About this listing
Nice room with a roof window and your own bathroom, in a quiet neighborhood between the airport and the city centre. The room has a continental 150 cm wide bed. Enjoy breakfast, free wifi and access to the TV room with a great view to Kvaløya.
The roof window has a curtain that stops the light from the midnight sun at night. The midnight sun shines on the other side of the house at night time, which also helps.
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. I also have some winter outdoor clothing available - jackets, snowpants, woolen mittens and woolen head garments to keep you warm.
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 guest room, upgraded with a new oak floor (summer 2014) and a comfortable 150x200 cm continental bed (summer 2015).