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 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

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  • 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 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Very nice place, in a good location. The staff are almost constantly cleaning the facilities so everything is sparkling clean. The kitchen is nicely equipped, and the dining area adds a nice social component because many people cook their own food, since Norway is so expensive.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2019
    It was an awesome stay, location is perfect, it was clean and there was enough bathrooms. The only thing was the kitchen, it was small and quite busy sometimes, especially when families with very small children used it for hours. Also it would be nice to have a separate unit for families with small children, not everybody wants to listen to their running and crying when on vacation. Fortunately it happened only on my last night, so overall, I had a fantastic stay!
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Jul 2019
    If you are thinking of staying here or BERGEN BUDGET HOSTEL across the street, stay here! Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, lots of bathrooms with hot water, quiet (the no alcohol rule is a little silly, but I get it). I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Jul 2019
    Amazing location, three min walk from the train station and about ten min walk from Bryggen. Very clean, showers and toilets were nice with a lot around the hostel. Big kitchen to cook. Not much of an atmosphere but I was also there the beginning of the week so it could’ve been that. Staff was nice but I didn’t really interact with them. Expensive, but still a decent price for Norway as is. Would definitely stay here again compared to the other options in Bergen.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Jul 2019
    My dorm had an en suite bathroom that was really nice and clean, but the communal showers weren’t the nicest. It was also difficult to close the dorm room’s door, so it was left open often. But overall I liked the hostel, and the location is perfect!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    24 Jun 2019
    PROS: Perfect location, felt very safe as a solo female even at night. Very clean and comfy beds, powerful showers. Staff welcoming and helpful. CONS: No social atmosphere at all, a lot of older guests (40+) when I stayed and no organised activities, which would be nice as Bergen is a pretty quiet city. Lockers not big enough to fit a case in, could be an issue if yours wasn’t already padlocked (luckily mine was) Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Bergen and would stay again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Jun 2019
    Good facilities, reasonably priced for Norway. The big kitchen is a bonus. Not your typical hostel but still met plenty of friendly people. If your coming to party, your coming for the wrong reasons anyway. Only issue was having to make up your own bed when checking in. As a guesthouse, the least we can expect is a bed made up for you when you arrive.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    17 Jul 2019
    Great location, in the middle of the city center and close to the hiking spots. There is not much of a travellers vibe going on. But it's a nice place to stay.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    04 Jul 2019
    Overall our stay here was good, the hostel is in a great location and the room and washrooms were clean. The kitchen however was a bit of a gong show and a bit under equipped. Staff was friendly.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Card was not working properly, which made me sleep on the lobby couch the first night (and I could have actually slept on the cold streets had a guest not opened the building door for me by chance). Yet, they still wanted to charge me for the first night by withdrawing amounts from my card without my permission.
    Lebanon, Male, 25-30
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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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  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Norway

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