Anker Hostel is one of the cheapest places to stay in Oslo, so you can't expect luxury, and the place is good for the price.
The location is close to the city centre, and so it's a good base for exploring, and only 10 minutes walk from the train station and bus terminal when arriving or leaving. Thanks to the location, I didn't need to use any public transportation to get around - most of the attractions are about 15-20 minutes walk away, and Oslo is small enough to walk pretty much everywhere.
I stayed in an 8 bed dorm, which was never full on any nights, possibly due to the time of year. The dorms have an ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. The beds in the rooms are comfortable, though linen is not included and costs extra.
There is free wi-fi in the reception area (sometimes I could pick it up in the dorm as well), with ample room on the sofas and tables for a good number of people. The reception also supplies hot and cold drinks, as well as any help and information. When my padlock broke on my suitcase, the staff quickly helped out by finding the security to break open the padlock
Before arriving I was worried about heating, seeing as Oslo in January can be very cold, but inside the hostel was always warm - reception area and dorms alike.
Overall, Anker Hostel is a good place to stay on a budget, with decent rooms, helpful staff, and good location, at a much nicer price than other places in Oslo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anker Hostel is a modern hostel situated in the center of Oslo.8 minutes walking distance from Oslo central station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anker Hotel Oslo