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“Centrally located but very noisy”
Review of Basic Hotel Bergen

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Basic Hotel Bergen
Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in Bergen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Centrally located but very noisy”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed at Basic Hotel for two nights. The hotel is centrally located in Bergen and everything is at a walking distance. We did not use any public transport for going around in Bergen. The front desk staff was nice and helped us with the directions to attractions and restaurants.

However, the street below the hotel is very noisy with two clubs on the ground floor. The hotel gives you ear plugs, but they are not effective. The noise was there till 4:30 in the morning with people shouting/ cheering on the road and we could not sleep well. I would not stay again at the hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floors could be quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights in this little hotel. Served its purpose well. From the train station we walked to the hotel in 10 minutes. Located beside a beautiful cathedral and you can walk to anything you need. It is a very small room. No breakfast or really much amenities included. Bergen is extremely expensive, so having breakfast included could be huge at another hotel. But we saved money on this hotel and really had minimal complaints.

One flaw is there is a nightclub right next door. A very loud night club. We slept through it as we were exhausted so no worries. But for some people it could be a problem.

Bergen is so beautiful that you will not want to be inside for long anyway!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Small rooms with windows that cant be opened. The hotel is right by a nightclub that you can hear. We were four guys that wanted two twin rooms but after we payed and came to the rooms saw that the beds were double beds and not two single beds. The receptionist wouldnt canel the rooms. After a quick check the scandic hotel up the street had bigger rooms with a veiw, included breakfast and great service. The scandic was even cheaper!!!
The Basic hotel is basic and certainty not worth the price!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This hotel really is very basic which is ok but some of the service is lacking.
The rooms were very clean, a good size and freshly decorated but we had to be moved after one night due to our bed collapsing (and we noticed sharp screw ends sticking out of the front of it - not good when you have a toddler). We were moved without an issue though which was a positive, as were the fridges in the rooms. A great idea.
Unfortunately there was not much else to say that was positive, the noise outside the hotel was unbearable, even with the earplugs provided and when leaving the hotel we had to wait over half an hour for someone to come to the hotel to get out bags. This was at 5 on a Sunday afternoon, so hardly out if hours.
My advice: spend a bit more for a quieter and more comfortable stay in Bergen!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Situated in the middle of Bergen, short walk from the train station and everything you want to see.
Nice street close to restaurants/bars - if your country's currency allows you to afford that kind of thing!
Rooms very modern, clean, comfy and nicely furnished.
Free wifi, decent coffee machine in the corridor for 10nok a pop.
Only downside is that it's above a bar/club, so it can be quite noisy at night, it wasnt really that loud though - so it didnt bother us and they do provide ear plugs if it does get too much! May not be the best for a family though.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Room was clean, modern and good, we had upgraded so it was a good size. Shower room facilities very good, bed very comfortable. As we were on fitfth floor we could look over the roof tops and see the funicular railway and mountain side. Yes there was a tea and coffee machine on the second floor but no sign anywhere telling you how much the drinks were. There was a kettle in the room and fridge, but not being that seasoned a traveller yet I forgot to get milk and coffee ( mental cruelty, not having that first cup in the morning!). Ear plugs were provided to block out sound of nightclub and they did work. Good base with friends but definitely not for the romantic.

Room Tip: Try and order a room at the back of the hotel you might get less noise from nightclub
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lobby consists of a reception counter but the (double) room is good sized and has excellent bathroom. Even has tasteful silk flower decorations and TV. Hotel has no other amenities, but Bergen is small enough and you're within walking distance of everything from the hotel. Only problem is the thumping noise from the next door bar for several hours each night, but if you're tired from an all day sight-seeing you'd probably already asleep.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Basic Hotel Bergen
Address: Haakonsgaten 27, Bergen 5015, Norway
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Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Basic Hotel Bergen 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Basic Hotel Bergen is located in the city center of Bergen. We try to keep our solutions as simple as possible, in order to provide a good alternative when you are looking for smart, affordable accommodation. Basic Hotels are suitable for guests who want a comfortable stay in a casual setting, but have no need for extra hotel luxuries and services. Nevertheless, our hotels boast modern design and perfect functionality. All our rooms come with a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, an electric kettle, TV, refrigerator, hairdryer, a convenient desk and a wardrobe. The rooms have oak parquet flooring. ... more   less 
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