Where To Stay In Oslo, Norway: 5 Best Neighborhoods - Updated 2023

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The capital of Norway, Oslo is situated at the head of Oslofjord. Sitting on the southern coast of the country, Oslo is encompassed by green spaces, islands, beaches, and museums. This is certainly a city filled with contrasts. One moment you’re chilling at the beach and the next you’ll be out shopping or hiking in the forests. And that’s what makes Oslo a special and beautiful city. Oslo has three divisions: the affluent residential area, the city center, and the industrial district. An within these three divisions, visitors will find multiple neighborhoods, each with its own charm. Now if you’re wondering where to stay in Oslo, Norway, here’s our list of the best neighborhoods for you to book your accommodation.

1. Sentrum (from USD 186)

Sentrum, Oslo
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A bustling downtown and blend of the modern and historical city center, Sentrum in Oslo is lined with several historic buildings, hotels, and charming attractions. When you choose your stay in Sentrum, it means that you’ll be able to access most of the attractions by walking around, and also enjoy the vibrant life of downtown Oslo. Sentrum is also the place where you’ll find the central train station. Some of the landmarks include Oslo Opera House, Karl Johans gate, The Royal Palace, and Historic Museum, among many others. These attractions are located less than a kilometer (0.62 miles) away from the Best Western Hotell Bondeheimen.

Hotell Bondeheimen

Wifi Available

Address: Kristian IVs gate 2
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

2. Grunerlokka (from USD 175)

Grunerlokka, Oslo
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Grunerlokka is situated to the northeast of Downtown Oslo. This part of the town offers more family-friendly tourism, along with pocket-friendly stays. For visitors wanting to explore the traditional side of Oslo, Grunerlokka is the place to start. A former industrial region, this area has seen a boom in tourism lately, thanks to its strategies in providing modern and luxurious accommodation facilities at great prices. You’ll find a range of accommodations including hostels, hotels, and apartments. No matter where you end up staying in this district, know that you’re just steps away from attractions such as Vega Scene, Mathallen Oslo, and Rockefeller Music Hall, to name a few.

Scandic Vulkan

Wifi Available

Address: Maridalsveien 13A
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

3. Frogner (from USD 166)

Where to Stay in Oslo, Norway
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If you’re traveling on business and looking forward to staying in a neighborhood that mostly caters to business travelers, then Frogner is the place to go. Located on the northwestern side of Sternum, Frogner doesn’t just cater to business travelers. It also caters to visitors wanting to move to Norway. This is because of its reasonable pricing system and how it connects easily to the most central parts of Oslo. Frogner, the borough was named after Frogner Manor, and it includes several attractions, cafes, and restaurants less than a kilometer (0.62 miles) away from everything. Some of the attractions are The Ibsen Museum, The Royal Palace, and Aker Brygge, to name a few.

Thon Hotel Slottsparken

Wifi Available

Address: Wergelandsveien 5
Accommodates: 3

Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

4. St. Hanshaugen (from USD 163)

St. Hanshaugen
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Renowned for its charming buildings that line the street and its namesake park, this borough in Oslo, St Hanshaugen is situated on a hilltop that overlooks the fjord and the town. The borough is packed with several vegan foods, burgers, and Norweigian cuisine restaurants, along with small bakeries and cafes. There are only a few accommodation options available here. But whatever accommodation you choose, you’ll end up getting great views from the room. Some of the main attractions are St. Hanshaugen Park and Mathallen food market. Now, if you’re planning to travel long term and if you enjoy cooking, The Apartments Company - Bislett will make your vacation an interesting one.

The Apartments Company - Bislett

Wifi Available

Address: Different adresses
Accommodates: 4

Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Cycling Heating

5. Gamle (from USD 216)

Gamle, Oslo
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Set on the eastern side of Oslo, Gamle Oslo or Old Oslo is a great option to visit for budget-friendly travelers. Similar to Grunerlokka, this borough is also affordable compared to other boroughs such as Frogner and Sentrum. Should you choose to stay here, know that you’re situated just a hop, skip, and a jump away from attractions including Botanical Garden, Medieval park, and Byporten Shopping Centre. One of the advantages of staying in Gamle is that the prices at the local restaurants, cafes or even bars are considerably less than the other Oslo districts.

Clarion Hotel Oslo

Wifi Available

Address: 15 Dronning Eufemias gate
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

Enjoy your stay at Oslo

No matter which neighborhood, borough, or district you choose to stay in while visiting Oslo, know that each of them comes with its own charm that will make your stay nothing but wonderful. And if you’re wondering where to stay in Oslo, Norway: best neighborhoods, then refer to this list.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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