The Best Hotels in Oslo, Norway

If you are heading to Norway, it is likely that you are flying into the capital, Oslo. First of all, you’ll be very excited to visit the land of the fjords (and expensive beer). Second of all, you’ll need to find a hotel in Oslo. This can prove easier said than done, which is why I’ve curated this list for you! So whether you are on a budget, looking for a bit of luxury, or only need somewhere to crash for one night, you’ll find a hotel in Oslo that suits your style on this list!

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The Best Hotels in Oslo, Norway

The Best Hotels in Oslo, Norway

Budget Hotels in Oslo, Norway

Visiting Oslo on a budget is not the easiest of tasks, as Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world. It is, however, possible to save a few extra kroners on your accommodation while in town. The hotels below are my top recommendations for budget hotels in Oslo!

Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget

This hotel focuses on all the basics, making it a great alternative for budget travel in Norway. It is based within walking distance of everything in central Oslo, and has a fun, colourful design. You’ll find free WiFi and comfortable beds, and if you want anything extra – simply pay for it. It is like a low-cost airline!

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CityBox Oslo

This budget hotel is a favourite amongst solo travelers, and is just a short walk from Oslo’s Central Station. Make friends in the lounge of the hotel, and take advantage of the free WiFi and guest computers.

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Comfort Hotel Børsparken

This lovely hotel is also very central, and just a short walk from Karl Johan, the main shopping street in Oslo. Some rooms have lovely views of the city’s rooftops, and the windows face the Oslo Stock Market. The hotel has free WiFi, and the lobby offers 4 iMacs free of charge for guests.

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The Best Hotels in Oslo, Norway

Mid-range Hotels in Oslo, Norway

If you are staying in Oslo for longer than a night, you might want to spend a little more on your hotel in the Norwegian capital. Amenities such as coffee machines, breakfast included, and a little more space to hang out will be a priority.

Scandic Helsfyr

This hotel is located a 10-minute subway ride from the center of Oslo, which makes it a little cheaper than the more centrally-located hotels. If you are renting a car, there are parking facilities around the hotel, giving you easy access to the areas surrounding Oslo.

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Scandic Byporten

Scandic Byporten is one of my favourite hotels in Oslo to stay at when I am catching an early flight (or arriving late). It is located in the same building as the Oslo Grand Central Station, so the walk from breakfast to the Airport Express is as short as it can get. They also have an amazing breakfast overlooking one of the most busy squares in Oslo, making it great for people watching.

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Clarion Hotel Bastion

This is a fun, boutique hotel in the center of Oslo, and is great for those hoping to save a little on dining. In addition to their breakfast, they offer an evening buffet daily.

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The Best Hotels in Oslo, Norway

Luxury Hotels in Oslo, Norway

If you are looking for a bit of luxury, Oslo is your place. This is the city for champagne, relaxation and shopping. Below are the top three luxury hotels in Oslo.

The Thief

The Thief is one of the newer luxury hotels in Oslo, and it sure lives up to its high-end reputation. From their rooftop bar you can enjoy an (expensive) mojito and beautiful views of Aker Brygge and the Oslo fjord.

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The Plaza

The Plaza was one of Oslo’s first ‘scyscrapers’, making the building a staple on its own. Make sure you drop by the skybar on the 34th floor for great food and even better views of the city.

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Grand Hotel

The Oslo Grand Hotel is an absolute classic and also the hotel where Obama stayed during the Nobel Peace Price Ceremony in 2009. The hotel is popular amongst the rich and famous, and international stars usually stay here.

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There you have some of my favourite hotels in Oslo. If you are visiting Oslo in the near future, make sure to check out this guide to visiting Oslo on a budget, and to check out these things to consider before visiting Norway!

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  • Velyz Zhang

    Thank you for the list. I’d love to visit Oslo someday to see the northern lights, that’s my dream

  • Rachel M

    I’d really like to get to Norway in the next few years. A lot of my ancestors are from there and would love to see some of my distant relatives that are still around there!

    -Rachel @ Backcountry Petite

    • I hope you get a chance to go, Rachel! That’s really cool, you should definitely go back to your ‘roots’ then! 🙂