Hostel in Gjøvik, Norway

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Get to know Gjøvik (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Gjøvik. To help you make friends with Gjøvik before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Gjøvik is also named and spelled Gjoevik - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Nestled along the banks of Lake Mjosa, Norway’s largest lake, the scenic Norwegian town of Gjøvik is home to the world’s biggest arena excavated in rock, Gjøvik Olympic Hall. The arena was one of the sites used for the Lillehammer Winter Olympics ice hockey games during the event in 1994. However, this town offers plenty more for tourists to check out during a visit here.

Gjøvik’s economy is primarily driven by glasswork, so visitors here should make a point to explore some of the galleries, stores, and workshops to see some of these handiworks. Gjøvik farm is also a well-frequented attraction, as well as the Elktunet cultural-history museum.

From your hostel or hotel in Gjøvik, you’ll also be able to see the world’s oldest paddle steamer that still operates on a regular schedule, the PS Skibladner. The steamer sails on Lake Mjosa, and offers scenic tours and other cultural events during the summer months. Named for the ship of Freyr in Norse mythology, Skibladner also has a Norwegian nickname, “Mjosa’s white swan.”

Accommodations here are quite varied, with hostels and hotels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and holiday rentals. A hotel or hostel here gives tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and indulge in some of the natural local ingredients thanks to Gjøvik’s location in one of Norway’s largest agricultural areas – fish, meat, and vegetables prepared according to local culinary traditions.

Travelers can also take advantage of more than 1,500 km of ski trails that cross a wide variety of terrain – including forests and mountains – and include ski jumps, skating rinks, and floodlighting for night-time adventures through the snow.

Visitors will likely fly into Oslo airport, before catching a train, bus, or taxi to get to their local accommodation. Car rentals are also available for travelers who hope to explore more of the region around Lake Mjosa.

Written by local enthusiast for Gjøvik hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Gjøvik hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Gjøvik Hostels

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A hostel in Gjøvik costs on average $36 for a dorm. A hostel in Gjøvik with private rooms costs on average $111.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Gjøvik, Norway. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Gjøvik, Norway.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Gjøvik.

HI - Gjøvik Hovdetun Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Gjøvik.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Gjøvik

Your Packing List for Gjøvik

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Gjøvik Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Gjøvik, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$36 Average dorm price
$111 Average private room price
$37 Cheapest hostel in Gjøvik
1 Party hostels in Gjøvik
HI - Gjøvik Hovdetun Hostel is the best rated
Most Gjøvik hostels are located in
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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