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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.
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.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good hostel, clean, helpful staff, good wifi, expensive as is everything in Oslo, have to pay for linen on top of room fee but can not bring your own sleeping bag etc. Good location.
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!
I felt this hostel offered you absolutely nothing. They fail at creating a homely/fun environment and it just made me think these people have never travelled or lived in Hostels. But... The hostel itself is fine, but there's no atmosphere at the place and most of the people staying there are just immigrants trying to find work. Loved the city, but the hostel had nothing to do with that.