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Reviews of Anker Hostel

Hostel | Storgata 55, Oslo, Norway 0182

80.6% Overall Rating

1597 out of 2018 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Glyn Jenkins thinks…

"Location and the ability to by the Oslo pass from reception, (which we highly recommend as save a lot of money)"

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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 8.38
  • Towel USD 3.35

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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Group of 15 or more traveling to Oslo?

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80.6%

Overall Rating

1597 out of 2018 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Anker Hostel'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
74.4%
Safety
82.4%
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94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Glyn Jenkins

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2014 Glyn would recommend this property

Liked: Location and the ability to by the Oslo pass from reception, (which we highly recommend as save a lot of money)

Disliked: A bit dusty in the single rooms

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Ian Olsen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2014 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Close to everything, bar open late and very clean facilities. The counter persons were also very kind and helpful

Disliked: Nothing at all.

100.0%
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Andjela Milojevic

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2014 Andjela would recommend this property

Liked: Accommodation has exceeded my all expectations. Rooms are spacious, and clean. Staff were really friendly and nice. Good location, and great atmosphere in the hostel. I am definitely coming back soon.

Disliked: I really cannot find any single thing that I disliked, it was perfect.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to public transport and short walk to city centre. Kitchen in room. Big rooms. Warm :)

Disliked: No place to socialise. Deposit to hire kitchen utensils. Fee for sheets.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2014

Liked: It's near to the centre so that's an advantage

Disliked: I certainly recommend to pay attention to the guests' review. I don't recommend this place at all. Staff is unhelpful and the guy with glasses is always mocking guests on their backs. There's always mistakes in their system for booking. Security guard stormed in the room asking for peoples ID in a very rude manner. On another occasion police came in with gear and everything, so you can tell how unsafe the place is. Pick pocketing in the reception area occurs frequently. "Kitchen" is ensuite making it basically impossible to cook without disturbing the other guests. No lockers provided in the room. Uncomfortable Shower and toilet in the same room. Area isn't safe enough. Internet in the room is really poor and electricity outlets aren't enough. There are no common areas except the reception but beware of thieves. The hostel is really expensive for the really poor quality they offer.

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

Mariia Veselova

Alone

City break

30 December 2013

Liked: Frankly speaking there was nothing special there.

Disliked: System with lending kitchen equipment is ridiculous,and they only accept local currency. Bed was uncomfortable,bathroom also,it was always wet there.stay there was like surviving.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were big and cleaner than I was led to expect from other reviews. The mattresses were good and the rooms were heated sufficiently.

Disliked: The bathroom wasn't as clean as I would have liked. There was dust and grime on the floor, especially around the edges. This is a problem because the shower is in the bathroom without a tub, so the floor gets wet and you have to squeegee the water to the drain. Because the floor is dirty, grime gets pushed around when you shower.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff.

Disliked: Only secure lockers in lobby area, not in dorm room. Hope you can get one.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to city center comfortable beds good wifi close to bus/tram stop

Disliked: can only leave deposit in norwegian krones for kitchen equipement etc. (all other hostels I have stayed in accept other types of deposits) not all staff made you feel welcomed

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

joe agnew

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2013 joe would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was very central, clean and well run. Free table football! Very close to all good sites- Parliament/Palace/Fortress/Harbour/Shops. My tips: 1) Bring your own single bed sheet, duvet cover and pillow, also your towel. Or else, you will be charged 50kr for bedding and 20kr for towel. 2) If coming from airport, buy beers at duty free. Also, bring bread rolls/meat/cheese with you. There is a fridge in room. You cannot drink your own beer in reception, but you can in room. 3) Take advantage of buffet breakfast nearby – 58 kr, but it is very good and worthwhile, (cheap supermarket one bread roll is 6kr…!), and a hot dish of lentil stew too. 4) Same street- Storgata, as hostel, 5 minutes walk closer into town is a McDonalds. Coffee/Cheeseburger/doughnut, all saver menu – 10kr each, (Big Mac Meal 100kr-ouch!). Cyber Café next door 30kr/hr. 5) Beer! Before you get to the McDonalds, on the same side there is a bar called ‘The Sports Bar’ it is 48Kr a beer. Also, the cheapest bar is ‘Stargate’, it is 2 Gronland, next to the tram station. Next door is burger bar, doing fish/chips/salad for 55 kr. 6) Other Bars! Come out of hostel take a left. Go over the bridge. As the road goes into two, take left hand road. Bars along here, about 53kr, lots of fast food places too.

Disliked: No free internet terminals!! ;-)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

21 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location

Disliked: Appearance of the corridors and rooms

100.0%
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ali bhutta

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

20 November 2013 ali would recommend this property

Liked: Staff

Disliked: Internet was slow

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Chill atmosphere, very clean, nice beds

Disliked: A tad expensive, but all of Oslo is.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Yes

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near all the major sites

Disliked: Time of check in. Too late. Nothing to do at the lobby. Poor Atmosphere

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

SORIN HAGI ILIE

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 September 2013 SORIN would recommend this property

Liked: è centrale

Disliked: non ha la cucina

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

Juan Ramirez-Idarraga

Alone

City break

16 September 2013 Juan would recommend this property

Liked: It's conveniently located in the city centre and just a 10-minute walk from the main train and bus station. There are bus and tram routes in front of the hostel. Rooms are spacious and clean. Each room has its own bathroom and kitchenette with a small fridge and a stove.

Disliked: Bed linen and towels are not included in the price and this is not clearly stated on their website. I knew it before arriving there but only because I read it from other reviews.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's location, it's very close to the center.

Disliked: The kitchen and bathrooms are in the rooms, which makes less easy to take a shower without waking up any one or if some one cooks late, the rooms smells a bit while sleeping

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location.

Disliked: Paying 50 NOK for sheets. Lack of enthusiasm by hostel staff.

100.0%
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fabio orlando

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2013 fabio would recommend this property

Liked: Good Hostel-

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location close from city centre, clean and good facilities. The 8-bed dorm had its own kitchen and bathroom which was nice.

Disliked: The Anker Hostel feels like a mix of a hostel and a hotel. The dorms allow you to meet other travellers, but other than that, the staff at the reception are quite formal, guests need to pay extra for most services (50 NOK for bed linen, use of sleeping bags is forbidden and will be fined 200 NOK if discovered). There is wi-fi but no access to PCs. There are couches at the reception but no proper "common room"... All in all, it is a good and convenient hostel but has no special character.

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

Adam Jantz

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 August 2013 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Close to railway.

Disliked: Linen not included. Area around hostel not so nice.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A decent location.

Disliked: Some staff members were rude and unhelpful, however others were perfectly pleasant. No kitchen things in the room and no communal kitchen - it was annoying to have to go to reception every morning just for a bowl for my breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Every dorm room has its own bathroom, unlike many other hostels. Very good location with 15-minute walk from the central station.

Disliked: Wi-fi only worked in reception area. Bed sheets are not included in the price.


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