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“Great value - central location”
Review of Basic Hotel Bergen

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Basic Hotel Bergen
Ranked #23 of 46 Hotels in Bergen
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“Great value - central location”
Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

Basic hotel has stylish rooms and good bed. NOK995 is pretty good for a hotel in central Bergen. Important to notice that they don't offer breakfast (you can get a coupon to a nearby hotel for NOK130) and they are not always present in the reception. Also note that free parking in Bergen is impossible. Parking at Grieghallen is recommended when staying at Basic. NOK180 per 24h.

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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We stayed in an economy double room. It had a reasonable amount of space and a good tv with an easy chair, as wells as desk, chair, fridge and kettle.

You do have to pay for cleaning or extra clean towels. No coffee or tea, so bring some or buy a coffee from the machine for 10nok.

Close to walk to from the Hurtigruten, and short walk to the airport bus stop near the radius on Norge. Close to walk to the fish market. And right near to the kino cinema (English movies) and the godt brot bakery which has good coffee and filled rolls.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Compared to other Norwegian hotels of similar price it's not really any more basic. They don't clean the rooms on short stays - unless you ask - but that's no problem. The room had a kettle, but no tea or coffee (there is a machine in the stairwell) and no beakfast in the hotel. Reception isn't always manned, but staff respond quickly when called. But otherwise similar to most hotels in the price range.
Room spacious and clean. Staff very helpful. I left my bag overnight for a side trip to the fjords and it was waiting in my new room on my return.
It's a little way from the centre (about 10 minutes walk) but for me well placed between the railway station and the Hurtigruten terminal. Supermarket and pub just across the road.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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CWB
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Decent bed, nice shower, central location, small price and no service at all... That's the proposal... And they deliver it perfectly...

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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san francisco
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

nice flat screen TV and modern decor. working electric how water pot for tea in you room.Bed was comfortable, shower was nice and hot. the location was a little far from the harbor but if you are taking the bus back to the airport the next morning the bus will pick you up right outside of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Good sized room and great location for exploring Bergen but double glazing is poor so could hear music from local bar all night. Hotel happy to look after bags after checking out next day which was useful.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed in a double room for 3 nights at Basic Hotel Bergen over the 17th of May festivities. Check-in was a breeze; we were even able to check in and get our room early! Payment is due upon arrival. The front door is always locked and guests are provided a key card in order to enter the hotel.

The location is great. Central Bergen is quite small and most areas such as Bryggen, Fisketorget, the train station, and the Floibanen Funnicular are accessible on foot.

The hotel is fairly new. The décor inside is “mod cute” with inspirational sayings throughout the walls and inside the rooms. Our room was extremely clean and of a decent size. Amenities included a hair dryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, water kettle, a small refrigerator, and fresh towels. Liquid soap in a dispenser is provided inside the bathroom.

Everything about the room was great, except maybe that there seemed to be a lack of power outlets. There was only one easily accessible in our room. We found another behind the bed, but had to move around the furniture a little in order to access it.

Coffee is also available on every floor for 10 kroner.

It sometimes got very noisy outside, but that may have had something to do with the holiday. There is also a sports bar on the corner down the street that can get loud at night.

I think the only reason this hotel calls itself “basic” is that towels and sheets are not changed every day, but that is about it. (Room cleaning and fresh towels/sheets are available for an additional fee upon request.)

In summary, this is a wonderful hotel. It may have the word “basic” in its name, but it is definitely a great hotel with great staff and great prices and should be highly considered when looking for accommodations in Bergen.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Basic Hotel Bergen
Address: Haakonsgaten 27, Bergen 5015, Norway
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Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 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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