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Marit og Kare Osterhus's guesthouse: A house to ourselves

After the cramped conditions of the hostel at Lysebotn you may crave some comfort and you will find it here. The owners of the guesthouse let out an apartment for four and a house with 12 beds in 4 rooms. Bed linen is provided, so no need to bring the sleeping bags from the car. We had the ground floor bedroom but, as there were no other guests staying there at the time, the whole house was at our disposal, including the fully equipped kitchen and the enormous living room with plenty of sofas and armchairs and, should we want to write a postcard or consult a map, a desk in the corner. The french windows opened onto a big terrace and garden. It's a pity we didn't have enough time to enjoy it as it rained when we arrived. The owner was very keen on giving us information on the area but he spoke very little English. Still, the leaflets he provided said it all.
We paid 400 NOK, much less than for the cubbyhole in the hostel at Lysebotn and wished we could stay longer as it would have been a nice place to spend a holiday. Provided of course that we didn't have to share the house with a crowd of other people.

The best equipped house we have ever stayed in. Everything was there: from a needle and thread in many colours to.... a harpsichord in the living room. The owner has a boat which can be hired - I am not sure if he charges his guests for that.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Sailing and Boating, Road Trip
  • Written October 8, 2005
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Preikestolhytta: Stay near Preikestolen

This accommodation was suggested to us at Lysebotn. The place, from which you could visit Preikestolen, was bound to have free rooms. If you stayed at the Lysebotn Tourist Camp the night before, you could get a 10% reduction on their charges. That would still amount to nearly 600 NOK for a double room. As it was raining anyway, we thought the hike to Preikestolen would be impossible and drove on.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Hiking and Walking, National/State Park
  • Written October 8, 2005
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Youth Hostel at Lysebotn Tourist Camp: The last resort

That was our last resort - we had nearly ended up sleeping in the car after the campsite and B&B at Adneram proved to be fully booked. It was there that I came to like the Norwegians a bit less when a couple of middle-aged tourists, grinning like malicious trolls, had advised us to spend the night outdoors. So we took the road to Lysebotn not a little anxious. There was no way back. We found no free cabins at the Lysebotn Tourist Camp but there were still rooms at the hostel. That was our last resort, very expensive I must say. 250 NOK per person in a small room with two bunk-beds and no other furniture sounds exorbitant to me. There was no chair and the beds were too low to sit on, so you could only lie down. The kitchen was upstairs, but we didn't use it, too tired to cook. Although nearly all the rooms were free, and the front door unlocked, we had not been given the key to the room. The receptionist assured us there was no need to lock the door, but, just in case, we kept most of the things in the car until we came back there for the night. The only person staying there (a friend of the receptionist?) did lock his door by the way. The bathroom cum toilet was communal with a rather dirty shower smelling of fungi. To be on the safe side, we washed in the bath tub.
By the way, the prices of cabins were 650 NOK per night (for four people) and a larger one at 950 NOK . Better make a reservation, especially at weekends.

Closeness to the Lysefjord, breathtaking scenery all around

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Road Trip
  • Written October 8, 2005
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