Hostels in Oslo, Norway

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Get to know Oslo (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Oslo. To help you make friends with Oslo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

The capital of Norway, Oslo, is a city steeped in beauty and has many stunning sights on which visitors can lay their eyes. It is also a city with rich history and has been Norway's capital city for a thousand years.

While there aren’t as many hostels in Oslo, Norway, as there are in its Scandinavian neighbours of Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, there are still a few Oslo, Norway hostels for the budget-conscious travelers. However, it is recommended to book Oslo, Norway hostels well in advance if possible, in order to nab the best and cheapest accommodation possible.

Oslo is notoriously expensive, but a strategically planned trip can help tourists avoid shelling out the big bucks while on vacation. Public transport such as buses, trams, subways, and ferries are all available. In addition, Oslo’s city centre is small, so it is possible to walk to many of the attractions. A good tip is to buy and make use of an "Oslo Pass," which offers free travel on public transport and admission to many museums and sights.

Much of Oslo’s allure comes from its natural attractions. Oslo Fjord is one of the top things to check out while in the city. Also breathtaking are the Botanical Garden, the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Normarka wilderness area, Church ruins in Maridalen, and the rock carvings at Ekenberg. There are many, many more naturally beautiful areas in Oslo, Norway, that are worth checking out, however.

There is also a wide range of museums and attractions in Oslo, Norway. There is the Norwegian Maritime Museum, National Gallery, Munch Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower, Museum of Oslo, The Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo City Hall, Nobel Peace Center, Norwegian Folk Museum, and Akershus Castle. Many of these even have free entry.

Oslo also plays hosts to several entertaining music festivals including the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Grannittrock, Oslo World Music Festival, Inferno Music Festival, and Oslo Jazz Festival. It is worth researching which time of the year these specific festivals are held if any of the genres tickle your fancy.

Written by local enthusiast for Oslo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Oslo hostels Erin

FAQ about Oslo Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Oslo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Oslo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Oslo costs on average $39 for a dorm. A hostel in Oslo with private rooms costs on average $158. shows all 4 Hostels in Oslo. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Oslo, Norway. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Oslo such as
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Your Packing List for Oslo

Your Packing List for Oslo

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Oslo and Norway.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Oslo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Oslo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$39 Average dorm price
$158 Average private room price
$38 Cheapest hostel in Oslo
Club 27 is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Oslo
Anker Hostel is the best rated
Most Oslo hostels are located in
Sofienberg, Grefsen
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Oslo - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Oslo. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Oslo. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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