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Gaustatoppen Hostel

Kvitåvatn, Gaustatoppen, 3660, Norway

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Overall Rating 87%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 91%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 94%
Security 83%
Service 86%
Comfort 84%
Green rating 89%

Gaustatoppen Hostel is a cosy hostel, situated in an area of dramatic natural beauty, only a few hours drive from Oslo.

  • Dorm
    From €24.28
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Gaustatoppen Hostel

Hostel Gaustatoppen

Welcome to our hostel

Gaustatoppen Hostel is within 300 metres of Gaustablikk Ski Centre and Lake Kvitávatn.

The hostel offers a shared kitchen, a bookable sauna and a garden with playground. Wi-Fi is free throughout the premises. Gaustatoppen Hostel’s rooms have wooden décor and an armchair or seating area. Toilets and showers are either private or shared. In summer, guests can unwind with a game of mini golf. Ski equipment is available for rent on site. Other facilities include a terrace, ski storage room and BBQ area.

Gaustatoppen, southern Norway’s highest mountain, is 5km from Hostel Gaustatoppen. Hiking and cross-country ski trails run right by the property. Rjukan and Dale are within a 20 minute drive.




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 16:00 and 21:00
  • 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
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

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

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:30 to 10:30
From 17:00 to 19:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +47 35092040

Fax. +47 35092095

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Gaustatoppen (5 to 10km)
  • Nature (At or next to the hostel)
  • Rjukan (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



We had a very pleasant stay at Gaustadtoppen hostel, and I can highly recommend it. We are already planning on going back with more friends!


Avatar for Trine


Mon 21 Sep 2015

It was a splendid view from our balcony to Gausta and room was so nice 😊


Avatar for Bjarne


Thu 17 Sep 2015

Buchung angeblich nicht im System.1-Bett-Zimmer war laut Rezeption nicht über HI zu buchen, auf Website jedoch buchbar. Preis von 225 NOK war wohl nicht richtig. Im Endeffekt kostete das Bett im Schlafsaal 400 NOK und die Anzahlung bei Buchung wurde nicht abgezogen. Lage gut, der Zustand des Hostels (zumindest der Bereich der Backpacker-Zimmer) sehr renovierungsbedürftig. Es gab genau ein Bad, das auch nur aus einem maroden Raum mit 2 Gemeinschafts-Duschen und einem Waschbecken bestand.


Avatar for Christian


Sun 06 Sep 2015

Really a very comfortable and convenient hostel! The kitchen is phantastic, very well equipped and hospitable. We really liked it and would come again any time.


Avatar for Reinhard


Tue 18 Aug 2015

L'emplacement est chouette, une belle balade autour du lac à faire. Les salles de vies communes sont très jolies et sympas et le repas du soir est très bon. Nous étions dans un dortoir de 6 mixte au fin fond d'un couloir qui sentait les égouts ... Sécurité moyen car rien ne fermait à clé.


Avatar for Elise


Thu 06 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The nearest bus stop is 12km from the hostel
Alternate Transport
The hostel is situated outside Rjukan. Take the exit from RV 37 at Dale to Gaustatoppen and Tuddal, before Rjukan.Follow this road 10 km. At Svineroi follow sign to Gaustablikk and Kvitåvatn. Do not drive into Rjukan City Center., Free parking at hostel
Free parking is available at the hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Volleyball
  • Walking / Hiking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water-wise garden

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