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Kræmmervika, Ballstad, 8373, Norway

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Overall Rating 80%

From 28 Reviews

Hostel rating (28)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 81%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 88%
Security 84%
Service 78%
Comfort 73%
Green rating 75%

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

  • Private
    From €58.87
10 or more people?

Ballstad Hostel

Hostel Ballstad

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Lofoten Hostel Ballstad and Kremmervika Rorbuer is 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.

Maria and Torgunn

Maria and Torgunn


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

From 10:00 to 12:00
From 15:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 04:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 47 76 06 09 20

Fax. + 47 76 06 09 26

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



Definitely the most beautiful hostel I have ever stayed in. I had a very memorable time there and hope to be back soon!


Avatar for Hunter


Tue 21 Feb 2017

All'arrivo non c'era nessuno... ho dovuto chiamare ed il proprietario era sorpreso del nostro arrivo. Dopo 30 minuti di attesa ho richiamato, visto che non arrivava nessuno: mi hanno dato il codice per entrare nella reception e prendere la chiave. Entriamo nella nostra "casetta" e ci rendiamo conto che tutti i riscaldamenti sono spenti... (fuori sono zero gradi). Sono stato molte altre volte in vostri ostelli... ma questo non ha niente a che vedere con i servizi che solitamente date


Avatar for Samuel


Mon 06 Feb 2017

2 nuits dans cette auberge en octobre : nous étions les seuls clients ! Nous avons donc eu droit à un petit rorbu ( très propre et confortable) pour 8 à la place des dortoirs :) Par contre aucun service de disponible ( penser à faire les courses en avance : 40min de marche avant la 1ère supérette !) et pas de wifi...


Avatar for Clara


Wed 02 Nov 2016


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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