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Storgata 55, Grunerlokka, 0182 Oslo, Norway – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Darts, Bowling, Racquetball, Mini Golf, Fitness Center, Library, Karaoke
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs NOK 230 per day.
24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Norwegian, Italian, French, Spanish, English
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged NOK 200 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Featuring rooms with private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs, this hostel is just 320 yards from Karl Johans gate shopping street. Oslo Central Train Station is an 8-minute walk away....
Score from 2177 reviews Excellent
In Oslo’s vibrant Grünerløkka district, Anker Apartment has bright rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Birkelunden Tram Stop is a 4-minute walk away.
Score from 2083 reviews Good
This budget hotel is 270 yards from Oslo Central Train Station. It has brightly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Karl Johans gate shopping street is only 500 ft away.
Score from 5541 reviews Very good
This hotel is a 15-minute walk from Oslo’s busy main street, Karl Johans Gate. It offers a lobby bar with a small yard, free Wi-Fi and colorful rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Score from 2364 reviews Good
location, bar, room
wlan in the rooms were not that good connected. but in the lobby it worked quite good.
Unlike their much newer, really weird sister-hostel Anker Apartment, Anker Hostel has a good mood, ambience, better clientele and much more consistently pleasant staff. (More skilled reception manager then, most likely.) Best shower water pressure in town, among hostels. Lounge-like reception area is sociable and has bar until 3 am every day - and really cheap! Also includes library, a seating gallery (kinda hidden) and lots of electricity outlets!
It's old and down to basic, except for reception/lounge. Dorms aren't stylish, but have all you need, including good kitchen facilities. Wi-fi is good and fast but slightly unstable. Metal dorm doors and rough, bare hallways - but these things mean less expences (for management) and prices can be kept reasonable.
Way there was no mirrow outside the bathroom in the room? I didn't like that the eating place was in the rooms.... There should be a big place for everyone to eat of they want...,
Good location, 10 minute walk from main train station. Staff seemed unfriendly but were helpful
Facilities weren't great- to use the "kitchen" (a sink and stove in our room) we had to pay a deposit for pots, pans, cutlery etc (which we were not given enough of). Dorm room of 8 did not have enough power points for everyone.
everything was ok
Close to the Oslo Central Train Station and other parts of the city center. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would say that the staff at the Anker Hostel were its best feature and were excellent in general compared to staff at other hostels I've stayed at.
It's not uncommon for hostels to charge for sheets and towels, but when a hostel, such as the Anker Hostel, charges for the simplest things as well -- in this case a small hotel-sized bar of soap -- that seems a little excessive. My window opened up onto an area where people from neighboring apartment complexes were stopping their cars and talking loudly well into the evening. Also, while hostels certainly are under no obligation to be cozy, as they are by definition meant to be an affordable accommodation for people traveling on a budget, still I'd have to say that the Anker Hostel was especially charmless. Aside from the lobby, the hallways and doors to the rooms looked run-down. In my extensive travels I've found that many hostels can somehow make their place special or even fun, while still offering a budget price.
Excellent location close to Olso Central railway station and very close to trams and buses. The staff were very helpful and the hostel is excellent value for money.
There was nothing I did not like.
Good walking distance to Central Station
Location, good sleep.
The communal kitchen was closed for the winter when we went on the 3rd of September. Like most things in Norway the price is higher than in other countries but we knew that so have no complaints. However we paid the same price as people a week earlier and yet the kitchen was closed. This meant cooking our early breakfast in a small dormitory with other people still asleep. It wasn't fair on them or us. The price should be reduced if the facilities are reduced. Or, better, the communal kitchen should be kept open all year. It doesn't take much to keep a self service cooking kitchen open and this facility is not withdrawn in Bodo hostel which we found to be fantastic. Secondly, the sink in the dormitory toilet room was very slow to drain. I mentioned it to the staff who said someone would look at it next day. We and the other people in the dorm didn't want to wait for the next day so I disconnected the drain and cleaned it out - full of hair and bits of tissue, the usual stuff - something I do at home so it is no problem, three or so minutes and job done. Re-connected and all was well. A shame on the hostel. Open the communal kitchen and clean your drains more often.
The hostel was in a perfect location. 10 minute walk to the city centre and close to lots of bars. The accommodation was very comfortable and warm.
The hostel is in a good walking distance to the train station and close to a couple of mini newsagents and a great little grocery shop. The beds are comfy but they are the best highlights actually..
Had to pay for towels and sheets which were about £6 per person. The hostel had a strange atmosphere and didn't seem that safe - the key cards were per floor and then per room though which was reassuring. The staff aren't top friendly and you have to leave a deposit to use the kitchen utensils which are really grubby. There is no communal kitchen and the wifi is rubbish in the rooms. Really hard to meet people here. All in all it was £100 for two people including renting bed sheets for two days in a 8 bed mixed dorm. It is oslo though...
Very helpful staff, reasonable location.
Considering the location in the city the price was quite okay, in my opinion.
the kitchen furniture were missing. If one needs to stay more than 1 night probably He/She will need to cook, therefore it may be needed a knife, spoon, plate and cups probably.
Position of the hostel (10 minutes by foot from center)
Low wifi connection Rooms are very crowed
Easy to find location, near center, close to some good spots, clean and seemed safe.
It was necessary to rent the sheets, I mean, really? Wifi kinda didn't work most of the time.
*Rooms are reasonably spacious with enough floor space to put your luggage and walk thru. Cleanliness is fairly good. *(if these can be considered positive:) Building is sturdy, you don’t hear peoples’ footsteps when they walk in the corridor. Every room have large windows which is openable as some hostels don’t even have ventilation…) *One of the staff had very good attitude and was helpful in every request, while another was quite excremental.
1 Extremely poor internet availability, the total bandwidth is about 800kBps, essentially one ADSL line, shared between all guests (there are 180 beds). In addition there are sometimes people sitting outside front entrance free riding the wifi which has is not password protected. Often either the internet is slow to a point of being unusable, or wifi despite having signals, is not able to connect due to device overcrowding, I had asked reception to switch on the extra 5GHz channels but they have not done so. 2 convoluted cooking arrangement where the dorm have 1 electric hotplate and sink shared between 8 beds, however there are no utensils, which you have to borrow with a deposit, for maximum of 3hr use. There are no electric kettle or microwave oven available, anywhere. There is no common kitchen 3 cleaning staff are not very careful, threw away my shower set without asking who it belonged to. MANAGEMENT: WHY CANT YOU AT LEAST KEEP CLEARED OUT ITEMS IN A HOLDING AREA FOR AT LEAST A SHORT WHILE SO AS TO LET THE OWNER BE ABLE TO CLAIM THEM, BEFORE THROWING THEM AWAY??? These things cost money to replace! 4: as many other reviews point out, bed sheet and linen set cost extra, what is wrong with this Scandinavian way of doing things? 5 laundry access is 3 minutes away in a different part of the building complex. Not only the fees are high at 60NOK or so, the washing machines don’t work well: I had to wash twice to remove the extra detergent not removed the first time, then spin cycle did not dry the clothes, so I had to use the dryer twice. This resulted a lot of walking back and forth (outside the building) and wasted time in waiting. This problem seems to have been around for a while, like the poor wifi, but nothing seems to have been done about it The price advantage Anker has over alternative hostels are much offset by its less central location and the poor internet access which costs guests time instead of money.
Too many people in one small room.
they charge you extra for the sheets and I think that should be included in the price that they give you/ te cobran extra por el "alquiler" de las sabanas y eso deberia estar incluido en el precio
Good service. Clean and spacious room. Overall good experience.
Wi-Fi was not working.
Very convenient to reach. Kitchen service is good.
We thought that the Anker Hostel was terrific and it was very good value for Norway. The staff were very friendly, always glad to assist with any queries we had. The hostel is in a good location, about 15 minutes walk from the city centre and the train station. Oslo isn't very big and we were able to walk to almost everything from the hostel. There are some good shopping streets just to the north, and some good restaurant streets just to the south.
Well the sheets were clean and the windows were new and blocked out all sound.
Room very tatty, lights didn't all work, barely any sockets, carpet not nice, barely any facilities, wifi didn't work in the room, no signal. The hostel is in a rundown area of town, you walk through lots of homeless, beggars and generaly dodgy looking people to get there, glad I only had a small backpack. For what it costs its frankly rubbish, there is at least one much better option in Oslo.
Location Staff In house souvenirs
Wifi is random and unreliable Charging for linen and towels
Comfortable beds. Nice location.
Bad staff, not friendly and not helpful. Kitchen insidethe shared rooms... bad idea. Too pricey for what it is.
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