Are there any websites where I can find options for staying in Bergen in rooms in private homes? Preferably close to center city?
Or suggestions for cheap places to stay, as I'm on a strict budget.
Thanks very much.
I don't know any in private homes but you can try this guest house, it is nice and cheap: www.marken-gjestehus.com
People who rent out rooms in their homes need a license, so they are listed as guesthouses or B&B. Here's a link to one of such places: http://alkoven.traincert.net/
I like the sound of Intermission Hostel, with free waffles on Mondays and Thursdays. More info here: http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/norway/bergen/44271/
There are lots of more alternatives at VisitBergen:
Private rooms or pensions are not necessary the cheapest, but the most popular and rather cheap, pension is the "Markens gjestehus". Check my tip on that here: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1cf16/365da/3/
There is also a newer place that I don't know myself that well, but I hear it's cheap and good and very basic (no food or bar), the "Citybox". It has an electronic reception...
Thanks very much to all who replied. I'll check these out, as they soud great.
Another "under average" price hotel, is the Hordaheimen. It's a small but very traditional hotel where the farmers always stayed in the old days. The hotel was recently renovated
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Address: Nygardsgaten 31, Bergen, 5015, Norway