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Overview of Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel

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Private Kitchen
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Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel

2 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Spa
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGjovik Glassverks16 min walk
    Popular LocationRingsaker Church22 min drive
    Popular LocationRingsaker Kirke22 min drive
    AirportHamar (HMR-Stavsberg)47 min drive

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Standard Twin Room

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Quadruple Room

No guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Bunk Beds

Triple Room

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Standard Twin Room, City View, Beachfront

5/5 guest room rating
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Twin Bunk Bed

Quadruple Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Bunk Beds

About this area


Located in Gjovik, Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel is near the beach. The Inland Science Center and Peder Balke Center are cultural highlights and Ringsaker Kirke is one of the area's attractions. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including snowboarding.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gjovik Glassverks - 16 min walk
  • Ringsaker Church - 22 min drive
  • Ringsaker Kirke - 22 min drive
  • Proysen Cottage - 29 min drive
  • Pellervikstranda - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Gjovik Station - 16 min walk


  • Peking Palace Restaurant — 12 min walk
  • Sparebank 1 Gjøvik — 12 min walk
  • Salt og pepper — 13 min walk
  • Peppes Pizza — 13 min walk
  • Kaffka — 13 min walk

About this property

Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel

Ski-in/ski-out access for family fun on the slopes
At Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel, start your day with a complimentary buffet breakfast, then head to the nearby beach or spend the day onsite at a complimentary water park. All 36 rooms offer free WiFi.
Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel offers 36 accommodations. This Gjovik hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.
6 outdoor tennis courts, 4 indoor tennis courts, and a complimentary water park are featured at the hostel. Other recreational amenities include ski-in/ski-out access and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–9 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 4 indoor tennis courts
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Free water park access
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free water park access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski storage
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Danish
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Swedish
  • Thai

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - midnight
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of NOK 200 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of NOK 200 per stay

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: NOK 200 per stay
  • Pet fee: NOK 200 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Gjøvik Hovdetun Hostel
Gjøvik Vandrerhjem
Gjøvik Vandrerhjem Hovdetun
Hovdetun Gjøvik Vandrerhjem Gjovik
Hovdetun Gjøvik Vandrerhjem Hostel
Hovdetun Gjøvik Vandrerhjem Hostel Gjovik
Hovdetun Vandrerhjem
Vandrerhjem Gjøvik
Hovtun Gjøvik Vandrerhjem Hos
Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel Gjovik

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel?
As of Apr 21, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel on Apr 30, 2021 start from $72, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel have a pool?
Yes, this property has outdoor pool access.
Is Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of NOK 200 per stay and a fee of NOK 200 per pet, per stay.
How much is parking at Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Gjovik hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gjovik Glassverks and The Inland Science Center. Peder Balke Center is 11.3 mi (18.2 km) away. Gjovik Station is 16 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 38 out of 190 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 92 out of 190 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 52 out of 190 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 190 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 190 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It's not even cheap -
If you have to spend a night in Gjøvik this is the cheapest alternative if you get a room with a shared bathroom for around 100 USD. If it's more expensive I would seriously avoid this place if possible. It's old, service is slow, the rooms are freezing cold and so badly lit that you can't even read in your room. It's far away from everything and so for the prize it's bad. But Norway is expensive.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
comfortable stay with breakfast
Nice clean rooms a few minutes from city center. Staff was accommodating and helpful in planning the rest of our trip. Thank you!

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gjovik - nice way to start you visit to Norway
Stayed 1 night in the cabins (Hytte) - nice accomodations, quiet semi residential surroundings. - terrific breakfast. Fairly priced by Norwegian standards. Hardly abel to be called a hostel.

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