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“2 night stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Citybox Oslo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway (Sentrum)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 86 Hotels in Oslo
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“2 night stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Very central location very close to all transport and walking distance to Opera house and central station. Warm and very clean room. Well designed room and bathroom. All in all I had no complaints, exactly what it says on the tin. I would recommend to anyone sightseeing or on business in Oslo

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Hi Deedeedoc!

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel!

So glad to hear that you like and understand our concept! We have never tried to be anything else than what says on the tin! :)

Hope to welcome you back!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Really great value, clean and tidy - prefect for a weekend in Oslo, if you're out exploring during the day. Close to the central city and only a few minutes walk to the Opera house. Check in/out is all self service from machine - no problems. Vending machines, kitchen and plenty of seating downstairs, where you can watch TV (none in the room). Free unlimited Wifi.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi Jamie F!

Thanks for a great review of our hotel!

We try our best to be a value for money hotel, and we are so glad to see that you agree!
From our central location we try to give a perfect starting point for exploring the great city of Oslo!

Hope you will visit us again!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Spent 2 nights at the hotel. Lovely, clean and quiet. Excellent location....you can easily walk to the central train station (5-8 mins walk) and central enough to take to the streets to see the wonderful sights of Oslo.
Very good value, great wifi and I had no issues checking in and out with the machine.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will defiantly come back and stay again :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi Alana2633!

Wow! Thanks for a terrific review of our hotel!!
Your kind words inspire us to do even better!
Hope to welcome you back!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Really good value. Short walk from the central railway station. No queue and no delays. Log onto machine. Got the key from machine and up to warm clean room. Good beds and warm. Good shower and lots of lighting in the room. No noisey TV in rooms. Vending machine, microwave on common area. The guy working near the door was very pleasant. I'd use it again, book through their website and see what you get.

Stayed January 2014
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi Happy_IE!

Thank you so much for your great review of our hotel!

We love hearing from guests that enjoy and understand our concept! And we are also glad to hear that you recommend booking through our websites. Whenever you book directly with us, we do not have to pay commission to a third party, and this actually helps us keep our prices low!

Hope to welcome you back!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Provided the basic amenities- a very comfortable bed, room and toilet, sufficient space for a room in Oslo city. Flasks, hair dryer, microwave and vending machine provided in common area downstairs. Coffee machine also available. Adequate sitting area downstairs to chill and chat. Computer also provided. WiFi provided in hotel including rooms. Very affordable rate for a room so near to Oslo city. Five minutes from Oslo Central station.

Self check in and out with staff available only if u need help if not you will not see anyone which is fine w me. Luggage storage also available after check out.

Will definitely stay again if I am back and love the concept :)

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Hi Jessica K!

Thank you so much for a great review of our hotel!

We try our best to provide the basics, and hopefully Oslo will supply the rest!

So glad to hear that you will be staying with us if you visit Oslo again!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Arrived in Oslo CS at 1am after flying in from the Arctic.

Dragging 2 cases in heavy snow at 1am with no idea where I'm going is not ideal. However iPhone managed to get me to the door within a few minutes.

Checked in no problems, had a large double room. Plenty of space. Good heating in the room, and nice underfloor heating.

Very fast wifi 50+mb, so having no TV not an issue as just watched on demand from my iPad. Never had a buffering issue.

Went to the office a few times to ask questions, all of which were answered from a very nice girl.

Don't book this hotel without reading the website. You are getting a well priced room in a good location, so the hotel therefore cuts out some things. I used the vending machines the first night as it was late, but there are plenty of supermarkets within walking distance.

I don't have a need for a kettle in my room, or chocolates on my pillow at night. If that's what you are after look elsewhere.

I had 48 hours and managed to visit pretty much all of Oslo's attractions, and will be staying at Citybox whenever I return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Hi M6DPS!

Thanks so much for a great review of our hotel!

"Citybox - does exactly what is says on the tin", we really like that one! We try not to make any hefty promises except beeing an easy and modern budgethotel, and great to see that you agree! Forget about chocolates on your pillow and minibars, we prefer low prices!

We upgraded our wifi just so our guests would be able to stream to their laptops and smartphones, so we're glad to see that you did just that! :)

Hope you visit us if you return to Oslo!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Perfect location. Price is reasonable considering it is located only a street away from the Central Station. Check-in is speedy as it is self-check-in, so scan the barcode on your booking confirmation letter, and you are good to go. The room is very basic, but absolutely clean and has everything you need. The bed is comfortable, I like how the toilet floor is moderately heated, makes you extremely cosy especially during winter. Love the water pressure in the shower. No tea & coffee making facility, no TV in the room. The only place you can watch TV is at the lobby. I haven't seen a single staff during my 2-night stay at the hotel, it is kind of weird for me but it didn't bother me much.
One thing that really bothers me though is the signage of the hotel, I missed it twice as I walked pass the hotel without noticing its existence. I guess this need a bit of work.
Will stay again if i'm back in Oslo.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Hi TravLady W!

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel!

We also love hot bathroom tiles when the weather outside is freezing! :)
Actually we do have a waterboiler in our kitchen, and we also lend out waterboilers to those who request it.

We actually agree that our entrance is not visible enough. We got some big news coming the next couple of weeks, and later on you will know more about our plans for this... :)

Hope to welcome you back!

Best wishes,
Citybox Oslo
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Address: Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway
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Location: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 86 Hotels in Oslo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Citybox Oslo 2*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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