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Lysefjorden Turisthytte og hostel, Lysebotn, Lysefjorden, 4126, Norway

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Overall Rating 85%

From 17 Reviews

Hostel rating (17)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 92%
Security 86%
Service 81%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 84%

Powerful nature, base-jumping, hiking or sightseeing. Welcome to Hostel Lysefjorden!

  • Dorm
    From $39.38
  • Private
    From $119.32
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Lysefjorden Hostel

Hostel Lysefjorden

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Lysefjorden Hostel is located at the inmost area of Lysefjorden, Ryfylket in Rogaland County which is known for its magnificent beauty.
The hostel facilities include café/bar, a self-catering kitchen, luggage storage, common area and a garden where you can enjoy the company of other like-minded travellers. In addition, breakfast is included in the price. Sheets are available for hire. Please note that some of the rooms are located 10 minutes walk from the reception.
Lysefjorden is a nice starting point for many exciting trips, for instance to Mount Kjerag or Nilsebu. Powerful, wild nature with great contrasts stands out for this idyllic place. In many places the mountain walls shoot 900 meters straight up from the fjord, and in some places the fjords have the same depth. This makes for an experience you will never forget.
The hostel also has additional rooms for groups, please contact for questions.


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 22:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 18:00
  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

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


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 12 May to 29 Sept

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 08:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 47 94826602

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kjerag (5 to 10km)
  • Preikestolen (More than 10km)
  • Flørlitrappene (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



My friend and I had a wonderful stay. I wish we could have stayed longer! Great staff! So helpful and accommodating. Comfortable beds, good showers, clean toilets, hearty breakfast, and lockers for you belongings. Perfect location for doing some hikes. I personally didn't mind that there were no locks on the doors to the dorms, but I could see some people finding that not as secure. I would love to go back one day!


Avatar for Jenna


Thu 08 Sep 2016

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your. We will have keys for the dorms next season. Hope to see you back some other time.

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Sat 10 Sep 2016

We had a nice time and were very comfortable overall - enjoyed the grounds and breakfast. Kitchen and fridges were a little dirty and there was nothing to use to label items in the fridge, so the fridge was crowded and a little smelly. Also, we think that some place we stayed earlier on in our trip may have had bed bugs (based on some bites my wife had). We haven't confirmed yet, and this was our first night on our trip, but we want you to know in case the beds in that room need checking.


Avatar for Nicholas


Tue 06 Sep 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We will for sure clean the kitchen better, and put in things to label food with. Could you tell us which room you stayed in, so that we can check the room thouroughly? Welcome back some other time.

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Thu 08 Sep 2016

Der Service durch die Mitarbeitenden war sehr unkompliziert. Die Aufenthaltsraum nett. Das Doppelzimmer einfach aber zweckmässig. Es hätte etwas sauberer sein können.


Avatar for Ruedi


Sat 03 Sep 2016

- breakfast was not good: not a lot of choice; not refilled; very unloving - unfriendly staff: we were rejected quite gruff as we wanted to check in before 15 o'clock (although check in time was not written on our booking paper); we had to point to the prepayment we made - otherwise we would have double paid that amount + underfloor heating in the bathroom + Kjerag tour starts nearby


Avatar for Moritz


Fri 02 Sep 2016

Sorry that your stay was not as would have liked. We get lots of good feedback on our breakfast. Normally we have ham, salami, cheese, different kinds of jam, liver pâté, eggs, fresh fruits and greens. Also cereals, oatmeal porridge and bread straight from the oven. We are so sorry if you did not get these choices and if they did not refill everything. We will look into that. We also apologize for the way you were welcomed, and will go through our routines.

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Sun 04 Sep 2016

It was a nice place to stay. I don't have any improvements at the moment.


Avatar for Nik


Thu 25 Aug 2016

Thank you. Very nice to hear. Welcome back some other time.

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Sat 27 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Distance to Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Beach (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500 m)
  • Distance to Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500 m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Distance to Museums / Art galleries (More than 10km)
  • Distance to National / State park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Distance to UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Closest airport Sola Stavanger. Drive through Sirdal and to Lysebotn. It takes about 2-3 hours. Road closed due to snow until mid-May
Lysebotn Port is our harbour. You can take the boat from Stavanger Lauvvik or Forsand (Car ferry)
Alternate Transport
We are situated in the far end of the Lyse-Fiord and next to the starting point of the hike to Kjerag. Parking is for free for overnight guests. Please ask for a parking ticket
Free parking for overnight guests
The closest railway station is in Stavanger. From there you take the boat to Lysebotn
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Fishing
  • Walking / Hiking

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