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Oslo Hostels and places to see

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1. Posted by dlar1175 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

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My daughter and I will be traveling to Oslo for only 2-3 days and are on a very limited budget. Can you recommed places to stay and must see places to go for a quick visit. Thank you.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Hi there. I live in Oslo, so let's see if I can be of some help :) First off, have you had a look at the Oslo guide? There's some good general info in there.

In terms of where to stay on a budget there's actually a rather limited selection (all of the ones I can think of are actually located on the Oslo accommodation page). Also, although Oslo is quite small and easy to get around by foot or public transport, is there a specific area you'd prefer to stay in? I live on what is known as Oslo's East side, which basically means east of the river. The West side is the posh side of town traditionally, although the East side is kind of viewed as the hip, fun, young part. The two places where I've had friends of mine staying when they visit are Anker hostel and Coch's pensjonat. The former is right next to the river and about 5-10 minutes walk from Central station. The rooms in both are quite basic, but they are cheap for Norwegian standards. The latter property is right next to the Palace which in turn is right at the end of the main shopping street (Karl Johan's gata) that leads up to Central station. It's also at the beginning of another known shopping street. It's on a pretty busy intersection and you'd likely hear some noise at night as there are quite a few bars nearby. Mind you, Anker is on a pretty big street too with trams regularly passing outside, but it's somewhat withdrawn from the main road (if you switch to satellite view on the map on the accommodation page linked up top, you can see the trees in between the main road and the buildings). Personally I prefer the Anker, but that's because I live on this side of town :) My brother-in-law swears by the West side, which is where Coch's is located.

In terms of must see places for a quick visit:

  • Palace
  • Karl Johan's gata/street
  • Aker brygge (where the ferry goes to, amongst others, the Kontiki museum)
  • Some of the museums on Bygd√ły (which is what you take the ferry to); Kontiki, Viking, FRAM, Folk
  • Munch museum
  • National museum
  • Normally I'd also recommend the Holmenkollen ski jump, but it's currently taken down as they are building a new one. Still some nice views from up there though!

Well, that's about it. Let me know if you have any more specific questions based on that :)


3. Posted by GreenSun (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y


I was in Oslo last year and I slept in Perminalem Hotel (600 m from train station).

Place number one is Vigeland Park with over 200 sculptures.