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Iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.9 out of 5 Good
189 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationGjovik Glassverks16 min walk
Popular LocationBiri Travbane20 min drive
AirportHamar (HMR-Stavsberg)47 min drive
Popular LocationHamar Cathedral53 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Gjovik, Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel is near the beach. Local points of interest include Gjovik Glassverks, Biri Travbane, and Ringsaker Church. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including snowboarding.
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    What's nearby

    • Gjovik Glassverks - 16 min walk
    • Biri Travbane - 20 min drive
    • Domkirkeruinene - 52 min drive
    • Pilgrim Centre Hamar - 52 min drive
    • Hamar Cathedral - 53 min drive

    Getting around

    • Gjovik Station - 15 min walk

    About this property

    Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel

    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.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    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
    • 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

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free water park access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground


    • 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • In-room accessibility
    • 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


    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Linens


    • Hair dryer (on request)
    • Towels

    Food and drink

    • Shared kitchen access


    • Iron/ironing board (on request)



    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

    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
    189 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Poor
    1 - Terrible




    Staff & service




    Property conditions & facilities

    4/5 Good

    Happy face iconLiked: 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

    Sad face IconDisliked: 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

    Happy face iconLiked: 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

    Happy face iconLiked: 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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