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Reviews of Anker Hostel

Hostel | Storgata 55, Oslo, Norway 0182

79.2% Overall Rating

1684 out of 2118 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/04/2015)

"The hostel is conveniently located a short walk away from most sights in downtown Oslo. The rooms and other facilities are very clean and well-maintained. The staff is helpful."

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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 6.58
  • Towel USD 2.63

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). Check-in: from 3pm onwards. Bed linen (50 NOK) and towel (20 NOK) can be rented in the reception Breakfast cost 60,- NOK per person, per day and is served at restaurant '8K' just around the corner from the hostel.

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79.2%

Overall Rating

1684 out of 2118 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Anker Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
87.2%
Value
72.8%
Safety
82.4%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Up close to the main train station and free coffee.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ok location. Fridge and kitchenette in room.

Disliked: Not in the best condition.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is conveniently located a short walk away from most sights in downtown Oslo. The rooms and other facilities are very clean and well-maintained. The staff is helpful.

Disliked: The dorm room I stayed at was rather small and, due to the presence of other guests, a bit stuffy. I realise it's a multy-bed dorm room and privacy is not the main point but the room should be more spacious, perhaps by moving a few beds and to a larger facility. I disliked the fact that I had to pay extra for bed linen and for pretty much every utility. I thought that was a rather cheap attempt at making an extra buck.

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

Alejandro Rueda Sanz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2015 Alejandro would recommend this property

Liked: Location!

Disliked: They charge for bed linen, hostel fopre did not really lock.

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

Guillermo Cortes

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2015 Guillermo would recommend this property

Liked: The girls in the front desk! Lovely pretty and sooo helpful! And their patience...

Disliked: Nothing... actually.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

18 February 2015

Liked: good location

Disliked: kitchen in the room, no microwave, no dishes, ..but you can rent dishes if pay a deposit for

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

16 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hour reception and all the staff on it were great. Felt very safe and reassured on arrival.

Disliked: The breakfast was not good. Only went once. Making own/going to a cafe far preferable.

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

Kaitlin Beattie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2015 Kaitlin would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the centre of town, bus stop at the front door, dorm rooms have private bathroom, rooms a reasonable size

Disliked: Only common area is in the reception area

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Samuel Taylor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 January 2015

Liked: Property is in a decent location.

Disliked: I disliked the extra £5/€7/$8 charge for bedding - compulsory hire of their bedding. Most hostels include this in their price. Not a great start. There had certainly been no cleaners in the room there was food left out for 3 days on the table. The staff on the desk werent rude as such, but personal phone calls clearly came before customers. Lucky I wasnt in a rush. I checked out a day early and left to stay with a friend in the city.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Wifi

Disliked: Firealarm too often

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Not much atmosphere.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location was good.

Disliked: The stuff wasn't so helpful.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

25 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: veryc good location, cheap

Disliked: nothing

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.


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