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TravelPod Member ReviewsPerminalen Hotel Oslo
Though found on Hostelworld, this is actually a hotel that has some rooms in which they put bunk beds and rent out as hostel beds. Actually much of their clientele appeared to be soldiers and cadets, so these dorm rooms likely serve as barracks most of the time. The room was about $10 more expensive ($65/night) than a regular hostel in Oslo (i.e., HI hostels), but since all the hostels in Oslo are pretty pricey, I decided to splurge for an en-suite in a four bed dorm, and full included breakfast to offset the expense of getting lunch in town.
My room was clean and comfortable with a large bathroom. WiFi is available for free in the lounge downstairs, but not in the rooms. The highlight was indeed the buffet breakfast with lots of options. The traditional Norwegian breakfast (bread, eggs, fish, jams) were very tasty, filling and saved me both time and money while on the run in Oslo.
I think for a hostel experience (really being able to get to known people and hang out in common spaces), go for one of the HI hostels, since there was no guest mingling here. However, if you want some quiet alone time and just a simple place to stay, it was a very comfortable experience.
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