Balestrand Hostel is a seasonal hostel, located in the centre of Balestrand with good views over the Sognefjord. All bedrooms have newly renovated bathrooms and most have a balcony. Communal areas include a spacious breakfast room, living room and an extended guest kitchen.

Excellent opportunities to hike on well-defined trails and sheltered waters prime for perfect fishing and boating activities. The hostel has recently built an activity centre by the fjord where aquariums, models and a slide-show illustrate life in the Sognefjord. The hostel is a good base for excursions to the glacier and other attractions in the area such as art galleries and historical sites.

Visit Norway and stay in Balestrand for sublime views, geographic wonder and for the perfect outdoors getaway holiday.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sports & Activities

Green rating



Beware: the bed sheets are NOT included in the price! We were charged 50NOK per person for sleeping there one night - and had to wait 2 emails and 2 weeks for an explanation. Kitchenette very dirty. Breakfast is OK.


Avatar for Serena


Sun 24 Aug 2014

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

The food store near the dock.

Avatar for Chuck


Sun 07 Jul 2013

Where next?

If you go to Flam leave the cruise ship crowds for the original town of Flam up the valley. Take the Flambanan train up to Myrdal, but hike or rent a bike in Myrdal for the return trip down the valley back to Flam. Ever so much better than the train ride! Spectacular waterfalls and a rest stop at a goat farm that sells fresh cheese. Try the brown goat cheese! Delicious.

Avatar for Danella


Mon 12 Aug 2013