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Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel, Longyearbyen

2-star2 stars
Svalbard Wildlife Eiendom AS, Nybyen, Longyearbyen, 9171, Svalbard

Ski-in/ski-out hostel with ski storage, near Svalbard Museum
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Cheapest option in the area, clean and good staff. Far from the city to be prepared for a…Mar 13, 2019
  • I really liked this place. When I decided to go Longyearbyen I didn’t expected that i…Jan 30, 2019

Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel, Longyearbyen

from $82
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm, Non Smoking (1 bed in Shared room)
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm

What’s around Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel, Longyearbyen


  • Svalbard Museum - 25 min walk
  • Svalbard Church - 28 min walk
  • Svalbard Kirke - 28 min walk
  • University Centre in Svalbard - 36 min walk
  • Spitsbergen Airship Museum - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Longyearbyen (LYR-Svalbard) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 4 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1948
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Playground on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel, Longyearbyen’s small print

Also known as

  • Gjestehuset 102 Hostel Longyearbyen
  • Gjestehuset 102 Hostel
  • Gjestehuset 102 Longyearbyen
  • Gjestehuset 102
  • Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel Longyearbyen
  • Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for NOK 0 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel, Longyearbyen

  • Does Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel?
    This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Svalbard Museum (1.3 mi) and Svalbard Church (1.5 mi), along with Svalbard Kirke (1.5 mi) and University Centre in Svalbard (1.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 86 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Overall, a very nice hostel! The breakfast was free and the spread was really really great. The showers and bathrooms were clean and the main rooms gave off a homey vibe. All in all i was pleasantly surprised.
Michael, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Keep my room, I’ll be back 😅
I’ve been staying there for my second time. I love that place! It’s silent, away form those fancy hotels in the middle of Longyearbyen and also just a few steps away from an awesome spot without light pollution. I’ll be back in Svalbard with a small crew to make a documentary and hope to stay there this time too
Enrico Luigi, gb5 night trip
Very Good 8.0
I booked my stay quite a few months ago and hadnt realised that I would be staying in a mixed dormitory. I did initially give a poor review but then discussed it with the receptionist at the hostel. I had no complaints about the rest of my stay. The breakfast was excellent.
JANET, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
We were unable to use our booking because SAS cancelled the flights needed for this stay. Despite having 10 months to find other occupants for the room they would not give us a refund. They showed a complete lack of understanding and empathy because of their no cancellation policy, even though the cancellation was not our fault. Unhelpful and greedy.
Paul, gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Simple good hotel.
Simple hotel in the style of a hostel. Clean rooms, friendly staff, good breakfast. Location very good for watching northern lights.
Peter, ie5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Affordable and comfortable
Very comfortable and affordable accommodation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was brilliant!
Jennifer, au4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good value
Very convenient comfortable and affordable accommodation. We loved our stay there and the breakfasts were excellent.
Jennifer, au5 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
6 days outside Longyearbyen
This was the cheapest hotel we could find for the dates we were in Svalbard. The breakfast was decent, the communal showers, toilets and kitchen were all clean. The wifi was great. It was noisy from the other rooms and the corridor with people coming and going at all hours. If you can afford to go on any activities then they will all pick you up directly from the accommodation. The walk from Nybyen to the shops and restaurants in Longyearbyen was quite tedious after doing it 5 or 6 times, especially if there was an icy wind blowing down the hill into your face. But a lot of people come to Svalbard for that kind of experience so it's up to you to embrace it if you can.
gbRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
For the no-frills traveller
The good: place is no frills, value-for-money. Breakfast provided. To be improved: Bed size and lockers. The bunk beds were a little small. Those on the bottom bunk cannot sit up straight. There is a single closet for a room of 4 people. Again, as the bunk beds are short, you can't fit a large luggage under the bed either.
sg4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Value-for-money Stay in Svalbard
Amazing! Awesome! Hostel was clean, well equipped and well maintained. Service was cheerful and efficient. Breakfast was simple but adequate. A nice 30 minute leisurely stroll to town centre. Location was incredible, right next to majestic views. And best of all, a short walk away, wonderful views of northern lights, best times 12 midnight to 2 am (weather permitting)
Khia Kiam, sg3 night romance trip

Gjestehuset 102 - Hostel, Longyearbyen

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