i stayed at Narl Hotel when i travelled in Barrow in Sept. 2008 and i think it's a good, clean and cheap place to stay at. the distance between and downtown and narl hotel may be a problem to tourists, but it's not hard to get a lift to any place wherever you want to go. if you're an independent traveller, stay here to save your limited budgets. :)
by the way, they have an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not a regular hotel for the public at large. This is a "work-camp" hotel (more like a dorm) for visiting scientists and other workers. I stayed there as a scientist - it was comfortable, clean and had everything I would look for as a scientist staying for two months of intense fieldwork - a comfortable bed, heat, communal showers and laundry. It also has high speed wireless internet, phone and tv (with cable) - and Dario, who runs the place, is awesome - he takes good care of us. (daily 'hotel style' cleaning) Being a dorm like setting, and living 'hard-core' in the arctic tundra, I felt too strange being taken care of, so I let him know that I could make my own bed, take out my trash and wash my linens.
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