We expected hostel standards, but it was better then we thought. Nice bar, rooms are clean. It is possible to blackout them during midnight sun (not 100% but enough).
Hotel is obout 30 minutes by foot from city center.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Svalbard Museum, Svalbard Church, and University Centre in …More
I stayed at another hotel that was cheaper for two nights and "upgraded" to the Spitsbergen Hotel (which *everyone* locally calls the "Funken") for my last night. It was $50 more, but 1) I got a private bathroom instead of a shared one 2) the fantastic, vegetarian-friendly breakfast was included 3) the room is nicer and larger, with a full desk 4) there are more shared areas to sit and read 5) wi-fi reaches into the bedroom 6) there is always staff at the reception to help.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Svalbard Museum and Svalbard Church. University Centre in …More