Offering free WiFi, Giljanes Hostel is located in Sandavágur. The property has a shared kitchen and a shared lounge for guests. The nearest airport is Vágar, 6.2 miles from the hostel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Giljanes Hostel has been welcoming guests since Oct 26, 2016

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
3 futon beds
4 twin beds
1 full bed
6 futon beds
1 futon bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Sandavágur
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  • Benjamin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This hostel was a great choice for backpacking. It’s close to the airport and Trælanipa Lake, and has a bus stop a couple minutes away to easily get to Torshavn and beyond. The facilities are nice and there is a big kitchen and rest area so you...
  • Alex
    Everything was amazing. Owner of the hostel is such a great guy. Also convenient location if you travel by bus
  • Antonis33
    Christian, the owner is an amazing guy, always willing to help. Common area is very nice to chill. If you are travelling solo then is the place to stay! Gas station amd supermarkets are close by.
  • Maddie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The host, Kristjan, was wonderful! He Answered all questions we had, and was extremely helpful! He had many suggestions about things to do on Vagar, and was overall a great person to know in the Faroes!
  • Patrick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Kristian does a phenomenal job making sure everyone feels at home, and is great for tips on best ideas depending on the weather. The hostel is a great value and would definitely stay here again!
  • Keerthan
    it’s was a great stay with nice living and dining area. kitchen was good with lot of utensils. awesome view of ocean from the living room
  • _josip
    Everything was perfect, nice and charming hostel located close to the airport for good price. Owner, Christian was really friendly and helpful giving a lot of tips about the trip.
  • Jim
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Accommodation on the Faroes is expensive, and this is ideal for a budget stay. The owner Christian is very pleasant and helpful, and can organoze things like renting cars, tours, etc.
  • Linda
    The size of the room was good and the beds were comfortable. Simple room but clean and great view. Kitchen was well equipped and we had all we needed there. Very nice host!
  • Daniel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The host Kristjan is incredible -- super friendly, professional, helpful, and cool. The hostel is amazing and in a great location close to many insane hikes and sights to see. Very close to the bus stop as well. Great vibes at this hostel....

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello. We will arrive in Torshavn at 3am with the Norröna ferry. Would you accept check-in that late/early or is that impossible? Best regards, Ellen

    Yes. We are used to this ferry schedule. although we do expect guests letting us know way in advance.
    Answered on 10 March 2023
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    No, we dont.
    Answered on 29 July 2021
  • Price for pickup and drop from/to airport?

    100,- dkk per pr person each way.
    Answered on 10 March 2023
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Yes, you can use your own sleeping bag
    Answered on 29 July 2021
  • Hi! Are towels and bed linens included?

    No. You’ll have to rent it or bring your own. Sleeping bag are allowed too.
    Answered on 10 March 2023
  • From airport how can I come to your hostel

    Rent a car, Taxi, bus, our shuttle. We offer shuttle back and fourth to the airport
    Answered on 10 March 2023
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Area info *

Amenities of Giljanes Hostel

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shared kitchen
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (snacks)
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Baggage storage
      Additional charge
    • Car rental
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Safe
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • Danish
    • English
    • Norwegian

    House rules

    Giljanes Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM


    From 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    Pets are not allowed.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Cash Giljanes Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    Please note that bed linen are not included. You can rent them on site or bring your own.

    FAQs about Giljanes Hostel

    • Giljanes Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Check-in at Giljanes Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

      • The prices at Giljanes Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Yes, Giljanes Hostel is popular with guests booking family stays.

      • Giljanes Hostel is 0.6 miles from the center of Sandavágur. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.