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Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim

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Haraldsheimveien 4, Oslo 0587 Norway
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Oslo Youth Hostel Haraldsheim is located 4 km (2.5 miles) from downtown Oslo, in safe and attractive surroundings with a splendid view of the city and the Oslo Fjord. Haraldsheim is an ideal starting point for seeing Oslo's sights and for forest treks both summer and winter. Haraldsheim has 69 rooms and a total of 268 beds. Most of the rooms are 4-bed rooms which can also be rented as 3-bed, 2-bed and single rooms. En-suite bathrooms are found in 40 of the rooms. Shower areas and toilets are available in the corridors as well. All rooms have hot and cold tap water. Nine of the rooms are specially adapted to accommodate physically disabled guests. Sleeping bags are not allowed. Guest kitchen and living room can be used by all guests. A generous breakfast buffet is included in the price. Haraldsheim Youth Hostel has free parking for cars and buses, and is easy to reach by public transportation.
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Dirk V wrote a review Aug 2021
Ghent, Belgium105 contributions74 helpful votes
The youth hostel lies 4 km away from the city but has easy access by tram 17 ( 5 minutes walk ) or T bana ( 10 minutes walk ) . Free parking for cars . Rooms are ok . Kitchen has 5 tables but only 2 cooking places and three forks in all :) Internet is very weak or non existent in the room - good in hall and kitchen .
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Date of stay: August 2021
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lyndawilson72 wrote a review Aug 2020
East Lothian, United Kingdom433 contributions111 helpful votes
2 adjoining rooms with 2 bathrooms... bunk beds in each room, desk, one chair, kettle, free tea/coffee, hairdryer, TV. Husband/me in one room, 2 teenage kids in the other. Clean, spacious accommodation. Unfortunately due to Corona Virus, got email day before arrival to say main hostel building closed so NO access to kitchen facilities and NO complimentary breakfast .... no info about discount/reimbursement but we were able to have our own bread/Nutella for breakfast in our room instead. Directions for self check in emailed to us. Hostel is 5min walk from metro/bus/tram stop, and then a 20min journey into central Oslo. If you’re looking for budget accommodation at reasonable price this is a good option.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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GrantGroover wrote a review Dec 2018
Dumbarton31 contributions46 helpful votes
A hostel is a given in Norway  if you want to keep prices down and this looked the most central Hostelling Interational option Having stayed in the excellent Montana in Bergen which is overseen by the same organisation, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. This is an extremely well-run establishment with helpful, mature and knowledgeable staff who speak excellent English- it is NOT a party hostel and attracts a broad international  cross section of workers, school parties and students. The buffet breakfast has a generous selection of cold fare While it is not  hotel standard (as it certainly is in HI hostels in Germany), it is included in the price and this is very important in Norway! A guest kitchen is well  used for this same purpose and it is a very attractive environment and possibly the best to get chatting to people in. My double room was in a chalet style annexe and although basic was absolutely everything it should have been. You are not paying here for stuff you are not  using - again this is very important in Norway! If you want a quiet room I would request this area in particular. Where location is concerned the picture is mixed. Haraldsheim is the right side of town from Gardermoen  airport and an easy ride from the Airport if you take the express Flybussen. Grefsen Station is up the hill from the hostel and is a 10 minute walk down. It is also near the T-Bahn at the foot of that hill and two stops down from a sightseeing cluster at Toyen that includes Oslo's Botanic Gardens, the Natural History Museum and the Munch Museum However the tram downtown will take you 15 minutes in total after the 10 minute walk down the hill - so realistically speaking it is at a remove from the more central attractions and has very few amenities of any kind in walking distance, save the REMA supermarket which is ideal if you plan to self-cater. Having said that, I would unhesitatingly recommend Haraldsheim - in addition to the assets I have spelled out, what you save by staying here will make your money go further in one of the most expensive countries on the planet.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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BlackSheep773 wrote a review Dec 2018
Buffalo, New York137 contributions73 helpful votes
For the most part, I enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the hostel was clean, breakfast was adequate (and free), and my room was average for a hostel. They even had frozen, chef-cooked meals available for a reasonable price you could heat up in the huge kitchen. The worst part was the location. You are a little away from the downtown. It's close enough, but it's a 25ish minute journey between the walk to the tram or bus station plus the ride. I never felt unsafe in the area and I even waited for a Nor Way airport bus at 5:30 AM on the side of a highway I had to walk through tunnels to get to. Another plus to the hostel is there's a grocery store with great prices (by Norway standards) a five-minute walk away.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marc N wrote a review Sep 2018
San Francisco, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Hostel Haraldsheim was clean, the staff was friendly, and it was inexpensive. However, I decided to leave after one night because it's just not a good choice for someone traveling alone. In my experience, hostels are great choices for solo travel - they tend to be centrally located in the city, attract other young people, and make it easy to explore the nightlife. This place is none of those things. It's advertised as having great access to public transportation and that's true - but the secret is that it's about a 10 minute walk to the subway, bus, or tram, and then another 25 minutes by tram to the city center (more like 30-40 to the museums). I'm sure it's perfectly lovely if you're in a group, but I chose not to go out at night because I was genuinely concerned that I'd be mugged walking under the highway to get back from the subway at night (yeah, you walk under the highway if you take the bus or subway, and it's covered in graffiti). I also saw very few other young people, and none of the solos were eager to engage in conversation. The free breakfast is a nice feature, but the quality of items is lacking. I'm sure the scenery was beautiful in the 1950s when this place was founded, but in late September 2018, it's on a hill looking out over an expressway that is far from everything else in Oslo. Do yourself a favor and book yourself a hostel or efficiency hotel in Grünerløkka or Sentrum for a slightly higher cost, which is what I did after one night.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
US$59 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Oslo Youth Hostel Haraldsheim
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NorwayEastern NorwayOsloGrefsen - Kjelsås
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim
Which popular attractions are close to Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim?
Nearby attractions include House of Secrets (0.8 km), Odeon Kino (1.2 km), and Peer Gynt Sculpture Park (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lofthus samvirkelag, UMai Sushi, and Sumo Storo.
Does Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Oslo Hostel Haraldsheim?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Norsk Folkemuseum (6.8 km), 22 July Centre (3.8 km), and Oslo City Hall (4.4 km).