Anker is resident in central parts of Oslo. I have experienced the staff to behave arrogantly and uninterested. The rooms are simple. But the price is relatively low - that's the only good part really. The area is also burdened by the presence of dopedealers and junkies and there has been some violence in the area because of this. Tourists usually wont be bothered - but personally I can't stand any of it.
Directions: East in the central parts of Oslo
If you don't want to stay at a hostel, Anker also have a hotel right next to the hostel. The facilities are better, and the prices are higher. It's very central located downtown and in walkingdistance from many attractions. There are also taxi-, tram- and busstops almost outside of the door.
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Prices pr person, pr night (in NOK):
1 person 590,-/830,-
2 persons NOK 370,-/490,-
1 person 790,-/1.080,-
2 persons NOK 395,-/540,-
1 person 790,-/1.080,-
2 persons 395,-/540,-
1 person 790,-/930,-
2 persons 445,-/540,-
All rooms have shower, toilet, telephone and TV. Breakfast is included in the price.
This hostel is very central located downtown, about 10 min walk from the bus- and trainstations. There are both taxi-, tram- and busstops almost outside the door. It's in the middle of Grønland and Grünerløkka, and both are very popular areas.
In summer it's open 24 hours, but they close at 24.00 between 16th August - 31th May. The hostel have parking, laundry, internet access and luggagestoring. All of the rooms have private facilities. Bedlinen and towels can be hired if you don't have your own.
Prices pr night (in NOK):
2-bed room for single use; 440,- pr pers
2-bed room for double use; 220,- pr pers
4-bed private room for 4 persons; 680,- pr room
4-bed dorm; 170,- pr pers
6-bed dorm; 870,- pr room
6-bed dorm; 145,- pr pers
Breakfast: 60,- pr pers/day
Bedlinen: 45,- pr pers/set
Towel: 15,- pr pers/set
The stay was quite nice, despite the fact that the surrounding neighborhood is reportedly one of the worst in Olso... walking distance from the train & bus stations, as well as Karl Johanns Gatan, this facility was well kept, and through an accidental misunderstanding, i got a free night!!! WOOHOO!
I arrived at the hostel and everything was booked and my bed was reserved...There were a number of other people waiting in the reception for a room because their bookings weren't made, so I guess you need to be careful.
I obviously picked the cheapest bed in Oslo. This was a 6 person share room, 2 bunk beds and two sofa beds.
The rooms have their own toilet and showers, cooktop, sink, fridge and four glasses per room (even though 6 people are usually in each room). No heating in the room that I noticed (may have been broken) and I saw only one cockroach and a few bugs in the bathroom.
There is no communal living area or Television, which isn't a bad thing (the TV that is) although it does get dark quickly and after buying two pints you are poor enough to come back...at around 4pm). There is a bar, which is actually the reception area and its expensive. They do have internet access there, but it too is expensive and it was never working while I was staying there.
The staff were helpful and cheerful, they all spoke very good English which helped me a bit seeing as I was alone. They were more the happy to answer my lame ass questions.
Directions: Out of the main entrance of the Central Train Station, walk for ten minutes up Storgata, or take any tram thats outside.
Unique Quality: the choice of the hotel was very methodical ;-): went to the tourist information office as I find it cheaper to look for an hotel on place, unless I arrive very late in the night, rather then to ask an Italian travel agency... well at that time I didn't use internet so often yet... anyway I asked the information office for the cheapest hotel room with bathroom and here is the name they sorted out...
in the pic with me a couple coming from the ex east Germany who asked if they could seat at the same table for the breakfast and who made it even more pleasant...
Directions: Storgaten 55
tel. 02 114005
it's in central Oslo about 5 minutes walk from Karl Johan
Staying in Bergen and Olso for a few days, any recomendation for good and affordable hotel or B&B near the train stations.
Anyone know if there is a night train from Bergen to Stockholm, Sweden.
Thanks Guys......and of course ladies as well.
In Oslo, try Anker Hostel near the station, it starts at around 140 crowns a night and in Oslo its veeeery cheap. And the staff is so friendly...
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Address: Storgata 55 01 82, Oslo, Oslo, 0182, Norway