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Citybox Oslo

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway (Sentrum)
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located just 500 m from the Central Railway Station, the hotel is in the best position for an explorer of Oslo. Please note the check-in/out machine which is the only way you can get to the hotel at night time. If arriving in the morning and paying cash you can just call for an administrator who would check you in... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Olga C! Thank you so much for your review on our hotel! Glad you liked our location! But you are actually wrong in saying that the only way to check in/out is by the machine. We are staffed 24 hours, and are always ready to help! :) Really appreciate that you found our rate to be fair compared to... More

Hobart, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a great little hotel, maximising value for money by utilising self service check in and out yet still providing spacious rooms of good quality. we were kept awake by the pedestrian lights beeping and local party goers on the street below until we realised oine window was open a bit. once we closed it the noise was much... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Juliaguliadavies! Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel! So glad to hear that you seemed to like and enjoy your concept! As in all city centers there might be some noise, that is the price you pay to have such a great location, but nice to hear that you weren't to bothered by it when... More

Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5-8 minutes walk to the Oslo Central station. Very central location. It is a good hotel for one or two nights stay. The room we stayed was small (we booked the smallest room for two people) but clean and comfortable. It was cheap for Norway, we paid 600 NOK for a night. No breakfast but it was fine as we... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi pekopoko! Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel! So glad to hear that you found us to be value for money! We try our best to offer simple and modern solutions at an affordable rate! Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Citybox Oslo More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were basically no people here, except the people you saw cleaning the rooms. You check in with a kiosk which is very easy as long as you have your confirmation code. You also check out with a kiosk. You need your key to get in the building and to use the elevator. They have vending machines, a computer and... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Jenny H! Thanks for a great review of our hotel! So glad to that you found us to be very nice for a budget hotel! Actually there is always a Citybox Host available at the hotel, but it sounds like you managed your stay all alone! :) Strange that there was no shampoo in your room? Did you notice... More

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location if you're travelling by train as it's just an easy few blocks from the station, and just 1 block off of the main pedestrian thoroughfare, Karl Johansgate. There is not much else on Prinsensgate itself but there is a small (though somewhat pricey, but what isn't in Norway?) coffee shop on the corner if you're walking toward the... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Kendra_J! Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel! So glad that you liked our location! But when you are staying in the city center, there will always be some noise, but for those who are sensitive to noise we recommend requesting a room facing our backyard. :) Glad that our Citybox Host could help with... More

Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night 6/30/14. Easy walk from the train/bus station - less than 5 minutes and easily located. Checkin was a bit spotty - the machine did not print out a receipt and I promptly forgot my room number. Fortunately the attendant was easily found (using phone by checkin machine) and able to quickly solve issue. Room was exactly as... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi coronella! Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel! So glad to hear that you enjoyd your stay, and that you found us to be value for money. We have chosen to upgrade our WIFI in stead of offering TV's, that way you can stream whatever you prefer to your smartphone or laptop. Thanks again for... More

Millburn, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is nice and clean, small and simple, but good for the price. The problem for us was we could not use any our US credits card to check in, because our cards do not have pin. There was no hotel staff on duty could help you. If you do not have a chip-pin card, do not book it.

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi abbyjiang! Thank you so much for your review of our hotel! We are a bit puzzled by your feedback as we do not understand your comment that there were no hotel staff on duty? There is always a Citybox Host available at the hotel, and our host will gladly offer an alternative payment methode for those who do not... More

Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights and chose the hotel based on price and Tripadvisor reviews. I actually really like the Citybox automated checkin and checkout process. There are lots of maps, brochures, etc available, a communal fridge and kettle, vending machines with sandwiches and lounge area--all these things make you feel taken care of, even if there's less of a staff... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi violetvale! Thank you so much for a great review! So glad to hear that you booked us based on our Tripadvisor reviews (and price of course!), we really appreciate all the fantastic feedback we are getting from you guys! We try our best to offer simple and modern solutions in stead of having our hotel crowded with too many... More

Columbia, Maryland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed there for 2nd time in 10 months for business. Good location near railway station. Everything you need as a business traveler and nothing you don't-- a good value for one of the most expensive cities in the world! Good choice for business travelers who don't mind self service.

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Manningjen! Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel! We totally agree with your husband! :) We have so many tourists staying with us, but we share your view that the hotel is totally suited for business travels as well. For anyone who wants to save their travel costs, we try to be a different option... More

Apeldoorn
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at citybox for just one night. I was quite happy with my choice to stay here, within walking distance from the station, clean room and decent sized bathroom. I stayed at a single room (they come in 2 sizes, I reserved a bigger sized one). Wifi was good and the people working there were friendly (you don't see them... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi icepick80! Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel! We are so glad to hear that you found us to be value for money in what is an expensive city! That is exactly what we are trying to be! Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Citybox Oslo More

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Address: Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway
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Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
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Hotel Class:2 star — Citybox Oslo 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#5 Best Value Hotel in Oslo #20 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
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Citybox is a modern economy hotel with low prices. Our rooms are cheap because we keep our running expenses down while still offering our guests what they really need: a simple and stylish room with a delicate bath, a comfortable bed, a good chair, a desk and a place for hanging your clothes. Wireless broadband is available free of charge throughout the hotel. Citybox combines simplicity with comfort and low prices. The hotel is located in the centre of Oslo, 5 minutes walking from Oslo S, train staion. If you want to spend your money on something other than a minibar and room service, then Citybox is the place for you. Oslo is full of bars. Why do you need one in your hotel room? ... more   less 
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