Oslo – one of the biggest surprises happened when I have visited this city one year ago – I have never thought it will be so bright, modern city and I had the feeling it is a great place to live and work. Fantastic city with a lot of nice and polite people, that are proud to be Norwegian (I cannot blame them, next life I want to be a Norwegian as well), or just for living in Oslo – that was the feeling I had.
It is true it was Summer when I was in Oslo and therefore I recommend this time of the year for visiting as well – you can walk along Aker Brygge (a very modern and beautiful part of Oslo I fell in love with during my visit), have some rest in some of the restaurants here, or, if you are a biathlon maniac as I am, you can go to Holmenkollen and see this fantastic place above the Oslo fjord.
Or you just could go through the city, check the shops, discover the Ankerhus (the city walls on the top of the city if you look up from Aker Brygge or the Townhall). We also very recommend visiting some of the great museums Oslo offers (I visited the Fram museum and it was stunning!) on the Bygdoy peninsula – you can get there with a ferry leaving right from the city wall. Or, go for a walk along the river bank to the recently built Grand Opera house – a great place to just chill-out, or visit some great opera or ballet!
You can simply spend a great day in Oslo and get the feeling where you have been all the time and why you have not known about this fantastic place before! Yes, indeed, it is a great place to stay and live, but a very expensive one at the same time – one of the most expensive cities in Europe, I assure you that!
For these purposes, we have selected the top 5 hostels you can spend your nights in Oslo and not get poor:D. Because honestly, it would be a pity to spend a lot of money on accomodation and do not enjoy their gastronomy (especially for the seafood lovers it is a paradise) and everything else what Oslo offers.
Let‘s now see on the top 5 hostels you can enjoy in Oslo!
…trendy, chic, vibrant atmosphere – this is what you can expect from this hostel, located in the heart of Oslo´s city center. This hostel is newly renovated, with state of art facilities and modern decór. Suitable for backpackers, families and simply for everyone who wants to relax and feel at home.
There is easy access to public transport, to the shopping venues and all sightseeing places nearby. This property offers a lot of different dorms and private rooms as well. There is plenty of chill-out rooms, lobby bar, breakfast hall, where a free breakfast buffet is served daily! Wi-fi is available through the whole building and towels and linen are included, so no need to take yours.
#2 Anker Hostel
If you want to get a unique experience from staying in a hostel, we recommend Anker hostel – located in popular and modern areas of Oslo named Grünerløkka and just a few minutes’ walks from the main street (Karl Johan). It is very closed to most of the big concert halls as Oslo Spectrum, Sentrum Scene, and Rockefeller.
There is a lot of rooms and dorms available – for families, groups and single travelers, towels, and linen are not included in the price so take yours or rent some. Free wi-fi is available in the whole building. For guests, there are a lot of facilities available as a lobby, library, lounge area and bar. There is also parking available if you travel by car!
#3 Club 27
Looking forward to meeting new people? If so, is this hostel right place to stay in Oslo! Located in the heart of Oslo, just throw away from many major tourist attractions, such as Aker Brygge, Royal Palace, Norwegian National Opera, and Ballet. There are non-smoking rooms only, free wi-fi, shared kitchen and there is luggage storage for guests available as well.
This property is situated next to the Norwegian local Bar, with a great relaxing atmosphere. Former visitors appreciate a great atmosphere, a good place near to the train station and helpful staff.
A brand new property in Oslo city center with a lot of private rooms, which have own kitchen facilities for preparing own food. This property also offers dorms with common facilities – showers, toilets, kitchen. Towel and linen are not included, if you have not yours, you can rent at reception. The breakfast is available for a fee. There is a lot of dorms and private rooms available for a very reasonable price!
Former visitors appreciate nice and kind staff with great English knowledge, cleanness of the hostel and the access to the city center. Also note it is not so suitable for solo travelers, based on former visitor’s opinions.
If you are traveling with children and need a parking place (and free breakfast as a nice bonus), is this property a great option! Evaluated very well by former customers due to a convenient stay, fully equipped kitchen, quiet location, parking possibilities, and nice view. It is far from the city center (25 minutes to go by bus), but still worth considering if you want to avoid the crowded city center, especially at night.
It looks like a summer school camp, so if you like such places, it could be a good choice for a reasonable price – this property offers dorms and private rooms as well so you would have a lot of options to choose from.
Oslo is a city worth to visit! No matter in which time of the year (here depends on if you appreciate more light or less and whether you like colder weather or not) you are going there – there will be always something interesting to see/eat and enjoy! In winter you can enjoy the museums – Fram or any other on the Bygdoy peninsula or visit Opera house.
In Summer you can enjoy walking the river banks, have a picnic in some of the parks this city offers. During Spring you can enjoy the feasts (especially on 8th May) – there is simply always a great reason for visiting Oslo – and we recommend to include this place to your travel itinerary as well!