About this listing
Creative design apt in a classic building with original floorboard and details. With cozy balcony! Located in central east part of town, in a neighborhood that is colorful and diverse with foreign food shops and funky hipster cafes.
Charming apartment in central Oslo, walking distance from city center and the popular Grunerløkka (15min) and Grønland area (5 min) . Quiet street.
Tøyen/Grønland neighbourhood is the most colorful and diverse part of Oslo. Here you find foreign food shops, great indian curry, cool hipster places, funky cafes etc. If you are looking for fancy place to live to match you high-end brands like Prada and Gucci then the west side of town might be more your kind of place. :)
The flat is bright and cozy in an old townhouse with its original fittings (old floorboards and mouldings). The Munch museum (5 min) and the beautiful Botanical garden (5 min) is on your doorstep.
My home has been featured in many interior magazines and on TV shows.
• The flat is on the 3rd floor, so you will get your legs exercised :) NO ELEVATOR!!!!!!!
• Size 72m2
• Master Bedroom with double bed 160cm
• Guest room with single bed 80 cm wide ( I have an extra fold out bed if you are 4 people staying, ok to stay on for a few days. )
• Nice kitchen with all the appliances you need
• Livingroom with eating area
• Bathroom with shower and washing machine. it is starting to look a bit out-dated, but I think you will manage.
• Balcony with room for good friends (sunshine in the morning - 15.30 in the summertime)
I work with design and interior so I love my home and I hope you will as well!
You will access the whole apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I will try to be there on arrival and departure to hand over the keys and give you a tour of the place. If I am not home, friend will meet you or you will have to pick up the keys from a corner shop. And I will be available on telephone if you have any questions during your stay. All guest receive a local guide book on PDF from me with all practical information.
A very central location on the east side of town at Grønland/Tøyen. This is a diverse and colorful part of town. Trendy and up and coming. A lot of nice places to explore in the neigbourhood, Munch Museum, Botanical Garden, the main street at Gronland has many cool places to go out and grab a bite to eat. Also close to the Ekeberg sculpture park and the BARCODE area where the Opera house. If you want to live where the high end fashion stores are, you need to get a location on the west side. :) In my neighbourhood you find the best indian curry dishes! Great beer places! And the best backyard gardens to go party in in the evening or enjoy a good lunch.
Oslo is tiny, so walking you get to see most part of town. Is is close to the central bus station and train station. Closest subway is TØYEN, where all subway lines stops. My place is only two stops away on the subway from the central trains station and 10 min walk away from the central bus station.
Other Things to Note
Please note the apartment is on the 3rd floor with no elevator. Bathroom is ok, but starting to get a bit tired. It is a shower cabinet that is not made for very large people. Some earlier attends have washed it with something so even when it is clean the metal on the side have marks so at first sight you would think it is not clean, but it is! :)
There is only one closet available in the guest room to hang and store your clothes.
No other guest at the place than booked in. No parties. And yes I have neighbors so I expect it to be quiet on weekdays after 10 at night and midnight during weekends. It is my home so please respect my space and my things.
Even though we did not meet Melissa in person she was very welcoming and responsive. The instructions for getting the key and accessing the apartment were easy to follow. Her apartment is exactly as described and is very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and the apartment is full of light. At the other end of the street there is a bus that takes you to Central Station in 5 minutes, and the Munch Museum and Botanic gardens are 5 minutes walk away.
Melissa is really nice and helpful. Her place is very convenient that Kiwi is just 2-3 mins away and the metro station is just 5-7 mins away! :)
Melissa's apartment was a great place to stay. It was a warm home to come back to after a long day in Oslo. Prior to our arrival in Oslo Melissa provided us with extensive practical information about the apartment and Oslo. That was very nice.
I would definitely recommend this apartment to people who would like to visit Oslo.
We had a brilliant stay in Melissa's flat. She was a great and friendly host, communicated well in advance (including some good local recommendations) and met us at the flat on arrival and departure.
The flat itself is beautifully designed (as seen in the photos), was clean and tidy, and was perfect for our visit. It's well located, about 5 minute walk from the nearest metro station, and only a 20 minute walk to the centre of town.
We loved Oslo and think it's an amazing city! Melissa has done a great job with her apartment. We received detailed information which was great.
Melissa was at the apartment to greet us and give us a tour. She welcomed us to use everything in the kitchen and we felt at home immediately. The apartment is so beautiful and cozy and homely (I think the Norwegians would describe it as koselig - I want to transplant the whole apartment back to Melbourne).
We were travelling as two friends, so it was good to have two bedrooms - the beds were comfortable and it was quiet at night.
The location is really convenient - close to Tøyen train station and the tram. Shops and cafés are close by (try the raisin brioche at Kaffebrenneriet in Grønland).
Melissa is very friendly and chatty, and provided lots of tips and directions on how to get around. Her map and 'things to do' guide was really helpful and we enjoyed everything she recommended.
Oslo is expensive so we took advantage of the the kitchen and local supermarket and had breakfast and most dinners at home - the kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could need, including coffee machine and pantry basics.
I highly recommend staying here!
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About the Host, Melissa
A creative girl from Oslo, but citizen of the world. 33 years old. Love travel and exploring new places. And I think airbnb is such a great way to explore the world.
By trade I'm a graphic designer. I am currently head of PR and communication for a big interior shop here in Oslo. And co-owner of an interior/design/architect blog called IDEAS TO STEAL. It is in English, so google and you will find it.
I love my city and would be more than happy to share tips on where to go and what to do here in town.