The Best Hostels in Bergen, Norway, in the City Center

Bergen is Norway's second largest city, but maintains its small-town charm. Tourists from all over the world come here for the many offerings the city has to offer, like, access to the seven mountains surrounding the city center, the Hanseatic Wharf, the fish market, several spectacular fjords, and one of Norway's biggest cultural events, the Bergen International Festival, which is held there each year. Its offerings of museums, art galleries, cultural events and dining opportunities, as well as the possibilities offered by its accessible sea and mountains make Bergen a lively and vibrant city. Whichever of the many opportunities in Bergen piques your interest, there is a budget-friendly accommodation for you. If you're looking to be close to the city-center action or want to wake up and hit the hiking trails, one of these accommodations is bound to fit your needs without breaking the bank.
How much do hostels in Bergen cost?
Average Dorm Price $31 ($27 to $35)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $62 ($55 to $70)

A Great Hostel for Backpackers and Budget Travelers

Dorm Bed: NOK220.00
Overall Rating: 85%
Nedre Korskirkealmenning 4 , Bergen Norway
This hostel has an excellent location right in the city center. It is nearby the famous fish market, old town, and tram up Mount Floyen. It is also close to many major attractions, shops, and restaurants. There are common areas to enjoy, including a fully equipped kitchen and a roof terrace with views overlooking the harbor. The hostel has rooms with anywhere from 1 to 6 beds, so you have your choice when staying here. Bed linens are included in the price, but you must either rent or bring a towel. The staff are friendly, but reception has limited hours. The location of this hostel is what's most appealing to travelers, so if you need a cheap place that's near all the attractions and tour departures, this is an excellent option.

A Quiet Hostel/Guesthouse for Backpackers and Budget Travelers

Dorm Bed: $34.93
Private Room: $27.52
Overall Rating: 89%
Kong Oscarsgt. 45 5017 , Bergen Norway
The Marken Gjestehus is a bit of a combination between a guesthouse and hostel. It has inexpensive prices and is centrally located, very close to the train station, bus station, and old town, so it is a great option if you're planning to stay in Bergen and want to be near the popular sights. Because it is a mixture of hostel and guesthouse, it doesn't have the traditional feel of a hostel. The atmosphere here is a little different. It is generally quieter than a hostel and a bit more on the laid back side. There are 22 rooms in total varying between 1 to 10 beds in each. It is spacious with plenty of shower and toilet facilities and comfortable beds. The facilities include free linen, but you must either rent a towel or bring one. The Marken Gjestehus is very clean, which many enjoy, and has a great staff. The reception availability is limited, but they are more than willing to make arrangements for special times if you contact them in advance.

An Affordable and Quiet Hotel for Backpackers and Budget Travelers

Private Room: $80.05
Overall Rating: 77%
Hakonsgaten 27 , Bergen Norway
This hotel is a great budget friendly alternative to hostels. All rooms have a fridge, kettle, comfortable bed, and a private bathroom. All linens and towels are included here and it is in a great location in the city center. The rooms are clean and quiet and the staff is very friendly, but reception hours are limited. Because it is a hotel instead of a hostel, you're less likely to meet people hanging out in the lobby, but if you're looking for a nice, quiet place, this is a great option.

A Family-Friendly Hostel Away from Old Town

Dorm Bed: $27.22
Private Room: $35.20
Overall Rating: 92%
Johan Blyttsvei 30 , Bergen Norway
The Montana Youth and Family hostel is located on the hillside of Mount Ulriken. Members of Hosteling International receive a 10% discount on the nightly fee. There's a great view overlooking Bergen city center from the hostel and there are several hiking paths located near the hostel. The stay does not include linens or towels, but you are welcome to rent some from the property or bring your own. The Montana Youth and Family hostel also offers bikes to rent so you can ride into the city center, and they have free parking if you're driving. They have free internet, a TV lounge, foosball, table tennis, and a nice gym to keep you busy. Breakfast is free and the kitchen is open to everyone for making other meals on site. This hostel is popular among hikers because of its location on the hillside near the hiking trails, but if you're mostly interested in exploring the city, this is probably not the best option as public transit is not the best to get to and from the city. The staff here are friendly, but especially during off-season (October-April) there is a strict 10:00 pm check in.
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