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Skiven Guesthouse

Skivebakken 17, Bergen N-5018, Norway
Skiven Guesthouse
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skiven Guesthouse was a charming place to stay for our one night in Bergen (recommended by Rick Steves Scandinavia). It is situated on a cobblestone street and within an easy walk to the harbor. The room was impeccably clean and had a nice city view through the window. Shared WC was large and it was convenient to also have a... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The GH is very pleasant and nice, clean and excellent location. The owners are helpful and very welcoming. Only drawback is the stairs to climb to reach the GH, not too easy for elderly people. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Thanks.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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