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Anker Hostel Reviews

Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3177 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Sketchy area- I would avoid this hostel if you have another option. It just felt dirty... The rooms, the beds, the bathrooms.. Everything. No lockers in rooms, and one roomie brought home a dude to sleep with- makes me feel like my stuff is secure.. Not! I didn't stay out past 9 as I was afraid to walk home any later. Bathroom was loud and gross- had to mop after shower. At least the room was pretty big and there was a small kitchen.


Kitchen is IN the room.


It would be nice to have Air-Conditioners in the rooms, because it was hot during the summer and if you open the window it was too loud because of the traffic.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The reception is also a bar, always a winner but the atmosphere wasn't great. I did only have 2 nights though. I didn't like that there were no lockers in the room and there was a cleaner who could get in all the rooms. You also need to remember to lock the door when you leave otherwise anyone can walk in and without the security of a locker I didn't feel happy about leaving my belongings. En suit bathroom was nice to have


I really liked the small kitchenette in the room.


No lockers in the room, and it's expensive (but it's Norway so what isn't). Good location, nice big rooms


Having a kitchen in the bedrooms was a bit weird, but the fridge was well used for keeping drinks cool! More/ better air conditioning would have been good, and better ventilation in the bathroom (I stayed during a heatwave!) Would have liked lockers in the rooms, but didn't have any problems.


This was a really nice hostel. Very close to the train station. I had trouble with one girl in my dorm room and the staff were excellent at handling the situation and offering to let me change to another room. The rooms were very clean and they have a small kitchen and bathroom. The lobby is nice for meeting new people.


Everything was good except for the fact that the wifi wasn't working properly. Everytime you wanted to use it you had to go down to the reception, and at times it didn't even work there. Another fault was the few electrical outlets in the room. We stayed in a 8-people room, and had to share 4 outlets that were no where near anyones bed, so if you wanted to charge your phone during the night you had to be pretty trusting towards your roommates.


Anker is in a pretty rough area of Oslo there's a lot of homeless people on the walk from the train station. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm and thank god it was only 1 night! The room was very hot and stuffy and smelly as the window would only open a few inches and there was a kitchen in the room making it even worst! There are no lookers in the rooms! The common area is quite good!


Had a very nice stay at Anker. Staff is very nice and helpful, Because Norway is so expensive and we weren't going to stay in Oslo for so long, me and my partner stayed in a mixed 8-bed dorm. It wasn't very big, with a mini-kitchen and a toilet/shower in one seperate room, but it was the cheapest we could find. Common room is at the front desk, you HAVE to rent linnen. Breakfast was served in a building a few houses away, and was quite expensive. Very cheap for staying in Oslo.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel. I like the ensuite bathroom w/ shower. Conveniently located close to the city center.


The area the hostel is in is close to the centre, but it appears to be a little bit dodgy (I definitely witnessed an argument about a drug deal on the walk there from the station). The hostel itself is nice and clean though, but I was annoyed at having to pay 50NOK (~£5) for bedsheets when they didn't allow sleeping bags. Staff were helpful, it was clearly well looked after and (for Oslo prices!) it was pretty cheap.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Decently priced hostel in Scandinavia. I would stay here again


Nice location, staff


You have to pay or everything: bed linen, kitchen utilities and they charge extra for the key untill you return it. The street is weird and not safe to walk alone at night. But it is close to the center and you can walk to everywhere.


Most of the staff definitely shouldn't be working in hospitality. The rest of the hostel is okay, but wouldn't return because of the staff.


there was no handsoap dispenser in the room I stayed at, otherwise it's an okay hostel and you probably won't find much better in Oslo for this price.


There is nothing other than your hostel I and my wife love it.


Staff was very helpful & friendly, plus the location was great. It's very close to the train station, although we have big bags and camping stuff, it was an easy walk to the hostel. Overall nice quality hostel with friendly staff and international young travelers.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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