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Where to stay in Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY - People walking along pedestrian promenade at the Aker Brygge waterfront, a popular tourist attraction in Oslo

The capital city of Norway is the perfect combination of urban chic and easy access to outdoor adventure. Whether you are visiting for a weekend getaway or an extended Norwegian vacation, there are many cool places to stay in Oslo.

We’ve rounded up the best districts of Oslo to help you decide where to stay in Oslo. Once you find the best Oslo neighborhood for you, we have Oslo hotels to suggest for every budget. 

We will cover off all types of Oslo accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Oslo hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Oslo, the best Oslo hotels, best places in Oslo to visit, the best places to stay in Oslo, hotels near Oslo attractions, Oslo neighborhood guide and many more.

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City Centre – Where to stay in Oslo for first timers

Oslo’s City Centre, or Sentrum Oslo, is the most convenient location in Oslo and is the best area for tourists who only have a short time to stay in Oslo. Choosing to stay in Sentrum means you’ll have easy access to many of the best restaurants and nightlife of Oslo.

If you are planning any day trips from Oslo, the central train station is right in Sentrum and several ferry lines can whisk you away to nearby islands or all the way to Copenhagen. The majority of Oslo accommodation is concentrated around the city centre, so you’ll have plenty of choices, whether you prefer a luxury hotel or something more budget-friendly.

Where to Stay in Oslo City Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Oslo City Centre
Saga Poshtel Oslo Central
Anker Hostel
Central City Shared Apartments
Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim

Budget Hotels in Oslo City Centre
Citybox Oslo
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
Thon Hotel Astoria
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget

Mid range Hotels in Oslo City Centre
Comfort Hotel Boersparken
Amerikalinjen
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
Best Western Plus City Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Oslo City Centre
Scandic Oslo City
Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion
Scandic Byporten
Thon Hotel Opera

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Oslo City Centre
Grand Hotel Oslo By Scandic
Clarion Hotel Oslo
Hotel Continental Oslo
Camillas Hus

City Hall or Radhus in Oslo, Norway. Oslo City Hall is a municipal building, houses the Oslo city council.

Old Town Oslo -Where to stay in Oslo with family

Just three kilometers east of Sentrum is Oslo’s Old Town, also known as Gamlebyen. This historic area is the best place to stay in Oslo if you want a more “Norwegian” atmosphere than what you will find in the modern city centre. Some of this area dates back to the 11th century, and many 17th-century buildings remain in the Old Town.

Gamlebyen has many authentic Norwegian restaurants and shops, as well as several accommodation options. With less traffic and congestion, Old Town is an excellent family-friendly Oslo neighborhood that is still convenient to the best things to do in Oslo. 

Where to Stay in Oslo Old Town

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Oslo Old Town
Central City Shared Apartments
Anker Hostel
Saga Poshtel Oslo Central

Budget Hotels in Oslo Old Town
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
Citybox Oslo
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Anker Apartment

Mid range Hotels in Oslo Old Town
Best Western Kampen Hotell
Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Thon Hotel Spectrum
Comfort Hotel Boersparken

Family Friendly Hotels in Oslo Old Town
Thon Hotel Opera
Central City Apartments
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo City

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Oslo Old Town
Wright Apartments
Clarion Hotel Oslo
The Theif
Hotel Continental Oslo

Oslo, Norway - View on Oslo Fjord harbor and Akershus Fortress at sunset, waterfront with large cruise ship in the port, Oslo, Norway

Frogner – Where to stay in Oslo for tourists

Less than one kilometer west of Sentrum is the suburban area of Frogner. This is a wealthy neighborhood of Oslo, with historic homes on tree-lined streets. Frogner is part of Oslo’s posh West End, which includes the most expensive real estate in Norway. Frogner Park is the centerpiece of the neighborhood. Oslo’s largest park has many acres of greenery to explore, in addition to the Vigeland Installation of over 200 statues.

There’s also a museum dedicated to Vigeland, a skating rink,  a swimming pool, and several museums. For upscale shopping, head to Bogstadveien, the city’s posh shopping street. If you enjoy spending time outdoors exploring natural history, Frogner is a great place to stay in Oslo.  

Where to Stay in Frogner

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Frogner
Saga Poshtel Oslo Central
Anker Hostel
Central City Shared Apartments

Budget Hotels in Frogner
Citybox Oslo
Cochs Pensjonat
Smarthotel Oslo
Thon Hotel Astoria

Mid range Hotels in Frogner
Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus
Oslo Guldsmeden – Guldsmeden Hotels
Frogner House Apartments – Bygdoy Alle 53
Frogner House Apartments – Skovveien 8

Family Friendly Hotels in Frogner
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
Scandic Byporten
Saga Hotel Oslo

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Frogner
Camillas Hus
Hotel Continental Oslo
Grand Hotel Oslo By Scandic
Clarion Hotel Oslo

Vigeland sculpture park or Vigelandpark in Oslo, Norway. Vigeland is located in the Frognerpark in Oslo.

Grunerløkka – Where to stay in Oslo for nightlife

Once a working-class neighborhood, Grunerløkka is one of Oslo’s newest trendy districts. This large region is northeast of the city centre, and home to many young professionals and artists. Young residents are moving in and converting old industrial buildings into hip lofts and studios, which is quickly making Grunerløkka one of several cool places to stay in Oslo, especially for younger travelers who want to get away from the tourist areas of the city centre. This is the neighborhood for vintage clothing, record shops, and vegan cafes. It’s also a great spot for nightlife in Oslo, with several live music venues. 

Where to Stay in Grunerløkka

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Grunerløkka
Anker Hostel
Saga Poshtel Oslo Central
Central City Shared Apartments
Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim

Budget Hotels in Grunerløkka
Cochs Pensjonat
Smarthotel Oslo
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
Anker Apartment

Mid range Hotels in Grunerløkka
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Thon Hotel Opera
Amerikalinjen
Scandic Vulkan

Family Friendly Hotels in Grunerløkka
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
Saga Hotel Oslo
Hotel Bristol
Thon Hotel Storo

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Grunerløkka
Grand Hotel Oslo By Scandic
Hotel Continental Oslo
Camillas Hus
Clarion Hotel Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY - Graffiti street art on the walls of buildings in popular artistic area Brenneriveien at Grunerlokka.

Aker Brygge – Where to stay in Oslo for foodies

Another “up and coming” neighborhood of Oslo is Aker Brygge, a small district along the waterfront. The area was once the wharf and ship-building area but has been transformed into Olso’s entertainment district. The Pier is full of restaurants, from upscale French cuisine to casual diners catering to tourists and families.

In the summer, everyone from Oslo seems to be enjoying the weather from the sidewalk cafes or onboard the boat bar. If you are planning a scenic cruise of Oslo Fjord, it will likely depart from here. Some of Oslo’s swankiest apartments are also located in Aker Brygge.

Where to Stay in Aker Brygge

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Aker Brygge
Saga Poshtel Oslo Central
Anker Hostel
Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim
Central City Shared Apartments

Budget Hotels in Aker Brygge
Citybox Oslo
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Thon Hotel Astoria
Smarthotel Oslo

Mid range Hotels in Aker Brygge
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
Amerikalinjen
Scandic Byporten
Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret

Family Friendly Hotels in Aker Brygge
Scandic Solli
Frogner House Apartments – Huitfeldts Gate 19
Hotel Verdandi Oslo
Scandic Victoria

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Aker Brygge
Grand Hotel Oslo By Scandic
Hotel Continental Oslo
Camillas Hus
Clarion Hotel Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY - : Modern scandinavian architecture at renovated Aker Brygge neighbourhood, part of the Fjord City urban renewal project in Oslo

Majorstuen – Where to stay in Oslo on a budget

Northwest of Centrum and adjacent to Frogner is the large area known as Majorstuen. As a major transportation hub of Oslo, this is a good place to look for budget-friendly accommodation outside of the city centre which offers easy access to getting around.

Bogstadveien continues into Majorstuen from Frogner and changes to Hegdehaugsveien as it nears the city centre. This street is the major shopping hub of Oslo, with high street shops and luxury retailers. There also happens to be a wide selection of restaurants in Majorstuen, making this a nice alternative neighborhood to the city centre. 

Where to Stay in Majorstuen

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Majorstuen
Saga Poshtel Oslo Central
Anker Hostel
Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim

Budget Hotels in Majorstuen
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
Central City Apartments
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
Thon Hotel Astoria

Mid range Hotels in Majorstuen
Thon Hotel Gyldenlove
Ellingsens Pensjonat
The Sweet – By The Apartments Company
Frogner House Apartments – Bygdoy Alle 53

Family Friendly Hotels in Majorstuen
Saga Apartments Oslo
Saga Hotel Oslo
Scandic Holberg
Thon Hotel Slottsparken

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Majorstuen
Camillas Hus
Hotel Continental Oslo
Clarion Hotel Oslo
Grand Hotel Oslo By Scandic

Oslo, Norway - Hoka tram at Oslo Transport Muesum Majorstuen, Oslo, Norway. The Hoka was manufactured in 1957 by HØKA Karosseri- og Jernbanevognfabrikk in Honefoss, Norway.

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Where to stay in Oslo

Where to stay in Oslo

Where to stay in Oslo

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