Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 3 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No cancellation accepted after 4 weeks prior to arrival.

50% of the total amount is charged for cancellations between 8 weeks and 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

There is a 200,-NOK deposit on each key handed out to the guest.

Everyone is kindly asked to follow the normal rules of behaviour at the hostel (informationsheet at the hostel), any violence to these rules will be fined.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in the fantastic district of Grünerløkka and less than 15 minutes' walk from Oslo's busy main street Karl Johan, Anker Hostel gives you an unique experience from different areas in Oslo. Grünerløkka has risen to become Oslo`s most trendy area, with shops, a variety of restaurants and fantastic bars surrounding beautiful parks and other attractions. In addition to this, concert venues such as Oslo Spectrum, Sentrum Scene and Rockefeller are only a few minutes walk away.

Anker Hostel offers spacious rooms and accommodation suitable for all age groups in a relaxed and international atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with kitchen and bathroom. Our shared four- and eight-bedded rooms provide single gender accommodation (as long as it's possible). Free Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms and in our fantastic public areas, including library (Mezzanine), lobby, lounge area and bar.

All beds are supplied with a duvet and a pillow. Bedlinen and towels are available at the reception for hire (NOK 50 for bedlinen and NOK 20 for towels), bedlinen are obligatory. Due to hygienic reasons, the use of sleeping bags are not allowed.

The property is open all year with 24h reception service.

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Welcome to Anker Hostel, which you'll find just 10 minutes’ walk from Karl Johan, Oslo’s busy main street. It's Scandi-bright and the friendly staff at our reception are on 24-hour duty to welcome you, so there’s no need to worry about late flights or delayed trains. If you're bringing your own ride, you can leave it safely in our large parking garage. Once you’ve offloaded your bags in one of the secure lockers or dedicated luggage room, grab a free city map and strike out to explore. Though you might prefer to ease into things with a drink in the lobby bar (we’ve got our priorities straight).


We’re easy to get to, so you won't have any long walks with your luggage. The hostel is seven minutes’ walk from Oslo's bus terminal and the same distance to Oslo Central Train Station. Express trains take 20 minutes to arrive here from the airport. Surrounded by the hip Grünerløkka neighbourhood, Anker Hostel is a great base for soaking up Oslo's laid-back culture. You can sip cocktails in minimalist bars and discover hidden cafés and restaurants. Or window shop your way around the city's chic boutiques.

Rooms and Dorms

We’ve got a wide choice of rooms, from same-sex dorms to singles and twins, all of which have private bathrooms and toilets. Remember to pick up your free duvet and pillow: you can rent sheets and towels from reception before you head up. Rooms are fresh and modern, with shelves where you can stow your stuff and writing desks for planning itineraries or getting your postcards done.

Extras and activities

Take the chance to rest up with other travellers on our roof terrace: the views across Oslo are spectacular. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout our hostel so your favourite social platforms need never be neglected. When you get peckish grab a snack and hot drink from our café, or knock up something more substantial in the kitchen. The on-site laundry will help keep your gear ship shape.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    30 Dec 2019
    The location is not bad, about 10 min by walking from the train/bus station. The inconvenient part is that we have to go to reception desk to borrow kitchen kits each time, only keeping for 3 hours.
    China, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Jan 2020
    Nice, clean, affordable hostel. Facilities function well and staff are helpful and know what they’re doing. The hostel/room itself is very impersonal - white walls, white bedding (NOK 50 to rent), no decor except a table and 4 chairs, and the bunk beds also have no curtain. Excellent location - less than 10 minutes walk from Oslo Central Station and close to public transport links. Lockers are free with your own padlock - or can borrow one for a deposit. Less than 5 min walk to 2 grocery shops.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Jan 2020
    we enjoyed our stay but would say there isn’t much privacy. Would have preferred built in bed with curtains rather than bare bunk beds phone chargers by the beds would also be ideal. Great bookshelf for anyone to read and games to rent thank you !
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Jan 2020
    Fine. Not exactly cheap. Would probably have stayed somewhere else if I had more time to look, and had known how much the bedding fee would be.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2020
    Good hostel, not an atmosphere suitable for partying, more chill. Very clean, nice staff. Bed linen and towels cost extra (50kr each), otherwise good value for money. Major minus is the location - very central (2 mins from the heart of the city center), but neighborhood with drugs, drugtrading, stabbing etc. The night we stayed there someone got stabbed about 100m from the hostel. Would stay again bc of the price and closeness to the city center, but never alone.
    Norway, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.3


    15 Jan 2020
    The place is alright. Staff and the common lobby area are quite good. The rooms however are TINY (at least the 8 person dorm is). The kitchen in the rooms is nice but quite weird- i don't think they get used much. Shower is nice but since it's so small gets messy quite easily. Would probably stay again but only for a few nights.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    13 Jan 2020
    Anker Hostel's location and the decent price were the main reasons for us to chose this place. The hostel is an alright place to stay if u really just wanna have a cheap place to sleep, but its definitely not more than that. It's set up in a way that there isn't much interaction among the guests. If you want to get in touch with new people, I'd recommend to chose another hostel. But if u are just looking for a cheap bed for 1 or 2 nights in the city, Anker is okay.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    11 Jan 2020
    4AM in the morning, fire alarm ran off for 20 minutes, no staff around to inform what’s going on, later on, couldn’t sleep any more. Toilet was not cleaned, can still see sh*t. The height between upper bed and ground bed is so low, I am less than 160cm which is not tall, I couldn’t sit on the bed, one could only ‘climb’ to the bed. However, the staff there was really kind and friendly.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    05 Jan 2020
    Any hostel that makes me pay extra for my bedsheets get an automatic bad review. It was 50NOK extra for bedsheets, so the next day I left and stayed at a hostel which almost for the same total price offered me a amazing breakfast as well. It's also very weird that you have to ask for kitchen stuff (one by one, you have to say like: I would like a spoon, a knife, etc...) and return them after a certain time. Overall not a good vibe here, like they don't trust you at all, which sucks.
    Costa Rica, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    02 Jan 2020
    Located in a real dodgy part of Oslo, Facilities could have been cleaner and hidden costs such as extra linen is a bit absurd and annoying, as well as security was non existent, as the door didn't lock, especially when the area was not particular the safest. Probably wouldn't be staying here again. Thank you however!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Not Included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi