be forgetting. To top it off, there is a Swedish sauna, cross-country skiing and many beautiful spots within hiking distance.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Abisko Fjallturer Hostel

Address: Lapportsv. 32, Abisko 981 07 , Sweden
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Location: Sweden > Norrbotten County > Abisko
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Abisko
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are open all year around. With 2 Hostels next to each other we can offer a big variety of accommodation. Sauna warm every evening. We can offer many different activities in Winter, Dogsledding, Northern light, snowmobile, ice-fishing, snowshoe tours and more. ... more   less 

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