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Most standard types of accommodation are available in Norway. Choice of accommodation depends on type of transport, location (rural or city), budget and personal preferences.
In the main cities there is a wide selection of hotels, as well as some hostels and pensions. Pensions and bed & breakfast type accommodation is somewhat less common in Norway than in many other countries, and they are only slightly cheaper than hotels.
Hotels are generally clean and reliable. Note that Norwegian hotels are not offcially rated according to the common 1 to 5 star system. According to a 2010 report in Aftenposten there are only five hotels in Oslo that may qualify as five star hotels: Hotel Continental, Grand Hotel, Radisson Plaza, Royal Christiania, and Hotel Bristol. There is a total of about 1050 hotels in Norway, 150 of these are seasonal hotels (open only in the tourist season, usually summer).
In rural areas there are fewer hotels and few american style motels, but there are some "rooms for let" and similar types of friendly, budget accommodation. Camping and cabins are traditionally popular accommodations in the countryside. Self-catering cabins originated as budget accommodation, but luxury cabins starts to dominate. Self-catering cabin is a good alternative for visitors staying several days or weeks, particular for groups of several persons such as families.
There are some 80 Youth Hostels ("vandrerhjem") in Norway offering cheap and clean, basic accomodation, often located along popular tourist routes.