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, , Balestrand, 6899, Balestrand, 6899, Norway

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Overall Rating 95%

From 22 Reviews

Hostel rating (22)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 99%
Security 95%
Service 96%
Comfort 90%
Green rating 93%

Balestrand HI Hostel is located in Balestrand, known for its breathtaking nature, with a narrow fjord surrounded by tall mountain peaks.

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Balestrand Hostel

Hostel Balestrand

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Balestrand Hostel is a family run seasonal hostel open in the summer, located in the centre of the charming town Balestrand. The hostel has an excellent view of the famous Sognefjord. The hostel has newly renovated bathrooms, most rooms also have a balcony.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 12 Jun to 17 Aug

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +47 57691303

Fax. +47 57691670

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sognefjord akvarium (Less than 500 m)
  • Nygards Glacier (More than 10km)
  • Urnes stave church (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



Lovely location. Wish we'd stayed longer. Would recommend to anyone.


Avatar for LAWRENCE


Tue 22 Aug 2017

Had a great time. Convenient location with guest kitchen. Close to ferry stop.


Avatar for Subramaniam


Sun 20 Aug 2017

Great bkf, great host.


Avatar for Lawrence


Fri 18 Aug 2017

Beautiful location and first class facilities. The rooms are great, excellent kitchen facilities for those who wish to do their own cooking and super common rooms with superb views. However, the town itself is very quiet with limited facilities and few restaurants, so it is not a place for those who are seeking an active social scene


Avatar for Tom


Thu 17 Aug 2017

this hostel is fantastic. we stayed in a room with a balcony looking out over the Fjord for hostel prices. the man at recommit is tireless and there all the time. his grandfather used to own this place. he is perhaps the nicest hotel person I have ever met, always helping us and being friendly. the place is very clean, the two kitchens are well stocked. the eating area has a fantastic view and plenty of room. breakfast was great. location a short walk up from the ferry landing in town.


Avatar for David


Wed 16 Aug 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Sogndal Airport (SOG) 60 km plus ferry.
200m to the bus stop.
200m Express boat from o.a. Bergen and Flam.
Alternate Transport
Located in the town centre At or near hostel
Onsite parking.

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