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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The guesthouse is in a good location. Short walk from train or bus station as well as the town center. Directions on the website were easy to follow. Please note: Bergen is quite hilly, so be prepared! Our room was clean and very basic. A room for two is two single beds pushed together (which seems to be the norm).... More 

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sparta, NJ
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We enjoyed our three night stay at Skivens Guesthus. It was only about a five minute walk from the train station to the quiet neighborhood and it was also convenient walk to the harbor, fiish market and most of the sights. Alf and Elizabeth live upstairs over four lovely rooms sharing two toilets, one with a shower. The place was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Skiven Guesthouse was a charming place to stay for our one night in Bergen (recommended by Rick Steves Scandinavia). It is situated on a cobblestone street and within an easy walk to the harbor. The room was impeccably clean and had a nice city view through the window. Shared WC was large and it was convenient to also have a... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

The GH is very pleasant and nice, clean and excellent location. The owners are helpful and very welcoming. Only drawback is the stairs to climb to reach the GH, not too easy for elderly people. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Thanks.

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Accommodations in Bergen are expensive! We found this affordable recommendation in one of Rick Steves' books and decided to give it a shot. We don't need fancy - just clean and safe. Skiven Guesthouse is in a great location - just a five minute walk from the train station and the Fish Market area. This is the first time we... More 

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This is a charming little guesthouse with several rooms, two shared bathrooms, and a shared kitchen. It's located in a neighborhood of old Bergen homes on a cobbled street, and the location is convenient to many sights (though of course Bergen is small and quite walkable). Our room has a lovely view of the city. The walk from the train... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Anyone planning a trip to Bergen knows that this is an expensive location for holiday; Skiven Guesthouse is a great option, clean, convenient and affordable. The accommodation is basic but very clean, the bathroom is shared with other rooms in the guesthouse. The location is ideal, short walking distance to all the main attractions as well as the train station.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

This was a very convenient, clean and pleasant place to stay right in the centre of Bergen. Certainly good value for money given Norway's outrageous prices. Charming lady who runs the guesthouse was extremely friendly and helpful. Shared bathrooms were not a problem at all. Use of kitchen and table and chairs in room allowed us to save money by... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

This nice little guesthouse was in a great location in Bergen's old town. While not huge, the rooms were cozy and clean, as were the guest kitchen (a bonus) and the shared bathrooms. The owners were lovely people and accommodated our unusual needs - three people in a room (a bit cramped but we saved money that way) and a... More 

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Zaragoza, Spain
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

I chose this guesthouse because I wanted to be near the center and the station, I wanted a reasonable price and I wanted to stay in a wooden house. And that is exactly what I got. At the time of booking I clearly indicated my arrival time. However, upon arrival, my room was not ready and I was politely invited... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Address: Skivebakken 17, Bergen 5018, Norway
Region: Norway > Western Norway > Hordaland > Bergen > Sentrum
Number of rooms: 4
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“You don't really get to choose a room and I'm not sure if this is a choice in a guesthouse, but the good thing about being next to the shared toilet and bathroom is it's easy to tell when they are empty without having to open the door and check every five minutes.”
  • Spotlessly shared bathroom!
  • Cozy to a T.
  • Room feels like home, and has a view.
 of 5 bubbles desireekoh13, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Take the room opposite the bathrooms if you have a choice (room 3)!”
 of 5 bubbles sheherazad, 4 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Room 2 has a view, rooms 1 and 4 face the street.”
  • View from our window.. lovely!
  • Shower
  • Kitchen
 of 5 bubbles KipRock, 9 Jun 2011 | Read review
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