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Reviews of Anker Hostel

Hostel | Storgata 55, Oslo, Norway 0182

70.9% Overall Rating

1667 out of 2099 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/10/2014)

Dean Dell thinks…

"Great atmosphere!!! Having a friendly bar downstairs (and the somewhat unknown rooftop) is a great spaces to mingle."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 7.77
  • Towel USD 3.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:All dorms are mixed. If you are wanting a male or female dorm only - Please contact us after booking and we will do our best to place you in your requested dorm. Cancellation Policy Guests can cancel their reservation free of charge up to the day before arrival. Deposits paid are non refundable. If you don't cancel the reservation in time, the hostel will charge you for the first night booked (total amount).

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70.9%

Overall Rating

1667 out of 2099 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Anker Hostel'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
60.8%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
76.0%
Value
60.8%
Safety
72.0%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Rebecca Brey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2014 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: nice location, great common area, loved that the room had a little mini kitchen

Disliked: it was expensive

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Dean Dell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2014 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere!!! Having a friendly bar downstairs (and the somewhat unknown rooftop) is a great spaces to mingle.

Disliked: We had an incident involving a local (living in Oslo; Norway) who literally came into the Hostel off the street to meet travellers whilst trying partake and profit from illegal dealings with young and impressionable travellers. There should be far better security measures in checking any individuals who enter the building, to screen out those wanting to take advantage of travellers and the Hostel without actually being genuine paying patrons and to minimise opportunities for illicit sales.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Nuno Silva

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2014 Nuno would recommend this property

Liked: It was as advertised. Simple and efficient. Great entrance hall where everybody can get together. I liked the fact that it has a kitchen in the rooms. Which is very essential in an expensive city like Oslo.

Disliked: Nothing worth being mentioned.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, wifi in the rooms, I would recommend it.

Disliked: bathroom was miniature and no encased shower so the water gets everywhere

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place to meet people, mostly friendly staff and very convenient to reach by bus/tram.

Disliked: Rooms were equipped with a tiny kitchen but no equipment (must be rented from the staff) - so if your roommates decide to prepare dinner it might geht quite warm and smelly in the room.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money in an expensive city- this seems to be the only 'reasonably' priced hostel. The staff were friendly, the rooms clean and it was a good base for exploring Oslo.

Disliked: Not much character, not a very sociable hostel in my experience.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Anna Nørgaard Sørensen

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 September 2014

Liked: Big rooms with a bathroom and small kitchen-ish per room

Disliked: No lockers and locks to put your stuff in

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Richard Brown

Alone

City break

09 September 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: No secure private lockers like most hostels Wifi very poor.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

KONSTANTINOS VASILEIOU

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2014 KONSTANTINOS would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly and modern. Great baths!

Disliked: Nothing!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Nicole Brown

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 September 2014 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: Met a lot of people and life long friends. Hostel was in good area, and accessible later at night.

Disliked: Cleanliness left a lot to be desired but was up to a decent standard.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Anna Guliaeva

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2014 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: price, room, staff, location

Disliked: not very clean room, bad wi-fi in room

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms and was expensive for what it was (even for Norwegian prices), added to this the fact that linen is not included in the price.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi in common area. Comfortable pillows. Ensuite shower.

Disliked: Poor wifi in rooms, no lockers in room, location can be slightly unsafe at times. No common kitchen or microwave.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sergiy Shaklein

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 August 2014 Sergiy would recommend this property

Liked: Best location in Oslo for this money

Disliked: Extra payment for sheets and forbidden sleeping bags in dorms.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and close to the city.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Kate Tunstill

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: very nice atmosphere and central

Disliked: fairly expensive, but reasonable for oslo

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

muhammad ali awan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2014 muhammad ali would recommend this property

Liked: literally 5 to 6 mins walk to central station

Disliked: shred room bathroom was really dirty,water and hairs were on the floor and awful smell was inside the room i had to keep windows open all night long

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - close to railway station and city center - the profits of this hostel go to student homes - watching the surprisingly big drug scene nearby was interesting. I also found it interesting how the Norvegian police is arresting there drug dealers: The officers arrive in civilian clothes - thus in summertime just short trousers and normal t-shirts.

Disliked: Just like the rest of Scandinava: It's 3-4 times more expensive than Tallinn or Riga - and only half the fun...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good central location, and base rate is "cheap" for Norway (although still very expensive).

Disliked: I chose this hostel for its central location, and because it had the cheapest beds available on the night I needed to stay in Oslo. However, there were hidden charges - on checkin in I was informed that I would need to pay 50 NOK for bed linen (i.e. a sheet and pillowcase) and that sleeping bags were not allowed. I don't regard bed linen as an optional service and I think it is VERY cheeky to exclude this from the nightly rate to make the hostel appear cheaper than it really is. There were also no lockers in the dorm, which wasn't great from a security point of view.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Jose David Gomez mantilla

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway

28 July 2014

Liked: not much, the location is not so bad and the small rooms could have potential to be nice with better managment.

Disliked: -Comunal kitchen was useless -The bathroom was blocked so the room was full of water after 1 min of shower. -WIFI was crappy, I needed to upload some docs and was nto able to. -it is already crappy that you have to pay for linnen, but we have a double room and have to pay for double linnen.... -It is no prepared for a hto summer.. -Parking is extremely expensive 27 euros per day and it is not written anywhere

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good environment

Disliked: The bathroom were in each room but it only had one shower and one toilett that its fine but not for a room on 8 people..

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything...

Disliked: Nothing... All right. Nothing's perfect so let's say showers could be a bit better (they're a bit small)

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Sarah Rivas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2014

Liked: Common areas

Disliked: They charge you for everything. Like linens, and locks for a limited number of lockers they have in the lobby. The beds creacked anytime you moved, and the mattresses we basically just foam pads. No good for the amount of money you spend to stay there.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good wifi, secure lockers for small items free with own padlock. Close to the city and bus stop. felt pretty safe

Disliked: You have to put a deposit down for cutlery which was annoying to do and carry up stairs every time you want to eat something. Cleaning wasn't the best but not too bad

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 10 minutes walk from train station. Clean and convenient.

Disliked: Bed sheet and linen are chargable for NOK 50.


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