Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 on 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


Marken Gjestehus Hostel

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

Since opening in 1997, we have received great responses and feedback from our guests, saying that the accommodation we offer is excellent, modern and reasonably priced. We wish to maintain these essential factors, and to continue giving our guests the same up-to-date accommodation at the same low price. We have renovated and redecorated the whole hostel in 2014. In 2017 we expanded and added 3 brand new rooms and in 2019 we renovated a few more rooms.

Please note that towels are not included. Towels can be rented from us, or you can bring your own. Sleeping bags are not permitted.

IMPORTANT: Opening hours:

1st October to 30th April: 09.30 to 16.30 (9:30 am until 4:30 pm)

1st May to 31st May: 09.00 to 21.00 (9 am until 9pm)

1st June to 31st August: 09.00 to 22.00 (9 am until 10pm)

1st September to 30th September: 09.00 to 21.00 (9 am until 9pm)

Arrivals after hours is not a problem. However, this must be arranged directly with us in advance.


• We have limited opening hours off season. After you make a booking, we will send you an email with the current hours. Please make sure to read this email.

• For Non-Refundable bookings: the hostel is entitled to charge your credit card with the remaining balance up to 48 hours after the booking was made.

• You have to be at least 18 years old to stay in dorms.

• We do not allow men in female dorms, or women in male dorms. Be sure to book the correct dorm type.

A) For short stays (less than 3 days) cancellations must be done at the latest one day before arrival, before 13:00. (1 pm)

B) 3 NO - SHOW; the guest must then pay for at least 1 day and at the most 3 days.

B) 1 For longer stays (3 days or more) cancellation must be done 14 days before. If not, the guest must pay for at least 1 day and at most 3 days

Twin rooms have either bunk beds or two singles, please let us know which you prefer in the comments field when placing your booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    Super friendly staff and the vibe there is so good! So close to everything you need to see in town. Just wish there was organized activities and bar crawls since everyone in the hostel was so nice and lovely! Would’ve loved an event to get to know them all better
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2019
    Great place to stay, very conveniently located next to the train station. Also the facilities were great although the rooms can do with more curtains to keep out the midnight sun.
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Clean comfortable rooms, friendly atmosphere. There were always people hanging out in the dining area to meet and plan activities with (stayed there May 18-21). Several grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation in the area. Coin op washer and dryer, shared bathrooms.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    03 Jun 2019
    Mint hostel for a short stay in Bergen! Super clean and good facilities - located right in the centre so you can walk everywhere! Wasn’t much of an atmosphere so not great if that’s what you’re looking for.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 May 2019
    I would say for a solo trip who doesn't expect anything other than night sleep. This is the best place.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    31 May 2019
    We only stayed one night, room was simple but clean. Very close to city center, and easy to get to by train from the airport. Only complaint would be that pillows are kinda flat and lumpy.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 May 2019
    Good place with the bare minimum to stay in Bergen. Not a very social hostel but if you want to just hike the accommodations are great. I just look for a little more liveliness in a hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 May 2019
    Would be nice to have a larger sitting / lounge area outside of the dining room to enhance social interaction. Excellent kitchen facilities and very well located. Staff could have been more helpful / knowledgeable re daily activities / tourist information.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 May 2019
    The credit card key didn't work 🙄
    Mongolia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Jun 2019
    THE MATTRESSES ARE ATROCIOUS - broken springs make them really uncomfortable and very noisy, the slightest movement will wake everyone in the dorm up. And you'll be moving a lot to trying to get comfortable. No dedicated sockets for the bunks. Rooms are cramped. Small common areas. Location is superb. Good security and cleanliness.
    Wales, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Norway

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