Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Oslo, Norway. You can choose from 4 Oslo hostels. In total, there are 11 cheap places to stay in Oslo such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $27 for a dorm.
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 Erin
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 $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Oslo with private rooms costs on average $192.
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Oslo is a very modern city with lots of museums and parks. For city lovers, there is a lot to see and do, but not as much for nature lovers, who might be better off heading to the fjords and mountains to the north where the scenery is truly spectacular.
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.
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