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Anker Hostel Reviews

Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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74%

Rating
3306 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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91%

Good hostel, clean


60%

the only problem ...NO BREAKFAST in the morning (you have pay at the hostel and go to a restaurant around the corner )


69%

Not a bad hostel. Cheap for norway and location is fairly central (very close to the train station). Staff were pretty surly though- a smile won't kill you!


60%

Close to the city center but in not so great neighborhood . Rather strange set up, poor in facilities. Staff are nice. Lack of atmosphere.


54%

The negative aspects include having to pay for sheets and morning coffee. Most places include these in the price. The price was already high enough. The fridges in rooms need better systems. People should be asked to write their names so others know they can throw away old moldy food. The area of town is not something the hostel can change. Many dodgy suspect looking homeless and drug infected people.

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

dindt have any lockers in the room, the location was cenrtal, but not in a good street


74%

Not in the nicest part of town, but you can walk to the train station and there's a bus stop and tram right outdoors.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

They charge guests for luggage storage if locker has to be used. There is no locker in room. Cooking utensils have to be borrowed against a deposit, which is a bit troublesome. Other things are fine.


66%

The location is quite good,it is only 10 mnts walk from city centre. it is quite expensive hostel to what they offer,although Oslo is incredibly expensive. One of the female stuff was very nice and full of Information, some others,in particular one of them,she was quite rude with us. The stuff don't give you much info in general,you need to drag the info out of them,it is a quite annoying. Value for money is quite poor,but it is the cheapest we could find in Oslo.

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

We were kindly upgraded from Anker Hostel, to the next door Ankel Hotel. Had a wonderful stay here. Great location within Oslo.

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

wonderful location, cheap and spacious rooms.


63%

there was actually a fire during my stay! not the hostel's fault though. they got everything under control. but just thought the staff could have handled the situation more professionally/efficiently. 270NOK for a night is definitely more expensive in relative to most hostels, however this is one of the cheapest in oslo. a proper hostel i would say. have all the necessity. but nothing more nothing less.


57%

The neighborhood was very sketchy, although relatively central, and the wifi connection was miserably weak. A bunch of gypsies strolled down the street quite often. The room, however, was clean enough and had its own kitchen, which you could use with the kitchenette that you pay deposit to borrow. It was okay at best.


71%

When we arrived our room was overbooked in Anker Hostel. So we stayed the night in Anker Hotel. The sink wasn't working really good in our room. The water was running down on the floor. It was very handy that there was a storage room for our luggage.


89%

nice hostel. well located and very professional. the hostel is very good but they charge for bed linen and breakfast, For the price that is paid, it would be fair if this facilities were included.


57%

The rooms are dirty and there is very little room to move around. The kitchen within each room is barely unusable as it would be extremely "aggressive" towards the other guests in the room (plus one needs to rent the cooking equipment downstairs and the fact that the cookers are not "top quality"). The bar is quite modest and people do not feel really involved in any kind of action.


57%

The hostel was below my expectations: the facilities were not well maintained and the hostel atmosphere was lacking. The staff also mistakenly double charged me for my stay and I had to request a refund (which was quite a straightforward process but an inconvenience nonetheless). On a positive note, the hostel is close to the Central Station and within walking distance of many popular places.


83%

;)thank for nice hospitality ;)the staff are cute and very sociable;) from the main train station it's very easy to arrive at the the location of the Hostel hope to back very soon another time ;)Oslo are nice and cute ;) i had meeted a lots of friend at the hostel and in Oslo.. see you next time


71%

At night to walk from station to the hostel is little scary, because seems the road is a place for world's oldest profession


89%

I spend 4 nights there. Rooms are comfy and bathrooms are clean! During the day you'll see more 'older' people.Although during the nights the common room is full of youths! Just grab a beer from the Bar downstairs :) Overall, It's good for the price (we're talking about Oslo!). WiFi everywhere. Location is also good (around 10 min walking from the Center).


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