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Skiven Guesthouse

Skivebakken 17, Bergen N-5018, Norway
Skiven Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Accommodations in Bergen are expensive! We found this affordable recommendation in one of Rick Steves' books and decided to give it a shot. We don't need fancy - just clean and safe. Skiven Guesthouse is in a great location - just a five minute walk from the train station and the Fish Market area. This is the first time we... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a charming little guesthouse with several rooms, two shared bathrooms, and a shared kitchen. It's located in a neighborhood of old Bergen homes on a cobbled street, and the location is convenient to many sights (though of course Bergen is small and quite walkable). Our room has a lovely view of the city. The walk from the train... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Anyone planning a trip to Bergen knows that this is an expensive location for holiday; Skiven Guesthouse is a great option, clean, convenient and affordable. The accommodation is basic but very clean, the bathroom is shared with other rooms in the guesthouse. The location is ideal, short walking distance to all the main attractions as well as the train station.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was a very convenient, clean and pleasant place to stay right in the centre of Bergen. Certainly good value for money given Norway's outrageous prices. Charming lady who runs the guesthouse was extremely friendly and helpful. Shared bathrooms were not a problem at all. Use of kitchen and table and chairs in room allowed us to save money by... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This nice little guesthouse was in a great location in Bergen's old town. While not huge, the rooms were cozy and clean, as were the guest kitchen (a bonus) and the shared bathrooms. The owners were lovely people and accommodated our unusual needs - three people in a room (a bit cramped but we saved money that way) and a... More 

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Zaragoza, Spain
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I chose this guesthouse because I wanted to be near the center and the station, I wanted a reasonable price and I wanted to stay in a wooden house. And that is exactly what I got. At the time of booking I clearly indicated my arrival time. However, upon arrival, my room was not ready and I was politely invited... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I stayed there a couple of nights last month. The whole place is spotless, even the bathroom couldn't be cleaner! I had a nice, big double room overlooking the cobbled street and the bed proved really comfortable. Not that I could use the kitchen much as I was away most of the time but it had all the necessary equipment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for two nights. We loved the charm and character of the place. It's a great location, clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful. She even had a collection of tourist pamphlets in multiple languages so no need to visit a tourist info centre. She recommended the rail ride up the mountain, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We stayed at Skiven Guesthouse for two nights. The walk from the train station to the house was short, and check in was easy. The owner was outside cleaning and saw us. She knew who we must be right away and showed us in. Our room was next to the kitchen with a nice view from the window. Decent sized... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

You arrive after walking up the steep Fjellsiden (hillside) from the train station, hauling luggage in the famous Bergen rain, and your landlady ushers you right in, doesn't need a proper check-in or credit card, and you immediately know that although you're in Norway's second largest city, it's still a small town at heart. A lot of heart, much of... More 

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