But this country isn't the cheapest destination and so if you would like to save money check out our guide to the best hostels and budget accommodation in popular destinations like Oslo, Bergen, Tromso and Trondheim.

There are modern hostels located all over in Norway which are ideal for solo travellers, couples, groups and families. So whether you are keen to meet other travellers, or have a relaxing place to stay on a budget you will be able to find something to match your interests.

Norway is very very expensive but by staying in a hostel you will get to save a lot compared to the price of hotels. Our recommendations for backpacker hostels in Norway are based on location, price, facilities and reviews and will hopefully help you to choose an amazing place to stay.


Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most visited place in the country. This city is also one of the most expensive in the world but here are some great options for where to stay on a budget:

1. Anker Hostel

Anker hostel

Anker Hostel is located minutes aways from Oslo Central Station and the main shopping street, Karl Johan making it an ideal place to stay. This hostel is huge and offers great value for money compared to other city centre accommodation. Facilities include large common areas, a café bar with TV, a laundry room, a snack shop, kitchen and more. Free WiFi access is also throughout the hostel - bonus!


2. Oslo Youth Hostel Haraldsheim

Oslo Youth Hostel Haraldsheim is a great place to stay but it is 4km outside the city centre. But don't be put off by the distance as it can be easily reached by tram or local train. It is also situated in an spectacular nature setting perfect for walks and hikes all year round. The hostel is very big with 71 rooms and over 250 beds. There is also a nice garden with amazing views of Oslo in the distance.


Saga Poshtel Oslo Central

Saga Poshtel Oslo Central

Looking for a super modern place to stay in Olso with real wow factor? Choose Saga Poshtel Oslo Central. This hostel is only minutes away from Karl Johans gate shopping street and Oslo Central Station and has such a fantastic modern design. Rooms come with free WiFi and you can choose between shared or private bathrooms. A communal kitchen is also available and other benefits of staying here include a breakfast buffet, communal TV-lounge and a 24 hour reception. This is one of our favourite hostels in Europe!



Bergen is a spectacular city on the southwestern coast of Norway surrounded by mountains and fjords. Here is where you should stay in Bergen:

1. HI Bergen Hostel Montana

Bergen Hostel Montana

Bergen Hostel Montana is one of the most popular hostels in Bergen and there is a really friendly atmosphere here. There are 2 fully equipped large kitchens, a large communal area, a games room and free gym access. In summer you can enjoy the large garden which is perfect for barbeques and enjoying the views of Bergen. The hostel is slightly outside of Bergen city centre but is close to Mount Ulriken, the tallest mountain in Bergen.


2. Bergen Budget Hostel

Bergen Budget Hostel

Bergen Budget Hostel is one of the cheapest places to stay on our list. This small but cozy hostel won't blow you away with the facilities but you can enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay here. The location is also perfect just 200 meters from train station, 350 meters from Bryggen and the Hansiatic sites.


3. Marken Gjestehus

Marken Gjestehus

Marken Guesthouse is in an ideal location only 250 yards from Bergen Station, making getting here and sightseeing easy. The hostel is clean, with free Wi-Fi and a shared kitchen. This is a great place to stay for solo travellers, couples and families. 


4. Bergen YMCA Hostel

Bergen YMCA Hostel

Bergen YMCA Hostel offers both private or dormitory room accommodation and includes free WiFi, a communal kitchen and shared TV lounge area. One of the best things about Bergen YMCA Hostel is the amazing rooftop terrace with harbour views.


5. Intermission Hostel

Intermission Hostel

Intermission Hostel is open from mid-June to mid-August and is one of the cheapest places to stay in Bergen. The hostel is friendly, social and you within walking distance from both the train station and main bus station. Every evening free tea, coffee and biscuits are available and on Tuesdays and Thursdays free waffles are served.



Tromsø is in the north of Norway and the gateway to the Arctic Circle. If you would like to see the northern lights and do outdoor activities this city should be on your Norway itinerary. Here is where to stay:

1. Tromso Activities Hostel

Tromso Activities Hostel



Trondheim is a popular city to visit located on the Trondheim Fjord, in central Norway. Due to the size there aren't many accommodation options so we recommend:

1. Trondheim Vandrerhjem

Trondheim Vandrerhjem

If you are looking to visit Trondheim, then choose this great value for money hostel. Facilities include a garden and a roof terrace, large shared lounge, laundry facilities and a vending machine. Added benefits include free Wi-Fi and activities like table tennis. The hostel is also located close to Trondheim city centre which is just a short walk away.


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