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Kræmmervika, Ballstad, 8373, Norway

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Overall Rating 85%

From 20 Reviews

Hostel rating (20)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 85%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 88%
Security 86%
Service 78%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 82%

Lofoten Hostel Ballstad is the ideal base for experiencing the Lofoten Islands. Sleep! Eat! Hike! Fish! See the sights! Share!

  • Dorm
    From $37.70
10 or more people?

Ballstad Hostel

Hostel Ballstad

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

A great place to stay in Lofoten. HI Lofoten Hostel Ballstad and Kremmervika Rorbuer can offer a wide range of accomodation, from cheap dormbeds and cooking facilities, to antique "rorbo"s where fishermen lived during codfishing. Rorbo 's are located in picturesque surroundings at the heart of Lofoten, in the fishing village of Ballstad. From here you can enjoy a wide range of fantastic experiences all year round; A Fisherman's cabin / fisherman home where you can find shelter, with activities such as ocean fishing/ fresh water fishing, breath-taking treks in the mountains, arctic surfing or adventurous ocean safaris.

Picturesque surroundings in summer and winter enjoy holidays with a focus on relaxing, cycling, climbing, arctic surf, ocean safari or fishing. From Lofoten you can get a clear view of the Northern lights (Aurora borealis) during the winter and the Midnight Sun during the summer.

In total Lofoten Hostel Ballstad offers accommodation, restaurant, bars, conference rooms as well as a wide range of activities adjusted to the four seasons of Lofoten. Book your meals in advance either at reseption, by phone or sms. You can always reach our reseption by phone, tlf number +47-97968860

Ballstad Hostel

Ballstad Hostel


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 04:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 08:00
From 12:00 to 10:00
From 15:00 to 15:00
From 21:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 47 97968860

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hiking tracks Ballstad - Grena (Less than 500 m)
  • Fishing area Nappstraumen (1 to 2km)
  • Lofotr Viking Museum (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Perfect location right "on" the sea, cozy!


Avatar for Line Hafsahl

Line Hafsahl,

Sat 05 Aug 2017

Ich wurde von einem betrunkenen Jugendherbergebesitzer empfangen und erhielt sehr ungenaue Angaben über das Haus,welches weiter in der Bucht lag.Die Zimmertüre war nicht schliessbar und nicht abschliessbar .Das Erdgeschoss roch unangenehm. Die Duschentrennwand war nicht dicht.


Avatar for Heidi


Sun 30 Jul 2017

Check-in war absolut unbrauchbar, keine klare Anweisung wo sich das Hostel befindet, wie der Betrieb organisiert ist... (ich habe für 2 Nächte gebucht, nach der ersten Nacht wurden meine sämtlichen persönlichen Waren d.h. Nahrungsmittel und Handtuch entwendet auf nimmer Wiedersehen :-(!!!!!


Avatar for Marisa


Thu 27 Jul 2017

Die Herberge hat schöne Räumlichkeiten u hübsche Lage. Leider ist Orga u Management ziemlich unterirdisch, weil der Inhaber dauerbesoffen scheint und der Rest der Mitarbeiter nur temporär dort zu arbeiten scheint und nicht kompetent ist. Alle sehr freundlich, aber etwas chaotisch. Und der Inhaber in stärker angetrunkenen Zustand auch ein wenig übergriffig gegenüber Frauen. Schwierig die Linie zu ziehen, aber so dass es ein ungutes Gefühl hinterlässt. Schade,denn eigentlich ist er ein netter Kerl.


Avatar for Nicola


Wed 26 Jul 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Distance to Theatre (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Best way to get to Lofoten Hostel Ballstad is to fly directly from Bodø to Leknes. Several flights every day. 11km from airport.
Bus to Ballstad every day from Leknes Å Svolvær Stamsund. Bus stop 250m from Hostel.
From Bodø Northbound Hurtigrute leaves every day from Bodø to Stamsund at 3pm. The crossing takes about 4 hours.
No metro.
Alternate Transport
Hostel located at Ballstad near Kremmervika. Reception near Restaurant "Havets Helter" and pub "25 mars". Reception is common with Kremmervika Rorbuer. Good parking facilities.
Onsite parking. Its possible to drive to Lofoten without being dependant on boat transportation.
Nearest Rail is Bodø or Narvik.

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