About Marken Gjestehus
If you're heading to Bergen, Marken Gjestehus is the perfect guesthouse/hostel for solos. Ranked the best hostel in Norway over several years and now also in 2016, we love this stylish affordable accommodation with a choice of single and twin rooms as well as dorm rooms.
The lounge is light and airy and feels really modern with plants brightening up the decor. When you're not exploring the city (but it is practically on your doorstep), you can relax on a sofa and watch TV in the living room. Use the kitchen to make your own coffee or treat yourself to a cappuccino from the coffee machine. Plus there is a washer and dryer to get your clothes clean and fresh before moving on.
Marken Gjestehus is located in the heart of Bergen. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. However it is still small, and a very safe place to travel, even for solo female travellers. You can safely walk around alone, even at night, visiting all the wonderful attractions the city has to offer.
The hostel is just a two minute walk to the centre of Bergen (Torgallmenningen) and also the city’s attractions, such as the Fish Market, Bryggen which is on the UNESCO list, and the funicular to Mt. Fløyen. In an area referred to as ‘Bergens Notting Hill,' you will find a good selection of cafes, hairdressers and fine speciality shops.
Marken Gjestehus is a great and safe place to stay and located in a very quiet and safe area. It is in one of the nice pedestrian areas in Bergen, near the railway station and Bergen Storsenter.
They do not have any mixed dorms, so you are guaranteed women only in the rooms. All guests are given a locker, where they can store their luggage and valuables. You do not have to bring a lock, as this is provided for you. They also have private rooms, such as single, double, triple and quadruple rooms.
Why is it solo-female friendly?
You won't just find backpackers here as the hostel offers accommodation for those visiting the city on business and even the occasional family or two. Plus if you choose a private room, you'll even get your own wardrobe to hang your clothes (a very rare treat when backpacking), and a mirror to check out how great your travelling wardrobe looks on you. Plus a reading light and a desk for planning your time in this charming city.
Why we love it!
It's a five-star hostel which means that not only it is clean and extremely comfortable but it's also stylish too. It's luxury on a budget and also in the perfect location for exploring. Marken Gjestehus Bergen has also been awarded a 5 star hostel by Hostel Geeks.
How to Book
You can find Marken Guesthouse on Booking.com. Prices start from £30 per night for a bed in a 10-bed female only dormitory room.
* All solo female friendly accommodation have been recommended by women who have stayed there. We only choose the best and safest properties to include within this section.