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“Stylish hotel within budget”
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Basic Hotel Bergen
Ranked #26 of 49 Hotels in Bergen
Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Stylish hotel within budget”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Situated close to the city center. Easy to find everything around. Restaurants, malls, shops, supermarket, convenience store, and several kebab shops. We did not spend any money on city transport as the city center that we explored were easily walkable from the hotel.

We arrived early in the morning and got an SMS notification about our booking that we could check in earlier. It really helped as we need a place to rest after our overnight journey by train. The receptionist is friendly and efficient that we can have an early check in.

The hotel is not big, but stylish inside. It has a good size of lift and good security features right from the front door. We need the our room key card to open the front door, the door to the corridor of the rooms and finally to the bed room.

We have got a good deal for booking a double room with private bathroom. It was the cheapest rate we could find in our search. I think our type of room is the smallest type of double room. The room is stylish, new-looking, and very clean. The bed room we had was small about 2.5x2.5 m2, excluding a spacious bathroom. With a queen size bed, the remaining space was quite small. It will be even more difficult to move around if you have large luggage. What else are provided in the room? A working table and chair, TV with few channels, small fridge, heater, mirror, a short horizontal pole to hang the cloths with hangers (instead of cupboard), kettle and cups. The linen and the towels were clean. The soap and toilet tissue were provided.

We stayed there for 1 night. We have a pleasant stay there. I would recommend this hotel for those who would look for basic accommodation within budget.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Really cool design. Room was small, but very comfortable with everything you could need.
Fantastic location - very central and not noisy.
Wifi was good.
Really good price - even by Norwegian standards - that is saying something.
I checked in late (23:00) and had been given directions of how to access the hotel and my key - it all worked seamlessly.
I only saw one staff member, briefly, during my 2 night stay - but I had no need to interact with them.
Shampoo etc not provided so bring your own.
Room is not tidied every day - so hang your towel up!
No restaurant / bar - but lots of places nearby. Definitely would recommend. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank thirtysomething76
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San Jose, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2011

This centrally-located hotel is a great bargain find in an otherwise expensive city. The hotel is stylish, clean, and feels as if you paid more than you did. The rooms are quite small, but offer everything that you might need, incl. a comfortable bed and a great shower (daily cleaning is however not included). It was possible to purchase a voucher to get breakfast at a hotel down the street, but we opted to just take coffee and a croissant at one of the many nearby cafes. Since Bergen is a quite small, and walk-friendly town, it is difficult not to be in a good location, but Basic Hotel is in a seemingly attractive part of town, with lots of restaurants, bars, and shops. Overall, a great bargain find that I would surely stay at again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank stickan84
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

The hotel is newly renovated and has everything that I need for a hotel stay. Location is excellent! It is a short walk (10mins) to Bryggen, and almost everything else in Bergen (museum/train station). There are also some nice cafes and bread shop and supermarket just opposite the hotel. Room is not the biggest, but clean and bath room decent. Only down side is that it is next a pub and can get noisy at about 2am... Will definitely stay at this hotel again if I visit Bergen again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank winktink
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Haugesund
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Very nice boutiqe style, design hotel. Excellent location and good value.
The price was very cheap compare to other options and we where very impressed
with the standard. Daily cleaning is not included, but that was informed by check-in by a
very friendly receptionist and suited us allright. Breakfast is available at a nearby hotel, but we just jused the fridge in the room and bougth coffee ( only NOK 10 ) at the hotel. We hope to come back and will sure recomend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank A D
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

we arrived late (around midnight) and we had sent them a msg before letting them know we were coming at that time so they had programmed our credit card with a 4-digit-number so that we could swap it outside to open the main door and then press the 4-digit number to get our key card with the room number written on it.
It was perfect. A bit noisy outside because Bergen is a students town but the room was ok, as well as the bathroom. Nothing fancy. No breakfast. Just what you need for an ok sleep.
The receptionist was very kind.
Thank u.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Bruna2005
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Gujarat, India
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

We stayed here in June 2011 for two nights while on a holiday in Norway.
The hotel was very neat and clean but the rooms were very small. There was a small fridge and a kettle in the room. They do not have a cafe or a restaurant but we were warned of this in advance so we were prepared. We reached there late in the night but before 11 pm so there was a lady at the reception to assist us.

It is OK for a short stay though not very good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank indiantraveller61
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Property: Basic Hotel Bergen
Address: Haakonsgaten 27, Bergen 5015, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 49 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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