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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Strange place and vibe; Not ideal for solo tourists wanting to meet people. Bit of an odd crowd but would be more suitable for groups and couples. Definitely opt for the smaller rooms if possible, they have good facilities. Not a whole of choice in Oslo for hostels unfortunately

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location - short walk to the train station and local attractions. The staff was helpful. The facilities are clean but average - there is only one bathroom for a dorm of 8, and they charge you to rent linen. The wifi in the room was *very* spotty.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anker hostel has a fairly central location, which is nice. As is the Norwegian way, they charge extra for literally everything. They charge extra for bed linen - but if you don't use bed linen, you get fined - and no, sleeping bags do not count as bed linen. So this is an obvious scam because what kind of hostel-goer...

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Schaffhausen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I stayed in Anker Hostel I met a variety of people. Some of them were quite strange. I had to change the room after I felt really uncomfortable in the first one, because there were some really creepy people in there. As i travelled a lot I'm used to all kind of travellers, but I felt an unease so...

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Lodz, Poland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Clean and frendly hostel. Spacy rooms with minimalistic but functional furniture. 5 min walk to city center. Very helpfull and nice stuff. Kitchenette in room. For the minus is that bed linen and towel are extra paid. You can not use sleeping bag. General impression very positif.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stay total 3 nights in Anker Hostel, It's nice lobby. Staff is nice. Room is good but Wifi is quite bad. The Wifi is found only 1st Fl.. Dont have a public kitchen. not convinence to cook. the kicthen utensil have to pay deposit for rent, the bed sheet have to pay for rent. It's very near the bus...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Anker Hostel definitely does its job as a hostel - you have everything you need, a clean room, a bathroom and a little kitchen unit. The staff is friendly but seems a bit "cold" just like the rest of the hostel which was totally fine by me since I just stayed here for a few days with a friend...

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I stayed here during a 3 day visit in Oslo. I was surprise that my room has a kitchenette inside: so practical when you're travelling on a budget. The bathroom is also in the room. My room was big, but has no lockers or space for leaving our luggage. But, it wasn't neccesary because the room was big enough for...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 20 October 2016

There aren't too many hostels in Oslo, however this one is a reasonable priced one. Location is good even though the feel is more like a hotel. The stay was comfortable, the staff friendly and they have an awesome terrace bar where you can sit and chill with a few beers !!

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Lidingo, Sweden
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was in a room for 8, the place was clean enough, with a bathroom in the room and basic kitchen amenities. Walking distance to the city centre. Poor wifi, very unstable. You have to pay NOK 50 extra for bed linen, unless you bring your own. The reception area is a bit misleading though, the rest isn't that modern...

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Anker Hostel is a modern hostel situated in the center of Oslo.8 minutes walking distance from Oslo central station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anker Hostel

Address: Storgata 55, Oslo 0182, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Price Range: £44 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Anker Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“lower room is the best,Near Wifi router.”
 of 5 bubbles nuchnartv, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a private room. You'll pay just a little more, but you'll have more privacy and sleep better.”
 of 5 bubbles SeattleNwdude, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lower floors have better wifi reception.”
 of 5 bubbles lauraniriada, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own bed linen.”
 of 5 bubbles jmadej, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the wifi sucks”
 of 5 bubbles itsols, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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