About This Listing
Nice room with a roof window and your own bathroom, in a quiet neighborhood between the airport and the city centre. Very comfortable for one person, and it also fits two. Enjoy free wifi and access to the TV room with a great view to Kvaløya.
Welcome to my spare bedroom with a 1,20 meter wide bed and your own bathroom in the top floor of my two storey apartment. It has 3 bedrooms, a TV room, living room/kitchen and 2 bathrooms, at the 2nd and 3rd floor of a large wooden house with 10 apartments.
The bedroom has a closet and a cabinet if you need some space for your luggage. It has a roof window with a nice view to the stars and sometimes the aurora - northern light. It is possible to put an extra mattress on the floor if you want to share the room with someone but not the bed.
The upstairs bathroom is placed across the hallway from your room, and has a shower and a toilet. We use the bathroom downstairs while you are visiting.
Wifi is available, and you are welcome to use the TV room next to the bedroom all day and evenings.
Breakfast with tea/coffee, milk, juice, eggs, bread, cheese and home made jam is served in the kitchen Saturdays and Sundays. You are welcome to fix your own breakfast in the kitchen during the weekdays, because I am off to work in the morning and won't have time to serve you then. The kitchen is only available for breakfast, with some exceptions. Breakfast is included in the room price.
Use of kitchen:
I only have one kitchen in the house, and I do not share the kitchen with my guests, because it would interfer too much with our meal routines, as we live in the house while you are there. But, you are welcome to use the following kitchen equipment all day and evenings:
- You may use the hot water kettle in the kitchen to make yourself coffee and tea, or instant noodles etc. any time. Coffe and tea is included in the price.
- You may also use the microwave in the kitchen for heating food.
- You may use the oven for frozen pizzas/frozen dinners.
- You may have as many glasses of fresh tap water as you like from the glasses you find in my cupboard.
I know that our restaurant and cafe prizes are high compared to most other countries, and that you would want to go for budget meals some days. But you can't plan to use my kitchen for preparing and cooking dinners every day. Instant noodles or ready made/frozen dinners are ok, because they don't require much time or equipment to prepare, and I can use the kitchen meanwhile.
Linens and towels included.
Baby travel bed and baby linen can be provided. Baby high chair available.
Reflector vests, head lights and crampons for your shoes on icy roads are available for you to borrow in winter time, if you like to go for walks on the island.
The apartment is placed in the Bo i Nord/Workinnmarka neighborhood in Tromsø, 3,8 km from the city centre, only a 5 minute drive from the airport. Bus nr. 40 that goes from the airport and to the city centre passes by, just a 5 minute walk from the house to the bus stop. The house is also within walking distance to the University area at Breivika, a 25 minute walk, and a 10 minute walk from the Jekta shopping centre at Langnes.
I live with my 11 year old son and two cats, so if you have cat allergy this is not the place for you. If you like children or bring a child with you, this is a good place to stay!
Welcome to Tromsø!
Guests will have access to the guest room, the upstairs bathroom, the TV room and the kitchen for breakfast, and also to the kitchen for making tea or coffe, or use the microwave during the day or evening.
Interaction with Guests
I usually eat breakfast with my guests in the weekends, and if my guests want to chat and have questions to ask, I enjoy talking with them and answer their questions. I also respect my guests privacy. Most of the time I follow my own schedule for the day, and my guests make their own plans. If a trip comes up and I have to leave the city while you are guests, I always inform you before I leave. I am available by phone or through airbnb while you have the apartment by yourself for a night or two.
The neighborhood is quiet, with a nice vegetation around the houses, not windy in summer time, we have the evening sun - and the midnight sun can be enjoyed from my balcony in the middle of the summer.
Bus 40 goes to and from from the airport, stops in my neighborhood, and goes further on to the city centre. It is easy to get to and from the airport to my place, and the bus drive from my street to the city centre is only a 10 minute drive.
Other Things to Note
On sunny, warm summer days (we don't have too many of them, but it happens!), you are very welcome to use the balcony. If you bring a child, we also have a trampoline outside during the summer season to enjoy.
I offer a cheap and clean accommodation with a private bathroom and good standards, including breakfast, coffee/tea whenever you want, bed linen/towels and wifi. I therefore hope that you understand that I do not offer any further discounts. The price is not negotiable.
Quiet after 10.00 PM.
The kitchen is only available for breakfast.
The host canceled this reservation 63 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We had a great stay at Katrine's, she was a wonderful host! Everything was nice and tidy, she made us feel home and always was there for advice and tips!
Thanks a lot Katrine!
A very nice experience. The host (Katrine& Eilsen were helpful. The room was clean and tidy. Safe and quite neighbourhood. We experienced a true norwegian lifestyle.
We felt just like home in Katrine's house, in which we owned our privacy as well as the freedom. The room was clean, cosy and warm. Katrine was thoughtful and respectful to her guest. This is our first airbnb experience. Fortunately, we chose Katrine's house. You can really see the Norwegian's daily life in a city full of tourism. Isn't it great? Hope that the following travelers can follow the house rule and keep the trust. Thank you Katrine and Urlik. Absolutely recommend.
Det var helt fantastisk å bo hos Katrine i Tromsø! Rommet er stort og rent, med komfortabelt seng, ovn, skrivepult og masse brosjyrer og informasjon om det man kan gjøre i området. Privat baderommet med god dusj er også veldig rent, og utstyrt med alt som man trenger av dusjsåpe, shampoo, håndklær, hårføner osv. Leiligheten ligger i et veldig fint nabolag, med bussholderplassen ikke langt i fra leiligheten og gode bussforbindelser til sentrum og flyplassen. Jeg gikk fra leiligheten til sentrum et par ganger og brukt rundt 45 minutter på det. Jeg fått masse kos fra Katrine sine to katter, som også gjørde meg til å føle velkommen.
Katrine selv er en kjempehyggelig vert - hun lagde en riktig god frokost til meg på lørdag og søndag, og vi fått prate sammen om masse interessant, både om Tromsø og om livet generelt :-). Hun var behjelpelig med spørsmål og tips og var så snill å kjøre meg til flyplassen når jeg skulle reise hjem.
Jeg kan absolutt anbefaler Katrine som airbnb vert og vil gjerne si tusen takk for denne gangen! Håper at vi ses igjen snart. :-)
It was easy to find Katrine's apartment and we received a warm welcome from her and the cats. We had to be up early next morning to get to the airport but Katrine gave us a lift so we arrived at the perfect time. As well as a comfortable bed and our own sitting room there was also plenty of good conversation in the short time were there. Thank you Katrine.
The room and bathroom was very clean and had everything we needed. Katrine's house is a short walk from large supermarkets. She was very helpful, hospitable and responsive throughout our stay. Would highly recommend this place.
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About the Host, Katrine With
The Scandic hotel is a short walking distance from my house, 5-10 minutes by foot. Many of the aurora tour buses stop at this hotel to pick up aurora tourists.
Shopping centre with 120 shops and several places to eat. Open until 21.00 in the evenings, Saturdays until 18.00. Within walking distance from my house.
Local fish shop in Jekta shopping centre with a little meny of affordable hot dishes to eat on the go. Delicious and fresh fish.
Kiosk that sells bus tickets and passes at the K1 shopping centre. Narvesen is open every day 07-22, Saturdays 08–21, and Sundays 11-22. Several other shops in this centre, and a couple of cafés.
Grocery shop, a budget alternative to the slightly more expensive ICA, but without the hot dinner dishes.
Nearby Burger King with drive-in, within walking distance.
Pizza restaurant in Jekta shopping centre.
Pizza restaurant next to the bus terminal in Giæverbukta.
Bakery with a café in K1 Shopping centre.
A good pizza restaurant in the neighborhood.
Giæverbukta bus terminal. Bus nr 40 and 42 goes from Giæverbukta to the city centre. You can go by bus nr 34 to Telegrafbukta, a nice place for aurora spotting. It continues to the city centre.
The airport is a 5 minute drive away from the house.
Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden is focusing on nature and plants in the Arctic or in mountainous areas. Entrance is free of charge. Only a 30 minute walk from my house.
Science centre with lots of fun for children of all ages. At the University area, a 25 minute walk from the house.
Nice walk around the little lake on top of the island Tromsø, in walking distance from the house.
The University in Tromsø, half an hour walking distance from my house. You can also go to the University and the University Hospital by bus nr 22 and 34 from Giæverbukta or Heiloveien.
Explore the Polar history.
Bus nr 40 goes from the crossing Huldreveien/Klimaveien to Fredrik Langes gate in the centre of the town.
Where to ask for everything a tourist needs to know in and around Tromsø. Close to Tromsø Port, in the city centre.
Taste the beer from the worlds northernmost brewery, our local Mack, in Tromsøs oldest pub. Mon-sat op(phone number hidden).00. Take your photo with the stuffed polar bear inside. Souvenir shop next door.
The church is a landmark of Tromsø. In summer time you can enjoy midnight sun concerts in the church, with classical music, every night.
Take the cable car to the mountain Fløya in Tromsø, in summ(website hidden)ves you the best view over Tromsø island and the surroundings.
This is a beach and recreation area in Tromsø, only 15 minutes by bus from my house. Also nice walk along the sea from my house with great view. In winter this is a place you might spot the aurora.
Tromsø Alpine Centre is only a short bus ride from the city centre. You can rent skis and snowboards at the centre. In winter time you might spot the aurora here.
Old farm house turned into cafe and shop. Nice surroundings, good atmosphere. In summer time, you can enjoy your coffee in the garden. You reach it by car.
Beautiful place with a nice local cafe/shop: Bryggejentene. You reach it by car. In winter this is a good place to spot the aurora.
Cafe with nice atmosphere and fantastic view, you can sit on the pier in summer time and enjoy good coffee or tea, cakes and the nature.
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