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Coal Miners’ Cabins
Ranked #2 of 4 Longyearbyen B&B and Inns
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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, so all fine. The room was very clean and warm and that's what you are looking for, it was big enough with a decent view, breakfast had everything you could look for. Staff were helpful. I would stay here again no problems.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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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 get ready for cold and wind :)
It is a bit far from city center ( if we can call it that way ) but the view is nicer as you can see the whole area from the hight.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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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 the reception.

The guesthouse is located slightly outside Longyearbyen (20-min walking distance).

We highly recommend this place and will definitely book it again if we come back to Svalbard.

Corinne, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank CoccinelleCorinne
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Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

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 scenery is lovely . If you are worried about such a short walk I would suggest visiting an Arctic island isn't for you . Breakfast is buffet and excellent . If you have rifles as we did reception will look after them . I cannot praise staff enough 5 star service for a value price .

Stayed: May 2014
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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 only a short walk away (700 m) and Spitsbergen Hotel with bar and restaurant is 1,3 km down the valley.

All companies that arrange excursions have pickup at the hotel. Make sure you get out of town and experience the artic wilderness.
It's hard not to come back, if you been ther once!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Simple, but yet nice accomodation. If you are not bothered by walking some steps to get to the city center, this place is perfect for people who'd rather spend their money on activites than accomodation. The rooms are simple but very clean, the same with the washing rooms. We even had our own sink in our room, which was really convenient. There was also a small but very clean kitchen that could be us by the guests.

Breakfast was included - simple but more than sufficient. People at the reception were very kind and helpful.

Since we were on Svalbard during the midnight sun season, we could have wished for darker curtains, but the sleeping masks did their job as well ;)

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sink, than you will be a bit more independent from the bathrooms in rush hours...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank LilleAnnelie
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

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 at.
I have met many different people here,and it is a great place to Network and meet other people with the same interest for the Arctic nature.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Thomas B
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Address: Nybyen, Longyearbyen 9170, Norway (Formerly Spitsbergen Guesthouse)
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Location: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Longyearbyen
Price Range: $55 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Coal Miners’ Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coal Miners' Cabins offers reasonably priced accommodation, located in the upper part of the Longyear valley and within reach of mountains and glaciers. The place is an excellent starting point for hiking, skiing and snowmobile trips. Coal Miners' Cabins is the place to stay for those who want to get the real experience of the mining period on Svalbard. Coal Miners' Cabins is located in Nybyen, Longyearbyen's small "suburb" is within walking distance from downtown. ... more   less 
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Spitsbergen Guesthouse Hotel Longyearbyen
Coal Miners’ Cabins Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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