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Citybox Oslo

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Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in September 2014 as we were after a budget hotel in the city centre. Citybox was perfect for our needs and style. The room itself was quite small as expected but the space worked well and we didn't feel caged in. The skylight was a nice touch and it was nice to come home to after a... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Lucille B! Wow! Thanks for a fantastic review of our hotel! So glad that we could serve as "perfect for your needs and style". What we appreciate most of all is that you found us to be real value for money! We are absolutely a simple and modern hotel, but we really try to offer a fair rate, and... More 

Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived Oslo at late night around 11pm, after a day trip of Norway in a Nutshell from Bergen, carrying a full size luggage. Citybox Oslo is close to the Oslo train station, so it helped. There was some road maintenance outside the hotel, but they had put signs around to show the road to the hotel. I had a... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

HI Alex L! Thank you so much for your review of our hotel! How nice to hear from a guest that have stayed at both our Citybox Hotels! We totally agree that our rooms aren't too big - after all, we named ourselves "CityBox" for just that reason. :) Thanks for recommending us for budgettravellers! Hope to see you again!... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel-cum-hostel was exactly what two budget conscious travellers wanted. It was absolutely immaculate. More so than in some upmarket hotels we have stayed in in Britain. The rooms are basic and functional but very warm and comfortable. The shower area is spotless with a good power shower and underfloor heating.  I only had a few minor complaints about the... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi gemcor85! Thank you so much for your review of our hotel! So glad to hear you repeating our mantra of us being value for money! Even though we only offer a basic, simple, no frills solution; we really do believe that we have found the essential of what you need for a hotel stay, and we do try to... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought it's a great concept, and really worked, the place was very welcoming feel about it, the check in was straight forward, no arrogant receptionist to deal with, input booking ref into a machine that gave you entry and room card after payment, communal tv area, with drinks & snacks available, the room was fine for what i needed... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi adib1903! Thanks for a great review of our hotel! So glad to hear that you liked our concept! We try our best to offer a simple and modern solution at what we consider to be a really fair rate! But we totally agree that you should not expect any luxury - we offer the basics, the city provides the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, rooms that work fine for 2 people. Easy automated check-in/out process. We'd stay here again if we were in Oslo. Location was optimal being so close to the train station, shopping, parks and running trails.

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Aaron C! Thanks for a great review of our hotel! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you liked our location! Rooms that are categorized as small are indeed just that, but for only a small extra fee you can upgrade to a standard room. :) Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Citybox... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is how a modern quick stay hotel should be. Clean, no fuss, comfortable and cheap. Don't stay here if you want luxury, all you get is a nice bed and a shower. There is a Small kitchen downstairs. There is no breakfast or meal service, but Cafes are nearby. Great idea for a hotel which I'm sure will catch... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Eagle020! Thanks for a great review of our hotel! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you seem to like and understand our concept! Also really appreciate your comment of "Does what it says on the tin". We really do try to be honest in our marketing, and not oversell our product -... More 

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

The hotel is located in the center of Oslo. A block from Karl Johans and Oslo S (Oslo Sentralstation). Oslo S has an array of establishments: restaurants, groceries, main train station service like ticketing and lockers, bank automats, foreign exchange, drug store and the tourist info office. Many sights are accessible by foot: Oslo Cathedral, Parliament, City Hall, Akershus Fortress... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Malybaramu! Thanks for a thorough and terrific review of our hotel! Really appreciate all your comments and travelling tips, and we're sure fellow tripadvisor users are going to appreciate them as well! Our flooring in the rooms is actually something called "Bolon-floor", we also really like it - and we find it quite easy to maintain as well! In... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our private room was roomy, clean, warm and comfortable. Check-in was simple and speedy because it was electronic. One thing I would say is that the electronic check-in might have made it difficult to socialise, which was not so much of an issue for our trip, but might affect those travelling alone. Near to shops and there was a coffee... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi ecarts! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! So glad to hear from guests that seem to like and understand our concept! Any socialising you feel you are missing from the check-in is hopefully made up for in our seating area in the lobby - where we see that guests from all over the world talk to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Oslo for just one night, and this hotel was suitable for that. We liked the spacious, open lobby with plenty of seating; the room though compact, was very clean as was the bathroom; and it was quiet. Location is excellent being just around the corner from Karl Johan's Gate and only a 5-minute walk to Oslo Central... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi thedaywetravel! Thank you so much for a terrific and thorough review of our hotel! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we appreciate all your kind words! We are constantly working to improve our check-in/check-out terminals, and we appreciate your input! We are doing some updates, and adding some terminal when our expansion is completed in August.... More 

Milan, Italy
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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be the future for budget hotels. Nice, clean, all self-service. Right in the city center. May not be perfect for business trip or when higher services are needed, but for an informal night stay is just perfect.

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Stefano-onthego! Thanks for a terrific review of our hotel! We also hope that we are the future of budget hotels! After all we want somewhere to stay when we are out exploring the world! :) As you rightly pointed out we do not have all the elements of what you call "higher services" - but we do offer a... More 

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