Kerjalon Hostel

Oyggjarvegur 45, Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
#6 of 8 hotels in Tórshavn
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Tórshavn's Hostel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 17, 2007

This hostel has magnificent views... but you have to pay for the views, because it's a long uphill walk from town. The hostel itself is no-frills -- a "double room" is really a 4-bunk room reserved for two. On the positive side, the room is quite spacious. No breakfast is served, though you can purchase a pricey breakfast at the nearby 4-star Hotel Hotel Føroyar (incidentally, you'll also normally check in at the hotel). There is, however, a common refrigerator and kitchen for guests' use. Note you're expected to clean up after yourself. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers on the first floor; 6 x Kr 10 coins and 1 x Kr 2 coin are what you need to clean your clothes (Kr 30 for washer, Kr 30 for dryer, Kr 2 for detergent). The soda/snack machines also take Kr 10 coins. You can get change at the Hotel Føroyar counter.

When we stayed here (June 2007), we were charged DKK 370 per night for a double room. The website now says a room costs DKK 410. A bunk in a quad costs DKK 175. Hostel members can get about a DKK 15 discount. Sheets are not provided but mandatory. You can rent sheets from the hotel for a one-time fee of DKK 65. Note also that the hostel does not allow alcohol or tobacco.

Unique Quality: - Inexpensive place to stay
- Excellent views
- Common kitchen

Directions: From the harbor, work your way to Dalavegur, near the old cemetery. Then walk up, up, UP... always making your way towards the Hyundai dealership on the hill. Turn left on the footpath until you see the hotel. Check in at Hotel Føroyar.

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Great hostel, nice area!!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 6, 2007

YHA Kerjalon belongs to 4-star Hotel Foroyar and is on top of a hill too. You can use some facilities of the hotel but the YHA has everything you need. A good bed, enough space for taking a shower and a big kitchen and washing area!! The surroundings of the hostel are just excellent!! It is 30 minute walk/climb from the city centre, going down goes faster and takes about 20 minutes!!

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