Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Bergen Norway (2022 Updated)

Celebrate LGBT Pride at the Bergen Pride Parade and stay in one of the gay friendly hotels Bergen, Norway.

Norway, like the other Scandinavian countries, is very progressive in regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. In 1981, Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law explicitly including sexual orientationSame-sex marriage, adoption, and assisted insemination treatments for lesbian couples have been legal since 2009. In 2016, Norway became the fourth country in Europe to pass a law allowing the change of legal gender for transgender people solely based on self-determination.

Much like the other Nordic countries, Norway is frequently referred to as one of the world’s most LGBT-friendly nations, with high societal acceptance and tolerance of LGBT people.

Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It’s surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. The Fløibanen Funicular goes up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views and hiking trails. The Edvard Grieg House is where the renowned composer once lived.

Top attractions to visit in Bergen

 

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1. Bergen Børs Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen Norway

Bergen Børs Hotel
Bergen Børs Hotel

Located in an old stock exchange building from 1862, Bergen Børs Hotel offers accommodation in central Bergen, 700 m from Bergen University. Guests can enjoy cocktails and a variety of local beers at the on-site bar, or relax in the restaurant which focuses on Scandinavian cuisine with locally produced ingredients. Free WiFi is offered.

All rooms at Bergen Børs Hotel include a flat-screen TV, coffee machine and minibar. Every room also features a private bathroom with underfloor heating. Some rooms have a bathtub.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Active guests can use Bergen Børs Hotel’s fitness center.

Adjacent to Bergen Harbor, this formal hotel in an 1800s stock exchange is a 7-minute walk from enduring wooden boat houses at Bryggen. European route E 39 is 2 km away.

The streamlined rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, mini fridges and safes, plus tea and coffee making facilities. All have bathrooms with heated floors. Some offer sofa beds or sitting areas. Polished upgraded rooms add loft bedrooms or freestanding tubs. A suite features harbor views and a 6-person dining table.

A trendy restaurant/bar serves seasonal dishes. Other amenities include a lounge and a gym.

Located by Torgalmenningen and occupying the upper floors of the old stock exchange dating back to 1862, Bergen Børs is set to become Bergen’s most fashionable hotel – with one of the city’s very best restaurants. A stay in one of the suites is a unique experience, and particularly the one in the former stock exchange manager’s office.

The style and furniture of the room was super elegant but also cosy, so that we felt like home (no, better).
The staff was super friendly and helpful. And the breakfast as well as the historic breakfast location (BARE restaurant & bar) were great and we enjoyed it every morning.

This wonderful hotel is in a great vibrant central location with easy access to light railway and main railway station. It was exceptionally clean, nicely furnished, comfortable with an amazing decor.It also hosts a gym, an amazing restaurant and cocktail bar. The breakfast was very delicious with huge amount of choices.Staff in the hotel are all super friendly and go out of their way to be helpful.On arrival I was welcomed by very happy, polite and extremely helpful staff, real gems in the industry.

The room itself was good the first time we were there, as it was a suite. It had large and comfy beds and a large bathroom with heated floors. Furthermore, the room felt fresh and new, though was quite dim.

Though, with its’ easy access to the Galleria mall, lots of restaurants and sights to see, it is worth the while to consider if the price is right. I think that this hotel should try to fix some of the issues to make the customer experience much better.

Bergen Bors is located right in the Bergen touristic city center, near Bryggen, restaurants and bars. Considering its location, its relatively recent conversion to a hotel, and the on average super steep prices in Norway, Bergen Bors actually gives great value for money.

Our room (standard, double bed) was quite sound proof: we were there on a Friday night with many people moving between bars on the street, and the noise inside was muffled absolutely adequately. Also, in the part we were staying (4th floor), we barely heard any hotel noises.

Though I’m not exactly an avid breakfaster I made an exception at the hotel: an extensive selection of breakfast items at a buffet, and even reasonably tasty coffee is available.

I liked the overall design of the building and rooms, especially the reception area and the breakfast rooms. The hallways were a bit gloomy (as hotels often think a dark color scheme is chique). The choice of lighting in our room was a bit unpractical: I couldn’t find a switch so had to unplug some of the lamps.

Staff was friendly, and we could easily leave our bags at a locked room after checkout.

All in all, value for money is excellent, taken all above into account.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen
Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen

How much does a room costs at Bergen Børs Hotel ?

Prices start 223$/night for Economy Queen Room. The Deluxe King Room is  280$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online – Bergen Børs Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Bergenyou can find the best hotels deals in Bergen during  Festival of Lights  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bergen on Booking.com or  Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Clarion Hotel Admiral 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Bergen

Clarion Hotel Admiral
Clarion Hotel Admiral

This hotel overlooks Vågen Harbour, about 300 m from Bergen’s fish market and 1.5 km from Bergen Central Station. It offers harbour views, free WiFi and a popular breakfast buffet.

Clarion Hotel Admiral’s early 1900s building lies directly across the water from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bryggen. The hotel restaurant Kitchen & Table is a concept created by master chef Marcus Samuelsson, based in New York. It features the flavours of Manhattan combined with local ingredients, creating unique Scandinavian cuisine.

Hotel Admiral’s guest rooms have a flat-screen TV, Duxiana beds and a private bathroom with shower. Some rooms have a balcony with views of Bryggen.

In a former 1904 warehouse overlooking Vagen Bay, this polished hotel is 11 minutes on foot from the medieval wharf area of Bryggen and a 14-minute walk from Bergen Aquarium.

Understated rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add minibars, desks, bay views and/or shared balconies; some come with tea and coffeemakers, and private balconies. Attic suites offer living rooms. Room service is available.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a sophisticated restaurant/bar that has views of the vivid Bryggen houses, as well as occasional live music.

Clarion Hotel Admiral is right in the center of Bergen City, with an amazing view featuring Bryggen and Fløyen Mountain. The hotel is situated in a traditional pack house that dates back to 1904. The dignified old building opened as a hotel in 1987, and had a major renovation in 2014. The staff at Clarion Hotel Admiral fully understand that a genuine presence and individual care form the basis of passionate hotel management.

In the hotels bar and restaurant, Kitchen & Table by Marcus Samuelsson, we offer a diverse menu with influences from Manhattan – and Bergen. Afterwards you can relax in our salon with a glass of wine, cocktail, beer or a cup of coffee/tea. We offer a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning, and free coffee/tea throughout the day.

Excellent location, right on the water and directly across the Bryggen area. Had asked for and got a harbour view room. The room was small, too congested with furniture and limited storage space. Not much free space for two to move around.

Huge bathroom with all amenities but the shower area could do with more screens to prevent water from splashing everywhere. Enchanting tiny balcony, on the water, amazing view. Nice breakfast spread, laid out attractively with some great choices for the hot food. One negative was that their restaurant remains closed on sundays and opens only for dinner on other days. But there are great eating and shopping options all around. Easy walking distance from most Bergen sights.

It is perfectly located to explore Bergen, opposite the famous Bryggen area and right by the ferry terminal. On the quayside is the amazing Fishmarket [qv] and a plethora of other eateries. The main shopping area and bus stops are also close by.

We opted for a corner (double aspect) room with a view over the harbour. Very comfortable and with great views.

Well located Hotel near the dock and close to the ferry terminal. Our room was adequate with an opening window and comfortable bed. It overlooked a neighbouring building and the downstairs deck where smokers congregated and the smoke wafted up to our room when our window was open. Breakfast was served in the restaurant overlooking the harbour with an outside deck area. Ice machine located near the lift on our floor. Hotel staff were polite and helpful.

The cost of the laundry service is expensive so we used a little laundry just down the road to the right when you exit the building and it was done and folded for one tenth of the price.

It’s pricey but really worth it. Lovely location in the heart of the downtown and right on the water. We actually had a window open up onto the water. The room was perfect this time. Amazing bed. So many pillows and so comfortable. Television was nice, chair and table a great addition. The bathroom was roomy. The shower leaked but only a little.

The star of the stay with the complimentary breakfast. It is an amazing spread. Mixture of western and Scandinavian breakfast items. I can’t believe they allow you to have that much food for free. The smoothies are fantastic as is the overall selection of yogurt. I felt so refreshed after eating here. Lots of seating and ever attentive staff to take away dirty dishes and replenish items. You should stay just for that free breakfast. It’s worth the price of a room!

Great location a few minutes walk from the fish market and on the opposite side of the harbour from the famous historic waterfront buildings, so overlooking them all if you get a harbour view room, which is well worth the extra cost. The superior room was a very good size and had all the amenities you would expect of a decent hotel.

Breakfast was great, huge choice of everything and served in the very pleasant restaurant, with the harbour views.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen
Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen

How much does a room costs at Clarion Hotel Admiral ?

Prices start 237$/night for Standard Double Room. The Superior Double Room is  284$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Some of the superior double rooms have a view of the UNESCO-listed Bryggen harbour district, and some are larger than standard double rooms.

Where to book online – Clarion Hotel Admiral – Gay Friendly Hotels Bergenyou can find the best hotels deals in Bergen during  Festival of Lights  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bergen on Booking.com or  Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Klosterhagen Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bergen

Klosterhagen Hotel
Klosterhagen Hotel

Set on the same grounds as the Michael Monastery in the Nordnes area of Bergen, Klosterhagen Hotel offers free WiFi and rooms with tea and coffee facilities. Bergen Aquarium is a 10-minute walk away.

The rooms feature a flat-screen TV with streaming services via Cromecast. All rooms have a private bathroom with bath or shower and a hairdryer.

Guests can enjoy a home-made breakfast every morning in the dining room. Relaxation options include a garden. The staff can help arrange sightseeing and guided city walks.

Byparken Park is a 10-minute walk away. Fløibanen Funicular and the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf are both 2 km away from Hotel Klosterhagen.

Set in a warm hillside building, this casual hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from both the Fløibanen funicular railway and Bryggen, a medieval wharf in the harbor, and 17 km from Fløyen mountain.

Straightforward rooms (stair-access only) feature flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi; some have sloped ceilings.

We are located in historical surroundings at Klosteret (“the Monastery”), centrally and quietly at Nordnes in the centre of Bergen. We can offer 15 comfortable rooms with separate bathroom, wireless Internet, as well as a tasty breakfast based on food traditions, all included in favorable room prices. Our modern course and conference premises have a capacity of 25 people for meetings and lunches. We can offer various course packages, and are more than happy to adapt to our guests’ needs and wishes.

We wish to be your hosts in Bergen. Klosterhagen Hotel strives to exceed our guests’ expectations by offering a high degree of comfort and good service in pleasant and functional surroundings at an excellent location.

This place is a short walk from the cruise terminal and the town centre in a quiet district.
I think we had one of the smaller rooms in the attic with sloping wall but still plenty of space. Bathroom was very clean and modern with heated tile floor.

As we only had one night we did not really unpack but for longer stays more wardrobe space would be nice.

Breakfast was excellent with a good choice including home made bread and jam.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.

PROS
– The staff are outrageously friendly and helpful. Their commitment to a local scheme to help people back into work is very admirable too.
– Breakfasts are interesting and varied. Cold meats and fish, cereals, fruit, fresh bread, fresh juice, tea, coffee, delicious homemade preserves (I’d recommend they jar some of these up and sell them to guests – we would have taken a jar of the raspberry jam home with us!), cheese, crudites, yogurts, chicken meatballs, potatoes and hard and soft boiled eggs mean that there is plenty to choose from.
– The place is spotlessly clean, from the rooms to the communal areas.
– The location commands stunning views of the city from the upper rooms and its quiet location meant that we enjoyed a restful night each evening.
– The beds are very comfy.
– The afternoon waffles (served 4-10pm) are an excellent addition. They’re another excuse to eat more of the preserves too. Teas and coffees are gratis too.
– Leave your umbrella at home. The hotel provides free ones to rent to take with you on your days out.
– Decent hotel Wifi.

CONS
– The rooms are quite small and spartan. This makes them fine for a short stay where you don’t tend to have a lot of luggage with you, but it may be an issue for those with large suitcases. You do have to be quite creative with where you put things to not bump into each other! Also, the desk was very small too. Again, not a bother for a short stay but for those who need it, it may be something to consider.
– The light fitting above the bed got very irritating. I kept bumping into it and had to angle it out of the way.
– Don’t expect too much in the way of complimentary shampoos, conditioners etc. They had one generic bottle for shampoo and body wash. The good news for this is that it cuts down on single use plastics but those who need conditioners etc may wish to bring their own.
– Cold scrambled eggs at breakfast. Just weird! These really could be kept in the hot plate with the warm items. Also, a few more breakfast fruits wouldn’t go amiss. Some bananas or berries would be great – season depending, naturally.

Overall, the good overwhelms the very minor downsides to the Klosterhagen Hotel. Feel free to book with confidence.

How much does a room costs at Klosterhagen Hotel ?

Prices start 187$/night for Double Room.

Includes tea/coffee facilities, a work desk and a flat-screen TV with Chromecast functions.

Where to book online – Klosterhagen Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Bergenyou can find the best hotels deals in Bergen during  Festival of Lights  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Bergen on Booking.com or  Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.