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Bergen YMCA Hostel
ADEN
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I will be back again”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This hostel is located in the heart of the city and everything is surrounding you specially the fish market which has a delicious Salamon... waw. it has people from variety of countries who i set with and talk in the TV room and exchange ideas and experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Assis, SP
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The hostel has some facilities such as kitchen and wi-fi (although it wasn't working properly when I tried to connect it). The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and tidy. But the best feature of this place is the location: right in the center of the town and close to the main attractions of the city.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The rooms were fairly clean, the bed sheets had dried blood on them though. The location is fantastic but the 4 bed dorm I stayed in was incredibly cramped. I'd probably stay here again but only because theres no better options

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This was a very suprising and disappointing experience. The hostel might be in an amazing spot but it does not make up for the low quality of everything else. I am an experienced traveller and have stayed at plenty of hostels all over the world - this was one of the worst ones: for the 12 bed(mixed) dorm, the showers are in the basement, they are tiny, they seem to keep od furniture there, hair all Over the floor, simply disgusting. The two large dorm rooms are next to each other and not seperated by a wall but by something like a wooden curtain, you can hear everybody snoring and talking on the otherside asweel as in your room so you might aswell sleep in a 24 bed dorm. The kitchen is tiny, none of the computers in the common area worked and the staff is at times a bit moody. Not at all recommended. You might save a few kronas, but it will cost you the quality of your stay in bergen. Go somewhere else!!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The best thing about Bergen is lack of hostel for bag-packers. Fortunately It was YMCA available in the City Center. The location is awesome. If you like the Fish you are welcome. Well cool breeze from the harbor, good connectivity, clean and sound proof from noise outside.

Wifi-Works pretty fine. :-)

Recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a really good hostel for the price and location! We didn't realise until the next day how in the centre of Bergen we really were! Extremely pleased, especially if you want to go out at night and don't want to walk too far to the bars! (as we found out since it rained the first day we arrived!)

I stayed in the 6 bed dorms, there were 5 of us and luckily we didn't have another person in the room (not that that would have been a problem!)
We didn't find the rooms as small, as there is still enough floor space for everyone.
Bathroom was adequate but was very smelly when we arrived!
There are 2 rings for cooking, a kettle, a sink and a fridge in the room, however cooking is otherwise advised to the shared kitchen, which is still very small! Try to avoid the usual meal times as the whole of the YMCA will probably be cooking at that stage!

Large common room were you can eat, along with 2 pianos. Also, the YMCA has a storage room so when we checked out they were able to keep our bags safe!

Great for young backpackers!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Every time I visit Bergen I choose to sleep at this great hostel. It has everything a backpacker could want: good prices, friendly staff, amazing location, cozy common area and clean rooms. It is just perfect!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Bergen YMCA Hostel
Address: Nedre Korskirkeallmenningen 4, Bergen 5017, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Vågen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 Speciality Lodging in Bergen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bergen YMCA Hostel has a superb location in the city center, minutes from the main attractions! The rooms are bright and spacious, with en-suite facilities and kitchenettes. We offer single, double, 4 and 6 bedded rooms. Budget dorms are available during summer. Other facilities: Internet Cafe, WiFi, TV lounge and common rooms, guest kitchen and a roof terrace with incredible views over the harbour! We are open all year. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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