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Ellingsens Pensjonat
Ranked #2 of 20 Oslo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 August 2013

excellent service at reception (an exception in the digital days of budget hotels), great living room and kitchen, nice garden (we had a day of sunshine!),friendly staff and a great bed. Oslo has become one of the most expensive places in the world and staying in one of these old style villas in the centre of Oslo at this price level is a welcome change from "the charge you for everything mentality" that most hotels apply. Breakfast was great, nice ambiance and great staff. If you want to sleep in a nice and comfy bed and you want to feel what service still means at this price level we can highly recommend this "renaissance" environment.

Room Tip: pay a little more for a larger room and ask for garden view
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

comfortable, friendly surrounding with nice home feeling atmosphere. Clean, centrally located.
Always nice to stay a few days in this hotel.easy walking distance to the nice places in oslo and the friendly staff is Always there to assist if required. Good breakfast to start the day . for family holdiday or business trip its a great palce to stay. my third time here and will come back for sure

Room Tip: book early as Always quite full
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Veugel100
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I was travelling through Scandinavia with my friend and Ellingsens was our safe trip point.
Our flight was to Oslo and then back home from Oslo so we have stayed 2 nights at Ellingsens and we enjoyed it! We spend a lot of time looking for a hotel before we traveled and if you have done the same you know that prices in Oslo is crazy and we were a bit skeptic about such cheap hotel, we expected the worst to be honest and we were proved wrong! The place was adorable, clean, great staff, really safe neighborhood!
And the location! Everything is very easy to reach by foot and since we had a nice weather we choose to walk everywhere. And the connection with the central station is very easy, there’s a tram stop across the street!
We arrived too early around 12 and the check in time is from 14:00 but it was no problem what so ever! We got to fill in everything then we paid, left our bags in the reception got the keys for our room and we didn’t have to think about it! We didn’t had to plan our day on the in check time or reception opening hours! We went to Bygdoy Island and visited what we have planned to, then had dinner and got back to the hotel around 21 and since we had the keys and our luggage was set in the room by the staff we just enjoyed our day in Oslo with no worries!
We had a twin room in a third floor with shared bathroom and that was good enough for us. There were no lines to get to the shower both times we were there and it was always clean and full of toilet paper, soap and etc.
Breakfast was extra so we choose to go eat elsewhere and when we did we paid way more than we expected or would have paid at the hotel and we couldn’t go back because the breakfast was till 10:00 so the next time we were back in Ellingsens we took the breakfast at the hotel and had it outside in the garden which was very lovely!
The only down side was the extra charge for a Wi-Fi but the girl in the reception said that it will be free soon. I hope that’s true!
I would recommend Ellingsens Pensjonat to anyone that is backpacking and wants to have a good rest before and after your trip and doesn’t want to pay a lot of money for the accommodation and doesn’t want to sleep in some dirty and smelly hostel!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank anonymous0723
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Cramped room with the bed wedged under a sloping ceiling with no room either side to get in or out so you had to crawl up from the foot end, taking care not to hit your head! Shower in the room with clear glass door so you'd be a spectator sport for your roomie, tiny toilet which anyone over 5'5 would have to sit on sideways as there was so little leg room. A kettle, but no mugs and no access to teabags or milk as everything in the kitchen was padlocked, but a fridge and basket full of drinks and snacks at exorbitant prices. It was hot and stuffy in the room so difficult to sleep. Breakfast was extra and served in the kitchen where there was a table seating 6 people and a bar for 3. Everyone else had to eat outside wrapped up in coats and scarves. Not my idea of breakfast!
They gave us no information about how to get there from the station so we had to take a taxi, but going back we found a tram right outside that went straight there. We were due to stay there again before leaving Norway but cancelled as we had had such a disappointing stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lilymermaid
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Norway is expensive but this place is great value - about £80 a night for a lovely double room in a lovely traditional villa-style townhouse - high ceilings, large open windows, wooden floors and traditional furnishings - far removed from modern chain as you can get. It's a 15 min walk from the town centre but in a lovely part of town with a nearby street full of great places to eat, and not far from the famous sculpture park. Right on a tram line too but Oslo small enough to walk everywhere. Take self-service breakfast in the lovely communal dining / living room or out in the garden. This is one of the nicest places I have stayed anywhere. Ask for a room on the top floor - bigger and quieter.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Stoxie
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We had 2 nights here and had a comfortable and pleasant stay. The room was clean, beds super comfy and the decor stylish.
Staff were friendly and I would recommend that you pay for the breakfast because eating out is so expensive in Norway.
Location is very central and not too far from city centre and Vigeland park. Lots of cafes ad restaurants nearby.
For a small fee you can get wifi, but in this day and age I think it should be free.
Overall it was a great place for the price.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
3  Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Great location, tram stop almost at the front door. Down side, tram doesn't stop until midnight, so if its warm and you need the window open to keep cool, all you hear is traffic. The suggestion that I made to the staff was to get block out curtains in the rooms too - sun goes down around midnight then rises again about 4am. Hostel prices, but very clean, sheets/pillow/duvet supplied. I had a double room (2 single beds pushed together) then a single room. Both rooms had tv, kettle & bar fridge. Shared toilet/showers in the hall for most rooms.Staff are awesome! Breakfast was a fee, wifi was a fee, mini bar in the room, also with a fee. 7-eleven was close by to buy food/tickets etc, as well as several restaurants. A short walk to the palace, Oslo central and other attractions. There is a lovely garden to sit in also, although the reception shuts at 1800, so does the garden door, but it is accessable via a gate.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Holtegata 25, Oslo 0355, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Oslo
Price Range: £64 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ellingsens Pensjonat 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Elligsens Pensjonat, feel at home in the middle of the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Opened in 1963, our bed&breakfast has quickly gained a reputation as a place to relax and withdraw from the bustling city life, while offering its rooms at rates for every travelers budget. Our team is always available to help and works relentlessly to provide you with everything to accompany your stay in this beautiful city.The villa itself is located close to the center, only a few steps away from the public transportation and shopping opportunities, offering you a wide array of ways to spend your days.The rooms has been newly in 2014 and 2015. ... more   less 
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