Best Places for Backpackers in Norway.

Enjoy backpacking around Norway without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Norway.

Top 20 hostels in Norway.

These are the 20 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Norway.

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Voss Vandrarheim AS

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Voss Vandrarheim AS

Voss is the perfect spot for everyone who is interested in sports and activities. There is something for everyone's taste! The varied mountain terrain around Voss makes it an excellent base for walks and mountain hikes. There are plenty of lakes and rivers for fishing, and good terrain for cycling a...
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Eplet Bed & Apple

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Eplet Bed & Apple

Eplet is a small family run guesthouse at the head of Sognefjord, Western Norway. It's the perfect basecamp for a backpacking adventure in the fjords or for those just wanting to be in nature and peace. Our guests are backpackers, solo travellers, couples, families, old, young... and from all cor...
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Cochs Pensjonat

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Cochs Pensjonat

Cochs is a good and popular pension, centrally located right behind the Royal Palace. Cochs offers a friendly atmosphere with clean and tidy rooms. The 88 rooms are offered in three categories: Best rooms, Standard Rooms and Value Rooms. Some of the Best Rooms and Standard Rooms have a kitch...
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Oslo Youth Hostel Haraldsheim

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Oslo Youth Hostel Haraldsheim

The hostel is situated 4km from the city centre but easy to reached by tram or local train. It is an ideal starting point for hikes in the neighbouring woodlands - summer and winter alike. The hostel has 270 beds in 71 rooms. Most of them are 4-bedded, but they can also be used as single, double...
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Saga Poshtel Oslo Central

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Saga Poshtel Oslo Central

We welcome you to Saga Poshtel Oslo Central. An entirely new concept, and the one and only of its kind throughout Norway, where you can expect a trendy, chic, vibrant and homely atmosphere throughout… Newly renovated, with state of the art facilities and its modern hip décor, Saga Poshtel Oslo Centr...
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Lillehammer Hostell

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Lillehammer Hostell

Lillehammer Hostel is located AT the bus and train station in the city centre of Lillehammer. The hostel is actually in the train station building! Guests could not have a better starting point for seeing all that Lillehammer has to offer, including shopping, attractions, restaurants, cafés and hiki...
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Trondheim Vandrerhjem

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Trondheim Vandrerhjem

At Trondheim Hostel we offer accommodation for reasonable prices. Our cheapest alternative is a bed in four-bed dormitory. As a guest in our dorms you have access to share bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and TV-area with other guests. For families travelling together we have family rooms th...
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Marken Gjestehus Hostel

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Marken Gjestehus Hostel

Marken Gjestehus Hostel; for those who wish to spend their money on something more than just accommodation - an excellent base for exploring the city and the nature surrounding it. Free high-speed wifi. Free bed linen. Towels can be rented with us, or you can bring your own. Sleeping-bags are...
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Bodo Hostel

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Bodo Hostel

We warmly invite you to be our guest at Bodo Hostel! The hostel opened in 2010 and offers budget accomodation in modern rooms, all with ensuite facilities. We are located at the train station, only 200 meters from the city centre, and are an ideal starting point for shopping, attractions, hiking,...
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Tromso Activities Hostel

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Tromso Activities Hostel

The hostel is mainly focused on providing budget accommodation and experiences for young travellers. It is an excellent place to meet other travellers and there is always something happening. We run budged Northern lights tours, and other activities throughout the year. Tromsø Activities Hostel...
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Basic Hotel Bergen

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Basic Hotel Bergen

The hotel has everything you need for a good night's sleep. We offer a comfortable accommodation, full of services! All the rooms have: TV, free wifi, fridge, kettle, hairdryer, work space a big bed and of course a private bathroom. You will also find good quality coffee machine in the hotel,...
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Bergen YMCA Hostel

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Bergen YMCA Hostel

Welcome to Bergen Ymca Hostel! The hostel has a superb location in the city center, only one minute from the famous Fish Market, the old town of Bryggen and the funicular up Mount Fløyen. The hostel is a great starting point, whether you want to explore the city itself, or head on to see the some of...
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HI Bergen Hostel Montana

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HI Bergen Hostel Montana

HI Bergen Hostel Montana is located in beautiful surroundings on the hillside of Mount Ulriken. NB: Check-in in low season (Sept. 1st - Apr. 30th) is only possible until 10 p.m. Included in the accommodation price: A varied and healthy breakfast buffet, excellent parking facilities and wirel...
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Intermission Hostel

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Intermission Hostel

Intermission Hostel offers a unique combination of the cheapest bed in Bergen and a cozy atmosphere close to town! The hostel is walking distance from both the train station and main bus station (the airport shuttle travels to and from this station). The hostel is also a 7 minute walk to the city ce...
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Anker Hotel

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Anker Hotel

Anker Hotel is located a mere ten-minute walk away from Karl Johan, Oslos main street. Just outside the door youll find a bus stop, tram stop and taxi stand enabling you to get to all parts of Oslo. Our hotel has 264 rooms, all with a shower, toilet, telephone and TV and in-room movies. There i...
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Anker Apartment

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Anker Apartment

Anker Apartment is a brand new property in Oslo city centre. You will find all the facilities of a hotel with all the comfort you need to feel at home. All private rooms have a kitchenette where you can prepare your own food. The dorms have common facilities like kitchen, showers, toilet...
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Anker Hostel

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Anker Hostel

Located in the fantastic district of Grünerløkka and less than 15 minutes' walk from Oslo's busy main street Karl Johan, Anker Hostel gives you an unique experience from different areas in Oslo. Grünerløkka has risen to become Oslo`s most trendy area, with shops, a variety of restaurants and fantast...
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Bergen Budget Hostel

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Bergen Budget Hostel

Bergen Budget Hostel is a functional and cozy hostel located in Bergen, one of the most vivid and interesting cities of Norway. In this sense we capitalize our knowledge of the city and our experience in the sector to offer our guests and travellers the best possible stay. The hostel is located...
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Lista Flypark

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Lista Flypark

Situated on the green Lista Peninsula, our hostel is surrounded by large green spaces, ideal for ball games and other activities. Nearby recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, bird watching and several sand beaches and are found within a 10-minute drive. Lista Flypark hostel is locat...
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Hellesylt Hostel

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Hellesylt Hostel

Hellesylt Hostel has a beautiful location, overlooking Geirangerfjord. There are ample possibilities for fishing in the fjord. The hostel has hiking maps available, with many suggested tours. Hellesylt is the perfect starting point for numerous day trips to various highlights: Geiranger, the glacier...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Norway.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Norway.

If you're already planning to visit Norway - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

What are the speed limits?

If you chose to visit Lofoten by car, then keep in mind the speed limits for Norway are:

Alyina

Winter wonderland in Norway

A trip to northern norway Usually, around wintertime, I would stay home and go skiing in the mountains of Switzerland, enjoying the time off work with my family and friends. But it has always been a dream of mine to see the northern lights. So one winter, I caught a plane to Tromso, which is a town located in the northern part of Norway.

Moberholzer

Why you should go to Norway during the winter.

This year I decided that I would go on a winter adventure in Norway, and let me tell you, avoiding the Brazillian heat was the best idea that I have ever had. I remember I used to get a lot of remarks from people saying that I wouldn’t last a day in the cold weather, but here I am… alive and missing the snow! I must say that, for a Brazilian, I think I handled the heavy winter pretty well.

Jade Cavalcanti

Trondheim, Norway: Northern lights and dog-sledding

Expensive beer, extremely nice but introvert people, sometimes really cold weather despite the early-spring period, northern lights from the window, amazing landscape, colourful architecture that gives soul to the city and unique adventure of dog sledding…those are just some challenges and great things you’ll rarely find in any other (European) country than  in Norway.

martina-bazec

Norway - the magical Lofoten Islands

Norway – the magical Lofoten Islands

Theresa Su

The Luckiest Moment of Our Trip in Tromso, Norway

When we (I and my friend) decided to see the northern lights, primarily, we wanted to visit Iceland. However, due to my financial difficulties, I discovered that you can also see them in Norway which is closer to where we lived (the Netherlands) at that moment.

Traveller-Foodie

Norway: Cold hearted scandinavians?

You just have to love getting out the plane at Sola Airport and breathe the cold scandinavian air. I’m so exiting everytime I pass the “get ready to explore Fjord Norway sign. Well, you have no idea how ready I am!

Barbora Ptošková

Norway: The Trolltunga Challenge

It was time for another challenge! My friend and I were looking for a spontaneous adventure that involved nature, so we booked a cheap flight to Norway and decided to take on the Trolltunga challenge.

Hong-Linh Le

Skutvik: port of Lofoten

Skutvik has a really special meaning for me, It´s not only the port of Lofoten, Norway and Scandinavia and probably the world´s most unique landscape but It´s also the birthplace of my grandmother and finally some seventeen years later I am back with my family to visit grandmother in her birthplace.

sofia-sofroniadou

Travelling to Norway on a budget? Go to Trondheim.

Norway is famous for being an expensive country, but that should not stop you from visiting such a beautiful place. The capital Oslo attracts many tourists and has all the entertainment a big city has to offer. But if you rather go local on a trip to and have a budget to stay on, Trondheim might be a perfect choice.

Priscila Minussi

Norway - the magical Lofoten Islands

Norway – the magical Lofoten Islands

Theresa Su

Norway: The Trolltunga Challenge

It was time for another challenge! My friend and I were looking for a spontaneous adventure that involved nature, so we booked a cheap flight to Norway and decided to take on the Trolltunga challenge.

Hong-Linh Le

Travelling to Norway on a budget? Go to Trondheim.

Norway is famous for being an expensive country, but that should not stop you from visiting such a beautiful place. The capital Oslo attracts many tourists and has all the entertainment a big city has to offer. But if you rather go local on a trip to and have a budget to stay on, Trondheim might be a perfect choice.

Priscila Minussi

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