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“Great Hostel. Great Location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Bergen YMCA Hostel
Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen 4, Bergen N-5017, Norway (Vågen)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bergen
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Hostel. Great Location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

4 of us stayed in a 6 bedroom dorm. Bunk beds with a clean en suite and shower. Bedding included.

Hostel was warm, clean and the kitchen was well stocked with a shop next door. Close to anything you'd like to do in Bergen. Hostel wifi is fast and the common room is a great place to chill out and stay out of the cold! Staff were helpful and polite. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Three of us stayed in a 4 bed dorm and we had it to ourselves which was good. Very clean, good kitchen. Rooftop terrace would be nice to hang out on but it was too cold for too much of that in late September.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights in the top story of the building.The room was clean and tidy,however quite sparingly hot water in the shower.Bring some warm clothing as the heaters are preprogrammed and cant keep the room warm enough.The receptionists seemed disinterested in being serviceminded,especially an asian lady that was arrogant and grumpy.Otherwise fine overall.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sopot, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It's a great place to stay in Bergen, probably the cheapest as well. It's just in the heart of the city, the comfort is really high. You can get there coffee and tea for free, the kitchen is perfectly equipped. What i like the most about this place was the room where you could have mingled a bit with some other travellers :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is by far, one of the cheapest accommodation directly at the core of Bergen.

For one, its really convenient. ATM machines are nearby. Restaurants are close. Fish markets and souvenir shops as well.

On the possible downside, it is a hostel after all. So if you are sensitive to creaking noises of door opening or people climbing up to their bed at midnight or later, this might annoy you.

However I had no problem. I stayed in the massive hall with probably at least 30 people there. Mixed females and males. Met some really friendly Americans and Germans. Most of the people who stayed here are undergraduates.

My friends, two girls, stayed in a different hall - all girls room so that probably has more privacy.

Think there was 2-3 toilets. Showers are shared just separated with curtains.

Overall I would recommend this place simply because you get to save tons of Kroner!

This is especially important cause you'd have breathing space to pay for all the expensive souvenirs, transportation, rides, food and all that. Don't forget to always keep your card wherever you go.

Anyway for Wifi, here's my secret tip. The hostel's Wifi usually has problems connecting. But there is this place nearby the fish market.

Its a two store building, above is an inquiry place to buy tickets for rides in Bergen. Below it is an 'indoor fish market'.

There's a sitting place nearby. Last time when we bought the tickets up there, we asked for the password for the Wifi. Then the next day, we came down at the sitting table and got connected to Wifi! So free internet <3 But obviously I can't guarantee if you can still do this.

Either way there's always some cafe that has Wifi anyway so no big deal.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very good price for the city. Good for people looking for a decent place to sleep. Have a pretty decent kitchen to cook as well as a nice spacious common area to eat / work. Not a very social place though.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The place is huge, the only drag is that you have to be careful with your check in (the front desk people arrive late) and ALWAYS keep your keycard close to you because you need it for everything. The hostel is pretty avarage with the cleanliness, the wifi is not very good (its better to use the wifi from the fish market across the street) but the good thing is that you barely need wifi! I meet a lot of wonderful people :) I went solo and since the first say I was always hanging out with other travelers. The kitchen is quite good and if you need to eat something simple (like a pizza) or eat in a fancy place, the hostel is located walking distance from anything.
Tip: It might be a place to get out of your comfort zone and live amazing memories (and the price is very good)

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen 4, Bergen N-5017, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Vågen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bergen YMCA Hostel has a superb location in the city center, minutes from the main attractions! The rooms are bright and spacious, with en-suite facilities and kitchenettes. We offer single, double, 4 and 6 bedded rooms. Budget dorms are available during summer. Other facilities: Internet Cafe, WiFi, TV lounge and common rooms, guest kitchen and a roof terrace with incredible views over the harbour! We are open all year. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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