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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Fantastic special little hotel full of quirky design. Much thought has gone into this hotel to make it feel different. Very warm and comfortable. Great place to spend the night before our arctic boat trip. Breakfast room very cozy and a good breakfast is served. Have stayed in Longyearbyen before but the hotel we stayed in wasn't a patch on... More 

1 Thank Nicola448
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicola It has been great to host you for these days, thank you so much for choosing us. We are different to the others and we will keep it like that. Thanks for your comment, and we hope we can be your home far away from home another time soon. Best regards Sandra and the rest of the Basecamp... More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here before and after a Basecamp Explorer dog sledding trip. Hotel is quirky but really comfortable and very fitting for the surroundings. Staff are great and exceptionally helpful. They stored our luggage securely whilst we were away. Great breakfast. It's not cheap but then nothing in Norway is! Would definitely recommend, most of the other hotels in town are... More 

1 Thank JoanneDavies
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Joanne We appreciate that you took some time to leave us your comment. It makes me and the rest of the team really happy to read! We hope we will get the chance to welcome you back here one day soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Great hotel, extremely cozy, comfortable, and accommodating. Centrally located, with a great restaurant (Kroa) sharing the building. The room itself was very cozy and great to come back to at the end of a long, active day. Staff very friendly and helpful. Oh and a great breakfast!

Thank erik j
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Erik We really appreciate leaving your comment! We do everything to make our guests feel like home in our cozy Trappers style hotel. Welcome back Best regards Basecamp Team More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Designed in wood, reminder hide and slate. A shoeless hotel with trappers lodge feel and warm cosy white linen beds, awesome views, great staff and a wonderful, not to be missed atmosphere which is unique. Breakfast is traditional, hotel is linked to Kroa bar and made our stay wonderful!

Thank Stuart G
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stuart Thank you for spending some of your time here to leave your comment, we really appreciate it. Wish you a great summer and to have the chance to welcome you back here anytime soon. Best regards basecamp Team More 

Bronxville, New York, USA
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have stayed at the Basecamp Hotel three times. Once before in the polar night and now twice under the midnight sun. I can't say enough nice things about the facility and the staff. If you are looking for a place that gives you the feel of a rustic trapper lodge this is the place. So it is not a... More 

1 Thank sport10010
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Hi I'm sorry for my late reply. This was truly a delight to read. I, together with the rest of Basecamp hope to welcome you again soon. Henrik is the name of your receptionist, I have shared your text with the rest of the team. Have a great summer. Best regards basecamp team More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Basecamp Hotel was the perfect place to stay for our three day Svalbard family expedition adventure. We arrived with two other families with kids ranging from 4 - 14 (13 of us altogether) and everybody had a truly once in a lifetime experience. Aside from the memorable dog sledding (Mika is amazing and wonderfully engaging with kids) and snowmobiling outings... More 

Thank Susan G
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Im sorry for our late reply. Its really great to read about our days with Basecamp. Thank you and we hope to see you back here one day soon :) More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Both the reception area and the room had interior that you would associate with a trappers hut or other construction from driftwood and available materials in the wild. There's a small but nice lounge area where you can meet other guests and exchange experiences and ideas for activities, and the staff was super helpful and very friendly. The location is... More 

Thank PictureTomas
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate it! It’s great for us to know you enjoyed Basecamp Spitsbergen and our staff, help us to spread the word and we hope we get the chance to welcome you back here one day soon. More 

London, UK
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

One of three hotels we stayed in during our time in Svalbard (if you don't count a calming and a trapper's hut!). Basecamp Hotel is a splendid mix of modern facilities blended with bygone charm. Clever and tasteful use of wood and other organic materials to decorate the interior work well and do not clash with the more modern outer... More 

Thank Shield_London
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

My husband and I stayed at Basecamp Hotel, Spitsbergen for 4 nights during March 2016. We had room 15 which is near the reception area and perfect for popping out for a coffee or tea which are complimentary. The room was cosy with underfloor heating, a nice warm bathroom with power shower and the most comfortable double bed that I... More 

1 Thank SerendipityToto
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Hi To read this great review makes us so happy! No doubt about it, we love what we are doing, eighter it's regarding guiding, serving breakfast or booking Your next adventure. And offcourse that you enjoyed Your stay at the most. A warm welcome back anytime soon More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Visiting the capital for only two nights, the four of us had our two evening meals here (we were that impressed that we had to return for two nights in a row). Good food, priced reasonably, with efficient and helpful staff. No hanging about with the quality service. This restaurant was clean, spacious, comfortable in a very traditional setting decor... More 

Thank Scott D
BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scoot Thank you for leaving us your review. You have visited our neighbour restaurant KROA. All in best Trappers style, just like Basecamp Hotel. We are so happy to have such quatily restaurant next door. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Basecamp Hotel

Address: Main street of Svalbard | Boks 316, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway (Formerly Trapper's Hotel)
Region: Norway > Svalbard > Spitsbergen > Longyearbyen
Price Range: €153 - €339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Basecamp Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles najmasanai, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One suite has a queenbed”
 of 5 bubbles snorringBommel, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms seemed to be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles nightingale1972, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Call the hotel and ask them about available rooms. Each room is slightly different. They try to be as accommodating as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles sport10010, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Can't help you here as we only ate in the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 721scottd, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
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