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How to book Marken Gjestehus?
Congrats, you just found the coolest hostel in Bergen, Norway. Now, what about your booking?
Check out the official website of Marken Gjestehus. Why? There you can get the lowest prices!
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Good to know: Booking the 5 Star Hostels on their official website is the cheapest and safest place to book.
Location of Marken Gjestehus
Simply put: AWESOME location! It is located right in the heart of Bergen, just 250m from the train station and close to the harbor. It’s a very convenient location as you have plenty of restaurants, shops, and cafés around. It goes without saying, if you arrive by car, you cannot park very close to the hostel unless you pay for a parking spot.
Hostel Marken Gjestehus can be easily reached by foot from both the train station and ferry port. Take the street called "Marken" and turn right to the street "Tverrgaten". You will find there Marken Gjestehus down that street on your left hand side.Marken Gjestehus, Kong Oscars Gate 45 Bergen, Hordaland
All room types at Marken Gjestehus
Private Room Types available: Single room, Double Room, Triple room with bathroom
Shared Room Types available: 4-Bed Dorm, 8-Bed Dorm, 10-Bed Dorm
Not sure what room to pick? Our guides will help you to decide:
Guide to hostels
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Marken Gjestehus is a beautiful, stylish hostel in the city center. Welcome to the full review of the best hostel in Bergen and Norway.
This is your answer to where to stay in Bergen on a budget and as a backpacker.
Literally, Marken Gjestehus is located just 250m from the main train station and the pier.
The private rooms and dorms are spacious and decorated in a warm natural theme. We especially like the cozy atmosphere that comes with this hostel.
We had a closer look and share why this is on top all best hostels in Bergen.
All kind of travelers are welcome at Marken Gjestehus, looking for a cozy, friendly hostel to stay – the perfect starting point to explore Norway. There must be a reason why Marken Hostel receives many awards for its outstanding hostel, right?!
In fact, year after year Marken Gjestehus is awarded as “the best hostel in Norway”.
Are you also visiting Oslo? Then make sure you read our guide to best hostels in Oslo, Norway.
Before we start, pack smart…
Remember to pack accordingly for staying in a hostel – yet, do not overpack.
Hostel Marken Gjestehus in Bergen in a review
Let us have a closer look around and see why Marken is on top of all best hostels in Bergen Norway.
In the process, we also wrote a big, handmade guide to the best things to do in Bergen, Norway.
Have a look as well at all the amazing 5 Star Hostels in Europe.
A beautiful option in nearby Reykjavik, Iceland is KEX Hostel – well worth a visit.
1. Sustainable : Locally managed and local suppliers
Marken Gjestehus is a locally managed accommodation, opened its doors back in 1997 with 12 rooms and 36 beds.
In 2002, 2009 and 2017 again the hostel expanded, and nowadays the hostel has 30 rooms with a total of 106 beds.
As mentioned, the best hostel in Bergen is locally managed, and the hostel works with local tour operators, offering fun and quality tours in and outside the city.
2. Nature-Theme Style
The Marken hostel is stylish and modern and the rooms just got a makeover.
The team wants to give the feeling of the the rooms like a “jewelbox” , for the guests to enjoy. The rooms have wallpapers in Scandinavian Surface, a provider that use elements from the Norwegian nature.
The whole idea of the hostel is that you can have good and inspiring design even though it is made on budget.
A stylish common area invites you to meet fellow travelers and play board games.
The walls are decorated in a nature-theme, reflecting the close relation between Norway and its environment – we like that!
3. Homely plus the perfect location
The home-style design, easy-going atmosphere combined with the Marken Gjestehus team’s friendly nature makes your stay here unique and comfortable. Just like at home.
People staying at this backpacker hostel in Bergen especially love the atmosphere of being open and friendly.
Whether you want to get some Bergen recommendations from the staff, or want to connect to other travelers in the common area – an inviting space!
4. Cozy is king
Marken Gjestehus offers accommodation for everyone from corporate clients, families and backpackers, and is also suitable for school classes, sports teams and groups.
Every kind of traveler in every age who looking for the best possible way to stay in Bergen is welcome.
Together with the staff, they are all part of creating that special homely and cozy atmosphere that characterizes this modern hostel!
The accommodation features common facilities as a kitchen, living room and TV room, and of course if you need to check your email, there are PCs with free WiFi for all guests.
In the same building there is an external bar providing
- pool billiard
- dart and
Sounds like fun? Check it out with your fellow hostel mates!
Are you a beer lover?
Then join as well this beer trail in Norway during your travels.
5. 100% local tips – the Staff
The staff is welcoming and will give you 100% local tips on what to do in and around Bergen.
Within the reception hours you can ask for recommendations on what to do in Bergen and if you like, the tourist information is also located just 5 min walk from the hostel.
You will also find useful information at the hostels black board/ information wall about newest events.
And if you fancy a few local tips for Bergen before you hit the road, read through our 27 best things to do in Bergen, Norway.
Update: Check out this cute short hostel story from Marken Guesthouse.
There you have it. A wonderful place to stay and a beautiful city and region to explore.
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Promo Code for Marken Gjestehus
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How to book Marken Gjestehus?
Check out the official website of Marken Gjestehus.
Remember, the official website of 5 Star Hostels is the cheapest and safest place to book!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries
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