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the beds are pretty good, but the in-room kitchen can be quite a hassle. got to loan the kitchen box from the reception each time we cook, with a time limit of 3 hours each loan. no microwave too.
Well I would not recomed this hostel to my friend as we paid for bedsheets as well and moreover the staff services were very poor. I would rather like to pay more to stay in hotel. The wifi signals were not good in rooms as well. They really need to work hard to improve their staff services.
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Hostel is close to city center, so you can go there by walk! The room has also private bathroom and kitchen, which is essential to save some NOK in Oslo. Staff was polite and helpful to find attractions and clubs!
Best price in the town i think... but oslo is astronomicly expensive... price was good compared to other places.. location is ok. staff was ok...
Very nice hostel. Nice large rooms and good wifi. Very clean and good showers.
For Norway, I thought this was a good spot for sure. My friend I was travelling with and myself went on the organized Oslo bar crawl which was a lot of fun and it was good to know that the hostel had made contacts to have something organized for those who were looking for something to do. I know Oslo is expensive, but I felt that this was a very good choice for hostel and was pleased with my stay.
It's very basic but as cheap as you can get in central Oslo. Very close to the railway station, which makes it a good choice for those who arrive after hours.
This is just an okay hostel but better than nothing. Prices could have been lower. Bathroom was okay. Wifi is good. You pay a deposit for sheets and towel. You also have to pay a fee to use their kitchen utensils. Free lockers are provided if you bring your own lock but its small to hold your laptop in. Staffs are polite, there was a tall attractive charming Norwegian man working there. ;)
Staff wasn\t very efficient with handling a relatively small queue, unfriendly demeanor, very low enthusiasm. Additionally internet is in the lounge, and it\s a very low mood lounge. Ie no conversation really possible, so for lone travellers makes travelling even lonelier. Personally, I just didn\t feel really comfortable at all there.
If you can ignore the druggies and beggars that line Storgata street, the hostel is a great value. It is literally 5 minutes away from both the train and bus station (the train station has high speed internet and some cheap places to eat), 10 minutes away from the famous Karl Johans Gate shopping street, and all other major tourist places are easily within walking distance. The staff was super friendly and the hostel was spin and span clean.
Good hostel. Pricey, but you know... It is Oslo, so...
The rooms are nice and clean in general and the location is central. But since the house is so big, there's really no hostel-atmosphere to speak of. But being the cheapest hostel in Oslo, it's more than fine for a good night's sleep.
Unofortunately, I didn`t like this hostel. Staff was really nice and location is pretty central but hostel looks like poorly maintained dormitory. I had strange impresion about few of my roomates who was much older and didn`t look like tourist. Sadly, but in Oslo as a budget traveler you dont have much options.
Room was spacious, bright and clean with wifi in the room. There was a small fridge and fairly basic kitchen in the room as well although i didnt use it.. Staff friendly. Reasonably close to the center and the train station. Personally didnt find the area to be as dodgy as some of the reviews make it sound... and just bring your own sheets! :) Just one suggestion to the hostel - put lockers in the rooms!
Very good hostel. Big rooms with kitchen and bathroom. Expensive... but can't help that being in Oslo.
Out of all the hostels we stayed in during out month long trip, this was the worst. It is passable due to it having beds, but the atmosphere was awful, the only communal area was also the only WiFi area, meaning everyon there was constantly on their computers, leaving no room for socialising or meeting fellow travellers. The people we met there were much older than us or were families, the area you could drink was outside where there were about 6 seats total, staff were rude, had to buy cutlery.
I taysd for 2 nighgs as i prolonged my stay. I think i as sadisfied with the hostl espescillh considering how costly norway is. I also would advice people to have the brdakfast its at a reasonable price, you get lots of food and you can do a coupleof sandwiches to take away....
Bathroom in room not the cleanest, sink almost hanging off the wall, ceiling moldy. We were in room about a minute when man knocked on our door looking to have a shower in our room. We were nice and let him in, we then noticed he had robbed the toilet roll. Although reception replaced them no problem. Security not the best when this man was able to get access to the rooms.Very noisy out the back window all night long, constantly people shouting etc. Lounge area seemed nice, room relatively clean