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Vassbakken, Skjolden, 6876, Norway

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Overall Rating 73%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 78%
Cleanliness 69%
Location 73%
Security 73%
Service 71%
Comfort 71%
Green rating 78%

Skjolden hostel is 3km from Skjolden and the Sognefjord. It provides en-suite rooms and Wi-Fi is free throughout the premises.

  • Private
    From €96.04
10 or more people?

Skjolden Hostel

Hostel Skjolden

Welcome to our hostel

Skjolden Vandrerhjem is a seasonal hostel, which is opened from the 1st May to the 30th September. The hostel is located between Skjolden and Fortun, close to the Rv 55. The hostel is part of a resort with a small restaurant, camping ground with suitable sanitary facilities and a playground for the kids. There are 24 newly renovated rooms with private bathroom facilities.

The small town of Skjolden is set in a fertile valley of steep mountainsides, Skjolden is a beautiful place which boarders to Jotunheimen in the north with Hurrungane. In short distance to the hostel it is possible to see the magnificent view of the Vassbakkfossen waterfall cascading down the mountainside.

Climbing is particularly popular in the area. Turtagrø, about 15 km away, is one of Norway’s most known climbing areas. There are also several cultural heritage sites in the area. For instance Urnes Stave Church, which has been a part of Unesco’s list since 2001. In the centre of Skjolden there is a shop with post office services and a cultural centre, which contains a swimming pool and a climbing wall.

Skjolden Vandrerhjem is a perfect choice for a nice activity holiday with trips to Jotunheimen, Sognefjorden and Jostedalsbreen., Breakfast is included.


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
  • Children under the age of 1 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 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.
  • 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

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


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

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

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01/05/2016 to 18/09/2016

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 15:00 to 21:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 47 57686188

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sognefjord (2 to 3km)
  • Jotunheimen National Park (More than 10km)
  • Jostedal Glacier (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Las habitaciones del albergue quedan un poco aisladas, dan un poco la sensación de hotel vacío. Pero quizás el tiempo no acompañaba mucho, llovía y pudimos disfrutar poco del maravilloso paraje con una cascada delante. Muy amables en recepción.. La cafetería anexa donde nos sirvieron el desayuno tiene mucho encanto.


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Mon 07 Sep 2015

Excellent!!! Beautiful lodge and surroundings. Great stop off on our way to Geiranger from Flam. Breakfast was top notch, served in a beautiful dinning room in the main lodge. Kitchen in hostel was adequate. Nicely renovated room, with the nicest bathroom in all of our Europe travels so far :)


Avatar for Lisa


Mon 07 Sep 2015

Great environment and nice atmosphere


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Thu 16 Jul 2015

Tuvimos que insistir para conseguir el 10% de descuento de socios Uno de los sofas camas estaba en pesimo estado, pese a que el resto de las cosas fuereon corresctas, ese detalle es imperdonable pues uno de los chicos tuvo que dormir en el suelo


Avatar for Santiago


Tue 14 Jul 2015

Quite a remote place and any problem you encounter, the staff will say they don't know, they can't help. Kitchen is dirty. No wifi at all in the dorm. Kitchen is average, restaurant is clean, environment is great with waterfall right there!


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Hoi Ning,

Tue 30 Jun 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
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