Hostels in Tromsø, Norway

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

 The marina at Tromsø

Tromsø is a beautiful and charming city of approximately seventy-two thousand people. It is located in the far north of Norway -- so far north, in fact, that it's right in the Arctic Circle! Although it can get pretty cold here, this city is definitely worth a visit. The main draw card to this town is that it is one of the best cities from which to see the stunning Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). If you want to see the Northern Lights, plenty of tours are offered from here; alternatively, if you are on a budget, simply wait for a clear night during winter and chances are you will see it.

Because Tromsø is so far north, during the winter there is not much daylight and for about a six-week period from late November to mid-January, the city enters a "polar winter" whereby the sun remains below the horizon. During this period there are plenty of activities to do in Tromsø, including husky dog and reindeer sledding, whale watching, and cross-country skiing. Tromsø is also famous in Norway for its nightlife. After all, if you're going to have six weeks of darkness, why not take advantage of it, right? If you can afford it, Tromsø has quite a number of bars and clubs.

In contrast to winter, during summer Tromsø experiences what is called the "midnight sun," whereby the sun remains above the horizon all day long. While in summer it may not be possible to see the Northern Lights, the midnight sun is also a fascinating a natural phenomenon that allows tourists to partake in a completely different activities. Play golf at 11:30 p.m., go for a hike up a mountain at 2 a.m. -- why not? You can also visit the beautiful fjords nearby, for which Norway is so famous, or walk or take the cable car to the top of the Tromsø mountain for an excellent view of the city and its surrounds.

Unfortunately, as with the rest of Norway, hostels in Tromsø do not come cheap. If traveling as a couple or group, it may be wise to consider sharing a private room, as this tends to work out a little bit cheaper in the long run. Moreover, there are limited options for hostels in Tromsø, so try to book early if you can. Fortunately the local campsite also offers dorm beds in cabins, so also look at these. The quality of the hostels in Tromsø is rather standard. They are kept clean and shared cooking facilities for cooking. Keep in mind, however, that in addition to the hefty per-night price tag, it is not uncommon for hostels in Tromsø and in Norway to also charge extra for bedding.

Tromsø may be expensive, and it certainly isn't the easiest place in the world to get to (flights to/from Oslo are the easiest option). However, it is definitely worth the effort to visit. This city is stunning and vibrant, and visiting here will most likely be an experience you will never forget -- especially if you manage to see the Northern Lights!

Written by local enthusiast for Tromsø hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tromsø hostels Cat MacGregor

FAQ about Tromsø Hostels

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A hostel in Tromsø costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Tromsø with private rooms costs on average $78.
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Your Packing List for Tromsø

Your Packing List for Tromsø

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Tromsø 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 Tromsø, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$78 Average private room price
$42 Cheapest hostel in Tromsø
Tromso Activities Hostel is the cheapest
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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