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Johan Blyttsvei 30, Bergen, Norway

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506 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Staffs are amazing, really friendly and helpful. Location is a but off the city, around 20mins by bus but just under ulriken mountain. Its a bit costly tho to go and back from city. The only thing let me down was the staff said bfast open 6.30 on weekdays. But monday morning i c/o early and bfast open at 7.


Was impressed with the staff. Always helpful..and patient with this muddle head. If they did not know the answer, they would ask someone who did. May be an old duck, but really do appreciate it when the 'youngsters' put them selves out for me. Definitely recommend. Even other guests were friendly as well as helpful. Maybe some wont like it,but then 'mummy' is not around to pick up after them...so sd they have to do it themselves.


The best thing about the hostel is the location. The hostel is located next to the Mount Ulriken, which is an amazing place to hike. However the city of Bergen is 5 km's away. A bus stops close to the hostel but it is actually even nicer to walk over to the city.

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location of the hostel is not THAT ideal as there is only one bus running between downtown and the hostel. Nevertheless, the hostel itself is a very decent one. The room is spacious and there is a sofa and shelf to place all the luggage. Everything is rather clean and the staff is REALLY helpful. A few things that I think can be improved: wifi connection inside the room, small lockers in the room to place valuable stuff, providing free or cheaper linen package.


Honestly, this was one of my favorite places to stay throughout my travels. Location was perfect - had a great view of Bergen at night. Bus stop was right around the corner, and the entrance to one of the best hikes was right around the corner too. Grocery store right across the road; great kitchen. Cool lounge area to socialize. I will stay again when I come back. Do not listen to people who say it is too far from town - you are in Norway, hike to town or take the bus.


Overall experience is very good and the staff are really good. Cannot expect anything better than this.

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


great location if you want to hike the mountains but its costly and time consuming to catch the bus into town all the time where everything is. the bus is 30 krone each time so factor that in. facilities are good, no place to lock valuables that i was aware of tho. i did manage to meet some other travellers and do things but wasn't an over ally social hostel, looks like they are trying tho


Good hostel if all you want is a comfy bed for the night. There wasn't really an atmosphere that encouraged meeting other guests, so if you don't mind that or maybe want some time to yourself this is okay. A bit out of town which can be a real bore in general but especially if you plan on heading out at night as the last bus back is at 12.30am.


It was so nice! breakfast is really perfect! I wanna recommand for you!


location is not good.


The beds in dorms are not assigned and it can happen, that you would just be moved out of the one you picked because the stuff decides - without consulting. No lockers. The kitchen is poorly equipped (missing specially cutting knives) and very few stoves for quite significant amount of people using the place.


Shower pods had no shower gel and no place other than the floor where you could leave your own. Pretty inconvenient. Location was really bad, 50 minutes walk to the city centre, busses every hour on Sunday, no bus to the airport. There were a bunch of 6 to 10 year old spanish-speaking children in the hostel, not exactly what I'd expect.


Good value for money accomodation. We had a private room with bathroom and it was perfect for our first two nights in Norway. The bus takes you directly to the centre and to the main bus and train stations.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel is a bit far from the city, but the public transportation is good. I really enjoyed the breakfast provided, but I just wish that there had been Wi-Fi in the building and that the rooms had more outlets and lockers. There were free lockers in the basement, though.

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