Anker Apartment - An Alternative Hotel For Budget Travelers In Oslo

Review of Anker Apartment - Hostel | Kobenhavngata 10
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Updated Oct 21, 2015

Norway, located in the most Northern part of Europe, is known as one of the happiest and most expensive country in the world. Visiting its capital city, Oslo, may be pricey if you do not know the locals or how to get around on a low budget.

Anker Apartment is definitely a wonderful and reasonably charged choice of accommodation for travelers in Oslo. It is a big modern hotel that can accommodate hundreds of people with different ranges of rooms and dorms at different costs. It’s even possible to book a cheap bed with just under 30USD in a 20 to 30 bed dorm. Here, you can find all sorts of people from local students, foreign students, tourists, backpackers to middle aged people.

Ideal location for nightlife

Situated just about 20 minutes walking (2km) from downtown, Anker Apartment lies near the most ideal neighborhood for nightlife called Grønland. From the airport, you can take train (180 NOK / 22USD) to the central station or bus F1 (215 NOK / 26 USD) to Kobenhavngata stop that is just 5-10 minutes walking to Anker.

From here, it is recommended to get around the central area on foot, so you do not have to spend on public transportation. A single train/bus/tram ticket costs 30 NOK (approximately 3.50 USD) in Oslo. Right next to Anker is Joker market, where you can get food at a grocery price to cook instead of dining in expensive restaurants.

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Impressive reception and main hall

Visitors will have wonderful experience upon setting foot in the hotel. The main hall is big, clean and well decorated with colorful sofa and lights. Despite the large number of people staying here, Wi-Fi speed is extremely fast and free. The receptionists are friendly and helpful. As it is usually not allowed to check in before 3pm, you can leave your luggage in the storage room for free in case you arrive earlier than that. If you would like to get to know people during your stay here, you can join Anker’s pubcrawl or other activities (charged separately) updated on their board at the lobby.

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Calm atmosphere

Anker’s sleeping condition in 20 to 30 bed dorm is similar to a typical hostel dorm, except that it’s more relaxed, calm and silent during both day and night. Do bring your own bed linen and towel to avoid paying extra. Here, most people are young and willing to make friends, thus it’s not a problem traveling alone.

There are common bathrooms and kitchens equipped with stove, microwaves and fridges so you can cook whenever you want, except for some hours in the afternoon when the kitchens are closed. It’s even possible to rent basic kitchen equipment (pan, pot, etc.) plate from the reception.

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Save your travel budget by booking with Anker today!

Unlike in other hotels, the atmosphere in Anker Apartment is more cozy and similar to that of hostels. It is definitely a more affordable and organized place than the usual hectic hostels. Your Norway budget for wonderful road trips can now be saved by booking such an affordable accommodation as Anker Apartment.

This article was originally published on Oct 21, 2015

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