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“Clean, well located, no-frills hotel”
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Basic Hotel Bergen
Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Bergen
Saskatoon, Canada
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“Clean, well located, no-frills hotel”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I spent 3 nights here in July 2012.

Room: Had a standard double room on the 5th floor on the back of the hotel away from the street. I had read some reviews that mentioned noise, but this was a very quiet room. The room was a bit on the small size, with little room on either side of the bed. Being on the top floor, the slope of the roof cut into the size of the room on one side. The room had air conditioning but it wasn't needed during our stay. There was no closet space, just a single small drawer in each of the 2 bedside tables. Washroom had a very small stand-up shower with good water pressure.

Amenities: Free wi-fi was solid and fast. The room had a mini-fridge which helped with the very high food costs in Bergen. There is no breakfast at the hotel but there is a coffee machine on the 2nd floor. Cleaning of the rooms is not provided unless you're staying for more than 7 days or arrange for it for a fee.

Location: Just a few minutes walk to the harbour, I found this to be a great location. There is a grocery store one block away and numerous restaurants, bars and cafes within a few minutes walk. It is about a 10 minute walk to the bus/train stations.

Staff: There was an issue with our room key on check-in that was resolved promptly by a very friendly attendant on duty. The hotel doesn't always have staff on the desk (especially overnight), but you can reach staff via an intercom in the small lobby.

Overall: It's a very good value hotel in what is a very expensive town. By North American standards, this would be a 2 star hotel, but for three nights in Bergen, I found this to be a very clean, convenient hotel that offered good value compared to other options.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back of the hotel are quieter. Request one of these if you're a light sleeper
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

the hotel is not located in a particularly convenient location, the rooms were a fair size but not great, and the pillows were awful. they were much too soft, and we were told that extra pillows were chargeable. the hotel decor is very sleek and modern, which is a plus, but it's not worth the price overall.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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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.

  • Stayed July 2012
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

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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 #24 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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