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, , Balestrand, 6899, Balestrand, 6899, Norway

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Overall Rating 95%

From 22 Reviews

Hostel rating (22)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 98%
Security 91%
Service 97%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 86%

Balestrand HI Hostel is located in Balestrand, known for its breathtaking nature, with a narrow fjord surrounded by tall mountain peaks.

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Balestrand Hostel

Hostel Balestrand

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 12/06/2017 to 17/08/2017

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +47 57691303

Fax. +47 57691670

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sognefjord akvarium (Less than 500 m)
  • Nygards Glacier (More than 10km)
  • Urnes stave church (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Absolut klasse. Tolle Zimmer, das beste Frühstück in Norwegen mit frischen Waffeln, frischen und heißen Spiegeleiern, frischem Obst und vielem mehr. Super Frühstücksraum mit Sicht auf den Fjord. Zimmer wie im Hotel, tolle Lage, absolut ruhig und erholsam. Absolut zu empfehlen.


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Mon 29 Aug 2016

Weniger Einmalverpackungen beim Frühstück;


Avatar for Michael


Thu 25 Aug 2016

Väldigt trevligt boende. Vandrarhem med hotellkänsla! Bra läge med mycket vacker utsikt. Trevlig och hjälpsam personal.


Avatar for Märit


Mon 22 Aug 2016

The youth hostel in Balestrand is a very charming place with a beautiful view over the Fjord! Perfect starting point for hikes, walks through the village and fjordsightseeing:) Restaurants, touristinformation and harbour are super close!


Avatar for Laura


Sun 21 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Sogndal Airport (SOG) 60 km plus ferry.
200m to the bus stop.
200m Express boat from o.a. Bergen and Flam.
Alternate Transport
Located in the town centre At or near hostel
Onsite parking.

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