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 Helgesensgate.
Grünerløkka 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).
Allt som Elisa säger i sin beskrivning stämmer. Jag har känt mig välkommen. Wifi fungerar bra i köket och det serveras te varje kväll. Jag skulle gärna pratat med Elisa mer men jag har jobbat så mycket. Elisa är intresserad av människor och känns. Hon har lyckats kombinera rent och städat med ett trivsamt hem. Lilla Alvin är helt bedårande söt! Jag kan verkligen rekommendera detta boende!
I stayed in Elisa's apartment for four nights and really enjoyed it. Elisa is a very friendly, helpful and welcoming host who does her best in making you feel at home. Even her little son is charming and calm and I didn't feel disturbed by him crying once although I'm usually quite sensitive when it comes to noise.
The neighbourhood is very central and safe and you can find restaurants, a supermarket and bus/tram and metro stops within a 5mins walking distance. The view from the room is also very nice and I will certainly book this room again when I visit Oslo the next time!
Elisa was a wonderful host! The room was perfect for one person and very comfortable. It was lovely talking with Elisa and her other guest in the evenings after having spent the day exploring Oslo. She always offered me tea and went the extra length to show me where things were throughout town. Her son Alvin is very sweet too. All in all I had a great stay with Elisa.
I really liked Elisa's place. It was convenient to get to and she was very friendly. Communication was easy and Elisa was there to greet me when I arrived with a cup of tea and to give me suggestions on places to go and things to see. I also saw her in the mornings the next couple days and she was friendly then as well. I liked the room, it was perfect for a single traveler and the bed was very comfortable. I like the location as well but I spent most of my time in other parts of the city... still it is nice how many coffee shops and restaurants were around.
My stay at Elisa's was enriching....she was very welcoming and relaxed about having me and the other guests sharing her space with her and Alvin. She is inclusive and genuinely enjoys the experience and gives great insights into life and living in Norway. The apartment is great and in a vibrant area. It is very easy to reach the centre of Oslo with numerous public transport options....I highly recommend staying at Elisa's! Thank you so much....
Everything was perfect ! Very nice and helping person. Great place and location ! Could hardly expect better. Thanks :)
I enjoyed my stay very much. It is nice and quiet and the host Elisa is very friendly. Her little son meets you with the biggest smile in the world : )
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.
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