/ Rjukan & cheap accomodation
Can anyone recommend a place to stay that is cheap. Will I even find somewhere to stay for 2 or 4 people? Will I need to bivi?
"Rjukan" and "cheap" are two words that you would never normally expect to see in the same sentence.
I've not stayed in the Old School Hostel, but it looks cool and I'd probably stay there if or when I can ever afford to end up in Rjukan again.
PS Benka's even worked there ... so he should definitely know!
The site is in Norwegian but they will answer emails in good English. Approx £25 per night dorm only. It may be busy during Ice Festival - they will soon tell you.
There is a good shop opposite and the food and drink are reasonably priced. This year we are not taking grub with us.
The hostel web picture is misleading as it is taken in summer. Imagine it with two feet of snow draped over everything and temp is -20C! And you are considering a bivi....
Prices are very good if 4 or 6 sharing for one week but do you know if is there similarly cheap accommodation for one or two persons who intend to stay say 5 nights?
My guess is it will be pretty busy during the ice-fest but you might get lucky
we stayed here last winter
Its the opposite end of town to Climb-Inn and where most of the climbing is but you'll most likely have a car so that means 5 minutes drive.
We ended up in the chalet above the restaurant which was warm and comfortable but we nearly stayed in one of the little coloured huts that sleep 4/5 and look pretty cool to me. Its also 1 minute walk to the swimming pool for a rest day or evening soak.
Not sure if 170NOK would get you much in a bar...
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