It has a great view which makes up for other less satisfactory things.....I booked for a single private ensuite and was surprised to be given a room with 4 beds.
Hellesylt hostel in the center of Geirangerfjord in Norway is the closest low budget accommodation to the famous village of Geiranger. Just take the ferry from Hellesylt and enjoy the stunning scenery of one of the most famous fjords in the world!
The hostel has a beautiful location, overlooking Geirangerfjord. Ample possibilities for fishing in the nearby rivers, lakes and the fjord. There are numerous hiking trails in the area, and the hostel staff can help you to find the right one for you.
You can also rent bicycles, kayaks and a motorboat at the hostel and discover the spectacular landscape around the village yourself.
Important sights: beautiful and various landscape sceneries, Hellesyltfossen waterfall, Synnylven church and the mountain farms at the Geirangerfjord.
Hellesylt is the perfect starting point for numerous day trips to various highlights: Geiranger, the glacier Briksdalsbreen, Ålesund, the bird island Runde, or Åndalsnes via the spectacular Troll path... Contact the hostel to plan your stay!
Call for free pick up from ferry and bus station!
Bergen (Bus, 7-8h), Ålesund (bus, 2,5h), Geiranger (ferry, 65minutes)
By bus: Tell the bus driver that your destination is the hostel in Hellesylt (Hellesylt vandrerhjem) - He will know where to let you off.
By ferry from Geiranger: You see the hostel from the ferry - it's a white house with a great view over Hellesylt and the fjord. It's only 700m away, but it's a steep walk. If your luggage feels too heavy - call for free pick up!
By car (from Ålesund/Stranda): Hostel is on the right hand side of the road, just before you drive down to Hellesylt center.
By car (from Stryn/Geiranger): Follow the road for a few hundred meters in the direction of Stranda. You’ll see the hostel on the left hand side overlooking the center of Hellesylt.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
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It has a great view which makes up for other less satisfactory things.....I booked for a single private ensuite and was surprised to be given a room with 4 beds. I was told by the reception on that day that if I wanted to have a single bed I would get no view but I distinctly remembered that for 550 NOK I could get a single room private ensuite with a view. I did not want to make waves and just let it go. For a private room with no view the price was less. I was very surprised and mystified when Reception told me that single rooms were only for their workers. I asked him to show me the single room and he took me to see a room that is in another building and clearly in a very messy area and the single room was shocking.........below standard..............I doubt very much if this room is the real single room ensuite.
The webiste says that we can call and someone will give us a free pick up. The "driver" was not available and so the reception guy did walk down to give me a hand with my luggage. I guess that was nice of him.
Reception on that day, 19th July, Tuesday, told me I could get a ride down to the pier but the next day I found out that no such thing had been arranged. However, the manager gave me a ride to the ferry boat area when he was alerted by another staff on duty that morning and he was very nice and so that made up for the reception's rather arrogant attitude towards me the day before.
We were told that Breakfast starts at 7.00 am but on that very day, the breakfast started late for some reason. However, the staff were very obliging. Ended up I didn't have time to take my breakfast when the manager turned up and we had to leave if I wanted to take the 8.00 am boat to Geiranger.
Websites can be very misleading. I expect hotels and hostels to keep to what they promise on line. I would not have taken this hostel if I knew it would be so difficult for the single female with luggage to walk from the city center uphill. It was the "free" ride promised on the website that persuaded me to book with this hostel. It is, after all, 700 Km from the city center.
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