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Oslo / Fornebu
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
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Oslo is the capital of Norway and is famous for its quality of life, its maritime setting, and its abundance of arts and culture.
If you are looking for a hostel in Oslo, you should try to stay in one of the central boroughs, namely Sentrum, Gamle Oslo, or Grünerløkka. All three of them are very clean and safe neighborhoods with cute and well-kept buildings and lots of sights, museums, and parks. Note that Oslo hostels can be pretty expensive.
Oslo Gardermoen airport is located 45 kilometers outside of the city and it takes only 20 minutes to reach the city center by express train. There are also several bus services available. Oslo is also served by the airports of Torp and Rygge, which are a bit farther away but still within reach. You might find a bargain flight if you accept to fly into one of those two. Getting around in Oslo is no problem at all since there is an extensive public transport system which will take you anywhere you want to go.
While in Oslo, do not miss the Royal Palace, Stortinget (the Parliament), and the Akershus Fortress. For arts and design, head to the impressive National Museum, take a stroll in the Vigeland Sculpture Park on a sunny day, visit the museum dedicated to famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, and check out the Astrup Fearnley Museum for young and cutting-edge art. You can also enjoy the scenic views at the harbour and maybe catch an opera at the National Theatre before returning to your Oslo hostel.
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"Anker Hostel is a modern, lively place that appears to be very popular with backpackers in a city where accommodation is very expensive. The whole block is owned by “Anker” and there’s a more luxurious Hotel Anker next door (we had read one review of the hostel in which the writer got an upgrade to the hotel -- sadly we weren’t so lucky) as well as an internet café a couple of doors down and an Italian restaurant that serves low cost...
HI - Oslo Haraldsheim Hostel
"The Haraldsheim hostel is ok. It is expensive (even for Norway) and a long way out of town. The only real choice is getting tram four to Sinsenkrysset but the way is not very well signposted. If you are coming from Oslo Gardermoen airport it is probably easier (and quicker and cheaper) to get the bus to Grefsen station and walk around the corner to the hostel. Being four kilometers out of town would not be a problem if there was no curfew at...
"I recently stayed two nights at this hotel/hostel. I found the place very clean. It is located very near the center of tourism. It has easy access to the bus, train and ferry systems. Many tourist attractions are within walking distance. And most important to me, the staff were extremely helpful with any question or request. I'd recommend this place to anyone." … "I stayed at Perminalen for five days. They cleaned the room every day,...
"The Sentrum Pensjonat youth hostel is ideally located in the heart of Oslo and is a good value stop for any backpacker looking for a real bed with decent linen and a friendly atmosphere. The Location The hostel is centrally located and is only five minutes' walk from the central railway station. Once you've found your bearings and checked the map, it's easy to find. It's right in the heart of the city and although there are rumors of...
Oslo Vandrerhjem Holtekilen
"The Holtekilen Youth Hostel is located 8 km from the centre of Oslo, just off E18 and 8 min. walking distance to TELENOR ARENA. The hostel is situated in quiet and green surroundings with Holtekilen, a part of the Oslo Fjord, close by. The rooms have 1-5 beds, all with hot and cold running water, some with private shower/wc. Breakfast is included in the price. Bring your own bed sheets or rent from us for NOK 60,- pr. person....
Oslo Hostel/Hotel Apartments
"… Each of our apartments has a separate entrance, one to three bedrooms, living room and a kitchen. Please note: For Rooms with shared bathrooms and Beds in dormitory rooms bed linen & towels are not included and can be rented at the hotel reception. Sleeping bags are not permitted (sanitary reasons). Bed linen: 50 NOK per person for one bedlinen set Towel: 20 NOK per unit Kitchenware can be rented on site and cost additional 150 NOK...
Oslo Airport Hostel - Gardermoen
"… have flat screen TV and a desk, and we have a range of superior rooms with a kitchen niche equipped with hot oven plates, refrigerator and microwave. We also have 8 x 2 bedroom apartments for up to 6 people. Airport Motel & Apartment is a modern motel/hostel with facilities including: - Large, bright rooms - Single and double rooms with private bathroom - 4 to 6 bed rooms with private bathroom - 1 and 2 bed rooms...
Oslo Hostel Central
"… for the those who like alpine skiing and cross country skiing or if you wish to try-out as a ski-jumper in the ski-jumping simulator. Oslo Central does not offer mixed gender rooms, sleeping bags are not permitted due to safety and any consumption of alcohol in public areas is not allowed. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to travel without a guardian and all payment is being charged upon arrival. The luggage storage...
HI - Oslo Rønningen Hostel
"Oslo Vandrerhjem Rønningen. This hostel is a little hard to get to. Take tram 10 or 12 to Storo, then bus 55 (Grefsen stadion) or 56 (Solemskogen). If you take bus 55 you need to walk uphill (Myrerskogveien) until you see the sign for the hostel. It's a good bit of exercise I'm afraid (especially the uphill part), and you will probably need a map to find the hostel. A better bet is to take bus 56, and a short walk downhill. The whole...
My City Home Hotel & Studio Apartments
"… and a flat-screen TV. All apartments of My City Home have a lounge area, a writing desk and a tiled bathroom. Variety of other dining options in Oslo's city centre can be found in the vicinity. Oslo's main street, Karl Johans gate, is just around the corner. Attractions such as the Royal Palace and the National Theatre are both reached in 10 minutes’ on foot. In addition, the 13th-century Akershus Fortress is just 500...
"Anker Apartment is a brand new property in Oslo city centre. You will find all the facilities of a hotel with all the comfort you need to feel at home. All private rooms have a kitchenette where you can prepare your own food. The dorms have common facilities like kitchen, showers, toilets. Please note : Cancellation policy : 24h Check in : 15.00 Check out : 11.00 Breakfast not included Taxes included Credit...
"… station where the train will take you to the airport in minutes. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen and free Wi-Fi. The living rooms in the apartments are fully furnished, so you get the homey feeling when staying in your apartment hotel. The bedrooms have double beds or twin beds upon request. It is possible to rent extra bed if it would be desirable. The apartments are cleaned once a week. The apartments are...
"It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Cochs Pensjonat. At our hotel we take care of long-established and somewhat unusual traditions, and we do our utmost to ensure our guests a pleasant and successful stay. All rooms at Pensjonat Cochs feature wooden floors. All rooms except the value rooms have a flat-screen cable TV, fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Guests at Cochs Pensjonat can buy breakfast packages at a discounted rate at...
Villa Frogner Bed & Breakfast
"… largest outdoor shopping street with numerous shops, galleries and restaurants. Micro brewery, which is Norway's smallest brewery, the brewery has snacks available a short distance from Majorstuen. Vigeland Sculpture Park Vigeland Sculpture Park and Museum is also within walking distance. The same Frogner, a summer outdoor swimming complex, and familiar Coloseum cinema. It offers en suite rooms with traditional décor, cable TV and...
"… accompany your stay in this beautiful city. Be it the plethora of museums and art exhibitions close to the waterfront or the boutiques of the inner city, everything is in reach! The nightlife around is colorful and rich, and if that is not enough a tram, a cab or your feet quickly take you the clubs and bars that fill Oslo with music and joy until the early morning. We have 21 rooms and 3 apartments. Every room has a TV,...
Best Western Kampen Hotel
"Best Western Kampen provides modern accommodation with heated floors and air conditioning. Some options feature a private balcony and a living room with stylish leather furniture. Kitchen utensils and crockery are rented at reception. A generous breakfast buffet is available each morning and includes cakes, cold meats, fruit and croissants. In the evenings, guests can relax with a drink in Best Western Kampen Apartment Hotel’s bar or out on...
"… street. It offers free Wi-Fi, a bar in the 24-hour reception and functional rooms with quality beds. They offer single and double rooms. Each soundproofed Smarthotel Oslo room features a flat-screen TV, desk and contemporary furnishings. The bathrooms include a shower, hairdryer and toiletries. Guest computers in the lobby, summertime bicycle rental and a communal TV lounge are available to guests, as well as a furnished terrace...
"MS Innvik has a great location and is a fun place to stay in Oslo. It is located a short, five- to ten-minute walk from Central Station. At the front of the station, facing the street and large clock tower, you turn left, crossing two streets. At the third street you'll see a bridge walkway, it is impossible to cross the street otherwise (due to a large barrier in center of street). Cross this bridge walkway and you will end up in a parking...
Oslo Travel Tips & Suggestions
This is a nice city but not the best in Norway. Don't miss the Frogner Park (also known as Vigeland Park). I've become a Vigeland's fan since I was in Oslo! You also have to visit the open air Folklore Museum, the Viking Boats Museum, and Akersus. And there's an amazing comics store in the train station!
I love this city! It's the best place on earth! Try and visit in January or mid-winter when there aren't too many tourists. The locals will happily show you around town. Some people probably won't get the ironic, self-deprecating attitude though.
Charming atmosphere and great jazz and rock bars! Frogner Park is just amazing.
Oslo's fantastic! Brilliant sight-seeing, delicious food, and it's really easy to get around. The Munch museum is a must if you like art and Frogner park really impressive. Just take care if you go near Skippergata at night. Otherwise, an excellent place for holiday!
Great city and a brilliant place for a holiday. However, avoid Skippergata, between Karl Johans gate and the harbour. It's a really bad area, especially at night!
We loved Norway, despite the high prices! Oslo is the most beutiful city i've ever seen. Be sure to go to Burgen: the train trip is amazing (book a seat in advance), and go to the market for free samples galore including smoked whale meat! As far as food goes, vegetarians be warned: there is not much for you in Norway. Supermarkets are easy to find (Oslo train station has 3 in it!) and you can survive on cheap chocolate chip cookies and bananas...
— Tesh N Ben
It's so cool there you don't wanna leave!
In reality, you really don't need to know a word of Norwegian to successfully get around Oslo or Norway in general. Know that "Heisann" is hello and takk (pronounced "tuck") is thank you. Everyone there speaks English. Also, ladies, Norwegian boys are hot and have cute accents.
— Lille Amerikaner
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