This is a very expensive accommodation with tiny, smelly rooms. You can’t open the windows, air ventilation system is working poor and most of the rooms don’t have windows. Price is horrible expensive for such rooms
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I knew it was expensive when I booked it. I also knew that the facilities were shared, BUT that does not mean that you can't make an effort for your quests.
So this is the way they do it. The booking is managed by another external office renting part of the facilities of "someone" in Abisko. You get there and get a room with a bunk bed, even though we booked a double bed. The mattress is foam, the kind that was popular in the 70's . Then we realised that we had to make the embedding ourselves.
The place is extremely far from Abisko tourist station, so if you booked the sky station and dog sledding etc make sure you book in their area as it is sooo far and you do get to walk a lot.
I have to advise anyone considering this to look into the option of staying in Kiruna and book everything through Kiruna guide tour. They provide excellent service and drive up there so that you can enjoy the skystation.
I would stay away from booking anything with these guys and the friendliness is not provided by this company, but the staff from the company next door.
The one good thing was that it was close to the COOP food store and allowed us to cook and not waste any money.
I get that this is far away from most things, but then again people come from afar too.
We had booked 5 nights in that place, on behalf of the website and the fact it was recently opened, hence, we thought, at the best standards. We found little cabins (similar to those used in the arctic basic settlements, no charm at all, little windows, poor decoration) with common bathrooms, with no service on the premises (you have to walk 250m into the nice local weather... before reaching the guesthouse dinning room which is, in fact, the local restaurant, same for breakfast), in front of the local supermarket. All that at the highest prices in the village. Intentional robbery or lack of experience? This place is the last option in Abisko in terms of accommodation.
Fortunately we could negotiate our way out of that wrong step after accepting to pay one night only, and found some space in an other hotel.