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Marken Gjestehus
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   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
Udon Thani, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I think it's a good decision to stay here even though I had many problems in my stay. Firstly, I could not entrance the main door, the hostel door or my room door with my credit card (I came lately so they told me to use my card as a key card). I could not use my locker key too. The other girl in my room had the same key. This problem happened to another person too. I think the first problem was my fault. Maybe my credit card didn't work with their machine (I found lot of problems with Thai credit card). Luckily, some people opened the door so I could came in. When I check out, a staff asked me about using my own credit card as a key card. He said sorry for my inconvenience. It made me feel good.

The room was clean. The WC in my dorm was large. Love it. Location is the best. It's not far from train station and bus station. The kitchen room was great. I love atmosphere at this hostel. I'll be back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great location, within walking distance to train station, supermarket, restaurants, bars and the fish market.

Staff was very approachable and friendly. Clean and good toilets and shower rooms. Huge locker space and need not use your own lock too.

The entrance was a little hard to find though, it is the elevator on the left the moment you enter the building (do not go up the stairs!). I walked up and down the stairs 2 times before I saw the elevator, and several times, I saw new travelers in the lobby, looking lost with their luggage.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Excellent value for Norway and the rooms are clean - common area not as big - but good enough with a smallish kitchen
But the location is right in the middle of town - next to the train station and the main areas
Staff friendly and did I mention the price

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Only stayed for one night so I didn't spend much time there, but the location was perfect! I was in a 4 person dorm with a locker for each person. It was clean, cozy, and they have free wifi. Sheets and towels cost extra, and breakfast is not included either, but there's a kitchen where you can cook your own food and lots of places to eat nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very clean and peaceful if you are looking to relax , The staff were friendly but not intrusive I enjoyed my stay there , the wifi connection and speed was great which was what I needed at that time . The hostel is also in a great location in-between the fish market end and the main city which makes exploring easy I would highly recommend this as a hostel experience if you are looking for a bit of quiet at the same time . The elevators are pretty cool too with an antique/steampunk look about them !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at the hostel for a night and it was so-so experience. First you will be asked to pay an extra 65Kr for bed linen and later I found out the bed was not clean. The shower room also have only 4 very short hooks which couldn't hold anything and there is not rack for towel.

The double storey bed were unstable, especially when I sleep on the top bed. It was quite scary.

Kitchen, Living room and toilet were o.k. and the reception person are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere wasn't particularity social but the hostel was in a good location , rooms were very clean. Norway is very expensive so the hostel was average, not the best deal but ok for the great central location, close to sights, bus, and train station.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marken Gjestehus

Address: Kong Oscarsgt. 45, Inngang B | Entrance : Tverrgaten, Bergen 5017, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Marken Gjestehus 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marken Gjestehus is centrally located and reasonably priced guesthouse, for travellers who want to spend their money on other things than sleeping! With its location in the city centre, its an excellent base to explore and enjoy a beautiful and historical city, packed with cultural events, shopping and other leisure activities.The accomodation is run according to the "hostel-principle", and we offers rooms/beds in rooms from 1 to 10 persons. We have 22 rooms with a total of 73 beds. The rooms are bright, modern and furnished with lockable closets, desk, chirs and mirror. You will also find a pleasant common sitting-room, fully equipped kitchen for free use ,TV-Lounge, and toilets/showers with good standard in the corridor for those rooms that do not have private bathroom. Bank, post office, stores and restaurants are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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