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Marken Gjestehus

Certificate of Excellence
Kong Oscarsgt. 45, Inngang B | Entrance : Tverrgaten, Bergen 5017, Norway
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Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and tidy room. Good location, close to bus terminal, train station and also sightseeing points. Wifi is strong. But I am not happy with the hot water supply for shower. It is not stable and hot enough. One more point, some travelers didn't do the dish washing after use.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived late at 8pm and found my name and hotel number on the door but needing to swipe my credit card as my key room, very smooth process. Room is clean and beautifully decorated/ designed. Kitchen was available with computer to use and TV to watch (even though I don't understand Norwegian). Very happy stay.

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

Hi HJene, It warms our hearts to hear that you like our hostel. Thanks for your great review! It's really nice to know that you found the check in fast and easy and you liked the rooms and facilities we have here. Norwegian TV can be a bit tricky to follow, I've heard the language isn't the easiest in the... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to stay in Bergen for anyone on a budget. Central location only 5' walk from the bus station, 2 supermarkets nearby and only a 10' walk to downtown Bergen. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm for 5 nights and it was all fine. The hostel was very quiet and it was easy to meet people in the... More 

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

Hi Scandizzy, Thanks for your 5/5 review, very much appreciated and I will pass your comments on to our staff at our meeting, our guests' experiences are always the most important part of our hostel. We clean the showers and common areas regularly throughout the day, and keep everything maintained and in tip-top shape, as we know how nice it... More 

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13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This hostel is pretty spot on - Clean, tidy, friendly, good location (close to the train station) and secure (lockers included), Great value for money. A friend managed to break her phone charger and I joked that if the kind receptionist lady could find us a pair of pliers I would drop a 5 star review on here. She tried... More 

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

Hi Lookitskris, We really appreciate that you took the time to write a top-rated review about your stay with us, It's always great to hear from our lovely guests! Thanks also for your nice comments about the cleanliness, staff, security and location, we try our hardest to provide the best possible accommodation and atmosphere. Our 4-share rooms are all quite... More 

East Brunswick, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great location - close to the train station and Bryggen. Rooms are clean and my room of 8 beds had plenty of space. No charge for lockers but no breakfast offered. Overall, completely satisfied with my visit. Definitely recommend if looking to stay in a hostel while visiting Bergen.

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

Dear Steven, Thank you for sharing your experience on your stay with us at Marken Gjestehus! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the clean spacious rooms and the free lockers, and the closeness to the train station and the attractions in the Bergen city center. We offer two different breakfast vouchers for sale in reception, one for a breakfast... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A decent enough priced place to stay when you are staying in Bergen if you are on a budget, the location is one of the better locations as it's walking distance to the bus/train station and city center. They have recently upgraded their hotel rooms and for Norway it's really quite good value, but they could improve some of the... More 

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Australian in rural Victoria
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26 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great location near harbour, trains, bus, cathedral and supermarket. We had a very small room only large enough for the bed and opposite the laundry, which was being used till late at night. Small kitchen, few utensils, no tea towels so impossible to really clean the kitchen. Staff very helpful. Not enough room in kitchen or dining area for the... More 

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Sopot, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Unfortunately I can't say anything good about Marken Guesthouse in Bergen. We had very bad experience staying there in the beginning of December. Firstly the room was not very clean, the rooms are very dusty, you can find really a lot of dust and dirt in such places like: on both sides of the bed, under the bed, in every... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Marken Gjestehus. It is nicely located neat the harbor and the station. The service was good and the room comfortable. I stayed in a double room with en-suite bathroom but had access to the communal facilities like the kitchen. Please take note that linen is at an additional cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed in the three person room with an ensuite and it was great value for money.....for Norway! I had checked the website so knew that sheets and towels would cost extra to hire but I think that they are changing this policy when you book a room rather than space in a dorm in 2015. Rooms were clean and... More 

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