Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in Stavanger, Norway

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Get to know Stavanger (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 Stavanger. To help you make friends with Stavanger before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Stavanger is a city in southwestern Norway. With a population of 125,000 people (in the main city area), it is the 4th largest city of Norway. Stavanger is home to many interesting attractions including Norway's oldest cathedral (the Stavanger Domkyrke), the Stavanger Oil Museum and more. Stavanger was founded over 500 years ago, in the early 15th century.

You can easily get to Stavanger by most forms of transport. It has its own airport called Sola Airport (SVG). You can also take a train, for example from Oslo (about 9 hours, so you might want to consider purchasing a sleeper seat). Buses also run to Stavanger on a regular basis, and there is a ferry running between Bergen and Stavanger.

There is a nice public transport system you can use. It's recommended to use the buses to get around, since the taxis can be pretty expensive, like in most parts of Norway.

Hostels in Stavanger are of good quality, but like in most places in Norway, a bit on the expensive side (still being the most cost-effective option though). You'll pay about 25 - 30 euros for a dorm bed and a bit more for double / twin rooms.

Stavanger is home to the oldest cathedral in Norway: the Stavanger Domkyrke. The cathedral is situated right in the city centre. There are also many museums around, and depending on the weather, outdoors activities can be a great way of spending your time. Stavanger hostel staff can be a valuable source of information when planning your daily activities in the city.

Written by local enthusiast for Stavanger hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Stavanger hostels Miika

Your Packing List for Stavanger

Your Packing List for Stavanger

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Stavanger and Norway.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

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Travel Tips for Stavanger - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Stavanger. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Stavanger. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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