It is half-an-hour away from the city center walking. Some people might think that it is a problem, but I thought it was perfect. I could walk right out and be at the spot where everyone goes to see the northern lights. The hotel breakfast is filling, the tours pick you up right there. I only walked to the city center to shop for some groceries and go out in a restaurant (30min walk). If you need some last minute food or drinks (even lunch packs and full thermos), they sell them at the reception so you are never "stranded". It is a guest house, so the bathrooms are outside the rooms and shared, but they are clean. The communal breakfast in the morning is a great way to start the day. You can store food in the shared refrigerators in the kitchen and cook your own food too.
Traveller from New York, NY
Situated in Longyearbyen, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Svalbard Museum, Svalbard Church, and University Centre in …More
Very friendly and helpful staff. The food in the bar is good and the drinks are reasonably priced (by Norwegian standards! ). The room was basic but clean. The blackout blind wasn't great and would benefit from being a tighter fit to the wall, but the bathroom facilities were good and having a kitchen gives you the option to save some money by self catering. I really enjoyed my stay and certainly stay again.
Traveller from C
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Svalbard Museum, Svalbard Church, and University Centre in …More