60.0% Based on 21 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 3.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly beach hostel with free water park

Steps from the beach

Stay at this Gjovik hostel and you'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Gjovik Glassverks and 16 miles (25 km) of Biri Travbane. Ringsaker Church and Ringsaker Kirke are within 16 miles (25 km).

Free water park, sauna

Ski-in/ski-out access, free water park access, and 4 indoor tennis courts are all featured at this smoke-free hostel. Take advantage of ski storage on site, and enjoy downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. Families will appreciate the playground and barbecue grills.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 36 guestrooms offer free WiFi and kitchens. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$107 per night

Standard Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom with 2 Bunk Beds-Single use

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room, City View, Beachfront

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend out of 21 reviews


About the Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel

Location Parkvegen 8, Gjovik, 2819

Property Features

Have fun with onsite winter activities, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating. After a day on the slopes, enjoy use of the hostel's facilities like a complimentary water park and a sauna. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This ski hostel also offers ski storage, indoor tennis courts, and outdoor tennis courts. You'll have access to the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and health club at a partner property. Self parking is free. This Gjovik hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 36 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free water park access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Indoor tennis courts - 4
  • Kitchen
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Gjovik Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hovdetun - Gjøvik Vandrerhjem - Hostel offers 36 accommodations. This Gjovik hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Accommodations all include kitchens. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

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)!


  • Pets: NOK 200 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of NOK 200 per stay


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: NOK 200 per stay
  • Pet fee: NOK 200 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.