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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 2270 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 2077 reviews 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 2389 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 5575 reviews Very good
1. Staff and management are very helpful and friendly. 2. Very centrally located 3. Excellent value for money
1. Wi-fi at some rooms at upper floors were not so strong.
There is only one tiny bathroom in each room and there are no other showers or bathrooms available.
Staff Location Brakefast
bathroom sink was blocked in my room.
Location was great, staff was very friendly.
Wifi was really bad
the only, and I mean only thing was really good was the shower. Good pressure and even distribution of water.
The staff! The reception staff seems that was there for obligation! they didn't given any information about the city, or even about the hostel. we asked them where we could buy tickets for the bus and the girl just pointed the finger to the corner of the street...etc. really bad service.
It was a really great hostel. 5 minute walk to the central station and the shops, really clean, beds were so comfy and we had our own bathroom which was ideal! Very cheap considering how nice it was and how expensive Norway is. I totally recommend.
The wifi had its moments where it wouldn't work but that was the only issue at the hostel overall.
Very close to the centre, easy public transport or walking. Clean and quiet room with kitchen and own bathroom. Luggage room and free secure lockers.
Wifi slow when lot of people use at the same time. Loud roommates after 11pm, had to ask them to stop talking. Bit warm in the room.
I didn't like the kitchen. It's in the room, but you have to rent the dishes and bring it to the room and then back. And the breakfast was in another house, it's no good when you wash the hair in the morning and have to go outside. It was really cold.
We opted for breakfast plan and by doing so got bumped to Anker hotel next to the hostel. Room was small but nice with view of pArk and a window that opened
Downstairs area could use some sprucing up. A bit of a walk to city core.
Location is 10 minutes walk from bus terminal and train terminal. Staff is good. 24 hrs reception. Has mini kitchenette.
Paid bed sheets and towel. Locker without lock pads (You can either rent it or prepare to have one of your own). Internet in rooms doesn't work.
Location is close to city centre, price, free wifi in rooms as well as reception. You pay once for the towels/sheets then change yourself at no extra cost.
Slightly run down area on the walk to where the hostel is.
Good location, and more importantly for Oslo - Good value for money!
The Lobby was clean & bright. The staff was friendly.
We reserved a double room with a private bathroom. When we arrived we were told we would get the private room we requested but it would have a "few more beds". Our room had 8 bunk beds! Not what my husband and I had in mind. We also had to leave the room for a few hours while the cigarette smell was airing out. The rooms seemed clean enough but the hall walls & elevator were covered in grime & graffiti.
With little choice in hostels in Oslo this hostel was ok but basic and lacked character unlike many other places I've stayed in across Europe.
Had to pay for sheets on arrival which was a surprise. There was only wifi available in the common area, not in the rooms. There was a kitchen but this was IN the room (shared with another seven people who probably wouldn't appreciate the smell of cooking!) plus there were no cooking utensils, these had to be requested at reception.
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.
I liked the location: very close to the central station, almost everything is reachable by foot (30min for most of the touristic places, 10 min for the parliament; places to eat and kiwi in the street; some clubs not so far). I liked the beds which are quite confortable. I liked the free wifi even if it was slow. I liked the possibility to let the luggages in a room at the hotel for free after the check-out.
/!\ The sleeping bags are not authorized /!\ And you have to rent the covers at the hostel if you forgot them... There is a kitchen in the room, but not a single device ! this is frustrating. The evacuation of the water in the shower is under the toilets... not very convenient, all the bathroom is quickly completely wet !
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.
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