HI Mandal Hostel - stay in an old jailhouse! HI Mandal Hostel is a unique hostel in one of Norway's prettiest and southernmost towns. The hostel is located directly in the city centre with walking distance to the beach, museums and other attractions. The hostel is actually an attraction in itself! The building was used as a jailhouse for local convicts, and the back yard that the guests now use was actually where the convicts would get some fresh air.
The hostel is small with only 3 rooms, and is perfect for a family/group of friends wanting a special place to stay. The backyard is shared with the neighbours. You don't stay in a room - but in a cell! The central location is perfect for anyone wanting a real holiday where the Norwegians go on holiday themselves.
Mandal is close to the southernmost point of Norway - the Lindesnes lighthouse - and the town has everything you need when you are on holiday. Shops, cafes, museums... Not to mention the beautiful beaches close to the hostel.