- Reviews: 91
Oslo Hostel Central: Oslo Hostel Central
Second best hostel in the world 2013 by Hostelling International. Oslo Hostel Central with 61 newly built rooms, 230 beds and a breakfast buffet included in the price. Very central location. Reasonable prices for being Norway. Bunk beds or private rooms.
Location, price, quality.
- Reviews: 324
student housing for everybody: student housing
do you need an alternative place to stay in Oslo?
In the student places like Bjølsen, Sogn Kringsjå etc. some students who are traveling will be renting our their bedsit for weeks, months. Usually you will have to pay their tenancy but the prize can be negotiable. It will be announced somewhere in the student town. You can also make your own add and hope for the best. Don`t go through SIO, but use the post office there to make an add. it`s often unofficial.
- Reviews: 386
Oslo Apartments: Self Catering Budget Apartments
Oslo is not cheap at all and as I'd left it very late to find accommodation I was panicking when I found this site. You'll need to book by email but they were very helpful and reserved me a studio a day or so before I was due to arrive.
They have a selection of apartments and studios. We went for pretty much the cheapest option, a studio in Observatoriegate, around the corner form the Ibsen Museum in the west of central Oslo.
I don't know how many of the apartments are suitable for people with mobility difficulties, ours was on the second floor up some very steep steps so best to ask first if you have trouble with stairs.
This was pretty good value, certainly by Oslo standards. It meant that we could eat indoors rather than have to pay a fortune for restaurants in what is rather an expensive city. Overall I was pretty pleased to have stayed here rather than one of the rather overpriced hostels or 'budget' hotels I'd found earlier.
The studio was great, had twin beds, a kitchenette with a microwave and a washing machine in the shower-room. Location was especially good, about 5 minutes from the Aker Brygge area or 3 minutes from the National Theatre train stop. The 'Flytoget' express train stops at Nationaltheatret.
If you are arriving late in the evening then there is an additional charge of about 200+NKR for someone to come and meet you at the apartment.
Bedding and towels were supplied and there was a tv with a selection of Swedish, Norwegian, German, French and English language channels.
- Reviews: 2196
Klækken Hotell: Outside Oslo, but near enough
Klaekken Hotell is a conference hotel about 1 hr by road outside Oslo, reachable by (road E69) and bus in the direction Hønefoss. Catering for conferences, local parties and celebrations and thus has good food (that's why people come to such places). The facilities are good and works well as a motel rather than a hotel. You can very well drop in for a stay here on your way to the fjords, if you do not want to stay in labyrinthic Oslo.
Used to be an old farm, a bank, a school and now a hotel.
Near Hønefoss, on the way to Valdres, near the road to Bergen and the fjords running off the Hallingdal route.
A bit too out of the way in order to use as a base to visit Oslo, but fine if you are on the way to or from Oslo and the city's hotels are full or too expensive.
Nice outdoor swimming facilities, including winter pool.
They always seem to offer special packages, and especially for weekends.
Seems to be space available always on weekends -this is a business meeting/conferece hotel.
Excellent food - one more reason people come to this place.
- Reviews: 925
very scandinavian minimalistic style: the newest hotel at Gardermoen
it has just opened on nov, 6th, 2006
great design, i couldn't believe i paid only 59 euros for such a hotel
wireless, great beds, huge flat screen tv, SUPERCLEAN, super kind and friendly stuff
only 5 minutes by bus from Gardermoen intl airport
- Reviews: 296
The Ho(s)tel lies in the Oslo center. You can walk from the Oslo Sentralstasjon. It takes about 10 minutes to get there. The price includes the breakfast. The breakfast is very good indeed and you can eat so much you can. The stuff is very helpful. The prices start from 37 Euros in dormitory.
If you book via internet check your reservation calling the hotel or try another internet booking engine. The internet booking system of the hotel is not perfect. I didn't receive a room I expected. There also were other guys who wasn't satisfied with the rooms.
- Reviews: 2196
Several: Hotels in the Holmenkollen area
As I have lived in the neigbourhood I have never had a need to stay overnight, but I have visited for conferences and day visits, their restaurants etc. The restaurants of these hotels alone may be worth a visit.
The hotels are:
Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica (www.holmenkollenparkhotel.no), tel 22929000.
Lysebu Konferansesenter (www.lysebu.com), tel 22142390 (conferences mainly).
Soria Moria (www.soriamoria.no), tel 23222400 (conferences mainly).
Voksenåsen Kultur & Konferansehotell (www.voksenaasen.no), tel 221413090.
All these hotels have a good view of the city, good recreational facilities within an armlength's distance, are well equipped for conferences and business needs, extremely well developed menus and restaurants. The only hitch apart from their rack rates are the distance from the city centre: you need a bus or to take the metro downtown, a good 20 mintutes plus. If after a late, late night in town wants to get up to Holmenkollen again you may discover that taxi is the only option, and that will set you back more than a few NOKs.
- Reviews: 130
Ekeberg Camping: Oslo City Camp
Quite nice campsite on the area 18 acres can ccommodate 700 units and has about one hundred electric outlets for caravans.
The view from Ekeberg is worth a visit in its own right. From here you see the entire city, the fjord, and the surrounding hills.
Ekeberg Camping has fully equipped sanitary facilities: showers with hot and cold water, toilets, kitchen, launderette, caravan toilet and showers/toilets for the disabled.
I can't say a bad word about the campsite :-)
- Reviews: 324
Bjølsen student town: The best place for students
Bjølsen student town was built in 2003. Everything is new. You'll find a room for all needs. They have single rooms, Apartment for couples, for disabled persons etc. Almost all rooms and apartments have their own bathrooms and kitchen is shared with 4-5 other students. For this solution you'll pay around 3000-3500 NOK in rent. if you cant afford it, you should try Sogn studentby (student town) or kringsjaa studentby. I guess the rent is from 2000 NK each month but you'll probably have to share kitchen an bathroom with several others. But If you choose Sogn or Kringsjaa, you'll be close to Sognsvann and the nature in general.
: in the middle of the Student town there is a big grocery store. A cafe is located in the student town. The place it self i quite urban with shops and cafes around the Bjølsen area. it takes around 30 minutes to walk to the university. The Buss goes every fifth minute
- Reviews: 1252
Bed and Breakfast
Jorn and Claudia's place was very easy to find. They are located directly across the street from Vigelandsparken in Oslo. All we had to do was catch tram #12 at the train station in the direction of Frogner to the Vigleands tram stop.
Claudia will provide breakfast each morning at your request. There is an additional charge for breakfast. We bought pastries and juice each night before returning to our room. We used this for breakfast each morning. There are several places to purchase these items in the near by area.
We got to meet Jorn, Claudia, their three children, and even their cat while we were here. It was a very pleasant experience. The room was not fancy, but it was comfortable and clean. The neighborhood was nice and Vigelandsparken was right across the street for convenience.
- Reviews: 1252
Bed and Breakfast
When the guys in hat travel they like to stay some place local. Hotel chains are very nice and can be very accommadating but there is something really nice about staying with local people. We usually try and book a bed and breakfast or rent a room in someone's home when we travel. In Oslo is was very easy. I went to Google and keyed in Bed and Breakfasts Oslo. The very first link lead to a bed and breakfast owned by Jorn Jensen and his wife Claudia DeBrunner. I have a copy of the link listed here for your information.
- Reviews: 12
Hasleveien 8: Reasonable Accommodation in Oslo
I stayed 2 nights here in December 2004. My room was very clean and comfortable with a nice large bathroom next door that had a jetted tub and heated tile floor. The place is run by a couple guys named Ragnar and Frode. Both are very friendly and very helpful and speak english very well. Hasleveien is basically a house that they rent rooms out of. I hesitate to call it a hotel or hostel. All in all, a great place to stay. I'd definitly come again.
Price per night for a single room in December 2004:
This is in a house. A very homey and comfortable environment. Bus and subway access are a 2 or 3 minute walk away as well as grocery shopping and dining.
- Reviews: 808
Live in a convent
St. Katarinahjemmet (Saint Katarina home) is a catholic convent in a nice and quiet area in Majorstua, in the middle of Oslo. They have studenthomes where young women can rent a room while they study, but they also have a guesthouse for tourists.
The convent is located very central, and is close to many of the main attractions in the city. It's just a few minutes walk from the shoppingstreet Bogstadveien, and close to Vigelandsparken which is one of the most popular and most visited places in Oslo. Buses, trams and metro are all close to the home.
If you want a singleroom it costs 300,- (NOK) pr night, and a doubleroom is 450,-. Breakfast is 35,-, packet for lunch 25,- and a light dinner is 30,-. It's not possible to rent the room for just one night, there is a minimum of two days.
- Reviews: 808
Live in a lighthouse
Renting a lighthouse when you go on holiday has been very popular in Norway the last years. There are not so many in Oslo, but you can find many more down the Oslofjord and in the rest of the country. Some of them can also be rented for parties.
It might not be the cheapest place to stay, but you will definetly get a very different holiday.
On these two pages you can read more about renting a lighthouse. They are both in norwegian, but at least you can find more contactinfo on the pages.
- Reviews: 808
Cabins in the forest
Oslo is surrounded by a big forest, with lots of cabins. Many of these are for rent, and it's great to stay there. If you come to Oslo to see as much as possible in a few days, it is better to stay somewhere in the city. But if you have a bit of time or have been here before, you can concider one of these cabins instead, at least for a day or two. There are all kinds of cabins, from small and simple to big and luxurious.
If you come in summer you can go walking around in the forest, enjoying the beautiful nature and swim in one of the many lakes. In wintertime you can go cross-country skiing almost everywhere around in the forest. There are also some hills where you can try slalom, downhill, snowboard or telemark.
Unfortunately this page is only in norwegian, but there are links to different organisations renting cabins, so you can contact them and get more info.
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