Stayed in a private twin room in Montana Hostel during my Norway in a Nutshell tour. Thank God I left my luggage in my Oslo hotel, did not realize that bus 31 from town centre goes up to this hostel only once an hour, waited for over half an hour, and wonder if I have got the wrong bus station, look at the timetable on the stop and realized that i have just missed the last one, plus the bus is 15 minutes late so my total waiting time for the bus is more than one hour, because of the infrequency of this bus service, the bus is so crowded one could hardly squeeze in, I don't want to think what would happen if I have with me my luggage, probably i could either take a taxi or wait until nightfall where no one would board the bus...and the fare for the bus is Nok25 per way per person so we spent Nok100 for bus travelling alone... probably should have just stayed in the city centre cause i did not save anything by going all the trouble.... After you alight from the bus, there is still a walk uphill which is fine for me, but i would think this probably could be hard for some travelers with health problem or specially if you have luggage with you.
As with everything in Norway, this accommodation is over price, and is totally not value for your money. For NOK850, I've got a bunk bed room which the mattress is over use sagging in the middle, a worn out table which is dirty and the room has barely been clean, screen window full of dust. Bathroom is small and is an open bathroom, meaning when you shower, the whole bathroom is wet...Oh, by the way you have to pay extra Nok10 for a tower. It is good that I have brought my own bed linen and pillowcase, otherwise I have to pay another Nok60/person (if i remember it correctly).. My room is on the ground floor with my window facing the hostel yard where people are talking loudly... bit it does get quiet when everybody retired for the day. Overall, I would suggest stay somewhere else in the city centre if you can.
Staff is friendly and polite though.
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