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Rauland Hostel Akademiet

Neslandsvegen, Rauland, N-3864, Norway

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Overall Rating 93%

From 2 Reviews

Hostel rating (2)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 87%
Cleanliness 93%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 87%
Comfort 93%
Green rating 87%

Rauland is a perfect stay for activities and cultural life. Located in the heart of Telemark overlooking Totak, next to Hardanger Plateau

  • Dorm
    From $67.30
  • Private
    From $102.78
10 or more people?

Rauland Hostel

Hostel Rauland

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Rauland Hostel is situated by Lake Totak, at the foot of Hardangervidda, Norway's largest national park. The mountain village Rauland is the perfect place to stay for mountaineers, ski tourists, active families and cultural enthusiasts.
The hostel's extensive facilities includes 49 recently refurbished single, double and family rooms. Each room has it's own bathroom and many have a fantastic view or a practical veranda. Common areas include a small guest kitchen, spacious dining and lounge area, sauna, laundry, TV rooms, internet, parking, meeting rooms, group facilities and a large and family friendly outdoor area including Telemarkstunet, a replica courtyard and its old traditional log buildings.
During the winter, Rauland offers 150 km with cross country tracks, 3 ski resorts with a total of 16 lifts and Vierli SWAG Terrain Park, one of Norway's finest terrain parks for snowboard and twintip skiing. On a sunny summer’s day Rauland offers undisturbed nature, varied hiking trails, great fshing, cycling, horse riding and elk safaris. Or why not spend the day on board M/B Fjellvåken on Lake Møsvatn, 919 metres above sea level or join one of the 65 courses in traditional Norwegian handcraft, cooking or folk music?
In and around Rauland you will find 6 museums dedicated to local artists and folk culture in Western Telemark. Rauland is a short (45min) drive over the mountains to World Heritage city Rjukan - home of Gaustatoppen and the industry museum Vemork. Perfect for day trips from Rauland.

Marit Jortveit

Marit Jortveit


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 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 17:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • 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 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 12 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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 17:00
From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +47 35 07 32 92

Fax. +47 35 07 35 30

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Living Museum (Telemarkstunet) (Less than 500 m)
  • Dyre Vaa og Skinnarlands samlingene (art collections) (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking/beach (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Fabio


Wed 16 Aug 2017

The common kitchen is verry small. Hardly any forks, nives, glases, cups, pots, pan's and so on. Great breakfast.


Avatar for Kees


Thu 13 Jul 2017

Kleine Auswahl beim Frühstück, Gemüse und Brot vom Vortag,


Avatar for Lenka


Sat 10 Sep 2016

Wir wurden an der Rezeption sehr freundlich empfangen und erhielten auch gute Tipps für die Reise. Das Haus hat eine besondere Atmosphäre, da auch die Sommerakademie darin untergebracht ist. Der Speiseraum und die Aufenthaltsräume sind sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und groß. Das Frühstück war sehr vielfältig. Man kann schon vom Haus aus mit Wanderungen beginnen. Andere Wandermöglichkeiten sind in unmittelbarer Nähe reichlich vorhanden. Die Küche für Selbstversorgen war etwas klein.


Avatar for Eva


Sun 28 Aug 2016

We were the only guest that night and that was a luxery experiance. Most of the buildings doors where open the whole night and that the reason why I set a low rating for Security,The information before the visit was very good. We also was astonished that a guy come up eight o´clock in the Sunday morning just to prepare a nice breakfast for four persons.Telemarkstunet was nice but it was a pity that it was closed.The season was over.


Avatar for Kjell


Thu 25 Aug 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m - 1km)
  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Distance to Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (3 to 5km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Sandefjord Airport Torp 198km Rygge 201km and Oslo Airport Gardermoen 255km.
Buses go from Oslo/Gardermoen Sandefjord/Torp Larvik Haugesund and Bergen The final bus from Åmot Vinje kro to Rauland takes about 20 minutes and stops 50m from our door.
Alternate Transport
Rauland Hostel Akademiet is located above the lake Totak 1.3 km from Rauland centre. Free parking area at hostel.
Free parking available at the hostel.
From Oslo Stavanger and Kristiansand take train to Bø then go to Åmot for local bus to Rauland.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Walking / Hiking

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