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“Cheap stay in Greenland” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ilulissat Hostel

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Ilulissat Hostel
Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cheap stay in Greenland”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I stayed two nights in a single room. The location is good because it´s in the downtown are. I thought it was a bit overpriced compared to other hostels I stayed. The facilities are clean. The room is okay.
I guess there was a miscommunication with the office. I thought they would provide me a linen bed and a towel as I paid for it. But in the end, I run to the supermarket and bought it.
Overall, if you want to save money and don´t mind to stay in a very simple room without any luxury, I go there.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Reasonably priced accommodation seems in short supply in Ilulissat, and this place compared badly to the hostel in Sisimiut. It is more than double the price, for much worse facilities. As it's a prefab building, it is noisy, with every footfall and conversation from the corridor heard in the room.

Kitchens are ok, reasonably equipped, although there was no kettle, so water needed to be boiled in a pan.

Generally clean, and plenty of hot water.

Staff are not especially friendly, and are not there enough. In high season, with both blocks quite full, they disappear at 16.00. They know very little about the area (trails, huts).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Yes, small rooms with 2 beds only and the cleanliness is quite OK. I wouldn't call it cozy, they are old barracks. If you don't expect much, then quite OK. Yes it is also well heated. We were there at the end of May however and never saw a soul, apart form 1 or 2 fellow travelers. The office was closed. Not even a minimum of opening hours, so we had no help whatsoever with anything. Therefore I would not call it particularly friendly. Yes, there was a greenlandic tel. nr., but of what use if there is no telephone available in the house?

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Stayed for 2 nights. The rooms are for 2 people with individual keys. Bathrooms very tired with the shower screen almost falling apart. This is an old building that was allegedly meant to be removed many years ago ( according to our taxi driver). The floors are very uneven and sagging in places, and in my case appeared fairly dirty. The washing machine leaked everywhere, but the kitchen was quite spacious. In all fairness, this is probably one of my least favorite hostels to have stayed in. It was very well heated though (which is a bonus in Greenland), however it is probably best to bring your own towel(we rented them to minimize luggage) and I ended up with a "Barbie" hand towel that looked about 20 years old. Close to town.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

This is a great option for some budget accommodation in Ilulissat. Conveniently located close to the centre of town, clean and cosy rooms. All the rooms are small twin rooms which is great - no large noisy dorms. Its no luxurious but its warm and friendly. The staff were very helpful, we got a free lift with World of Greenland from the airport (by chance they were dropping some other people off). The hostel staff could not have been more helpful - even helped carry my bag to my room (a service which was not provided at the considerably more expensive Hotel Arctic). Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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52 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

In the summer season the staff of Ilulissat Hostel administer a school dormitory with approx. 14 double rooms. It is available only during two summer months as in the remaining part of the year it is occupied by school children. According to the staff, staying there is much better than in the hostel. We had a very big kitchen with lots of devices (including dishwasher and big owen) so you could save much money on preparing your own food (especially fresh fish which is the cheapest option in Greenland). The staff is very friendy and helpful. I had a great view of the icebergs from my window but those having rooms on the other side were less lucky - their windows were exactly in front of... small cemetery.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Lecco, Italy
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88 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

I spent two nights in this hostel. 400 dkk (50 Euro) par night. There is a kitchen with a lot of stuffs, two rooms for stay with other people. The rooms are with two beds, without toilet. WiFi is excluded. This is a beautiful place. In a beautiful land. Ragna and Henrik are very very very pErfect.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ilulissat Hostel

Property: Ilulissat Hostel
Address: Marralinguaq 47-49, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
Region: Greenland > Qaasuitsup Municipality > Ilulissat
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Ilulissat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ilulissat Hostel is situated in the town centre. The rooms are low standard. But the price is also low and the atmosphere is cozy and you will meet people from all over the world, who all have one thing in common - they are enthusiastic about Ilulissat and the fantastic Greenlandic nature.Cook your own fresh-caught fish, or maybe a locally bought steak in the shared kitchen. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ilulissat Hostel Greenland

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