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Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3849 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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There is nothing horribly wrong with this hostel. The problem is more that everything is slightly annoying. For instance they charge for the bed sheets on top of their already high rate. There were no outlets in our dorm. The shower bathroom combo was not great and got the entire bathroom wet so there was nowhere to put clothes or towel without them getting soaked. The internet was not great. The heater didn't work well. And so on. The staff was very nice though.


Good location for money, just ten minutes walk from the centre of the city. Kitchenettes in rooms were a bit dodgy so had to improvise. Nice and comfortable, room layout made it easier to talk to other guests staying. Felt like our own little shared apartment.

  • 24th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


There was absolutely no hostel atmosphere here. There was no communal kitchen, instead the hotplates were inside the rooms with no ventilation so whenever someone cooked the whole room smelled so bad. No common room or tv room to hang out except by the reception downstairs theres a few couches. Very limited facilities for the price paid. I would not recommend staying here.


Probably the best you can get for your money in somewhere as expensive as Oslo


Not a youth hostel. More likely to find people looking for work and a "cheap" place to sleep than tourists. Light switches are connected to the power sockets for some reason so you can't charge things with lights off. The shower set up is a nightmare. Theres no secure luggage lockers in the rooms which is, frankly, a basic hostel requirement. Basically avoid this place if you're looking for a proper hostel experience whilst backpacking. Finally, charging for bed linen is terrible.


Good beds, but the fact that the kitchen is inside the room and you have to rent everything to use is not that nice. But it is a good place to stay a cuples of days.


This Hostel is in a great location. The staff were very helpful. The only problem was you have to pay to rent the bed clothes and towel, this was stated when I booked the hostel and it ended up costing more than anticipated. The large kitchen area also wasn't available at the time I stayed. Apart from that it was a pretty decent place to stay and not too expensive in terms of Norway's prices.


Stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm which was fairly spacey. Kitchenette in the room would have been better if it included things like a kettle or microwave. The bathroom was alright but the toilet was weirdly close to the shower. Not a bad hostel, but the guys in our room were rather unpleasant which ruined our stay.


There are pretty much Only 2 hostels to stay. Kitchens are in the rooms so if some one decides to have a midnight snack you will wake up. Also have to go to reception and hire all the utensils to cook with.


The staff were very friendly and helpful. They were excellent .

  • 9th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel was great, the atmosphere in the main area was good at night, and easy to meet people. The only downside was that you had to pay to rent the bed linen, which 2 out of 4 sets were a bit dirty. Other than this minor issue, the hostel is well worth the stay.


Good location compensates bad facilities. There is no common kitchen and areas, only a small bar on the ground floor, so you won't have a chance to meet somebody else but your roommates. Small kitchens are inside the room and the smell from the food stays there, so it's not optimal solution. Also if you need dishes and kettleries to cook you have to borrow it and leave a deposit. In general it's a good choice if you only need a place to sleep and do not like to communicate with other travellers


Staff didn't want to help. Kitchen inside the room is not useful if you need to pay to use any utensil


location is good. there are kitchen in the room! but no any meeting room for people meeting friends other thing is fine


The Hostel Ankor is nice it would have been better to have a secure wi-fi connection but the important thing is we had one so It would have been better if the hostel Ankor was near the bus station but it was a nice walk in the early hours of the night as my flight was at 6:30 and the bus leaving at 4:00 so it was for me a last chance to see the town city and to show that it is safe to walk at anytime in Olso. The hostel itself is alright wonderful staff like Maria everything provided


There is absolutely no atmosphere at this hostel. The wifi cuts in and out. The kitchen facilities in the room consists only of a stove and fridge which is pretty annoying. It's probably one of the worse hostels I've stayed in but from what I gathered Oslo doesn't have much to offer in terms of hostels


Don't really like the idea of checking in and being told you must either use your own linen or rent theirs. They kind of strong arm you there, assuming a hostel is mainly attracting a backpackers demographic there is a low chance that most of their guests will bring their own linen. My 8 bed dorm had a kitchen and bathroom in it - I didn't really like this, it meant you were always in the faces of the others staying in there. I would just spend a little bit more money next time and get a hotel.


Staffed seemed irritated when asked to open luggage storage room. Rooms are very average and beds uncomfortable. The shower is insanely close to the toilet, like you could take a number 2 and shower at the same time.


it was awesome and comfortable but u should tell first to guests about the bed cover

  • 19th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


There was an awful smell in the dorm when we arrived. We slept very badly due to the noise coming from the room upstairs. The beds were not comfortable.

  • 14th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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