Oslo Hostel Central


Oslo Vandrerhjem Central or in English Oslo Hostel Central

It was great to get the support from the owners of this magnificent hostel which I stayed at in January 2014 whilst I was planning. Firstly read what THEY say and then read what I say. It’s DEFINITELY worth a stay!

They say, “Oslo Hostel Central welcomes you to Norway’s newest hostel which only opened its doors in June 2013. We offer 61 newly-built rooms, 230 beds……and a breakfast buffet included in the price. We are proud to offer modern facilities with a casual atmosphere in a central location which is only footsteps away from Oslo’s nightlife, shopping and cultural scene. At Oslo Central you’ll have a good night sleep in a a family room or private single-, 2 bedded -, 4 bedded- rooms. Maybe you prefer a more social form of travel? Book a bed in a shared dormitory!

In Oslo, the possibilities are great; the only question is how much time do you have? How about a stay in the city centre? We are close to the Akershus Fortress and, really, less than 5 minutes to “absolutely everything”: Karl Johan’s street (the main shopping thoroughfare), public transport, cinemas, theatres, The Opera House, the Royal Palace, restaurants, bars and much, much more. Oslo offers activities for the whole family throughout the year. Yes! Spring, summer, autumn and winter all have their own possibilities and options whatever your interests are! (OK, sunbathing in February is perhaps not on the itinerary!)

See our gallery and make your booking here. We look forward to welcoming you! Note that the link goes DIRECT to the hostel. There is no affiliate commission or similar and nor are you being directed to a third-party booking engine.”

I say, “This is NOT what I expected at all.

The word “hostel” is being used in its widest terms. This was a real 5* experience. The whole place is absolutely spotless…..I mean spotless. The hotel (better word) is bright, airy and well lit………with brilliant wifi throughout the whole building. The stairwell has a magnificent chandelier. Yes, a chandelier in a “hostel”! I suppose it has to use the word hostel as it DOES have bunk beds available but there are also single, double and 4 bed rooms. The bedrooms are equally spotless with sealed fresh bed-linen.

Breakfast is included and that was impressive too. I did not use the facilities but their laundry and kitchens available.

Price? I guess about 10 euros more than the cheapest hostel in town but you get so much more – cleanliness, security, a bank of PCs available to use FOC.

Location? 10/10. 200 meters from the main shopping street and within an easy stroll of everything most visitors to Oslo centre would want – railway/bus station, parliament, Ibsen Museum, National Theatre, ferries to Denmark, Opera House etc etc

Reception? Pleasant, professional staff who speak impeccable English and are deeply knowledgeable about the city and travel.

Sadly, I was only here for one night, I’d have been happy with one week!

By Steve Hall, owner of www.thisisoslo.info and www.thisisnorway.info



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