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Kjolberggaten 29, Oslo, Norway

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386 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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If you want to stay in private, this is the place for you. For those who are looking for place to meet people and have fun - not here. This property is more like a hotel than hostel and the equipment of rooms look acordingly. It has a poor kitchen facilities, no toaster, no ellectric kettle, internet for 60NOK a day... Since we wanted just oversleep for 1 night, neither of those weren't an issue. But if you want to stay longer, think it through.


WiFi is not free. There is 60Kr per day charge and is BAD. Kitchen lacks adequate utensils. There is only 1 pot, 1 soup spoon, 1 fork and knife, 2 dishes & 2 bowls. Inadequate kitchen supplies. No hand soap is provided. The night staff an Indian man does not speak fluent English and does not even know where near supermarket is. He send me to a 3 bus stops, + walk one, when there were 2 across the street near train station. Unable to regulate excessive heat and lacks natural light.

  • 25th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


It looks more like a hotel that is transitioning for some reason to a hostel, so the rooms kind of look like a mix of hotel / hostel. We stayed in an "apartment" which had 4 rooms and its own kitchen so there is no common room, a pity... There weren't pots enough to cook, cutlery, dishes and the main door had a faulty lock (so we were basically leaving the door unlocked and locking our room). The reception has a reasonable staff that give you directions about whatever you ask, what was great.


We stayed for four days for New Years 2015 an spent amazing time there! Staff was helpful, we paid for internet but then the speed was pretty good! The bathroom had floor heating, there was always hot water and was very clean! Toyen station for metro is 5 min walk and a perfect way to get arround Oslo! Will return again for sure!! :-) I reccomed it to everyone

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Macedonia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were very surprised arriving at the hostel given that other reviews were very negative - it was far nicer and more comfortable than expected, more like a hotel than a hostel, it's really not a long walk to the city centre and for Oslo prices it's extremely decent! We were able to cook in our room which was a massive plus as eating out is seriously expensive. Staff were very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • 16th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pretty nice place, only two stations with metro from the main station and bus terminal. Well located, secure, clean and they have a nice kitchen so you can save money cooking at home (Oslo is an expensive city).

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A twenty minute wall to the city centre, recently renovated rooms and the reasonable cost make this apartment worthwhile BUT be warned: if you stay in a two bed apartment with shared facilities, one of the bedrooms does not have complete privacy/soundproofing. There is a 40cm gap running along the top of the wall to the kitchen which means you can hear everything going on. Luckily the other bedroom was unoccupied while we stated otherwise it would have been very uncomfortable.


This is a very good hostel. It is part of a complex, which includes a regular hotel. It is near to public transport and it is priced well for this expensive place called Oslo. Breakfast was good value and can set you up for the day. There was some confusion about the payment of breakfast. This could be made clearer.


Nice rooms but a very small kitchen, slippery bathroom and no free wifi. Staff were very helpful though.


We had a problem: the person who did our check in, made it wrong! We couldn't get in the apartment the other day, and i was already tired and had to solve this with another person (this time a woman who was very kind, unlike the blond man the day before) . Our reservation was "Basic 2 Bed Apartment Shared Bathroom", so we understood that the apartment was for two people and the bathroom shared, but the apt had 8 beds together and when we was almost sleeping a couple showed up. Not pleasant.

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