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Mandal Hostel

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

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Overall Rating 92%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 90%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 90%
Security 90%
Service 90%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 100%

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

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Mandal Hostel

Hostel Mandal

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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 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 with only 3 rooms, and is perfect for a family/group of friends wanting a special place to stay. The backyard is shared with the neighbours. You don't stay in a room - but in a cell! 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
  • 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 - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 24 Jun to 20 Aug


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 90272930



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


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Sun 11 Sep 2016

Unique location


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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)
  • 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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