First warning: Oslo - Norway in general - is EXPENSIVE. Just don't underestimate that you will spend a great deal of money on very little or you're in for a very, very unpleasant surprise.
The hostel is great. It's quite big but still personal and houses a huge variety of people both in age and lifestyle. The breakfast is great and the dinner is also great - I recommend getting the desert if you go for the dinner one night. The rice cream is amazing.
Facilities are great and clean, the room was airy with a couple of windows. Plenty of space for everyone's stuff.
Wifi can only be used downstairs but the common room is nice with comfy couches and it's rarely crowded. Wifi is also accessible from the dining area. Signal is strong and it only cut out a couple of times, much to the surprise of the staff, who would reset it straight away. Having to sign in again every few hours is annoying but understandable.
For a cheap feed head down the street the hostel is on (turn right when you come out of the doors) and walk until you get to the pedestrian mall. On the left corner is a burger place called MAX. The food is good and filling and for Norway, cheap.
Staff is helpful and always there, luggage storage is safely tucked away with only staff having access. Train station is a ten minute walk away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Perminalen Hotel is situated in the heart of Oslo - Norway's largest center for entertainment, restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. This is the perfect way to spend some days right in the center of Oslo, yet at an affordable price. The Perminalen Hotel was totally renovated and modernized in 1998 and we now offer standards from hotel rooms to dormitory classifications. Our guests range from business professionals to families and backpackers. In common, they regard Perminalen Hotel an attractive place to stay when it comes to price and value. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Perminalen Hotel Oslo