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Citybox Oslo

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway (Sentrum)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So we arrived at about 2pm without checking what time check-in was, computer said NO, therefore we sat in the foyer for a bit thinking, what do we do now... we saw a bell and rang it, lady came out and said we could use free luggage storage. Good stuff (especially compared to some hostels in Sweden that charge for... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi TimmyWs! Wow, thanks for a terrific and thorough review with lots of tips for our Tripadvisor-followers! You've mentioned so many nice things about us, we are just flattered! :) Therefore, we really don't have that much to add except a few points: - We always try to offer an early check-in for our guests when we have the possibility... More

Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in the market for a minimalist experience this might be the place. It's nice and very clean, has everything you absolutely need but nothing else. No wardrobe, no TV, no breakfast (next door is a great place for that). The check-in is automated, so no reception either. However, there is a very friendly 'host' that will help... More

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Naples, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice hotel, situated in the heart of Oslo,near central station and shopping street It's ok for 4/5 days for a tour in Oslo! Also it the rooms are small but very modern concept, Wi fi is free, and that is many important. I things that only problem: the room isn't clear every Day but each 2/3 day, and fi... More

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Rome, Italy
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We reserved a room by Booking.com for the very cheap price and the location (very close to the center, the main train station, the bus terminal, etc). We didn't expect a lot but... suddenly we have the first surprise: no reception. How can we check-in? Automatized desk: you digit your reservation number and... you've got your key(s). We lifted to... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi proto1631 Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! So glad to hear that we could offer you such a positiv surprise! We really try not to oversell our product, we try be honest in our marketing - just as our name tries to illustrate that we are no more than a box in the city, and we... More

Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the most expensive city I've ever been this hotel has been a true pleasure to stay at. It was the cheapest option for a private single room in the city centre, and whereas this will get you a noisy, old room with terrible beds and a shared bathroom in other cities such as London or Paris, the Oslo Citybox... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Wesley P! Wow! Thank you for an amazing review! We are so glad to hear from guests that seem to like and understand our concept! We try our best to offer a simple and modern solution at a fair rate in what we feel are true value for money. All our Citybox Host are availble on our facebook chat,... More

Valley City, North Dakota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to people watch, get a room on the sidewalk side of the hotel. Lots of "business" going on out there. Prostitution is legal here and there's lots of laughter as well as shouting out on the sidewalk most of the night. Otherwise, this hotel is great. Cheap even outside of Norwegian standards, three of us stayed in... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Amber H! Wow!! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! Don't we all love people watching? Just sipping on a cup of coffee and study the strange and wonderful creatures around us? :) Maybe that's why you fund us Norwegians to be distant but friendly, maybe we were just too consumed in our people watching? In stead of... More

San Ramon, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By Oslo prices, inexpensive. Convenient location, modern and clean. I liked the comfortable beds and very soundproofed windows. I wouldn't stay for more than the 3 nights I was there. No TV in the rooms (there are 2 in the lounges on the ground floor). No breakfast. No power socket close enough to a mirror. No bath mat on the... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi brian94582! Thanks for a great review of our hotel! We totally agree on that you should judge us based upon our prices. We wouldn't dream of comparing us to any 5 star hotel with restaurants and swimming pools, we are working on something completely different with a view to offer a simple and modern solution at an affordable rate.... More

Rugby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd read mixed reviews on Citybox. Location was great for main railway station & Oslo is small enough that everything is within walking distance. Room was clean & mirror image of room in photo on website. It was clean & functional, if a little tight for getting around the bottom of the bed to the other side of the room.... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Christine W! Thanks for a great review of our hotel!! A bit surprised to hear that you felt you have read mixed reviews of our hotel? As far as we can see we have had about 85% recommendation rate, and been on the top 15 hotels in Oslo pretty much since we opened? But we are still aiming to... More

Marlton, New Jersey
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382 reviews 382 reviews
79 hotel reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both my husband and I were impressed with this place. The room was clean and nice. WiFi was one of the best that we had on our trip. It was very fast with no problem logging on so my husband could work on business during our stay. There was also a computer in the lobby if you needed it. We... More

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi angeleyes27! Wow, thanks for a truly amazing review of our hotel! Really appreciate to hear that you and your husband were impressed with our hotel! Since we do not have television sets at our rooms, we have instead upgraded our wifi so everyone should be able to stream whatever they prefer to their laptops and/or smartphones. There is always... More

Brussels
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tip for staying in Oslo for a weekend if you are looking for comfort, convenience and simplicity. Much less expensive than other hotels in the area and convenient location close to the station. Lots of young adults as guests, but quiet at night. Free Wifi, free use of water kettle in the common kitchen.

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi SorayaBE! Wow! Thanks for a terrific review of our hotel! "Clean, modern, convenient, inexpensive" are words that we love when used to describe us! We really appreciate all your kind words, and we will strive to continue to offer simple and modern solutions at an affordable rate! 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
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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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