Marken Gjestehus is an award winning, reasonably priced guesthouse, located in a historic building in the city center of Bergen. Ideal for travelers who want to spend their money on experiencing what Bergen has to offer – culture, nature and adventure!
With its location in the city center, Marken Gjestehus is an excellent base to explore and enjoy a beautiful and historical city, packed with events, shopping, museums and art galleries, while surrounded by 7 beautiful mountains.
Marken Gjestehus is run according to the "hostel-principle". We offer both fully equipped private hotel rooms, and beds in dormitories of 4 to 10 persons. The rooms are bright, modern and furnished with lockers, desk, chairs and mirror. You will also find a cozy and relaxing TV-Lounge, fully equipped kitchen for free use, and a spacious dining area with views of the mountains. We of course provide free wi-fi, and free use of public computer. You will find stores, restaurants and attractions all within walking distance.
Marken Gjestehus has been awarded Norway's best Hostel in 2008, 2009, 2010 (2nd), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2019.
Since opening in 1997, we have received great responses and feedback from our guests, saying that the accommodation we offer is excellent, modern and reasonably priced. We wish to maintain these essential factors, and to continue giving our guests the same up-to-date accommodation at the same low price.
We have renovated and redecorated the whole hostel in 2014. In 2017 we expanded and added 3 brand new rooms and in 2019 we renovated a few more rooms.
Marken Gjestehus is located in the historic building of “Smith-Sivertsen A / S”, which was run as a bakery until 1969. In the former bakery, the remains of a boathouse were found during the repair of a baking oven in 1860. This indicates that the harbor at one time reached this far!