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Anker Hostel Reviews

Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3485 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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I had a good time at Anker Hostel. All the staff were friendly and helpful. People were very sociable down at the reception/lounge area. I wish there was a communal kitchen as there were only small kitchenettes in each dorm room. However the individual kitchen boxes provided were a real novelty!!


My only concern is related to security. The room was quite hot and I opened one of the windows, but it was just the by the street behind the building, quite easy for someone to sneak in the room... although I did not have any problems (just a little bit noisy on Saturday after 2am!), I think that could be improved.


Very easy really Enjoyed


The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating and it was close to public transport and good sight-seeing areas, but the hostel itself once you walked past the reception felt kinda dingy. It felt like I was in an old dorm at a college that was in serious need of renovation. They also charge you for whatever they can, from sheets and towels (although this is typical for towels) to using the luggage room. Like the people, but I'd think twice about staying there again.


The location is excellent, right on the edge of Grunerlokka, a five minute walk from Central Station, and ten minute from Karl Johans. Some of the staff were a touch rude and it was difficult to get their attention at front desk, but I had a mostly positive experience. I would probably stay there again if I were returning to Oslo, just because of location and the price.

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Quite expensive compared to other Hostels I've stayed, but completely acceptable by Norwegian standard. It was strange that the kitchenette is in the dorm but it didn't bother me too much. Staff are very friendly and helpful if you engage them (Norwegians don't seem to be big on small talk).


I have stayed 2 nights at Anker Hostel. I got impression during my staying that the hostel only require to travelers and do not consider our feeling and convenient. No lockers in room, totally not enough shower room and toilet qt'y compare with customer number. Various aditional payments to rent something.. However they warning many things. "Do not ~", "No guarantee ~", "You will be fined NOK X00, if you are doing ~".. And the staff was really not friendly neither.


I was not impressed with the setup of this hostel versus others I have stayed in. Having a bathroom and shower in each room is good, but to cook you need to check out a set of dishes, most of which do not even have a cutting knife of board. It seems red oculus to have to cook dinner and breakfast when room mates may still be sleeping, also awkward to cook in the bed room. The location seems good, easy walk to the train station and right along the river that runs through oslo


Overly unimpressed with this Hostel especially for the price. Rooms and washrooms were unclean and power points in the rooms did not work.


Great hostel, shared rooms are big and clean. The shower is amazing, good temperature and pressure (not many hostels have good showers). The only bad thing is the street is a bit doggy at night time, but the location is excellent, only 10min walking from the main street and central station. Totally recomended!


For the amount you pay it is a terrible hostel. You get nickel and dime'd for everything. Want bed sheets? 8 dollars extra. Want to use your kitchen? You have to pay for any type of silverware or dish use. Want a locker? That'll be extra, and requires a specific type of lock that they'll be happy to give you for an additional ten dollars. Just really unpleasant. Sure its norway, it'll be pricey, but this was like the most guest-unfriendly place I have stayed in Europe.

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good location but we needed better directions as was difficult to find. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


No lockers in the rooms and the rooms are VERY warm. The staff are not super helpful - when I asked if they knew how to get to a certain airport their answer was to say 'maybe there is a train' & to look up a website. Atmosphere is average but location is good. I'd stay here again but it's far from amazing


This place was cheap. I can think of no other redeeming features.


Extremely disappointing stay


no activitis


My room mate had her laptop stolen from her pack in our dorm as the cleaner of the hostel had left both the door to the dorms and our dorm room wide open. Someone was then able to access our dorm and steal the computer while the cleaner was still in the room. There were no lockers in the dorms and it was a possibility that the cleaner knew the thief. The receptionist wasn't particularly helpful when we went to report the incident. Not the best hostel experience unfortunately.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay. Disappointing there are no communal cooking facilities - it's very disturbing to have to cook in the dorm room while others are sleeping. It also detracts from the communal feeling of staying in a hostel. Regardless, would stay here again. Very clean, and very comfortable beds with ample power-points for charging your phone etc.


Good Hostel, not particularly friendly but nice and clean; quite expensive like all the city


The Hostel is a decent price for location and is clean enough. However, it is geared more towards a single traveler who is sight seeing not some one who wants to meet people while your there, the setup does not facilitate that very much. Plus the atmosphere for that is not there. The Rooms are clean enough and it does have a small kitchen in each room with a stove and sink, I was in the 4 bed dorm. Bang for buck not bad. Staff could be happier, they are polite though.

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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