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Kræmmervika, Ballstad, 8373, Norway

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Overall Rating 85%

From 25 Reviews

Hostel rating (25)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 86%
Location 89%
Security 87%
Service 83%
Comfort 79%
Green rating 83%

Lofoten Hostel Ballstad is the ideal base for experiencing the Lofoten Islands. Sleep! Eat! Hike! Fish! See the sights! Share!

  • Private
    From $61.54
10 or more people?

Ballstad Hostel

Hostel Ballstad

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Lofoten Hostel Ballstad is located in the charming fishing village of Ballstad in the very heart of Lofoten. The hostel is open all year and offer fantastic experiences. Ballstad is a great place for fishing, climbing, hiking or going on ocean safaris. In the summer, the midnight sun never sets, and in the winter the fantastic Northern Lights dance in the sky.

Ballstad Hostel

Ballstad Hostel


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 04:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 21:00
  • 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
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

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
Opening times

Opening times

From 15:00 to 15:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 47 97968860

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Hiking tracks Ballstad - Grena (Less than 500 m)
  • Fishing area Nappstraumen (1 to 2km)
  • Lofotr Viking Museum (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



I arrived there at about 7pm but no one was in the reception. And I found the key in mailbox but didn't know the location of the room. Then I phoned the number written on booking reference but the number is no longer be used! After 1 hr waiting finally I found a number left on the bulletin in the corner of the interception to the reception and I contacted to the owner. She upgraded the room for us and said sorry. She's nice and we r satisfied, but still have to share this experience to others.


Avatar for Shaofu


Mon 19 Jun 2017

Great hosts and a wonderful stay. Well worth booking here?


Avatar for Robert


Fri 16 Jun 2017

Nous avons passé 6 nuits finalement au lieu de 3 prévu initialement. L'AJ est bien située sur les Lofoten pour rayonner vers le nord ou le sud pour rejoindre des départs de randonnées. Ne pas se fier au routard qui n'a pas décrit la bonne AJ ! Accueil excellent , la dame est très gentille. Les rorbuer sont spacieuses, bien équipées et propres ! Je recommande fortement !


Avatar for Bourgeois


Tue 13 Jun 2017

Really good stay in my fishing cabin! The owner is really nice! I will go back!


Avatar for Mylene


Mon 08 May 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500 m)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (5 to 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (5 to 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 (5 to 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Distance to Theatre (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Best way to get to Lofoten Hostel Ballstad is to fly directly from Bodø to Leknes. Several flights every day. 11km from airport.
Bus to Ballstad every day from Leknes Å Svolvær Stamsund. Bus stop 250m from Hostel.
From Bodø Northbound Hurtigrute leaves every day from Bodø to Stamsund at 3pm. The crossing takes about 4 hours.
No metro.
Alternate Transport
Hostel located at Ballstad near Kremmervika. Reception near Restaurant "Havets Helter" and pub "25 mars". Reception is common with Kremmervika Rorbuer. Good parking facilities.
Onsite parking. Its possible to drive to Lofoten without being dependant on boat transportation.
Nearest Rail is Bodø or Narvik.

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