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Mandal Hostel

Mandal Vandrerhjem, Ytre Sandgate 22, Mandal, 4514, Norway

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Overall Rating 83%

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Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 60%
Cleanliness 90%
Location 90%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 90%

Mandal - Norway's sunniest town. Stay in an old 18th century jailhouse!

  • Private
    From $91.35
10 or more people?

Mandal Hostel

Hostel Mandal

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Old Jailhouse, Mandal Hostel - stay in an old jailhouse! Mandal Hostel is a unique hostel in one of Norway's prettiest and southernmost towns. The hostel is located directly in the city centre with walking distance to the nice and cosy small with houses, the beach, museums and other attractions. The hostel is actually an attraction in itself! The building was used as a jailhouse for local convicts, and the back yard that the guests now use was actually where the convicts would get some fresh air.

The hostel is small and quiet with a few rooms, and is perfect for couples or friends travel through Mandal on the way to Pulpit Rock in Stavanger or fore those who want to stay in for some days. The backyard is for our guests. We have some doble rooms in The Guard House and bunk beds in the cells in The Old Jailhouse. The central location is perfect for anyone wanting a real holiday where the Norwegians go on holiday themselves.

Mandal is close to the southernmost point of Norway - the Lindesnes lighthouse - and the town has everything you need when you are on holiday. Shops, cafes, museums... Not to mention the beautiful beaches close to the 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 17:00 and 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.
  • 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

  • Garden

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 22 Jun to 26 Aug

From 19:00 to 21:00
From 13:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 90272930

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cosy withe small houses (At or next to the hostel)
  • Furulunden walking area (Less than 500 m)
  • Sjøsanden beach (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Pas de personnel, pas d'accueil ... C'est une cliente qui nous a expliqué le fonctionnement. Est - ce d'ailleurs une auberge de jeunesse? Aucun sigle, pas de réception, paiement à une cliente, ... cela ne fait pas très sérieux ! Cuisine ok. Chambre très petite. Calme.


Avatar for Laurence


Sat 28 Jul 2018

Seltsam war das um1.40 Uhr 2Männer an den Zellentüren"geruckelt" haben. Um5.40 Uhr lag einer der Beiden auf dem Sofa vor unserer Zelle der andere in Zelle1.Da die Zellen von aussen nicht verschlossen werden können waren unsere Sachen in diesem Augenblick nicht "gesichert".Lt Hostel MA sollten 2Zellen vermietet sein. Gegen6.30 Uhr waren die Beiden "Gäste" weg. Soviel zu "Sicherheit" zumal die Zellen von innen nicht zu verschliessen sind sondern lediglich mit einem kleinen Riegel gesichert werden.


Avatar for Torsten


Sun 09 Jul 2017

nette Unterkunft im alten Guard-House des ehemaligen Gefängnisses von Mandal. Sehr gut ausgestattet (Waschmaschine und Trockner), gut gelegen zum Strand (4 Gehminuten).


Avatar for Andreas


Sun 11 Sep 2016

Unique location


Avatar for Pascal


Wed 24 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (Less than 500 m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails
  • Golf course
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m to 1km)
  • Local market
  • Mountainous Area
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500 m)
  • Shopping area / Mall
  • Supermarket / Food store
Getting to us

Getting to us

Distance from Kjevik airport Kristiansand app. 60 km Distance from Sola airport Stavanger app. 190 km
The bus "Sørlandsruta" departs from Kristiansand every hour during daytime From Oslo take the bus Lavprisekspressen From Stavanger take the bus Sør-Vest ekspressen
There are boats to Stavanger and Kristiansand from Denmark
The closest train station is Marnardal but taking the train to Kristiansand and a bus from there is easier.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

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