I had never stayed in a shared space with Airbnb before so wasn't sure what to expect. My very positive experience with Marta convinced me that it's a great way to combine reasonably-priced accommodations with the opportunity to get to know people in other countries. I was also a little apprehensive because the last review was over a year ago, but Marta only recently started offering her extra bedroom again, after having rented to a student for a year. So don't let a lack of recent reviews scare you off.
She has a lovely flat at street level (no stairs, yay!) about a 20 minute walk to Bergen City Center/Fish Market/TI. The building is in a quiet residential area with no noise either in or outside the building. I had a decent sized bedroom, along with use of the rest of the flat, including the full kitchen, washing machine and drying rack (no dryer), bathroom of course, and reliable wi-fi.
I arrived late in the evening after walking 30 minutes from the train station in the pouring rain, and Marta welcomed me with hot tea and a dinner of meats/cheeses/bread. I had use of coffee, tea, and even some of the food in her fridge, and she even provided breakfast the first morning since I hadn't been able to get to a grocery store yet. I don't expect she'll do that for everyone, but it was a very appreciated treat for me!
Marta is an artist who has lived in Bergen for many years, so she was able to provide tips and ideas on how to spend my 3 days in the city. Unfortunarely the rainy weather wasn't nearly as accommodating! It ended up that I had the place to myself after the first night, as Marta had to travel to her hometown to assist with a family issue. She informed me of this possibility as soon as I arrived, to ensure that if she did need to leave, I would be comfortable staying there by myself. Which I was, as I felt very safe & secure coming and going.
This is a long review but since I'm the first person (I think) to rent the room in a long while, I wanted to describe my experience in detail. I highly recommend Marta's place, and Marta herself could not have been a more gracious and generous host. If you want to experience Bergen and one of it's long-time residents up close and personal, you can't go wrong with Marta.