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I was only there 1 night, and just like the reviews say, the common room is full of people that are just looking at their phones! no one is socializing! So it just made me want to go to sleep. Staff was nice, location was excellent, very clean. More of a hotel than it is a hostel in my opinion. Be aware that you have to pay for bed sheets and towels tho. The city of Oslo in general is very expensive.
Hostel in a decent location. Near the train station. Wifi was good. The worst thing about our stay was the smell of our room! It smelled awful. Not sure if it was the people in our room or the lack of cleaning. Staff were very friendly though
Central location with about a 10 minute walk from central station and was very reasonably priced for Oslo. However the dorm room I stayed in had half the lockers broken so there wasn't a lot of security. The common room/lobby/bar area was full of people on their phones and laptops because that was the one place where the wifi worked. It didn't really make for a social atmosphere.
First problem: you must wait until 3pm to check in, unlike other hostels I've been to, so it is inconvenient. 2nd- no microwave, imagine that! 3rd- that doesn't feel like a hostel at all, the facility Pretty bad to hang out. 4th- no hand soap in bathroom in the room, I've never been to a place where they don't hand soap in the bathroom. 5th- the shower is awful. That place is overpriced in my opinion and I would not recommend to anyone. Lastly, the building looks old and smelly.
They charge extra for compulsory bedding (sleeping bags not allowed and they fine you if they find out you've been using one). Most rooms have a kitchen in them and you have to leave a deposit every time you take utensils to your room, I didn't really like that, plus the have to be returned after every use. (Meaning if you eat at the hostel you had to collect a new kitchen box 3 times a day). Adequate location.
This hostel was one of the worst ones I'd stayed in. To have to pay for sheets, and to hire kitchen utensils, as well as the lack of cleanliness in the bathrooms and the general hostel feel was not good. A well stocked communal kitchen and sheets included in the price would be easy improvements.
Clean, comfortable, good location. Did everything we needed. Stayed in a private 2-bed with ensuite and it was exactly like a hotel room stripped to the essentials. Would recommend to friends and family.
A staff not really helpfull, no mood in common lounge, no common kitchen and location not so good
Bad atmosphere, old facilities, i will try another hostel when i come back to oslo
Really large hostel which makes it easy to meet new people in the lounge. The rooms are quite minimalistic, in our case the cooking plate and the bathroom were not clean enough that I wanted to use them.
No hand soap or towels in bathrooms. This is pretty basic, and expected hygiene requirement in all developed economies the world over.
It was good for a one-night stay. The bed was comfortable but you had to pay extra for sheets and towel. Nice staff and excellent location right in front of the tram and bus station, but I wouldn't recommend at all walking around at night.
Real close to the city centre and super close to the bus and train terminals. Will definitely come back.
It was impossible to ask for some information to the staff since there was always a long line at the reception to check in and check out. The room was clean and comfortable and had a kitchen in it , but no utensil so could not cook , and the bathroom without soap or towel . The location was good less than 10 min walk from the center . And moreover you have to pay for sheet. but I think worth the price since it's the cheapest place I found. anything better than this hostel would be much more expe
Even though it was nice that the room came with its own kitchen and bathroom, the room was not supplied with basic necessities like hand soap. I also found that the staff appeared to be overwhelmed most of the time. Every time I tried to speak to them I was either waiting in line or a line formed behind me.
Great location with all possible services needed. Reception looks hectic but once inside room everything changes. Trims are large with kitchenette, and endure bathrooms have everything you need. Very clean and tidy. Only drawback is there is nothing to cook with (no pots and pans, no dishes or cutlery). What's the point of having a kitchen if you can't cook?
It was a good stay, and nice hostel, although paying an additional 50NOK for linen is a lot of money and quite frustrating - would be better to include it in the original price.
Good location, clean place, BUT the place is quite anonymous like the staff, contacts are pretty poor, an echoe to the nordic image or stereotype of Scandinavia? The rooms have a kitchencorner, but no pots at all or any pans, mlates or whatever you need for cooking.
The hostel is nice, the staff are nice. The rooms are spacious and usually aren't full which was nice.