/ Where to stay in Rjukan?

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ray - on 12 Sep 2012
Where is cheap? The one hostel i looked at is very pricy as it doesn't do self catering in the winter!
In reply to ray: we've used Rjukan Hytte og Caravan Park:
http://www.rjukanhytte.com/Site_UK/Opening.asp

really nice folk, good little self catered cabins, and I think they've started opening the restaraunt in the winter too now if you can't be bothered cooking!
ray - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to carrot_boy (North East Wales MC): That looks better!
Karl Wooffindin - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to ray:

I've stayed here previously, excellent place and the owner is a top bloke and super helpful. The cabins are nice inside, underfloor heating etc and very comfortable. Just what you want after a day out on the ice!

http://rjukan-hytteby.no/

They have a pizza restaurant onsite too, that is if you're feeling extremely rich! As it isn't the cheapest of places.
Andy Mountains - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to carrot_boy (North East Wales MC):
> (In reply to ray) we've used Rjukan Hytte og Caravan Park:
> http://www.rjukanhytte.com/Site_UK/Opening.asp
>
> really nice folk, good little self catered cabins, and I think they've started opening the restaraunt in the winter too now if you can't be bothered cooking!

I'm presuming those cabin prices quoted are per night Matt?
McBirdy - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to ray:

I strongly recommend this place. Warmly recommended:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=269189

For those of you planning on enjoying some norwegian ice this winter, heres details of a great hostel in the middle of the rjukan valley.

175Kr (15ish) per person in 6 or 10 person dorm
225Kr (20ish) per person in a double room


It is located beside road 37 that runs up the valley opposite the turning to the ozzimosis crag and gausta area. Town center is 5 mins up the valley by car.

Crags are all close as the rockfax map shows (krokan 15mins drive up the valley)

http://www.rockfax.com/areas/rjukan/images/rjukan-map.pdf


Its a great place for both small and large groups, there's a large kitchen/dining/lounge room where everyone can relax and drink their airport duty-free purchases (yes, norwegian alcohol is extortionate). It has 2 bathrooms, 2 drying rooms and a large hall with a slackline and climbing wall for those with too much energy.


I stayed last feb and had a great stay, thoroughly recommend it for club/student groups. we had 16 people in our group and could all cook and eat at once which saves time, money and effort.
There's spare mattresses so group sizes are flexible ie. we had people who decided yes at lastminute who came and kipped on the floor in comfort as the other rooms had been booked out.
There were smaller parties there too and there's enough room not too get in each others way and the lounge is away from the dorms so if u want to stay up late theres no problems, its a really relaxed place. oh and the drying rooms kicked ass, even when overloaded with kit my gloves were always super toastie in the morning!


To book contact the owner jakob fink

004797 513193

jakobfink@hotmail.com

If you have any questions that can't wait for an email reply and dont fancy calling a norwegian mobile- you can try me here in uk until dec8th, after that i'll be in norway...

07929 377696

cheers, ian
Martin W on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to ray: A third vote for the huts. The bathroom was almost too warm, more like a sauna if you had a steamy shower!

Not that I would expect it to influence your choice, but it's quite close to the hospital as well, as we found out...
McBirdy - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to McBendy:

I should add that the above is a quick copy-paste. Don't phone Ian's mobile number. You'll get a confused guy in Chesterfield...

But, as far as I know the hut is operational and jakob's email address should work.

Ahah - have found the website:

http://www.oldschoolhostel.no/

jimhall - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to ray: When are you going? We are staying in the climb inn the last week in Feb. I'm stupidly excited already!
andic - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to McBendy:

Yeah its a great place; full of climbers and cheap but can be a bit crowded and it's basic!!
ray - on 12 Sep 2012
In reply to jimhall: If i can persuade my wife, i should be there for 11th feb for the week.
Cornish boy - on 13 Sep 2012
In reply to ray: We stayed at the Hytteby [4 of us in a cabin] and it was fine- 'compact and bijou' but I would happily stay there again! As mentioned already, the underfloor heating in the shower room was great for drying gear and clothes and although the pizzas are expensive they're bloody good! Another plus is the proximity to the swimming pool complex [Rjukanbadet] which puts British ones to shame and is the ideal place to chill out after a long day ice climbing. It's got the works; sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, slides, diving boards, big pool etc. Enjoy!
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frqnt - on 14 Sep 2012
In reply to ray:

I would recommend Rjukan Gjestegaard. They're a little darer than some others but I required an en suite as I had my partner in toe. I believe they have cheaper options for hostel arrangements.


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