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Reviews of Anker Hostel

Hostel | Storgata 55, Oslo, Norway 0182

72.9% Overall Rating

1691 out of 2128 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/06/2015)

Gwendoline Kho thinks…

"Good Location, Friendly receptionist, and the best part is the bathroom (The Shower)! :D"

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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 6.24
  • Towel USD 2.50

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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Group of 15 or more traveling to Oslo?

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72.9%

Overall Rating

1691 out of 2128 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Anker Hostel'

Atmosphere
68.0%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
64.0%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
77.6%
Value
69.6%
Safety
73.6%
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Gwendoline Kho

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2015 Gwendoline would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location, Friendly receptionist, and the best part is the bathroom (The Shower)! :D

Disliked: Nothing

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

Giulia Micallef

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 June 2015 Giulia would recommend this property

Liked: It's located in a very central place, no more than 15 minutes away from central train station. Honestly, it is probably the only budget accommodation in Oslo city centre. Easy to find, bright and spacious rooms, elevator.

Disliked: i think that the Linen and towel should be included considering the price of the hostel. A common kitchen would be more convenient than kitchen in dormitory, I thought this was very strange. In addition there was nothing in the kitchen to use - no pots, glasses, kettle, dishcloths or cleaning liquid. It was unusable.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2015

Liked: Convenience to train station

Disliked: Duvet smelled dirty. There was a kitchen in the room, but no equipment, not even a cup. Equipment must be checked out with a deposit--if it is available--and can only be kept 3 hours. We wanted to prepare breakfast the evening before an early flight, but this was not possible. Clerk was snooty as if we were making an unreasonable request--there are not nearly enough "kitchen kits" to go around.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2015

Liked: The room was fairly spacious and reasonably clean

Disliked: This hostel is on a bad street is Oslo, lots of drug addicts and beggars so it can feel a little unsafe. Very strange that you have to out a deposit down for kitchen equipment to cook with. There is also no real common area except at Reception. The common kitchen is very basic and it got trashed while we were staying which us really disgusting

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break

13 May 2015

Liked: nothing.

Disliked: Management are so rude and they are fraud.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I mean for the crazy prices in oslo this hostel is the best price for what you pay. It is in a good location to get to anywhere, but oslo is also a very walkable city to get around and see everything. The hostel room was basic and was nice to have the free coffee/hot chocolate.

Disliked: There was a weird layout of the room that had a kitchen in the room. It is nice to have kitchens in a central location of the hostel because then you meet more people. It would have also been a nice touch to know about the rooftop patio and if there was a lobby bar or a little more of something connected there to create some community in the hostel. It is always nice as a solo traveller to have the opportunity to have something like this connected to the hostel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good price and location.

Disliked: There were no lockers in bedrooms. There were some small free ones in the reception or larger ones you had to pay for. There weren't many and I was lucky to get the last one!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Only One bathroom incl sink, shower, Toilet for One room No lockers in the room No lights at the beds Beds in Bad Condition Staff rude

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: availability and price

Disliked: Louge small for the amount of people there

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, Organized, Friendly, Helpful

Disliked: They need to improve their wifi service as it doesn't work properly in the normal day time due to high number of users.

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.


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