We stayed at this hotel in February.2017.
Well, first thing that people should know about this hotel is that it is really - apartment establishment and not conventional hotel.
This is to say that, if You really want a cheap place to stay - then this is definitely the spot. The rooms are quite affordable and if You buy and prepare your own food, you will get below the budget (comparing with other hotels).
The room was on first floor and had no view (apart from the view on the sidewalk below). Downside was that it had no carpets but just plain marble(looking) tiles that gave it somewhat uncomfortable tone. I'm guessing this is quite suitable for cleaning and maintenance, but it downgrades the room comfort down to the level of a prison cell.
The room had washing machine, but no means to dry the laundry. Otherwise, the bathroom was clean and quite cozy.
There were many broken things in the room that required repairs (coat hanging cabinet was not fixed to the wall and threatened to capsize at any given moment, the extra bed was threatening to collapse down on the luggage and the table, the foldable table underneath the TV-set was broken). All in all, the room was not safe for minors because of all these things and because most of the furniture had plain sharp edges, but for an adult - it was OK.
The cleaning service was irregular and not available on weekend, but in general - it was OK. The room was cleaned and the sheets and towels were changed on regular basis. However, due to winter season and a lot of snow outside, a lot of dirt accumulated on the tiled floor so, again, either a carpet or more regular cleaning would help.
The breakfast was ridiculously expensive at the time (150 NOK per person) and getting to know that you can get really nice coffee and breakfast to your liking at the bakery (literally) 30 meters away, for half a price - made me scoff at this service a bit. Anyhow, we've used it once and it was fantastic. But nevertheless - expensive. However, the hotel restaurant dubbed as somewhat Mexican restaurant during the evening hours and, although being somewhat pricey, we quite enjoyed our meal there. Both for quality, service and the ambient. That is somewhat I could recommend (apart for the price).
The location of the hotel was indeed - good. The subway station was some 50-60 meters away and in matter of minutes, we would find ourselves in the dead center of Oslo (Central Railway Station). Also, as a +, there were Munch gallery and the botanical gardens nearby (no subway was necessary for that), but being winter season and somewhat off the schedule, we did not go there. Bottom line: the location is - very good.
Now, would I recommend and choose this hotel for a private trip. To a student - definitely, but to a family - I'm afraid not. However, would I mind sleeping here again if everything else was booked or just over my budget - Yes, without a second thought. less
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