Come stay at our guestroom - plenty of privacy, comfortable bed and a four-minute walk to the city centre. Located in beautiful Skuteviken, you find yourself surrounded with small wooden houses that Bergen is so famous for.
We hope to see you soon!
We've hosted a great number of fantastic people of all ages and all nationalities – we'd love to have you as our next visitor!
Excellent location and very high standard make this apartment ideal for your stay in Bergen - located literally a five minute walk away from Bryggen (the wharf), Bergen's most famous place (and conveniently, the final bus stop of the airport bus).
Our guest room has comfy bed awaiting you (Width: 140cm = 55 inches), so you can rest well in walking distance from Bergen city centre. (NB: Please note that as of February the picture of the bedroom is taken of another room in the apartment – yours is bigger, with a wider bed! I hope to have the pictures up to date by March).
Our main reason for using Airbnb is quite simply that as much as we love to travel, we cannot afford to see the world as much as we wish to on a tight student budget. Therefore, we love bringing the world to us and to our home in our everyday life through Airbnb!
Our apartment is 90 square metres big (1000sq.feet), most of which is accumulated in a big combined living room/kitchen. We have a spacious bathroom, and you get to borrow a towel upon arrival to save you luggage space. Laundry machine is also present and available if you wish to do some washing.
Of course, free use of WIFI is included.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: I see you have mostly awesome reviews, but a few are neutral and almost negative. How come?
A: I believe in complete honesty, so I shall explain exactly what caused the somewhat mediocre reviews I have. In the summer of 2014, I did a huge mistake. A friend asked me if I could rent out his apartment for a little while when he was away. I naïvely agreed without checking out the apartment first. Turns out, it was not really in great shape, and the location was far from perfect (first floor, heavy traffic outside). As soon as I saw it live (I had seen pictures beforehand, of course), it was too late – I stopped taking more bookings right there and then, but I already had some booked. Some of these reviews rightfully reflect what I said about that property.
In reading my reviews, please pay attention to which property is being reviewed – my friend's place was listed as "Modern studio – central location", and the reviews of this listing do not correspond to my own place that I still rent out occasionally.
Q: I'm in Bergen from date x to date y. Your booking page says unavailable. Can I still message you to check for availability?
A: No, please don't. I keep my calendar up to date.
Q: How do I get to the apartment?
A: If you arrive from the airport; take the airport bus to Bryggen (final stop), then walk 5 minutes.
If you arrive by train, walk 20 minutes through the city center, and here you are. Please do print a map from Airbnb before you get to Bergen. After a confirmed order, you get the address and closer descriptions - please read them carefully.
Q: Do I need to bring towels or linens?
A: Nope! We provide these things to save you luggage space and hassle. Also, to further un-hassle your travel, you can use our laundry machine, hair dryer, microwave, coffee maker and fridge as you please.
Q: What does "Flexible" check-in/-out time mean?
A: We will try to accomodate your check-in or check-out, no matter what time it is. We will sort all of this out if you message us.
Q: I see I'm renting a "Private Room". How much privacy do I have?
A: You have your own bedroom, and share bathroom and kitchen/living room with us. When you want to be social, join us in the living room! If you want to pull back and relax, close the door to your bedroom and chill out.
Q: Do I get breakfast?
A: We go to school in the morning, we don't run a hotel - so don't expect us to make it for you. Feel free to steal our oatmeal though :-)
See you soon!
Private room, bathroom, living room, hallway and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We live here too, but the amount of contact is largely up to you. Your room is shielded from the rest of the apartment, so you can really choose whether or not to hang out with us in the living room. :-)
We will be in and out of the apartment during the day as we head off to study or work each morning.
The area is a beautiful one made up of old wooden houses, a traditional way of house-building in Bergen. Many of the houses around are old, crooked and skewed, small and very charming. The rest of the city is a stroll away, and the small city centre area is ideal for exploration by foot.
Check out my guidebook on the front of this listing for great tips on where to go, what to see and where to eat!
The airport bus stops a 5 minute walk from here, and regular buses are 2 minutes walking away. However, the location is so central that if you're going to stick around the city centre, walking is the best option.
Used cutlery/plates/glasses - just put them in the washing machine, no need to clean up by hand.
Oh, and Americans – in Norway, we take our shoes off at the entrance.
Generally, ask if you wonder about anything before, during or after your stay.
See you around!
Nice room in a big apartment close to everything in Bergen. We arrived later than expected in late evening and Jacob's roommate waited for us, thank you! Everything was perfect, I recommend it
Logement très agréable et spacieux, chambre un peu petite.
I spent 3 days in Bergen by myself planning to do some hiking and to see the fjords. My stay with Jacob was very pleasant. The location is perfect, about a 5 minute walk from Bryggen, and maybe 8 minute walk from the fish market and the tram up to the top of Mt. Floyen.
The room was very comfortable and very clean with extra pillows and blankets in the room. Jacob's roommate went for a walk with me one day and showed me around on his way to meet with his friends. I really appreciated their hospitality. It was great to talk to both Jacob and his roommate to get their advice on where to go in the city. They were both very friendly and helpful and helped make my time in Bergen very memorable.
It was an excellent first air bnb experience and they set the bar very high for my future air bnb stays. I would love to stay with Jacob again next time I visit Bergen.
Amazing apartment, beautiful atmosphere, and Jacob is really lovely. The house is friendly and inviting
Jacobs flat was great. The location was extremely central (about 5 minutes from the drop off of the airport bus, bryggen right on the doorstep, and the other sights and the rest of bergen also very close by). The room was cozy and clean and provided everything I needed.
Jacob (and his flatmate) were really friendly and welcoming. I spent most of my time independently sightseeing, but when I did stop by, Jacob was usually around and happy to give some useful advice on things to see, or just have a chat.
This was my first airbnb stay and it was a really enjoyable one. Thanks for the fantastic hospitality!
Jacob is a very friendly host and his apartment is really nice and conveniently located. I really enjoyed my stay there. His living room and toilet is decorated like an art gallery!
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Hey, I'm Jacob! Currently studying at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen. I happen to absolutely love the city, and nothing is better than showing it to visitors!
Three jovial guys live here together. We have a lovely bedroom available for YOU when you visit Bergen – have a look at our listing if you're around town!
As for myself, I quite recently attended UWC Atlantic College for two years, an international school i Wales, where I learned to love meeting new people and making international friends. AirBnB provides an opportunity to do just that while studying in Norway :-)
We hope to see you as our next visitor.