Welcome to your detailed guide for Bergen hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Bergen, Norway. Compare prices for Bergen hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Bergen? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Bergen alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Bergen. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Miika
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 $34 for a dorm. A hostel in Bergen with private rooms costs on average $165.
Hostelz.com shows all 7 Hostels in Bergen. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Marken Gjestehus is the best hostel in Bergen for families.
HI - Bergen Montana Hostel is the best hostel in Bergen for groups.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 7 hostels in Bergen, Norway.
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!
Bergen is a great place to visit for those who love hiking on rocky, treeless mountains with amazing 360' views and gorgeous, long-lasting sunsets. There is a variety of activities for city lovers and nature lovers alike, with a decent transportation system and great trails. The boat trip to the Fjords is well worth the price and affords views of the colorful houses, beautiful mountain scenery, and deep blue water that is the essence of Norway.
Bergen is the most beautiful place in Norway! I was traveling around the country last summer and Bergen was the best part of my journey. Although it's the second city of Norway, it's peaceful, clean, and it seems more like a little town than a city! I recommend to visit the Bergen Bryggen -- incredible, the pretty little streets with its wood houses -- and go up Mount Floi with the Floibanen (incredible sightseeing of the whole city). Yes, Bergen is expensive, as are all the places in Norway. I ate sandwiches and salads with ingredients I bought in the supermarket to save money, but a few times I ate out for "cheap" price -- in Scotsman (the cheapest beer in Bergen, with good ambience and fine food) and in Peppe's Pizza (enormous dishes for reasonable price, I recommend to share a dish for two people, because my friend and I never could finish a dish by ourselves, and it has a nice pavement café). It rains a lot but I think it gives the city a dreamlike atmosphere, like if you were in a fairytale. You have to go there! You'll enjoy your visit.
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.