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Nybyen Vei 100-7, Longyearbyen 9171 Norway
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 11 Speciality lodging in Longyearbyen
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Gjestehuset 102 is a budget accommodation located in Nybyen, about 2 km from the center of Longyearcity. From 1946 until 2001, the guesthouse was the home for the miners. In 1999, barrack 102 became Gjestehuset 102. Gjestehuset 102 has 61 beds (single rooms, double rooms and 4-person dorms). We offer lodging with character, casual atmosphere, history and soul. The standard is simple but pleasant Welcome to Gjestehuset 102, your home away from home!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Shuttle bus service
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Filipino, Norwegian and 2 more
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Matthijs Kralt wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions
Traveled to Longyearbyen on my solo trip and staying at this hostel was the perfect place to have a comfortable, social stay in the Arctic. The people here are amazingly friendly and will help you with booking your activities. Breakfast is included and is really good as well. And also the price for the dorm room is really good, so would definitely stay here as well when I return to the arctic! (Maybe in spring/summer as now I was here in November during polar night haha)
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: I think all rooms are pretty similar, you can either look out on the road, or my room was looking...
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Response from Angie Magnaong, Guest Services / Front Office at Gjestehuset 102
Responded 5 Dec 2021
Thank you for your feedback and kind words, travelingtice! We are happy to know that you had a nice time with us. We hope to see you back here some other time! :)
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Jo wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
It's located out of town, so you can see reindeers in the morning, have best chance of seeing northern lights and just have some rest in nearby nature. Breakfast had everything you need for a proper start. Just the rooms were a bit noisy, so if you sensitive about it bring some earplugs ;)
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Angie Magnaong, Guest Services / Front Office at Gjestehuset 102
Responded 5 Dec 2021
Thank you for your feedback, Joanna! We're happy to be a part of your Svalbard journey. We hope to accommodate you again on the next one! :)
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Marie B wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
First impression while wandering towards the mountain side leaving town, sea and literally civilization only for one last night: „why did I choose this remote place in this alreaaaaaady remote place, it’ll gonna take me forever to join folks back in town in the evening. BUT I never made my way down to town this night, even if it was my last night in Svalbard, because I just really enjoyed the Gjestehuset with this dedicated staff - Angie (hope it is spelled right) and everyone else, the mountain view and the whole unique atmosphere, the other tourists, the spontaneous BBQ...!!!!! - it was the perfect ending of a perfect trip. Thanks loads, Gjestehuset 💙
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Olena Hindseth, General Manager at Gjestehuset 102
Responded 14 Sep 2021
MariebB2863KL, Thank you so much for your choice and warm words, we are like that sometimes very spontaneous, we hope to see you again soon!
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Espen82 wrote a review Jul 2021
Trondheim, Norway46 contributions57 helpful votes
We just came home from an amazing stay 102. Higly recommended! We got a early bird price at 114 $ per night. This is by far the cheapest price for any accomodation in Longyearbyen. There might maybe be a few private room AirBnB's that maybe can match it, but then you are realy lucky. The rest of the Hotels and Guesthouses in Longyearbyen are crazy overpriced starting at around 200 bucks per night. This is expensive eaven compared to mainland Norway. Gjestehuset does the job. It is warm, safe and clean. It is in walking distance from the center, and a very nice brekky is included. The staff is wonderfull and kind and offered me free homemade spicy chicken. Thank you so much. :) Dont expect the Hilton, but i guess no one with a little bit of research will when they compare with the rest of the options in Svalbard. I did not ask for the Hotel room price when I was in Pyramiden, that might actually be cheaper. :D Anyway, great people, great place. Would stay again for sure. <3
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Date of stay: July 2021
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Olena Hindseth, General Manager at Gjestehuset 102
Responded 14 Sep 2021
Dear Espen82, we thank you so much for the rate and description, such words make us happy and constantly force to do even a better job for our guests. You are welcome again, again and again, to come back and stay with us!
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roman wrote a review Jan 2021
Nepal2 contributions1 helpful vote
It's a nice simple place with clean rooms, working facilities and very friendly & helpful management. Located a bit off the city center, but it's a pleasant walk, and not a long one. I stayed at 102 in 2016 and 2020 and will choose it again if i happen to come back to Svalbard - as much for hospitality as for the price (most likely the cheapest in Longyearbyen) and the manager's readiness to help in whatever your requests might be. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Olena Hindseth, General Manager at Gjestehuset 102
Responded 2 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for the rate, we would be happy to meet you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gjestehuset 102
Which popular attractions are close to Gjestehuset 102?
Nearby attractions include Spitzbergen Adventures (2.8 km), Svalbard Museum (2.8 km), and Svalbard Kirke (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gjestehuset 102?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Gjestehuset 102?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Gjestehuset 102?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gjestehuset 102?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gjestehuset 102?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gruvelageret, Restaurant Polfareren, and Fruene Kaffe Og Vinbar.
Does Gjestehuset 102 have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gjestehuset 102 offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gjestehuset 102?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Thai, Filipino, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.
Does Gjestehuset 102 have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.