Accommodation in Oslo

We are, unfortunately, not able to provide any university dorm accommodation for the NordicSMC Winter School. But there are many options around Oslo.

There are no hotels in near viscinity of the Blindern campus, but it is easy to get around with public transport, so staying anywhere in the city centre would work well. Below are some suggestions for budget accommodation.

Citybox Oslo

This hotel in the center of Oslo is more like a self service supermarket. There’s no reception desk. You book a room by phone or online and collect a keycard and pay at the hotel terminal. There’s no room cleaning service for shorter stays but you can order this for an extra charge. Rates from NOK 590.

Citybox Oslo, Prinsens gate 6, Oslo


Very nice location in the middle of the city centre. Breakfast is a drink and sandwich delivered to your door. Single room from 799.

P-hotels, Grensen 19, Oslo


This hotel opened in 1954 for Norwegian soldiers on leave in the capital. It’s now available for anyone to book. The rooms are basic but of a high standard including en suite and TV. Single rooms from NOK 685.

Perminalen, Øvre slottsgate 2, Oslo

Cochs pensjonat

The guest house was opened in 1927 by the Coch sisters. They originally provided board and lodging for bachelors. The guest house featured in author Lars Saabye Christensen's award winning novel The Half Brother that was published in 2001. Nice location behind the Royal Palace, and can walk down to Nationaltheatret to catch the metro to Blindern. Room with a shared bathroom in the corridor from NOK 539 per night.

Cochs pensjonat, Parkveien 25, Oslo

Oslo Vandrerhjem Haraldsheim

This is a popular youth hostel for backpackers on a budget. Single rooms with bathroom from NOK 720. There are 307 beds in 88 rooms, including single and four-bed rooms. The youth hostel is about four kilometers from the city center, but it is easy to get to Blindern from the Sinsen metro station.

Haraldsheim, Haraldsheimveien 4, Oslo

Anker hostel

A popular youth hostel that attracts backpackers from all round the world. Single rooms from NOK 640. It may not be the most salubrious part of Oslo, but close to hip Grünerløkka. The 17 tram run all the way to Blindern, otherwize it is possible to switch to the faster metro at Oslo S.

Ankerhostel, Storgata 55, Oslo

Thon Hotel Spectrum

The hotel is next to Oslo Central Station and the airport express train, the Oslo City shopping mall and the Oslo Spektrum concert and exhibition center. Easy to take the metro to Blindern. Single rooms from Nkr 920.

Thon Hotel Spectrum, Brugata 7, Oslo

Published Dec. 21, 2018 9:41 PM - Last modified Dec. 21, 2018 10:16 PM