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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed twice now, once for two nights and 10 days ago for 1 night. It's convenient to the train station - important given I arrived after midnight on both occasions and was clean and tidy. Nothing special, everything simple to keep the price low. Quite happy with it and my wife also stayed in it when she travelled separately

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Thank ricc099
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi ricc099! Thanks for your kind review of our hotel! We are indeed a box! And what do you call a box placed smack in the middle of the city? :-) Nice that you found us to be clean and tidy! We try to provide a simple and modern solution at what we consider to be a fair rate! Thanks... More 

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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good: bed was so comfortable it wasn't funny, location was spot on - walking distance to most places and near the main station, easy check in and out process, common area to relax in. Bad: no face to face with staff if you have questions, very noisy facing the street, shower didn't drain properly and kept flooding bathroom.

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Thank KateM7
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi KateM7! Thank you for your kind review of our hotel! Glad to read that we could serve as a "comfortable" base with a "spot on" location! :) It is true that we have limitied the number of staff on site, that is one of the sacrifices that we have to do to be able to offer a low rate.... More 

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Central, simple, spacious (double room) Easy and simple. Not super neat nor clean but functional and not just a small straight forward room so more fun. I stayed 2 nights. They die not clean the room nor chance towels. Coffee machine in the hallway for 15 krones. Slept good. Silent. Heatsystem in the room was working. Card system easy. Digital... More 

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Thank invious
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi invious! Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel! So glad to read feedback from guests that seems to understand and appreciate our concept! It is true that we do not provide daily cleaning unless requested (NOK 150 per day), but we do clean once every 4th day, and extra towels can be collected free of... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The one bed room is small but it has everything you need. The bathroom takes up 1/3 of the room. The whole check in/out process is done through kiosks and if I didn't need the WiFi password I wouldn't have needed to speak to any employee there. These are my new favorite types of hotels.

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Thank Gregory M
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Gregory M! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! We just love reading feedback from guests that seems to understand and appreciate our concept! Actually, the password to the wifi is stated on the hotel information sheet your receive upon check-in! :) Thanks again for a fantastic recommendation, and we do hope to see you again! Best... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect. The location was a short wander from the central train station and bus terminal and was very easy to find. The location in general was perfect for those who want to go sight seeing. The staff were friendly, helpful and spoke good english. There is self check-in, however, there is also always staff around who are... More 

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Thank Z0e_L_B
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Z0e_L_B! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! We are just flattered and inspired to be branded "perfect"! :) Really appreciate all your kind words and useful information to fellow Tripadvisor users! Also love that you repeat our mantra of "value for money". Why look at a TV when you have your own portable device that you... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for a short break! small but perfectly formed... nice clean bathroom. hairdryers available on request. Beds comfy although we had a double bed two single duvets which is normal in Norway. The attached Café has great coffee

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Thank JaxpPink
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi JaxpPink! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! We just love reading feedback from guests that seems to understand and appreciate our concept! Cool that you also liked the organic bakery and pizzeria that we have teamed up with! Thanks again for a fantastic recommendation, and we do hope to see you again! Best wishes, Citybox Oslo More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location can't be beat - a short walk to the central station, Opera House, and tons of shopping and restaurants. The mattress was very comfortable. The bathroom floors are also heated which was a nice touch! Check in/out was quick and easy too as they have electronic stations. Would stay here again.

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Thank KMarth90
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi KMarth90! Thank you for your kind review of our hotel! So glad that we could provide you with a "great" base for your visit to Oslo! Also nice to read that you liked your mattress and our heated bathroom tiles! Cool that your check-in/check-out was swift and easy also! :) Thanks again for your recommendation, and we do hope... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed by this hotel. If you are happy with using the check in and out interfaces, it is rare that you will see any of the staff during your stay. By removing everything from the bedrooms but for the bare essentials, you can cut costs and pass this onto guests. The option is there for extras of... More 

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Thank Padraig Joseph G
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Padraig Joseph G! Wow! Thanks for an amazing review of our hotel! We just love reading feedback from guests that seems to understand and appreciate our concept, and fun that you left us feeling impressed! We try to be honest rather than to oversell in our marketing, as we prefer our guests to experience something similar as you guys!... More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location of the hotel is perfect and central to everything. Rooms was very clean and came with all required necessities. Bed was very comfortable along with the supplied doona. Bathroom was brand new and very clean. Shower was nice and strong. No tv provided though so if that's important to you, perhaps look elsewhere. Will stay again if we come... More 

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Thank Nightfox03
OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Nightfox03! Thank you for your kind review of our hotel! So glad that we could provide you with a "great" base for your visit to Oslo! Also appreciate that you felt you had everything you needed, and that we delivered on our cleanliness as well! :) Thanks again for your recommendation, and we do hope to see you again!... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Citybox is a hotel I wish was in every big city! THIS HOTEL IS FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO EXPLORE OSlO, if you plan on spending time in your room or are looking for a luxury hotel this isn't for you The hotel is modern but minimalist and the rooms make the most of their space! The luggage hold and the... More 

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OsloCitybox, Manager at Citybox Oslo, responded to this review

Hi Kaitlyn H! Thank you so much for your kind review of our hotel! We totally agree that we are not a valid option if you are looking for luxury! What we try to offer is a simple and modern solution at what we consider to be a fair rate. If you are uncomfortable with the luggage room, there is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Citybox is a modern economy hotel with low prices. Our rooms are cheap because we keep our running expenses down while still offering our guests what they really need: a simple and stylish room with a delicate bath, a comfortable bed, a good chair, a desk and a place for hanging your clothes. Wireless broadband is available free of charge throughout the hotel. Citybox combines simplicity with comfort and low prices. The hotel is located in the centre of Oslo, 5 minutes walking from Oslo S, train staion. If you want to spend your money on something other than a minibar and room service, then Citybox is the place for you. Oslo is full of bars. Why do you need one in your hotel room? We recently teamed up with a cafe that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for all our guests, and also provides a 10% discount for our guests. In addition they also cater to our meeting rooms. The cafe has a direct entrance from the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Citybox Oslo

Address: Prinsensgate 6, Oslo 0152, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo > Sentrum
Price Range: $99 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Citybox Oslo 3*
Number of rooms: 216
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Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Oslo
#12 Business Hotel in Oslo
#18 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
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“I had a room on the 7th floor, which gave me a good view of the city”
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