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Anker Hostel Reviews

Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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74%

Rating
3401 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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51%

Expensive base price; linens, locker, cooking equiptment are all additional costs. Bathrooms and kitchens aren't communal, which is annoying.

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Nice staff. Good location. Just in front of tram stop Hausmanngate. Clean dormitory, though can't find any trash bin in the room or toilets.


94%

This hostel was very nice and cozy. My only issue was that they charged you for linens (no sleeping bags allowed), and there is a deposit to use cooking equipment. But alas, this is Norway, so expect to pay an arm and a leg regardless.


66%

The kitchen is in the 8th floor. You need to ask for the kitchen elements in order to use It. They give them for 3 hours. Very important in an expensive city.


83%

Very nice hostel right in the city centre! The staff were kind, wifi was available but didn't always work...still worth it being in Oslo


54%

There is no other locker than a common one. The hostel don't plan any activities. The wifi is only in the common part. The common part or not well organise. There is no computer in the Hostel for the customers. No plates or Cook pan in the kitchen. The buliding is old in a dirty and destroyed kind of way.


89%

It was very good


66%

It is fairly close to the train station, the waterfront, and Karl Johans Gate. I know Scandinavia is expensive, but I expected a bit more value for my money. You had to pay extra for linens and there were no lockers in the rooms. There wasn't even hand soap in the bathroom. The airport express train was about $27 each way so a $40 hostel stay turned into almost $100! I had another 1 night layover on the way back from Iceland so I chose to take my $100 and stay at a nicer hotel by the airport.


80%

Nice, central hostel close to everything and easily reachable from the central station. Bar in the hostel was nice, rooms are okay with small but okay bathroom and kitchen. There are no lockers in the room.


91%

I recmomend this hostel. location is good. hostel is clean. good staff. I felt so good.


69%

+ Good wifi. Great price, given how expensive Norway is. Short walk to the centre of Oslo. Easy to arrive at by train or bus from the airport. - Could use a clean and/ or renovation in parts. You need to pay to use bed linen, towels and crockery which I thought was a bit harsh. Small wet room for a shower. Road it is down isn't the nicest. But.. Do stay here if you are visiting Oslo! you will find it perfectly fine!


60%

The value for money is not amazing. Better to pay a few more bucks and stay at a hotel

  • 13th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Rooms could use more power ports (had 4 for a room of eight people in the room I stayed in), told the staff this. Staff told me they are working on it, cannot add more power ports at the moment because building is historic and have to get a permit to re-wire for more ports. Other than that Anker Hostel was great!!!!


77%

Good location near train station. 8 girls and 1 bathroom/shower meant really long wait times and the shower gets all over the floor, so it gets dirty and smelly pretty quickly. Horrific internet.


43%

The security is not enough, they dont offer lockers in the rooms and the ones they offer in the lobi are very very small. The location is good because is close to the central station but is not a very nice neighborhood. The staff is nice and the atmosphere is nice, a lot of people from all ages. I think is not worth the money. I was in a 8 people room, it had a private bathroom and a kitchen but there was any divition between the kitchen and the beds, and that was terrible.


86%

Not a bad location at a 10 minute walk from the Oslo Central Station. Even arriving at 1am, this place was busy! If you're looking to meet people, the common lobby area will do the trick. Some hostels assign the beds to you, and this place would do well to do just that. Upon arriving (to our room of 8), it looked like all the beds were taken, and we had to move roommates stuff around to make beds for ourselves. One great benefit to the room was that it had an extra sink and a mini fridge.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

It's probably the cheapest hostel available in Oslo - so don't expect too much on it. Location: close to central station but get prepared for a 10-15min walk; Staff & atmosphere: the hostel is just so crowded with people everywhere, you have to wait for quite a while before you get served; Room (8 bed dorm): Ensuite bathroom but a bit dirty, weird to have a kitchen inside the dorm that you can't cook at late evening to avoid disturbing others

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great kitchen. Laundry is good. Great staff. Nice clean place. But u pay for it


69%

Expensive as the rest of Norway. Friendly staff


80%

good ubication


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