Located close to the Royal Palace, this standard hotel offers large family rooms (up to 4 people) with sofabeds, refrigerators, and kettles. Ask for rooms with balconies or rooms above the 10th floor for amazing views. Offers a buffet breakfast, small kids’ play area, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a swimming pool and sauna. It’s less than a 5 minute walk to the Nationaltheateret metro and you can get to the airport via the Flytoget Airport Express Train in 20 minutes. Close to tram lines too. Central Oslo, the Aker Brygge restaurant district & the pier area are a15 minute walk away. Hotel Phone: :+47 23 29 30 00.
Centrally located hotel offering clean, simple family rooms (up to 4 people) with mini-bars and sleeper sofas & 3-bedroom suites (family of 6) with lounges and rooftop terraces. Choose rooms with balconies above the 10th floor for better views. Serves up a lavish breakfast but lacks a bar, pool, fitness etc. Close to the railway station with the Akershus castle, the Opera House and the Aker Brygge waterfront district, all within easy walking distance. Hotel Phone: +47 23 31 08 00.
Close to the Munch Museum, in the Kampen area, this reasonably-priced budget hotel offers good-value-for-money suites (family of 4) with sofabeds, coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators and balconies. Hotel is meters away from the Toyen metro station which is 2 stops (15-20 minute walk) away from the city center. Offers onsite parking, full complimentary breakfast and on-site restaurant; area has a several shops and restaurants. Hotel Phone: +47 24 07 40 00.
4. Anker Hotel
No-frills budget hotel, a 15-20 minute walk from Oslo Central Station offering big, clean family rooms (family of 5) with single beds, sitting areas and kitchenettes. Ask for rooms on the higher floors in the building facing the street & the river for better views and less noise. Offers complimentary breakfast buffet, parking (fee required), terrace, restaurant, lobby bar and snack bar. Surrounding area has shops and markets. Hotel Phone: +47 22 99 75 10.
Enjoying a topnotch location, 100 meters away from the Karl Johans gate in downtown Oslo, this budget hotel offers basic, pretty, family rooms (up to 5 people) with mini-fridges, tea/coffee makers, sofabeds and seating areas. Opt for rooms that don’t face the main street for less noise. Many major attractions are within walking distance such as the Royal Palace, Aker Brygge, museums etc. and shopping centers like Glasmagasinet and Steen&Strøm. Area has an abundance of restaurants and the airport bus stops right outside the hotel. Hotel Phone: +47 23 21 41 00.
Offering tiny, spartan family rooms (up to 4 people) with bunk beds & mini-fridges, this unassuming hotel set inside the Byporten Shopping Center, is really all about the location. Oslo Central station, the tram and metro stations are right on the hotel’s doorstep and many top attractions are an easy walk away (Opera house-10 mins walk). Children under 13 stay for free. Offers complimentary breakfast, parking (fee), an outdoor terrace and a lobby bar. Hotel Phone: +47 23 15 55 00
Quaint hotel, in a quiet residential neighborhood, surrounded by villas, offering clean, functional family rooms (up to 4 people) with bunk beds. Has a sushi restaurant and offers a buffet breakfast. The Royal castle and the Vigelands park are within 10 minutes walking distance and the Karl Johan street is two blocks away. Hotel Phone: +47 23 10 08 00.
8. Citybox Oslo
Located less than a 5 minute walk away from Oslo central station this inexpensive place is more than a hostel, but less than a hotel. Offers clean, small, adequate family rooms (up to 4 people) with bunk beds. Features automated check-in/check-out, one cafe. Do note that rooms have no amenities. (Good base for those who don’t spend too much time in the room & focus on exploring the city). Opt for rooms that don’t face the street for less noise. Many major attractions are within walking distance and there’s a tram stop right outside. Hotel Phone: +47 21 42 04 80.