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Alkoven Guesthouse

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Nordre Skuteviksveien 11, Bergen 5032, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant place to stay. 5-10 minutes walk to Bryggen or to the shops, quite location with nice view and very helpful owner :) if you don't want to spend fortune for a room but you want to stay in a decent place I would definitely recommend alkoven

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stayed her three nights in the Red room, it is a fabulous place with a very relaxed feel and very quiet. We enjoyed meeting the other guests and found the short walk into the city waterfront area was very pretty and easy. The sunsets just out the door were amazing. It is very clean and has everything you need.

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Alkoven Guesthouse is situated directly in the city centre in a typical old (=charming) wooden house. That means it offers you a perfect starting point for your sightseeing or hiking tours. Furthermore, Elisabeth (the owner) can help you with everything - planning your stay or solving problems. I stayed at Alkoven for one month for an internship and liked the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I stayed in Alkoven for three nights in the spring. The place was very cosy and my small room in the second floor was quiet and like a nest to go sleep in after a long day outdoors. The kitchen, bathroom and other places were clean and the whole place was well-maintained. There were two smallish grocery stores near Alkoven.... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Jenna for your nice review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and our house! Welcome back for your next trip to Bergen! More 

Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Stayed two nights in a beautiful room overlooking the sea. We had a large room that was nicely decorated. The owners are friendly and helpful. The room and property is about 5min walk from nearest bus station and 15 minutes walk from Bryggen which is a highlight in the city with colourful houses

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm glad to read that you enjoyed staying in the Red room. The room is suitable for a small family, - with a double bed and one single bed inside makes it spacious enough for a family of 3 (or group of friends). Bus stops are easy to reach as you say, but more common... More 

Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The establishment is in a picturesque part of Bergen. This is a great budget alternative in this city, close to most sights. The landlord Elisabeth is the soul of the place: she helps always out generously with good ideas and a big heart! There are 2 bus tops with line 18 and 3-4-5-6 within just a short walk. I'd go... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Jozsef, for your very nice review - I'm glad you had this good experience of your stay. Welcome back for your next visit to Bergen! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Big, comfortable room with beautiful view. I actually felt that the pictures I saw in advance didn't do justice to the guesthouse, which we were really impressed with. Nice bathroom with a good shower, a kitchen with all the utensils and fridge space you need and a 10 minute approx walk from the city centre and harbour. Elisabeth was helpful... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, so glad to hear that you where surprised in a postive way, not having pictures giving any lies... About the wifi - it seem to be working very well most days and other days not that good. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was my second time visiting Bergen, prior to this I had stayed in a 5* hotel within the city centre. I wanted to try something new for the second trip. Alkoven was fantastic. I really felt like I got a true feel of Bergen, our room was 'the green room' me and my boyfriend. We arrived late and Elisabeth... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Lynn for a nice review, I'm glad to hear that you will recommend our house to friends and other travellers - and welcome back to you for your next travel to Bergen! More 

Turku, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I stayed in Kvisten for 5 nights during an intensive university course at NHH. Ok, The room is a tad far away from the kitchen, toilet and bathroom. Ok, the room itself is quite small. But for the price of my accommodation, this was easily tolerable. Then the pros. The hostess, Elisabeth, was wonderful. She was kind, cheerful and assisting... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review. It's good to hear that you where happy about the service and the fascilities at the house. The distance from us to the railwaystation is about 2 kilometers and max 1 kilometer from us to the fishmarket and the city centre, - it's nice to know for later guests who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My partner and I were visiting Bergen for the first time, having been invited to an international conference at KODA. We wanted to find a quiet place, not too far from the centre of Bergen, and preferably a B&B. Elisabeth was incredibly kind and helpful when we enquired about a room, and she offered us a lovely, cosy room towards... More 

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Elisabeth R, Owner at Alkoven Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for a nice review. Kvisten is our most popular room for single travelleres, as it's cheap - and we keep different prices for single travellers then couple. It's a small room, but good to hear you find it was big enough for the two of you. The bed inside the room is easy to prepare as a double,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Reasonable prices close to the city of Bergen, only 10 minutes walk to Bryggen and Fisketorget. Alkoven - rent a room, is an accomodation for people looking for something different from hotels. In our family house, where we lives upstairs, we rent out 4 rooms during summer season and 2 through the winter. Red and Green rooms are located at groundfloor, while Kvisten and Loftet is in the back and upstairs from our private back garden. The rooms are most suitable for singles or couples, but Red room can also take one extra person. When staying in our house you get a good chance to meet and get to know other travellers as you share common areas as kitchen, bath and toilet. This is an old charming wooden house in traditional style placed in one of Bergen's old historical neighbourhoods, Skuteviken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alkoven Guesthouse

Address: Nordre Skuteviksveien 11, Bergen 5032, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Vågen
Number of rooms: 4
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