Close to Sofienberg, Grünerløkka, the Munch museum and the botanical garden!
The room and apartment:
It is a small private room, only 6,5 square meters, and is ok for one person who travels independently. The bed is a single bed a little shorter than today's standards, 190cm long and 84cm wide. (Normal standard in Norway now is 200x90) If you are a very tall person it might be a little too short. The room has a desk and a chair, and a little closet with shelves. It is pretty basic, but should be ok for one person.
I live in the apartment myself with my little son. My son is born in the beginning of 2013, so he is still a baby and sometimes he will cry at night. Hopefully this won't disturb your sleep too much, but you have to be aware that I cannot guarantee complete silence the whole night.
I have two listings on airbnb, both of them are bedrooms in the same apartment. Sometimes I have people staying in the other room too, so hopefully you don't mind getting to know other travelers. You share the bathroom and kitchen with us, and you're welcome to use the kitchen to cook, if you want to.
There is wifi if you have your own laptop. The signal might be better in the kitchen than in the room. On weekends and holidays when a lot of people are online, the connection may be slow. Smartphones have had trouble connecting. There is no TV.
This is a non-smoking house. I prefer non-smokers as guests, especially since I have a baby.
There is a supermarket in the same building, and close by there are quite a few other options for food, both groceries, take away and eating out.
The area Rodeløkka and surroundings:
The apartment is located at Rodeløkka, a little area of small wooden houses close to Carl Berners Plass en Oslo, in walking distance to the Munch museum, the botanical garden, Tøyen, Grønland and Grünerløkka areas where there are a lot of cafes, bars and restaurants and a vibrant life both day and night.
Rodeløkka is known for its picturesque old workers houses from the last half of the 19th century, and a stroll through the closest streets have a different vibe from the rest of the city. Still it is located fairly central in relation to everything else in Oslo.
In summer the parks are a good place to relax, have a barbecue and hang out, and the closest ones are Birkelunden, Tøyenparken, Sofienbergparken, Ola Narr and Torshovdalen.
Carl Berners plass is only four blocks away is well connected to the rest of the city with metro (lines 5 and 4/6), tramway (line 17) and buses (no 31, no 20 and no 21 and more). If you get at card for the citybikes, there are three bicycle stations closeby (april - november) - Carl Berners plass, Trondheimsveien 46 and (website hidden)ünerløkka is a few blocks away in the other direction and served by the tramlines 11, 12 and 13 and bus line 30.
I have hosted people before through other sites, and I love to have guests from all over the world. That is a great way to learn about people and places, and if I have the time, I am proud to show off a little bit of Oslo. I speak Norwegian, English and Spanish, understand Swedish and Danish, and understand some German (although I don't speak it).
The place is located so close to the hip Grünerløkka area, the room is clean, the apartment is cozy! Definitely enjoyed my weekend stay at Elisa and Alvin's place.
I spent a week at Elisa´s house and everything was great. She is a great hostess, she helped me all she could and made me feel at home. Also, her little Alvin is so lovely! And he always greets you with a smile when you come home.
It was a perfect stay, Elisa is a lovely person, extremely welcoming and helpful, with a nice sense of humour, fun to talk to, knows a lot about a lot of things and about Oslo. She gave me an impressive intro to Norwegian history and linguistics in five minutes (yes, I had asked for that :-)). Her son is cute, the apartment very tidy and nicely decorated, the room just as I had expected it. Thanks a lot, Elisa, and maybe I'll see you a second time in Oslo - or in Berlin should you drop by.
I had a great time at Elisa's. It felt like home to be there when i was, and it was great to connect also to other guests and to share some meals and conversation. I spent most of my days out and about and came home late at night. Stayed in the smallest room, which was just perfect for that.
I has a very great time at Elisa's house. The flat is perfect and the room as well. I slept so well !
Elisa is an amazing host and a very kind and interesting person, her baby is very cute too !
I had some problems with my flight from London but Elisa was very helpful and made my arrival very easy so I could focus on my presentation.
Thanks Elisa, it was great to meet you and I definitively recommend staying at the house ( great location too ! )
Elisa has a gorgeous apartment in Oslo. As a host, Elisa is warm, welcoming and helpful. The neighborhood is peaceful, friendly and has some great coffee-shops/eateries. The area is well-served by public transport, but it's also in walking distance to the center of Oslo if you prefer to wander around.
Would definitely recommend! :)
I stayed at Elisa's small basic room while working in Oslo. Elisa is a very attentive and helpful host and easy to talk to. The house was quite busy on the weekend with all 3 rooms booked, but everything worked very smoothly with sharing bathroom and kitchen. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Note that the internet only really works in the kitchen.
Elissa was such a wonderful host, she took great care of me while I was in Oslo. She had maps and info books available, plenty of coffee and tea and the room and bed were very comfortable.
Excellent hospitality. Very nice person with her lovely boy. The local is pleasant with plenty of transport options. Thank you very much, Elisa!
Elisa's place was great! It was in an excellent, quiet location. Great food shopping options nearby (7-11, Kiwi, Bunnpris). The apartment/room was clean and quiet. The kitchen and bath were clean, all necessary facilities in the kitchen. Elisa is a very nice and friendly lady who really cares of customer's wishes.