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  • Reviews: 1

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Longyearbyen Camping: World's Northernmost Campground

This is your chance to stay at World's Northernmost Campground!
And the cheapest option as well. It has got a service building with full equiped kitchen which is usually open 24 hours a day (maybe I should write here 2400 hours? Because there is no night!).
4 showers & 6 toilets, postcards and other merchandize availible.
It is true what they say "Longyearbyen Camping - Closest to Nature"
Downside; there is no internet connection and you have to pay cash.
It is next to the airport, but there are only 1 - 3 flights a day.
But they offer a nice and cozy atmosphere with the best views 'in town'.

The Arctic-Naked-Bathing-Club! If you are willing to take a skinny dip in fjord... They lean you a towel and give you a certificate :-)
The best views across the fjord, where you can see the Arctic light chance every minute....
It is not unusual to see wildlife like Spitsbergen Reindeer, Arctic Fox or Beluga Whales!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written October 22, 2009

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Guesthouse 102

This place used to be a miners' home - now it is a guest house with single, double and dormitory rooms. It has been renovated in the 1990s, so the standard is very nice. The showers and rooms are clean, there is a shared TV room and a kitchen for self catering.

Breakfast (very yummy!) and linens/towels are included in the price.

Very helpful staff, clean and most reasonable, although Svalbard/Spitsbergen is very expensive!

The shared dormitories have both men and women mixed - (I still feel sorry for the guy who had to put up with us three ladies....)!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written May 25, 2006
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Gjestehuset 102: historical hostel

The booking is made directly or through the travel agency Wild Life (better through Wild Life because they make discount).

This was a former residence for the miners dating from 1946. It is very nice and convenient, and not expensive. I recommend it. I had a look at it and liked it, but finally, since I was very short of money, decided to sleep for free in the Public Library, upstairs of the Protestant Church, which is free, 24 hours open with gratis hot tea and delicious biscuits at your discretion.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written April 13, 2006

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It is simple, as it should be in Longyearbyen!: Gjestehuset 102

This was the cheapest place to stay in Longyearbyen, and if you are looking for a luxuryvacation - Svalbard might be the wrong place anyway.

This guesthouse is as simple as it gets. It was raised for the miners in 1946, so that should give you an idea of what kind of rooms and beds they have.

But it is a charming place, it looks like a very simple norwegian home (with many bedrooms). It reminds me of the type of place schoolchildren goes to on camp.

When you are in Svalbard, you will probably do a lot of walking. At least I did. And I was so tired every night, that any bed would be wonderful.

It was called "Millionærheimen" which means the millionaires home. Very strange. I do not kjnow if it was ironic, or if the standard elsewhere used to be even simpler.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Adventure Travel, Hiking and Walking, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written February 7, 2006

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Radisson SAS polar hotel: standard hotel

a nice hotel with everything u need for a perfect holiday, pub, restaurant, relax, trips, sauna, info....everything u need
was in 1996 a hotel in lillehammer und olympic games, moved up to longyearbyen by boat

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 24, 2004

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  • Reviews: 472

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Guest House 102

Simple guest house standard with informal atmosphere.

Former miner’s residence dating back to 1946 in south Longyearbyen

nicknamed the ”millionaires’ home”. Shared TV lounge and kitchenette.
It is very nice and clean.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, National/State Park
  • Written July 14, 2003
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