Spitsbergen Guesthouse

P.O. Box 500, Longyearbyen, I 9171, Norway
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Generally on accommodation in Longyearbyen:

by Saagar about All accommodation

There are four categories of accommodation for visitors to Longyearbyen:
1) Guesthouses, the cheapest available accommodation in Longyearbyen. There are two of them located at Nybyen section of town; Nybyen Guesthouse 102 and Spitsbergen Guesthouse.
2) Cheaper hotel/pension: there is only one in this category - Mary-Ann's Polarrigg at Sjøområdet/Skjæringa part of town.
3) Hotels; of which there are three: Radisson, Funken, and Basecamp. Overpriced.
4) Flats for rent; various categories, good for several persons and for long-term stays.

In addition, there is a camping site between Hotellneset harbour area and the airport. All accommodation in Longyearbyen is overpriced. Transport cost of goods counts for the main excuse. Check if breakfast and perhaps lunch packet (if going hiking) is included in the price.
All booking can be done by internet, and the best portal is the main Svalbard tourism portal www.svalbard.net
There are high and low-season periods. The high season starts late January and ends in August.
Some accommodation is closed during low season; parts of the guest houses and hotels are shut down.

Longyearbyen - bus from airport

by hauteboy

There is a bus that picks up passengers from the airport and transports you to the hotels/guesthouses in town, the price is now one-way NOK50 for adults and NOK30 for students. The bus will also pick up at the hotels for the return flight at fixed times. Once in town, there isn't any public transportation, it's either by taxi, walking, or bicycle. If staying in Nybyen at the Spitsbergen Guesthouse or Guesthouse 102 it is about a 15-20 minute walk down to the rest of town.

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Places to Stay in Longyearbyen (Svalbard).

by vladimir_yorrick

Hi,

I am looking at staying in Longyearbyen for a couple of months.

I have done some basic enquires on accommodation. I could only afford guesthouses. Could someone who has stayed at:
1) Mary-Ann's Polarrigg
2) Spitsbergen Guesthouse
3) The '102' Guesthouse
please tell me a bit more about these places?

Thank you.

RE: Places to Stay in Longyearbyen (Svalbard).

by Mittnic

I have stayed at Mary-Ann's and had nothing to complain about. Clean and simple. The rooms are small but there is a big common room and also a kitchen with cooking facilities.

RE: Places to Stay in Longyearbyen (Svalbard).

by vladimir_yorrick

Thanks Mittnic. It looks like a good place to stay.

Has anyone stayed at the Spitsbergen Guesthouse? I would appreciate your comments. From the map, it is in Nybyen, which looks like it is around two kilometres from the shops/centre.

RE: Places to Stay in Longyearbyen (Svalbard).

by SebastianoCampo

Why don't you try to contact stefano@poliarctici.com? He can provide accommodation in flat with private kitchen and bathroom (bed linen and kitchen equipment included).I have been there, very very good...

Bye

Sebastiano

RE: RE: Places to Stay in Longyearbyen (Svalbard).

by Saagar

see my pages for info on spitsbergen guest house, 102 and others; and other VTers have tips on these places, too.
saagar

RE: RE: Places to Stay in Longyearbyen (Svalbard).

by tini58de

We stayed at the Guesthouse 102 and were very pleased with it! (read my accomodation tip on it, if you are interested). Nybyen is about 2 km walk from the "center", but that is no problem at all! Good luck on your stay in Longyearbyen!

Travel Tips for Longyearbyen

Helpful links

by tini58de

When preparing a trip to Longyearbyen, the following links might be helpful:

http://www.longyearbyen.net

http://www.svalbard.com

http://www.wildlife.no

http://www.svalbard.net

http://www.sysselmannen.svalbard.no

Mining city

by tini58de

Longyearbyen has been founded 100 years ago (1906) as a mining town - and that is what it is all about! Until recently the coal mines were the main employer and the major income, but now this has changed. Still you are able to visit various coal mines and see the statue of the coal miner in the pedestrian area of Longyearbyen.

Coal is what it is all about!

There is NO townsquare in Longyearbyen

by globetrott

Do not expect a regular town-square or a system of streets in the city of Lonyearbyen - it is all a bit different, and it all serves the purpose to be able to survive the hard , cold and almost dark wintertime as good as possible. Cars and ski-doos will be parked unlocked somewhere behind the houses, thieves would not be able to get far with them anyway... I saw great pictures of the lighted town of Longyearbyen in wintertime, when the sun never rises for several months. It might be depressive, when you have to live that way for several months, when you come just as a visitor for a few days it might be very romantic and interesting !

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