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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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Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right by the train station, this place is ideal. Our room was affordable, clean, and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed using the downstairs and appreciated the streamlined electronic check in & check out process. It's got all the necessities and it's nice- for a stay of up to a week, not sure what more you could ask for!... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi JanePLevey! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! So glad you liked our location and found us to be "ideal". It seems like you understood and enjoyed our concept, and nothing pleases us more! :) Thanks again for your kind and inspiring words! Hope to see you again before you fly home! Best wishes, Citybox Oslo More 

Paris, France
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104 reviews 104 reviews
93 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick booking on the hotel website. However I was surprised to find out that my credit card had been immediately charged. The location is very good, just a 5-minute walk from Central Station. Upon arrival, you have to use the self-check-in machine (so do not forget your booking number!). With my key card, I got a paper with my room... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Otherguru! Thank you so much for your review of our hotel! Really appreciate that you found us to be "just the bare minimum for a great price". We try our best to offer a simple and modern solution at what we consider a fair price. Too bad that you experienced difficulties with your payment at the vending machine! Normally... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was travelling through Oslo with a friend, arrived from ferry from Copenhagen. Hotel was very close to port, super convenient with automated check which allowed us to check in 4 hours early. Hotel was clean, and well maintained with excellent amenities and security. If you are looking for a reasonably priced place to stay near the heart of the action... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Mark H! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! We really do not have anything to add to a terrific and (to us) inspiring review of our hotel. We are just humbled to hear from a guest that seem to understand exactly what we are trying to do! Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Citybox Oslo More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is exactly what it says it is - a low cost budget hotel. And whilst it's cheap it's modern, clean and although small everything is perfectly designed. You don't get tea/coffee or a TV/hairdryer in your room but you. An grab a drink from the machine downstairs and they have hair dryers you can borrow and 2TVs that... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Maria T! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! We really do not have anything to add to a terrific and (to us) inspiring review of our hotel. We are just humbled to hear from a guest that seem to understand exactly what we are trying to do! Hope to see you again! Best wishes, Citybox Oslo More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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