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Marken Gjestehus

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Kong Oscarsgt. 45, Inngang B | Entrance : Tverrgaten, Bergen 5017, Norway
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Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bergen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a hostel, but very clean, nice and overall organized. They have rooms with bathroom (including shower) so it can be a regular hotel, too. Yes, rooms are small, but comfy. Conveniently located in the very center of Bergen. Staff is very friendly. Late check-in system is awesome (just call them a few hours before they close). It's a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such a great stay on Aril 25, 26th and 30th. I broke my arm a few days before arriving the hostel and the office staff helped me make my bed and made sure that I had a bottom bunk in a 4 bed dorm room. They also helped with giving me advice of what to see in the... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A lovely hostel close and easy to find from the train station and only a few minutes to the city centre. Staff were friendly and the room was great, clean and cosy. With a great window view looking out into Bergen. Wi-Fi was great also, I would certainly recommend this hostel and visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Firstly, if you are used to US styled hotels, Europe is very different. All hotels are compact. we stayed here for 1 night and it is a 5 minute walk from the Bergen train station. The room was very clean. The internet was working fine. The hotel staff was polite.. The area was very safe The only complaint was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Because of my previous experiences with hostels I had quite a low expectations and I have to say that I was really positively surprised.I stayed only one night but it was enough to get some good impressions. It was quite easy to find and it took just a few minutes to the city center. Really clean and cosy and the... More 

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Mona S, General Manager at Marken Gjestehus, responded to this review

Hi Smiljana S, It's great to get such nice feedback from our guests, it really means a lot. Thankyou! Marken is a nice quiet location, even though it is right in the city center, just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle, sights and mountains. (and right next to the pigeons!) Hope to see you again soon, All the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very good instructions and overall communication with the guesthouse. Superb location, very clean. Amazing breakfast in the hotel nearby - definitely highly recommended! Just the room could be a bit bigger for 3 and the beds more comfortable.

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Mona S, General Manager at Marken Gjestehus, responded to this review

Hi wannaobela, Thanks for staying with us and for your top-rated review, it is highly appreciated. We are glad that you liked the location, cleanliness and the breakfast option. We offer a voucher for a breakfast buffet nearby, and also another for a fast and economic coffee / juice / sandwich combo at a bakery around the corner from us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a nice, clean, modern and bright hostel. The kitchen was impressive - I am not sure I had ever come across a hostel kitchen with a dishwasher before :) The after hours check-in system (for which you use your credit card) also worked well - I had been a bit worried beforehand, but need not have been. Although... More 

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Mona S, General Manager at Marken Gjestehus, responded to this review

Hi Sara H, Thanks for taking the time to send us a nice review, we're glad to hear that you liked your stay here. The dishwasher is indeed a godsend when the kitchen is under heavy usage - for both our staff and guests! For those arriving late at night, we program our key system so that it accepts your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Family of 5, with three boys in a triple room and my wife and I in a double. Great location, we were taking a train next morning and it was just 5 mins walk, everything nearby. Floibanen and Bryggen. Clean...ish, but you would expect more from Norway. Our double room facing the reception was very small. There was no hot... More 

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Mona S, General Manager at Marken Gjestehus, responded to this review

Hi Osylc, Thanks for your feedback, It's really helpful to hear how all of our guests are experiencing Bergen and our accommodation. We are glad to hear that you like the location and the kitchen and dining area. Bed linen should be included in the price, please contact us directly if you stayed in 2015 and were charged for bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Recently stayed here for two nights in a twin room. The room was spotlessly clean and the decor immaculate. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The shared facilities were excellent and although we didn't use them - lots of other guests enjoyed the sitting area, TV room and kitchen. The WiFi within the hostel is fast and reliable. The... More 

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Mona S, General Manager at Marken Gjestehus, responded to this review

Hi Lizzie H, Thanks so much for staying with us, enjoying Bergen and for your top rated review. We work really hard here to make sure everything is in tip-top shape – I will pass your friendly comments on to our receptionists and cleaning staff, It's always really nice to hear such kind compliments from our guests! Hope to welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A kitchen, 2 common areas, accommodating management, super excellent answers to emails, magnificent views, quiet top floor hostel. The ONLY negative was the lack of sufficient hot water, but nothing is perfect. I LOVED staying here. It is set up so you can easily meet other travelers. I had great roomies which always helps. I made long term Facebook friends.... More 

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Mona S, General Manager at Marken Gjestehus, responded to this review

Hi MorningstarMarilyn and thank you so much for your top rated review, We are super glad that you enjoyed your time in Bergen and and Marken Gjestehus, that's what travelling is all about! It's really great to see that our guests are loving their time here, taking in the views and atmosphere of the city and our hostel. Sorry about... More 

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