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HI Skjolden

Vassbakken, Skjolden, 6876, Norway

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Skjolden hostel is 3km from Skjolden and the Sognefjord. It provides en-suite rooms and Wi-Fi is free throughout the premises.

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Skjolden Hostel

Hostel Skjolden

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Skjolden Vandrerhjem is a seasonal hostel, which is opened from the 1st May to the 30th September. The hostel is located between Skjolden and Fortun, close to the Rv 55. The hostel is part of a resort with a small restaurant, camping ground with suitable sanitary facilities and a playground for the kids. There are 24 newly renovated rooms with private bathroom facilities.

The small town of Skjolden is set in a fertile valley of steep mountainsides, Skjolden is a beautiful place which boarders to Jotunheimen in the north with Hurrungane. In short distance to the hostel it is possible to see the magnificent view of the Vassbakkfossen waterfall cascading down the mountainside.

Climbing is particularly popular in the area. Turtagrø, about 15 km away, is one of Norway’s most known climbing areas. There are also several cultural heritage sites in the area. For instance Urnes Stave Church, which has been a part of Unesco’s list since 2001. In the centre of Skjolden there is a shop with post office services and a cultural centre, which contains a swimming pool and a climbing wall.

Skjolden Vandrerhjem is a perfect choice for a nice activity holiday with trips to Jotunheimen, Sognefjorden and Jostedalsbreen., Breakfast is included.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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
  • Children under the age of 1 stay free.
  • Children under the age of qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 May to 18 Sept

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 47 57686188

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sognefjord (2 to 3km)
  • Jotunheimen National Park (More than 10km)
  • Jostedal Glacier (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Amedeo


Wed 30 Aug 2017

Habitación grande y limpia. Ubicado delante de una cascada. Cocina pequeña y poco cuidada. Demasiado caro para la calidad que ofrece.


Avatar for Miren


Sun 27 Aug 2017

This hostel advertises "Free WiFi" and "Internet Cafe" but this was incorrect. The Free Wifi did not extend to the hostel block but was only available inside the Reception/Internet cafe and a few metres outside it. The warden would not allow us to use the WiFi inside the building without everyone buying expensive drinks, so we had to sit outside in the cold to get the free WiFi - only possible as it was not raining. There is a conflict of interest between the hostel and camp site.


Avatar for Michael


Fri 25 Aug 2017

Hello. Thank you for feedback. We will change the description of free wifi, so it is clear that the free wifi only is in the reception area and inside the cafeteria for paying customers. The cafeteria has limited space and does not have room for internet-users and dinner-guests at the same time on busy days. I would also like to point out that charging 25,- NOK for a cup of coffe or tea is not regarded as expensive in Norway, it is actually average price, or maybe a bit below. Best regards, Kristin

Manager avatar

HI Skjolden,

Sun 27 Aug 2017

Alles war in Ordnung.


Avatar for Henrike


Fri 28 Jul 2017

Es ist natuerlich keine kein Komfort oder Standard eines 4-5 Sterne Hotels, aber das haben wir auch nicht erwartet. Es hat alles was man unseres Erachtens braucht, zu einem fuer norwegische Verhaeltnisse akzeptablen Preis. Die Lage unter dem Wasserfall ist einmalig! Abendessen und Fruehstueck hervorragend, koennen mit besten Hotels mithalten.


Avatar for Sven


Sun 04 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 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 (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
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