I get what Basic Hotel Bergen is trying to do - no fuss no muss accommodation relatively close to Brrygen and other attractions.
Walked from Bergen train station to the hotel, was a good 10-15 minutes walk past the park and over cobblestoned roads. Not the most pleasant for pulling a wheely bag.
Checked into room and immediately spotted a stray long curly black hair on the floor in the middle of the room. Safe to say, I kept my shoes on for the rest of the stay there. Wooden floors just felt grubby and in severe need for a good vacuum and mop.
Nightclub/bar next door which was a noise issue to most TAs, but I simply turned my TV on a loud volume to compensate. Slept through the night fine.
I noted they stated cleaning is not done everyday and you have to pay a supplement if you would like additional cleaning services. But they need more regular cleaning, especially after checkouts!
Wifi worked fine. Flybussenbergen (red) bus to airport has stops walking distance from hotel but on the occasion that I tried to catch one, me and 2 other girls waited 15-20 mins past the scheduled bus arrival time before the girls decided to walk to catch the Flybussen (blue) bus to the airport instead. They were kind enough to let me follow them to the other stop. It was 100NOK vs 90NOK for the red bus. Can't say anything positive about the reliability of the red airport shuttle busses from my experience.
It was an economical stay for one night and especially in a town as expensive as Bryggen, it is a reasonably cost-effective option. Just bring house slippers
- 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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