Reservations are available in Hotell Arendal’s online booking 24/7/365. If you make your reservation on the arrival date and pay upfront you will get your confirmation letter and access code by email within a few minutes.

For group reservations, please contact Hotell Arendal at

We offer company agreements and monthly hire.

Check-in / keys

You will need a code to the main door to access the hotel. The code will be sent by SMS — if you have stored your cell number with country code! — and email, between noon and 3 pm on arrival day. The room must be paid before you get your entrance code.

The code will be operational during the stay between check-in and check-out. It gives access to the main door and your room.

Should you lose your code, use the call button by the main door to reach our 24/7 manned service.

Check-out at 11.00

When your stay ends, you’re automatically checked out — simple as that.

Late check-out is available on request, contact us by email or chat to check availability.


We’ve got several room types suitable for families traveling with kids. We don’t charge for toddlers who sleep in their parents’ bed. For crib, trundle or loft we charge NOK 150 per kid.

Order children’s beds through our online booking.

Extended stay

Contact Hotell Arendal by email or chat to check availability and extend your stay.

How to get here / transportation


Distance from:

  • Kristiansand airport Kjevik: 67 kms, 50 minutes by car
  • Kristiansand Zoo: 55 kms, 40 minutes by car
  • Oslo Central Station: 259 kms, 2 hrs 50 min by car
The railway station is located about 500 meters from Hotell Arendal, a short walk through the tunnel at Torvet or over Iuellsklev/ Bendiksklev.

Long distance bus (Oslo, Stavanger, Kristiansand)
Electric car

There are eight chargers for electric cars at the top of Østre Gate, where Hotell Arendal is situated, out of which two are fast chargers.

There are also 24 chargers in Torvet P-house, and two at top of Bendiksklev.


You’ll find the main taxi stand just a few hundred meters from Hotell Arendal, at Sam Eydes Plass.

You may order Taxi by telephone +47 07000 or by the app 07000 Taxi.

More information and rates

Local bus

Agder Kollektivtrafikk (AKT) customer service centre is located in Peder Thomassons gate 6, just next to the town hall. The opening hours are 11–16 Monday to Friday.

You should find everything you need about local bus routes and tickets online.

Boat / ferry

You reach the nearby islands Tromøy and Hisøy by town ferries from Rådhuskaia in the city centre. The trip takes just 3–5 minutes.

In the summer there are daily trips several times a day to the island Merdø, one of the most popular areas to visit for hiking and bathing in Arendal. The daily sightseeing boat trips in Nidelva / around Hisøy is also very popular and highly recommended.


Kristiansand Airport Kjevik:

The distance to the airport is 67 kms; 50 minutes by car.

Daily routes from Kristiansand Airport Kjevik to Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim, Bodø, and Harstad.

Direct routes to Alicante Spain, Copenhagen Denmark, London Southend Great Britain, and Split Croatia.

Airport shuttle

To/ from Arendal–Kristiansand Airport Kjevik: Globeorbit 100

During your stay:

Reception desk

There is no reception desk at Hotell Arendal, nor phone service. You get all the information you need by SMS and email when you enter your reservation and prior to arrival.

We are available by email or chat if you need any assistance. The emergencyphone at the main entrance is manned 24 hours a day if you need extra assistance.


Breakfast is included in the room rates in June, July and August (until week 33). For the rest of the year it is possible to order a breakfast package delivered to your hotel room.

In the basement at Hotell Arendal you’ll find a wending and coffee machine with chocolate, snacks and drinks, and stuff that you might have forgotten — like toothbrush, phone charger, socks, and tie.

The large double and family rooms have a small kitchen with fridge, freezer, two hot plates, sink, and basic kitchenware.

On the first floor of the hotel there is a restaurant / small food hall called Streetfood Arendal with several food concepts, a stage and conference facilities. There are concerts, festivals and events all year, both free and tickeded events.

There are several food and convenience stores in the city centre. For late evenings and Sundays there are:

  • Kiwi is open Monday–Saturday until 11 pm
  • Bunnpris (in Barbu) is open every day, also Sundays, until 10 pm
  • 7-Eleven is open until midnight every day
No smoking

Smoking is not allowed in Hotell Arendal. For smokers, please do not smoke right outside the main entrance. You will find an ashtray by the entrance to the courtyard.


There is free high-speed Wi-Fi in the hotel rooms and main areas in Hotell Arendal. You will find the access code  in the information sheet in your room.


There are smart-TVs in the large family rooms at Hotell Arendal. The rest of the hotel rooms do not have TV, but Hotell Arendal offers free high-speed Wi-Fi in all rooms.



We allow pets in some of our rooms. Contact Hotell Arendal by email for availability and reservation.

Extra charge for pets is NOK 300 per stay.


For long stays we clean the room every 3th day.

For monthly hire we clean the rooms once every second week.

Lost property

We save lost items for three months if we cannot get hold of the owner straight away. Contact us by email if you forget something at Hotell Arendal.


Arendal is a great stop on the way when you want to experience Norway on a motorcycle trip. Combine scenic coastal areas and small summertowns alongside the old mainroad along the coast with winding roads and swaying inland nature in the area around Evje. From Kristiansand and westwards by MC, we reccomend Nordsjøvegen, combining magnificent nature and cute smalltowns.

Hotel Arendal is located right in the center of Arendal, with restaurants and bars just outside the door. From summer -22, you can also find an exciting Street food hall on the basement floor of the hotel. In the backyard you can find some free motorcycle parking spaces when the backyard is not in use – first come, first served!

Smart, modest, comfortable and digital — Hotell Arendal offers accommodation to travelers in need of a comfy bed only. We hope you spend the rest of your time in Arendal outside the hotel, meeting people and exploring all Arendal has to offer. You will find a number of venues and places to meet, activities, entertainment and beautiful outdoor areas on Hotell Arendal’s doorstep.

Things to do in Arendal:

Nr1Fitness — gym located in the city centre

There are plenty of hiking opportunities in Arendal. Digital maps are available at:

With children

The city centre of Arendal has plenty of attractions for children. Close by you’ll find Torvet — one of the main squares in the city centre — with playground, library and a glass elevator that takes you to “the roof of Arendal”; Fløybyen. From there, you’ve got a magnificent view over the city, sea and nearby islands.

We recommend a soft serve ice cream, or how about a huge purke — a bun with vanilla custard and frosting — from Baker Jørgensen, right across the street from Torvet. If you stroll down to the harbour area “Pollen” to snack on a freshly made fish cake from Fiskebrygga, or taste the local specialty munker from Strand Café (a cross between waffles and donuts, delicioiusly salty and savory!). Enjoy it while watching the boats passing by.

Walk along Langbrygga towards the sea, here you will find plenty of small playgrounds. You will arrive at science centre Vitensenteret, and finally at Barbu Park — a large park and playground by the sea, with plenty of fun, including a skate park and a beach volleyball court.

More information about things to do in ARENDAL.


I still have questions.

Contact Hotell Arendal at or chat, and we will be in touch shortly.