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“Wonderful, Cozy, and Unique!”
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Basecamp Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Longyearbyen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at Basecamp Hotel so much! The hotel has great decor-cozy and wintery. The attached restaurant is great and the included breakfast was wonderful! The staff were friendly and helpful in answering questions, making suggestions, or making calls to tour companies. Can't wait to return!

Stayed: August 2017
Thank knelson126
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Lise G, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

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We appreciate those kind words.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Yes it is expensive, however you are in a remote area!
That is what I kept repeating myself. However, the decor of the hotel, the friendly staff and the social responsibility of this establishment makes me say that this is an excellent hotel and I would stay here again if in Svalbard.
It has kind of rustic rooms but that is exactly what I wanted, not concrete walls!
I liked the bar, which has a good selection, and the fact that it is intercommunicating with a nice restaurant. Quite nice to have the opportunity to go from the hotel to the restaurant without having to dress up with 6 layers to then take them all off once Inside the restorant!
They have an activity program that is fairly priced and they'll help you with bookings. Very nice indeed!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lise G, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hello Catello,

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I only want to say: thanks!!!!
Basecamp was the greatest choice possible.
Beautiful hotel, entirely in wood: the reception, the shared spaces, the room, all was perfect.
I really enjoyed the food, the smells, and the staff who was really kind and helpful in choosing what to do and where to eat in Longyearbyen.
And last but not least this is a barefoot hotel!
Also wifi was perfect around all the structure.
Wow!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Take rooms at the first floor to avoid people noise
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lise G, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hello Massimiliano!

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We appreciate those kind words.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful, authentic trapper style hotel - truly a unique experience! Highly recommended! This is a great place to stay for couples or families. The food was excellent and the staff were always very helpful

Room Tip: Get a room away from the Kroa restaurant side to avoid the sound of bottles falling into the trash.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lise G, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hello Ressiken,

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Excellent Hospitalty. Lovely breakfast and coffee galore throughout. Quirky Norwegian design. Roasting showers. Only dropped a star on lack of morning breakfast before the early flight (which does go daily) to Oslo. Apparently, if you notify them they will arrange. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Lise G, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hello Duff B,

We appreciate those kind words.
I apologize for the inconvenience regarding the breakfast.


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Additional Information about Basecamp Hotel

Address: Main street of Svalbard | Boks 316, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway (Formerly Trapper's Hotel)
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Longyearbyen
Price Range: R2 332 - R3 478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2,5 star — Basecamp Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Basecamp Hotel is situated right at the heart of Longyearbyen, among restaurants, pubs, shops and bank. It is absolutely Longyearbyen's most amazing hotel; decorated in traditional trapper's style with driftwood, sealskins, pictures and objects that illustrate the past and current trappers' life in the Arctic. Despite its rusticity, Basecamp Hotel offers high quality accommodation with unique style! Basecamp Hotel is part of Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen, which operates day trips and expeditions to Isfjord Radio, Trapper’s Station and Nordenskiöld Lodge. ... more   less 
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