Cochs Pensjonat: Budget Accommodation in Oslo
Updated: Jun 8
I love history. So why not choose a hotel that's located in a historic building? I stayed at Cochs Pensjonat for two nights, and loved it. It's situated just behind the Royal Palace, and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. I always look for areas like this when I'm visiting big cities, because they give you a break from all the tourist areas.
It's only a short distance from Frogner as well, where you can find some amazing parks, including the famous Vigeland Park. It's very reasonably priced for its location, and just wait until you see the staircase inside (there's a lift don't worry, the staircase is gorgeous though). Their website has more information on their history and background story, which is well worth a read. Check out some of my photos from my stay below:
The building that Cochs Pensjonat is situated in is beautiful. You can tell that it has some history behind it, and the street it's located on has a lot of similar looking buildings that are now a mixture of cafes and independent shops.
My room had a great view of the surrounding area, and I loved being able to wake up in the morning and look out at it. Cochs Pensjonat is a fantastic budget hotel in Oslo, and for me travelling as a solo female, I felt very safe in both the hotel and the area that it's located in.
I stayed in their Premium Single Room, which had everything that I needed and it was spotlessly clean. There was a small kitchen in the room as well in case I wanted to make something to eat or drink. The room included free WiFi and a television too.
They have a couple of different room options available, some with private bathrooms and some with shared ones. I'm not a big fan of sharing bathrooms, so I chose to have a private bathroom for convenience and peace of mind. Even though I was travelling to Oslo on a budget, this upgrade didn't cost too much extra and was worth it in my opinion.
As I said, the room came with a small kitchen to use, and it had a good amount of storage in it as well. The room also had a large wardrobe which had more than enough space for my small amount of clothes.
Cochs Pensjonat is a great hotel choice if you're visiting Oslo on a budget but don't want to be too far from all of the main attractions. It's easily accessible by public transportation, and is only a few minutes walk from the Royal Palace and Karl Johans Gate. It's definitely one of the cheaper accommodation options in Oslo, but it's very well maintained and has all of the amenities you'll need during your stay.
Price range: €55 +
Click here to book Cochs Pensjonat, but be quick as it books up very quickly!
I spent 4 days in Oslo and loved every minute of it. You can check out my blog post covering the best things to see in the city here. If you want to stay closer to the train station, I would recommend staying at Citybox Oslo. So far, I have only managed to make it to one other northern European country, Helsinki, but I can't wait to explore more in the near future. Remember to follow me on Instagram and get in touch if you have any questions about staying in Oslo!