Bed and Breakfast Oslo - Cheap B&B Hotels in City Centre

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Oslo City Centre

Oslo City Centre is compact and can easily be explored by using public transportation (metro and tram) or by renting a bike. Downtown Oslo is formed around the main street Karl Johans gate. Kvadraturen is the name of the historical centre.

Many great value accommodation can be found within easy walking distance of the heart of the Oslo city centre in Norway. Hotels, hostels, and b&b's offering good value accommodation just a few steps from the shops, restaurants and cafés of Karl Johans gate. Some provide free WiFi internet access.

With places of interest spread across the city, it’s imperative that you choose the right hotel or b&b to suit your needs. Oslo has in excess of 50 hotels and bed and breakfasts - with something to suit individual style and budget, from the cheap to the excessive.

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Where to Stay in Oslo Norway ?

Oslo city centre delights and inspires travellers, it is a creative hub with unique architecture and design. Although it is the capital of Norway, it still retains the ambiance of a smaller town making it an intriguing place to visit. A vibrant city of culture, Oslo is renowned for its architecture and design, live music events and the natural beauty of Norway’s fjords.

The city centre is abound with an abundance of sightseeing, shopping, restaurant culture and vibrant nightlife. If you are visiting on a budget there are many cheap or free attractions from museums and parks to live music.

The quality of hotel and b&b accommodation in Norway is high, regardless of whether you seek the luxurious and aesthetically pleasing, to a cheap, modern, family run bed and breakfast.

Many of the hotels and bed & breakfast accommodations are located close to major tourist attractions or are a short bus ride away. If you want to move around without restriction you can purchase an Oslo pass – a bus ticket which allows you to travel across Zones 1 and 2 for free for the duration of your stay.

The beauty of this pass is that once purchased it also allows you free admission to over 30 museums and attractions throughout the city. For the more energetic, hiring a bicycle is also a cheap way to get around and embrace the clean air of this exciting city.

The key to ensuring you find the right accommodation in Norway is to plan your itinerary and book ahead. Read online reviews, pick out the attractions you wish to see during your stay in Norway, then choose your accommodation based on this. From cheap and cheerful to high end luxury, there is hotel or bed and breakfast in Oslo to suit you.

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Hotels in Oslo City Centre

Oslo has an abundance of high end designer and boutique hotels. The main global hotel chains dominate prime locations in the city centre, but aside from these there are also amazing independent Scandinavian hotels located close to bars, restaurants, tourist attractions and the lively waterfront area.

The independent hotels have an original Nordic flair and unlike the uniformity of a global chain, when you step into one of their rooms you are transported into a world of unique contemporary design, clever colour blocking, natural wood features, and impeccable detail.

Hotels in Norway are warm and inviting with many rooms having spectacular views.

Bed and Breakfast in Oslo City Centre

Most people believe that if your accommodation is cheap in price it has few facilities and very little going for it - in Norway this is not necessarily true.

A cheap Bed and Breakfast accommodation doesn’t have to be backpacker central - there are many clean, basic and affordable B&B’s in locations throughout the city centre. The staff are friendly and inviting and most establishments include breakfast, en-suite facilities and have free wireless internet in your room. Choose wisely and take a look at b&b reviews before you commit and you are sure to find a bed and breakfast to suit your needs.

Whichever time of the year you decide to visit Oslo, there is always a hotel or b&b to suit your requirements, within your budget.

Downtown - Kvadraturen

Oslo City Centre in Norway

The main streets of downtown Oslo are Karl Johans Gate, Rosenkrantz gate and the area around Tinghuset and Stortorvet. Here you can find many nightclubs, shops, bars, cafés and hotels. Karl Johans gate is the busiest street of the city centre.

It connects Oslo Central Station, the main rail station, and the Royal Palace. Many of Oslo's tourist attractions are located on Karl Johans Gate such as the Royal Palace, Central Station, Stortinget, the National Theatre, the old University Buildings, the Palace Park and the pond Spikersuppa at Eidsvolls plass.

Larger shopping malls and department stores in the area are Oslo City, Byporten, Glassmagasinet, Steen & Strøm, Paleet and Aker Brygge. At Grensen you will find a good selection of shoes, while Møllergata is the street where you can find furniture.

Oslo houses several major museums and galleries. Among the city's main museums are the Munch Museum, The National Museum, Oslo City Museum, Folkemuseet, Vigeland Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.

The oldest district of downtown Oslo is Kvadraturen. It's the area between Akershus Fortress and Karl Johans gate, Jernbanetorget and Egertorget. You will find some of Oslo's oldest buildings in this area, as also a number of fine art galleries and museums. It's the place where king Christian IV founded Christiania after the big fire in 1624.

On Norway's constitution day, on May 17th, the downtown streets are crowded with people, many of them dressed in national costumes.

Main squares located in Oslo City Centre, Norway

Stortorvet or Grand Plaza -- city centre square just west of Oslo Cathedral. The Cathedral is the main church for Oslo bishopric as well as parish church for downtown Oslo. It is used by The Royal Family and the Norwegian Government for public events like weddings and funerals.

Christiania torv -- square in Rådhusgata in Oslo's old city centre Kvadraturen. It's a beautiful medieval square surrounded by several historic buildings, Oslo's original town hall which is now the theatre museum, and the garrison hospital, the oldest building in the city. The square is also known for its fountain, shaped like a hand pointing to the ground.

Bankplassen or The Bank Square -- Old Town Kvadraturen square bounded by Kongens gate, Myntgata and Kirkegata. Well-known buildings on the plaza are the Engebret Café and Norges Bank's headquarters.

Egertorget -- square with many outdoor cafés located in downtown Oslo at the intersection of Karl Johans gate and Øvre Slottsgate.

Eidsvolls plass -- Eidsvoll square is a public park situated west of the Parliament of Norway Building, south of Karl Johans gate and east of Studenterlunden and the National Theatre.

Jernbanetorget -- large square in front of the central railway station surrounded by many hotels and cheaper hostels.

Rådhusplassen or City Hall Square -- square located between Oslo City Hall and the Oslofjord in Vika.

Sehesteds plass -- square with a fountain in the middle, modelled after Place Vendôme in Paris. It's named after the Governor of Norway Hannibal Sehested.

Universitetsplassen -- city center square surrounded by three buildings of the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

Slottsplassen -- Palace Square located in front of the Royal Palace. In the middle stands a statue of Charles John of Norway and Sweden, sculpted by Brynjulf Bergslien.

More information

# whc.unesco.org -- Grand Place of Bruxelles, UNESCO World Heritage