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Anker Hostel - Oslo

2 star Hostel Oslo

Storgata 55, west side - Oslo

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from NOK 620 .68
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A 10-minute walk from Oslo's main street, the Anker Hostel offers budget 2 star Oslo accommodation within a short walk or tram ride of the city's most famous sights, such as the Royal Palace, as well as major concert venues like the Oslo Spektrum and the Norwegian Opera. It is also incredibly easy to reach as all trains and buses from Oslo Gardermoen and Torp Airports arrive at Oslo Central Station or Central Bus Station, both in close proximity to the Anker Hostel.

The Anker Hostel is a great place to stay for Oslo backpackers as well as anybody who is searching for a cheap holiday in the Norwegian capital. Here you will find no-frills accommodation that is comfortable and clean as well as all of those cannot-live-without items that are a real pain to carry around, such as towels, bedlinen, pillows and duvets. However, please remember that no sleeping bags are allowed.

There is a comfy lounge at the Anker Hostel in Olso which has a PC with broadband internet access and a café bar serving hot and cold drinks (including both soft drinks, beer and wine), as well as light meals, such as pizzas, lasagne and waffles, topped with Norwegian brown cheese. You can also purchase sweets, telephone cards, toiletries, the Oslo card and stamps from reception. Furthermore, alarm clocks can be borrowed from reception upon the payment of a deposit as well as pots and pans to use in the communal kitchen. All in all, a one-stop backpacker's shop! 
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Guest Rating 6.4 Fair
Based on 40 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Anker Hostel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Anker Hostel

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Lift/elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Laundry room
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Private parking
  • Ski room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Meeting Room

Know before you go

Guests planning to check in to this hotel should be aware that bed linens are not provided. Linens may be rented or guests may bring their own bed linens. No sleeping bags allowed.

Cancellation deadline: the day before arrival. For cancellations on the day of arrival, one night will be charged.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: NOK 235 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Anker Hostel is also known as

Anker Hotel Oslo
Anker Hotel

6.3

Clean

6.0

Location

6.9

Quiet

7.2

Spacious

6.4

Service

Anker Hostel reviews

5.2 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Dirty and worn-out rooms. The only good thing is the loww price.

1.0
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Horrible place...is not clean, the bathroom was dirty and you have to pay extra money if you want pillows or blankets. It is expensive and dirty.

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

It is a very good, clean hotel in an ideal location with reasonable price and great service! I will surely stay at this hotel again when I go to Oslo.

5.1 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

I found lift out of order from 3 days and our room was at 7th floor! The staff give me (paying!) only one towel, and I had to pay also blankets.In the room there was nothing to warm water for tea.

1.3
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

a dirty hostel; stock beds for 8 persons

7.4 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

All that you would expect from a good quality hostel. Rooms was clean, security was good, location great.very good value for money

7.2 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

It was a nice location, not far from the city center, and the staff was very nice and helpful. We forgot all our documents in the room and have called in around 4 hours after check-out and they managed to find our stuff and gave it to my husband when he returned to the Anker Hostel (coming all the way from Göteborg :-(( ). We got an entire 8 beds room just for us (3 persons), it was clean and overall ok for a hostel, but the price is rather high for this type of accommodation. But I suppose it has to be like that in Oslo, everything is super-expensive there...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

I loved the staff, competent and friendly, They helped me to find other hotel because I'd booked only 2 night at Anker and they didn't have rooms availables for other days.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

I made the booking on line and I booked a doble room but when we arrived they give us a room for 8 people. The room was just for us but we had separet beds. They left 6 bed place and they tell people that the hostel was full for the night (?) The toilet wasn't really clean.

3.5
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Me and my family we are used to stay in hostels. In Oslo we were very disappointed about the standard of the hostel. First of all, the whole hostel is very dirty and I didn´t see anybody who was cleaning the rooms or the staircase. We had a very large room, but the furmiture was in a very bad state. There wasn´t anything in the kitchen, although there was one in the room. The Prices in Oslo are high and it´s really hard to find a cheap hotel, but nevertheless the anker hostel is not a good alternative.

6.3 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Too expansive for the services offered

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

We were looking for an economical place to stay in Oslo for a single night, and found the Anker Hostel to be clean, efficient and reasonably central, although the walk from the train station took us through a rather seedy area. We had booked a double room but were put in a dorm room with lots of bunk beds, which was much more space than we needed, but was not a problem. There was a lot of noise from outside through the night, which was unfortunate, and not really the hostels fault, Otherwise we were happy enough with the room and would stay there again if travelling on a tight budget.

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

VERY SPARTAN, ALTHOUGH CLOSE TO THE CENTRAL STATION, BUT NOT VERY NICE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PEOPLE.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

ideal for short staying, good position near the centre and the station, employees are kind

7.6 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

In relation to other kinds of accomodation in Oslo, this hostel is a cheap and quite good possibility to stay. Especially if you stay just a couple of days in Oslo, because it´s quite close to the city-centre and the most important things you can reach by walking. Our double-room was fine, quiet and clean. The only real problem was the welcoming: The stuff sent us to the wrong buildung (the hostel is connected with accomodation-buildings for students, and our room was there). When we came back and asked again for the right way, he insisted to be right. So we tried again - without success. Finally - with the help of another employee, we found the right building, which of course was somewhere else. Altogether, we spent more than 1 hour to search for our room in the late evening because of incompetent stuff ... and nobody said sorry for this. So in general this hostel is a good and cheap possiblity for your stay in Oslo - but don´t trust the stuff if they send you to "House No. 5" in the middle of the night ...

6.7 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Overall our stay was okay. But the rooms where not very clean, though acceptable. The stairs and elevators looked 100 years old and didn't have an friendly appearance. The doors are heavy and make a lot of noise when opened or closed. We read on the internet that the staff was rude and not friendly, but we have a different opinion. The staff was helpful and not rude at all. The neighbourhood is not the best one. There are a lot of people on the streets, often togehter in groups. It didn't make us feel very safe, although nothing bad happened. If you want to go to Oslo, it is acceptable to stay in the Anker Hostel, but there are a lot of better hostels in the world.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We're an italian couple and we stayed in Anker for 3 days, The hotel is quite clean and there are many people, is near to the city centre (500mt-1 km). Very good for all person.

4.7 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Col senno di poi abbiamo capito che era meglio fittare una camera in B&B, almeno avevamo lenzuola e colazione incluse nel prezzo(già alto per quanto offre). Non tutte le camere sono spaziose,coperte sporchissime con macchie, il noleggio delle lenzuola è quindi d'obbligo se non si vuole dormire sulla sporcizia e su un materasso con una copertura blu altrettanto sporca. Comodità del wifi free (solo a piano terra)e della fermata di tram e bus proprio di fronte all'ostello. Sicuramente se torneremo ad Oslo alloggeremo altrove.

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • South Africa

This is a clean and inexpensive (by Norwegian standards) hostel. Not in the best part of town but close to the railway station and the bus to the museums stopped practically right outside, so it was a very convenient location. The shower was strong and hot - just what we needed. It was nice to have our own bathroom. It is possible to walk to the palace and the central part of town from the Anker Hostel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Stupendo, in pieno centro, camere pulite e bagno ampio, ottima colazione per 55 nok, ci ritornerei al volo!!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The new opera house is a thing of beauty. Bring your wireless laptop, you wont miss anything at home. The staff is warm and friendly, they know Oslo.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

clean, cheap, friendly accomodation near to the center.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

5.3 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

7.0 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

4.1 Ordinary
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

6.2 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

2.7
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

4.4 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

2.5
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

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7.0 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

3.8
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

3.9
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Anker Hostel offers 115 guest rooms with climate control. Business travelers visiting the Central Oslo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms are outfitted with showers.

Accommodation Services

  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Anker Hostel

By car
From the E18 Motorway: follow signs for Gjøvik, take a left turn at the second roundabout. At the first traffic lights, take a right turn onto Christian Krogh Street. Follow this street until the end and you will see the Anker Hotel Best Western straight ahead. The Hostel reception is located to the left of the hotel.

By train
From the square in front of Oslo Central Railway Station: take tram nos. 12, 13 or 15; or bus nos. 30, 31 or 32. Get off at the Hausmannsgate stop just outside the hostel.

By airplane
From Oslo Airport Gardermoen: take the Airport Express Train from Gardermoen Airport to the Central Train Station, which takes about 20 minutes. You can also take the airport bus.
From Sandefjord Torp Airport: take the airport shuttle from Torp Airport to Oslo Bus Station.

Distances from Anker Hostel

Jewish Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Kulturkirken JAKOB - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
DogA Norwegian Design and Architecture Centre - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Popsenteret - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Rockefeller Music Hall - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Oslo School Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Oslo Spektrum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Intercultural Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Oslo Botanic Garden - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Oslo City Shopping Centre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Byporten Shopping Centre - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Norwegian Scout Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Jernbanetorget - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Trinity Church - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Supreme Court of Norway - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Anker Hostel is Oslo (OSL) - 36.2 km / 22.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Anker Hostel

  • Private parking