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Anker Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Storgata 55, Oslo 0182, Norway   |  
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Ranked #14 of 31 Specialty lodging in Oslo
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“Ok hostel.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile


Stayed Mid may 2012

Hostel was ok. Clean, fresh sheets. There are kitchens in the rooms (which I liked) but you needed to rent a cooking kit - now you got your money back but you could only rent for a few hours otherwise you lose your deposit and they had limited supply of kitchen boxes. 

Not a very social hostel although they do have a foozeball table in the lobby and they serve beer etc. (which I also liked because it was alot cheaper than bars in the area).

One thing is that they don't have lockers, I think all hostels should have lockers in your room. They had small lockers downstairs for valuables (provide your own lock). Wifi was good in the lobby but we couldn't get it in our room, we were a few levels up.

Not in the nicest area kind of reminds me of a ghetto a little bit. 
I was there for national day (17th may) which was good fun but just beware everything is expensive in Oslo - hostels, food, shopping, maccas and especially alcohol! I paid almost 80$ Australian for a litre of Smirnoff!

I wouldn't mind staying here again but i would look around at others as well.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a clean room, this hostel is not even a choice. If you are going with a bunch of friends and after partying you don't care where you end up, it coul be worth it. We arrived at 22.30h, after a long journey hoping to have a warm shower and some comfort. 4 people in the reception, no one attending us, they were busy talking or serving drinks to other guests. By the way, we booked with hostelworld and no information given regarding bed linen/towel. We had to pay extra 150kr. We had booked a twin room, but maybe they were that busy, that counted wrong and gave us a room for 8. The room had never had the pleasure of metting fresh air!! It was so smelly, dirty and... Simply disgusting.... Guests there are having fun, so there are continuosly people shouting on the corridors, at the stairs... We hardly slept. The only good thing is its location, 10 min from bus/train station. But honestly, the worst experience over our week trip.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights (August 2012). For about $100 US per night we got a basic room with two twin beds, en suite, with a mini fridge, and a small stove top (downstairs will lend you a set of dishes, pots & pans).

Oslo is a very expensive city (says the New Yorker) beers in the bars will run you $10-$15 US (or as I refered to them "Yankee Stadium Prices"); a small bottle of Coca-Cola is $4, and candy bars cost $3. So all things considered $100 US per night was very reasonable.

If I were to "NOK" them for anything it would only be that their common room space is small and their free Wi-Fi is only downstairs in the lobby (it doesn't reach the rooms upstairs)... and that the night of the USA Women's Soccer Olympic Gold Medal game rather than showing that on the television they had on some generic track & field events (with Norway's Women's team being a major rival of the American team in years past — I chalked it up to jealousy). But overall, the stay was good and the staff was friendly and helpful. If I were to return to Oslo I would have no trouble staying here again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is a late review, i stayed here last 2010.

ANKER HOSTEL is just few blocks only from the Central Station though it's around 300-400m walk I didn't really mind coz it's safe and cold...Besides, when I asked a police man for directions, he advised me to just walk :)

The area is somewhere at the end of the busy road, so it’s already a bit quiet already down there. There are a lot of shops on your way and there is also a nearby McDonald’s where you can get free wifi as the hotel does not have free one.


The dorm-type room is clean, has its own kitchen and bathroom. You need to provide your own linens and towels. It’s just weird that I saw some bags on top of the other beds but I never see them, I wonder if they party all night and never went back? hmmm…I was alone the whole night!

They have friendly staff and helpful too. They have free maps and they can help you plot all the must-see spots around town. You can leave your bags at the luggage room too.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

The room was ok although the beds weren't brilliant. Kitchen in the room is strange because the smells and heat from ppl cooking is horrible. That is if you cook, the kitchen wasn't exactly equipped. You have to pay for sheets and the staff are extremely rude, not even a smile. Good enough for s night, would not stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

It was a cold, noisy and too big hostel. After checking out, I forgot some of my clothes in the 8-person dorm but the hostel owners didn't led me in to search them... They just sent me away. That's no good service. It wasn't that cheap 23 euro's/night but the cheapest possibility to sleep in Oslo.

Positive thing: the cosy terrace and coffee bar was really a cosy international environment. But I advice you to go there and sleep somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Fairly close to transport, Tiny common room, toilet in with shower & no extras on the floors. No in room lockers & only tiny free lockers downstairs. Swipe cards difficult to work. Laundry outside, on far side of carpark..... only 1 washer/ dryer.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Storgata 55, Oslo 0182, Norway
Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 31 Specialty lodging in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Anker Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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