About This Listing
Come stay at our guestroom - plenty of privacy, comfortable bed and a five-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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Will I get the entire apartment to myself?
A: No, this is a private room in an apartment, not the entire space. You get your room to yourself, and share living room/kitchen/bathroom with us (3 students). We don't bite, so don't you worry!
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 :-)
Q: I see you have mostly awesome reviews, but a few are neutral and almost negative. How come?
A: 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, which I had used for the listing), 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. I pride myself on delivering the very best service to my guests, which the reviews about my own property clearly reflect!
See you soon!
Every inch of the apart is shared space, except the sleeping rooms of others.
Interaction with Guests
We're three students who live here, 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.
No smoking inside, please.
Generally, ask if you wonder about anything before, during or after your stay.
See you around!
Our stay was lovely. We didn't have the pleasure to meet Jacob, but we met his roommate, Carl, who was very nice and hospitable. He provided good tips on where to explore, eat, and drink. The place is cozy and welcoming with a fun student vibe. The location is absolutely perfect and close walking distance to pretty much everything.
The location was superb and the directions given is good-we found the place without a hassle. Jacob and his roomates are friendly!
Jacobs apartment is the perfect place to stay in Bergen! It's very clean and organized, close to the center of the city, and the flatmates are very friendly, interesting and eager to help make your experience positive. Good books on the shelves and art on the walls made it feel like home!
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.
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About the Host, Jacob
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.
Lay down on the grass at Bergenhus a hot summers day, before walking over for an ice cream at Bryggen.Bergen Hordaland
Walk in between all the tiny old houses in Skuteviken to get a true sense of what makes Bergen unique.Skutevikstorget Bergen Hordaland 5032
The closest grocery store to our place - 5 minutes down the road, has got all you need to eat and cook.Nye Sandviksveien Bergen Hordaland 5003
Among the cosiest inns for coffee and lunch in Bergen, and just two minutes away from our place. Highly recommended!Stølegaten Bergen Hordaland 5003
Faboulous italian food at a reasonable price (after norwegian standards...) await you at Leone Di Mare, a 5-10 minute walk from our doorstep!Øvregaten Bergen Bergen 5003
Beautiful Bryggen, the old hanseatic wharf, is Bergens most famous landmark. Take a walk along the old, colourful houses, and grab a bite to eat in one of the many great restaurants to be found here.Bergen Hordaland
If you get here by car, you need to park it here. Somewhat expensive (150kr/day-ish), but better than being fined.Rosenkrantzgaten Bergen Hordaland 5035
This famous, steep railway will get you to the top of Fløyen in an instant. I recommend walking back down, a 30-40minute walk in mother nature, and you are back down to our apartment or to the city.Vetrlidsallmenningen Bergen 5014
For great tapas, Escalón is Bergens favourite destination. I recommend simply asking the waiter for the chefs top picks, and wait for the magic to unfold.Vetrlidsallmenningen Bergen Hordaland 5014
Incredibly cosy describes this small book-café well. Every cake you get here is hand-made, the coffee tastes great and the chess boards usually have all the pieces intact. A rainy day favourite!Lille Øvregaten Bergen Bergen 5018
Legendary wine-bar with roots back to the 1500s. Share a bottle of red, and sit downstairs in the basement for a proper wine cellar feeling.Hollendergaten Bergen Hordaland 5017
The fish market, among the most famous sights in the city. Norways biggest outdoor food market! Beware though, the prices are ridiculous. A proper tourist trap!Bergen Hordaland 5013
Should you need more info than I can provide (!) about the city, then the tourist office will help you out. Just by the fish market.Strandkaien Bergen Hordaland 5013
Skostredet is the street to go to for vibrant bars and cafés, for example a beer at Roll Rock, a bar with the interior or a 1950s american diner. Warning! Incredibly high hipster factor!Skostredet Bergen Hordaland 5017
Beautiful Nordnes is worth a couple of hours of strolling. Small, pittoresque houses, beautiful parks and small cafés makes Nordnes one of my favourite areas in Bergen.Nordnes Park Bergen Hordaland 5005
Just hang out at Festplassen and stroll around Lille Lungegårdsvannet on a sunny day.Bergen Hordaland
One of three Zupperia restaurants in town - simply great, delicious food makes for a good end to a long day in Bergen.Nordahl Bruns gate Bergen Bergen 5014
Fløyfjellet, the most popular one of the 7 mountains surrounding Bergen. Mother nature starts 5 minutes from our door, and a good 40 minute walk will get you to the stunning views at the top!Bergen Hordaland
The best place to have lunch perhaps in all of Bergen. Combine it with Bergen museum - they are located in the same building.Rasmus Meyers Allé Bergen Bergen 5015
Bergen museum offers great works of art - I am particularly fond of the Norwegian classics of Tiedeman and Gude.Muséplassen Bergen Hordaland 5007
This place is a time machine, and upon entering you are taken back to Old Bergen, where time seems to have stood still since the 1800s! Highly recommended.Nyhavnsveien Bergen Bergen 5042