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Basecamp Hotel

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 344*
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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 24 November 2015

My wife and I stayed here in January. While you might find the decoration creative in the beginning and take lots of pictures, after the first night you might get bored. Note that this hotel is more like a hostel, at least during our trip there was no full time staff. Overpriced as with all accommodations in Svalbard! One benefit...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Manager at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Im sorry to hear you had a booring time in our charming Trappers styled Hotel, but I have some great news; we are no longer closing in the afternoons like we use to do. Reception is always open between 7 am til 10 pm. And off course the door to KROA also keep open until we close it at 10.

Reviewed 21 November 2015

When me and my girlfriend travelled to Longyearbyen, Svalbard we decided to book a room at Basecamp. We did not regret that decision; after booking online we were offered some activites they would book for us. We ended up with the "Trappers dinner" on friday evening and a dog sledding trip on saturday morning. The "trappers dinner" was cosy and...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Manager at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving such a nice review for us. We love what we do and to read about your great stay here and your dog sledding trip with dinner makes us really happy.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Wow! Just wow! When one treks all the way up to Svalbard, especially the first time, I just didn't know what to expect. It's remote, yes, and that's the charm for experienced travelers like myself. The area is stunning. And thank goodness I picked the perfect place to stay. Basecamp Explorer is not just a place to stay. For me,...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Manager at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daniel We are so happy to read your kind words! It means a lot to us! We really hope you keep on spreading the good word and that we see you back here one day soon!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Rough hewn wood and plenty of polar bear and seal skins make you feel you have travelled back in time. The rooms were cabin style with superior bedlinen and plump pillows. The shower was sensational with upmarket toiletries. The Reading Loft was a charming area to use the free wifi and relax. Breakfast was a generous selection of sweet and...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lou Thank you so much for your review, our waffles are a definitely a favorite! We hope to see you back here one day.

Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

First, the beds are just amazing, slept like a baby!!!! And the rooms are decorated as trappers cabins and it's very cool. Loved the bunk beds. The soaps provided in the bathroom is absolute great. It's worth the money, for sure!

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so grateful to read your nice words. Please contact us if you are planning a new trip up north; we are happy to help!

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Staying here as I write this - lovely wooden building downtown Svalbard - which boasts a population of 2.641 :-) The bar and dining room offer a great atmosphere, rooms are cabin like (all wood, bunk beds) but comfy, the free WiFi works perfectly. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and relaxed. Dinner was excellent, bar is well stocked up,...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for writing on TripAdvisor, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I can clarify that Kroa is a superb restaurant and we are so grateful to be the "next door" neighbor, although we are two different companies. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are returning to beautiful Svalbard, we are happy to plan your...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Longyearbyen is a small place with a limited choice of accommodation so I am glad I chose this quaint place to stay for three days during my recent trip. Designed with an original nordic "camp" feel, it has all the charm of staying in a log cabin. The wooden interior throughout is homely and this atmosphere is complemented by the...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your review on TripAdvisor. We are truly a charming hotel with all the decor and bunk-beds, I'm happy you enjoyed. I really hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back at Basecamp Hotel one day!

Reading, UK
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Our travel agent told us there would be a fleet of taxis to meet any flight into the airport, even one arriving at nearly midnight. He was wrong! But there was an excellent local bus labelled "hoteller" costing (from memory) 75 Norwegian kroner (I may have mis-remembered the price) and it stops at each of the very few hotels. A...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your kind words on TripAdvisor. Normally there's always cabs waiting outside the airport, but off course it happens they are all on the road. I'm happy you liked the bus since we are a Eco-light house certificated company.

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Basecamp is really beautifully decorated. Furs, aged wood and other living materials. The lobby, our room (nr16), the breakfast restaurant and the next-door restaurant and bar Kroa were all very very comfy. The only place that wasn´t up to date was the bathroom, which was quite dull. The staff were all very friendly and helpful with making reservations on trips...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, we are happy to hear that you appreciated our hotel and friendly staff. Your words means a lot to us. We hope we can welcome you back at Basecamp Hotel in the future.

gaserati
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We (a couple) stayed here for 2 nights and paied 500€ in total. We expected our stay to be unique, considering the price we were paying. Breakfast was very basic - bread with some jam, cold cuts and 1 cheese selection, 1 müsli selection, waffles, that was about it. The Asian lady looking after the breakfast did not speak any...

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BasecampSpitsbergen, Leder  at Basecamp Hotel, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your experience during your stay with us. Especially when we get so many positive reviews from our other guests regarding both breakfast and service. I will take your review most serious and evaluate it together with my staff. I really hope for the future that you have the opportunity to visit Spitsbergen again...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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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! 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 

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: ₹ 13,344 - ₹ 23,319 (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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“Call the hotel and ask them about available rooms. Each room is slightly different. They try to be as accommodating as possible.”
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