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Anker Hostel is a big hostel in Oslo, fifteen minutes' walking from the train station.
The hostel is indeed near the city center. From the airport you can take the train; it takes about half an hour to reach the train station. From there it is around fifteen minutes' walking to the hostel, which is is quite easy to find. The area is not that great, as it is outside the shopping or clubbing part of the city, and it feels a bit dangerous at night.
Rooms and Bathrooms
It has four-bed rooms, both double and single ones. The four-bed rooms have a bathroom and a kitchenette inside. The room is very spacious and the beds are bunk beds. The mattresses are quite comfortable and large. No light is provided at each bed, which makes it difficult to read at night. The bathroom is fine -- it's quite large and with a nice shower that provides copious hot water. The rooms seem clean but a bit old. No lockers are provided next to the beds; they're downstairs near the lobby, and it is a bit uncomfortable to either bring your stuff up and down every time, or the leave your items unlocked near your bed. The kitchenette works well and all equipment for cooking is provided at the reception under the payment of a deposit, which you get back after you bring back the equipment. It is sometimes negative to have a kitchen inside the room, as the smell from the food stays and stinks inside the room.
There are not many common spaces in this hostel -- there's a rooftop, which is open only in summer, and a large sofa downstairs next to the lobby. There is also a foosball table in from of the reception, but it is quite challenging to socialize, as the ambience is small and it is more like a quick place to sit and wait for your turn at the counter, rather than spending time and chatting with other travelers.
All in all, this hostel makes it work, without offering anything that special. It is a fair place to stay if you just need to stay one or two nights in Oslo, and if you do not really care to have a sociable, fun hostel, but just a place to sleep. The location is also alright; it's not the best as it is not in the main center.
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Feb 11, 2019
We welcome people of all age groups to enjoy our international atmosphere and informal way of life!
At Anker Hostel you choose if you want to stay in a private room, or if you want to share with other in a dorm. If you want to rent bedlinen and towels or bring your own. Sleeping bag is not allowed. All rooms have private bath with toilette and shower.
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Location and Contact
• From OSL to Oslo Central station: • take the airport express train, or regular train, or bus. • Walking distance from Oslo Central station. • Find Storgata, and walk to number 55. • From Oslo central station, you can also take bus 30 to Hausmannsgate (2 stops).