Marken Gjestehus is a beautiful, stylish hostel in the city center of Bergen. Literally, Marken Gjestehus is located just 250m from the main train station and the pear. The private rooms and dorms at Marken Gjestehus Bergen are spacious and decorated in a warm natural theme. We especially like the cozy atmosphere that comes with this hostel.

The infobox on Marken Gjestehus

All kind of travelers are welcome at Marken Gjestehus, looking for a cozy, friendly hostel to stay in Bergen – the perfect starting point to explore Norway. Marken Gjestehus receives many awards for its outstanding hostel.

In fact, year after year Marken Gjestehus is awarded as “the best hostel in Norway”.

Now, there has to be a reason for that, right?! Let’s have a look and jump into the details why Marken Gjestehus in Bergen deserves the 5 Star Hostel award.

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Hostel Marken Gjestehus in Bergen in a review

This budget accommodation is a 5 Star Hostel, because …

1. Sustainable : Locally managed and local suppliers

Marken Gjestehus is a locally managed Hostel, opened its doors back in 1997 with 12 rooms and 36 beds. Both in 2002 and 2009 the hostel expanded, and nowadays the hostel has 22 rooms with a total of 73 beds.

As mentioned, Marken Gjestehus is locally managed, and the hostel works with local tour operators, offering fun and quality tours in and outside of Bergen.

Female dorm at Marken Guesthouse, the 5 Star Hostel in Bergen

2. Nature-Theme Style at Marken Gjestehus

The Marken hostel is stylish and modern and the rooms just got a makeover. The Marken 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!

Living Room at Marken Gjestehus

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 Marken Gjestehus 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 – Marken Gjestehus Hostel is an inviting space!

Hostel in Bergen Marken Gjestehus

4. Cozy is king! Marken Guesthouse Vibes

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 Marken Gjestehus – a modern hostel!

Private Room at Marken Guesthouse in Bergen

Marken Gjestehus has 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 as Marken Gjestehus there is an external bar providing

  • food,
  • billiard,
  • dart and
  • shuffleboards.

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.

Marken Gjestehus in Bergen, the perfect Hostel in Bergen

5. 100% local tips – the Staff

The staff at Marken Gjestehus 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, you can download the Geeky Guide for Bergen here.

Update: Check out this cute short hostel story from Marken Guesthouse

How to book Marken Gjestehus?

Check out the official website of Marken Gjestehus. Why? There you can get the lowest prices!

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Hostel Packing List

Now that you found this amazing hostel, make sure you pack the right away and the right things.

Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 smart items you need to pack.

The main things to pack are:

  1. earplugs
  2. eye mask
  3. key chain flashlight
  4. the right backpack, the Lowe Alpine Lightflite 40 Pack
  5. packing cubes
  6. generic padlock
  7. quick-dry travel towel
  8. universal power adapter
  9. travel-sized toiletries
  10. The hostel address – written down
Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List

FUN Things to do in Bergen, Norway

Remember to book your tickets to the most popular sights in advance.