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Point North Youth Hostel
Ranked #6 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kiruna
Reviewed March 18, 2012

This little house is located about 12 minutes walk from both the Train station & Bus station (uphill). It's a lower floor of a house and has 2 bunk beds in a room, one shower+toilet and a toilet, a kitchen with all utensils, a dining area and a little hall. The place was clean and tidy, and you got to clean it before you leave too. The place also has some rules, like no showers between 23.00-6.00 and no racketing, but that was ok for us. Bed linen & towel costs 50Kr more. It is pretty economical for budget travellers to cook there as will cause some restaurants are pretty expensive in Kiruna. There is a Coop and an ICA close by to shop.

It's about 10 minutes walk away from Camp Ripan, where after 21.30 the ski track lights go off and it is pretty dark, where you can see the Northern-light less the distraction of city lights. It is about 15 mins from the ski-slope where if you take the snow mobile trail to the other side you can view the Northern-lights too.

The landlady lives upstairs. She is a nice person and will give you some basic tips. All in all, a very good and budget place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 11, 2010

Firstly, it was very difficult to find information on the Point North Hostel. The website doesn't appear to work, and my request for further information via email got a reply with availability and price details only. So, I was a bit wary of what exactly I was getting.

Luckily, it was better than expected. 200SEK per person was enough to get a private room (we were travelling as a couple) with 3 bunks and table and chairs. There seemed to be three other rooms of a similar size. These shared a decent sized kitchen with full sized fridge/freezer and all necessities, and a large dining room with games and tv. There wasn't a lounge area as such though, which was a shame as there was no real area to really relax. There was one shower/toilet, and a separate toilet, which was fine when we were there (there were 4 other people staying) but I can only imagine could be a problem if the hostel was full.

The communal areas were all very clean. The room at first seemed clean, but there was quite a bit of dust accumulated in the unused areas of the room - the system is supposed to be that you clean the room when you leave (or pay a cleaning fee), but this wasn't enforced when we stayed - and so we left it in the same state as when we arrived, which is probably what occupants had been doing for some time!

Location wise, it was an easy 10 min walk from the Kiruna shops & information centre, where the airport bus drops you off. There is also a supermarket, corner store and pizzeria nearby.

Overall, it was good value for the price, and I would consider staying there again if I was in Kiruna for a night or two.

There is some info at http://www.kirunalapland.se/en/Stay/Youth-hostel/Point-North-Youth-Hostel/, and the email address is kerstin@pointnorth.se

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2016, traveled solo
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Address: 31 Hermelinsgatan, Kiruna 981 39, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Norrbotten County > Kiruna
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Ranked #6 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Kiruna
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