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“Cheap (but decent) hotel”
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Basic Hotel Bergen
Ranked #28 of 49 Hotels in Bergen
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We booked this hotel because, even though it was expensive, it was the cheapest hotel we could find in Bergen. The room was nothing fancy - it was small, clean and had a decent bed.

That said, the hotel is just a couple short blocks not only from most of the tourist attractions, but also the rail station. We were happy to be able to walk everywhere, avoiding extra transportation costs.

The staff was very helpful and friendly and let us check in early. They also recommended good eats and activities during our stay.

If you are on a budget (or just don't want to spend a fortune on a hotel room in Bergen), this is not a bad place to stay. You won't find luxury here, but you will get a good night's sleep. Which is probably all you really need. Just set your expectations appropriately.

Room Tip: The elevator seems to have broken, so choosing a lower floor will help you from having to drag your...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hotel was very clean with chic decor (paintings, vases, etc.) -- quite a nice surprise since the neighbourhood was not too spiffy. Great location, large room (#303) with two windows that open (onto the street). Nice lighting, chairs, double bed and large bathroom. Hangars and coat hooks -- handy on rainy days. Nice staff at front desk and easy proximity to some nice walking -- parks / gardens, university, Fish Market, funiculaire, stores, etc.Beware the noise from the street level disco -- can certainly affect your sleep quality !

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the back and no higher than the fourth floor unless your baggage is very li...
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wounderfull location, with elevator, easy reachable hotel. Considering the price range in Bergen and the acomodation quality in general, this hotel offers more than a suitible option! will recomend it with no hasitations.

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1  Thank Annamusht
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Ok hotel but extremely noisy during the night due to a pub/disco beside the hotel. Good lactation. Lift only until fourth floor and five floors with rooms (last floor without lift). No breakfast. Nice hotel for 1 or 2 nights.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Rooms are small but clean and well maintained. Great location, easy walk from train station and bus stop for the airport. But the noise from the disco... unbelievably bad. On the second floor the vibration was so bad there were waves in a cup of water. The entire room shook. Be prepared.

Room Tip: Get a room on the upper floors.
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Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited this hotel at Christmas time. Great location. 10 minutes walk from the bus stop from/to the airport. 10 minutes walk from the city centre. The local shops at the same street nearby.
Very nice, comfortable, clean and tidy hotel. I asked for the rooms on the top floor because of the comments about the noise from the night club located on the ground floor and it was fine. Quite spacious and comfy rooms. Very nice bathroom. Flat screen TV. Comfy beds. The reception staff very kind and helpful. Compared to the prices in Norway definitely value for money. Please be aware that at Christmas time nearly everything is closed in Norway and there's no restaurant / bar in this hotel. But you can find '7 eleven' shops around open till late and serving simple fast food.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Tom F
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Not really close to the ferry station and train station, but it is still one of the best hotel in Bergen for money.

The room are bright and spacious and which does not reflect to the naming of "Basic". Bathroom very clean.

Walking distance to the shopping street and "Den Nationale scene".

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SeanXM
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Additional Information about Basic Hotel Bergen

Address: Haakonsgaten 27, Bergen 5015, Norway
Location: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 49 Hotels in Bergen
Price Range: $83 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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