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tips in finding cheap accomodations in berlin & norway?

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1. Posted by hailey.c (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

Hi, i'm going to visit Berlin between 13-26 Dec and Norway between 23-25 Dec. Would appreciate if someone could share me tips in finding some cheap accormodations in Berlin and Norway. any homestay avaliable in these two countries?

Thanks a lot!

2. Posted by someguy (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

hey,
in berlin, die Fabrik is a nice place to stay at. It's not expensive and the neighbourhood's great.
And I said it before and I'll say it again: check out the couchsurfing options ... That won't be a problem in both Berlin as Norway, I think.

Enjoy Berlin, it's the greatest place on earth :)

3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 5y

Lotsa good hostels in Central Berlin, check it up in Travellerspoint. Seems me not a prob at all, except of fact of Christmas -can b full, book as early as u could do. I have nevr been in Norway (not yet!), so cant help with it. Norway in December.. should b frrreeeezing!!!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

I've stayed both at Hotel Pension Charlottenburg and at Berlin-Cityroom in the past two years and thought both were great value. They're not luxury, but the rooms were exactly what I expected from them on both occassions. Peter, my brother and co-admin/owner of the site, stayed at Jacobs Apartments in Bergen and liked it.

I can recommend a bunch of places in Oslo if you like as I live here, but not really sure if Oslo is where you are travelling? :)

5. Posted by hailey.c (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

thank you so much for all the info!! they 'r really helpful.

Sam I am: yes, i'm visiting Oslo between 23 dec-26 dec, any gd places u would recommend? wondering if everything would be closed during x'mas =.=".

i'm also gonna stay for a week in germany from 14 dec to 21 dec , flying to berlin on the 1st day, anyone got any suggestion?

thanks so much!

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

I don't think any places will be closed just for Christmas, although there is at least one hostel that closes for the whole winter. Anker hostel is pretty good (it's cheap for Norway, and quality is basic) all things considered, and is in a great location. Cochs Pensjonat is another one that's pretty good and in possibly an even better location. Hope that helps!

7. Posted by hailey.c (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y

hi, Sam I Am,

what would you recommend to do in Osla between 23-26 dec? seems that a lot of museums and shops are closing, wondering what to do =.="
thanks!

8. Posted by Tony-Guy (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Sam I am is right. For a backpacker, Anker hostel is probably the best bet.

You can always go out even though museums are closed. Moreover, get on couchsurfing, get some Norwegian friends and experience a proper Norwegian christmas. They'll offer you brown cheese, aquavit, and everything.

Torgeir

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 5y

Quoting hailey.c

Sam I am: yes, i'm visiting Oslo between 23 dec-26 dec, any gd places u would recommend? wondering if everything would be closed during x'mas =.="

Do you ski? Even if you don't, that's the kind of thing Norwegians do this time of year. You can take a tram/bus up to Tryvann (about 20-30mins), then rent some skis and do that. Or, go really Norwegian and get cross-country skis and do one of the many trails through the mountains there. Of course if it's your first time on skis and you are alone, this option is not really that great...