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 8.1

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    31 Oct 2019
    Really great hostel! Couple of weird things like needing to rent bed sheets and needing to leave a deposit to use kitchen utensils, despite having a kitchen in a private room. Other than that - Great atmosphere, kind staff and perfect location.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Oct 2019
    Other than not getting good service in the 2 1/2 hrs it took to check me in, after repeatedly asking the desk clerk if my room was ready without an answer, everything else was as good as that first impression was bad.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    22 Nov 2019
    good value, common area was a little quiet even on a friday and saturday night. rooms where super clean and the people in my room where awesome!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Nov 2019
    I took a single room. So it was more of a cheap Hotel experience. So for 50 Euros equivalent(plus 5 for bed linen), I got my own warm room with ensuite bathroom, clean, but spartan(just 2 chairs, small table & small cupboards, also a mini kitchenette). No TV but I had my own I-pad connected by Wifi to the various Norwegian TV channels, - so no problem there. Definitely worth the money considering even medium rated or starred Hotels can cost in the hundreds of Euro per night.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    22 Nov 2019
    We stayed in a great 3 bed private room. It was comfy, I enjoyed the fact there was a table for everyone to sit around, the kitchenette is useful, we didnt really use it too much. - bring your own plates and cups (we bought disposable for the shop 2 minutes away). Shower was fantastic, nice pressure and hot water. Reception was nice, you can buy drinks until late if you want, when we were there it wasn't very social though, quite disappointing. Otherwise, we found everything within 10 minutes.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    29 Nov 2019
    Things have very much improved since my last visit! I guess it helps that I was in Oslo during the off season, but everything seemed so much cleaner and spacious than I remembered. The staff were fairly friendly as well. I arrived at about 7:45 in the morning, and though I expected to wait a few hours, they allowed me to check in right then and there. If you really want this to be affordable, remember to bring your own towel and linens. I wish there was some sort of locker in the room.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    03 Nov 2019
    All in all a good hostel! + walking distance to the central station + polite and helpful staff - only lockers in the common room, not in the sleeping rooms Would book it again.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    29 Nov 2019
    The property is in odd part of town and as a young traveler I did not feel safe walking alone to get there even during the day, staff were not particularly friendly and seemed annoyed when they had to work, very weird paying for bedding and having to make your bed, bathroom is alright except that the shower drain is under the toilet bowel. Beds are comfy enough but move around when your bunk buddy moves. Lockers aren’t in room and the place has no atmosphere even on weekends. Expensive for value
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    23 Nov 2019
    Uncomfortable experience with dorm mates.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    30 Nov 2019
    When i was making the reservation, i was informed that they charged the bed linens or you can bring your own, So i take my own with me, when i arrive to the hostel the girl in the reception ask me if i want bed linens, so i answer no and i have my own. then i went up to my dorm, she saddenly barged in to the room without knocking and inspect my stuff to see if i had ben linen... that was very rude, she even not apologise for this. she had a racist behaviour.
    Greece, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • 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