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Rauland Hostel Akademiet

Neslandsvegen, Rauland, N-3864, Norway

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Overall Rating 97%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 96%
Security 100%
Service 92%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 96%

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

  • Dorm
    From $67.87
  • Private
    From $103.65
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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.

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Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

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

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Reception:
From 08:00 to 17:00
Check-in:
From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +47 35 07 32 92

Fax. +47 35 07 35 30

rauland@hihostels.no

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

Reviews

Reviews

This was a bit atypical since I was the only guest in this very large facility! Still the cook came in to prepare breakfast just for me. Very accommodating! Staff was very pleasant and the facility is very well-appointed. Great breakfast buffet on normal days. Rauland is definitely off the beaten track and not the place for swinging urban pursuits. But it's wonderful for quiet relaxation and outdoor activities.

97%

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Bruce,

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Auberge simple mais rationnelle, propre; lit confortable. L'hôtesse est accueillante.

97%

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Jean-Francois,

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Idyllisch gelegene Jugendherberge, für uns perfekt zum Wandern. Super Ausstattung - wir waren begeistert!

100%

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Ina,

Wed 30 May 2018

the 10% discount with Hostel Card

93%

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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.

87%

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Kees,

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Location

Location
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

Airport
Sandefjord Airport Torp 198km Rygge 201km and Oslo Airport Gardermoen 255km.
Bus
Buses go from Oslo/Gardermoen Sandefjord/Torp Larvik Haugesund and Bergen www.rutebok.no www.nor-way.com. 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.
Car
Free parking available at the hostel.
Rail
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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