Tromsø Bed & Books

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Everything you need to stay comfy and keep your budget down while in Tromsø

Smaller and older than the Writer's home, the Fisherman's home comes with a ton of charm, view over the sea and all the amenities that you need to enjoy your time in Tromsø - except a TV, but who wants to waste time on that anyway!

Here's a summary of all the totally FREE and totally awesome facilities the Fisherman's home has to offer. The house is filled with practical and useful amenities that will help you to:

Keep your budget down

  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Free coffe & tea
  • Free parking (1-2 spots)
  • Free laundry
    - use our washing machine, washing powder and tumble dryer completely free of charge
  • Fully equipped kitchen
    - cook all your meals to your heart's content and save money on not having to eat out
  • Special drop-in price at the nearby gym Stamina Hot

Connect & Enjoy

  • Make new friends
  • Enjoy the gorgeous sea-view!
  • Learn all our Tromsø secrets
  • Get help from our friendly staff
Bar style dining table to socialize and hang out with new people

Stay organized

  • Luggage storage (no lockers)
  • Designated shelves for your own food
  • Share food, toothpaste etc with others
  • Save the planet - recycle everything
  • Bus 34 nearby (direct to the university)
  • NEW! Self-service portal to keep track of your booking, key code, payment, check-in, receipts and so much more

Relax & Recharge

  • Super comfy beds
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Amazing Scandinavian interior design
  • LOTS of books (leave one take one)
  • Fireplace in the kitchen!
  • A nice garden for relaxation & play
  • Electrical heating in all rooms
  • Come and go as you like (no lock-in)

Stay safe

  • 24/7 emergency helpline
  • First-aid kit
  • Fire protection system
  • Your own key to your room and the main door
Our amazing message-in-a-bottle-lamp

Useful stuff in the kitchen

  • Water kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher

...and in the bathroom

  • Comfy showers
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Heated floors

Disclaimer - please note:

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The Fisherman's home was built at the end of the 1800's (!) and so even if it has been renovated numerous times since, it is still a very old house. This means that there are a few things you should be aware of before booking this house:
  • The walls are very thin, meaning that you will easily hear your room-neighbours - also when they have to get up in the small wee hours to catch a plane (unless you're a sound sleeper or are friends with some good earplugs).
  • There are two separate toilets in the house - one is extremely small and the other is a bit awkwardly placed in a small room off the kitchen. When renovating the house in 2004 this was the only way we could keep two toilets. We know it's not ideal, but it's the way it is and it's not much to do about it.
Some people take issues with these factors, others think it's just part of the charm. You know best yourself what kind of group you belong to.
As much as we would love to be able to please everyone, these are things we can't do anything about without tearing the whole house down and rebuilding it. And we won't do that. So if you think these things will make your stay with us less than comfortable, please consider booking a room in our more modern and recently upgraded Writer's home instead.