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Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3730 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Good hostel, especially good value for an expensive city. It is walking distance to the main attractions and station, but you have to walk through a bit of rough area to get there which isn't ideal, particularly for single travelers returning in the evening. I had a good experience of meeting lovely people at the hostel bar (just a fridge of beer behind the reception!), but the atmosphere wasn't the most inviting as the sofas are just full of people using the wifi and sitting on their phones.

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is good, just a few minutes walking to central stations. Since everything in Norway is super expensive, I would say the price for a hostel is okay. It's good that there is a place where you can cook, HOWEVER, the kitchen is situated right in the room where you are sleeping - 1 meter from the beds, so if someone decides to cook something in the middle of the night, not only you can not sleep but there is also a terrible smell in the room.


Need to have equipment in the kitchen, need a kettle in kitchen at least. Need soap in bathroom. The floor of bathroom gets wet easily and makes it too wet for others to use. Good location, close to train station and main streets, liked the bar downstairs


The hostel was fine. I was only there for one night so not too much to complain about. They don't have lockers which is the only real issue I had.


This hostel had a nice reception but everything else was kind of old. The room had very few sockets and no individual lockers. Also there was a small uncomfortable kitchen in every room. It didn't really have the hostel vibe, it was just a cheap comfortable accommodation. It was walking distance from the train station, but you also could take the tram or bus if you were leaving too early. The cleaning could be improved.


We have slept in a room for 8 persons, the bathroom was small and without hairdryer. It's easy to make dirty the bathroom because of the number of person and the little spaces. There's no a safety lock for the backpack in the room.


Very middle of the road. It cost quite a bit for a bare bones hostel, I guess that's just Norway for you though. The staff was reasonably helpful. My biggest issue was that there were no lockers or super secure places to store my things in my room. Luckily everyone we stayed with was cool but I could see things going very bad if you aren't so lucky. Best thing was the location.

  • 17th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very pleasant, close to centre and we'll proportioned dorms.


The cheapest place in Oslo but good quality as well. What else?

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good hostel to stay at in Oslo. Like the other reviews say, it isn't crazy social like other hostels. However, I found that being in the lobby right after dinner time is helpful (most people there and some trying to see the city at night). Good choice for a couple nights in Oslo!


Chain hostel, more like a hotel. WiFi works fine, rooms are clean.


I stayed in mix-room. There is a kitchen inside and you can get the cooking equipments from the reception. There is a tram station in front of the hostel. Very convenient if you have a transport ticket. Can walk from the train station but it takes quite a bit of time. Overall satisfied. :)


Would definitely stay here again. Value for money, cleaniness and location are the best in Oslo I believe! The staff were the only let down. Everyone behind the desk was flat and seemed like they would rather be anywhere else but there. Not very friendly, seemed annoyed and definitely not friendly.

  • 4th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The facility was very nice. The room had an en suite and a fridge and hot plate for cooking. Previous reviews are correct though the rooftop terrace is very underutilized but a nice place to enjoy a meal.


A good hostel. Took the tram as suggested in the directions they give, but found you can easily walk from the Central Station/centre of town in about 10 minutes. Entrance is nice and modern, but rooms and corridors look a little ugly and dated. Still, beds were comfortable, there is a kitchen in the room for convenience and I also found it got people talking/socialising in the rooms. Not much of an atmosphere otherwise. You'll get a good night's sleep here and staff were helpful.


Wifi doesnt work properly, except in the lobby.


As it allows people to cook in the room, it requires people's self discipline to cook at a considerate time. some travelers cook after 11pm and it make the room full of food smell.


You have to pay for bed sheets


The room was suffocated. No ventilation and could barely breath. They need to improve the ventilation throughout the building.


We stayed here for two nights. The location wasn't great in relation to the city centre although it was fairly easy to find the hostel. The beds were fine although we had to rent bed linen and kitchen utensils from reception which was frustrating. When we asked about things to do in Oslo, the staff claimed to know very little and just pointed out a guide book. However, there was a nice atmosphere in the common area in the evening and security was good.

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