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Anker Hostel Reviews

Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3383 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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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.


Great location: very close to train station, trams and buses right in front of the hostel, markets, restaurants around. Checking in takes such a long time and sheets are very expensive. Wifi didn't work well during the days I was there and staff didn't help solving this problem. I was there during the Soccer World Cup, watching the matches at the hostel was great! The lobby was full of people supporting their countries' teams! I'd stay there again if I comeback to Oslo sometime.


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)


Would be perfect if it wasn't that expensive (not used to norwegian prices) Quite a small lobby to get a good atmosphere, not so many facilities, and internet was quite bad in the rooms. Expected to have a locker or sth secured to put most of my stuff in the room, there were some paid lockers in the lobby .. but now exactly what i expected Wasn't that bad all together anyway =)


The staff is always willing to help their customers. There was an inconvenient one night where security broke into the dorm and asked for IDs -cos there were people whom not supposed to stay in the dorm, I don't know why this thing happened, but it was really anoying.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A nice hostel, close to the city center and train station. The bar was good, but the TV dominates the room a bit to much.


It is easy to get to station or city hall from this hostel by bus or tram. Staff weren't so passionate and I got lost for finding laundry room (it wasn't inside the hostel). Every room has its own shower room and kitchen, which was great but there was no container for cooking, you have to bring your own. And it is actually quite embarrassing for early-waking people like me to cook my breakfast since I will just disturb everyone else's sleeping.


the common area is very small and the rooms are messy


Good place to stay, not very close from hot spots but ok. Staff ok, security middle.


There's only one word for this place: sterile. It's like volunteering to stay in a hospital rather than hostel. Not only is there no life here, there is a severe lack of common rooms to meet people, laundry facilities a complete joke because they are strictly controlled by the student accommodation (you cannot access them!), and the staff are robots with no interest in you. Maybe hostels in general in Oslo are just rubbish, but this place was a waste of time and money.


you have to pay for sheets.... come on Norway get with the program. If you dont you get this nasty bed cover.


Was charged more than what I was suppose to pay for according to hostelworld.com. So please double check how much you're paying!!


A good place to stay in the centre of Oslo.


It could be better!


The staff were ok. Some were very nice and some were indifferent. The hostel is close to the train station and it is possible to go to the centre by foot within 15 minutes. It is very clean, even the bathroom. The fact that the kitchen is inside the room it is a bit complicated because of the smell of the food.


Anker was a nice hostel - it had a kitchenette and private bathroom in the dorm-room set-up, which is unusual. There were, however, no in-room lockers. Anker is in a slightly dodgy part of Oslo - the building was secure but I personally wouldn't walk around alone at near the hostel after nightfall.


Great location and value, breakfast is very good too

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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