Hostels in Bergen, Norway

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Get to know Bergen (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bergen. To help you make friends with Bergen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Bergen is the 2nd most populous city in Norway (there are about 260,000 residents). The city dates back to the 11th century, and is very well known for its great outdoors activity possibilities and culture. The city was formerly Norway's administrative capital.

Bergen is served by its own airport (Bergen Airport Flesland, BGO). There is a railway that connects Bergen with Oslo, and there are some scenic views on the Bergen end of that trip. If you're on a tight budget, you might want to take a bus to Bergen, although it is not the most time-effective option. There are also some ferry services.

Hostels in Bergen are of good quality. Like most of Norway, the standard of living is very high and the prices are also a bit on the higher side. You'll be looking at about 25 euros for a dorm bed, and more for double / twin rooms. Bergen hostel owners and staff speak English and are a great source of information and tips when planning your trip in and around Bergen.

The Bergen city center is fairly compact so your best bet is to just walk around to see the sights. There is a public transport system (which includes buses and light rail, for example) available, should you need to utilize it.

There are plenty of sights to see when you stay at a Bergen hostel: the downtown area is great to start from. If you're interested in art and museums, you'll find plenty of those in Bergen.

Written by local enthusiast for Bergen hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bergen hostels Miika

FAQ about Bergen Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bergen. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bergen. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Bergen costs on average $33 for a dorm. A hostel in Bergen with private rooms costs on average $121. shows all 6 Hostels in Bergen. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Your Packing List for Bergen

Your Packing List for Bergen

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bergen and Norway.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Bergen Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bergen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$33 Average dorm price
$121 Average private room price
$27 Cheapest hostel in Bergen
Intermission Hostel is the cheapest
8.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Bergen - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bergen. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bergen. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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