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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Grade: 75 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We've been here 4 days and felt like home. The hotel is very cozy with a great decor inspired by the land they live on, Nice and warm (cause outside was freezing)... Personnel is nice, friendly and very helpful... Good breakfast and generally a nice place to stay and feel home.
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Response from Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Hi! Thank you very much for the nice review. Our aim is to make your adventure into more than a travel, and we hope to see you again in the high Arctic. Next time we will recommend visiting Isfjord Radio Adventure hotel that is situated in the mouth of Isfjorden. This time you experience the polar night, so next time perhaps the midnight sun? We wish you a nice winter, Kind regards Team Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen
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My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights and did not regret it. It’s a lovely cabin style lodge set in a great location, right by the bars and shops. We did all our excursions through them and they were superb. Staff here are friendly and knowledgable and the hotel is clean,
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Response from Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Happy new year! Thank you for choosing Basecamp Hotel to be your home far away from home. We are glad to hear that you found comfort in our hotel and enjoyed your adventures. Next time you visit we are sure that you will love Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel, situated in the mouth of Isfjorden. It is for sure the wildest hotel on Svalbard. Welcome back any time in the future and have a nice start of the year. Kind regards Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen
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Svalbard is a simply unique location. Basecamp Hotel is a wonderful hotel. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I felt sad to leave as I really missed the conversations with the staff! You have everything you need in the hotel, plus a special character as it's a
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Response from Torill Brandal B, Kundeansvarlig at Basecamp Hotel
Responded 2 Nov 2018
We are glad to hear about your experiences at Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen. Next time you come to Svalbard we believe that you will love staying at Nordenskiold Lodge by the glacier in Adolfbukta, or at Isfjord Radio, just 8 km walk from a charming walrus colony. Thank you for choosing Basecamp to be your home far away from home. All the best Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen
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This is the place for everyone who is tired of "normal" hotel rooms. Here you will find very special rooms made of wooden walls and wooden furniture. Some of the wood was previously part of a derelict house in Barentsburg I was told. It is very clean and the staff really
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Having arrived at nearly 1am, I was super tired. The staff was super nice and helpful and the room was very cozy. Great shower, great location, and great service. If I am ever in Svalbard again, I will be staying here!
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Hello Jen. Thank you for your question. In Desember it is dark 24/7 but you can still go on activities. For more information regarding witch one, please send us an e-mail. Best regards Lise Gulstad General manager
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1. In July maybe the chance to see polar bears is when participating on a cruise/boat trip that visit glaciers and remote areas. 2. Airplane ARRIVALS differs. See SAS airline and Norwegian airlines 3. Airplane DEPARURES differs See SAS airline and Norwegian airlines 4. There will not be any aurora borealis in July. To see aurora borealis November to February is better. 5.-8. Contact Basecamp by visiting basecamp explorer web page 9. Svalbard Museum is approximately 750 meters from Basecamp Hotel 10. Airport bus is available for all hotels in Longyearbyen
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As far as I know this hotel is open all year around. But to be sure you should contact the hotel. Or you could make an onlike booking (their own site) which would reveal the availability. The hotel is popular so early booking is recommended. Svalbard in August should be very nice. I prefer August. The midnight sun ends at 23rd August, even though it would still be a great deal of sun after this. The polar night starts late october.
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"very quiet and good location"
"The suite is pretty nice to have!"
"Every room is different,allow your self a surprise!"
"If you have access issues, be sure to ask for lower floor."
"Get something upstairs."
US$150 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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