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Let's face it. Hotels can be expensive. They also tend to take up a large part of your budget, especially in big cities. Oslo is known for being expensive, so where do you stay without breaking the bank? I often find that to get a cheap (but modern) hotel, you have to look outside of the touristy areas. The downside of this is that you have a longer trek back to your room after what has probably been a long, tiring day of exploring the city. Who wants that? Yes, I have been known to compromise location for price, BUT not this time!
Citybox Oslo was the perfect location for my first night in Oslo. I had a late flight, so I was really happy that it was less than a 5 minute walk from the central train station. This means that it is also ideally located to walk to the Opera House, the main shopping streets and the waterfront. Their concept is simple. They provide simple yet modern and stylish rooms, in order to keep their costs down. The result? Incredibly cheap room prices in Oslo's city centre. They also have a self service check-in machine, so it couldn't be easier to get your room key. Why not start your trip off by saving, rather than spending? Here are some photos from my stay:
When I arrived at the hotel it was past midnight, so I wasn't able to appreciate the balcony to its full extent until the morning. The view of the colourful buildings lining the street was amazing when I woke up, even though it had started to rain.
There was a simple, modern decor throughout the hotel which I loved. There is also a restaurant that you can grab some breakfast at attached to the building which was convenient. I'm pretty sure I only managed a few hours sleep because I wanted to wake up very early to get some photos, so this came in handy for me.
Simple. Modern, Perfect. I stayed in the Single Room with Balcony and it had everything I could need, including a spot to hang my clothes on the wall. There is minimal furniture in the room but the furniture that's present is very new and suits the rest of the hotel style.
Although it was only a single bed, it very comfortable. I had no problem falling asleep here, and there was no noise coming from the street below either. The room includes free WiFi too in case you have some time to relax and watch Netflix or do some blogging.
If you've read my previous hotel reviews, you know I love a good bathroom. And this one was perfect. The tiles were sparkling clean and the shower was quite powerful which was nice after a long flight.
Even the hallway was stylish. So if you've been wondering where to stay in Oslo, I think I've found the answer you've been looking for in Citybox Oslo. What more could you ask for than a cheap but modern hotel right in the heart of the city?
I couldn't recommend staying here more, especially if you want to be right around the corner from the central train station, and right on the doorstep of attractions like the Opera House. Oslo has a lot of hotels to choose from, but many are overpriced and not worth it in my opinion. But Citybox Oslo definitely is.
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If you need any tips on where to go in Oslo, check out my blog post covering my 4 days in the city. I also have another hotel recommendation, Cochs Pensjonat, which is another budget hotel, situated a few minutes walk from the Royal Palace. And if you're thinking of heading to Helsinki any time in the near future, click here to read my recommendations on what to see and where to eat. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram as well!